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T-Mobile testing LTE in Kansas City?

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T-Mobile testing LTE in Kansas City?
T-Mobile is apparently testing 4G LTE in K.C.

T-Mobile is apparently testing 4G LTE in K.C.

Back at CES in Las Vegas, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said that after the carrier turned on its first LTE market in Las Vegas, it would then turn its attention to Kansas City. Based on a screenshot showing the Speedtest.Net results of an unlocked AT&T branded Samsung GALAXY Note running on T-Mobile, it would seem that the carrier is testing Kansas City right now. The results of the test showed 10Mbps down and 5Mbps up on a 5X5MHz configuration. This maxes out at 37Mbps and 12Mbps down and up respectively although the LTE pipeline will be running at 10X10MHz when the system is ready for public use.

Yes, this is a lot slower than the 42Mbps HSPA+ that the carrier does already offer in certain areas. But this is just a test and we're sure that when the service is turned on for real, the speeds will be higher. The server, for those keep track of such things, was in Wichita and the phone was on Band IV which covers the 1700MHz and 1900MHz frequencies.

source: XDA via TmoNews

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posted on 29 Jan 2013, 20:25 1

1. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Is Tmobile finally going to put a stop to the carriers monopoly?

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 20:26 1

2. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6139; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Kansas city here i come. its lte finally

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 20:28 3

3. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Tmobile unlimited LTE + Google Fiber. We all need to move to Kansas City.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 21:01

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7370; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Can't wait for LTE in Chicago. Please deploy by April so I can buy myself Galaxy S4 as a birthday present!

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 21:20

5. yyuu1000 (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


get lte in los angeles

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 22:18

6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3881; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Kansas city is a speed demon's dream right now. T-Mobile LTE testing and Google Fiber, wow. I should just move there, get Google Fiber, and wait for T-Mobile to launch it's LTE network, then get a Razr X when it launches. It'll be a beautiful thing.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 23:20

7. MartianMe (unregistered)


what?... TM's lte plus unlimited plus no contract... this is nice... now all they need is some alliance with google fiber n i'll call it the day. is every android geek's wet dream.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 02:05

8. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Tmobile rules period.

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