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T-Mobile's CTO sees the carrier's first LTE market running in 2 to 3 weeks

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T-Mobile's CTO sees the carrier's first LTE market running in 2 to 3 weeks
Las Vegas could be welcoming T-Mobile LTE service soon

Las Vegas could be welcoming T-Mobile LTE service soon

T-Mobile customers will be excited to hear that the carrier's CFO, Neville Ray, has just stated that the mobile operator plans on going live with its first LTE market in just two to three weeks. The city covered by the first T-Mobile LTE signal? Las Vegas, where the announcement originated from during CES 2013. Those with a sense of the history of the nation's fourth largest carrier will remember that Sin City was where T-Mobile first offered 3G service back in 2008. Las Vegas also was where T-Mobile first upgraded its 1700MHz spectrum last year to allow unlocked Apple iPhone users on T-Mobile's network to experience 3G speeds.

T-Mobile will be the last of the four major U.S. carriers to build out an LTE network. Verizon has the service available in over 400 markets, followed by AT&T and Sprint. T-Mobile's new LTE customers should notice data speeds up to ten times faster than what they had been getting on 3G. T-Mobile will also be the recipient of LTE pipelines currently owned by MetroPCS when the merger between the two closes later this year.

source: TmoNews

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posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:20

1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6250; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Hopefully they will put out their first LTE DEVICES for 2013

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:42

4. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2118; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


They already have. The Note 2 is LTE compatible & supposedly, newer S3's are too.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 10:57

9. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


I spoke to Tmobile rep and he said that the current GS3 will be LTE enabled and will work on the LTE network

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 17:54

6. skymitch89 (Posts: 1044; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


The Note 2 is apparently compatible with T-Mobile's LTE network, but will need an update, or be taken into a T-Mobile store, to have LTE enabled on the device.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:09

7. Lboogey6 (Posts: 264; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


exactly the s3 shows it in the mobile network settings

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:47

8. archangel9 (Posts: 230; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)


You will be getting a update for LTE on your Note 2.Even the GSIII will be on LTE

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:23

2. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


This is happening earlier than the original proposed date right?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:40

3. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I've read mid-2013 before, so this sounds a bit early.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:49

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


Hope the nexus 4 runs that late

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