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T-Mobile's LTE pipeline all set to roll in Vegas, and in Kansas City; carrier raises projections

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T-Mobile's LTE pipeline all set to roll in Vegas, and in Kansas City; carrier raises projections
Back in the middle of January, it appeared as though T-Mobile would be flicking the switch on its first LTE market in Las Vegas. At CES, the carrier's CTO Neville Ray had even said that the LTE service in Vegas was just two to three weeks away. But nothing was ever announced. Now, the nation's fourth largest carrier's press release relating to its latest earnings report slipped in a statement that T-Mobile's "LTE networks have been completed in Las Vegas, NV and Kansas City, MO and are ready for customers as LTE devices launch in 2013."

The Samsung Galaxy S III will be re-launched as an LTE enabled model for T-Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy S III will be re-launched as an LTE enabled model for T-Mobile

Things are going so well for T-Mobile that the carrier is accelerating its rollout. It now expects 100 million people to be covered by its 4G LTE service midway through the year with 200 million people covered by the end of the year. As we already pointed out, T-Mobile is rolling out its 4G service in the same order as when it refarmed its 1900MHz spectrum to HSPA+. That means that the order of T-Mobile's LTE launch should go: Las Vegas, Kansas City, Baltimore, Houston and Washington D.C. 142 million customers are now covered by 4G over that band with Orlando, Florida and Richmond, Virginia now part of that 1900MHz 4G coverage. Overall, 225 million T-Mobile subscribers are covered by the carrier's HSPA+ pipeline. Ah, yes, was it really nearly 27 months ago that the ITU said that HSPA+ was 4G?

The latest T-Mobile roadmap shows LTE phones allegedly being released by the carrier on March 27th including the Samsung Galaxy S III, which the rumor says will be re-launched as an LTE device for the carrier on that date. March 27th was also supposed to be the launch date for the LTE enabled BlackBerry Z10, although the Canadian manufacturer is now saying that its all-touch model is just a few weeks away from hitting the states. The Samsung GALAXY Note II is also just a software update away from supporting LTE for T-Mobile customers.

source: T-Mobile via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 01 Mar 2013, 00:29 2

1. Bernoulli (Posts: 1436; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


We t-mobile customers are the true winners here, release 10 equipment, LTE advanced, best of all, 20 $ for truly unlimited data, can I get an amen?

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 01:45 1

2. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


bring it to CALI baby!

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 02:36 1

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Can't wait until it comes over to Florida

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 07:54

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7589; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Waiting for LTE here in Chicago. :)

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 08:32

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


LTE in Los Angeles biggest market on the west cost

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 09:40

7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2115; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I'm wondering when T-Mobile plans on releasing the LTE update to the Note II. It can't be a particularly difficult one to push out. I'll be annoyed if their LTE comes to my market & they haven't released it yet.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 02:14

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


They probably have it ready, they're just waiting for their LTE network to go live.

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 19:50

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


Got my Note II ready and waiting

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