T-Mobile and AT&T file for spectrum swap

T-Mobile and AT&T file for spectrum swap
AT&T and T-Mobile are swapping spectrum

AT&T and T-Mobile are swapping spectrum

Sports teams do it. Baseball card collecting kids do it. In some cases, grown men have done it with their wives (Google former Yankee pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich). Hold on there, we're only talking about making trades. Now, AT&T and T-Mobile have decided to trade some spectrum, according to the FCC, which made the announcement on Tuesday. PCS (1900MHz) and AWS (1700MHz) spectrum licenses are being exchanged by the carriers. AT&T will also purchase from Peregrine Spectrum LLC some licenses in the lower 700MHz spectrum covering Florida, Minnesota, and Puerto Rico.

In 35 markets, equal amounts of spectrum will be swapped while AT&T will be adding to its holdings in 12 markets. T-Mobile will gain 5 to 10MHz of spectrum in 8 markets and another 10MHz in Spokane, Washington. Recently, the FCC announced that it will auction off another 300MHz in spectrum by 2015. T-Mobile will be in the bidding to pick up some of the AWS spectrum that is up for grabs.


source: TmoNews

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9 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

FIRST! Lol jk. The intro gave me a little chuckle. Sidenote: Alan, you forgot a period on the last sentence in the first paragraph.

2. gregoryyy3 unregistered

No he didn't you clown

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

He did at the time of my post you clown. Also on a side note, 6 people don't understand sarcasm. Oh well.

9. Hlorri

Posts: 40; Member since: May 07, 2008

Seven.

3. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

wait a sec some help me out here. tmo and att are switching spectrum and tmo is trying to get metro........how would that work?

4. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Hey whatever works. I'm noticing 4g connectivity in certain parts of Baltimore already for my unlocked HTC Titan. Good news for T-Mobile customers.

5. mhiharis

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Is it possible to use AT&T unlocked phone on Tmobile network then?

7. johnny9000

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

Yes, although you won't get 4G service in many areas with Tmobile that you would with AT&T, but it's growing.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Read my comment above my friend.

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