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T-Mobile makes its first LTE markets official

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T-Mobile makes its first LTE markets official
As expected, T-Mobile announced that it has already flipped the switch on its 4G LTE network, which has actually been available in a number of U.S. cities since last week. The carrier's subscribers in Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose, and Washington D.C. will now have the chance to ride on the carrier's LTE network using an LTE-capable device from T-Mobile. These include the Samsung Galaxy Note II running the latest software update, the BlackBerry Z10, which is available for $99 with a Simple Choice plan, or the iPhone 5, scheduled to launch on T-Mobile in a few weeks.  

T-Mobile is planning on rolling out its 4G LTE network swiftly so that no less than 100 million Americans are covered by the middle of 2013. By the year's end, the carrier is aiming to blanket at least 200 million people with its 4G LTE service. With the launch of its LTE network, T-Mobile is paving the way for future network developments, including the launch of LTE Advanced service sometime in the future.

In the meantime, markets where T-Mobile 4G LTE coverage isn't available yet, the carrier's subscribers will remain connected to its existing 4G network based on HSPA+ technology. Chances are that both networks will coexist for a while, thus creating what T-Mobile refers to as possibly the fastest network combo in the U.S.

source: T-Mobile

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