T-Mobile sends out LTE update to the Samsung GALAXY Note II as its new service is set to launch this month
posted by Alan F. / Mar 18, 2013, 9:37 AM
BlackBerry Z10 coming to T-Mobile will also offer LTE connectivity. A test of the network showed speeds as fast as 58.8Mbps down and 25.5Mbps up on a Samsung GALAXY Note II although it should be pointed out that there were no other users sharing the signal. And speaking about the signal, T-Mobile users will have one big advantage over Verizon users. When Big Red customers lose a 4G signal, they are dropped down to 3G. When T-Mobile customers lose the LTE signal, they still receive an HSPA+ 4G connection.
T-Mobile has been able to build out its network using the $1 billion worth of spectrum that AT&T had to turn over after its failed attempt to buy T-Mobile. Additionally, once the reverse merger is completed and MetroPCS and T-Mobile are united, more spectrum will be available to T-Mobile.
source: T-Mobile, LaptopMag via Phonescoop
- Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3100 mAh(15h talk time)
- Display 4.2" 768 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 1800 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
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Great weekend news to here .Tmobile will be getting the GS4 , Z10 and HTC One and now the LTE update .I'm checking mines now . Once the vote goes through on April 12th , they will have more than enough spectrum .Tmobile/Metro FTW.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 10:38 AM 1
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This is great news, as now, all of the Big 4 have LTE and I'm sure all of them will be moving to VoLTE in the near future. Nice to have all of them on a standard. Now if only Verizon and Sprint would move to GSM...
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 2:41 PM 1
Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012
T-Mobile needs to shore the network they have now, before they begin to lose even more customers. People are getting tired of their fickle and unpredictable network. Task number one, should had been to add more towers and improve connectivity, and signal reliability. http://amplicate.com/hate/tmob
http://blog.ninapaley.com/2009 /06/01/why-i-hate-t-mobile/http://alittlemore2life.blogsp ot.com/2012/10/why-i-hate-t-mobile-let-me-count-ways.html
next time the carriers release their quarterly reports, will see how many more customers they lost.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 3:42 PM 0
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