T-Mobile sends out LTE update to the Samsung GALAXY Note II as its new service is set to launch this month

T-Mobile sends out LTE update to the Samsung GALAXY Note II as its new service is set to launch this month
T-Mobile is pushing out an update today to its customers with the Samsung GALAXY Note II that will allow the device to connect with the carrier's new LTE service. The carrier says that before the end of this month, Las Vegas and Kansas City will both be blanketed with its LTE signal. By the middle of the year, 100 million people will be in reach of T-Mobile's LTE 4G service with that number doubling to 200 million before 2013 is through. Verizon currently is the leader with over 480 markets and 275 million POPs covered with its LTE signal.

Besides the Samsung GALAXY Note II, the version of the 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

Related phones

GALAXY Note II T-Mobile
  • 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)
Z10
  • 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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15 Comments

1. DarkShadow

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

great news

2. xDrizzyXx

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 28, 2011

Finally ahh :D I've been waiting for this day forever

3. ghostnexus

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Awesome! but to bad I like my coverage also out of the city

4. LiveFromMN

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

My note 2 is rooted so I wont be able to get the update pushed to me, but once someone gets it to their phone will they confirm below with their location and if they are receiving lte or not

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I'm kinda kicking myself for not waiting until my contract with Sprint ended to get a new phone. I was wanting to get the Note 2 on T-Mo, but I unfortunately resigned a 2yr with Sprint.

7. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

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.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Impressive LTE speeds. Can't wait to upgrade to the GS4 for LTE goodness. :)

10. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

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...

13. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

@Jyakotu in 2014-15 CDMA will no longer exist in the Americas.I'll have the article link up shortly.

11. JunitoNH

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/tmobile http://blog.ninapaley.com/2009/06/01/why-i-hate-t-mobile/http://alittlemore2life.blogspot.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.

12. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

seriously? if the company sucks so bad, let it defeat itself...no need to troll with this nonsense.

14. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Calm down man . It's not that serious

15. gagdude

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

notice how those are all blogs. hardly reputable. in addition, one of the articles is from 2009

16. mrmooresince19xx

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I'm loving t-mobile tenacity...

17. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

This is a lovely situation for Galaxy Note 2 owners. Great job tmobile.

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