T-Mobile to promote its HSPA+ pipeline as "America's largest 4G network"

T-Mobile to promote its HSPA+ pipeline as "America's largest 4G network"
As we have reported, T-Mobile is about to rename its speedy HSPA+ network as a 4G network. Even though the pipeline doesn't fit the U.S. definition of what would be considered a 4G network, it appears as though T-Mobile stores are beginning to receive new signage and promotional material that calls the service "America’s largest 4G network".

Currently, Sprint is the only U.S. mobile operator that promotes having a 4G network and offers 2 handsets that are enabled for use on the pipeline-the Samsung Epic 4G and the HTC EVO 4G. T-Mobile has recently launched its first HSPA+ enabled device, the T-Mobile G2, which can handle speeds up to 14 Mbps, and has announced that it will release the T-Mobile myTouch 4G on November 3rd.

The carrier's HSPA+ network currently tops out at 21 Mbps, nearly double what Sprint is claiming for its WiMax 4G service. T-Mobile is continuing to upgrade its broadband network and is expected to double its speed to 42 Mbps by next year.

All of T-Mobile's current Android lineup and 16 of its current 3G models are compatible with HSPA+. The number 4 carrier in the U.S. currently  offers its faster service to 100 million people and hopes to double that by the end of the year. You can check to see if your area has 4G speed by heading to the carrier's coverage map and type in your address.

source: AndroidandMe

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