T-Mobile to update certain devices to make them compatible with faster 700MHz band

T-Mobile to update certain devices to make them compatible with faster 700MHz band
T-Mobile is already known for having the fastest 4G LTE data speeds. Now, it turns out that several handsets and tablets that can connect to the 700MHz band, will achieve even faster speeds when using the carrier's 4G LTE pipeline. Certain models are compatible right now with the low frequency band including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.

The Nexus 6 will receive an update allowing it to be compatible with the 700MHz band early this year. In May, the Samsung Galaxy Avant and the Sony Xperia Z3 will receive the update. And sometime this year, the ZTE ZMAX will follow suit.

Tablets that are compatible with T-Mobile's 700MHz LTE coverage include the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. One other device, the T-Mobile 4G LTE HotSpot Z915, also supports the 700MHz band.

Last year, T-Mobile swapped cash and some AWS and PCS spectrum with Verizon, in exchange for 700MHz spectrum. The low-band signal travels farther and also has an easier time penetrating buildings.

source: T-Mobile via TmoNews

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