T-Mobile will have 10 LTE devices and iPhone-compatible 4G network by 2014

T-Mobile will have 10 LTE devices and iPhone-compatible 4G network by 2014
T-Mobile will have 10 LTE devices and its 4G network will be compatible with a future T-Mo-branded iPhone by the end of 2013, chief technology officer Neville Ray said at the carrier’s Challenger Strategy conference call.

T-Mobile’s CTO said the carrier will cover 50 major markets with its upcoming LTE network and detailed plans about managing spectrum to best serve the needs of more intensive data networks.

“Our 4G network will be compatible with a broader range of devices, including the iPhone Ray said. Now, this is a clear reference to a 4G iPhone, unless Ray considers the current HSPA+ compliant iPhone as 4G, something Apple has never done. It seems though that T-Mobile's CTO is referring to the roll-out of HSPA+ 3G and 4G services in the 1900MHz range, which the iPhone is compliant with. This is a huge $4 billion investment by the fourth-largest US mobile operator.

The big problem with the iPhone on T-Mobile is the awkward AWS bands that the carrier’s 3G runs on. The iPhone currently doesn’t support them and remains limited to slow EDGE data transfers.

Theoretically, T-Mobile’s LTE network will deliver up to 72Mbps, but we expect the realities to match those of the current LTE networks. That would mean download speeds of between 5Mbpas and 12Mbps.

source: SlashGear

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16 Comments

1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

I am 10 years T-Mobile customers I will stop using T-Mobile this year, due to lack of service in remote areas and shopping malls. I am waiting for T-Mobile to improved their services but never happen. Good bye T-Mobile lost 800,000 customers and more are planning to quit at the end of their contract.

7. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Where are you located?

2. pimpollofelice123

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

"aditionally, it plans to spend $4 billion rolling out HSPA+3G/4G services on the 1900 MHz band which should mean high speed data access (in some areas) for previously unsupported devices like the iPhone 4/4S. Also, since both T-Mobile and AT&T use AWS spectrum for LTE, we could see existing (and future) unlocked devices that are compatible with both networks. " engadget http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/23/t-mobile-lost-more-customers-in-q4-will-launch-lte-in-2013-with/#comments

6. Victor.H

Posts: 1076; Member since: May 27, 2011

Thanks, that's an important detail that makes the picture clearer. I've included it in the article.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

woo hoo!! imported samsung galaxy units, here I come!! no more carrier BS! :) lol

3. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

get some tmobile oooraahhh baby

4. ricking

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

by the end of 2013, tmobile will lose another 1million customers, tmobile is stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime!!!

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

uhh.. that makes no sense. if they dont make changes, they will lose customers.. so they are spending a dollar to make 5.

5. drazyw unregistered

Too little too late. Already left. Pathetic phone choices and compressing images while using data sticks and tethering. No surprise they are hemorrhaging.

8. idanielx

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

tmobile is mad late

9. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

i wouldnt leave my monthly4g for the world. goodbye haters and fair-weather supporters. thanks for decongesting my network, more bandwith for me.

10. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

LOL well said! Only I'm afraid that by getting the iPhone in the future, they will either raise prices or really go out of business, look how unhappy Sprint is now!

11. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Well, I think Sprint has been unhappy for about 3 years now lol!

12. Jphones

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Ha dam right It's that T dash Mobile. All u jacks switchin smh if you actually took care of yo phone got no prob waitin 2 years. Plus HSPA+ is already fast. Just switchin from a Porsche to Ferrari.

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Greater compatibility with AT&T devices I'm all for. But please, keep the iphone off the T-Mobile shelves. I've seen what sprint, verizon, and c-spire had to do to get it, and I'd rather T-Mobile remain unmolested and iphone-subsidy free

16. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Live in Baltimore/Washington area.& only averaged about 1 1/2 mbps. on T-mo. Not 2 mention their pathetic customer support. Switched 2 Verizon in Dec. & average 14 to 31 mbps. Btw if you have T-Mo you don't have 4g. Lmao

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