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T-Mobile's CTO: Unlocked Apple iPhone 4S downloads 70% faster over T-Mobile than on AT&T

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T-Mobile's CTO: Unlocked Apple iPhone 4S downloads 70% faster over T-Mobile than on AT&T
T-Mobile announced on Thursday that tests showed that an unlocked Apple iPhone 4S running over the carrier's upgraded 1900MHz pipeline, had 70% faster download speeds than the Apple iPhone 4S running on AT&T's network. The comparison featured the carrier's Unlimited Talk, Text and Data plan against AT&T Unlimited Talk, Text, and 3GB Smartphone Data plan. T-Mobile Chief Technical Officer, Neville Ray, pointed out on the carrier's blog that Apple iPhone users can save $50 a month over AT&T by bringing their unlocked iPhone to T-Mobile, and get a bump in speed as well. 

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray
Meanwhile, T-Mobile has enhanced its 4G service in five metro areas bringing the upgraded service to 23 such areas covering over 100 million people. The new metro areas upgraded on Thursday involve Chicago, including the surrounding areas of: Aurora, Berwyn, Chicago Heights, Cicero, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Evanston, Evergreen Park, Naperville, Oak Park, Schaumburg, Wilmette and Winnetka; Reno, Nevada; Sacramento, California., including the surrounding areas of: Antelope, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Loomis, North Highlands, Rancho Cordova, Rio Linda, Rocklin, Roseville, Vacaville and West Sacramento; Fresno, Califdornia; and Southern California, including: Alhambra, Anaheim, Claremont, Culver City, El Monte, Encino, Garden Grove, Granada Hills, Inglewood, Irvine, La Crescenta, Laguna Niguel, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Newport Beach, North Hills, North Hollywood, Paramount, Pasadena, Redlands, Reseda, Rosemead, Santa Ana, San Fernando, San Gabriel, Santa Monica, South El Monte, Temple City, Torrance, Upland, Valley Village, Van Nuys, Westminster and Wilmington.

T-Mobile customers in those areas, besides being able to run an unlocked Apple iPhone over the network using the Nationwide Unlimited plan, will also notice faster data speeds,improved signal strength and better indoor coverage.

source: T-Mobile via Engadget

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