T-Mobile updating network and speeding up 4G

September 24, 2012
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T-Mobile loves its unlimited plans and they're one of the few carriers that still have them around. However, while providing unlimited data is certainly a boon, T-Mobile is currently working on improving and restructuring their network, making their 4G speeds even faster and providing coverage in more places.

The carrier is promising the fastest speeds yet (not counting LTE), thanks to an enhanced 1900 MHz 4G HSPA+ spectrum from AT&T. To lure in those that are sick of not having unlimited data, T-Mobile can't only say they provide true unlimited data, but they have to prove they can provide it with efficiency and aplomb. They're hoping these upgrades will do the trick.

The upgrade is a significant chunk of T-Mobile's $4 billion plan to improve and restructure their network across the US. And what's perhaps even more important, is that all unlocked international devices (as well as AT&T devices) will work on T-Mobile's network now, which means a lot more devices can get T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ speeds that are mighty quick.

It's said that Las Vegas is one of the first cities to get T-mobile's improved network updates -- with 75% of the city's coverage already being worked on. T-Mobile plans to go to other Western cities like Seattle and Los Angeles, while also hitting up the East coast in cities like Washington D.C. and the New York metro area within the coming months.

[via SlashGear]


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  • john

    Hopefully that means I’ll get at least their HSPA+ here. I’m about 20 miles outside of it and only get EDGE.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      20 outside of Vegas? Where. My parents live in Green Valley and get it fine, (except one room in their house I get Edge) and I’m way out by Red Rock Casino and my T-Mobile devices get 4G HSPA+

      Good luck my friend.

  • http://blog.spiceminesofkessel.com/ William

    I hope they don’t take too long to get to Oklahoma, which is usually never high on the list of carrier upgrades. It would be nice to get more than EDGE speeds on my unlocked Samsung Captivate.

  • Juan Garces

    Chicago please?? Please???