Tagged: T-Mobile 4G LTE
T-Mobile and their "boldest moves yet" event is currently underway, and the carrier is announcing all sorts of excellent moves. For one, Jump! is a huge change to the way we've been able to upgrade our devices and probably the biggest move they made. It's certainly bold. However, we want to talk about their 4G LTE initiative as their CEO is on stage sharing plenty of numbers.
T-Mobile seems to have quite a bit going on at the moment, not the least of which is an event scheduled for a little later today. That event is said to be full of some big announcements, however it looks like we have already begun seeing some of them. For example, the LTE coverage has quietly been going live and we have seen those "UNcarrier" plans come available for individuals and family plans.
T-Mobile was planning to launch their 4G LTE network this month, however it looks like they have quietly flipped the switch in select cities. What we have seen is all unofficial at the moment and is said to have come by way of OpenSignal. For those not familiar with the name, OpenSignal is a Wi-Fi and signal-finder app for Android that uses crowdsourced data.
T-Mobile fans. They have huge plans for a 4G LTE network to take on Verizon and AT&T, but new reports are stating their 4G LTE could finally kick off next week. Details have confirmed that T-Mobile could enable their 4G LTE market in Las Vegas as early as next week followed by Kansas City and others in February. Even bigger news is the Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II will be the first devices with 4G LTE support.
Galaxy Note II is officially available here in the US from the folks at T-Mobile, with other carriers coming soon. We've already been enjoying their new "faux 4G" HSPA+ capable smartphone for a few days but now we're hearing of a little surprise under the hood of the Note II. It looks like the T-Mobile Galaxy Note II could in fact support their upcoming 4G LTE network.
T-Mobile plans to launch their own 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) wireless network in 2013 to better compete with Verizon and AT&T. While they are obviously a little behind they've been hitting it hard and have just announced their initial trials and testing will begin this summer, starting next month.