Coming out of CES 2013, we have some information from T-Mobile. It seems the carrier has announced the availability of the Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan and HD Voice as well as the upcoming release of an LTE compatible Galaxy S III. The unlimited data plan and HD Voice are available as of today, however the release of the refreshed Galaxy S III was left open.
In fact, T-Mobile didn’t reveal anything specific in terms of when that handset would arrive for sale. Of course, with the LTE network not even available at the moment, that doesn’t seem like it would be much of an issue. Moving past the handset news and into the HD Voice. This service has launched and is available for those with a compatible device. The one catch with the HD Voice — users will need a compatible handset. Or more specifically, both parties will need to be using a supported handset to take advantage of HD Voice. For now there are a few available including the Samsung Galaxy S III as well as the HTC One S.
Next topic up, the availability of the Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan. This is a no annual contract offering and is priced at $70 per month. Those choosing to go this route will get 4G data with “no caps and no overages.” And as part of the launch of this new plan, T-Mobile has dropped the price of the LG Optimus L9 which is now down to $199.99 “with no annual contract.”
Touching on the subject of T-Mobile LTE. The carrier has said that they will be launching an LTE network that will reach 100 million people by mid-2013 and then doubling (to 200 million) by years-end. Finally, in addition to the LTE network roll-out, T-Mobile is also still expanding the 4G HSPA+ network and has announced coverage for several new markets to include Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego and Virginia Beach, Virginia.