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1900 3G UMTS is LIVE in Chicagoland as well...
T-Mobile also still scans in on 2G GSM.
I know in some markets T-Mobile has limited spectrum.
Are they going to have enough 1900 spectrum to run both 2G GSM and 3G UMTS reliably?