T-Mobile Offers Update on HSPA+ Progress
T-Mobile sent word today detailing progress on its HSPA+ network rollout. HSPA+ is currently available in Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey and D.C., with new markets, including L.A., launching in the near future. T-Mobile still expects its HSPA+ network to cover 100 major metro markets with 185 potential customers by the end of the year. The carrier also mentioned that the Garminfone and myTouch 3G Slide, the two newest Android phones, will use 7.2Mbps networking, and most 3G phones on T-Mobile's network will see benefits from network improvements across the board.
Verizon Debuts Global Jetpack with LTE-A and Support for 15 Connected Devices
Verizon Wireless this week announced the MiFi 7730L Jetpack, a global mobile hotspot that provides wireless access to WiFi devices in the U.S. and around the world.
T-Mobile Cutting HSPA+ from Its AWS Spectrum
T-Mobile is more aggressively transitioning its HSPA+/UMTS service from its 1700 MHz AWS-1 spectrum to its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum. Moving HSPA+ service to 1900 MHz clears up more room in the 1700 MHz band for LTE.
MetroPCS CDMA Network to Go Dark in June
T-Mobile intends to shutter MetroPCS' legacy CDMA network by late June, according to information on the carrier's web site. The company recently said it had three major metro markets — and about 500,000 customers — still using its CDMA network.
Sprint Flips On 3-Channel Carrier Aggregation for iPhones and Galaxies
Sprint gave some of its high-end smartphones a speed boost this week. The company added 3-channel carrier aggregation to the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and the LG V20 and G5.
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I guess the question on some Tmo's customers minds is: what phones out there now can take advantage of the faster network? N1? XT?
The info is out there, I am sure. I like the android garmin phone, personally. It depends on how good it really is, though. I am looking to upgrade my aging G1.
Interestingly enough, now that Vzw and Sprint are dropping the N1 from their line up, I wonder if Google will lower the price of their Nexus1 in order to gain more share. That should be an interesting conversation.