T-Mobile USA Targeting 2013 for LTE Launch
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T-Mobile Talks Up Coverage Improvements, iPhone Deals
T-Mobile said it has doubled the number of square miles covered by its LTE network over the last year, according to a blog post written by CEO John Legere. T-Mobile is on track to blanket another 600,000 square miles of area with LTE by the end of the year.
Day late and a dollar short?
I think T-Mobile should commit to building out their native data network big time and to eliminating EDGE for, as a minimum, 3G.
So you are recommending that they disenfranchise existing customers with...
Day late due to at&t
It is very, very obvious that the acquisition process that T-Mobile went through when at&t was trying to buy them would have stopped any network upgrade / rollout plans, or announcements. Probably by more than a year.
You want to blame somebody for this? Blame at&t.