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MetroPCS to Cover 95% of Footprint with LTE by 3rd Quarter

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Top message:  Wow Impresive by Jacobsladder375   Apr 26, 2012, 9:59 AM

Replying to:  Re: Wow Impresive by Yankees368   Apr 26, 2012, 11:16 AM


by Jellz    Apr 26, 2012, 11:40 AM

Their LTE network is built on 2.5 MHz blocks, whereas Verizon and AT&T are building on 10 MHz blocks in most areas. Also, 95% of a few cities isn't too impressive. Carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile would cover a large portion of the US to say they had 95% of their coverage area covered by LTE.

Basically, MetroPCS is cutting a lot of corners to get LTE on the cheap. For a small prepaid carrier, that's not necessarily a bad thing (since they have less capital than the big guys), but it's unfair to compare MetroPCS to Sprint or any of the other major carriers.

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