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T-Mobile Moving Quickly To Launch LTE

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For real?

MarryTheNight

Jan 8, 2013, 11:32 PM
The company will launch its LTE network with an amount of spectrum equal to AT&T and Verizon, and double that of Sprint's current LTE deployment.


Where they get all that spectrum? Did AT&T really have that much to give? $hit way to go T-Mo!
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Tofuchong

Jan 9, 2013, 8:42 AM
What you read is correct, sir. Also, it is very important to note that with T-mo having the same amount of spectrum as Verizon & At&t, but having millions of fewer subscribers, their speeds will be ridiculous. It's also already been pointed out their hardware is LTE-A compatable.

Verizon better watch out.

You can also check out T-mobiles spectrum holdings at the FCC website.
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Jayshmay

Jan 9, 2013, 10:28 AM
And straight from a Verizon customer, I am considering switching to T-Mobile in May/June when the Galaxy S4 launches.

I'm just trying to get a testimony from a NON-T-Mobile employee who lives in Connecticut how Tmobiles network is, in Connecticut, New Britain Hartford area. But the whole state as well.

I need to free up some cash for other expenses like gas for my car and payments on my credit card.
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MarryTheNight

Jan 9, 2013, 1:17 PM
Jayshmay said:
And straight from a Verizon customer, I am considering switching to T-Mobile in May/June when the Galaxy S4 launches.

I'm just trying to get a testimony from a NON-T-Mobile employee who lives in Connecticut how Tmobiles network is, in Connecticut, New Britain Hartford area. But the whole state as well.

I need to free up some cash for other expenses like gas for my car and payments on my credit card.


I'm in the same predicament sort of. My Verizon contract is up in May. I just may give T-Mo a shot. I like what I'm hearing from them. Only I'm in NYC so coverage is great no matter what and I only travel to and from major metro areas. So it might work out for me. Much as I love Verizon and...
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Jayshmay

Jan 9, 2013, 4:25 PM
Tmo seems to be a good company, I know someone who has been with then since 08, he's happy with them.
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KOL4420

Jan 9, 2013, 7:45 PM
Yeah I have been with them since 04 when I got my first phone crappy slider then the Sidekick and what not. I hated them back then I love them now. When I had a contract with them it was one head ache after another, billing errors, insanely priced plans, etc. Now I have their no contract unlimited 4G plans Couldnt be Happier! Very Happy.

With this information and their new unlimited 4G plan with no caps its exactly what I have been wanting from a cell phone carrier since I got a smart phone in 07 with my G1 Razz
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tatenateo

Jan 9, 2013, 10:57 PM
Your also forgetting the fact that T-Mobile makes you pay FULL cost for their phones. That $70 plan can quickly turn into a $80 or $90 plan depending on the phone you get. Great, so you considering doing that, say your phone goes out and you don't have insurance within a couple months. Their topples another payment on your account for two more years make the plan even more expensive. And not to mention the barely descent coverage they have. You can expect to quickly drop from 4G to 2G from the main part of a major city to the outskirt. All T-mobile is good for now is their Unlimited plan. Everyone on AT&T or Verizon choose their carrier because they are willing to pay for better service which you will get. You might as well switch consideri...
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Jarahawk

Jan 10, 2013, 1:32 AM
Damn. Troll much?
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srich27

Jan 10, 2013, 9:17 AM
I gotta agree with Jarahawk, troll much?

YOU are forgetting the fact that, even paying full price for a high-end smart phone, you're still going to pay considerably LESS with a T-Mobile plan over 2 years than you will with AT&T or Verizon. And by "outskirt" you mean the boonies many miles outside of where the city ends, and that assuming you're not leaving the city on a major highway (in which case you're also covered). You're also forgetting that (at least here in DFW) T-Mobile's "fake" 4G is actually FASTER than Verizon's LTE. Also, if you break your phone in ANY contract you're going to have to replace it yourself, so I don't know where you're coming from there. You could always spend the $7/mo to get the handset insurance if you'r...
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TDBearCT

Jan 11, 2013, 8:48 AM
... with the previous two posters. T-Mobile is honest about how phone subsidies work, and if you have the ability to pay up front for your phone you can save a significant amount of money over the lifetime of a contract (or potentially go contract free for a similar price point).

Insurance is not bundled with other carriers-- if I did not pay for insurance on my AT&T or Sprint phone I'm in the same boat as a T-Mobile customer.

And if you're on a contract plan, T-Mobile will roam on other carriers networks in remote areas (assuming there is GSM coverage of some kind). When I was on contract, I even saw roaming on AT&Ts GSM network in some places. And as srich27 said, you always have coverage on highways (since the carriers back in the e...
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Tofuchong

Jan 12, 2013, 2:08 PM
Even if you buy the most expensive phone that T-mobile sells for full price, going on one of the value plans will cost hundreds less, and less than comparable plans from Verizon or at&t. Don't believe me? Check the plan / phone prices and do the math yourself.

You get what you pay for. You won't get a Cadillac network if you're paying for a Chevy.
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TDBearCT

Jan 10, 2013, 10:35 AM
I was a long time T-Mobile customer who switched to AT&T a number of years ago. T-Mobile had surprisingly solid 2G coverage throughout Connecticut, with the only dead spots being areas of the Litchfield hills.I cannot comment on their HSPA+ network because my current phones do not support AWS.

It should be noted that as of today T-Mobile has not refarmed any of their HSPA+ network to the cellular / PCS bands in CT, the first step to having LTE available in the area. Once they do both of those, my primary phone (unlocked AT&T Galaxy S3) will operate on both their HSPA+ and LTE networks and my secondary phone (unlocked iPhone 4) will run well on their HSPA network.

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KOL4420

Jan 9, 2013, 3:58 PM
I am using a ATT Note 2 on Tmo. Using their HSPDA+... Holy wow! 10MB download... Thats faster then my time warner Cable 2MB download lameness... Looks like im cutting the chord on Time Warner.
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Zpike

Jan 10, 2013, 3:15 PM
Is that 10 MByte? or 10 Mbit? Big difference there.
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