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T-Mobile to Transition 3G from AWS to PCS and Use AWS for LTE

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Good for ya TMO!!!

andy2373

Feb 23, 2012, 12:34 PM
AT&T deal fell through, now pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep people employed. Good on ya! Cool
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dabbler

Feb 23, 2012, 2:37 PM
Now we just need to hear how T-MO plans to still serve the millions of its customers with recently bought 4G handsets. Not all of them are planning to get rid off them for a few more years.
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compulov

Feb 23, 2012, 3:03 PM
I was wondering if all (most?) of TMobile's existing devices are able to do HSPA+ over 1900 mhz as it is. I also wonder if this means they might start expanding their 3g network to areas they didn't have AWS spectrum available previously.
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Tofuchong

Feb 23, 2012, 4:22 PM
Some of the newer devices like the Exhibit II support HSPA+ over 1900. Also, if they do transition 3G to 1900, iPhones will be able to get 3G t-mo service, which may be a pointer that T-Mobile will be getting the iPhone after all. If T-Mobile has a 1900 3G network, then no change would need to be made to the iphone. Great changes I think.
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mnassour

Feb 25, 2012, 11:05 AM
Given the HUGE amounts of money that AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are making off the iPhone Rolling Eyes, I don't think TMo wants to go down that path anytime soon.
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dabbler

Feb 23, 2012, 6:13 PM
Some of the newer 4G phones do have the 1900 band in them once the phone is unlocked.
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MarryTheNight

Feb 23, 2012, 9:13 PM
dabbler said:
Some of the newer 4G phones do have the 1900 band in them once the phone is unlocked.


You know this could work out for T-Mo. They don't carry the iPhone officially but I know many owners who use the iPhone on T-Mo will be very happy to have 3G once they deploy on the 1900 PCS band. Not a bad plan.

T-Mo can also use Multiflow for their HSPA+ as well. The only thing that would suck is that the phones would have to compatible for it Sad
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Versed

Feb 23, 2012, 10:56 PM
And just hope Nokia doesn't lock it up for their own use, and those they deem worthy.

All in all this is great trend, I don't use TMO, but them being stronger is good. Also them getting an iPhone (please no hate, this is not a pro or against thing) that would work on 1900 hspa+ which is currently within their spec's means they could include it in their stable, and attract more customers.
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WiWavelength

Feb 23, 2012, 11:03 PM
compulov said:
I was wondering if all (most?) of TMobile's existing devices are able to do HSPA+ over 1900 mhz as it is


Starting last year, some T-Mobile branded devices included W-CDMA 1900 (band class 2) capability. Going forward, most/all T-Mobile branded devices will do so.

compulov said:
I also wonder if this means they might start expanding their 3g network to areas they didn't have AWS spectrum available previously.


AWS availability is not the problem. T-Mobile has held AWS spectrum fully nationwide since the FCC AWS-1 auction in 2006.

AJ
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