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T-Mobile EDGE Network Nearly Complete

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Sep 1, 2005, 2:52 PM   by (staff)

T-Mobile today said they have already launched EDGE data on 90% of their GPRS network. Yesterday changes on the carrier's website revealed they expected to complete their EDGE network by the end of September. On the first day of the month, the network is already 90% complete. As with Cingular, which has already launched EDGE over most their network, data prices will remain the same despite the fact that EDGE is capable of speeds up to four times faster than regular GPRS.

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Sep 2, 2005, 1:07 AM

That was fast

Wasn't CDMA supposed to be the easy-to-upgrade technology, where pretty much a software update would take you to the next level? EV-DO has been available to consumers for at least 3 years, and Verizon Wireless is still overlaying, and it is pretty much the first carrier to do so (not only VZW, but they're the most aggresive one in terms of EV-DO).

T-Mobile seems to be a doing a good job with this, like "poof", and it's up and running...
Actually, YEAH?!...hmmm, you do have a good point there; since you've mentioned it, it has come to my attention as well. T-Mobile did upgrade pretty fast. Now, it leads me to wonder if they could uprade even further, possibly to 3G, to at least keep...

Sep 2, 2005, 1:28 PM

T-Mobile's Info to employees

On September 1, the majority of T-Mobile’s network was upgraded to a new technology called Enhanced Data for Global Evolution, or EDGE. Our customers who have EDGE-enabled handsets will now get up to four times faster data rates compared to what they experienced on GPRS.

The launch will establish EDGE coverage within approximately 70 percent of our existing GPRS coverage area in major markets.

T-Mobile does not plan to increase prices for customers to use EDGE, as the service will be a seamless improvement to their existing GPRS coverage. However, customers will need to have EDGE-enabled handsets to experience the increased data speeds associated with the network. T-Mobile already offers two devices that support EDGE - the Nokia 3220 ...

Sep 2, 2005, 11:33 AM

Nice job...

This will definitely help Tmobile's appeal...at least in my eyes it will.

Sep 1, 2005, 3:11 PM


this is quite impressive, already 90% done!
& the prices are staying the same!

out of curiosity, how much does cingular charge for unlimited EDGE usage???
$4.99 for 1m, which is more than 95% will ever need, $9.99 for 5m which covers a remaining 4.8% of customers, and then there's 10m at $14.99 which is capable of covering 2/3 of the remaining .2% of media net customers, and the other 1/3 of .2% can get...
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