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T-Mobile Launches 3G Network in Las Vegas

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Aug 6, 2008, 7:37 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Today T-Mobile announced the launch of its 1700MHz AWS 3G network in the Las Vegas market. Customers with compatible phones will be able to use the 1700MHz spectrum for voice and UMTS 3G data services. Phones that support T-Mobil'es 3G will automatically find the 3G network. T-Mobile also said that it will be expanding its 3G footprint to 20 additional markets by the end of the year, and is preparing to announce an HSDPA-capable phone and "new and compelling data-centric, all-in-one devices." T-Mobile did not elaborate as to what those devices would be. Nor did it say which specific markets it will be adding.

source: T-Mobile




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Aug 18, 2008, 5:03 PM

3G phone

Anyone know the phone that will be released for teh 3G network. I heard rumors of the RIZR Z10. Can anyone confirm the new phone to be release BESIDES the HTC Dream?

Aug 7, 2008, 12:10 PM

1700 and 2100?

Being that TMobile bought spectrum in both the 1700MHz and 2100MHz blocks, are both available in Vegas (and all other already\soon to be launched markets)? The article only lists 1700MHz as being live but I have a Nokia N70 that supports 2100MHz and live in Denver (yet to be laucnhed) but was hoping that it would work.

Looking at the current lineup of 3G phones TMobile carries, Nokia 6263(Dual-band WCDMA 1700, 2100), Nokia 3555(Dual-band WCDMA 1700, 2100), Samsung T639(WCDMA) - the Nokia's support 2100 so you could specualte that a 2100MHz only phone would work. Anyone in Vegas or NY have a 2100MHz phone that is working?
3g is dual band, it uses one frequency for uplink and another for downlink. The N70 will not work because only one of it's frequencies is available on the phone, not both.

Aug 11, 2008, 11:19 AM

a different view...

I see how many ATT and Verizon customers throw in the suck factor towards Sprint and T-mob but if you look at the topography of coverage for the 4 major carriers in the U.S., an interesting thing happens. ATT and Verizon supposedly have 3-5 maybe even 6 times the in-home coverage of Sprint yet oddly enough each only have quite less than double the subscribers. this would technically make Sprint larger by concentration of area. so does sprint really suck or is it that some of Att and verizon's customers are with them because of lack of choice? Hmmmmm. makes you wonder.
that is quite an analysis and makes debate sense. I'm sure there will be some questions on those figures but it is an argument why Verizon and ATT swap assets. they undoubtedly know that Sprint and Tmob are bigger competitors than their customer base ...
AT&T and Verizon have much larger physical networks that reach less densely populated areas. That's why the multiplication doesn't work out.

Sprint simply chooses not to support the people that it requires actual effort to support. It's much chea...
Tmo Slave

Aug 6, 2008, 4:22 PM


There are so many haters on here. All they do is cry, like babies, about how much T-mobile sucks. They say stuff like T-mobiles coverage sucks, their phones suck, and there service is behind the times.

Yeah thats why T-mobile is the only carrier to offer perfect coverage in any house with a wifi connect. Offer $10 unlimited home service and the lowest rates out of any carrier. True we are behind on 3G but thats not our fault the government was dragging its feet on giving up the spectrum. No company is perfect on their coverage and certain companies work better in certain areas. As for phones sorry we don't try to flood the market with iphone wannabe rip offs(verizon 😉 ).

Once we get our 3G running what are the idiots going ...
Once we get our 3G running what are the idiots going to complain about?

Probably that you don't have 4G, because at the rate that T-Mobile is moving it looks like everyone else will have moved on by the time TMo has their ...
Whoa, buddy! 🤨

Let me be the first to let you know that since january Sprint had launched limited market Airave service, and as of july 30th made available nationwide and - guess what - teh add on plans start at $5 versus your $10!
once you have 3g coverage going strong Verizon will have 4g LTE deployed in several citys and you will be again years behind the curve.
T Mobster

Aug 6, 2008, 11:50 AM

3G: 101

Ok let me educate you people who wanna post idiotic stuff over the internet and have no clue whats really going on. It's not our fault we don't have 3G yet in all markets. We purchased the spectrum from the government. They have been taking their sweet azz time getting off that spectrum which is needed in order to broadcast 3G, I mean it's the government what is T-Mobile supposed to do? Order them to get off the spectrum immediately? T-Mobile has been ready to go for a long while. However our service is reliable and clear as well as affordable. T-Mobile also has home phone service for $10/month....unlimited nationwide calling with all the features.
Yeah we know all that but they still got into the 3G game way late, you can't just blame Uncle Sam. Tmobile is behind in so many ways, noone really takes them serious. It's just funny! But right on go teenmobile! 🤣
T Mobster said:
T-Mobile has been ready to go for a long while. However our service is reliable and clear as well as affordable. features.

Uh, no its not... I was talking to my friend [here in Vegas] who happens t...

Aug 6, 2008, 9:22 AM

welcome to 2005 T-Mobile

*golf clap*
Get a life. If this doesn't affect you, why bother posting at all? 🙄
MidnightDT said:
*golf clap*

🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 Exactly who is tmobile?
are you "Sir Charge"?

Aug 6, 2008, 12:39 PM

It's amazing...

how passionate people are about the carriers they are with. I too am that way. but I think people in general these days are so groomed and brainwashed into paying more for something that other carriers offer for a cheaper price. lets be honest. Tmob may not have the coverage of verizon or att but Tmob has a great customer base. why? because their customers realize they don't need to pay extra for something they don't use. why pay more money a month for a carrier because they have service in the desert. same with sprint. not as much in-home coverage as Verizon or att, but a lot of bang for the buck. why by an 18 wheeler if your not going to use it? unless you like paying for gas. I hear all the complaints on how much their paying but they co...
I was a DEDICATED T-Mobile boy for over 5 years. I still love them. Phone selection SUCKS ASS, the high end phones are decent, and the price for the basic voice/data is GREAT. Coverage in SF, is okay, but not the best.

For me, moving on was the pro...

Aug 6, 2008, 4:50 PM

welcome to the 3G game

other than NYC and LV, Austin is supposed to have service later today, and probably Minneapolis

by experience in NYC, go for it when it's available, the data works well, a lot better than EDGE, period
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