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Tmo 3G Expansion plans

NokiaTMo

Jan 16, 2009, 12:01 PM
Does TMo have any plans to start rolling out more 3G coverage? It just seems odd that they bought all that spectrum a while back, but their 3G footprint is much smaller than AT&T. Granted they are a bit smaller company, but doesn't it hurt their ability to attract and keep techies? I admit to being a bit of a techie myself so I am more concerned about such things, but its starting to get to the point where AT&T seems like the better option even if just to take advantage of 3G, if TMo does not plan on rolling out 3G to more markets. I live in Columbus, OH so I understand that if I were in a big city it wouldn't be an issue since Tmo does cover those with 3G.
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robtheman

Jan 16, 2009, 1:42 PM
No, they don't plan on expanding it. Actually, they're going to start shutting down some of their 3G towers and go back to GPRS.
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NokiaTMo

Jan 16, 2009, 1:43 PM
Is it a money issue or is that just their market strategy - to stay 2G?
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mingkee

Jan 16, 2009, 6:54 PM
no
they're planning to sell the assets to China Mobile, and become USA Mobile

(it's a sarcasm)
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moemoe26

Jan 17, 2009, 2:46 PM
ITS CALLED A JOKE.....::knocks on NokiaTmo's head:: anyone home?...guess not
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Tmo Slave

Jan 19, 2009, 1:04 PM
moemoe26 said:
ITS CALLED A JOKE.....::knocks on NokiaTmo's head:: anyone home?...guess not


Hello? McFly? đŸ¤Ŗ
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dynamo12

Jan 26, 2009, 3:36 AM
I'm really sorry to hear this. I will be sure to spread the word...

For someone used to the T-Mobile network, any suggestions for places to go as they shut down their 3G service?
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smylax

Jan 27, 2009, 9:20 AM
So apparently NokiaTMo isn't the only one who doesn't get sarcasm.
T-MOBILE IS NOT SHUTTING DOWN THEIR 3G NETWORK.
For crying out loud, of course they are expanding it.
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doooor

Jan 26, 2009, 7:41 AM
This rules out the G1 and any further Gphones for me... I guess! Sack to the thinktank 😕
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lancekalzas

Jan 26, 2009, 8:00 AM
Sarcasm so good that it fools the posters. đŸ¤Ŗ
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doooor

Jan 26, 2009, 8:12 AM
Wish I was being like that... Man I lag so far behind. Im not really needing the most uP to date eletronic gadgets out here. This computer here is winme on a celeron 499 with 56kdun.. having just switched (get this... are you all ready...) my original purchased in Nov 1996, TOSHIBA INFINIA 7160 win95a p166 w/48ram...! I know I know, I am so LAME at the young age of 46.. Heck, I have never even subscribed to cable or dish!... YET! I just havnt tbeen the type to wanna partake and be a slave to much to the electronic medium!

There is hope for this non conformist tho!! 😉
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Americanstud1987

Jan 16, 2009, 3:13 PM
If you want 3G make the switch or go home to use the computer. Its not a huge deal to have a few second difference in the web browsing. 🙄
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obvious

Jan 16, 2009, 5:43 PM
for someone who claims to be a "techie" you sure are very uninformed.

hence why nobody hear will legitimately answer your question.
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lancekalzas

Jan 19, 2009, 8:07 AM
Isn't that the truth...
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NokiaTMo

Feb 5, 2009, 12:23 AM
I was referring to the "techie nerd" aspect of being in to stuff that isn't necessarily bread and butter, critical functionality (eg, 3G is nice but is ultimately a bonus not a necessity)
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familyguync07

Jan 28, 2009, 11:01 AM
I think a serious question should get a serious answer !! Why the rudeness if you don't know an answer to something don't try to crack a joke it really is kinda dumb and it makes your iq look and seem very low ! Tell this guy if you know when and where t-mobiles 3g coverage will expand
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xjittianx

Jan 29, 2009, 8:39 PM
too bad robtheman is one of the most informed users in the t-mobile forums. everyone can crack a little joke here and there. loosen up once in a while.
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andy2373

Feb 1, 2009, 2:22 PM
Alright I read all the posts and felt sorry for you dude. ☚ī¸
The Internet can be such a cruel place. 😈

And the first poster's reply is correct TMO will begin shutting down their 3G in favor of tin cans & string. đŸ¤Ŗ

Kidding...

Here's a quote from TMO's senior engineering VP Neville Ray.


Ray also outlines much more aggressive plans for T-Mobile's American 3G network and says the carrier plans to "double" its coverage in 2009. Multiple new HSPA-capable phones should also be available, as will the company's first real data card for notebooks.


Hope this answers your question.
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NokiaTMo

Feb 5, 2009, 12:20 AM
Thanks for the info.
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