T-Mobile Expands HSPA+ into 19 Citys July 21st
All the talk recently about where T-Mobile will be within the next year or so is seemingly becoming, well, just talk. T-Mobile has come under some scrutiny in the press lately as their ability to stay afloat in this new 4G industry, seems to be lacking. Companies like Sprint, Verizon and At&t have already or will be launching their 4G network across the continent within the next few month. T-Mobile’s 4G networks are non-existing at this point; however they do have their HSPA+ technology that should suffice for awhile.
BGR.Com has stated that T-Mobile will be implementing their super fast HSPA+ network in 19 cities on July 21st. T-Mobiles HSPA+ network is almost one step outside of the speeds a ‘4G’ network would run. Back in May T-Mobile announced the launch of their new HSPA+ network, the network is said to run at speeds that can match or come very close to already established 4G networks. T-Mobiles HSPA+ network is theoretically capable of running up and down speeds of up to 21Mbps, with the release of the HSPA+ network, T-Mobile made claims that their new network has the ability to deliver “4G speeds today”. With the May announcement T-Mobile stated they expected to see their new HSPA+ network cover one hundred metropolitan areas in just a few short months, and to be covering an estimated 185 million customers by the end of the year. Well it looks as if the time has come. BGR.com is reporting that T-Mobile will be pushing the new network to 19 new cities (listed below), on July 21st. So if you are on T-Mobiles network and you live in one of the cities below, look out for super fast download and upload speeds to be hitting your phone very soon.
With the news of the network expansion there is also news of T-Mobile launching their new webConnect Rocket 2.0 USB data card. The news with the data stick comes in the form of a redesign, it swivels. If you have ever used one of these data sticks than you will know that a swivel design is past due as the USB dongles have a tendency to snap off when plugged into your laptop.
These are the new cities T-Mobile will be expanding their HSPA+ network in (hopefully your city is on the list)
El Paso, TX
Ft. Worth, TX
Kansas City, MO
San Antonio, TX
So with all the dark news surrounding T-Mobile, it looks as if they are taking it with a grain of salt and moving forward with their plan. While their plan is not necessarily laid out like their competitors, it seems that T-Mobile could care less about what you call it, 3G, 4G, they call FAST.
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