T-Mobile Says Its 4G Network Will Be Compatible With the iPhone

Posted March 13, 2012 at 6:26pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8183 views

T-Mobile has posted a new blog entry answering questions about their upcoming 4G network and noting it will be compatible with the iPhone.

During the proposed AT&T T-Mobile USA merger the company said that it had "no clear path to LTE." What changed?
Several important developments make LTE possible for us now. Most importantly, we're getting new AWS spectrum as a result of the termination of the AT&T deal (pending regulatory approval), which we will use for LTE.

We are also going to make more effective use of the spectrum we already have by refarming a portion of our 1900 MHz PCS spectrum to support HSPA+ services, which frees up additional AWS spectrum for LTE. With the AT&T breakup spectrum factored in, T-Mobile will have sufficient spectrum to roll out LTE with 20MHz to about 75% of the top 25 markets in 2013. Most remaining markets will have 10MHz. Our course, we'd love to have more spectrum to further strengthen our position to compete in the marketplace.

Will refarming make your network compatible with the iPhone? And will you stop offering 2G services?
A nice side benefit of the refarming effort is that our 4G network will be compatible with a broader range of devices, including the iPhone. The other important benefit of our network modernization effort is the coverage improvements it will deliver, especially when it comes to in-home coverage. As we refarm our 1900 spectrum, we will continue to fully support our customers with 2G devices.

Read More [via 9to5Mac]


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deadbeat - March 13, 2012 at 11:35pm
Who fucking cares T-MOBILE ?? its either you get an iPhone for your network or stopping imitating...telling us what you don't have. No1 cares!! If I were you T-mobile I would file for a bankrupt ..Have att buy the rest of your JUNK
Alive beat - March 14, 2012 at 12:31am
I care! I never had a problem with Tmobile and their plans is half the competitors price you moron. Why don't you file for bankrupt yourself..
Daebeat - March 14, 2012 at 1:55am
I used to have T-moble trust me I no!! Their network is the slowest in the bunch Their prices are not good as everyone thinks. I'm paying $20 more what I used to pay with Tmb.. Now I have iPhones 4s don't have to worry about the updates or baseband updates or FaceTime ,sending messages or pictures don't take 24 hrs..dont have to set or add an APN bullshit ..I've been there and done that...like a dumb ass I paid $600 FOR AN IPHONE 4 ,likely I save the basabdn 01.59.00 I ended up selling it on ebay for some dumb ass for $700 Good luck
Randy - March 14, 2012 at 2:40am
@Daebeat, you were right. You are a dumbass.
poop - March 13, 2012 at 9:11pm
I assume this means 3G will work as well?
Jay - March 13, 2012 at 6:50pm
Join T-Mobile Before Plans Go Up ! 2 Iphone 4S On $100 Plan Everything Unlimited ! E Is Great Soon 3G T-Mobile Is Going To Come Back Strong !
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