T-Mobile: 700 MHz Wallflower

Does the smallest of the big four US carriers have a 4G plan?

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

April 4, 2008

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T-Mobile: 700 MHz Wallflower

1:35 PM -- T-Mobile US Inc. is once again trailing its larger rivals in the race to provide faster networks and fatter pipes to unwired users.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Verizon Wireless , and Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) have now announced proto-4G plans. Sprint is building out a WiMax network now and is likely to launch services this year. Verizon plans to start initial LTE services late in 2009; AT&T will follow suit in 2012. (See AT&T & Verizon to Use 700 MHz for 4G .)

Meanwhile, T-Mobile is still building out its 3G UMTS service on the advanced wireless spectrum (AWS) it bought for nearly $4.2 billion in 2006. (See Big Guns Dominate Spectrum Auction.) The 3G AWS network is expected to go live in major cities in the U.S. early this summer.

Don't hold yer breath for T-Mobile 4G, let's put it that way!

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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