T-Mobile CES 2013

T-Mobile is currently the only major U.S. carrier without an active 4G LTE network, but it looks like that'll be changing very soon. The magenta operator today revealed to The Verge that it plans to officially activate its LTE service by the end of this month, and while T-Mobile isn't quite ready to say exactly where its LTE network will go live first, it did confirm that the coverage is ready for launch in both Las Vegas and Kansas City. Magenta hasn't yet announced the exact date on which it plans to flip its LTE switch.

The T-Mobile LTE news doesn't stop there, as T-Mo has also revealed that it plans to begin rolling out an update to its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II today that will enable the device's LTE capabilities. For those T-Mo folk that want a new piece of hardware to hop onto the Magenta LTE airwaves with, T-Mobile has said that it plans to offer the LTE-capable BlackBerry Z10 to consumers (it's already available to business customers) by the end of March. T-Mo also plans to offer LTE-enabled versions of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S 4, and a recent leak showed that an LTE mobile hotspot is on the way as well.

Details on T-Mobile's LTE rollout are still up in the air, but the fact that the launch is nearly here is exciting news for customers on the number four U.S. operator. And while T-Mobile is the last of the big U.S. carriers to launch an LTE network, the magenta operator intends to "step on the gas" when it comes to its LTE deployment, with plans to cover 100 million people by mid-2013 and 200 million people by the end of the year. Expect to see a steady stream of "T-Mobile 4G LTE now live in _____" posts in the coming months. How many of you are planning to hop onto T-Mobile's LTE network when it comes to your hometown? If so, is there an LTE-capable device that you've already got your eyes on?

Via The Verge

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Nick Speth Just got my update a few minutes ago for my note 2
Rogelio Esquivel T mobile suck
Cyrus Taylor They still hardly even have 1G in Brewton, AL
David DiPilla Meant its like having Verizon
David DiPilla Now if your phone is payed for on t-mobile you will save some money and paying for a phone on t-mobile is like a 2 year thing so its like having the same thing as t-mobile but who doesn't get a new phone after 2 years
David DiPilla And with t-mobile you have to pay full price for your phone
David DiPilla At that point your only savings 10 dollars over Verizon
David DiPilla But t-mobile does have unlimited 4g but still
Vicente Reyes No. I am not going to get on a service that throttles you down on unlimited.
David DiPilla I'm sure t-mobile is not bad but it's not the best
David DiPilla Ahhhh dont know about t-mobile Verizon is rated number one for a reason and has the most customers for a reason I was thinking about switching to t-mobile then I was like I would be steping down lol
Susan Hugus Got the Galaxy Note II so I will be ready when I get the software. I really have few complaints since the Note II also has WFi calling.
Joseph Bekin Still only have 2g in my area
Diego Lopez Rodriguez Nah, I'm weeks away from ending my relationship with T-Mobile and switching to Verizon!!!
Dee Ross Its a bit early for april dools day Phonedog.
Jordan Williams I'm curious to see how well it performs but I won't be able to hop on it until my next device. Or I could root my Nexus and re-flash the original radio...
Carl Dale We want in England
Rick Hornett Why????
Charles W. Y. Wong Iphone 5 with no LTE lol.. I love atnt
Michelle Perez Yep, just waiting for the HTC One to arrive so I can give it a go!
Luis Robles Figueroa Yes I am a T-Mobile customer alreadyvv
Joshua Clark I have an iPhone 5 and am waiting for the LTE update for tmobile.
Christopher Keeley Heck No. T-Mobile sucks!!!
Abram Wenevermet Dennis No.. I'm already on Verizon & at&ts fast LTE network.
Anthony Evans Jr thinking about it

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