T-mobile press release regarding Las Vegas launch

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I figured there might be 1 person out there who wants to read or has yet to read the official press release regarding the launch. Personally I was hoping for a little more grandstanding and a little more we’re sorry this is so damn late but alas the full text follows:

T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced today the continued expansion of its next-generation wireless network with the launch of 3G service in Las Vegas. The company plans to expand its 3G network to at least 20 additional markets by the end of 2008.

T-Mobile has invested more than $37.5 million in infrastructure and spectrum to bring its 3G service to the Las Vegas market, according to Neville Ray, senior vice president, engineering operations, T-Mobile USA. Customers in Las Vegas are already accustomed to reliable and robust service from T-Mobile, which gets even better with this additional network availability, Ray said. This investment in todays 3G network also sets the foundation to help customers stay closer to their family and friends in new and exciting ways.

T-Mobiles 3G network in Las Vegas supports voice and data services consistent with available service and handset offerings. The company today offers multiple phones that are able to operate on the UMTS network. These phones are designed to automatically connect to the best available network (3G or GSM/GPRS/EDGE) to provide the great call quality and rich communication services customers expect from T-Mobile.

Customers using a 3G-capable handset from T-Mobile will also experience faster data speeds when accessing the Web, or downloading content from the T-Mobile t-zones content portal, for example. T-Mobile plans to soon offer its first HSDPA device, along with new and compelling data-centric, all-in-one devices that help make the most of T-Mobiles high-speed data network. The launch of the 3G network in Las Vegas also enables T-Mobile to accommodate and serve more customers more efficiently through the use of its AWS spectrum.

As the 3G service rolls out in targeted major markets, T-Mobile will continue to build upon its T-Mobile® HotSpot Wi-Fi network its wireless high-speed Internet offering that launched in 2003 and its nationwide voice and data network, to empower customers to effortlessly stay connected using the best available network.

  • Orlando Reyes

    Well I just went to a corporate store in San Antonio and the rep told me a tech came into the store and informed them that 3G had been turned on during the night. So the Austin market has been lit up as well.

  • mingkee

    confirmed
    by poster above, Austin has 3G active as well
    not 1, not 2, there’re 3 markets have 3G now
    here is the post, check the sig
    http://www.howardforums.com/showpost.php?p=11492880&postcount=24

  • dave

    yeah, it’s up. i was playing with the 3555, and it was really going fast. downloaded a video in about 20 seconds.

  • mingkee

    2 more markets in the row
    Minneapolis
    Kansas City

  • mndave

    Come on Minneapolis! Yay my team!

  • Jeff

    is t-mobiles 3g going to be the same speed as AT&T’s?

  • mingkee

    it may be better, because QoS on T-Mobile is better