Tag Archives: AWS

T-Mobile to acquire AWS spectrum from U.S. Cellular, expanding 4G LTE to 29 key markets in Mississippi Valley region

T-Mobile on Friday announced plans to acquire key AWS spectrum from U.S. Cellular. Specifically, the spectrum is being acquired in the Mississippi Valley are and the move is being touted as key for Tmo’s ever expanding portfolio of 4G LTE markets. The move will bring 4G LTE  to 29 new markets and will cost the carrier $308 million in cash. CEO John Legere had the following to say: “In today’s marketplace, spectrum is … [read full article]

Sony Xperia Z Passes Through The FCC Complete With T-Mobile LTE bands

  With our previous indicators already providing more than enough reason to believe T-Mobile was internally testing the Sony Xperia Z, a new FCC find bolsters the evidence. A T-Mobile-compatible version of the Xperia Z passed through the halls of the FCC including a T-Mobile branded user manual which highlights T-Mobile specific features such as Wi-Fi calling. The FCC documentation confirms the presence of both AWS LTE and pentaband HSPA+ which makes … [read full article]

HTC Announces One Developer Edition, Will Set You Back $650

If you’ve got $650 hanging around, you might want to take notice of the newly announced HTC One developer edition. That’s right, the One can be yours SIM and bootloader unlocked if the price is right. T-Mobile fans should take note that the dev edition doesn’t offer AWS (1700) with HSPA+, so you might want to make sure you’re in an area where T-Mobile has enough HSPA+ coverage on the 1900 band … [read full article]

Editorial: T-Mobile Needs To Focus On The Real Network Issue: The Large Swath Of 2G-Only Markets

After T-Mobile’s announcements last week, I spent some time over the weekend evaluating T-Mobile’s work over the last two years. We all remember how T-Mobile was effectively paralyzed by the attempted acquisition by AT&T in 2011, and how it really messed up the company. Initially, I felt that T-Mobile’s announcement of the modernization of its network throughout 2012 was a great plan. I was hopeful that this would finally mean that T-Mobile will … [read full article]

Nexus 4 Tweak Allows LTE Activation On One Frequency, And It’s Good News

It may be a crazy day of Black Friday shopping around the country, but if can turn your attention away from door-buster deals for a minute, this just might interest you. It turns out those crafty boys from XDA Developers may have discovered a quick and easy way to activate LTE on the Nexus 4. As it turns out, the Nexus 4, which is by all accounts, an LTE-less device can … [read full article]

More Images Surface Of Nokia Lumia 920 Running On T-Mobile’s Network

If you’re still having doubts about picking up an unlocked international Lumia 920 to run on T-Mobile, hopefully this new set of images will push aside your concerns. We’ve come to the understanding that the AT&T edition of the Lumia 920 won’t have AWS bands thanks to a device breakdown courtesy of the FCC. Still, international Lumia 920 devices, including developer units and Lumia 920 devices releasing in Canada will work … [read full article]

Nokia’s Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 Smartphone Is Pentaband After All

After a bit of confusion surrounding the launch and release of the Lumia 920 with Pentaband support, Nokia clarified that their website had accidentally posted their flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone as pentaband capable. Except, it seems that Nokia may have actually been right the first time around the Rogers release of the Lumia 920 to our friends up North confirmed that not only does the Lumia 920 have WCDA … [read full article]

T-Mobile, AT&T File Application With FCC For Spectrum Swap

The FCC announced yesterday that AT&T and T-Mobile have filed an application to swap PCS (1900 MHz) licenses and one AWS (1700 MHz) license. According to the report, the two companies would exchange equal amounts of spectrum in 35 markets with AT&T gaining spectrum in 12 markets. In another 8 markets, T-Mobile would gain 5-10 MHz of PCS spectrum. Along with that, T-Mobile would pick up another 10 MHz of AWS spectrum covering … [read full article]

Leap, T-Mobile Complete Spectrum Swap Announced Last April

Leap Wireless just announced the completion of their spectrum swap with T-Mobile announced earlier this year. The spectrum swap included Leap receiving spectrum in Phoenix, Houston, Galveston, and Bryan College Station. T-Mobile received spectrum in various markets throughout Alabama, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. T-Mobile and Leap also exchanged spectrum with Cook Inlet, a joint venture T-Mobile has a non-controlling majority stake within the markets of Philadelphia, Wilmington, Atlantic City and … [read full article]