Tag Archives: AWS

T-Mobile Cities Receiving $1 Billion In AT&T Spectrum Revealed, Is Your City on The List?

With AT&T’s official transfer application now on the Federal Communications Website, we can finally discover which specific licenses T-Mobile will gain. Thanks to the folks at GigaOM who prepared this pretty pink map with a city by city breakdown of areas T-Mobile will gain new airwaves. T-Mobile didn’t receive nationwide spectrum but it did receive valuable spectrum in some key cities. Furthermore, AT&T had to fork over all of its AWS holdings … [read full article]

T-Mobile Clarifies Statements Regarding Future iPhone Chipsets

T-Mobile issued a statement today clarifying comments made by T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer, Neville Ray regarding the evolution of chipsets in the iPhone. Ray was previously quoted during an interview at CES as saying, “The next chipset will support AWS. The challenge that existed in the past will go away.” His comments led many, including us, to believe that the next version of the iPhone, rumored to be the iPhone 5 … [read full article]

(Updated With Clarified Statements From T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray) A Look At T-Mobile’s CES 2012 Booth, The Availability Of The iPhone, And A Look At Carly With Mr TmoNews Himself

Clarification from T-Mobile Regarding iPhone: Comments made by T-Mobile’s CTO, Neville Ray, regarding the evolution of chipsets to include additional bands were misconstrued. Mr. Ray was speaking generally to chipset advancements available to all phone manufacturers. T-Mobile has no knowledge of Apple’s product roadmap and our position on the iPhone has not changed. Yup, after almost 3 years of being a part of the T-Mobile world as the man behind TmoNews, I’m revealing … [read full article]

Editorial: Why T-Mobile Should And Will Deploy LTE (The Technical Edition)

In the comments of the article about the analyst positing $9 billion for LTE deployment, many people were puzzled on why everyone is so focused on T-Mobile needing to deploy LTE. The obvious marketing answer is that everyone else has it, so T-Mobile needs to be competitive and deploy it to be able to say that they’ve got it too. By itself, that is an incredibly stupid reason to spend billions of … [read full article]

Unlocked iPhone Spotted Running On T-Mobile’s 3G Network? It’s True…Sort Of

No, I’m not crazy and yes, this story is about an iPhone running on T-Mobile’s 3G network. Yes we’re talking 3G here because only the iPhone 4S really supports what T-Mobile quantifies as 4G anyway. A small, unknown factoid about how T-Mobile is handling some of its spectrum refarming is that in certain parts of the country, they are using the 1900MHz band (known as the PCS band) for HSPA+. We’ve come to … [read full article]

Verizon Purchases 122 AWS-1 Licenses From SpectrumCo, Eliminating Potential Deal For T-Mobile With Cable Companies?

Assuming regulators would approve such a deal, Verizon just screwed the prospects of a T-Mobile hookup with a cable company if the AT&T deal does indeed go all the way south. Verizon Wireless has announced that it is purchasing 122 AWS-1 spectrum licenses for $3.6 billion from SpectrumCo covering 259 million POPS in the United States. SpectrumCo is a joint venture between Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Comcast owns 63.6% … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Specs Official…Possible T-Mobile Compatible Version Afoot?

Well it’s about time as we can say we have absolutely, positively, confirmed specs for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus before the debut happening in just under 30 minutes. The really good news? The press release going around the room right now in Hong Kong has a T-Mobile compatible version on the sheet with the necessary AWS bands. That’s good news…as we await carrier announcements during the event beginning in just under … [read full article]

Need A Reason To Watch Tonights Samsung, Google Event? Check Out The Newest Galaxy Nexus Leaked Specs

Nothing says good morning like the latest round of specs for the hottest Android phone on the planet. We’re waking up to the internet buzzing about a Japanese NTT Docomo leaked widely believed to have the most concrete list of specs for the Galaxy Nexus we’ve seen yet. On top of spec leak, Japan Docomo “announced” they will be carrying the newest Nexus device beginning November 20th. So how good … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S II Arriving With AT&T-Compatible UMTS/HSPA+ Bands?

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a T-Mobile device come listed as a Quad-band 4G device giving us that the time may have finally arrived that a future proof device is available on the T-Mobile network. When T-Mobile originally posted the G2x on T-Mobile.com it was also listed as a Quad-band device but unfortunately the release saw it a dual-band AWS only device. We’re playing the same game this time around … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 With AWS Bands Passes Through FCC

We’ve been calling for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to land on T-Mobile and with the passing of the tablet through the halls of the FCC complete with AWS bands an arrival is looking better and better. The device is only identified as the Samsung SGH-T859 but it packs 1700MHz AWS for T-Mobile and has the very same dimensions as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi only version which passed the FCC back … [read full article]