Tag Archives: Chicago

T-Mobile acquires 700MHz spectrum in Chicago to be used for Extended Range LTE

Good news, Chicagoans: some fresh Extended Range LTE is coming your way. T-Mobile has struck a deal with Leap Licenseco, Inc., an AT&T subsidiary, to acquire 12MHz of 700 MHz A-block spectrum. The spectrum covers several towns in the Chicago metropolitan area, including Chicago; Elgin; Joliet; Waukegan; Evanston; Naperville; Aurora; Gary, Ind.; Rockford; De Kalb; Janesville, Wis.; Bloomington; Normal; Kankakee; Kenosha, Wis.; and more. As with any other deal like this, T-Mo and Leap’s deal … [read full article]

T-Mobile store employee with concealed weapon shoots two would-be robbers

Here’s a story for your Thursday. A T-Mobile authorized retailer in Chicago was the target of an attempted robbery on Wednesday. I say “attempted robbery” because an employee of the store shot at the suspects after they pulled out guns of their own. Neil Tadros, the store’s manager, says that the suspects walked into the store and pretended to be shopping for phones before pulling out guns. One … [read full article]

T-Mobile, other carriers working to install 4G service on Chicago subway system

If you’re a mobile user in Chicago, the city’s subway system is about to become a much more attractive way to travel. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that his city has struck a deal with T-Mobile and the other three major U.S. carriers to finance a project that’ll modernize the Chicago Transit Authority’s subway system with an upgraded wireless network. The $32.5 million deal will see T-Mobile, … [read full article]

(Updated: Solved!) Chicago Area Experiencing T-Mobile Outage?

Update: T-Mobile acknowledged some trouble via Twitter and has since taken to Twitter again and pronounced the trouble over! There are a large number of reports coming into our inbox and @TmoNews Twitter regarding a possible outage in Chicago. We managed to grab a screen shot from a Chicago area store letting us know that Chicago is suffering from an inability to make/receive calls. We’ve pinged T-Mobile to see if we can … [read full article]