Tag Archives: refarm

(Updated X2) Hacked T-Mobile Carrier Update Boosts Speed For iPhone 5 1900MHz Refarmed Users

Updated X2: The guide has been updated to fix some of the instructions.  As the iPhone 5 launched on T-Mobile’s network, existing AT&T unlocked iPhone 5 customers received a carrier update to enable the LTE signal. As it turns out, in some cases the carrier update added something good with LTE, but negatively affected the signal and speeds achieved on the company’s refarmed PCS 1900MHz network. Well, there’s some good news thanks to … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Fourth Quarter Report Discusses First LTE Networks, iPhone, And 1900MHz HSPA+ Launches

While T-Mobile’s fourth quarter 2012 financial report may be a mixed bag financially, it did yield a number of notable facts on the company’s iPhone subscriber base, LTE networks and new HSPA+ 1900MHz launches. We’ll start things off with HSPA+ as T-Mobile announces their 4G network now serves more than 225 million people. As for HSPA+ on the 1900MHz band, T-Mobile announced more … [read full article]

T-Mobile Adds New Modernized Networks Including Denver And Los Angeles

T-Mobile swung for the fences as 2012 wound down with a 14 market launch event on December 20th. Now, they are starting off 2013 right with a new set of market launches bringing their total to 46 metro areas live with a 1900MHz modernized network. T-Mobile’s $4 billion plan to advance its competitive 4G network continues, improving signal strength and in-building coverage and re-tuning its airwaves to launch 4G service in an … [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]

T-Mobile Confirms Live Network Modernization In Seattle, Minneapolis And Atlanta

T-Mobile’s CTO Neville Ray already the addition of three new markets last week at the company’s Investor Conference with parent company Deutsche Telekom in Germany. T-Mobile’s PR department further confirmed the launch of these new markets: Seattle, Minneapolis and Atlanta via press release. However, the key takeaway from the press release isn’t the confirmation of the three new markets, but the specific geographic areas where they’ve launched: Atlanta, including the surrounding cities of: … [read full article]

The Best Of The Rest From Deutsche Telekom’s Investor Conference: LTE, Network Modernization, Customer Service

  Wow, what a day for T-Mobile, its employees, it’s customers and the promise for its future. Even with the iPhone and Value Plan announcements, there’s still more to cover from todays investor conference: Let’s talk LTE for a moment as T-Mobile’s CEO stated that coverage will expand to 100 million LTE pops for the first half of … [read full article]

Apple Begins Selling Unlocked iPhone 5 Units, Starts At $649

Just as the world expected, Apple has released unlocked iPhone 5 units available from its online store as of earlier this week. The unlocked device price range will fall in line with our anticipated price models beginning at $649, $749, and $849 for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of storage, respectively. All three models are listed as shipping in one week. There’s no word from Apple as to when their retail stores will begin carrying unlocked models for sale, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Adds Three New Metro Areas To Network Modernization, Get Your Unlocked Devices Ready

As part of T-Mobile’s network modernization effort, better known as their network refarm they are announcing three brand new markets this morning. Residents of Baltimore, Houston and Washington D.C. are the “latest metro areas where T-Mobile customers can benefit from enhanced voice and data coverage, and faster speeds on unlocked devices, including the iPhone.” In fact, T-Mobile is doing a little bragging stating that their own internal testing on the iPhone … [read full article]