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GCI and T-Mobile strike LTE roaming deal


GCI Wireless, the Alaska-based carrier has announced that its LTE network has been given a huge extension thanks to a new roaming deal struck with a T-Mobile. The agreement will provide all of GCI Wireless’ customers LTE coverage should they decide to visit any of the other states. No financial details were revealed.

“GCI is committed to meeting the growing technology needs of Alaskans, and now our capabilities of providing top data speeds on a LTE network is extended across the country,” said Paul Landes, GCI senior vice president and general manager of consumer services, in a statement. “Alaskans want access to the LTE network whether they’re at the Alaska State Fair or at CenturyLink Field in Seattle cheering the Seahawks, today, we can provide that.” 

If you’re a GCI subscriber and you fancy a trip to the warmer South East region, you’ll now be able to bring your LTE connection with you.

For those of you T-Mo fans worried that all-of-a-sudden your network’s going to get jammed by all the traffic, don’t worry, the company only has 143,400 wireless lines in service. And even if all of them were roaming on T-Mobile at the same time, it’d make very little difference, if any.

Source: MultiChannel

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