T-Mobile has turned on LTE in NYC

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  1. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

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    In in Times Square right now in the train station. Nice. I'm at least 2 stories underground
     

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  2. Pinkstiletto66 macrumors 6502

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    Woohoo! Thats great!! I get my phone Monday. Waiting to experience those speeds as well.
     
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    Unfortunately it's not "live" as in officially available to everyone, but definitely well into testing and has a large percentage of tower work done. Should be good to go soon!
     
  5. kazmac macrumors 601

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    glad to hear about service underground

    AT&T hasn't worked for me.

    Thanks for posting OP.
     
  6. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    Thx, I'm waiting for LTE here and wonder if I should upgrade to the unlimited plan in case tmobile discontinues ulmt in the future.
     
  7. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Here's the latest on potential markets to go live in June.

    http://www.tmonews.com/2013/04/t-mobile-set-to-launch-new-lte-markets-in-may-two-dozen-markets-in-june/
     
  8. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    It might be part of the initiative to offer cell service and WiFi in certain subway stations. AT&T should also be able to get service at Times Square, with Verizon/Sprint in talks to offer service as well.

    Here's the announcement and list of stations service is available at:
    http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/04252013Subway-Wireless
     
  9. osofast240sx thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I've been getting a full 4G signal on the number 1 2 3 line at 72&96 street stations.
     
  10. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    when the metro PCS merger will help t-mobile LTE market? is it months?

    Hope they also get some low range 700MHZ spectrum from FCC, otherwise they never will compete against VZ and ATT, Sprint.
     
  11. osofast240sx thread starter macrumors 68030

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    T-Mobile claims before the ink is dry.

    Why is this? Why do we need 700 MHz?
     
  12. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    The metro merger likely wont have any affect on existing Tmobile customers until sometime in 2014.
     
  13. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    heard that the lower frequency penetrates the building/wall where as the higher frequency do not ...

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    so metro PCS customers will be using t-mobile infrastructure almost immediately? i heard one or other will immediately benefit from the merger - in terms of infrastructure point of view
     
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    Neither side will see benefits until next year. Tmobile has to repurpose the spectrum they're getting from metro to use on their network and they're planning to shut down metros CDMA network completely sometime in 2015 so I'm guessing they will probably offer some type of program to get Metro customers to buy or trade for Tmobile phones.
     
  16. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

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    I have been wondering this same question.
     
  17. osofast240sx thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Most of metro customers are not on LTE.

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    Yes lower frequency penetrates objects better but not by much. Higher frequencies will have greater network capacity.
     
  18. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    To be clear, what people are seeing here is Transit Wireless supporting T-Mobile LTE on the subway. There have been some sightings of regular T-Mobile LTE in NYC but it is only in testing phase for now.
     
  19. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

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    Where exactly in Time Square?

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    There is AT&T and T-Mobile at all 14th streets stops on all of the trains. There is also AT&T at 34th street on the F train.

    As of earlier this week I can get AT&T and T-Mobile at 47 Rockefeller center stop on the F & D trains. All of them are 4G.
     
  20. osofast240sx thread starter macrumors 68030

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    down on the subway station 1, 2, 3, & 7
     
  21. Pinkstiletto66 macrumors 6502

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    I have Metro and my phone says 4g. It nevers says lte. I dont think it would even if I was on it. If im not on 4g which is almost always, Im on 1x if reception is terrible.
     
  22. osofast240sx thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Monday is only 3 days away#
     
  23. Pinkstiletto66 macrumors 6502

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    Lol.. Its not that bad when you dont know whats great. I get 2 up and 2 down but if I see 8 and up Ill be like "whee thats fast!" Lol. Im just hoping its faster and better than Metro where I am. The plus I do enjoy is free tethering which I figured out yesterday. :)
     
  24. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Not really. It's def. testing though. Tons of reports of that on HoFo
     

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