T-Mobile Network Modernization Progress?

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  1. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    MattMJB0188

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    Anyone have any info on T-Mobile's network modernization progress? I am dying to go back to them and get off AT&T's very congested network. Don't want to go back until I know the iPhone will get full 3G/4G.

    Im betting I'm not alone on this one? ;)
     
  2. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    There have been reports that teh iPhone is working with 3G in parts of the country so there is progress. It also has been said that T-Mobile will probably get the iPhone next year.

    No idea when but a Google search will do you good on both subjects.
     
  3. MattMJB0188 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you, but I'm neither incompetent or non-educated on how forums work. A google search didn't deliver what I wanted. I figured I'd see what others had to say... perhaps those who have already experienced T-Mobile 3G/4G.
     
  4. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Nobody knows much about this yet, it just randomly will turn on one day. I am hoping soon for Phoenix.
     
  5. MattMJB0188 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Took me 5 seconds to find this.

    T-Mobile predicted to get iPhone
     
  7. MattMJB0188 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But that's NOT what I was asking about. I'm asking about the current status of their network modernization. Perhaps if anyone can chime in whose T-Mobile phone lit up with 3G recently.
     
  8. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    There was a thread on this i believe, ...or he posted it in a thread. Somebody said they turned on their iPhone and it had 3G. Not sure where he lived but it is coming slowly.
     
  9. Sixth Street macrumors member

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    A better term to use for searching the web for updates on this is "refarm" or "refarming". "tmobile refarming" google search will give you some reading.

    I've never heard it referred to as network modernization.

    From what I've read, it seems like it will pick up steam at the beginning of 4Q12, and be largely completed by the end of 4Q12.
     
  10. silroc macrumors 6502

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    Fwiw

    On Saturday I put a tmobile sim in my unlocked ip4 and it was on edge

    NYC area
     
  11. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    To add on to this, here in Denver, CO my iPhone still shows it's on edge. Not really what the OP was looking for, but I figured I'd give my input.
     
  12. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    I've heard that TMO's 3G works with current iPhones on the west coast. Like SF, Oregon, Seattle, etc.

    Don't know if it's true...
     
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    It has been off and on, until the Network Modernization is complete. Once it is all done, you would be able to use phones from each other's networks (T-Mobile and AT&T, including the iPhone), as long as the phone is unlocked.
     
  15. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard some iPhone users in Southern California, like the LA area, are able to utilize the 3G speeds. Nothing here yet though.
     

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