T-Mobile is boosting its LTE speeds to rival that of its larger competitors. T-Mobile, which acquired Metro PCS this year, is using its technology to provide faster speeds starting in the Dallas market.
According to engadget.com:
“Hey, North Dallas T-Mobile customer — that speedier Internet connection isn’t a figment of your imagination. Just before Thanksgiving, the carrier silently got the ball rolling on its plans to unleash a faster LTE network. To achieve this upgrade, Deutsche Telekom combined its LTE spectrum with that of MetroPCS, which it acquired for $1.5 billion earlier this year. Best of all, T-Mo’s improved network doesn’t require a device upgrade (unlike Sprint’s enhanced LTE service) — your current one will work just fine. Unfortunately, Magenta’s efforts are currently confined to select portions of northern Dallas, but it hopes to eventually roll out its faster LTE network to other top markets in the U.S.”
T-Mobile continues to find innovative ways to push the competitive landscape in the cell phone business that is dominated by behemoths like AT&T. This year it pushed the envelope with no-contract upgrade plans and free international roaming. Now if the company can bring speeds to compete with the bigger rivals, it will be a no-brainer for consumers to start switching.