According to reports from T-Mobile users on the ground, the nation’s fourth largest mobile carrier has now made its LTE network available to those with compatible devices in Phoenix and San Jose. This news comes shortly before its press event later this morning, in which T-Mobile is expected to outline all of the major changes happening at the carrier.
According to previous leaks, T-Mobile should have LTE available in seven additional cities by today: Denver, Las Vegas, Kansas City, New Orleans, New York, San Diego, and Seattle. However, as of publication, we’ve only heard reports of LTE in Phoenix and San Jose.
Speed tests indicate that the LTE network has download speeds averaging between 20-30Mbps, with almost 20Mbps upload. These download speeds don’t really offer a tremendous advantage over T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, but still place T-Mobile competitively with both AT&T and Verizon’s LTE speeds. Upload speeds, on the other hand, are nothing to sneeze at.
We’ll know more in the coming hours about all the changes happening at T-Mobile, but as I stated yesterday, this is certainly the carrier I’m currently most excited about. It’s got a lot going for it right now, and I’m even contemplating a switch myself.[Engadget via Android Community]