T-Mobile USA Further Expands Commercial 3G Network Availability in 2008
Washington, D.C., and Surrounding Areas to Launch in November;
More than 120 Major Cities with T-Mobile 3G Coverage by End of Year
BELLEVUE, Wash. Oct. 17, 2008 T-Mobile USA, Inc. continues to aggressively expand its third-generation (3G) wireless broadband service, announcing today that the company will launch 3G service in and around the Washington, D.C., area in late November. At that time, the number of locations with T-Mobiles 3G coverage will amount to more than 120 major cities across the top population centers nationwide.
This week, T-Mobile 3G coverage launched in the Sacramento, Calif., area bringing the number of major cities currently served with 3G coverage to 92. Next week, communities in and around Memphis, Tenn., and Tampa, Fla., will be the latest to reap the benefits of wireless broadband service from T-Mobile.
Were excited about the broad scale and reach of our 3G footprint in major cities across the nation, already accessible by tens of millions of consumers. And today, where the majority of our customers use data services, our 3G network is there for them, said Neville Ray, senior vice president of Engineering and Operations, T-Mobile USA. Our 3G footprint will continue to expand, and we look forward to continuing to deliver the rich experiences a 3G network can bring to T-Mobile customers.
T-Mobiles Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)/High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) data network supports multiple 3G-capable phones available from T-Mobile, including the HSDPA-enabled T-Mobile G1 with Google, coming to select T-Mobile retail stores and available online on Oct. 22. The network can deliver download speeds of up to 1 Mbps; the faster speeds allow T-Mobile customers with 3G-capable handsets to take full advantage of new and emerging applications, such as the wide array of unique services accessible on the T-Mobile G1.
To view T-Mobiles current 3G coverage including a complete list of major cities where 3G coverage is available, please go to the companys Personal Coverage Check online at http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage.
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Acronyms referred to within include GSM (Global System for Mobile communications); GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution); UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System), HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access), AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) and Mbps (Megabits Per Second).
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