A Look at T-Mobile Wireless
Before being bought out by AT&T, T-Mobile USA was the 4th largest wireless carrier. Now in the process of joining forces, current T-Mobile customers combined with AT&T would make for the largest wireless carrier in the country. Already, T-Mobile claimed to have the largest 4G network in the United States, along with several compatible 4G smart phones to make the most of the upgraded service.
The T-Mobile 4G HSPA+ Network
A T-Mobile 4G connection puts to use HSPA+ grade 4G coverage, allowing T-Mobile to offer a wider range of coverage, quickly, as opposed to upgrading to an entirely new technology (standard 3G is also known as HSPA). The trade-off, however, is that an HSPA+ connection doesn’t offer the same otherworldly speed as say a 4G LTE connection. Still, T-Mobile claims its 4G network moves at speeds 3 times faster than Verizon’s 3G network, while servicing over 100 metropolitan areas nationwide by the end of 2010. Extensive coverage combined with increased performance makes for an appealing option, particularly for customers looking for an upgraded version of their current mobile device network, as T-Mobile already offers a wide selection of compatible smart phones, tablets and more.
Netbooks – The Dell Inspiron Mini10 4G is an adapted version of T-Mobile’s most popular netbook, now suited to run on the 4G network. With a 10.1-inch display, T-Mobile’s newest netbook is great for on-the-go emails, document typing and keeping in touch.
Tablets – The Dell Streak 7 is the first 4G capable tablet offered by T-Mobile, complete with a 7-inch screen and mobile video chat, perfectly suited for convenient internet use, video sharing, browsing and socializing.
Smart Phones – T-Mobile offers a wide variety of smart phones, some of which are already 4G equipped, including the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and T-Mobile myTouch 4G, with plans to roll out other popular models, such as the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G before long.
Mobile USB Devices – Both the T-Mobile Jet 2.0 and the T-Mobile Rocket 2.0 4G let you access the T-Mobile 4G network from your laptop, with the Rocket 2.0 stipulating a prepaid 4G data plan.
Mobile Hotspots – The T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot is currently in the developmental process but should be available soon, connecting up to 5 WiFi enabled devices, for multi-user 4G connectivity or multi-device connectivity for one user.
The Future of T-Mobile 4G
It seemed as though T-Mobile had little intent of expanding beyond HSPA+ grade 4G service prior to the AT&T merger. However, as AT&T continues to develop a 4G LTE wireless network, current T-Mobile customers are likely to take advantage of an even higher performing network once development is complete and two companies are fully integrated. This post-acquisition process is expected to take more than a year, so for now customers should be content with America’s Largest 4G HSPA+ network and a diverse selection of devices.