It was getting late last night when rumors started to spread about T-Mobile’s 4G network. Earlier this morning, they announced that they have just doubled up the speed of their 4G network. Indeed, T-Mobile’s 4G network is America’s largest 4G network with connectivity in over fifty markets all throughout the United States. And now, it looks like T-Mobile is trying to prove that they are also America’s fastest 4G network flaunting a hypothetical max speed of 42Mbps. If what they say proves true, then all I can say is “Wow!”
However, this is all hypothetical. Meaning to say, in order to experience anything close to these speeds, you have to be experiencing the best conditions possible. These include being in the right place, having the most appropriate device, the amount of traffic the network is experiencing, and having the weather conditions absolutely perfect. In reality, 42Mbps is near-impossible to achieve since there will always be some factor that plays a role and cause to slow it down. But yes, T-Mobile’s 4G network is fast without a doubt.
According to T-Mobile, the Rocket 3.0 USB adapter will be the only device that can support the alleged 42Mbps speed on T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network. The Rocket 3.0 supports 3G, 4G as well as Wi-Fi connectivity and will have a price tag $99.99 with contract.
This is sure to be good news for T-Mobile aficionados. But, unfortunately, there are no Android smartphones or tablets yet that are able to sustain such speed.
T-Mobile fans, how is this sounding so far?
America’s Largest 4G Network Now Twice as Fast in More Than 50 New Markets
T-Mobile Rocket 3.0, the company’s first 42Mbps capable product, available starting tomorrow, delivers a lightning-fast mobile broadband experience
BELLEVUE, Wash. — May 24, 2011 — Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced it is doubling the speed of its 4G network in more than 50 markets to achieve theoretical peak download speeds of up to 42 megabits per second (Mbps). T-Mobile customers in 55 markets will now have access to increased 4G network speed, capacity and reliability. These markets include Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; Detroit, Mich.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; New Orleans, La.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Portland, Ore.; and San Francisco, Calif., among others.
In addition, T-Mobile’s first 42 Mbps-capable 4G product, the T-Mobile Rocket® 3.0 laptop stick, will be available for purchase beginning tomorrow, May 25. The Rocket 3.0, manufactured by ZTE, is designed to take advantage of T-Mobile’s faster 4G network speeds. Capable of speeds twice as fast as T-Mobile’s previous 4G devices, customers in 42Mbps coverage are expected to experience more consistent 4G speeds when creating and sharing mobile content, streaming and connecting through mobile video, and participating in multiplayer gaming.
“We are continuing the aggressive expansion of America’s Largest 4G Network™, and also doubling our speeds in more than 50 markets this month,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA. “While customers with existing 3G and 4G devices will benefit from our continued network enhancements, new devices like the new Rocket 3.0 laptop stick will enable customers to reap the benefits of even faster 4G speeds.”
Providing customers with a blazing fast Internet connection on almost any laptop while on the go, the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 is equipped with a convenient rotating swivel USB form factor and three changeable faceplates in cobalt blue, dark violet and matte black. The Rocket 3.0 will be available at select T-Mobile retail stores and online at www.T-Mobile.com tomorrow for $99.99 after a $50 mail in rebate, with a qualifying mobile broadband plan on a two year service agreement1. Postpaid monthly plans start at $29.99, and customers with a qualifying voice line of service with T-Mobile receive a 20 percent discount. Customers can also purchase the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 without an annual contract for $199.99. For more information about the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0, including pricing and plan details, visit www.t-mobile.com/broadbandgoesmobile.
As T-Mobile’s 4G network continues to expand and get faster, the company’s portfolio of 4G products is also growing. T-Mobile currently offers a dozen 4G-capable devices spanning smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband products that give customers access to America’s Largest 4G Network. The company has announced plans to deliver a total of 25 4G-capable devices in 2011.
T-Mobile’s 4G network already reaches more than 200 million Americans in 170 markets. By midyear, T-Mobile expects that more than 150 million Americans will have access to increased 4G speeds as T-Mobile upgrades its 4G network.
Source: Android Guys