They have 20MHz of AWS (maxed out with dual cell HSPA) but 30MHz of PCS, making this ever so much more likely. Samsung's smartphones support PCS 3G, and the HTC Amaze 4G supports PCS 3G as well. The iPhone's that are on 2G (like yours) will now have 3G on T-Mobile freeing up spectrum and allowing more of a focus on 3G.
Last edited by ChristopherMcG; 12-15-2011 at 02:36 AM.
I am a little confused. My Verizon phone was able to roam on GSM because they used TDMA. Tell it was shutdown. The phone recognizes it as Analog. If PCS has TDMA, It could be technically be used on GSM.
Originally Posted by Tabla
Y'know, I'm used to hysterical 14-year-old ******** on the internet, but this is exceptional. Never before in human history have so many nerds hyperventilated so publicly over so little.
I just drive through the same area today and still getting 3G from 2 to 6 mbps, here is a screen shot. This is around Penndel and Bristol, PA, which is about a half and hour from Philadelphia. By the way, what is PCS?
PCS is 1900MHz spectrum which AT&T uses for 3G and 2G and in which T-Mobile uses but not for 3G/4G, just 2G.
Download the speedtest.net app from the Market and run it, give us a screenshot. I've used this site before and it was fairly on point but a speedtest.net run will prove me right or the detractors right.
What would be even more useful is to launch the Field Test app by dialing *3001#12345#* then tap on MM Info, then tap on Serving PLMN, then take a screenshot by pressing the wake/off and home buttons simultaneously, then post it.
Woot woot! UGH this is such great news! If they do this widespread enough (where they can), it means unlocked iPhone's are more viable and it also means the iPhone is a much higher possibility for T-Mobile.