What is holding T-Mobile back from getting their whole EDGE network migrated to HSPA and friends?
I thought that a lot of the newer BTS gear just required new firmware?
When they start migrating over to 1900 what about all the EDGE BTS they have?
Surely it's not all backhaul they are waiting on?
Anyone know what the holdup there is?
Seems that AT&T is making serious headway in getting their EDGE network upgraded to me.
Trust me, T-Mobile is nothing to write home about either.
According to the above threads the Telus and Bell HTC One S says PJ40110 on the FCC tag. I am told that is the same as T-Mobile's. And Bell & Telus are HSPA 850/1900 carriers.
So yes the One S does have PCS. And 850 as well.
I am sure this device's buyers will be the deciding factor for T-Mobile.
By the way, the important part of my post was the fact that the time will come that these devices will be scarce. Now, if you want to disagree about whether it will be in 2013 instead of this year, well, disagree with yourself.
I will remember to let you know the first time I see an Asus Padfone in public transport over here.
Then see what tower IDs you can get on the One S.
I wonder if the One S, despite being PCS compatible, just has a lousy radio.
EDIT: Definitive evidence:
Look at the video circa the 6 minute mark. He's using an AT&T SIM on the T-Mobile One S and it clearly gets HSPA.
Last edited by cmstlist; 06-12-2012 at 09:39 AM.
The One S has a Qualcomm radio like the GS2/3 N/A version, it does have weak reception though
PCS HSPA in Las Vegas
Coverage will expand to 100 million LTE pops for the first half of 2013, with the second half of 2013 expanding to 200 million POPs covered. Release 10 LTE (2×10, 2×20) will be better performing than all other competitors.
T-Mobile USA. “This year, we’re stepping on the gas again. We are making continued coverage improvements and launching an advanced LTE network
to be honest, i drive between CA, AZ, OH, FL, and NY and rarely if ever see GPRS on my T-Mobile phone (the only time i ever run into GPRS for any extended amount of time is when i'm roaming on Alltel's old GSM network in western TX and southern OH where nobody has T-Mobile, so they've only left enough service for people passing through, and for the $50/mo i'm saving compared to VZW i can live with that.
I actually referred people back east to Sprint from VZW and T-Moble and the T-Mobile ones are running back like refugees since the data is so horrible (.07Mbps download is what i was told yesterday is what Cleveland is pulling currently)
So no, not just where I use it, it's a good portion of the network that's unusable. Even if you check the Sprint forums here, there are multiple page long discussions about how awful Sprint's 3G is.
Left: Apple iPhone 5 on T-Mobile Unlimited LTE, On the right CenturyLink DSL at Home: