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    275 Million People Covered

    The latest tally of how many people are covered by T-Mobile with her agreements......... 275,000,000 Makes those "largest network" claims seem somewhat frivolous now I can't wait to see how all that spectrum is put to use!


    About T-Mobile USA Inc.

    Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a member of the T-Mobile International group, the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. T-Mobile USA's GSM/GPRS voice and data networks in the United States (including roaming and other agreements) reach more than 275 million people. In addition, T-Mobile operates the largest carrier-grade, commercial wireless broadband network in the United States, providing Wi-Fi access at more than 7,800 public locations throughout the country, with further Wi-Fi access being made available at nearly 30,000 international roaming locations. For more information, visit the company Web site at http://www.t-mobile.com . T-Mobile(R) is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.







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    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealNetworks
    The latest tally of how many people are covered by T-Mobile with her agreements......... 275,000,000 Makes those "largest network" claims seem somewhat frivolous now I can't wait to see how all that spectrum is put to use!

    What about all the other major US carriers? What number of people do they cover?

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    If there are a total of 296 million people inside the USA and the carriers claim that their "largest network" covers 275 million then that means 21 million people aren't covered?

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    Well I think that this is "potential" coverage. I mean, if you look at the Cingular commercials and read the fine print (I'm paraphrasing), it says their network covers 250 million people, but don't they only have ~55 million customers?

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    I can't wait to find out how they did this quarter which ends Sept. 30th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealNetworks
    The latest tally of how many people are covered by T-Mobile with her agreements......... 275,000,000 Makes those "largest network" claims seem somewhat frivolous now I can't wait to see how all that spectrum is put to use!
    I hope you are aware that the recent auction was AWS (advanced wireless services i.e. 3G spectrum.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FESCSteve
    What about all the other major US carriers? What number of people do they cover?
    It all depends on how you count coverage. T-Mobile's 275 claim includes roaming, their native network covers approx 240M

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    The size matters not when they don't cover where you need them too Choose a carrier on how well they perform where YOU need them to, not where some ad says they do.
    Last edited by ilvla2; 09-28-2006 at 11:28 AM.

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    WELL SAID! it doesn't matter how well your network is rated on a national or even a regional level, or how many customers you claim to have, all that matters is wether or not it works for 1 individual where they need it to work most!!!

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    Wirelessly posted (SAMSUNG-SGH-T809/T809UVFB3 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 UP.Browser/6.2.3.3.c.1.101 (GUI) MMP/2.0)

    Yeah if your phone only gets one bar at your house or even no service but it covers hundreds of millions of other people it is not going to do much good. Ha ha post from my t809!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealNetworks
    The latest tally of how many people are covered by T-Mobile with her agreements......... 275,000,000 Makes those "largest network" claims seem somewhat frivolous now I can't wait to see how all that spectrum is put to use!
    I wonder how they treat Cingular roaming in the count, given that so little is available -- do they count ALL of Cingular or only areas where roaming is open?

    (IMO, it's gotten to the point that T-Mobile isn't so bad in truly rural areas, but continues to have large coverage gaps in exurban areas; Cingular, like the other majors, is generally less likely to have native coverage in truly rural areas than in exurbs of large and medium-sized cities. Of course, there are a few very rural areas where T-Mobile simply refuses to roam on Cingular for whatever reason -- western TN and KY come to mind -- and a handful where T-Mobile won't roam on other carriers, such as Wilkes/Via in east GA, who probably want too much money.)

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