T-Mobile: 7 LTE Networks Live, Z10 Today, iPhone 5 April 12
T-Mobile will begin selling the iPhone 5 with "50 percent more bandwidth than AT&T" and for $99 down.NEW YORK—T-Mobile CEO John Legere on March 26 spelled out, with what's quickly become a trademark mix of frankness and sass, what T-Mobile is now offering and where it's going. The top executive of the nation's fourth-largest carrier—with an acquisition of fifth-largest carrier MetroPCS in the works—said (again) that current wireless carrier practices have "America angrier than those birds and grumpier than that cat," and T-Mobile is here to "do something different." Far behind in the 4G Long-Term Evolution race, it has turned on its LTE network in seven markets—Baltimore; Houston; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Phoenix; San Jose, Calif.; and Washington, D.C.— with more on the way. By midyear, T-Mobile plans to cover 100 million people and by year's end, 200 million. And when a user finds herself outside of an LTE area, the speed won't completely fall off, Legere insisted—T-Mobile will also have 200 million people covered with HSPA+. Other major news: The iPhones are coming. Finally. T-Mobile will begin selling the Apple iPhone 5 April 12. More, it'll be an improved iPhone 5, able to take advantage of more spectrum bands.
"I've been telling you that when the iPhone comes to T-Mobile, it would be different," Legere said. "The experience on this Phone is going to be beautiful from day one."