As expected, T-Mobile today launched its 4G LTE network in seven cities: Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose, and Washington, D.C.
T-Mobile wants its 4G LTE network to reach 100 million people by mid-2013 and 200 million nationwide by year’s end. In areas where 4G LTE is not available, T-Mobile devices will drop down to T-Mobile’s existing “4G” network, or HSPA+.
Another device that will tap into T-Mobile’s 4G LTE will be the iPhone 5. Yes, the carrier has finally nabbed Apple’s popular smartphone. It will arrive on T-Mobile on April 12, and customers can buy the iPhone 5 nationwide for $99.99 down, plus monthly payments of $20 for 24 months (or $579.99 total), with no contract.
Meanwhile, the T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE will let users link up to eight devices to the network. It’s on sale now for $29.99 down and 24 months of $5 monthly payments.
AT&T’s 4G LTE network is now live in 154 markets, while Verizon has 485-plus markets, and Sprint has 67.
By Chloe Albanesius, PCMag