Originally Posted by mymitsu3kgt
Does TMobile even have any 3G service? I thought Cingular was going to roll 3G out first with their UMTS service. I don't remember hearing anything about TMobile having any high speed service beyond EDGE and UMA.
T-Mobile is in the process of deploying 3G across their network as we "speak". The service is supposed to go live for subscribers in the initial launch markets at the end of '07 or early '08. Then it will be launched in additional markets throughout '08. At least, that's the plan as I understand it, based on the news reports I read after the FCC's big spectrum auction last year (during which T-Mobile was an extremely agressive bidder, winning the most new spectrum of any carrier, including exclusive rights to the 1700 mhz frequency range, which they'll be using their HSDPA/UMTS network on.)
P.S. Cingular began rolling out their HSDPA/UMTS service in select markets over a year ago! In fact, more like a year and a half! At around the same time as the launch of the BB 8700c, I was hearing about HSDPA rolling out, which is one big reason Cingular did NOT get my business, because they STILL don't have a BlackBerry equipped with HSDPA more than a year later!
At least T-Mo has a good, valid excuse for not having 3G devices yet. But what's Stinkular's excuse?