TmoNews site report: Houston will be among first cities to get T-Mobile LTE
With T-Mobile apparently set to launch its high-speed LTE network in the US on March 26, a TmoNews site leak has hinted that Houston will probably be one of the initial markets to get the carrier's LTE service.
Even though the carrier has not officially revealed where it is launching LTE, the TmoNews report is probably based on the fact that Houston was among the first cities which got the LTE service when T-Mobile's bigger rivals - Verizon, AT&T and Sprint - launched their respective versions of the 4G wireless data network.
T-Mobile - which will be the last of the four bigwig US carriers to offer LTE data service - has pledged that its LTE network will cover 100 million people by the middle of this year. In a last-week test, T-Mobile demonstrated how its LTE network will function after its imminent MetroPCS merger, which will give the carrier the ability to double its spectrum in many markets to 10x10.
Meanwhile, according to some other reports, T-Mobile seemingly plans to start offering LTE in Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose, Houston, Washington, D. C., Kansas City, Mo., and Baltimore.
During its event scheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 26, T-Mobile - which has announced the BlackBerry Z10 and Samsung Galaxy Note II as LTE devices - will likely make announcements about new service plans and the dropping of subsidies for handsets.