News: Magenta Making A Comeback?
This morning we wake up to some great news for you faithful few that have stayed with Magenta, they have finally announced their plans for the struggling company. According to Philipp Humm, CEO of T-Mobile, they will be prioritizing and investing to pick themselves up after the whole merger fiasco. Their first step will be a “transformation of our network”. What this means in short for the customer? LTE. Yes, according to the CEO, T-Mobile will launch their LTE network in 2013. But wait! They’re not stopping there, not only are they going to invest in LTE but they will also start to use 1900MHz bands! For many of you that means nothing, but just for starters lets put it this way. Any phone that works on AT&T will also work on T-Mobile. Of those phones that most people are most anxious for, the iPhone will probably be on the top of the list. More than likely once this happens, a hoard of people will be switching over just for this reason alone.
What T-Mo is going to do is get transform a lot of their 2G into 4G. This won’t affect any customers though so don’t break a sweat, according to them more than 90% of device sells were 3G and 4G smartphones. Meaning that Edge(2G) is no longer being used, just wasted spectrum, but they’re looking to change that by “refarming” (reusing) that spectrum for 4G instead. It seems to me that T-Mobile is starting to take steps towards the right direction. Its not set in stone but from the sounds of T-Mobile lately they seem to be getting back after that horrid fall. From Dish Network looking to make a deal with them, to MultiFlow (allows a phone to connect to 2 different cell towers, which may I add, for T-Mobile would only require a software update), and now the 1900MHz and LTE network. So what do you guys think? Are they coming back or is it just talk?
Story By: Jose Salgado