T-Mobile is making big claims for 2015, as it’s promising all of its EDGE/2G markets will be converted to LTE by midyear. The announcement comes on the one year anniversary of Magenta’s launch of LTE in the US of A. Exactly one year ago, T-Mobile surprised the world with its new UnCarrier plans, and they haven’t slowed down since. Today’s LTE nationwide rollout plan gives them another reason to suggest the one-time small carrier won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
While this massive expansion of their network is planned to be “substantially” complete by the middle of 2015, T-Mobile tells us many customers will notice a change before then, as 50% of the expansion is expected to be in place by the end of this year.
To be honest, this is pretty huge news. While it remains to be seen exactly how well the company will do with this rollout, for all of us that live in T-Mobile’s EDGE area this is a welcome surprise. Long live competition!