Newsbrief by Michelle Ruhfass on Tuesday September 30, 2008.
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T-Mobile USA is the last of the four major U.S. wireless carriers to roll out 3G, and now it is in the process of catching up. Today T-Mobile announced that is has rolled out 3G connectivity in the Philadelphia metro area, which happens to be where some of us are based. A quick test on a Sony Ericsson TM506 confirms the new found boost in speed, with download tests showing speeds in excess of 550kbps.
T-Mobile has invested more than $176 million in infrastructure and spectrum to bring its 3G service to the Philadelphia area, according to Neville Ray, senior vice president of engineering operations for T-Mobile USA. The new UMTS/HSDPA 3G network in Philadelphia supports both voice and data services.
The company has stated that it plans to expand its 3G coverage to include at least 20 markets by the end of 2008.
Michelle is MobileBurn.com's Managing Editor, and is responsible for sourcing devices for reviews.