Wireless carrier T-Mobile is set to provide its users with fast data connectivity speeds on its new 4G LTE network as soon as this month, as it is finally ready to switch on its new network.
The company has been long touting the upcoming service, and it appears set to start offering it to customers before the end of this month on at least two handsets, namely the BlackBerry Z10
and the Galaxy Note II
According to The Verge
, the company has already confirmed the availability of a software update for the Samsung device, so as to enable the dormant LTE capabilities inside the smartphone.
T-Mobile’s network has been completed in Las Vegas and Kansas City, yet the carrier has yet to flip the switch in both markets so as to provide people with access to the service, it seems.
The wireless carrier is planning to make 4G LTE connectivity available for 200 million people before the end of the year, and is also set to offer a range of devices to enable them to take full advantage of the service.
Among these, we can count an LTE-enabled flavor of the Galaxy S III, which will be accompanied by the upcoming GALAXY S 4 smartphone
, set to offer 4G connectivity right from the start.
Interestingly enough, it seems that the carrier is set to offer only high-end 4G LTE smartphones for the time being, though it might launch more affordable devices as well soon.
The company already offers 4G services on its HSPA+42 network, but the new service is expected to deliver faster, more reliable connectivity to users.
As mentioned above, the first users to receive access to T-Mobile’s new network will be those who own a Galaxy Note II smartphone, courtesy of a new software update that has reportedly started to arrive on their devices.