T-Mobile Confirms Testing iPhone Compatible 4G Network Near WWDC Venue

June 8, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Well, there was a lot fuss going around T-Mobile’s testing of iPhone compatible 4G networks a while ago. The network carrier has now come out with an official confirmation in this regard.

According to an official communication originating from T-Mobile’s official circles, the network is testing its 4G network in iPhone compatible frequencies in San Francisco.

Though the news itself is interesting, more interesting things are still in store. It has also turned out that the testing unintentionally (coincidence was the word used by T-Mobile in their statement) happens at the time and venue of the World Wide Developers’ Conference, which is slated to happen from June 11 onwards at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Though the company says the timing of the event is just a coincidence, considering the fact that WWDC is also known as the iPhone festival of San Francisco, T-Mobile will never get a better chance to test its iPhone compatible 4G HSPA+ network.

So, the company says that “while upgrading coverage inside the West side of the Moscone Center, T-Mobile has also deployed 4G HSPA+ service in the 1900 MHz band to test the live network on a small scale”.

The testing comes as part of the previously announced $4 billion network modernization effort at T-Mobile.

The official statement also says that the carrier will launch 4G HSPA+ service in the 1900 MHz band in more markets by the end of the year. 1900 MHz band is compatible with iPhone, though the carrier does not carry an iPhone device under contracts so far.

However, the network has been blessed with the unlock offer from Apple for iPhones out of contract, and it claims that it has more than one million unlocked iPhones on its networks now.

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