T-Mobile announced on Tuesday (May 8th) they will be bringing their unlocked iPhone subscribers 3G and 4G speeds soon. T-Mobile itself has never sold iPhones, but still, the company managed to have over 1 million subscribers with unlocked iPhones running on their 2G lackluster speeds.
The company's chief technology officer Neville Ray said that the company is working on 3G spectrum to be unveiled by year-end which will give T-Mobile iPhone subscribers full support to 3G speeds, confirming a report leaked in December which said T-Mobile was building HSPA+ networks.
T-Mobile also announced they have picked some Ericsson and Nokia devices to be compatible with their 4G HSPA+ LTE network, which they hope to launch in 2013. The 4G network T-Mobile is expecting to have built by 2013 is a step further in technology from the ones currently being used by AT&T and Verizon.
T-Mobile has been suffering recently with a re-strategizing of the company's marketing and services, after a deal with AT&T, which would have T-Mobile as a division, was denied by U.S. regulators in December 2011. Had the deal been approved, AT&T would become the largest carrier in the United States.