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If you are waiting for 3G from T-Mobile USA, well then you have a long wait ahead of you. The company is not likely to launch its services before 2007. “We plan to begin the 3G rollout in the second half of next year and the […]

If you are waiting for 3G from T-Mobile USA, well then you have a long wait ahead of you. The company is not likely to launch its services before 2007. “We plan to begin the 3G rollout in the second half of next year and the first services shall launch in 2007,” T-Mobile USA’s Chief Development Officer Cole Brodman told Reuters. Meanwhile, the company is doing well as a plain vanilla low cost voice operator. It added nearly million new customers in the first quarter and is likely to add roughly that many users every quarter. It has 18.3 million customers, and is the #4 carrier in the US. The company has a budget of around $2.5 billion to beef up its network. It better do it soon – them airwaves are getting crammed.

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  1. “The fourth rank is a good position,” Obermann said, adding that T-Mobile USA, as part of T-Mobile International with 75 million subscribers, had bigger purchasing power than any other U.S. operator.

    You gotta love that. If they’ve got such tremendous buying power, why is their handset lineup so lame?

  2. charliesierra Tuesday, May 31, 2005

    T-Mobile USA is kicking ass, notwithstanding some folks.

    T-Mobile is a mere 12,000 subs behind Sprint PCS, who has 18,283,000 (direct, non-MVNO, non-affiliate subs) vs. 18,271,000.

    T-Mobile’s netadds are roughly twice that of Sprint and Nextel, who TMUSA passed last year.

    Absent this forthcoming merger, TMUSA would be the number 3 carrier, very impressive.

    Om,

    In an era when the SEC and the NYAG are leveling charges in every direction, why do these guys ignore the pressers from FON that misleadingly list subscribers from other companies in which they aren’t majority owner. They don’t even state their ownership percentage ala Cingular.

    Only in America.
    Just curious.

  3. Om Malik’s Broadband Blog » To Sell or Not To Sell T-Mobile USA? Sunday, July 3, 2005

    [...] USA, T-Mobile Europe could get out of a pickle – it won’t have to spend $10 billion or so to upgrade the US networks to 3G technologies. They could get $30 billion – which is [...]

  4. I guess being rated number 1 by J.D.Power and Associates in 2004 and 2005 makes T-Mobile the business carrier to catch. Cingular or ATT or CingATT can only wish they could supply customer service like the “Tâ€?.

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