T-Mobile USA, which is headquartered in Bellevue, activated the LTE support in the Galaxy Note II phones today. That’s the only LTE-activated phone T-Mobile offers right now.
In terms of locations, the LTE installation process is reportedly completed in Las Vegas and Kansas City, but T-Mobile wouldn’t say where exactly the coverage would be active first. But the company did promise an LTE network that covers 200 million people by the end of 2013, so the rollout should move quickly.
T-Mobile is also planning a March 26 event in NYC to discuss the company’s goals and visions. The event makes sense since there has been a lot going on for T-Mobile lately.
On top of the LTE coverage expansion, the FCC just approved the merger between T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The company will also get the iPhone later this year and is planning on offering “value plans,” while getting rid of smartphone subsidies.
Previously on GeekWire: T-Mobile CEO rips into rivals, dubs AT&T network ‘crap’ and calls Verizon uncool