T-Mobile is bored of being the butt of jokes about bad cell service, and it’s spending billions of dollars over the next couple years to change things. In order to catch up to the coverage of Verizon and AT&T, T-Mobile recently spent $8 billion on licenses prime low-band spectrum to improve coverage indoors and in rural areas.
The new spectrum is being freed up by relocating old analog TV stations, so we were expecting to wait years for the first deployment of T-Mobile’s 600MHz network. But as it happens, the first new areas should be getting service this summer — before any new phones actually support the new frequency.
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