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  1. TxDot's Avatar
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    Man o man a chevitz, this is really going to make it hard to stick with T-Mo. Here's a link to the story; http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp..._tmobileusa_dc

    Cingular is looking better all the time.
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    Strictly from a Treo perspective, does it really matter? They are still committed to EDGE deployment.
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    Given that the highest speed that the T650 supports is EDGE I think it does matter.

    To take advantage of UMTS we will need new devices anyway but I want T-Mo to have a high speed network when a UMTS Treo shows up. Maybe the T700 will be released in year from now with UMTS capabilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TxDot
    Man o man a chevitz, this is really going to make it hard to stick with T-Mo. Here's a link to the story; http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp..._tmobileusa_dc

    Cingular is looking better all the time.
    Interesting announcement by T-Mobile, especially considering that they made a point of issuing this statement directly to their investors. Essentially they're saying that, while they continue with their UMTS deployments in Europe and elsewhere (they already have UMTS is some European markets, more coming online in 2005), the US deployment is being back-burnered. They blame spectrum availability in the states, but they are probably just prioritizing their worldwide efforts. They are in many ways driving the UMTS efforts in Europe, for example.

    Well, this has no bearing immediately, since UMTS services and devices are virtually non-existent in the US and will be for about a year at least. But good to watch how this shakes out.
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    I think the thing that bothers me most is the two year time frame. I agree that for the next year no UMTS is no big deal. But a two year delay will them pretty far behind the competition.
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    Since when has T-Mobile been anywhere near the competition??
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    Quote Originally Posted by grndslm
    Since when has T-Mobile been anywhere near the competition??

    I second that!
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    2 years off? ehe... I see myself with another carrier waaaaay before then.
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    While most of us that read and post here stateside want leading edge stuff, the majority of subscribers are still trying to working their way through text messaging. I'm sure TMO (or Deutsche Telcom) did their homework before making such a decision/announcement.

    Now, if they said that in Asia or Europe, that would be a different matter. But the fact remains the states is still lagging behind the rest of the world....whenever I want a new phone, I get it in Singapore or HK, and even now China has it before the states. I can't speak for Europe but my sense is some countries are also way ahead of us.

    There are of course exceptions to the rule, eg the RIM 7100t that TMO launched in late Oct and then in Europe. But BB use US vs. outside of the states is similar to 3G use in the states vs. rest of the world.

    For now, do you really want to migrate to Verizon or Cingular/AT&T (or for that matter Spring/Nextel)? The first two giants cost a ton....you do get what you pay for. But TMO is a 'reasonable compromise' for most.
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    Looks like I'm going to be a Sprint customer for a while...

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