October 20, 2008

T-Mobile USA to Launch 3G Service in Washington, DC

T-Mobile USA plans to launch 3G service in and around the Washington, DC, area in late November, 2008. At that time, the number of locations with the company's 3G coverage will amount to more than 120 cities across the top population centers nationwide.

According to the company, its Universal Mobile Telecommunications System/High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) data network supports multiple 3G-capable phones available from T-Mobile, including the HSDPA-enabled T-Mobile G1 with Google. The network can deliver download speeds of up to 1Mbps.

Neville Ray, senior vice president of engineering and operations at T-Mobile USA, said: "We're excited about the broad scale and reach of our 3G footprint in major cities across the nation, already accessible by tens of millions of consumers. And today, where the majority of our customers use data services, our 3G network is there for them. Our 3G footprint will continue to expand, and we look forward to continuing to deliver the rich experiences a 3G network can bring to T-Mobile customers."