I wish I could give you the roadmap of what's to come. We just don't have that information. Now the refarming should be available by the end of the year.
Thanks for your post
If you are up for upgrade, take a look at the SGIII. That is a fantastic phone on the our 4G network.
thanks for the update - shame T-Mobile doesn't have a roadmap.
as I explained I already have a perfectly good phone that I want to use and I don't want to get tied into another 2 year contract buying something different right now.
unless the re-farming is coming to Washington (and ideally CA and NY) in a reasonable timeframe (ie the next few days - it's been a year since it was announced) then I'll be finding out what the ETF sting is going to be and switching carriers (T-Mobile it becoming less compelling on price which used to make it easy to overlook some of the other faults)
I agree. It would be nice to have a few more details about the roll-out. Eg. which state(s) should begin to see the transition in a given month - no specific cities NEED to be named (though that would be helpful).
As it stands, we can take the information and interpret it as...by New Years Eve of 2012, at least one city in the USA will have their towers refarmed. lol.
To see if there's any progress in your area, go to their tower map and find the towers. T-Mobile has a lease agreement with Clearwire, so check their towers too. You can find the Clear towers by zooming in on their coverage map.
Then drive by the towers to see if you get 3G or H+ in your notifications. 3G appears when you're not using the service, H+ when you are.
Las Vegas has several areas active now. I'm in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas near the Boca Center at Charleston and Rampart. The Clear tower in the Boca Center has been active for a while. The speeds using speedtest.net are 2 to 4 Mbps down, and roughly half of that up. The Clear towers at the Sun City Pinacle Center (Thomas Ryan/Grand Cypress), Del Webb/Lake Mead, and Anasazi/Lake Mead also were active when I drove by. One tower that is not active yet is the Clear tower in the Marriot Complex at Rampart and Summerlin Parkway. I've been getting EDGE inside the Rampart Casino since I got on T-Mobile about a month ago. T-Mobile seems to be the only service you can get inside that building.
I get the 1900 Mhz band on my Galaxy Note N7000 on the T-Mobile $30 a month, 100 min/unlimited data plan.
You are absolutely correct, the lack of transparency T-Mobile exercises has grown old as a customer of many, many years. Is it really that difficult to throw us customers a bone once in awhile?
If I were shedding the volume of customer T-Mobile is, I would find ways to be more customer centric, which is something T-Mobile is not and almost seems prideful of this stance.
We have had to endure the fear of becoming AT&T customers, now there is a MetroPCS merger which BTW MetroPCS is God awful, if you have lived in Florida you know what I mean.
I disagree completely with the user's response of driving around town and seeing what towers are lit up and which aren't. Why should I the paying customer have to do that? A map should be provided not unlike the coverage map. Can't be that difficult.
A blanket end of year response with no details what markets are covered is becoming more and more less acceptable. What is the point of a refarm when people you are targetting get fed up and leave due to the shrug shoulder approach from staff.