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I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE

mohammedofdallas

I just did it right now, I'll report back later if there's anything noteworthy...

if you notice anything on yours, let us know...

  • 1. Re: I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE
    rbryinc

    What I noticed on mine is that I now have an LTE phone withno LTE service...WOW how cool is that.  Can not wait to get a 3D phone with no 3D sevice

  • 2. Re: I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE
    evandela

    T-Mobile did mention that while the update to the note would enable LTE, there are no live markets as of yet, so what you are experiencing is normal.

  • 3. Re: I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE
    superg05

    T-mobile has not flipped the switch yet all they did was roll out the update

    rbryinc wrote:

     

    What I noticed on mine is that I now have an LTE phone withno LTE service...WOW how cool is that.  Can not wait to get a 3D phone with no 3D sevice

     

    T-Mobile says LTE is coming 'this month,' updates Galaxy Note II to take advantage

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    T-Mobile LTE

    T-Mobile's LTE network has been a long time coming, and the company is finally ready to flip the switch before the end of this month. It's part of a system-wide modernization effort from the carrier, which Engineering Vice President Tom Ellefson said should improve the T-Mobile experience for nearly every one of its customers, whether they have LTE or not. New antennas and machinery, installed alongside the requisite LTE hardware, should mean better and faster coverage for everyone— Product Management Director Randy Meyerson called it "a Christmas morning moment."

    LTE, and the hardware to use it, should come quickly from T-Mobile

    LTE connectivity does require new hardware, and the company has also issued an update today that activates the dormant LTE support in the Galaxy Note II. The Note II is for now the only LTE-capable device on T-Mobile's network, but the company's launching the BlackBerry Z10 with LTE at the end of this month as well, and says a lineup of other LTE devices is coming this year — a lineup that will surely include the Galaxy S4, and apparently an LTE-capable Galaxy S III as well. As for where LTE would be activated first, T-Mobile's reps played coy, but did say that the installation process is completely finished in both Las Vegas and Kansas City — all that's left is turning it on. T-Mobile has promised to have LTE active for 200 million people by the end of this year, so its rollout is going to have to be quick either way.

    T-Mobile may be late to the LTE game, but it wouldn't be in it at all without the failed AT&T merger. "The breakup gave us a bunch of spectrum, which was advantageous," Ellefson said. "We didn't have a path to where we're going without that." The company's also made deals with Verizon and MetroPCS, and is now rolling out LTE fairly quickly. But purely from a speed perspective, Ellefson claims T-Mobile doesn't need LTE as much as Verizon or AT&T. He touts T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 network, which already offers speeds comparable to other carriers' AT&T network, and says that for users LTE will offer faster and more efficient communications, but the fall from LTE will be far softer as well. "We've got a great plan," Ellefson said, "and we've got a great footprint to get going."

  • 4. Re: I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE
    viper43

    mohammedofdallas wrote:

     

    I just did it right now, I'll report back later if there's anything noteworthy...

    if you notice anything on yours, let us know...

       Are you in the US? How did you update, was it OTA or Kies?

  • 5. Re: I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE
    rbryinc

    Well I heard that they already rolled out 4G do not even get that on a regular basis and thats right outside of Philly, guess I have to move to Kansas

  • 6. Re: I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE
    evandela

    Well technically 4G (HSPA+) is rolled out, you can check your area on the coverage map and see how well the coverage is there. 4G (LTE-Advanced) will be launching this year, having over 200 million people covered by the end of 2013.

     

    So things may not be up to par now, but just wait, changes are coming.

  • 7. Re: I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE
    mohammedofdallas

    I'm in Dallas, I did the upgrade through Kies

  • 8. Re: I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE
    tonyyayo

    I live in the suburbs of Chicago and there are very few places with HSPA+ around me so I'm not hopeful for LTE any time soon.  Although I'm told when the modernization is finished there will be a lot more HSPA+ towers so at least there's that, those speeds when I get them are at least 20+.

  • 9. Re: I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE
    superg05

    That bites it really makes me sad so many people say that there stuck on edge T-mobile had got a federal grant from the fcc to expand into rural areas and recently they have stated they where going to make a big push and add 33,000 cell sites i wish i could write them about an idea i had

  • 10. Re: I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE
    tidbits

    It takes time. Most people don't want to wait and want it now.

  • 11. Re: I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE
    jasonpr0619

    I received the update a couple of hrs ago and i noticed some things different for example the 4G icon and the color of the text when you type but i hope to have LTE in San Juan, Puerto Rico some time soon

  • 12. Re: I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE
    rbryinc

    Wait? I have been waiting three years for a solid 4G, how many years you think I need to wait for LTE?

  • 13. Re: I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE
    jasonpr0619

    I hope that you receive it as soon as i do

  • 14. Re: I just updated to 4.1.2 and now I have 4g LTE
    h2oskierc

    Dude, we get it.  You don't get 4G.  Everybody on the forums knows it by now.  Start your own thread for those gripes if you feel the need to constantly gripe about it.  I think almost everyone is sick of the constant negativity.  Check the coverage maps before you buy a product.  If those are wrong, do some complaining to Customer Care, nobody on these forums can help you with coverage issues.  (By the way, in my experience the maps are pretty much spot on).

     

    I think the OP is a little misleading and doesn't actually get 4G LTE access right now, the LTE radio has just been enabled now.

     

    rbryinc wrote:

     

    Wait? I have been waiting three years for a solid 4G, how many years you think I need to wait for LTE?

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