In T-Mo's 4Q earnings call there was one bright spot in the doom and
gloom of the 800,000 postpaid customer losses and decreased revenue: T-Mo
announced it would be deploying 3G at 1900MHz to make room for LTE
deployments in the 1700MHz AWS band by 2013.
This will allow non-T-Mo-branded 3G phones such as the iPhone and other
unlocked and/or unbranded phones to operate at 3G. Currently those phones
only work at 2G EDGE speeds, because T-Mo has only deployed 3G at the
1700MHz frequency to this point.
Now that the failed merger is behind them, it looks like T-Mo is finally
getting its head out of its backside and is planning to start competing