Better late than never: T-Mobile will roll out its faster “3G” wireless data network in New York City “this spring,” a rep tells RCR Wireless News.
That’s good news for T-Mobile subscribers — its current mobile Internet network is much slower than rival offerings from AT&T (T), Sprint Nextel (S), and Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon (VZ) and Vodafone (VOD).
It’s also great news for T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom (DT), which should see mobile data revenues bounce upward as it rolls out 3G across the country. During AT&T’s Q4 earnings call, execs said subscribers with “3G” phones spend an average 20% more per month on data services than those accessing the carrier’s slower, “2G” network.
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