29
Jan
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If you're a T-Mobile customer with an LTE-enabled phone (with Band 4 connectivity) in the Kansas City area, you may be able to pull down some four-gee goodness starting today. Over at XDA, one member has managed to establish an LTE connection with his unlocked AT&T Galaxy Note, which supports Band 4 LTE. Speed test results and connection info follow.

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While the speed isn't particularly impressive right now, T-Mobile's LTE is likely in late pre-launch testing in this market, so the switch may not be fully flipped just yet. Kansas City was expected to be one of T-Mo's first LTE markets, after Las Vegas.

XDA via T-Mo News

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  • http://twitter.com/Mad_Llama Jeremy Gill

    Will the Nexus 4 work well with T-Mobile's LTE or is it a painful hack that isn't worth it?

    • http://twitter.com/Mad_Llama Jeremy Gill

      P.S. What's with Kansas City getting everything first lately. I want some of that Google Fiber :-P

      • http://kennydude.me/ Joe Simpson

        In the UK we haven't even had our 4G auction (there's EE, but it's overpriced and very limited, for me to get any 4G signal I'd have to travel about 30-40 minutes away) and fiber isn't even close to my area :(

    • Dominic Powell

      Apparently is the real thing in the nexus 4

    • zarlwilliam

      I do not live in this area to personally test... but the previous Nexus 4 LTE "hacks" have been proven to work on LTE band 4. Seems T-Mo's LTE is also using band 4... so it looks like a very good chance of this working.

      • Evan

        There's a difference. The Nexus 4 uses the same version of LTE that's been rolled out on the other bands and all across the world, while T-Mo is rolling out LTE Advanced. I'm not entirely sure if it's backward compatible.

    • Freak4Dell

      I'm fairly sure that T-Mobile's LTE network will be the only LTE network that the N4 works on consistently. AT&T uses a different band in most of their markets, and Verizon hasn't deployed any band 4 LTE yet.

  • Freak4Dell

    When they said 2013, I figured they meant towards the end of 2013. Not bad, T-Mobile...not bad.

  • http://twitter.com/xenophonkc earth

    KC is king of broadband with Google fiber and tops with LTE...

    http://www.informationweek.com/telecom/business/top-five-4g-lte-cities-in-the-us/240008149

  • http://www.facebook.com/silverstarmike Mike Smyth

    Not tops bro only reporting 10 mbps im getting 15 -16 on ny note 2 in atlantic city so yeah for now yiur the only but yea

    • Paul

      Where at in Atlantic City, I tapped into LTE briefly just outside AC in Pleasantville, NJ. It was only briefly but my Note 2 from T mobile shot up a little LTE symbol underneath where it usually just says 4G. Not long enough though for me to test the speed of the service.

  • Michael Koch

    They have electricity in Kansas City? Wow, everything is up to date.....

  • culua

    Here in san diego just 4g get me 10 - 20 downloads and 1.2-3 upload.