At the media gathering, T-Mobile demonstrated handsets which it said were running on its LTE network. The speeds it was able to attain were impressive though I had two T-Mobile LTE-enabled handsets with me and neither were able to connect to that same LTE network. A spokesman told me their tester phones were "special". He suggested that I could drive to Washington if I wanted to speed test my phones.
Few details of the upcoming merger with
were discussed. The company warned that it will have more to say about the deal after Metro's board votes on the merger in mid-April.
Finally, T-Mobile also let us see portions of their new ad campaign for their "un-carrier" pricing schemes. Unfortunately, the new ads lack the appeal of the last spokesperson (the young lady always dressed in fuchsia). The new spokesperson literally hits people on their heads to get his point across.
--Written by Gary Krakow in New York.
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