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Comments on news posted 2012-10-17 12:29:18: T-Mobile says the company has turned on HSPA+ service using its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum in Kansas City, after lighting up the spectrum in Las Vegas earlier this year. ..


xenophon

join:2007-09-17

KC is center of telcom love lately

- Google fiber
- Recently ranked with most LTE coverage from Big 3
- Sprint infusion with the Softbank deal
- Verizon selected KC for longhaul 100Gb upgrades
- Among first of cities for Tmob upgrade


Bink
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Next Silicon Valley

Will Kansas City become the next Silicon Valley?!?


xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Not likely to become top 5 tech town overall but maybe top 10. KC metro is already a top 10 telcom town, I think KC ranks 7th in telcom employment, was 5th back when Sprint peaked and ATT had major presence.



AVD
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reply to xenophon

Re: KC is center of telcom love lately

said by xenophon:

- Google fiber
- Recently ranked with most LTE coverage from Big 3
- Sprint infusion with the Softbank deal
- Verizon selected KC for longhaul 100Gb upgrades
- Among first of cities for Tmob upgrade

+1
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nevadabell
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Sparks NV

i was traveling thru Sparks NV on I80 last monday and i had 3g on my iPhone4 it was only for a little bit. no 3g in downtown reno


daake07

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reply to Bink

Re: Next Silicon Valley

Everything I've read has indicated that Kansas City has a real problem attracting and retaining IT talent. I personally was offered a job there but ended up declining it after not liking the city itself. I might be somewhat biased, but I would rather live in Omaha than Kansas City.

It really hurt to say no to Google fiber....and ironically it was brought up in my interview.


xenophon

join:2007-09-17

2 edits

KC ranks top 10 in attracting young educated people in %. IT jobs are growing faster than population even though KC is growing. Not surprising that would be the word in Omaha though.

»www.newgeography.com/content/002···-magnets


ArizonaSteve

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When is Phoenix?

I hope they turn it on in Phoenix, then maybe my Samsung Exhibit II 4G phone will actually work. I'd have to put it back to the stock rom though because I tried installing CM9 to see if that would give it 3G capability so I could actually use it. It did give it 3G but at a very slow speed of 384Kb and it can't get 4G anymore so I don't recommend it.



tiger72
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reply to nevadabell

Re: Sparks NV

»airportal.de/ shows user-reports of HSPA+ deployments on the 1900PCS band.



Lone Wolf
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Why

do they compare themselves with only ATT?

Customers who bring unlocked devices to T-Mobile can save up to $50 a month compared to AT&T.

How do they compare to Verizon or Sprint as far as price per month?

ArizonaSteve

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Because only AT&T phones that have a SIM will work unless you have one of the new iPhone 5's and nobody from Verizon with an iPhone 5 can afford to leave to move over until their 2 yr contract is up. They are trying to attract AT&T customers who are currently paying outrageous fees of over $100/mo for service now.



Lone Wolf
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Thanks for the reply but I still wonder how much the Verizon and Sprint customers in KC pay for the same service TMo is offering.


chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA
reply to AVD

Re: KC is center of telcom love lately

one of the "future cities" selected for the movie "looper". Looked like Dubai in the middle of corn field.



delusion ftl

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reply to Lone Wolf

Re: Why

tmobile is 10-30 dollars cheaper a month than verizon.
Depends on plan with sprint, but they are closer in general price wise.


clone

join:2000-12-11
Portage, IN
reply to ArizonaSteve

Re: When is Phoenix?

The Exhibit II/Galaxy Exhibit doesn't have PCS 3G/4G radios, only AWS.



nycnetwork

join:2000-11-12
Brooklyn, NY
reply to Lone Wolf

Re: Why

They have a $30 Prepaid plan that includes 100mins, unl texting and unlimited Data with 5GB of fast speeds. Among other super cheap plans. Their refarmed HSPA+ network in PCS is very solid in parts of NYC.


Big Dawg 23

join:2002-03-27
Northfield, MN
reply to xenophon

Re: KC is center of telcom love lately

Sprints LTE in KC is a joke. I have relatives who live there and also visit for work. All of them on Sprint with S3 and EVO LTE. They tell me all over the city there is NO LTE. Meanwhile Verizon and AT&T have them blanketed. They worst part is Sprint being headquartered in Overland Park has poor coverage. My cousin who works for Sprints jokes about poor service right near the headquarters.



Lone Wolf
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reply to nycnetwork

Re: Why

Thanks, nycnetwork See Profile


xenophon

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Re: KC is center of telcom love lately

Strange and likely untrue rumor that Google will buy the Sprint HQ campus in KC area and Google division or HQ moves to KC...

»forum.kcrag.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18538



AVD
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said by xenophon:

Strange and likely untrue rumor that Google will buy the Sprint HQ campus in KC area and Google division or HQ moves to KC...

»forum.kcrag.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18538

make sense to me
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