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T-Mobile Buying Unused Spectrum From Verizon to Bolster LTE Coverage

It’s no secret at this point that T-Mobile CEO John Legere is looking to make waves in the mobile industry. All the UnCarrier plans and smack talk against other carriers will only get you so far if your network performance can’t back it up. It looks like T-Mobile is starting off 2014 by expanding that network coverage with a little help from Verizon

T-Mobile announced today that in addition to paying Verizon $2.365 billion, a large amount of low-end spectrum worth almost $950 million, will be changing hands in many major markets across the country. We are talking about 700 MHz, lower A-Block spectrum that Verizon purchased during their LTE rollout.

This purchase gives T-Mobile a considerable boost in lots of markets around the country. “9 out of the top 10 and 21 out of the top 30 markets” will be seeing coverage increase through this purchase. This means not only in size of area coverage, but also quality as well. T-Mobile says that with this purchase they will end up covering 158 million people in low-band spectrum.

Switching to T-Mobile is looking more and more enticing every day. Are you thinking about heading for the UnCarrier?

Via: T-Mobile

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