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NewsPoster Apr 2, 2013 04:30 PM
Report: T-Mobile iPhone baseband update imminent
Reportedly, T-Mobile is planning on sending carrier updates to unlocked iPhones used on its network on or around April 5. The update should enable <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/282432==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/03/26/new.plans.explained.more.lte.devices.added.to.rost er/" rel='nofollow'>LTE</a> and Visual Voicemail to the devices brought to the carrier. The update will be pushed only to iPhones running iOS 6.1 or greater. <br />
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The internal notice obtained by <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/282433==http://www.tmonews.com/2013/04/t-mobile-sending-out-carrier-update-enabling-lte-for-unlocked-iphone-devices-on-april-5th/" rel='nofollow'><em>TMONews</em></a> says that the T-Mobile Carrier Update "is a minor iOS software update that enables official iPhone support by T-Mobile. When installed, the software update enables a handful of capabilities like Visual Voicemail, MMS Settings and Network/Device optimizations that customers do not have access to today. On April 5, the software update will begin being pushed via [Over-the-Air] to all iPhone devices on the T-Mobile network."<br />
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One week later, T-Mobile will <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/282430==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/03/26/new.plans.explained.more.lte.devices.added.to.rost er/" rel='nofollow'>start carrying</a> its own <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/282431==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/03/25/uncarrier.plans.start.from.50.unlimited.4g.data.fr om.70/" rel='nofollow'>"uncarrier"</a> version of a subsidized phone. For an up-front cost of $100 and $20 per month for two years, users can purchase the iPhone 5. The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S will also be available in select markets --though without LTE access -- at a cost of $15 down and $15 per month for 24 months for the former, and $70 down and $20 per month over the same period for the latter. <br />
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T-Mobile's LTE network is currently running in seven cities: Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose and Washington D.C. More cities are promised by the end of the year. <br />
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The new Simple Choice plans offer unlimited calls and texts on all plans, with data driving the price differences. A 500MB plan will cost $50 per month, while the 2GB option will cost $60. Data allowances including tethering, with data speed constrained down to 3G once the cap is used up. Another option, offering unlimited national 4G coverage for $70, will include an extendable 500MB limit for tethering.
 
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