Galaxy Note 2 From T-Mobile Now Getting LTE Support: Carrier About To Launch LTE [UPDATE]

By Prarthito Maity , Updated Mar 19, 2013 05:40 PM EDT

Here’s some good news for all those using the new Galaxy Note 2 who happen to be subscribed to T-Mobile.

T-Mobile is now ready to join the rest of the major U.S.-based networks in offering LTE service. The LTE from T-Mobile has been a long time coming and the carrier company is planning on pushing out an update that activates the LTE support in the Galaxy Note 2 sometime soon.

While it was already known that the LTE support from T-Mobile would arrive in 2013, the question was when, and now with T-Mobile having LTE equipment installed in both Kansas City and Las Vegas, by the end of March, at least one of them should be bringing LTE service to subscribers.

As of now, the Note 2 is the only LTE-capable device on T-Mobile's network, although it is expected to be joined by the likes of BlackBerry Z10 with LTE at the end of this month, alongside the arrival of the new Samsung Galaxy S4 sometime in the future, and also apparently an LTE-capable Galaxy S2.

“As for where LTE would be activated first, T-Mobile's reps are playing coy, but did say that the installation process is completely finished in both Las Vegas and Kansas City — all that's left is turning it on. T-Mobile has promised to have LTE active for 200 million people by the end of this year, so its rollout is going to have to be quick either way,” The Verge writes.

The last time the LTE support from T-Mobile was in the news was back in January. At the time, reports said T-Mobile could launch LTE in Las Vegas before the end of January. The information was revealed in an investor conference call by T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray who said that the carrier could deploy LTE in Las Vegas within two to three weeks.

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