Remember last October when
But starting Monday, that time has come. Less than an hour ago
Subscribers using one of those handsets shouldn't need to do anything besides turn on their phones. As T-Mobile said in a statement, "The phones are designed to automatically connect to the best available network (3G or GSM/GPRS/EDGE)." What's more, 3G use will be free for the time being. That's great news for anyone already using one of those models, but other customers will have to trade up if they want to use the new network.
Though T-Mobile also is rolling out 3.5G HSDPA coverage in its new network, currently it offers no HSDPA-capable handsets. In its press release, the carrier said that in the coming months it would introduce its first HSDPA handset and other "data-centric, all-in-one" devices. Stay tuned for more details on what exactly those phones will be. Also, the carrier said it was evaluating whether it would add any music download or video streaming services. T-Mobile is the last major U.S. carrier to introduce a 3G network.