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T-Mobile denies rumors of 3G service in Philadelphia

'TMoNews' says T-Mobile 3G service is available in Philadelphia but T-Mobile denies it.

T-Mobile is denying reports that the carrier's 3G service is now available in Philadelphia. According to a T-Mobile spokesman, the post on TMoNews is false and just a rumor. Still, it does make us wonder why a TMoNews blogger is reporting service throughout the city.

What's more, the fact that the rumors are swirling makes us think that T-Mobile might be bringing wireless broadband service to Philly before too long. After launching 3G in New York City on May 5 and Las Vegas on Aug. 6, the carrier is promising a network expansion to 25 additional markets by the end of the year. It has been vague on details, but rumors persist that October 1 is the launch day for more 3G cities.

Believe us, the sooner T-Mobile expands its 3G network the happier we'll be. We got to review its first HSDPA handsets last week, but we couldn't put the Sony Ericsson TM506 through its full paces because wireless broadband still isn't available in the San Francisco Bay Area. T-Mobile won't release details on network expansion; it only says it plans to add 25 markets by the end of the year. But according to RCR Wireless News, testing and spectrum issues may keep T-Mobile form accomplishing that goal.

And in other T-Mobile news, the carrier has launched its brand in former SunCom markets in the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. T-Mobile completed its acquisition of SunComn last February. It now has service in 99 of the top 100 markets.

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