Rumor: T-Mobile to roll out 3G in New York today

According to a report from, which claims it received a leaked memo from T-Mobile USA, the carrier is launching its 3G network in New York City tomorrow. The memo promises T-Mobile subscribers great call quality and more network availability but makes no mention of advanced features, applications or services. It has been known for some time that T-Mobile is more interested in the capacity enhancements it gains from 3G than some of the advanced services that its competitors are offering since it bills itself as a low-cost carrier.

T-Mobile aims to roll 3G out in at least 20 markets by the end of the year. Some of the cities include: Los Angeles, Detroit, San Diego, Austin, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Miami.

A T-Mobile USA spokesperson would not comment on the rumored report but did disclose that the carrier would be announcing its 3G plans within a week. He also reminded us that the carrier would be announcing its quarterly earnings next Thursday. Hint, hint.--Brian Dolan

For more on T-Mobile USA's 3G plans:
- check out this report over at Engadget

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