Feb 9th, 2013

Trying to find the right prepaid carrier is no easy task, but those that want to be with a T-Mobile MVNO might find it easy to make a decision soon. Two T-Mobile MVNO carriers are getting ready to offer 4G LTE speeds as soon as T-Mobile flips the switch on, further firing up the battle between carriers and MVNOs. Said prepaid carriers are Solavei and Ready SIM.

An MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) is a carrier that offers cellphone services without owning the network. In other words, they piggyback on one of the carriers which do own towers across the country. Though very few of these offer 4G LTE, we are starting to see a breakthrough of affordable/prepaid MVNOs offering these latest-generation data speeds.

Both Solavei and Ready SIM have confirmed that they expect to offer 4G LTE next to T-Mobile. Another MVNO, Ultra Mobile, didn’t comment but mentioned they are “always aiming to do what’s best for their customers and will definitely consider LTE when it’s possible.” This was a much safer approach, as T-Mobile is raising its eyebrow at the other MVNOs’ comments.

“T-Mobile has not made any commitments to MVNO partners regarding timing of when they may have access to T-Mobile’s LTE network, and not all partners may receive access.” – T-Mobile

Way to be a party pooper, T-Mobile! Magenta could be launching its 4G LTE network as soon as next month, so let’s hope all our fellow prepaid MVNO subscribers get some LTE love. Are you planning to use T-Mobile’s 4G LTE with one of these MVNOs?

[Fierce Wireless]

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