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In a recent auction hosted by the FCC, T-Mobile won a large chunk of the 1700MHz and 2100Mhz band, which is used 3G data communications. T-Mobile grabbed up 120 bids covering 474 million people, which means they have multiple spectrums covering the super-urban areas, where coverage is spottier thanks to more obstructions. So what does this mean to you? If you're a T-Mobile customer and can hold on for another year or so for faster data speed, you probably should.

T-Mobile Wins 3G Spectrum; Is MetroPCS Coming To NYC? [Gearlog]