T-Mobile EDGE to launch by end of September

Aug 31 2005 - 01:20 PM ET | Data, T-Mobile

T-Mobile USA will finally launch its EDGE data service next month, according to an updated passage on their about page:

By the end of September 2005, T-Mobile plans to launch EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution) service across its nationwide network, offering average data speeds between 100-130 kbps – up to three times faster than traditional wired dial-up services.

T-Mobile USA is still a ways off from 3G data technology which will likely have a heavy toll on the #4 carrier. Cingular, Verizon and Sprint Nextel all have 3G up in at least select markets.

[via Engadget]