Article from CNET, Oct 06. Note "gee whiz" characterization when discussing 3G from the President Robert Dotson. Now I know why this company is so slow, their president isn't sharp at all when forecasting the market or the direction of the industry.
From CNET 6 Oct 06. Source: http://news.cnet.com/T-Mobile-outlines-plans-for-3G-network/2100-1039_3-6123480.html
T-Mobile, the smallest of the major mobile-phone carriers in the U.S., is the last of the big carriers to deploy a 3G network. Cingular Wireless, Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless have each been offering 3G wireless service for more than a year. 3G allows carriers to offer more capacity on their networks to deliver new services such as video, music and other data services.
But T-Mobile executives say the company has not been hurt by the delay.
"We believe we have timed this well," Robert Dotson, president and CEO of T-Mobile USA, said during a conference call Friday to discuss the new network plans. "We have a track record of not putting our dollars in 'gee whiz' technology. We invest our dollars smartly and that has earned us financial returns in the market place."
No mention that their smart investments has also earned them the coveted #4 slot when discussing national carriers. No wonder I'm disappointed, I thought this company had a clue but looks are deceiving.