We read before about T-Mobile launching 3G services on 25 major markets on Oct 1st, but everything looks like 2 of those 25 cities are getting 3G before the nationwide roll-out. Those 2 cities are Las Vegas ( thanks !!! ) and Austin. Both cities are going to get the 3G network on Aug 5th and Aug 6th respectively.
Other rumors said that other cities are getting 3G this month, like Minneapolis. We have to wait until tomorrow if here in Las Vegas, the service is up. I will keep you informed tomorrow as soon I grab my new phone.
A member of Howard Forums posted that even T-Mobile 3G phones are capable and ready, they don’t show up the 3G icon except the Nokia 6263 after you upgrade through NSU. To test the 3G speed you have 2 options :
1. play some streaming audio, and make a call ( It wont be interruption about the downloading because the phone call)
2. Do speed test, any value over 250kbps is considered as 3G