i wireless Plans Summer 3G Network Rollout

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Third Generation Network Will Provide Faster Data Speeds

i wireless today announced that it has begun the rollout of its third-generation (3G) wireless network in the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, and Iowa City markets. The build-out will take place throughout the summer, with completion scheduled for August.

“We are excited about offering 3G voice and data services,” said Mike Haskins, CEO, i wireless. “The launch, in conjunction with our partnership with T-Mobile USA and Iowa Independent Telephone Companies, will provide 10x faster data speeds that will greatly enrich our customer’s wireless experience in more than 130 cities nationwide.”

i wireless and T-Mobile are utilizing a UMTS/HSPA data network making it the fastest 3G service in the country.

Customers will be able to access 3G coverage in select i wireless markets, as well as in areas where T-Mobile provides 3G service including Des Moines and Ames, Iowa. Currently, T-Mobile 3G coverage is available to over 206 million people in the U.S.

i wireless will offer 3G capable handsets from Motorola, HTC, BlackBerry and Samsung equipped with popular operating systems - BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Android - to take full advantage of the wide array of available applications. In addition to faster speeds, customers will experience the ability to multi-task – text, email, or surf the web while talking on their 3G phone.

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa, i wireless is a partnership between T-Mobile USA and Iowa Network Services (a consortium of 127 Iowa Independent Telephone Companies). i wireless has over 250 full-service company stores and authorized dealers across Iowa, western Illinois, and eastern Nebraska, offering customers the largest regional and nationwide coverage on the most advanced high-speed voice and data network. For more information, visit http://www.iwireless.com or contact Sarah Harpring at 319-390-7254.


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