updated 04:35 pm EDT, Wed July 10, 2013
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to receive update to enable T-Mobile 4G LTE
T-Mobile has revealed it is extending its range of mobile devices that will work on its 4G LTE network by three, at its Jump program launch today. The Sony Xperia Z and the Nokia Lumia 925 will both become available on the carrier in the future, while owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will also gain access in a software update.
The water-resistant Sony Xperia Z will be available to buy for $100 upfront with 24 monthly payments of $20 from stores and online from July 17th. Pre-orders through the website will open on July 16th, with customers receiving a free Sony Wireless Bluetooth Speaker as a gift. The Nokia Lumia 925 running Windows 8 will cost a cheaper $50 upfront, with the same $20 monthly payment for two years, and will also go on sale from July 17th.
Existing owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will receive an over-the-air update in the next few weeks, allowing the tablet access to the T-Mobile 4G LTE network. New versions of the device sold through the carrier will have the update pre-installed, and will cost $100 upfront with 24 monthly payments of $15.
Customers buying the devices will be able to take advantage of T-Mobile's new Jump program, which will allow for two upgrades per year at a cost of $10 per month, as well as the new family versions of the Simple Choice Plan, which allows for up to five lines to be used on one account.