Back in August when T-Mo "lit up" their first 600mhz network they stated:
"T-Mobile today also shared additional details of its 600 MHz LTE network rollout. This year alone, additional 600 MHz sites are slated for locations including Wyoming, Northwest Oregon, West Texas, Southwest Kansas, the Oklahoma panhandle, Western North Dakota, Maine, Coastal North Carolina, Central Pennsylvania, Central Virginia and Eastern Washington."
Great! That covers where I live (Central PA) so we should start seeing some 600mhz/Band 71 by the end of 2017.
However, when I look at their different phases of 600mhz roll out on howmobileworks.com (which I just discovered), it shows my area as Phase 4 sometime in 2019. So what's the deal?
I'm in the market for a new phone. I'm a huge fan of the Nexus line, currently using a Nexus 6P and was looking forward to a Pixel 2 XL. But seeing as Band 71 was supposedly starting to roll out in my area by the end of this year and the Pixel not likely to support Band 71, and wanting a phone capable of utilizing this spectrum, I would then go with an LG V30. If it's going to be two years or more until we see any 600mhz, then it really doesn't matter what phone I get as I usually upgrade every two years.