T-mobile Officially Announces 3G cities!

Sorry faithful readers, this comes hours after its most certainly gone viral through the gadget world. Unfortunately I’ve been away from the computer all day and had information withdrawal. Better late then never right? Check the list below for your cities:

Markets currently with T-Mobile 3G (13):

  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York/New Jersey/Long Island
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego

Markets getting T-Mobile 3G by mid-October (8):

  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Sacramento
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle

Markets getting T-Mobile 3G by the end of 2008 (6):

  • Birmingham
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Kansas City
  • Memphis
  • Tampa

Official T-mobile Press Release courtesy of Slashgear:

T-Mobile USA Announces Commercial 3G Network Availability in 21 Markets By Mid-October

Company Confirms Launch of UMTS/HSDPA in Major Markets Across the Country and Details Plans for Additional Markets in the Fourth Quarter

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Sept. 18, 2008 – T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced highlights of the company’s wireless network expansion plans, including the deployment of its third-generation (3G) wireless broadband service to 27 major markets in the United States by the end of 2008. The planned expansion is expected to deliver T-Mobile 3G services to more than two-thirds of T-Mobile’s current data customers, with meaningful expansion to additional customers and markets through 2009.

T-Mobile’s UMTS/HSDPA high-speed data network is currently available across 13 major metropolitan markets: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York (including northern New Jersey and Long Island), Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio and San Diego. The company plans to expand its service by mid-October to additional markets, including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle. An additional six markets — Birmingham, Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Memphis and Tampa — are expected to have the network available before the end of the year, increasing the number of markets with T-Mobile’s 3G network to 27 markets.

“With the faster data speeds delivered by our 3G network, T-Mobile looks forward to offering mobile products and services that place the full power of the Web in our customers’ hands,” said Cole Brodman, chief development officer, T-Mobile USA.

T-Mobile’s 3G network supports multiple UMTS capable-phones as well as the HSDPA-enabled
Sony Ericsson TM506, a mass-market flip phone. In the coming months, T-Mobile plans to offer new and compelling data-centric, all-in-one devices that will help make the most of T-Mobile’s HSDPA network, which can deliver download speeds of up to 1 Mbps. The faster speeds allow T-Mobile customers to take full advantage of new and emerging applications from social networking to sending live video.

The launch of the 3G network also enables T-Mobile to accommodate and serve customers more efficiently through the use of its AWS spectrum, effectively doubling T-Mobile USA’s spectrum position and laying the foundation for the company’s future growth.

T-Mobile and the U.S. government, namely the Department of Commerce, Department of Defense and the Department of Justice, continue to work closely and effectively together to make available AWS spectrum that will give our customers access to T-Mobile’s 3G network.

As the 3G service rolls out in targeted major markets, T-Mobile will continue to build upon its
T-Mobile® HotSpot Wi-Fi network — its wireless high-speed Internet offering that launched in 2002 — and its nationwide voice and data network, to empower customers to effortlessly stay connected using the best available network.

T-Mobile USA is part of T-Mobile International, which is following a common technology path across all of its markets in Europe and the United States, from GSM/GPRS/EDGE to UMTS/HSDPA. T-Mobile USA greatly benefits from T-Mobile International’s 3G experiences in Europe, where adoption of non-messaging mobile data is growing dynamically; and with more than 125 million customers worldwide, T-Mobile International is able to generate significant global procurement synergies.

  • T1 Connect

    @stilltmo danny says october so come on stick around and mash it up. when someone says oooooo what kind of phone is this you can say ‘this my g1 baby, you like it’.

  • Armytank

    Cleveland??????????? No love ??????????????

  • Armytank

    I thought it was a ntaionwaide launch.?.? Why cant they have 3g everywhere?????? They have that shitty edge everywhere

  • TmoChicago

    Finally chicago gets some love real talk thank you t-mobile and we getting the G1 /dream around the same time could life get any better for this same city

  • Josh

    the cubs winning the world series maybe?

  • PHug

    Just piling on now i guess but…

    NO D.C. METRO AREA?!?!?!?!

    WTF T-Mobile???

  • A.R.E.

    NO Ft.Lauderdale 3G Coverage!! WACK!!!!

  • Tmofanatik

    LA should be live today!! woo hoo

  • DC Native

    I am very disappointed that there are no plans for 3G in DC anywhere (I remember seeing it on a previous list here). I’ve put up with bad reception here in DC for a while and was held off on moving to Verizon because of Tmo’s great customer service. But this is just crazy. How can you NOT have 3G in a town where everyone has a bberry? They may pick up new users down the road when they finally roll it out here, but I know they are going to lose a lot of their long time customers right now.
    I hope this is a typo and they add DC back to the list.

  • mayor barry

    is there a mistake? why isn’t dc on that list?

  • stacks

    What about columbus. Can Ohio get some 3g love. Tmobile is very popular in Ohio, err body and they momma got a sidekick and a wing down here.

  • sayitright

    Yeah i agree. I live in Cleveland and every other person I know has T-Mobile. I really see it pointless to get this phone next month if I can get the 3G experience. Guess I’ll have to wait.


    Wait.. So if it says cities like seattle, would the whole state benefit? This will make me especially mad D:<

  • lolslayer

    tmobile rep here in pittsburgh told me 3g should launch sometime in january. guess we’ll find out how true that is in a month, or more.

  • lolpsy

    lolslayer; you should know thats a lie, tmobile reps never know anything, they just make things up randomly. a rep told me a g2 is coming out and you get your very own robot that will wipe your ass for you, it requires 3g though