As 2009 winds to a close, T-Mobile has officially hit its 2009 goal of covering more than 200 million people with 3G coverage. For the uninformed, that means in the areas of T-Mobile coverage, over 200 million people COULD use it, not are using it. According to the email sent my way, since the first 3G market launched in 2008, T-Mobile has added more than 330,000 POP’s per day. Also mentioned, is that T-Mobile has built a 3G network faster than anyone else in the United States, nothing like a little self promotion. Last week saw the most recent 3G launches with Little Rock, Ark; Moscow, Idaho and Pullman, Walla Walla and Yakima, WA.
While we’ve been hoping for at least a few cities to see HSPA+ launched before year’s end, it looks as though we’ll have to wait till next year. Of course at this point, that’s only 3 days away so really, not a huge concern.
“With 3G, T-Mobile has laid the foundation to take the network to the next level. Having a nationwide HSPA network gives T-Mobile a competitive edge, since the network can be quickly upgraded to HSPA+ over the next year, providing customers with superior speeds and services. Pair it with an excellent line-up of existing and upcoming 3G devices, and T-Mobile’s 21 Mbps-capable network will give wireless customers a big incentive to switch to T-Mobile from other competitors.”