T-Mobile Expanding HSPA+ Markets Today!

Today, T-Mobile is announcing the expansion of its HSPA+ network, bringing the total number of cities covered to 25 and total customers covered to 75 million by the end of June.  Covered are T-Mobile customers in  Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Tampa, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, New Orleans and Charleston.  In addition, HSPA+ has been expanded to Bentonville, Ark..  Anderson, S.C.  and Fayetteville, N.C. are now good to go for HSPA+ service.  For those of you looking to take advantage of these newly released speeds, perhaps the Nokia E73 is the worth a look as it will be available in stores today.  If that doesn’t suit your fancy, perhaps the myTouch Slide or the Garminfone will fulfill your desires.  On the other hand, perhaps the webconnect Rocket will be your choice for serious on-the-go browsing pleasure.  Does this sound like a marketing commercial or what?

Seriously though, T-Mobile is working to rapidly expand their HSPA+ footprint to ensure that customers can enjoy 4G-like speeds.  The company remains committed to its goal of 100 major metropolitan launches by the end of the year!

Check out the full press release below!

T-Mobile Expands Super-Fast Network and Availability of T-Mobile® webConnect Rocket USB Laptop Stick to Cover 25 Major Metropolitan Areas

BELLEVUE, Wash.June 16, 2010 Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced the expansion of its super-fast mobile broadband network, now offering 4G speeds1 to more than 25 major metropolitan areas across the U.S., and expects to cover more than 75 million Americans with HSPA+ by the end of June. Complementing the network expansion is the availability of the

T-Mobile® webConnect Rocket USB Laptop Stick, the first HSPA+ capable device from a national U.S. wireless carrier, in T-Mobile retail stores in these new areas.

Now HSPA+ and the T-Mobile® webConnect Rocket USB Laptop Stick are available in major metropolitan areas across the country including Los Angeles; Dallas; Atlanta; Houston; Seattle; Tampa and Orlando, Fla.; Pittsburgh; Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem, N.C.; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla.; New Orleans; and Charleston, S.C. In addition, HSPA+ has been expanded to Bentonville, Ark.; Anderson, S.C.; and Fayetteville, N.C. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ mobile broadband service is already live in New York; Philadelphia; Las Vegas; Memphis; Upstate New York; Connecticut; Providence, R.I.; and the Washington, D.C., suburbs.

“T-Mobile has rolled out HSPA+ service to more than 25 major metropolitan areas in four month’s time, as we drive towards having the most pervasive mobile broadband network delivering 4G speeds in the country,” said Neville Ray, senior vice president of Engineering and Operations for T-Mobile USA. “T-Mobile is delivering unprecedented value to our customers with the availability of a super-fast mobile broadband experience combined with compelling and affordable devices and data plans.”

T-Mobile’s rapidly expanding HSPA+ mobile broadband footprint makes it easy for customers to enjoy 4G speeds on the HSPA+-enabled T-Mobile® webConnect Rocket USB Laptop Stick. In addition, T-Mobile currently has 15 3G devices that can benefit from enhanced speeds when they’re on the HSPA+ network, including the newest smartphone available from T-Mobile today — the Nokia E73 Mode.
T-Mobile has made considerable progress in the number of areas with faster mobile broadband — and expects to continue this aggressive pace to deliver HSPA+ speeds in 100 major metropolitan areas with backhaul in place, covering 185 million people in the U.S. by the end of this year.

“With the rapid expansion of its HSPA+ network this year, T-Mobile is in a great position of being able to deliver high-speed data service to a broader number of customers today,” said Peter Jarich, principal analyst, Wireless Infrastructure, Current Analysis. “Ultimately, consumers don’t care what technology powers the network they’re using — they care about the quality and experience of their mobile data service, the cost of those services, and the devices available to access them. HSPA+ has the potential to deliver higher data rates across a broader lineup of devices in the next one to two years than competing technologies.”
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  • http://myspace.com/major90 Willie Singleton

    in the recent 2 weeks ive been getting lost of reception and data speeds unsteady down in the north miami/ hollywood area on my nexus. I get constant 1780kbps download and 483kbps uploads, but while thethering i seen spikes up to 9920kbps download and 1124kbps uploads so im not sure if we are next. Hope soo. Tired of unsteady reception.

  • Ejay

    wa once getting only 500- 900 kb dls and 500-700 kn up now im at 6 mbsdl and now 1.6- 2 mbs up in seattle metro area , not every where though

  • Chris

    Maybe Chicago is in the works. The 2 local servers I usually see on SpeedTest are not showing up. Current closest server to Chicago is Petersburg Michigan today. Don’t think I need to tell you all how slow thats been…

  • Scott

    I was excited to read that HSPA+ was just added today in HOUSTON… except that it’s NOT. Funny thing is I called TMO and customer service rep didn’t know what it was, I had to explain to them that it’s TMO’s version of 4G. Also went into a TMO retail store and they had NO idea when it would be available.

    Does anyone know when this will be available in Houston? Also really hoping TMO comes out with a EVO type of phone. I have the Myt3g and don’t see the Myt3g SLIDE as an upgrade, just a thicker version of my phone with a keyboard which I don’t care for physical keyboards anyways.

    I’ve been a loyal TMO customer for over 10 years and had the G1 when it first came out and was the FIRST android phone, sad that TMO is now falling behind the other carriers with the hardware.

    Patiently waiting…

    • watbetch

      Customers like these are exactly why T-Mobile doesn’t let us know anything.

      It’s not COMPLETELY DONE at the time of launch, but it IS available in Houston.. they’re still completing the upgrade.

    • Scott

      I stand corrected as I stated in another post, today I’m seeing speeds that I normally only see with wifi. As for Watbetch comment it’s because of customers like me who have remained loyal to TMO that they sometimes keep us waiting. If they were to announce their every move way many would jump ship to another carrier only to feel like a fool when the phone they were waiting on comes out the following month. Unlike the rotten Apple, Android has many different phones depending on your wants and needs. I just happen to want the most advanced one now. I am one that whenever they came out with a better Blackberry I upgraded and then when they came out with the G1 I upgraded and then to the Myt3g. But to upgrade to the Myt3g Slide is not enough of a difference so I am patiently waiting and not jumping ship. Please TMO gives us a phone that all the other carriers will wish they had.

  • Jason Bonham

    You stupid Chicago Morons. Learn to READ THE DAMN PRESS RELEASES. HSPA+ has a targetted deployment of 185 million POPs by the end of the year. Only 60 million have been covered up to the recent deployment. That means another 120 million or so pops are waiting, not counting your precious Chicago, and I don’t hear any loud whining from any of them. Get this in your head , All urban areas will be covered by the end of the year, it’s just a staggered roll-out. Don’t place too much inportance in your urban decayed Chicagoland mess.

    • bakaruru

      Jason, kiss my azz….crack and all.

    • Dave

      Go to some anger management classes.

    • Ken

      You need a hug, my good sir. *Gives free e-hug*

      Chicago, FTW!

  • Ozkerr

    Scott, depends what part of Houston you live in. Since last week I started showing a H instead of my 3g icon. The evo is a nice but don’t let the hype swallow you in wait till the galaxy s comes out and htc is actually bringing a phone similar to the evo to tmobile.

    • Scott

      I stand corrected, today I noticed my browser was faster and checked the speed and was getting 1.36 to 2.04 download speeds and 0.47 to 0.83 upload. That is great news, shows a 3g icon and not an H on my MyT3G. What phone do you have? The galaxy S looks good but is in no way comparable to the EVO specs. I just think with TMO being the first to adopt Android that they should have the one of the best if not the best hardware especially with their new network to match but so far Sprint and Verizon have received better phones before Tmobile. I have been patient and will continue to be.

  • adam

    so sad that my upload speed is quicker than my download speed. this is through tethering: http://www.speedtest.net/result/850160367.png

  • Mikie

    They did something in Chicago. My HD2 browser is faster so I run the speed test and first result was twice faster then before ( from 700 to 1400kpbs download)

  • chicago081

    Just hold on. Chicago won’t be left out. I will be in Vegas soon and I can’t wait to test it out.

  • D.C.

    I’m here in georgia and I can’t complain I have the 3g slide which is already zippy and now I’m experiencing this HSPA+ and my phone flies even more and soon froyo will be rolling in good job TMO your making a silent move on these competitors ,so let the wagonist and unloyalist join the band wagon of other carriers who can care less about customer care and service

  • nmw407

    Here in Orlando. Just did a speedtest on my g1, to Tampa, FL server, I got 3244kbps download and 388kbps upload

  • HD2owner

    If anyone is still doubting this whole T-Mobile HSPA+ capabilities, take a look at this, few weeks ago tethered (over wi-fi router app) to my laptop from HD2

  • chicago081

    Lucky people that live in Vegas. Tech wise, Vegas in always included among the first. I guess they want to have all this tech stuff in place for the tourists.

  • John

    Got as high as 4250 download today on my touch1.2. Allen, tx. Just north of Dallas.

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  • johnson

    i got this speed in houston by the ikea if anyone in houston knows where it is


    pretty good if i must say

  • jay

    hey n you forgot san antonio TX!!!! i get 18mps download on my hspa+ Device Yea whoooo

  • gabriel

    Good day to all,
    I would like you to know that I’m super duper happy as I have a super duper fast connection provided by tmobile now. I used speedtest.net in my old & dilapidated G1 and I got 6.5mbps then 2.6 uploads in Houston then when I tether it in my netbook then use again the speedtest.net I got this http://www.speedtest.net/result/852656301.png
    Its mind blowing as I hit one time the 16mbps but I didnt recorded it but the 14mbps u have it.Then my latency_ping are between 45-60 in my location-shadow creek ranch in pearland ( a bit outside of downtown houston ) then 70-150 in other locations.I did the test between 9:30am-10:00am as many people starting to use the service as my clear if that time of usage will be horrible.
    I have CLEAR now in the house that I’m paying for $40/month as I bought the modem,so no leasing fee for me just $40/month. That internet of mine hit the highest is 16mbps in early in the morning between (2-5am) but before or after that time I will hit only 3-6mbps download then 800-900kbps upload unlike tmobile from 1mbps-3mbps upload.
    I’m always travelling around Texas & I found out that Austin,Houston,Dallas & San Antonio has the highest download speed to compare to any cities when I compare in Westcoast & Eastcoast cities.
    Then if ever they will make more fiber optic backhaul they can minimize the latency problems others have now.I used to have that problem in my location but now its GONE.
    I’m not the kind of person wasting time to bash any company but now I will because I was with AT&T and they are full of lies company as I had my iphone 3gs & my wife & we never seen more than 2mbps connection the whole of Texas or whenever I was in California or New York. All PEOPLE WHO WILL SAY THEY SEE 3MBPS OR BEYOND (its not real), THEY ARE AT&T PEOPLE OR JUST ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO DEFEND AT&T EVEN AT&T DOESN’T CARE FOR THEM. Mine is real experience with my wife… I work in IT company & I always use the one that I think is not just cool but I can tweak & use the heck of it whatever it can offer unlike iphone that YOU can just unlocked & jailbreak (like what i do) but android & windows can be hack & put lots of fast & best ROM that apple iphone cant do. Our iphone is now an mp3 player in our cars, wants some pictures? Then my wife using the EVO as her company pay for her monthly then she just bought it from Sprint. Its a sweet phone but the speed is not consistent & theres time it will be switching a lot of times from 4g to 3g. But still wayyyyy better than verizon & AT&T. Take note, only Tmobile & Sprint didn’t have the cap now they will just throttle you if your beyond 5gb but no more paying overages (Tmobile then sprint in 4g mode). Can Verizon & AT&T do that? Nope & never because AT&T made the worse decision in lowering the internet usage to 2gb for $25 (Tmobile has $20 for unlimited no cap with super duper fast internet 16mbps versus 1mbps by AT&T) then Verizon is thinking now to do that also as Sprint & Tmobile will go for no capping.
    Theres a lot of fanboys especially in APPLE stuff like iphone that has the basic stuff that was available 10 years ago but Steve Jobs will say magical & unbelievable, he’s the no. 1 liar in the world (I have a friend who still working in APPLE) I’m just new here in Texas as I’m from California & work with IT company near APPLE. But Texas is the best place to make money now (hehe) then cheaper way of living… He said to me that Steve Jobs is very good in marketing hype but he’s not the real guy who’s thinking & making apple stuff to work, he’s just the marketing guy of APPLE. Then all of his components are made mostly of asus & samsung (not them as other blindly knows) only software & design are theirs, I can attest to that, so wheres APPLE real product-NONE. They are just a big marketing & design company, if you don’t believe go to California (to their main headquarter) see if they building any pieces of material to use for their products – none, most of what they are doing is just software & how to market their product. I was there with my friend & I know what I’m saying. Ask ASUS & SAMSUNG then FOXCONN, they will tell you that no parts are made by apple, they will give the design then what materials will use ( APPLE ) then they will wait for delivery then they will use their technology & manpower to build APPLE products ( FOXCONN ).
    FANBOYISM towards APPLE is not bad but you should know the reality of what the company you like & love what they really offer to you & if they lying to you.
    Back to Tmobile, they are the company to watch for & they are not like AT&T that will make advertising 1st before they will do the action, as tmobile will do the work & everything before they will announce in a simple way unlike AT&T like APPLE, they love marketing hype like shortage of Iphone in the 1st day as they know how many people will go & get them but they will not release many units to show they don’t have unit to sell, believe me or not those iphone & ipad was made already & its millions now in FOXCONN factory but they will release only hundreds thousands then it will show to their system they don’t have stock anymore even they have more, for the people to be more excited & feel the APPLE products are so good that people lining up & their hysteria in getting in store or online, thats MARKETING 101, YOU HAVE TO MAKE PEOPLE EXCITE IN YOUR PRODUCTS THEN THEY WILL THINK YOUR PRODUCTS IS SO GOOD THAT PEOPLE NEEDS TO WAIT FOR LONG TIME.
    I hope people will get it now as I want you to be more well aware of what those companies been doing to you, they making you follow them even they are shortchanging you.
    I want to share more my ideas, experience & knowledge about all these stuff – just don’t go with the hype, test drive it – tweak it & if you feel it has everything u want & its more cheaper – go for it… you can email me at sir1honda@aol.com ( i can give you the best advice in telecommunications & computers stuff if I have enough time to answer )
    To all those people bashing each other because you like this or that, think first & I suggest that research in google then don’t defend what you have that you feel is not giving you the real deal. WE LIVE ONCE NOT TWICE , LIVE TO THE FULLEST ( get the best stuff that you think is appropriate & can make things more easier to you not just LOOKS & BRAND NAME of the products.
    Always take care gurls & guys… GOD BLESS YALL…

  • william edwards

    This press release is bogus… per the T-Mobile help desk and the fact the service is not rolled out in a couple of the city’s I checked.

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