T-Mobile To Launch HSPA+ In 19 More Cities On July 21st

T-Mobile is set to launch HSPA+ in 19 more cities this coming July 21st, making for a grand total of 44 cities with HSPA+ service. T-Mobile has promised 100 major metropolitan areas by the end of the year and with the year halfway over, they are just about halfway there. We know many of you await news on your city, so rest assured as soon as we get another round of launch info, you’ll know exactly where to look for it! Now, someone talk to me about 42 Mbps??

  • Austin, TX ?
  • Baltimore, MD ?
  • Birmingham, AL ?
  • Cincinnati, OH ?
  • Cleveland, OH ?
  • Columbus, OH ?
  • El Paso, TX ?
  • Ft. Worth, TX ?
  • Hawaii Honolulu, HI ?
  • Indianapolis, IN?
  • Jacksonville, FL ?
  • Kansas City, MO ?
  • Louisville, KY?
  • Milwaukee, WI ?
  • Minneapolis, MN ?
  • Portland, OR ?
  • San Antonio, TX ?
  • Washington, D.C. ?
  • Wichita, KS

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  • slowmo

    Is the G1 HSPA capable? I’m in Charleston (supposed to be HSPA live) and I haven’t noticed faster speeds.

    • GTsic

      I think the G1 is capable of 7.2 HSDPA, so you should be able to get around 4-6mbps down. and between 1 to 2mbps up.

    • spongebob

      Here in Seattle, I am getting a consistent 3-4mbps down on my G1.

      • Tony

        Im in San Juan, PR and I usually gets around 128kbps!!! NO 3G!!!, Tmobile su©ks over here, however they have low monthly prices but Im rather to pay extra and get a faster internet.

    • onedeadlysin2go

      its def faster than the 3g is columbia SC, at least if your downtown.

  • J

    You should see hspa+ in parts of these cities already. It isn’t officially launched until a specific number of towers are active.

    Some cities are taking longer because it requires a fiber provider to run fiber to each tower. Whomever the provider is in chicago is obviously taking longer than others. Most of the work required for this upgrade is on these fiber providers.

    • Anthony

      Either you don’t live in Chicago or you’re a Tmo employee. It’s irrelevant who is to blame for the reason Chicago is getting left behind. The only thing that matters is these hodunk towns have faster speeds than Chicago.

      • michael

        It’s not irrelevant. Its in fact very relevant. You want the network to be live in Chicago and so does T-Mobile. Unfortunately technology isn’t always that simple. The guy is right, the local landline provider (usually at&t) has to install the backhaul for the network to function on hspa+ and I can assure you at&t is not in any rush to help out its competition. That’d why you also see some small areas not get the fast signal in one spot but two blocks away you do… because each tower is turned on one at a time as its ready.

  • tokinotabumblb

    Woooohoooooo Jacksonville!!!!!!!!!!

    • notxel

      Yes Jacksonville will get some HSPA+ love a little faster than with 3G. Now it’s time for T-Mobile to release some GOOD phones that can take FULL advantage of these speeds so I can make my next purchase. (As long as they do before the holidays I’m happy, N1 will keep me sane till then.)

  • http://www.youtube.com/luigidude7 m

    Seriously no HSPA+ in chicago!!!

    • J-Hop2o6

      read J’s comment above

      “Some cities are taking longer because it requires a fiber provider to run fiber to each tower. Whomever the provider is in chicago is obviously taking longer than others. Most of the work required for this upgrade is on these fiber providers.”

  • DixieNormous

    I’ve been doing speed tests ALL OVER Los Angeles with my N1, and it pure garbage…

    Only place I ever hit 3mbps was on the 405 next to the getty center, most places are below 1mbps. most of the time its way less then 1kbps down and almost always a steady 1.3mbps up.

    Where the hell is this socalled super fast HSPA+? 1 cell tower in the whole damn city maybe???

    heres my CSV log if anyone cares. PS, I deleted most of the sub 1mbps logs even tho over 70% of my I get under 1mbps
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    “2010-07-13 13:49″,”Cell”,”34.09076″,”-118.37002″,398338,165294,117,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-07-11 17:10″,”Cell”,”33.77187″,”-118.16339″,116557,102685,118,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-07-10 00:03″,”Cell”,”33.77187″,”-118.16339″,211735,169315,116,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-07-08 21:07″,”Cell”,”33.77187″,”-118.16339″,153252,164724,126,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-07-07 18:20″,”Cell”,”33.77187″,”-118.16339″,179263,167436,105,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-07-05 17:01″,”Cell”,”33.77187″,”-118.16339″,175115,171301,128,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-07-05 13:55″,”Cell”,”33.77187″,”-118.16339″,117787,160358,125,”Houston, TX”,”″,”″
    “2010-07-04 01:50″,”Cell”,”33.74906″,”-118.31631″,195470,170398,94,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-07-01 18:38″,”Cell”,”34.15167″,”-118.46833″,84306,164030,114,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-07-01 18:28″,”Cell”,”34.15167″,”-118.46833″,181036,153405,93,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-07-01 18:26″,”Cell”,”34.15167″,”-118.46833″,96591,161592,113,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-28 23:58″,”Wifi”,”33.73999″,”-118.10725″,835761,131181,45,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-27 20:45″,”Cell”,”33.73999″,”-118.10725″,180881,158273,97,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-23 19:30″,”Cell”,”34.25017″,”-118.40540″,314243,169153,109,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-23 00:35″,”Cell”,”34.25017″,”-118.40540″,158439,169884,109,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-20 01:42″,”Cell”,”34.25017″,”-118.40540″,432734,167975,100,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-20 01:36″,”Cell”,”34.25017″,”-118.40540″,463944,169224,108,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-20 00:55″,”Cell”,”34.25017″,”-118.40540″,293754,170356,102,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-19 01:00″,”Cell”,”34.25017″,”-118.40540″,436676,170970,86,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-18 22:54″,”Cell”,”34.25017″,”-118.40540″,200563,172536,87,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-18 22:54″,”Cell”,”34.25017″,”-118.40540″,253119,168983,112,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-17 13:39″,”Cell”,”34.25017″,”-118.40540″,135468,169002,118,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-13 15:59″,”Wifi”,”34.25017″,”-118.40540″,1115501,147176,29,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-13 00:14″,”Cell”,”34.25017″,”-118.40540″,69804,100562,120,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-12 17:38″,”Cell”,”34.25017″,”-118.40540″,171180,172174,96,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-12 00:13″,”Cell”,”33.68970″,”-117.85020″,77002,163432,95,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-11 21:04″,”Cell”,”33.68970″,”-117.85020″,90116,82653,144,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-11 19:52″,”Cell”,”33.68970″,”-117.85020″,161821,121595,121,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-09 09:46″,”Cell”,”33.68970″,”-117.85020″,91836,159454,188,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-07 20:03″,”Cell”,”33.68970″,”-117.85020″,3178,47410,158,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-07 20:02″,”Cell”,”33.68970″,”-117.85020″,4200,205714,160,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-07 19:46″,”Cell”,”33.68970″,”-117.85020″,140352,169295,114,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-07 19:23″,”Cell”,”33.68970″,”-117.85020″,334910,169077,100,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″
    “2010-06-07 19:22″,”Cell”,”33.68970″,”-117.85020″,241823,162641,114,”Los Angeles, CA”,”″,”″

    • Guru

      Try to turn radio off and back on (airplane mode on/off). There is a weird glitch on some G1s and Mytouch (not all android phones). Then run speedtest again. You should see speeds ~2.5 to 4Mbps on an HSDPA phone.

      On an HSPA+ network, you should see ~10-12mbps on descent signal.

      HSPA is deployed where the fiber backhaul is available. I assure you the hold up is on the fiber provider as stated above! T-Mo is already equipped and ready to go. HSPA+ will roll out as soon as it is available.

    • podstolom

      Well, not sure i “care” exactly, but I did import these into Excel to read. Interesting variations between 3G and WiFi. I’ve been getting 3-4 mbs down, 550 mbs up lately here in Wichita off and on for the past week or so. Hope it stabilizes when it is scheduled to officially launch next week.

  • Belcher

    no salt lake city.. oh well, i’m not suprised :) V I B R A N T on Thursday!

  • Henry

    come on tmobile no love for the Bay Area in CA?!?!

  • William

    Columbus, Ohio gets some love! Hopefully it’ll boost the regular 3G speeds and stabilize the area.

  • Paul

    I noticed last night that near my house in SE Portland, OR, I’m suddenly getting ~3Mbps down and about 512kbps up. This is compared to ~512kbps up/down at my work just south of Portland, tested today. Tested back at home today in SE Portland, and I’m back up to the faster speed. Looking forward to them turning this on on all the towers around town!

  • going_home

    How in the name of everything good and decent does Jacksonville rate getting it before Tampa ?
    C’mon TMO I just got an N1 so lets get on the ball and get Tampa up and running !
    Good stuff !


    • notxel

      What are you referring to? According to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ Coverage Map here: http://t-mobile-coverage.t-mobile.com/?WT.z_unav=mst_global_cvg# Tampa is and has been live. You might wanna call T-Mobile.

    • Rickey

      Trampa? What about us good folks down here in Fort Liquordale? That’s the only thing us drunks need that’s high speed. :)

    • justinhub2003

      ya i hope your being scarcastic cuz I just got back from treasure island and tampa and I was getting 3-4mbps down and 1mb up throughout clearwater, tampa and st. pete . I even nailed a 6mb tethered to my laptop from my nexus one

  • http://acmaki.com/ Anthony C. Maki

    Woo Minneapolis!

  • eYe

    Minneapolis finally gets some love. Does anyone know if HSPA+ provides better coverage or just higher speeds? My coverage is very spotty around here, I’m OK with speed as is, just need some good coverage.

    • J-Hop2o6

      mostly higher speeds.. i doubt better coverage since its still 3G/UMTS/WCDMA

    • Chuck N.

      What part of Minneapolis is spotty? I live in Savage & work in Chanhassen, but travel all over the Mpls. area (from Savage to Mpls. to Plymouth to East Bethel) and rarely have dropped calls. My services KILLS any family/friends on Verizon.

      • gargoyle999

        I work just south of the Mall of America. I barely get one 3G bar and usually Edge in the parking lot. Never 3G in the building.

  • chaoscentral

    what no Boston??? We aren’t a major city anymore huh?

  • Rey

    Miami and Broward need to hurry up !

  • timbob

    lol i live in wichita and thats a small city compared to the big ones. but which band would the blackberry 9700 use? i see its compatible with alot of hspa but im still confused on what it does.

  • Oscar

    No Tampa =(

    • shawn

      Tampa, FL? You already have it (supposedly).
      go check the map: http://t-mobile-coverage.t-mobile.com/?WT.z_unav=mst_global_cvg#

      Guess you might need to drive around until you find it.
      But realize that there are no HSPA+ capable phone yet, and certain models TMo sell have different HSPA ratings, some only 3.6, other 7.2, also make sure you have 3G turned on and showing on the screen before you run a speedtest.


    • justinhub2003

      dude you already have it, I was just their 2 days ago, your getting 4x the speed of my normal 3g in cincinnati.. do a speed test, your getting at minimum 2mbps

  • http://scottystieber.com Scotty

    Umm seriously? Chicago please!

  • michael

    I saw somewhere that Chicago was going to be live Q1 2011 so everybody might as well quit screaming “why not Chicago?”

  • odiots

    Nice I’m moving to portland around the 21st

  • Stonekillr

    In Chicago its not T-mobile’s fault. Its waiting on ATT to run Fiber.

  • Rick

    It looks like this time Louisville won’t be near the end. Now to get an HSPA+ capable device, in November?

  • Derrick

    well that sucks, how Birmingham gonna get yet ANOTHER update in data and Mobile doesn’t even have 3g yet. BS

  • Manny

    So.. whats the chances of Wichita Falls, TX getting HSPA+?

  • TMOprophet

    3G would be nice here!

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Just in: I conducted an “intelligence mission” on the current crop of phones and upcoming models. A rep with T-Mobile said he attended a meeting where they were shown the September HSPA+ phone that will be debuting. His words approximately:

    “It was a somewhat quick preview because they did not want to show it too long out of concern that someone would take a pic. It was hard to remember it. But to me it looks like the G1 without the chin.”

    So there you have it. Let your imaginations run wild.

    • Stillwaiting

      That’s enough for me, Vibrant here I come.

  • mikey

    Wow, I can’t believe Honolulu is getting it. Everyone usually ignores us (and Alaska). Thanks Magenta!

  • Rizo

    See Cleveland, this month isn’t a total disaster. At least you’ll have HSPA before LeBron. Not an championship though, sorry.

  • altman

    would The 3g turn into H? Is that how we would know if got hspa

    • http://hellafast.net Ryan

      no it will still say 3G on your phone but you will know because it will be noticeably faster thats really the only way you can tell. i can barely get 1m if im lucky on my G1 right now and was getting 3.8m at the max in the Dallas area that went live a while ago. now that ft worth is getting it ill be getting those speeds at home! hell yea only thing that will make it better is when i pick up my vibrant

      • altman

        really? well i know that the nexus one shows it with an H and my rooted mytouch 3g cynogen it also shows a H. but whatever it does seem a lot faster now than before. man i just got my phone like 7 months ago and i already want the vibrant. i gotta wait for 2 more years haha.

        thanks for the info.

  • WHAT!

    What happened to Boston?

    Step your game up Tmo

  • http://none Swoosh

    Still waiting in Mobile,Al….hell we still don’t even have 3G yet…. what a shame

  • Brian

    Yeah, Chicago and Detroit are left behind;(

    Detroit has 4.5 million in the metropolitan area? (no one actually lives in the city proper)

    That is alot of users being left out for much smaller cities.

    • D Griffin

      Screw you hippie. Some of us actually do live IN Detroit.

      • Bob

        You called him a hippie. Haha

        We have the same problem as chicago. A boat load of at&t owned lines. If you were ford renting cars to chrysler wouldn’t you drag your as s too.

    • Frost

      Yeah, we do live in the city proper.

  • david

    Good reason why Sprint would want to take over T- mobile. Its not a merge.

  • sorandkairi

    F Birmingham …come on… Montgomery!!!!!!

  • servo

    no chicago! :(

  • http://ceffyl.net Ceffyl

    Isn’t the Nokia N900 a HSPA+ capable device? Great handset, awesome developer community. I love my N900 and can’t wait for HSPA+ to hit my area…

    • J-Hop2o6

      Up to 10.2 HSPA

  • derrickps3

    don’t see tallahassee on the list, but tallahassee is finally getting 3g, i noticed on my bb bold 9700 the 3g signal was visible, i called and they say they are still working on it, i am glad, because this is a college town, and we want to be able to download things on our phones at the fastest speed.

    • J-Hop2o6

      Tallahassee will prolly just be 3.6 HSDPA first.. HSPA+ should be there at the end of the year, or 2011.

    • J

      No, we brought up Tallahassee on HSPA 7.2. There are still a few more sites to get complete, but it is live in most of the city.

      • Spencer

        Thank GOD Tallahassee finally has 3G. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve complained and complained about never having 3G. I just hope some more towers are improved because there are still a few places that only have Edge.

  • raymond

    i will never get excited over a tmobile phone again until it comes out >.<

  • redman12

    Light it up in Chicago!

  • Ann

    Yay! KC gettin’ some high speed lovin’! I guess this is the push I need to pick up the Vibrant!

  • Frosty

    Where the hell is the love for Denver? We were one of the last of the original promisted 3G rollout cities to even get it, and (at least in my suburb), we don’t even have freaking HSDPA, I barely pull standard UMTS speeds on my Cliq XT.

    Guess I shouldn’t be surprised though, all the providers love to neglect us, hell, AT&T only beat TMO to 3G here by ~8 months or so, and we were one of the last major markets for VZW and Sprint as well.

    Makes no sense to me, but whatevs, I live in Montana now anyways, and would love to see some native T-Mobile service period (as if that’s gonna happen :( )

  • Mojo>>>>HD

    INDIANAPOLIS…heck yeah!!!!…my prefectly working HD2 will love the speed boost..(does your phone have to be capable to experience a speed boost)?

  • aksnoopy

    Still no HSPA+ for Raleigh??

  • Brandon

    woot woot Milwaukee!

  • magenta magic

    Columbus OH has been unofficially HSPA+ active for several days now.

    • dalecooper

      What speeds are you seeing in Columbus right now? Tmobile announcing network upgrades 2 weeks prior to them happening really pisses me off. I left tmobile and my nexus one to join Sprint with the evo cause I was tired of the somewhat slow tmobile 3g speeds. I’m quite happy with sprint (seeing over 1500down/600up consistently here with great ping times)…. buttttt HSPA+ is just awesome.

  • Rico

    Where is the reno nv love?

  • Trill

    You guys need to stay calm but if you don’t have 3G in your area then I can understand but that’s not entirely T-Mobile fault if at all damn birds and spectrums and the government preoccupies a lot of it so your time will cone unless you live in a town with a low population that no one has ever beard of or an old back road.

    • Saku

      Mobile, AL isn’t a low population town that no one has ever heard of and its not an old back road either.

      There -should- be 3G here. T-mo’s promised and promised and promised and we still haven’t gotten anything. They have even promised us HSPA+ but I believe that we won’t be getting that either.

      • J

        Mobile’s spectrum hasn’t been released by the government.

  • Saku

    Man.. Bham gets it but not Mobile.

    Alas, I’ve given up hope. Mobile, AL will probably always have EDGE and no 3G. This is pretty much the only reason why I haven’t sold my CLIQ for a Vibrant.

    A Vibrant on EDGE would just no be worth it.

  • shawn

    What about Miami, and hopefully Broward with that. Wasn’t Miami one of the initial cities listed when the whole HSPA+ annoucement came out, along with Dallas,TX; LA,CA; Chicago,IL; and maybe Philly, back in March?! (exhibit A:http://androidandme.com/2010/03/news/t-mobile-very-fast-mobile-web-coming-march-14/)

    Dallas and LA already have it, and now Freaking Wichita (where the heck is that) Kansas? (actually I grew up 30miles away from Wichita and if that ain’t the middle of no-where, then you can throw a rock and hit no-where).

    Chicago and Miami are the only 2 on that initial list that haven’t got HSPA+. What were they waiting to see where LeBron James moved to or something? Ok, we got Mr. James, now give us HSPA+ quick!!!

    Hey just dumping some low-speed frustration before the weekend. ;)


  • Jacktown

    SOOOOOOOO freaking tired of waiting on 3G to hit Jackson. Contract is finally up next month, and Verizon here I come. Don’t care if it’s more expensive, they have better phones and MUCH better coverage. T-mo sucks here.

  • http://freehtc.com New Castle

    It would be nice just to have 3g in my town. I’m about 45 minutes north of Pittsburgh and still running on edge and even gprs in some areas. Meanwhile, Sprint and Verizon have had 3g for years and are now working on getting 4g. I like tmo’s prices and I have 2 lines and 1 biz line with them, but I think I’m going to switch over to Verizon for at least my 2 line family plan. The price is the same and they have something similar to my faves with 1400 minutes for $79 + $30 for true 3g coverage everywhere I go.