HSPA+ Expands Some More

It has been a while, but T-Mobile is lightning up HSPA+ all over the place again.  The latest editions include Boston, Mass.; Erie, Penn.; Fresno, Palm Springs and San Diego, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; Richmond, Va.; Spokane, Wash.; and Topeka, Kan.  (I know that there is one TmoNews editor that will be happy to here about Miami’s HSPA+ coverage.) Additionally, just as we anticipated with our leak back in July, Magenta will further upgrade its HSPA+ network to 42 Mbps in 2011. It’s good to see T-Mobile rolling out more HSPA+ before that all important G2 is released.  Did you get some lightning fast speeds in your neighborhood today?  If so, leave your experiences and thoughts in the comments! Full press release after the jump!

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T-Mobile statement:

Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced the continued expansion of its super-fast mobile broadband network to 100 million Americans in more than 55 major metropolitan areas.

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network – which offers theoretical peak throughput speeds of 21Mbps – is now available in Boston, Mass.; Erie, Penn.; Fresno, Palm Springs and San Diego, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; Richmond, Va.; Spokane, Wash.; and Topeka, Kan.

“Our new network offers today’s available 4G speeds to more people than any other wireless network in the country and we’re not done yet. We are now on pace to more than double our HSPA+ footprint – reaching more than 200 million people by this year – with plans to offer 42Mbps theoretical speeds in 2011,” said Neville Ray, chief network officer for T-Mobile USA.

For more information, please visit http://t-mobile-coverage.t-mobile.com/coverage.

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  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    You all complaining about HSPA+ not being in your city, don’t blame T-Mobile. Do you really think that T-Mobile is the one dragging its feet.

    Contact your city govt. officials and ask what they have on the books for T-Mobile activity.

    I bet you a dollar they will tell you that there’s some church group or neighborhood “not in my back yard” types holding up T-Mobile getting permits.

    And it’s not only T-Mobile who has these problems. Today (Sept. 1) Sprint officially announced the additions of Boston, MA; Daytona Beach, FL; and Providence, RI to their list of cities with 4G coverage.

    Sprint said: “We are proud to be the leader in the race to 4G. Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to make 4G a reality for our customers. We have been hearing from our customers in Boston, Providence and Daytona Beach that they want and need 4G service. Today, they have it.” (IMHO that’s a lame way to put it. Does this mean that Sprint has not heard from other cities and that’s why they don’t have 4G?)

    In any event, you think T-Mobile’s offerings are odd, take a look at where Sprint offers 4G in California, places like Merced, Modesto, Stockton and Visalia.

    So don’t be so critical of T-Mobile. (Or you can switch to Sprint and move to Modesto, California.)


  • CallawayBomber

    I remember the time when there was only CDMA….
    Imagine only 2 carriers…An A line carrier who wasn’t the primary phone provider in the area, and the B line carrier who was the local phone company.

    We paid $.40-.60 per minute for small local calling areas, but God forbid you made long distance calls.

    So when you cry and moan about not having this and that, try using contact cement and a brick to get the “functionality” of your pocket size device that you cry about and just make calls for a week..

    And if you get into a wreck while trying to text on your “brick”, hopefully someone will call the “waaaambulance” for you….

    • CallawayBomber

      and to correct myself…because I’m approaching 40 and must be losing my mind..
      The Analog systems were AMPS and NAMPS..

      • Chris

        Stop living in the past. That was then this is now.

    • David

      It isn’t crying and moaning. Expectations are set by the competitive market. We all look to certain variables when choosing where to spend our dollars….monthly cost, handset availability, connectivity etc. Tmobile is cheaper than the rest, I don’t argue this. However, their handset availability is limited (Vibrant) is the only real competitor out there right now and their data capabilites leave a bit to be desired. I have been with Tmobile since the Voicestream days and don’t intend on leaving now but it isn’t crying and moaning when feedback like this is voiced. Companies must stay current and fresh to compete in this market…this means staying on the cutting edge. If they don’t, well customers will jump…look at the amount of customers that Tmobile is currently hemorrhaging. if Tmobile doesn’t do it some other company will…it is how it works. There will always be somebody, some entity waiting in the wings to take the lead.

  • http://none Swoosh

    Tmobile come to the gulf coast. I am tired of these 56k speeds.

  • RobH

    No Chicago? c’mon nah :)

  • scottieo

    Im in the heart of seattle with a mytouch slide. 5 kbps is all i get for download. Is that all i should expect???

  • scottieo

    Ment 5mbps sorry

  • Eddie

    Chicago?! Oh wait =/

  • Dilla

    IF I see one more of these without Chicago, I’m canceling

  • scottieo

    i had also recived a text from tmobile stateing congrats! You can now enjoy hspa+ in your area with your mytouch 3g slide. tmobile has also stated on there site that the mytouch slide is compatable with the hspa+ with speeds up to 27mbps. Seattle

  • David

    Wait, so this got rolled out to Fresno before San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose? What?? T-Mobile has a golden opportunity in the Bay Area: AT&T service is so spotty here (same problem w/ iPhone usage as NYC) that T-Mobile could advertise how much better its network is. Although technically T-Mobile has crap coverage in the Oakland hills, so another tower or two might be in order first…

    • justin

      I just posted this separately, but I noticed when I put a custom ROM on my Slide tonight that I’m getting an H instead of a 3G in North Berkeley. I know that sometimes in Berkeley and the north end of Oakland (Piedmont, Rockridge areas) that my download speeds are 6-8 mbps. If HSPA+ isn’t already unofficially here, it’s gonna be very soon, methinks.

  • Eddie

    if i see one more post about HSPA+ and it doesnt include Chicago, Im cancelling 0_o (Sarcasm)

  • craig

    Stop with the marketing BS and just get my 3g data to work were I need it.

  • area5x1

    Getting 3mbps on my G1, but that’s expeted, because my G1 never gets above 3mbps, even on 50mbps Wifi =/

  • justin

    I noticed in the map that t-mobile is using as an icon in their promotional materials includes a pink dot for the San Francisco Bay Area, and yet there is no HSPA+ coverage in any bay area city. I mentioned this to them when they touted the above mentioned expansion on their Facebook page, and they told me that the icon image represents “existing and future” coverage. pffffft… whatever.

    Then, tonight, I put the new CyanogenMod 6 on my MyTouch Slide, and lo & behold, what does the network indicator read? H!!!!!!

    Now, this could just be a Cyanogen bug, but I’ve been suspect that T-Mo really had HSPA+ in the bay long ago, as sometimes my download speeds top 6.0 mbs on “3G” with the stock OS. I wonder if I was really getting HSPA+ all along, and only now that I have a custom ROM is it revealed that I’m tapping HSPA+ enabled towers…….

    In which case, it seems like TMONews should be able to scoop T-Mobile on their own HSPA+ rollouts by having readers report in when the glowing H shows up on their modded phones.

  • 19hole

    I am in Boston and still no “H” indication on my HD2. I can’t say that the speed is any faster than last week.

  • shawn

    I think HSPA+ deployments are a lie.

  • stormward

    I am confused. Why is everyone so excited to have all this mbps speeds on a cell phone? In my area Time Warner cable offers home internet speeds in tiers of 768 kbps, 1.5mb, 3mb and 7mb. And this is for home use for game consoles, internet TV, home PC with hulu and all kinds of streaming.

    A cell phone really needs 21 mbps and greater speed access? Really?

  • snk

    tmo has just turned on their hspa+ network in Puerto Rico this morning.

  • Kenpo

    Hey, a couple of hours ago (about 10) T_Mobile launch 3G in Puerto Rico. Maybee you needed the info in case somebody ask. Some glitches and outages, but all worth it in the name of advance! At last 3G in PR. Hey I clock my Vibrant in 1.9M range Down and .8M Up. Thats awesome!!!!! If need more info contact me guys, Im a huge fan of your page.


  • JM

    HSPA+ is being deployed in Chicago currently. Magenta is upgrading their network.

    I am suddenly having trouble talking on my Bold 9700. My local TMO store fixed the problem quickly and for free with a new SIM card.

    The old SIM cards don’t play nice with the new network, giving the user fits! The new SIM card works perfectly. Phone calls are normal and perfect.

    Go get a new SIM card from your TMO store today. Your phone and your callers will thank you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/farris.harrelson Farris

      This is true, as a T-Mobile Employee I am finding that the majority of data related issues recently have been fully resolved by updating the sim card to the newer ones. If you have not gotten a new sim card in the last 6 months and you are using a 3G or higher then it will be in your best interest to update to the new sim card which you can get for FREE at any Coorporate T-Mobile Store. The authorized dealers or limited stores will charge you a fee so if you dont have a coorporate store near you then call customer care and have them send you one. You should notice a difference once making this change.