Friendly 4G Launch Reminder!

Well, we knew this was going to happen.  T-Mobile officially announced the launch of 8 additional 4G cities early this morning.  In case you didn’t catch the late afternoon story last night, Detroit, Mich.; Grand Junction, Colo.; Harlingen, Texas; Lafayette and South Bend, Ind.; Montgomery, Ala.; Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va. and Youngstown, Ohio all launched this morning!

T-Mobile now has a full 80 cities running the 4G HSPA+ supercalifragilisticexpialidocious network. Check out the full press release below for full details.

T-Mobile Network Expansion:

T-Mobile today announced the expansion of its 4G mobile broadband network to eight additional metro areas including Detroit, Mich.; Grand Junction, Colo.; Harlingen, Texas; Lafayette and South Bend, Ind.; Montgomery, Ala.; Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va. and Youngstown, Ohio.

With typical download speeds that are on par with or faster than competing 4G technologies, T-Mobile customers with the latest 4G devices in more than 80 metropolitan areas around the country can now enjoy blazing fast Web browsing, uninterrupted video streaming and quicker downloads at no additional cost.

Continuing the aggressive expansion of the company’s 4G network, T-Mobile is on pace to expand its HSPA+ footprint to reach 200 million people by the end of this year – with plans to move to faster speeds (42Mbps) in 2011.

For more information on T-Mobile’s network, please visit http://t-mobile-coverage.t-mobile.com/coverage.

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  • Eric

    Good job DAVID

  • Eric

    Good job DAVID

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    GREAT! Unfortunately it still say’s “Coming Soon” Michigan – Detroit on the 4G Network map though. Early this morning I got up to 7.72 Mbps down & 0.62kbps up. Hopefully that’ll stay consistent, & my upload speeds increase to at least 1 Megs (On G2)

    • Mjharns1

      The highest I got on my G1 today was 3.2 about. I guess that makes sense since I don’t have a 4g device, but it hasn’t been consistent. I’m jumping between. 8 and 2.5 randomly now in Auburn Hills.

    • http://twitter.com/Liquidslap Swan Dive!

      My speed was 0.50-2.1mbps on my G2 which is highly disappointing here at Detroit Metro Airport.

    • http://twitter.com/Liquidslap Swan Dive!

      My speed was 0.50-2.1mbps on my G2 which is highly disappointing here at Detroit Metro Airport.

    • http://twitter.com/Liquidslap Swan Dive!

      My speed was 0.50-2.1mbps on my G2 which is highly disappointing here at Detroit Metro Airport.

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        *smdh* Mine’s fluctuates.. all over the place

      • Detroitking02

        that’s romolus not detroit

    • http://twitter.com/Liquidslap Swan Dive!

      My speed was 0.50-2.1mbps on my G2 which is highly disappointing here at Detroit Metro Airport.

    • http://twitter.com/Liquidslap Swan Dive!

      My speed was 0.50-2.1mbps on my G2 which is highly disappointing here at Detroit Metro Airport.

  • http://twitter.com/iGNetworks IGNetworks

    Wonder if they plan on rolling to more than 200 Million POPS.

    • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

      is ign like the game website or something else

  • Skeptical

    Well, I live in Minneapolis and I am supposed to have HSPA+/4G and on my G2 my best download speed is 3.2Mbps… but I average about 2Mbps. That doesn’t sound like 4G to me.

    I’m not sure if I am supposed to see H+ on my phone if I am getting HSPA+… But I have only seen H.

    • Anonymous

      naw no h+, it would still have an H but i called tmobile last night because at my home address in montgomery i normally get around 0.5+1.0 mbps. But at a Walmart in the outskurts of the city in the boonies the get 8+ strong….. what gives.

      And that’s about a mile and a half from my home which has a tmobile tower 2 blocks away!

      • Pb35

        i work in montgomery and so far i have seen an increase in speed this morning. right now i’m at jackson hospital and my phone is still running at the same speed it always has which is about 1 mbps. lets hope things improve as the day and week progresses so that 4G coverage is over all of Montgomery and not just little pockets of Montgomery.

        • Anonymous

          Go to the Walmart in “Pike Road” and you’ll be amazed (8mbps download)! I work at the VA so, there is little coverage inside the compound but outside, as of yesterday because that was the last time i ran a speedtest here, I has getting 4+mbps down and about 1 mbps up! The eastern blvd. has pretty good speeds as well but it nothing compared to “East Montgomery”!

          I went over my data “cap” in walmart last month downloading 3 movies to watch (700 MBs a piece) when we got home!

        • Pb35

          I’m finding that the 4G coverage in Montgomery is very sporadic…i’ve only been to two places where my speed has actually improved…the Walmart at Chantilly and the Perry Hill/Atlanta highway intersection. I ran speed tests at the Montgomery Zoo and The Alabama Shakespeare Festival and both locations only peaked at 1 MBPS which it was doing before the 4G. Maybe other people can answer this question, but why is the 4G coverage so sporatic in cities that supposedly are blanketed with 4G coverage. It is very hit or miss in the city of Montgomery.

  • Swoosh

    TMobile Please get HSPA+ in Mobile this year! I am tired of this 35k edge network…. I see you my little blue ballz please turn pink…

  • Cccheel

    Very frustrating reading articles about “4G” popping up in cities across the country, when my entire state (MS), practically, is without 3G…

    • Anonymous

      Man…. i feel you… Jacktown is my hometown…. but they do, for whatever reason, have 3g services in Meridian and Biloxi/Gulfport. Why IDK but nonetheless they do…..go figure! That’s why i left….( : / )

      • Htein

        Maybe because all those 3 cities have military bases in there… go figure.

        • Anonymous

          …. Jackson has a military bases/national guard posts in and around the city.

          as a matter of fact, a national guard post in localed across the street from my old high school, Murrah…

          But yeah its weird how they support services for those areas where armed forces personnel are stationed.

        • Anonymous

          …. Jackson has a military bases/national guard posts in and around the city.

          as a matter of fact, a national guard post in localed across the street from my old high school, Murrah…

          But yeah its weird how they support services for those areas where armed forces personnel are stationed.

        • Guest

          I live in one 2 but still no tmobile 3g here :-(

        • Guest

          I live in one 2 but still no tmobile 3g here :-(

        • Guest

          I live in one 2 but still no tmobile 3g here :-(

    • Anonymous

      Man…. i feel you… Jacktown is my hometown…. but they do, for whatever reason, have 3g services in Meridian and Biloxi/Gulfport. Why IDK but nonetheless they do…..go figure! That’s why i left….( : / )

    • http://twitter.com/djyoungvenom DJ YOUNG VENOM

      I for the life of me cant figure out why they wont put 4g or 3g at the least in the Jackson, Metro area im g2 is still cool I just know it can be alot better

  • Cccheel

    Very frustrating reading articles about “4G” popping up in cities across the country, when my entire state (MS), practically, is without 3G…

  • Cccheel

    Very frustrating reading articles about “4G” popping up in cities across the country, when my entire state (MS), practically, is without 3G…

  • Cccheel

    Very frustrating reading articles about “4G” popping up in cities across the country, when my entire state (MS), practically, is without 3G…

  • Cccheel

    Very frustrating reading articles about “4G” popping up in cities across the country, when my entire state (MS), practically, is without 3G…

  • Rfgenerator

    much of my area is still stuck in EDGE with significant areas still in GPRS (which is pretty much only good for Email). It really seems that T-Mobile has decided that they will not be making any infrastructure improvements outside of large cities. They should take a cue from their parent company. When I was in Germany earlier this year, even the rural areas had 3G.

  • Rfgenerator

    much of my area is still stuck in EDGE with significant areas still in GPRS (which is pretty much only good for Email). It really seems that T-Mobile has decided that they will not be making any infrastructure improvements outside of large cities. They should take a cue from their parent company. When I was in Germany earlier this year, even the rural areas had 3G.

  • q2mobile

    no hspa+ here in Des Moines,IA. still getting consistant 3Mbps up and down via speedtest.net app.

  • g2 user

    4g outside my house. edge inside! awesome! looks like i have to go out in the 29 degree weather to enjoy it. thanks t-mobile!

  • bmg314

    Im North of Detroit by about 30 miles. I was getting just under a 1M down and almost nothing upstream. I just tested and the first test got me 3.5M down and 700Kb up. Second test was less than 1 M, and the third test it went to EDGE in the middle of it.

    Im on a G2 (The greatest freakin’ phone out right now, thank you very much)

  • bmg314

    Im North of Detroit by about 30 miles. I was getting just under a 1M down and almost nothing upstream. I just tested and the first test got me 3.5M down and 700Kb up. Second test was less than 1 M, and the third test it went to EDGE in the middle of it.

    Im on a G2 (The greatest freakin’ phone out right now, thank you very much)

  • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

    dear Santa all i want for Christmas is for t-mobile to turn on 4g on long island ik that there 3g is still really fast like im getting 4-5 down but i want like 7-10 down oh and i want a mytouch 4g so that i can enjoy the hspa+ thanks =)

    • Anonymous

      Dude 1st of all 4-5Mbps IS HSPA+ speed and 2nd of all check the map and your are in fact covered. Now get off Santa’s lap.

      • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

        the map said coming soon

        • Anonymous

          Yeah KC said that for a while too even though it was here. But trust me u got it, with those kind of speeds.

  • Manusferrera

    10 miles north, south, or west of where i live i get 3g so im stuck right in the middle of an edge only spot.
    Fort Lupton, CO

  • Manusferrera

    10 miles north, south, or west of where i live i get 3g so im stuck right in the middle of an edge only spot.
    Fort Lupton, CO

  • Anonymous

    Acer just blew up with bad @$$ gadgets!! I hope TMO gets the 4.8″ Smartphone

  • Anonymous

    Live in suburb of Boston where they just flipped the switch over the weekend. Was getting crazy download speeds with my Nexus (average between 2.5 and 5.5 on DL speeds and 1.4 on upload. Those are very fast speeds. Just picked up the MyTouch 4G and my speeds have bounced up to over 6.5 on the download and the same 1.4 on the upload. The speeds kept getting faster on my Nexus so I’m not sure that the MyTouch 4G hd anything to do with it.
    THANK YOU T-MOBILE. T-Mobile rules the airwaves

  • frank

    where the hell is long island’s hspa+?!

    • nico

      totally agree! where IS LI’s hspa+, considering NYC has it
      but to be fair, i constantly get 5mbps down on my HD2 up at stony brook :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

        i think we might have it already…. im getting like 4-5 down on my behold 2 in amityville and massapequa but the map on the site said we dont….

  • Anonymous

    Seems like news slowed since the site changed. Coincidence I’m sure.

    • http://tmonews.com tmonews

      Absolutely coincidence, the news has just been slow, the calm before the holiday storm I am hoping, there just isn’t a lot of news out there. No major handset launches on the horizon as there was leading into November, disappointing but it happens.

      • bmg314

        David,

        When its slow, why not do something on the phone(s) that might be coming to all four US carriers, like the Olympus (which is the At&t version)?

        • http://tmonews.com David

          That’s a gray area, why tease people with information that might not pan out. That happens far to often with rumors and it just serves to disappoint people. I’m not interested in fluff posts to fill time or space, but relevant information. I might do something on what device people might want to see coming to T-Mobile, but I won’t post every single phone that comes out and maybe possibly could be coming, that’s just fluff.

        • bmg314

          So no rumors…got it.

        • bmg314

          So no rumors…got it.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I didn’t say no rumors did I? :-)

          I prefer not to post things like the Motorola Olympus where not a single piece of evidence exists for a T-Mobile launch. We posted on the Nexus S because there were rumors of a T-Mobile launch, Eric Schmidt was captured using the phone on T-Mobile etc!

        • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

          the nexus one was sort of a t-mo phone if u used it on at&t u got stuck on edge so why woundnt the nexus s be a t-mo phone

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I never said it wouldn’t be a Tmo phone, I merely said we were covering the news of it because it was likely to be a Tmo phone as opposed to the Motorola Olympus which has no indication of coming to T-Mobile.

        • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

          i hope it is! unlike the N1 that was a t-mo phone but wasn’t at the same time….

        • bmg314

          Hey, David, relax. As I said above, it was just a suggestion. Didn’t mean anything malicious.

          For what its worth tho, it was reported by other bloggers that they had sources saying that the Terminator/Olympus and the LG Star were both slated to come to Tmobile. I know at least one of those sites was Android and Me…forgive me because I don’t recall the other.

          Anyway, have a drink on me, David. No offense was meant.

        • Anonymous

          That would kinda tarnish the fact that this is a “Tmobile News” website. Not that its a bad idea or anything but they have PhoneDog.com for the other stuff.

        • Anonymous

          That would kinda tarnish the fact that this is a “Tmobile News” website. Not that its a bad idea or anything but they have PhoneDog.com for the other stuff.

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          y’all complain too much. David, & the rest of the team are doing the best they can possibly do, & you all complain no matter what *smdh*

        • bmg314

          You can shake your damn head all you want, but I wasn’t complaining, I was making a suggestion. You sound like my wife, jumping to conclusions like that. Just sayin’.

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          Ok, don’t compare me, I don’t know you or your wife. I was jumping to conclusions, it just seriously looked like you were complaining. You said this, then something about no rumors & What not. Even you assumed David meant no rumors, when in fact he didn’t. Anyway… it’s over *continues to smdh just because I can* :D

    • Anonymous

      Yeah Nov has been exciting. There’s a lot of green in between now and the next set of worthy launches. You guys do great though Keep it up!

  • Anonymous

    Seems like news slowed since the site changed. Coincidence I’m sure.

  • Cubanito151

    Will I get hspa+ if i live 94 miles from lynchburg? Does it go that far?

  • Riddlewh+spam

    Big deal, still waiting for better then 2G here.

  • Riddlewh+spam

    Big deal, still waiting for better then 2G here.

  • Ruufus

    Hurry up I-95 from Miami into Fort Lauderdale already!

  • Ahokstate

    3g is in Stillwater OK as of today…Woke up and my phone said 3g had no idea we would ever get it in such a small town. Getting 900 down and 600 up not bad considering we have been on edge forever.

    • Lbdagreat1

      yeah I deliver for jcpenny in stillwater I was getting nice speed on my mytouch4g

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlie.prigge Charlie Prigge

    Awesome for Purdue! now i just need a 4G phone…

  • Van

    You would think T-Mobile would update their coverage pages on their website when they officially announce coverage expansion… but no. That would require coordination. As typical with their official announcements, their website lags behind the actual events. Sometimes its like these companies don’t even try. Good thing for tmonews. If T-Mobile themselves took as much interest in T-Mobile developments as tmonews does, well, that would be impressive.

    • Anonymous

      The map said KC was live for quite a while before the speeds actually increased. All the TMO reps could tell me was that my phone(Vibrant) wasnt an HSPA+ device and therefore I wouldn’t get the faster speeds. I’m with you, sometimes it’s like these companies don’t even try.

    • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

      yeah im getting like 4000 down on long island on my behold 2 but the web site still said coming soon so i think i have it but idk

  • Anthony Tracy

    I live near Roanoke. I’m debating whether I want to keep T-Mobile or switch to U.S. Cellular. Decisions, decisions…

    • Badandy_vang

      dude keep it and i just checked your coverage for your city, it is blazing fast. you’ll regret if you switch.

  • Detroitking02

    I’m in Detroit and I’m now getting over 12 mbps compared to two days ago 2 mpbs on my htc hd7 :-)

    • K-rock

      Doesn’t the HD7 have a peak at 7.2?

  • Lbdagreat1

    Damn, david it must be a slow news week. Also while I have your attention my good fellow,everytime I log in to play scratch and win it says I all ready played for the day. Can you shed some light ? Thanks

  • disgusted with t-mobile

    That’s crap. So many of us are still on EDGE; we’ve never even seen 3G. How about catching some of us up rather than letting the disparity continue to grow. Why do I have to pay the same amount for half the data plan. If T-mobile isn’t going to work harder to deliver an equal product to all of us, they should modify their prices to reflect the actual product we are receiving. I should not have to pay a 4G price when I’m getting EDGE service. I choose where I live and I’m fine with being last in line to receive the service. I’m not okay with NEVER getting the service!!! I’m working on the class action lawsuit now. Also, what happened to t-mobile being the affordable provider- now I’m paying to tether, I’m paying extra for data. One thing after another and now t-mobile is more expensive than any other provider. Not impressed t-mobile.

    • barkfark

      14-day return policy to test the phone and service in your house, grandfathered plans, etc. are all there to cover the customer in case they have grievances such as yours. If you didn’t change your plan, you should be paying the same as you were before. T-Mobile doesn’t change peoples plans on them like Sprint, uncle of mine still has a voicestream 19.99 plan and T-Mobile still provides him with the same excellent customer support. As far as the charge for the tethering, people who make up class action lawsuits to sue while “illegally” tethering brought this up, not T-Mobile. Anyway, everyone else charges for tethering, we had it less than technically free.

      If you don’t have service, contact T-Mobile, sign over rights to a portion of your property to put a tower up, and you’ll have AWESOME 4G coverage.

      Outside of that, good luck with your class action lawsuit. If you didn’t like the service when you got it, why did you keep it? T-Mobile never inflated your costs unless you changed your plan yourself, so your pricing argument is flawed that the service provider is charging the same as always with (your words) same service when you signed up. Comparably, T-Mobile provides the most value compared to other providers; actually side by side is the cheapest as well…

      Call T-Mobile, talk to their Excellent customer support about your issue and ask them about the new wifi devices, if you don’t have one already.

    • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

      u pay for data not 4g and the the reason u pay full if because if you go into an area with 3g or hspa+ then you will be using there faster data same thing if i were to go to a place without 3g i would only have edge