T-Mobile Announces 5 Additional HSPA+ Cities

Oh HSPA+ announcements, we’ve longed for thee for many moons now. Thankfully you’ve returned in the form of 5 additional cities. Residents of Des Moines, Iowa, Gainesville and Panama City, Florida, Monterey, California and Savannah, Georgia say hello to HSPA+.

In case you are keeping track, this brings T-Mobile’s total HSPA+ city count to 157 cities nationwide reaching over 200 million people. Download speeds can approach 5 Mbps in some cities and reach peak speeds of nearly 12 Mbps when used on T-Mobile’s 4G devices. Of course, what we really excited about is the 2011 rollout of speeds with theoretical downloads of 42Mbps! T-Mobile hopes to cover 140 million Americans with those speeds by mid-2011!

Hit the jump for the full press release!

Oh HSPA+ announcements, we’ve longed for thee for many moons now. Thankfully you’ve returned in the form of 5 additional cities. Residents of Des Moines, Iowa, Gainesville and Panama City, Florida, Monterey, California and Savannah, Georgia say hello to HSPA+.

In case you are keeping track, this brings T-Mobile’s total HSPA+ city count to 157 cities nationwide reaching over 200 million people. Download speeds can approach 5 Mbps in some cities and reach peak speeds of nearly 12 Mbps when used on T-Mobile’s 4G devices. Of course, what we really excited about is the 2011 rollout of speeds with theoretical downloads of 42Mbps! T-Mobile hopes to cover 140 million Americans with those speeds by mid-2011!

Hit the jump for the full press release!

Statement: America’s Largest 4G Network Expansion

Bellevue, WA — Mar. 10, 2011

T-Mobile USA today announced the expansion of its 4G mobile broadband network to five new markets including Des Moines, Iowa; Gainesville and Panama City, Florida; Monterey, California; and Savannah, Georgia. America’s Largest 4G Network™ reaches more than 100 major metropolitan areas and more than 200 million people nationwide – offering 4G speeds to more people in more places than any other national wireless carrier. With download speeds approaching five mbps in some cities & peak speeds of nearly 12 mbps on its original 4G devices, T-Mobile customers using 4G can enjoy a lightning fast Web browsing experience, uninterrupted video streaming and quicker downloads at no additional cost.

Customers can choose from a variety of 4G devices including the new Dell™ Streak™ 7 – the first 4G tablet in the U.S. –the Galaxy S™ 4G, the fastest 4G smartphone running on America’s Largest 4G network, the T-Mobile® myTouch® 4G, T-Mobile®G2® with Google™, and mobile broadband products such as the Rocket™ 2.0 Laptop Stick and the Dell™ Inspiron™ Mini 10 4G netbook, and the upcoming T-Mobile® G-Slate™ with Google™, by LG.

A complete list of all of the markets where T-Mobile’s 4G network is live can be found http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/articles/4g-fact-sheet.

In 2011, T-Mobile plans to double the speed of its 4G network to be capable of delivering theoretical peak download speeds of up to 42Mbps. T-Mobile expects 140 million Americans will have access to these increased 4G speeds by mid-2011.

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  • quikk312

    FIRST!!

    Who cares? I live in CHICAGO!! 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G, 10G from all carriers will always work here with no slow speeds!! =D

    • Dalton

      I live an hour away from Chicago and am on EDGE. Thankfully I have a G2 to handle these crazy download speeds!

      • Chitownburbs

        I live an hour from Chicago as well. I get 3G and haven’t experienced 4g yet :(. I also have a G2, but I don’t mind it much. Still feels faster than the Behold 2 heh.

        • Tortionist

          Try rooting it, flashing a ROM, and over-clocking it. I’ve got mine over-clocked at 1.4 Ghz min. to 1.5 Ghz max, with the sparks hot sauce ROM. It all makes up for my still being on EDGE, sort of.

        • Tortionist

          Technically the ROM is called “Gingermexfast” by by team MexDroid. It’s a sweet ROM.

      • Chitownburbs

        I live an hour from Chicago as well. I get 3G and haven’t experienced 4g yet :(. I also have a G2, but I don’t mind it much. Still feels faster than the Behold 2 heh.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

        I too have the G2. I live 25 miles from Reno, Nv, which has the new wicked fast HSPA. Sadly I’m on Edge at home. I wish T Mo would focus a little on suburban America. Just sayin, askin’….
        Love my G2 though, the Wi-Fi calling keeps me happy at home!

        • EatIt

          Lol I feel yuh. I live by North Valleys, the sad part is I have 4 bars of 3g and I get 250kbps/down and 80/up on my Vibrant.. Then I drive about 1/2 a mile towards downtown Reno and it jumps to 4800/down and 1800/up.

  • Anonymous

    T-Mobile you have to get San Marcos covered in 3G, I made a lil trip there last week from the greatly covered 3G san antonio tx and the data side of my phone and the call quality was horrible… EDGE IS USELESS unlimited data my ass there is absolutely no way to use an android phone on those slow speeds.

  • Brianzdman02

    Alright Savannah Ga is getting HSPA speeds. If only we could get a reliable 3G signal as well. Come on T-Mobile.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone up in arms about 3G outside of the cities just have to wait a bit longer.. T-Mobile is more than capable of getting to you guys but it won’t happen until next year at the earliest.

    • Tortionist

      I seriously hope you’re wrong. For my sake.

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

    *waits for complaints saying “I go from 3G to EDGE”, “While their getting more 4G cities they need more coverage everywhere else”, “I don’t have 4G yet”*

  • Ktwist

    Was at a meeting early this month and chicago is going to be the first city to receive the 42mbps switch being at the end of this month.

  • w&y

    well over here in san juan puerto rico i am getting 8-10 mbps up and 4-5 mbps down on t-mobiles hspa+ network on my galaxy s 4G . i guess i cant complain so far im luving it!

    • lokotu

      estas seguro que estas en San Juan? yo en mi mytouch 4G lo mas que llege fue 9 mbps y fue una vez nada mas (down) usualmente de 2-4 mpbs.. y up de 500kpbs – 1mbps..

    • lokotu

      y en mi celular en about phone en los setting nunca dice HSPA ni HSPA+. siempre dice HSDPA o UMTS y eso es 3G regular.. chequea tu celular haber que dice..

      • w&y

        sip orita tengo h+ en san juan pero nomas agarre 5 mbps up y 3 mbps down

  • PalJoey

    I’m in the Gold Coast Chicago and still not seeing 4G speeds with a Nexus One. Anyone else in the city not seeing them either?

    • ximage

      Nexus One is not a HSPA+ phone at least that I know of. Someone can correct me if I’m wrong about it. But either way Nexus one should get a okay speed at least from my n1 I get okay speed

      • quikk312

        No the Nexus One its not HSPA+ capable but my friend has that phone and it is still FAST!! Its even fast in the subway on the “EL” trains. I wouldn’t complain too much if I had that device, especially in a major market like Chicago where the phone can still get 3G.

        • http://openid-provider.appspot.com/dan@skaboy.net skaboy

          The data on my dell streak 7 and hd2 just refuse to work, or works horrible in the red line. I don’t even bother.

        • Mainlandking

          Skaboy, that’s the initial problem right there, you dont even bother. No ye, can you admit it? C’mon, its step one! First off, how would you expect anything to be done if you don’t let tmobile know what’s happening? In a respectful way of course….there could be tons of info waiting for you, but from how I interpret your comment, you just sitting idly by, twiddling you’re thumbs, and headed for frustration.

        • http://openid-provider.appspot.com/dan@skaboy.net skaboy

          I’ve called up t-mobile 3 times about it, and have opened up tickets. I usually end up with “no coverage improvements planned” or no issues found.

    • Chgo26

      Really? That sucks. I live on the Northside and I usually see 4-6 Mbps down (peak was 7.4 down), 1-1.5 up. Although, the past week or so my service has sucked big time. 3/4G, EDGE to no service at all. And I can sit in one spot and watch it jump between the three. Using a G2.

      • Garetjax

        Ya I’m in northwest Indiana and have same problems its a shame cause when its on I get 5-8 up on my streak7 and mytouch 4g and everyone I know has same problems data just cuts off comes back within a min called and they said they would check into it

    • quikk312

      I stay in River North a block away from the Gold Coast and I get 4G… VERY WELL!! With Clear or T-Mo hspa+. And the Nexus One is only 3G device, not 4G. Put ur sim in a galaxy S 4G or a G2 and u should be good

    • http://openid-provider.appspot.com/dan@skaboy.net skaboy

      I’m near the chicago red line and work in river north and my dell streak 7 and hd2 maxes out at around 2.5-3mbps at the most. Been this way for a while. I keep getting constant disconnects and even hours with no data lately. Not sure what’s going on.

    • PalJoey

      Did some digging and figured it out…it was the phone settings. Switched to “WCDMA Only” and “USA Radio Band” and now get around 4-5mb down. Problem solved.

  • 4GWTF

    I’m in Nashville, and we’ve apparently had 4G for awhile; at work in Nashville, I’m stuck on GPRS, and if I go outside the building, I find EDGE. At home in Nashville, I do experience 3G and 4G respectively, but I have Wi-Fi and am there for a few hours before sleep, so who cares. Keep up the good work, Magenta!

  • symsoul

    I know Albuquerque isn’t a sprawling metropolis but come on now!

    • http://www.facebook.com/shakazack Zach Sears

      Albuquerque has 4g dude. I get 3-5 mbps down on my g2 all the time.

  • quikk312

    Chicago reppin hard on this thread!! LMAO

  • Ssuber98

    C’mon now! I know that there are a lot of cities that are bigger than these cities that should be getting ’4g’. Panama City, FL? Are you serious? I’m in Mobile, AL and I have been to Panama City….umm no. It is a great city and all, but here in Mobile we still have EDGE! If anything being that we are here in the heart of the Gulf Coast we should be getting something better. I LOVE my mt4g, but unless I’m near wifi it’s not all that great. But I guess I’ll be like everyone else and just complain until T-Mobile sees things my way. ;)

    • sean

      complain to Eglen air force base they are the ones using up the 1700mhz spectrum right now and i think they are finally going to vacate it this month or next according to a governement document i read.

      • Ssuber98

        Really? So what is it going to? If it is ’4g’ then there maybe hope for us in Mobile/Baldwin County 2! My Hubby works here in Mobile @ the Coast Guard base..I will have 2 ask if he heard anything. If not then I will have 2 do my dwnloading of things on my way 2 the casino! Bwhahaha! ;) j/k

      • Nick

        “vacate this month or next”

        I’ll believe it when I see it. I’ve heard the same thing, but the same rumors have been around for about 2 years.

    • http://twitter.com/holliewood38 Chris Hollie

      yeah i live over in baldwin county and i’m honestly getting sick of EDGE

      • Ssuber98

        Some areas around the city are even GPRS, but either way they both SUCK! The mt4g can only do so much. I still love my phone though!

    • http://twitter.com/holliewood38 Chris Hollie

      yeah i live over in baldwin county and i’m honestly getting sick of EDGE

  • Sesshomaru66

    PATHETIC. How about first turning all you’re GPRS/EDGE areas into 3G first tmo. This is why they’re losing subscribers.

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      lol wow you are really bitter sess. ; )

    • Mainlandking

      Or Sess, what about upgrading your device? Not sure what you have, but upgrade your phone and change your sim card to a 3g sim card….yes tmobile has them

      • Sesshomaru66

        Not bitter, I like tmobile, but they seriously seem to care more about adding new customers than keeping loyal ones. Its the loyal ones that are more important as they’re the ones sticking around, but when you live in a city with about 200k ppl and your on edge and gprs, its rather frustrating when all the other carriers have 3g even the smaller regional carriers. BTW I have a 3g phone and I know what one is, you’re statement has a double standard kinda saying i’m stupid or something.

  • nb

    I hope this explains the outages I have been having in Gainesville the last couple weeks. The interesting thing is I was already getting HSPA+ speeds in some locations for a few months though.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I called T-mo about those outages and they said that they have had a tower down for a while now. I was getting really fast speeds in a certain area, but crap everywhere else. So, I switched to Verizon. Sadness. I’m going to miss this blog!

      • Anonymous

        Fail in regards to switching to Verizon for “speed” Verizon has the Slowest 3G

    • Mainlandking

      The funny thing is, when a tower is down, it normally always comes back up stronger, with enhanced 3g or hspa+…mmmhhhmmm something to think about for all the band wagon jumpers….what’s even funnier is that people think leaving to go elsewhere is going to make a difference, when in reality, sooner, when you trapped in an even longer contract, you will go through the same thing.. ..Hoorah T-Mobile! I know you doing all you can,. And you are more superior than the other three. Forget those big whiny babies who think you owe them the world bc they cant grasp the concept of a contract and what it entails….

  • http://twitter.com/cscprince Ansel Hicks

    So…Gainsville can have HSPA+ but Tallahassee, the CAPITAL of Florida can’t?? -__- T-Mobile, T-Mobile lol…yall lucky I live in Orlando and just go to school in Tally lol…

  • Anonymous

    That’s what I’m sayin!!!! I’m a Nole too and live right by the school…unless you are a rattler. Lol.

    • http://twitter.com/cscprince Ansel Hicks

      Lol yep, I’m a proud Rattler ha ha ha…but you know what I’m talking about though, I don’t know how it is for you but T-Mobile’s 3g network is good overall in Tally but there’s too many Dead/EDGE spots around it’s ridiculous smh…

  • Alvin B.

    And I *STILL* spend 75% of my time STUCK ON EDGE….. My area has “had 3g” since early 2009… And yet… it doesn’t. I wish T-Mobile would actually build out 3G support before lying through their teeth about how many people have it. Sure if you cherrypick a few locations, they have it. But the majority of their customers cannot stay connected to 3G. FOUR YEARS AGO I used to stream music as I went around town on Sprint. I still cannot do this on T-Mobile. NOT POSSIBLE.

    • Anonymous

      What city are you in, specifically?

      • Alvin B.

        Beaumont, TX. City of about 140,000 east of Houston.

        • http://www.shadestrades.wordpress.com shadestrades

          Same thing in the Charleston, SC area. Greater area has 400,000, but every few miles driven and you drop to Edge or G (what the heck is the G network?). This is why I am now looking at going to Verizon in 45 days when my contract with T-Mo is up.

  • YaddaYaddaSomething

    Having lived in Monterey for 4 years (grew up in Santa Cruz), there was NO T-MOBILE coverage at all. I had only just left there a year ago to move to Minneapolis (Which has amazing T-Mobile coverage). I wish I had coverage back when I was there, none-the-less 4g coverage! I’m glad my friends back in California will be getting some Tmo love!

  • http://www.absolutefiction.com Absolute Fiction

    That’s cool.
    but how about strengthening the signal in the cities that already have the bloody 3G thing activated in? I can’t get any 3G inside my apartment, unless I go to a window.

  • Small town guy

    How about some 3G in some smaller towns in Oregon…

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  • http://www.facebook.com/phathom Peter Dudycz

    Now, if they would only put some more 4G phones in their market, especially 4.3″ Android ones with Flash and front camera.

  • Austiniter

    T-Mobile has revamped its Austin Coverage area whereby now days T-Mobile’s 4G service abounds throughout Austin and some areas of suburbia. T-Mobile has one of the most dependable and stable 4G network ever in Central Texas. AT&T you could learn something from T-Mobile, then again AT&T ‘you dont care’!

  • ChicagoSuburbs

    I live in suburbs of Chicago. I’m getting consistent 4 mbps on my Vibrant during the day and about 6-7 mbps at night.

  • Ntgaring

    I have a my touch 4g and the new galaxy 4g. Indianapolis and carmel IN speeds myt4g = 12.7 mbps and galaxy i got 19mbps download. Yes i’m getting these speeds everyday. Good job tmo keep up the great speeds.

  • Sledneck247

    i really love my g2 and tmobile but i just moved and live in a total dead zone funny thing is i live in bellevue wa not to far from where their hq is at please fix basic coverage before pushing hspa+ up the arse!

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  • Calebfabozzi

    i have a mt3gs and my uncle has the vibrant we live in niceville fl and pensacola,fl and panama city,fl have 3g wtf!! im between both of those cities we need 3g i was getting 5,000bps in atlante better than my cousins droid x