T-Mobile Lights Up HSPA+ 42 Mbps In Las Vegas, New York and Orlando

You would think after the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile deal, Magenta would stop investing in its network, right? Wrong. T-Mobile continues to firmly hold its place as America’s largest 4G network, and its about to get faster…a lot faster.

Today, T-Mobile announced the first major markets where it will double the speed of its HSPA+ 4G network, which will achieve theoretical download speeds of 42 Mbps. Those markets include Las Vegas, New York and Orlando, Florida. Customers in these areas will be among the first in the country to experience the increased 4G 42 Mbps download speeds, followed closely by Chicago and further expansion of the New York network into Long Island, N.Y., and Northern New Jersey. Magenta expects to cover 140 million Americans in 25 markets with the increased 42 Mbps speeds by mid-year.

Check out the full press release below!

T-Mobile Makes America’s Largest 4G Network Even Faster by Lighting Up 42 Mbps Speed in Las Vegas, New York and Orlando

The Company’s Innovative 4G Device Portfolio Expands With Tablet, Mobile Broadband Devices and Smartphones, Including the T-Mobile G2x with Google

ORLANDO, Fla. and BELLEVUE, Wash. — March 22, 2011 — Today at the International CTIA Wireless 2011, T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced the expansion of its broad selection of consumer-ready 4G products, including the T-Mobile® G2x with GoogleTM which is built for speed and mobile entertainment. T-Mobile also announced the first major markets where it is doubling the speed of its 4G network to achieve a theoretical download speed of 42 Mbps. T-Mobile customers in Las Vegas, New York and Orlando, Fla., will be the first in the country to experience the increased 4G speed, followed closely by Chicago and further expansion of the New York network into Long Island, N.Y., and Northern New Jersey. By mid-year, T-Mobile expects 140 million Americans in 25 markets to have access to increased 4G speeds.

“As T-Mobile continues the aggressive expansion of America’s Largest 4G Network, we’re doubling our maximum speed in more than two dozen markets, starting with three important cities today,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA. “We will continue to build on our 4G network advantage this year, providing customers with an industry-leading mobile data experience.”

As T-Mobile’s 4G network continues to expand and get faster, the company’s portfolio of 4G products is also growing. T-Mobile has announced plans to deliver 25 4G-capabile devices this year and this spring will introduce seven new 4G-capable devices spanning smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband products that will benefit from America’s Largest 4G NetworkTM. T-Mobile’s 4G devices allow customers to video chat, surf the Web, download and stream high-definition (HD) and 3D video, and use their favorite applications as new 4G- enabled products with these capabilities come to market.

“Access to mobile content is central to the experience on a vast and growing number of consumer devices, exponentially increasing the demand for fast 4G mobile broadband connections,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “In fact, data traffic on T-Mobile’s network is quadrupled year over year. With smartphone data plans starting at just $10 a month — and a growing line-up of innovative 4G smartphones and tablets — we are meeting the demand for mobile data, and making it easier than ever for customers to step up to 4G.”

Industry-Leading 4G Smartphone Lineup

Adding to T-Mobile’s industry-leading lineup of 4G smartphones, including the new Galaxy STM 4G and upcoming T-Mobile Sidekick® 4GTM, T-Mobile today introduced the T-Mobile G2x with Google. The latest 4G smartphone to join T-Mobile’s innovative G-series devices, the G2x is powered by a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, brilliant 4-inch capacitive touch screen display and preloaded video games, such as Need For Speed SHIFT HD. Manufactured by LG Mobile Phones, the G2x is powered by AndroidTM 2.2 and comes equipped with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and autofocus and a front- facing camera paired with T-Mobile Video Chat powered by QikTM for staying in touch with family and friends.New 4G Mobile Hotspot and Mobile Broadband Laptop Stick Lineup

T-Mobile is expanding its 4G mobile broadband products across a variety of device categories with the new T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot, enabling customers to extend the power of America’s Largest 4G Network to any Wi-Fi-capable device from virtually anywhere. T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot gives customers the ability to connect up to five Wi- Fi-enabled devices to T-Mobile’s 4G network, including music players, tablets, laptops, cameras and e-readers, among others. Manufactured by ZTE Corp., the sleek, compact 21 Mbps-capable device, which resembles a clamshell cell phone, weighs only 2.64 ounces and fits in the palm of your hand.

T-Mobile will offer its customers an all-4G laptop stick lineup from prepaid to premium devices. Available later this spring, the T-Mobile RocketTM 3.0 will be the first 42 Mbps capable 4G product able to take full advantage of T-Mobile’s new 42 Mbps service. Manufactured by ZTE, the Rocket 3.0 will be capable of speeds twice as fast as 21 Mbps devices which customers should notice when creating and sharing mobile content, streaming and connecting through mobile video and participating in multi-player gaming.

T-Mobile also plans to deliver two additional 4G laptop sticks capable of delivering peak download speeds of 21 Mbps, including the T-Mobile Jet 2.0 and the prepaid T-Mobile Rocket 4G.

Growing 4G Tablet Portfolio

T-Mobile is also readying its second 4G tablet, the T-Mobile® G-SlateTM with GoogleTM by LG. Powered by Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), the G-Slate delivers a premium mobile entertainment experience with a brilliant HD 8.9-inch 3D-capable multi-touch display and the ability to record 3D and full HD video. With the new G-Slate, customers can access their favorite TV shows, magazines, games and more with the following pre-installed applications: ? T-Mobile TV – offers live and on-demand TV including news, sports and full-length

entertainment, plus on-demand full episodes of your favorite shows. ? Need for Speed SHIFT HD – developed by Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA), Need for Speed

SHIFT HD is an award-winning authentic racing game that combines the true driver’s experience with real-world physics, pixel-perfect car models, and a wide range of authentic race tracks. Fully loaded on the G-Slate, the popular racing game is brought to life on the tablet with crisp HD graphics, and a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope.

? Zinio eReader – The largest online newsstand, this e-reader enables customers to shop for, search inside, read, share and save digital content in new ways with more than 75,000 digital magazines from 26 countries.

? Pre-loaded Google applications – Preloaded Google applications include Google eBooksTM and Google TalkTM, with access to over 150,000 additional applications on Android MarketTM.

Availability:

T-Mobile plans to offer its expanding selection of 4G products including the T-Mobile G2x, T-Mobile G-Slate, T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, Rocket 3.0, T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot, and prepaid Rocket 4G, later this spring. The T-Mobile Jet 2.0 is anticipated to be available on March 23.

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  • Anonymous

    Haha, my home is 25mbs…..hahahahahaha

    • Bratty

      And my office is on a T1. Whats your point Matty?

  • Galaxylover

    Good news :) Is this up and running now? I doubt it, but does anyone have it?

    • Anonymous

      You would first need a 42 Mbps capable handset for you to experience those theoretical speeds.

      • Galaxylover

        Wouldn’t my 21mbps Galaxy 4g get a little faster? I’m sure it would.

        • J-Hop2o6

          Correct.. even my 14.4mbps max G2 will benefit.. my max in Seattle so far is 9mbps/3mbps/40ms

        • Galaxylover

          This shows that Tmo is planning ahead. This merger is a LONG way from occurring anytime soon, if at all.

        • J-Hop2o6

          I agree.

  • Jessicaf26

    Well I just finished reading 4 different articles online than when the att ,t-mobile merger goes tru that all t-mobile 3g phones will be left witout 3g cuz all the new phones will use atts 3g frequencies so if this is true thats gunna suck so wats gunna happen to hspa+42?

    • J-Hop2o6

      Yea, its like “whats the point now?” Cuhz if this deal goes thru, AT&T is just gonna throw HSPA+ away from the AWS spectrum for LTE.. So our 3G/HSPA+ phones will be paperweights once AT&T shuts off HSPA+.. but hopefully Tmo can light up 42mbps HSPA+ here in Seattle so i can atleast experience it before it gets shut down.. My max here so far is 9mbps/3mbps/40ms

      • Galaxylover

        I think the point is that this deal most likely will not go through. Tmo will take the 3 Billion from ATT and run with it. In the meantime they will build out the network. Just in case.

        • J-Hop2o6

          We can only hope.. plus I think Tmo gets the rest of AT&T’s AWS holdings, and a new Roaming Agreement.. here’s a quote:

          “In the event of the deal failing to receive regulatory approval, AT&T will be on the hook for $3 billion to T-Mobile — a breakup fee, they call it — along with transferring over some AWS spectrum it doesn’t need for its LTE rollout, and granting T-Mo a roaming agreement at a value agreeable to both parties.”

          http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/20/atandt-agrees-to-buy-t-mobile-from-deutsche-telekom/

        • lexophile

          perhaps magenta is hustling the big blue orb?

        • J-Hop2o6

          Hopefully.. others have said that also.. lol

        • Anonymous

          I was hoping that too and I’m normally a ” glass half full ” kinda guy but I can’t see this not going through because money talks and I don’t think it would’ve been so publicized if it were not going through. Would be nice if it was shot down though lol Remember the saying from Alien Vs Predator ” An enemy of my enemy, is my friend ” maybe big red can pull some strings and stop it from going through. Lol

        • tmoG2

          Wouldn’t they keep all of tmobiles networks for coverage purposes? A lot of customers will be w/o a signal if they were to shut down tmobiles towers which makes no sense and probably illegal, because as a tmobile customer I’m paying for a phone service, it better work as advertised.

        • Anonymous

          If the deal is finalized aws will be turned of so you’ll have a pretty edge phone, or a nice portable media device…camera, mp3, movie player etc But it seems the G2X has at&t bands which really makes me think this deal has been in the world for a while or lg hasn’t started production on the G2X yet. I’m sure if this is true or not but I can’t see at&t being ok with this. If the deal falls through T-Mobile gets at&t’s hoarded aws bands, $3 billion, there mite be something else I’m missing but there you have it.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

          Seems like Sprint is already well ahead of pulling strings to stop this.

  • Tornadotorreslfc

    Sign the petition, if you don’t approve of the merger.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1003078

    • Galaxylover

      Signed.

      • Sunny

        yeah. same here signed. Who gives a crap to all the updates if T-mobile has given up. In 1 year everything is gone. I am not going to be part of the ATT evil plan. Verizon… I will be your next supporter.

        • None

          You all do realize that you can sign all the petitions you want. The deal is signed. It isn’t going to make a difference. Business is done.

        • DetroitTechnoFan

          There’s always the FCC, FTC and DOJ that can all kill it

    • Socalteknique

      Signed and I’m spreading it through twitter. Do the same

    • frigadroid

      Great I have a warehouse full of pitchforks and torches just collecting dust since the vibrant update debacle. Should you guys need to use them. Give em hell!
      At&t has no idea what they are up against. The average tmobile customer is so cheap they make the dad on everybody hates chris look like a Japanese tourist on a holiday shopping spree! Just let them try and raise our rates and their going to have the mother of all internet revolts on their hands ;-)

    • http://twitter.com/Ac3of2pade2 Ac3of2pade2

      I want the merger from last to 1st place instantly. Plus any GSM phone from America doesn’t need to be unlocked to work. plus ATT bands are more standard so even an imported phone will have 3g

    • Anonymous

      Signed!

  • http://twitter.com/jbjtkbw00 jbjtkbw00

    I can’t wait. If I can hit 10 meg on my phone, I’m already matching my home cable internet. Bring it!

  • http://twitter.com/Tito_1 Felipe Zamora

    I have yet to see any improvements here in Vegas :(.

    I must be in a bad area :(.

    LG G2x here I come!

  • Anonymous

    whats the point if at&t is gonna shut this down in a year or year in a half?

  • Anonymous

    This shows NOTHING. This was planned over a YEAR ago. We will not see if they stop investing at this point for at LEAST 6 to 9 months.

  • Anonymous

    Finally some good news. While I doubt I will get even 50% over here, what matters is that they are responding to questions with actions and in the process reassuring me as a customer that I am “safe” as long as I am under contract.

  • Anonymous

    This could be a strategy to keep ppl investing in new contracts.

  • http://twitter.com/Ac3of2pade2 Ac3of2pade2

    w00t for living in Orlando :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=205100175 Nathan Olonoff

    well it’ll be nice to enjoy this in orlando this weekend when i go, but dosn’t matter in the long run.

  • http://twitter.com/xxmonkey92 Tulio Mesa

    Whats the point of Tmobile adding new phones and upgrading their networks if ATT takes over their 3G and 4G bands would be useless. Since none of these phones support 850 and 1900 for 3G. No point unless all new phones come out with compatible 3G bands then it should be USELESS.

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    What matters here is we get the same level of the service that we have been happy with at least until AT&T takes over. This really scares me that T-Mobile will start lowering their support of the network, then AT&T will just drop it all the way down to edge…this is a very sad day!

  • MIKEEEEE

    this is why att is paying 1300 bucks a customer for us.

    their urban infrastructure sucks.

    imagine some dweeb with a 400$ iphone lagging data calls while a t-mo guy is blazing along at 42mbps on a 200$ G-2?

    wait ’til after the closing and see the deals they are going to throw at us to bundle our services.

    face facts, ATT sucks, that’s why we’re here.

    the idea is to squeeze as much out of them as we can.

  • Anonymous

    We are getting dream devices, The Network speed has never been faster then it is today, I have been waiting for a few years for this all to happen and just when T-Mobile’s Network is great they decide to sell to AT&T. I have the fastest speeds out of anyone I know on any Carrier, I am just overwhelmed by their decision to sell out. I just can not believe this after I have spent big bucks buying all kinds of devices, expensive phones, they will make great paper weights.
    Hoping T-Mobile backs out of this deal and sees a brighter future.

  • Canyouhearmenow

    Yeah right. I live in Orlando. Near Disney. I get 2-3M on my G2. Wanna bet I get the same tomorrow and the next day.

    Thats why the dude below in Vegas isnt seeing it. It is only to specific towers that have the backhaul.

    They are laughing at us!!!

  • Canyouhearmenow

    Yeah right. I live in Orlando. Near Disney. I get 2-3M on my G2. Wanna bet I get the same tomorrow and the next day.

    Thats why the dude below in Vegas isnt seeing it. It is only to specific towers that have the backhaul.

    They are laughing at us!!!

  • Canyouhearmenow

    The reason to get a mifi would be to lock in the data plan. It will be grandfather in.

    I know people at the T that are uncapped. They will not change it even if you change phones unless you get a jerk for a sales person.

    Then you call and it gets fixed.

    What they dont say is service 3 miles out of Orlando is 0db. And I mean it.

    Mobile internet in a 5 miles radius.

    Makes sense to me.

  • Canyouhearmenow

    The reason to get a mifi would be to lock in the data plan. It will be grandfather in.

    I know people at the T that are uncapped. They will not change it even if you change phones unless you get a jerk for a sales person.

    Then you call and it gets fixed.

    What they dont say is service 3 miles out of Orlando is 0db. And I mean it.

    Mobile internet in a 5 miles radius.

    Makes sense to me.

  • ihatefanboys

    buncha paranoid wusses. they WILL NOT be turning of TMO towers. they will be added to At&t’s towers. the deal hasnt even gone thru, but i can do basic math…..more towers are better than less towers. ive never seen so many people go apeshit over nothing…..at the end of the day its still a telephone.

  • Galaxylover

    “at the end of the day its still a telephone”

    Wow. A telephone. Thanks for putting that in perspective. I don’t think any of us “paranoid wusses” are worried about being able to make PHONE CALLS!! LOL We are worried about our data plans and speeds. Of course they aren’t turning off the TMO towers. Nobody here is saying that. It’s sharing data we’ve enjoyed exclusively from TMO towers with 95 million ATT customers that we’re not so into. Telephone??

    • Wesleymiller

      Where i’m at T-mobile has no 3G, at&t gets 5megs and big red gets 3. T-mo is on edge.
      This is great for me. =)

    • ghostnik

      yeah these new towers will benefit, the people with iphones on at&t network, as there customers have probably been waiting on the side lines wishing they had the data freedom that tmobile customers have, which if you ask me is another reason why even all the iphone fans on at&t should be highly up set, as they have iphones but there mobile carrier (at&t) blocks and slows down there speed. thats like having dead weight, in regards to you having a powerful phone that supposedly does everything, but can’t get unlimited data speed and now they will be happy for the little increase in speed and load times that they might get when at&t fully acquires tmobile network and has more space to put all these iphone fans on there network.

  • bstrokez

    well i just speedtested and i live in astoria ny out in queens, and got a screaming fast 1.09Mbps on my G2…sarcasm. it fluctuates, but have never gotten over 4Mbps. im not impressed.

  • Anonymous

    bit.ly/dwCtMj

  • Going_home

    Come on Tampa !
    Turn up the speed !

    :-D

  • mack

    Hope all this petition signing makes you feel better, because it’s going to happen either way!

  • Markanon

    I have 1 burning question… what is the incentive for T-Mo to invest in their network if they know they’re being taken over in 1 year? I mean, if you’re getting $39 Billion either way… why spend the money?

    It’s a serious concern for someone who loves T-Mo, hates AT&T, and has been waiting for the Pyramid for a long, long time.

    Furthermore, why should I invest in AWS? This deal won’t kill AWS, but will make it the unappreciated afterthought of AT&T’s data services.

    Doh.

  • Whorok305

    Hitting 7.5 to 9 mps and 1.5 to 2 down here in Orlando. Improvement for sure!

  • galaxylover

    Can you give us an approximation of what speeds you were getting previously since this is all relative?

  • Jnnewberry79

    It hasnt changed in las vegas still getting the same speed

  • Bob

    Just checked my speed, getting 6 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up. Best I have seen before is about 4 Mbps.

    Bob in Orlando

    • Galaxylover

      What phone do you have?

  • Galaxylover

    Slightly off topic, but speed related so check this out.. I was killing time and happened to check out the Verizon store this afternoon. I was curious about the Thunderbolt. It was just slightly faster than my Tmo Galaxy 4g. Not very impressive, considering there is barely anyone on that LTE network right now. Their will be millions more on that network in a few months. If it even slows down by a third, and it will slow by probably more than that (it would have too) than Tmo is already faster. This was today in Washington DC at rush hour, around 4 o’clock.

    There can’t be many people on Verizon’s LTE network right now. I can’t stress that point enough. It was only loading web pages by about 1 second faster in most cases, with a solid signal too. Made me feel really good about Tmo’s network. Now, if they DOUBLE it…? Hmmmmm….

    • Galaxylover

      *There* will be millions. sorry for the typo.