T-Mobile Expands HSPA+ Network To 10 Additional Cities

Once again T-Mobile is asserting the “business as usual” approach by announcing the expansion of their HSPA+ footprint to 10 additional cities across the US. Residents of Ames, Iowa; Anderson, Indiana; Battle Creek, Benton Harbor and Jackson, Michigan; Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado; Lawrence and Manhattan, Kansas; Springfield, Illinois and Wichita Falls, Texas are now enjoying being apart of America’s largest 4G network.

Of course now that you are apart of America’s largest 4G network you need to be able to take advantage of the network so residents in the above cities should keep an eye out on the upcoming T-Mobile G2X, Sidekick 4G and T-Mobile G-Slate tablet. For those of you who simply can’t wait another few weeks to grab the above mentioned devices the Samsung Galaxy S 4G will show you just how fast T-Mobile can go.

 

Press Release:

Today, T-Mobile USA announced the continued expansion of its 4G mobile broadband network to 10 new markets, offering a 4G experience to even more of its customers where they live, work and play. America’s Largest 4G Network™ now reaches 167 markets and more than 200 million people nationwide.

New 4G markets include Ames, Iowa; Anderson, Indiana; Battle Creek, Benton Harbor and Jackson, Michigan; Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado; Lawrence and Manhattan, Kansas; Springfield, Illinois and Wichita Falls, Texas.

Customers can choose from a wide variety of 4G devices currently available and coming later this spring, including:

 

  • 4G Smartphones: the fastest 4G smartphones running on America’s Largest 4G network – the Galaxy S™ 4G, the T-Mobile® myTouch® 4G, the T-Mobile® G2® with Google™, the upcoming T-Mobile Sidekick® 4G by Samsung and the upcoming T-Mobile® G2x with Google™.
  • 4G Tablets: the first 4G tablet in the U.S., the Dell™ Streak™ 7, as well as the upcoming T-Mobile® G-Slate™ with Google™ by LG.
  • 4G Laptop Sticks: the upcoming T-Mobile® Rocket™ 3.0, T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ 42 Mbps-capable device, the Rocket™ 2.0, T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ 21-capable device, the upcoming T-Mobile® Jet™ 2.0and the upcoming prepaid T-Mobile® Rocket™ 4G.
  • 4G Netbook & Mobile HotSpot: the Dell™ Inspiron™ Mini 10 4G netbook and the upcoming T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot.

 

With a great selection of 4G devices and nationwide 4G, T-Mobile customers can upload videos and pictures to their favorite social media sites, get directions and stream video—and more—all while on the go.

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

Additionally, in 2011, T-Mobile 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., are the first in the country to experience the increased 4G speeds (HSPA+ 42), 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 more than 140 million Americans in over 25 markets to have access to these increased 4G speeds.

The Galaxy S™ 4G, the T-Mobile® myTouch® 4G, the T-Mobile® G2® with Google™, the upcoming T-Mobile Sidekick® 4G by Samsung and the upcoming T-Mobile® G2x™ with Google™ are T-Mobile’s fastest smartphones.  These devices are designed with HSPA+ 4G technology (“4G”); T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network is not available everywhere.  See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.

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  • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

    I think T-mobile may be pulling a fast on on At&t….. That roaming deal is huge. DT probably knows there is not a shot in hell this merger happens.

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      I think you may be right I was thinking the same thing. T-Mobile makes out so well if this deal doesn’t go through and I really wish it wont. T-Mobile USA NEVER lost money, the only reason DT wanted to unload it is because it never moved out of 4th place. It’s still a HUGE money maker for them no matter what they say. And this roaming deal and money is so great if this falls through it will be completely to T-Mobile’s advantage.

      • Frigadroid

        Try to think about it unbiased, if you owned DT wouldn’t you want the 30 billion and 8%? They wouldn’t have started the deal without the intention of going through with it. If the deal doesn’t go through do you think Jesus will come back and resurrect them from 4th? Because it will take a miracle to pull it off.

        • http://spritemoney.myopenid.com/ Andrew A

          T-mobile is 4th for a reason.

        • sino8r

          That’s what all the ladies say about you.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mmz.zefal Chris Dosta

    To be honest i think the deal might not happen, those are 10 cities most people have never heard of before

    • http://twitter.com/reuthermonkey Jon

      Hey! I was born in one of those cities!

    • HA!

      Well Jackson, MI is where all our top notch felons go to. Good to know all the rapists and murderers now have 4G!

      • sino8r

        Lol! They are horrible places to live. Anywhere in Mississippi… yuk!

        • Frigadroid

          I think they are talking about jackson michigan? Southern Mississippi isn’t so bad, warm weather, nice people & fresh seafood. I had a camp there close to waveland less than 1 hour to new orleans until katrina ruined it for me.

    • Anonymous

      I’m the town drunk in 2 of those towns

  • Guest

    Go tmo! Keep them coming! Its nice to be a part (2 words ;-) ) of this 4G growth!

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    <3 you T-Mobile, Keep it up!!

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

    Benton Harbor and Jackson, Michigan Or Benton Harbon and Jackson, & Michigan period?

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      no, those are two separate cities in Michigan. We already had 4G in Lansing, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, and Ann Arbor for some time now.

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

        Well I knew the 2 separate cities part. But, oh… yeah. I thought it meant like they were turning on HSPA+ 21 or 42Mbps here. I thought that’s what they we’re gonna do. So, do we already have HSPA+ 21 here now?

        • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

          Oh ok! sorry. Yea its kind of confusing they way they worded it. I’m pretty sure they meant 21mbps for now.

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

          It’s cool, & yeah they did. & hopefully we do have 21Mbps here now (Even thou it doesn’t make too much of a different for me, that’s just extra speed to play with for me, lol).

      • Anonymous

        Hey, im in lansing too!! L-town!. Anyway go t-mo!

  • Flashy4bb

    I thinlk T-Mobile needs to stick to itself. There Kano way we won’t see this company becoming # 3. Even better than ATT. I am just in love with you T-MOBILE.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a shame this might be going away…

    How bout some speed test results? I’m still only rockin about 3Mbps right now on a Vibrant

    • Frigadroid

      3.4 is the best my vibrant has seen anywhere coast to coast. If I could get 2 consistently I probably wouldn’t ever have any problem. I didn’t do the ffc mod so I don’t know what it takes for that to work proper.

  • rawpapers

    I hope the deal don’t go thru. At all.

    • Blahbot90

      Yep, it gives T-mo access to sharing their 3G coverage AND gives them $3 Billion in capital to spend on upgrading networks.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    If only they could get me reliable signal in suburban Los Angeles, sometimes I’d be happy to have EDGE or even GPRS speeds let alone HSPA+

    • Blahbot90

      Agreed. They’re expanding aggressively the faster network in the big markets, but they should spend a little on beefing up the older technology in the smaller markets as well. That’s the main reason why people go to Verizon, because they pretty much have 3G everywhere.

  • J K Betar

    Hey. T-Mobile, why don’t you take care of us 2G customers that get lied to time and time again about flipping the switch on for 3G in Saint George Utah. All your “exclusive” retailers here have been telling be for two years now that we will have 3G. Any day is what I am told everytime I walk into one of their stores and every time I’m told this. There’s 4g coverage an hour away from me but yet were left here in the dark ages of EDGE. WAY TO GO T-MOBILE. WAY TO GO….

  • MT3G

    Oh my God Wichita Falls gets 4g before Dallas WTF is that?

    • Specialk0582
      • MT3G

        Not seeing speeds here 6-8 only down….

        • sino8r

          That IS 4G, bonehead!

        • aloha

          hahah your lucky to have that speed already i only get .05 down :[

        • Anonymous

          Awesome response!

        • TMOTECH

          6-8 down is exceptional for a handset that is only capable of 14.4

  • Swoosh

    Still no love for Mobile,Al. Promise after promise… Lie after Lie…. I am kinda glad T-Mobile is selling out because I am tired of all the BS they have told me and all others in the gulf coast area… Looks like Verizon is going to be the way to go…

    • sino8r

      Because its a small city… move to Huntsville or Birmingham, sheesh! Even Panama City has it! Hahahhaha!

      • Swoosh

        Mobile is the 3rd largest city in the Alabama. Very comparable to the only two other large city’s in Alabama…
        Population
        Birmingham 231,621
        Montgomery 198,325
        Mobile 190,274

        • sino8r

          Those numbers are old…. Birmingham and Huntsville are the largest. Metro Birmingham is around 1 million and Huntsville at half a million. Mobile is probably 3rd largest if you include Baldwin County. Check the 2010 Census records… but Mobile is not bad. Definately better than Montgomery…. bleh!

        • Nick

          forget census data, TMO tells damn lies. that’s why we don’t have 4g

        • sino8r

          I think they go by the biggest tmobile markets, to be honest. I know southern Alabama and Florida panhandle were never huge tmobile markets…. well, at least in the past.

        • Nick

          no, it’s some crap about the air force base in Penscola. TMO refuses to give an answer

      • TMOTECH

        No it is because the air force is refusing to release the AWS spectrum for use. They are using it until they are required to release it in 2012…Sorry Mobile. Picket the Air force.

    • hopdawg

      Pensacola here. I feel ya. 3g was supposed to be here two years ago.

    • hopdawg

      Pensacola here. I feel ya. 3g was supposed to be here two years ago.

  • Bbrownell007

    Let’s stop and think about this for a minute. Does T-Mobile know something we don’t? If they’re really being sold to AT&T, why are they still spending money to expand HSPA+? I’m a bit confused here. I’m guessing they do know something we don’t. For now anyways

    • guest

      It’s because they are still running as an independent company until the deal closes. If they deal doesn’t close, then they have lost a year of upgrading the current network.. a little confusing, I wondered the same question… only time will tell!

    • NameOptional

      Network upgrades were approved last year for this year’s budget. Believe me when I say nothing NEW is planned pending the acquisition. All future growth has stalled. Fiber rollouts have all but vanished with the exception of the sites already in queue to be lit up.

      In our area there is no future 4G expansion which means for the next year I’ll have to enjoy my 300 Kbps speeds on my 4G phone.

      • TMOTECH

        Well you are wrong on that. I work here at T-Mobile and am in charge of many projects for future expansions and builds and I can tell you it is business as usual here… 42Mbps coming in a couple of week where I am and we are now building 3G/4G only sites with increased ability for future expansion. We also just doubled our fiber optic Ethernet back haul speeds in my market as well so…….

        • sid

          whatever

  • JustinTime

    When are you guys gonna get it thru your heads that if you see 6 down that is the exception 2-3 is typical.

    The plans for these cities were in the works before the announced take over.

    David, it is well documented that tmobile does not get these speeds. You have published the data. Stop leading folks on as if they bought the latest they will see 21 and beyond. I AM IN ORLANDO NOW AND THE SPEED IS STILL 3DOWN.

    ENOUGH ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

    • Poduser

      I know. We’ve had “4G,” since last year but we still get sub 1 Mbps in many areas. It appears only a handful of sites sprinkled here or there get those mind blowing 15 Mbps DL speeds. I’m in Los Angeles where you’d think we’d have this 4G thing down,.

      What irritates me is that T-Mobile never really invested in backhaul. We’ll never see these 21 and 42 Mbps speeds on average despite the fact that T-Mobile is using relatively clean AWS spectrum. They’re just too damn cheap to get fiber hooked up to all sites and rely on software only upgrades which do nothing for us.

      Now that DT is bailing out of the US market and giving us to another company who is just as bad about delivering the high speed internet they always brag about it makes me wonder what kind of fool they think we are?

      • TMOTECH

        It is not expense it is availability. it takes time to dig thousands of miles of fiber optic cable into the ground. And in LA there probably is the correct back haul there, The network is probably just congested. It will get better though. expansion efforts are in full effect across the country in order to deliver on the advertised promise. It is a long process. be patient.

    • Unbearablepleasures

      someones cranky…time for a nap

  • Sorto7

    I love my T-Mobile

  • Anonymous

    Think maybe we can get some better 3G coverage in Boston please? I have to stand in the middle of the street in order to get 2-3 bars tops.

  • Anonymous

    In my personal tests T-Mobile 4G is about twice as fast as AT&T’s. I can consistently get 5Mbps on Tmo, and no more than 2.7Mbps on AT&T. This is good news.

    http://www.transdgtl.com

  • Tatdude806

    Of course since Wichita Falls, TX is HALF the size of Lubbock, TX, they deserve 4G… Sheesh what a load of crap…

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. Would love to have some 4g goodness on my G2 when I’m around campus or at work. :’(