T-Mobile Announces New HSPA+ 42Mbps Markets

T-Mobile is continuing it’s promise to continue rolling out its 42Mbps HSPA+ network with the launch of 47 more cities tonight. The end of May saw the announcement of 50 more cities and tonight’s 47 additional cities brings T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G 42Mbps HSPA+ network up to 102 cities. The Rocket 3.0, T-Mobile’s first and currently only device capable of hitting these super fast speeds have seen average speeds approaching 10Mbps with peaks around 27Mbps on the download side. T-Mobile expects to continue rolling out their 42Mbps network to more than 150 million Americans by the middle of 2011.

Did your city make the list?

  • Akron, Ohio
  • Albuquerque, N.M
  • Allentown-Bethlehem, Penn
  • Brownsville, Texas
  • Cape Coral, Fla
  • Canton, Ohio
  • Charleston-North Charleston, S.C
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Colorado Springs, Colo
  • Columbia, S.C
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Fayetteville, N.C
  • Florence, S.C
  • Fresno, Calif
  • Harrisburg-Carlisle, Penn
  • Hickory-Lenoir-Morgantown, N.C
  • Killeen, Texas
  • Lakeland, Fla
  • Lancaster, Penn
  • Las Cruces, N.M
  • Madera, Calif
  • McAllen, Texas
  • Merced, Calif
  • Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, S.C
  • Napa, Calif
  • Palm Bay, Fla
  • Palm Coast, Fla
  • Panama City, Fla
  • Pueblo, Colo
  • Reading, Penn
  • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif
  • Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, Calif
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif
  • Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, Calif
  • Santa Fe, N.M
  • Sarasota, Fla
  • Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Penn
  • Sebastian, Fla
  • State College, Penn
  • Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va
  • Wilmington, N.C
  • Visalia-Porterville, Calif
  • Waco, Texas
  • York-Hanover, Penn

 

Check out the full press release below:

Today, T-Mobile is doubling the speed of its 4G network in 47 additional markets including Albuquerque, N.M.; Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Sacramento and San Diego, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah and San Antonio, Texas. Now, customers in 102 markets across the country have access to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 network, enabling the fastest 4G speeds it has to offer, as well as increased network capacity and reliability.

T-Mobile has seen average download speeds approaching 10Mbps with peak speeds of 27Mbps on the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 laptop stick—the company’s first 42Mbps device. T-Mobile expects more than 150 million American’s to have access to these increased 4G speeds by mid-2011.

Customers can choose from more than a dozen 4G devices, including:

  • 4G Smartphones: the Galaxy S™ 4G, the T-Mobile® myTouch® 4G, the T-Mobile® G2® with Google™, the T-Mobile Sidekick® 4G™, the T-Mobile®G2x®™ with Google™, HTC Sensation™ 4G and the upcoming BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900.
  • 4G Tablets: the Dell™ Streak™ 7 and the T-Mobile® G-Slate™ with Google™ by LG.
  • 4G Laptop Sticks: the T-Mobile Rocket® 3.0, T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ 42-capable device, the Rocket™2.0, T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ 21-capable device, the T-Mobile Jet® 2.0 and the prepaid T-Mobile Rocket 4G.
  • 4G Netbook & Mobile Hotspot: the Dell™ Inspiron™ Mini 10 4G netbook and the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot

T-Mobile’s 4G network (HSPA+ 21) already reaches more than 200 million Americans in 184 markets.

T-Mobile 4G markets where HSPA+ 42Mbps service is launching today:

Akron, Ohio; Albuquerque, N.M.; Allentown-Bethlehem, Penn.; Brownsville, Texas; Cape Coral, Fla.; Canton, Ohio; Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.; Cleveland, Ohio; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Columbia, S.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Corpus Christi, Texas; Fayetteville, N.C.; Florence, S.C.; Fresno, Calif.; Harrisburg-Carlisle, Penn.; Hickory-Lenoir-Morgantown, N.C.; Killeen, Texas; Lakeland, Fla.; Lancaster, Penn.; Las Cruces, N.M.; Madera, Calif.; McAllen, Texas; Merced, Calif.; Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Napa, Calif.; Palm Bay, Fla.; Palm Coast, Fla.; Panama City, Fla.; Pueblo, Colo.; Reading, Penn.; Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.; Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.; Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, Calif.; Santa Fe, N.M.; Sarasota, Fla.; Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Penn.; Sebastian, Fla.; State College, Penn.; Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.; Wilmington, N.C.; Visalia-Porterville, Calif.; Waco, Texas and York-Hanover, Penn.

 

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  • ColdFeet

    Been averaging between 2.5mbps and 3mbps the past week. Even hit above 6mbps a couple times. Between the new 4G here in Cruces and my new Sensation, I’m turning into a happy customer again. And it’s really fun fuckin’ with my Verizon fanboy buddy. He HATES that T-Mobile has the 4Gs in town and his precious Verizon doesn’t.

    • Likeag6

      Well Verizon may not have a lot of 4G but its voice coverage vomits on T-Mobiles lame voice coverage and u know that. Me I’m the kind of guy that prefers having signal to make calls than having a data connection. And trust me Verizon has 3 times more voice coverage than T-Mobile. If u take a lot of roadtrips like me u wud know Verizon always has signal in the middle of nowhere while T-Mobile doesn’t heck even att has better coverage than T-Mobile. And to me voice service is more important than a fast data connection I’m sure I’m not the only one I’m pretty sure a lot of other people would prefer to have better voice coverage with Verizon than have a fast data connection with T-Mobile.

      • The Truth

        Nothing like traveling all over alabama and having a clear signal with verizon. I love when the guys with tmobile who work with me ask can they use my phone to make a call or check something on the internet cause they have no signal

      • Oddibe

        I had VZW for 5 years.  They DONT have 4x Tmo coverage.  They are, in my experience, about the same.  You just pay twice as much for VZW…

      • ColdFeet

        Yeah, Verizon has better voice coverage. My buddy uses that argumentall the time. It doesn’t mean diddly squat to me since I’m not driving around in the middle of nowhere.

        If that’s what you need, then by all means, pay for it! But I don’t need coverage in BFE. I also don’t need a four wheel drive truck, either. Or homeowners insurance. Or a boat trailer since I don’t own a boat. I don’t need 3 cable boxes at home since I only have two TVs. Why spend the money on that when I don’t need it??

        I have coverage where I need it 95% of the time…. in my home city. And I also have coverage when I travel between here, LA, Albuquerque, Vegas, and El Paso. When I decide that I wanna take the backroads, then I’ll spend the extra money on Verizon.

      • ColdFeet

        Yeah, Verizon has better voice coverage. My buddy uses that argumentall the time. It doesn’t mean diddly squat to me since I’m not driving around in the middle of nowhere.

        If that’s what you need, then by all means, pay for it! But I don’t need coverage in BFE. I also don’t need a four wheel drive truck, either. Or homeowners insurance. Or a boat trailer since I don’t own a boat. I don’t need 3 cable boxes at home since I only have two TVs. Why spend the money on that when I don’t need it??

        I have coverage where I need it 95% of the time…. in my home city. And I also have coverage when I travel between here, LA, Albuquerque, Vegas, and El Paso. When I decide that I wanna take the backroads, then I’ll spend the extra money on Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    LOL @ AT&T “needing” T-Mobile to deploy their LTE. Weak sauce.

  • droidfan

    Does downey, ca have it?

  • droidfan

    Does downey, ca have it?

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    Now if only I could get reliable service at all (even EDGE will do) near my house in suburban Los Angeles.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    Now if only I could get reliable service at all (even EDGE will do) near my house in suburban Los Angeles.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    Now if only I could get reliable service at all (even EDGE will do) near my house in suburban Los Angeles.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    Now if only I could get reliable service at all (even EDGE will do) near my house in suburban Los Angeles.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    Now if only I could get reliable service at all (even EDGE will do) near my house in suburban Los Angeles.

  • Anonymous

    Very nice, Magenta.  I’m still using the first MyTouch but the mobile speed tests I’m seeing in this area are smoking!  I can only imagine what speeds the Samsung Hercules is going to get considering it’s the only phone in their stable that 42 HSPA+ certified–although, it doesn’t technically come out till August. 

  • Anonymous

    Very nice, Magenta.  I’m still using the first MyTouch but the mobile speed tests I’m seeing in this area are smoking!  I can only imagine what speeds the Samsung Hercules is going to get considering it’s the only phone in their stable that 42 HSPA+ certified–although, it doesn’t technically come out till August. 

  • MrMr

    I’m confused. As a G2X owner.. does the expansion of 42 mbps HSPA+ markets mean anything to me? Or does it only benefit people who have the Rocket and other 42 mbps compatible devices? Help me understand!

    • Anonymous

      You may see an increase in the speeds over what you were previously getting. Your new speedtest results may be closer to the maximum transfer rate of your device. For example, my G2 max data speed is 14.4 Mbps, before 42mbps was activated in my area, I averaged 4-7Mbps in great coverage. Now, with the upgraded network, I average 7-12Mbps out of a max of 14.4Mbps that my G2 is capable of.

      • MrMr

        Gotcha, thanks for clarifying that Deacon. Not sure I’ve really noticed a dramatic speed hike. But I also didn’t speed test before and after the upgrade in the Seattle area.. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucas-LeCompte/47912789 Lucas LeCompte

    they turned it on in my home town of Lafayette,LA but we didnt make the list. :(

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6662GUZEIGNGJZDI7WOKVCQ4JQ T-Will

      So we have 42Mbps HSPA+ here or was it just a test?

  • Itmustbejj

    While the ever-growing list of HSPA+ cities is nice, we have had HSPA+ in Indianapolis since last July and I still have yet to be able to connect to it on my Mytouch4G. Why not fix the backhaul in places you already launched instead of just padding your list? Oh yeah, because “working 4g” isn’t as marketable as “look at all the 4g cities we have!!!”

    Oh well, at least I’m not on Sprint anymore paying extra for Non-existant 4g….

  • michael

    Wheres NJ…

  • michael

    Wheres NJ…

  • michael

    Wheres NJ…

  • Anonymous

    Where is NYC? How they forget about NYC?

  • Anonymous

    Where is NYC? How they forget about NYC?

    • Jarrod

      That was one of the first cities to get it along with Vegas and Orlando

    • Jarrod

      That was one of the first cities to get it along with Vegas and Orlando

    • Jarrod

      That was one of the first cities to get it along with Vegas and Orlando

  • Anonymous

    Where is NYC? How they forget about NYC?

  • Xxjuanramirez1xx

    ahh my city is up there!!!! MCALLEN,TX

  • Neverthesheep

    doesnt matter, i have been a tmo customer for 5 years living in columbia, and i have yet to receive anything but edge unless i go into downtown. i mean cmon they could atleast deploy 3g…..

  • Neverthesheep

    doesnt matter, i have been a tmo customer for 5 years living in columbia, and i have yet to receive anything but edge unless i go into downtown. i mean cmon they could atleast deploy 3g…..

  • CharlieSheen

    Well, in Orlando we have never seen the speeds. But now it makes sense. 10M down on an advertised 42M line so we are looking at 25% of what is advertised.

    Therefore….25% of 14.4 is about 3 and change. Wow, just what I and Tmoisslow has been saying all along. Amazing! 

    The only true 4G that lives up to the advertisement is VZW. 

  • CharlieSheen

    Well, in Orlando we have never seen the speeds. But now it makes sense. 10M down on an advertised 42M line so we are looking at 25% of what is advertised.

    Therefore….25% of 14.4 is about 3 and change. Wow, just what I and Tmoisslow has been saying all along. Amazing! 

    The only true 4G that lives up to the advertisement is VZW. 

  • NardVa

    I’m in Virgina Beach,VA and supposedly we went from HSPA+ 21 to HSPA+ 42 today.  I don’t see any difference in the before and after when I run a speed test. Downloads speeds are still between 3Mbps-5Mbps.

    • Bardweav

      do you have a 4G phone?

  • NardVa

    I’m in Virgina Beach,VA and supposedly we went from HSPA+ 21 to HSPA+ 42 today.  I don’t see any difference in the before and after when I run a speed test. Downloads speeds are still between 3Mbps-5Mbps.

  • Mopar6464

    Hot damn, Columbus,Ohio .
    To bad it won’t matter because T-Mobile can’t even put out full coverage in 3G.
    Drive 10 minutes out of the city and your on Edge , what a joke.

    • CADCTS2007

      I live in Lancaster and they just upgraded to 3g here on Friday. hopefully this is good news for Tmob because as of right now Tmob is horrible in the rural areas surrounding Lancaster

  • Mopar6464

    Hot damn, Columbus,Ohio .
    To bad it won’t matter because T-Mobile can’t even put out full coverage in 3G.
    Drive 10 minutes out of the city and your on Edge , what a joke.

  • Taylor

    Why does tmobile hate missouri?

    • Bmeaves

      I dunno. We just got 3g here in Springfield in the last year and it is pitifully slow. We won’t get 4G for years.

    • Bmeaves

      I dunno. We just got 3g here in Springfield in the last year and it is pitifully slow. We won’t get 4G for years.

  • Taylor

    Why does tmobile hate missouri?

  • Taylor

    Why does tmobile hate missouri?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kickitwithkyle Kyle Phillips

    I would really like it if they could fix their coverage problems now. I have hspa+ in my city. It works fine downtown, this morning at work I averaged 8.8-10mbps down on just their 21mbps. I live just north of downtown and it shows my entire area blanketed for miles with 4g. My mytouch 4g shows 3-4 bars of hspa+ but I get lucky if I get over 100 kbps. I normally turn it to just use edge b/c it’s faster.

    And then it shows voice/data coverage all along i80. I traveled 4 hours along i80 in my state, and half the time had no coverage.

  • Tito!

    Salt Lake City, UT! [even more] awesome has just taken over. 

    Now, it is our duty that AT&T doesn’t :D

  • http://twitter.com/scotttheotaku Scott Piercy

    sigh….so Florence S.C. has HSPA…and the Greenville/Spartanburg Metro area does not? makes total sense….

  • Kevinmd84

    am i the only one that sees good things coming from the merger? at&t isnt the strongest network but with tmobile being absorbed by at&t  that would make it almost a flawless worldwide network. think of it like this: at&t has excellent international coverage as does tmo. there are places in my area that i wouldnt get tmo service that at&t gets good coverage and vise versa. with both joined together there would be less chances for dropped calls, as well as there would be no need for roaming agreements for at&t. as for bandwith, all the active gsm bands could be used as well as the fact that if u are a tmo customer going into this your going to be grandfathered in. someone show me what evil there is in the merger?

    • http://twitter.com/iBadRomance Noel Flores

      but t-mobile customers off contract would have to pay A LOT more so t-mobile customers will have to pay more $ for less service.