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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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRIFVUHCR7SCF2J4ACDIVSVGJM Hilton T.Y

    Cool.  We gettin it today.  Well, 90% of our area.  Not where I live.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRIFVUHCR7SCF2J4ACDIVSVGJM Hilton T.Y

    Cool.  We gettin it today.  Well, 90% of our area.  Not where I live.

  • Petey

    Wow, San Francisco Bay Area didn’t make it! lol

    • http://tmonews.com David

      That’s because it made it in May. This is why I include the links to other articles in the posts!

      • Red

        I still don’t see San Francisco Bay area (ie San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, San Mateo..etc)  having 42Mbps. Where is the link?

        • Pete

          The links are embedded in the story itself. Look closely in the second sentence. “The end of May saw the announcement”. On the new page it specifically mentions “San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California”.

      • Petey

        Oh haha. My bad. I thought this list shows all the covered markets. Lol.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      That’s because it made it in May. This is why I include the links to other articles in the posts!

  • http://twitter.com/Reptarjr Jay

    Would you need a new SIM card to noticed the speed changes? I’m still using the same one from my old Samsung Behold (Ancient, I know). I heard that getting a newer SIM card sometimes makes the difference with data speed.

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

      If your SIM is damaged, then yes it could.

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

      If your SIM is damaged, then yes it could.

    • Anonymous

      It doesn’t make a significant difference but if you have an android and root it then it would matter as much because by installing the custom made kernels they would improve your reception eventually your data speeds as well.

  • JustMeHere

    Lol, the two most populated areas in Texas (Houston/Dallas) don’t have it, yet smaller towns like Killeen, Corpus, Brownsville and San Antonio do.

    Strange…..  just doesn’t make sense.

    Oh well.. may in a few months.

    • Anonymous

      Houston better be getting it. Heck Brownsville could’ve waited lol.

    • Anonymous

      Houston better be getting it. Heck Brownsville could’ve waited lol.

    • Cmh0223

      You may want to check on that. Houston and Dallas were among the first cities that launched in May.

    • Cmh0223

      You may want to check on that. Houston and Dallas were among the first cities that launched in May.

    • Juice

      Brownsville has a T-Mobile call center. I was wondering why it took so long just to get HSPA+ there.

  • http://twitter.com/_Alexxis_ Alexis Bustillos

    Im excited, Albuquerque made the list!!!

    • Ronnie A.

      Muahahahaha… albs, cruces, and santa fe… nm is finally NOT last wave…

    • Ronnie A.

      Muahahahaha… albs, cruces, and santa fe… nm is finally NOT last wave…

    • Evan Lavin

      We don’t even have an LTE network yet to my knowledge. As our metro approaches 1 million people our cellular networks approach the same technology available in 2010.

  • http://twitter.com/_Alexxis_ Alexis Bustillos

    Im excited, Albuquerque made the list!!!

  • renter

    I wonder if these types of advances can affect the sale of tmobile?

  • renter

    I wonder if these types of advances can affect the sale of tmobile?

  • Tigerz0202

    how about us in the big easy ,NEW ORLEANS

  • Tigerz0202

    how about us in the big easy ,NEW ORLEANS

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Ah another one who needs to click on the link in the post to see that New Orleans has already gone live.

      • Anonymous

        you should just make an updated list with all the cities that received it or is going to receive it.

      • Anonymous

        you should just make an updated list with all the cities that received it or is going to receive it.

      • Anonymous

        you should just make an updated list with all the cities that received it or is going to receive it.

  • Tigerz0202

    guess tmobile loves florida , i wanna see my sensation in full blast mode ,this sucks

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

    how about a “4G” smartphone that takes advantage of the faster network?

    • Anonymous

      Agreed

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

    how about a “4G” smartphone that takes advantage of the faster network?

  • http://twitter.com/mzrdisi Nick

    What about this places that are still stuck on edge data?

    • Bmeaves

      Don’t feel bad. I get “3g” service here, but my speed tests hover around 100-200 kbps down. EDGE is faster, as is my upload speed of 500.

    • Bmeaves

      Don’t feel bad. I get “3g” service here, but my speed tests hover around 100-200 kbps down. EDGE is faster, as is my upload speed of 500.

  • Hurlamania

    I made the list, Cleveland

  • Anonymous

    Hooray Panama City! When I moved here last year they didn’t even have 3G service. I wonder what spurred T-Mo to up their game out here?

  • SocalTeknique

    Damn I wish I had decent “3G” at work (I have to tether to my ATT coworkers ironically)

  • telmo

    WOW!!! i get about 8 mbps down and 1.10 up…san diego area…crazyyyy

    • http://www.AllSanDiegoComputerRepair.com AllSanDiegoComputerRepair

      lucky you – i’m in NCounty… 1MB down – 3MB up

      meh

      will test more tomorrow

    • http://www.AllSanDiegoComputerRepair.com AllSanDiegoComputerRepair

      lucky you – i’m in NCounty… 1MB down – 3MB up

      meh

      will test more tomorrow

  • Joeln0671

    Oh yeaaa….. (San Antonio,TX)

  • Joeln0671

    Oh yeaaa….. (San Antonio,TX)

  • Joeln0671

    Oh yeaaa….. (San Antonio,TX)

  • 2GInA4Gworld

    Yet here in Mesa, AZ I’m still stuck at 2G while being surrounded by 3G! Way to go TMo

  • 2GInA4Gworld

    Yet here in Mesa, AZ I’m still stuck at 2G while being surrounded by 3G! Way to go TMo

    • Anonymous

      I here ya…. McAllen, TX?!  Been there, hellhole.  But not Phoenix area.

  • 2GInA4Gworld

    Yet here in Mesa, AZ I’m still stuck at 2G while being surrounded by 3G! Way to go TMo

  • Anonymous

    Wooo! San antonio with 42mbps!

  • Mskrystal87

    Nice getting 5mbps in riverside…. :)

  • Thereugo67

    Dam where’s the greater Los Angeles area, San Pedro.

  • Thereugo67

    Dam where’s the greater Los Angeles area, San Pedro.

  • Richardthegrape

    SALT LAKE CITY!!!!! Helllll yeah!
    I’ll welcome faster speeeds! :)

    Now get me a Windows 7(with the mango update), dual core, 1gb ram, 4 inch super lcd curved glass screen, 1700 mAH battery, htc phone that runs these speeds asap and i’ll be happpppppy! :))

    • Chris

      please tell me why a wp7 would need a dual core and 1gb ram? that os is too simple and doesn’t need it. it sucks.

      • Jacendark

        haters gonna hate

    • Anonymous

      Now they need to get 42 Mbps here in Utah County….

  • v8dreaming

    Wish they would improve their coverage in North Las Vegas/Las Vegas. It’s terrible here.

    • Anonymous

      My 2G coverage is great.. 3G needs serious work

  • Juice

    Brownsville! Finally!

  • Girth Brooks

    So… no Minneapolis?  Seriously?

    • boyashka78

      thats what i’m saying. Lame!!

    • boyashka78

      thats what i’m saying. Lame!!

    • TweetMo

      I know. I’m always told what a great market we are for T-Mobile.

  • Anonymous

    Columbus and Cleveland made it but no Cincinnati? :(…

    You can’t break up the C’s! Oh well, maybe next time!

  • Rog

    Yay finally on Riverside! :)

  • Anonymous

    Nice Ontario!

    • jwest

      Ontario STAND UP!

  • Anonymous

    Nice Ontario!

  • Pete

    My question is when will T-Mobile finally offer phones with chipsets that support speeds faster than 14.4 Mbit/s.

    T-Mobile needs to be offering phones that match the HSPA+ 42 Mbit/s speed of the Rocket 3.0 laptop USB stick.

    • Herman Cain is the man

      The G2X does 21Mbps doesn’t it? And the new Hercules will have max capabilities of 42. But the true intention of the 42 is to put more bandwidth out there to be shared and for people with laptop sticks and hotspots. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/aantoine87 akil antoine

        no the samsung galaxy s 4G is the only phone on t-mobile that does 21mbps all the others do 14.4mbps and down. the Hercules is still a rumor and sounds too perfect to actually have all of those features  

        • some guy

          wrong…all samsung 4g devices do 21 mbps meaning gs4s sk 4g and the new exhibit 4g…

    • Herman Cain is the man

      The G2X does 21Mbps doesn’t it? And the new Hercules will have max capabilities of 42. But the true intention of the 42 is to put more bandwidth out there to be shared and for people with laptop sticks and hotspots. 

  • Tmo_Android

    Hi David,
    Where is the complete list of all cities supporting 42 mbps speeds ? Wondering if  bay area (San Jose, CA) is among them.
    Thx for posting such news and keeping us updated.

  • Tmo_Android

    Hi David,
    Where is the complete list of all cities supporting 42 mbps speeds ? Wondering if  bay area (San Jose, CA) is among them.
    Thx for posting such news and keeping us updated.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      The links inside the post have all the answers you seek!

  • NardVa

    Finally norfolk/virginia beach va has been upgraded to HSPA+ 42.

  • NardVa

    Finally norfolk/virginia beach va has been upgraded to HSPA+ 42.

    • http://profiles.google.com/guitarskeelz Eion Woods

      That’s what I’m saying. This week can’t get better for me. Graduated yesterday, all night grad party last night, and I wake up to see that my phone is going to absolutely scream past everyone else’s as of tonight. The only way for this to improve is for, I dunno, someone to send me a G-slate (I want the 3D glasses, br0) as a grad present. Or maybe I’ll just buy one with grad money. But still, swag. Nexus 3 definitely needs T-Mobile 4G bands, my G2x already feels behind. Damn Kal-El graphic demo..

      • Anonymous

        Congratulations on your graduation! Great times indeed!

      • Anonymous

        Congratulations on your graduation! Great times indeed!

      • Anonymous

        Congratulations on your graduation! Great times indeed!

  • Moveonrp

    How about Wildwood and Cape May, NJ? How about the Florida Keys? All of these places are still stuck with crappy EDGE?

    • TMOTECH

      Wow, Travel much?

    • TMOTECH

      Wow, Travel much?

    • http://twitter.com/rdelar01 Roger de la Rosa

      Yeah!  +1 for the Florida Keys!

  • Moveonrp

    How about Wildwood and Cape May, NJ? How about the Florida Keys? All of these places are still stuck with crappy EDGE?

  • Anonymous

    Nope. KC

  • Anonymous

    Nope. KC

    • Dmac

      Fo Shizzle …..I am waiting for the same thing bro

    • Dmac

      Fo Shizzle …..I am waiting for the same thing bro

    • 4g

      I said the same thing

    • 4g

      I said the same thing

    • 4g

      I said the same thing

    • 4g

      I said the same thing

  • Jwmort

    No, and I didn’t expect it to be.  We just got “local channels” on Dish and Direct!  We’ll be the LAST to see 4G.

  • Mr smiley

    I wonder if the 4g phone that’s currently out get a extra speed? Because I remember with the release of the 14.4 mbps my g1 got like 5.6 mbps and only it’s a 3g phone?

    • Anonymous

      Yep that’s the beauty of HSPA+. Everyone on the HSPA network benifits instead of just the 4G phones. That’s the difference between T-Mo and other companies. T-Mobile improves the network so everyone get’s better speeds. Everyone else improves their network so you have to buy a new phone to attain higher speeds.

      • http://twitter.com/blacksilva67 blacksilva

        Not exactly, the G1 can never go any higher than 7.2mbps. So even if I had a G1 in a 42mbps area I would still only get around 5 or 6. So yes, when they upgrade the network everyone gets an upgrade but its to an extent. The G1 will never be seen running at 7.2+.

        • Auser72

          while it may not achieve higher speeds, it will improve consistency and reliablity at higher speed…thus improving phone performance.

        • mr smiely

          thanks everybody

        • Auser72

          while it may not achieve higher speeds, it will improve consistency and reliablity at higher speed…thus improving phone performance.

        • Evans Velez

          thats because of the modem cant go any higher than that speed

        • Evans Velez

          thats because of the modem cant go any higher than that speed

        • Anonymous

          Why reference the G1? I loved that phone but it’s almost three years old now so not many people will be using it.
          Also what I was stating is not entirely what you responded to. So lets say that T-Mo had decided to go the LTE route ok? If that was the case then your G1 would never see increased speeds or network reliability because it’s completely incompatible with the new network that’s being rolled out. This also now means that instead of improving coverage area of existing services they would instead focus on the new tech which only benefits those willing to upgrade to the LTE phone. So, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I think HSPA+ is a beautiful technology that allows everyone to benefit from the upgrades. Which is of course why we all love T-Mo no? They care about us less than their pocket books.

  • Noel

    With speeds like these..Google should include Tmo radios on the new Nexus phone…after all Tmo is synonymous with the Nexus brand. Ppl i urge all Tmo faithfuls not count Tmo out yet and start heading for the hills…it isn’t over till the fat lady sings. I seriously think common sense will prevail and the FCC will see that an attempt to gooble a major player in our cellphone market, who caters for abt 34+ milion budget customers is not condusive for competition and innovation. Each of the four major cellphone carriers will all find their own path to LTE…i don’t think only one company has the path to take us to LTE promise land. Google pls bring the new Nexus to its natural home..even Apple is attempting making a play to the Tmo mobile space, if all the rumors hold true abt and iPhone with Tmo bands. Besides most of the current Nexus users should be Tmo customers.

  • Anonymous

    But then again most of Phoenix metro is a hellhole, so who are we to argue. :)