T-Mobile Adds 56 Additional Cities To HSPA+ 42Mbps Markets

An unexpected but welcome surprise is tonights addition of 56 markets to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42Mbps network which now covers more than 170 million people in 152 markets. In addition to enjoying the increased network speeds customers will “also enjoy increased network capacity and reliability.”

“America’s Largest 4G Network is now faster than ever and continues to deliver a fast and reliable broadband experience in more places than any other carrier,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA. “Video streaming on T-Mobile’s network has more than tripled over the last year, and consumer demand for access to rich mobile content from anywhere continues to grow. T-Mobile is now supplying more than 170 million Americans with lightning-fast HSPA+ 42 speeds to feed that explosive demand.”

T-Mobile only has one HSPA+ 42Mbps capable device right now in the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 laptop stick though we expect that number to increase by years end. The last line of this release emphasizes T-Mobile’s plan to release its first HSPA+ 42Mbps smartphone later this year. If the rumors are correct it’s possible that the upcoming Samsung Hercules just might be the chosen one but with plenty time left in 2011 it’s anyones guess.

Check out the full list of cities:

Allentown, Pa.; Anderson, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Baltimore, Md.; Barnstable, Mass.; Bellingham, Wash.; Bloomington, Ind.; Boise, Idaho; Boston, Mass.; Bremerton, Wash.; Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.; Brunswick, Ga.; Carson City, Nev.; Charlotte, N.C.; Charlottesville, Va.; Chico, Calif.; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Eugene, Ore.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Flint, Mich.; Greensboro, N.C.; Greenville, S.C.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Hartford, Conn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Lafayette, Ind.; Lancaster, Pa.; Laredo, Texas; Lynchburg, Va.; Manchester, N.H.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; New Haven, Conn.; Ogden, Utah; Providence; R.I.; Provo, Utah; Raleigh-Cary, N.C.; Redding, Calif.; Reno-Sparks, Nev.; Richmond, Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Rockford, Ill.; Salem, Ore.; Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Spartanburg, S.C.; State College, Pa.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Terre Haute, Ind.; Tucson, Ariz.; Washington, D.C.; Wichita Falls, Texas; Winchester, Va.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Worcester, Mass.; and York, Pa.

 

Full Press Release:

Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced that the company is doubling the speed of its 4G network in 56 additional markets, to reach more than 170 million people in 152 markets. T-Mobile customers now have access to T-Mobile’s faster 4G network in markets including Baltimore; Boston; Charlotte, N.C.; Hartford and New Haven, Conn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Lancaster, Pa.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Providence, R.I.; and Washington, D.C., among several others. For a full list of new markets where T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 4G network is available, see below.

In addition to T-Mobile customers experiencing speeds twice as fast as T-Mobile’s current 4G network on compatible devices, customers also will enjoy increased network capacity and reliability. Offering a compelling 4G experience across a broad lineup of devices, America’s Largest 4G Network™ allows customers to stay connected in new and innovative ways in more places than ever before. From downloading files to streaming video or surfing the latest social networking sites, T-Mobile’s faster network provides a richer-than-ever mobile data experience, with anytime high-speed access to the data and information customers need and desire. 

“America’s Largest 4G Network is now faster than ever and continues to deliver a fast and reliable broadband experience in more places than any other carrier,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA. “Video streaming on T-Mobile’s network has more than tripled over the last year, and consumer demand for access to rich mobile content from anywhere continues to grow. T-Mobile is now supplying more than 170 million Americans with lightning-fast HSPA+ 42 speeds to feed that explosive demand.”

T-Mobile’s portfolio of 4G products gives customers ultra-fast access to the content they want at home or on the go. The company recently introduced the T-Mobile Rocket™ 3.0 laptop stick, its first HSPA+ 42-capable device, offering average download speeds on its HSPA+ 42 network approaching 10 Mbps, with peak speeds of 27 Mbps. T-Mobile also continues to expand its 4G device lineup with innovative 4G handsets such as the new HTC Sensation™ 4G and the upcoming T-Mobile myTouch® 4G Slide. In the last year, T-Mobile has launched more than a dozen 4G-capable smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband products, and the company expects to launch its first HSPA+ 42 smartphone later this year.

T-Mobile 4G markets where 42Mbps service is launching today:
Allentown, Pa.; Anderson, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Baltimore, Md.; Barnstable, Mass.; Bellingham, Wash.; Bloomington, Ind.; Boise, Idaho; Boston, Mass.; Bremerton, Wash.; Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.; Brunswick, Ga.; Carson City, Nev.; Charlotte, N.C.; Charlottesville, Va.; Chico, Calif.; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Eugene, Ore.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Flint, Mich.; Greensboro, N.C.; Greenville, S.C.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Hartford, Conn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Lafayette, Ind.; Lancaster, Pa.; Laredo, Texas; Lynchburg, Va.; Manchester, N.H.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; New Haven, Conn.; Ogden, Utah; Providence; R.I.; Provo, Utah; Raleigh-Cary, N.C.; Redding, Calif.; Reno-Sparks, Nev.; Richmond, Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Rockford, Ill.; Salem, Ore.; Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Spartanburg, S.C.; State College, Pa.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Terre Haute, Ind.; Tucson, Ariz.; Washington, D.C.; Wichita Falls, Texas; Winchester, Va.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Worcester, Mass.; and York, Pa.

*T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network, including increased speeds, is not available everywhere. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.

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  • http://www.fiftyonemarketing.com Deacon

    just read this

    “T-Mobile has launched more than a dozen 4G-capable smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband products, and the company expects to launch its first HSPA+ 42 smartphone later this year.”

    they’re launching their FIRST 42mbps phone later this year … so there isn’t even one phone on the network currently that can support these speeds lol fail.  and it’s not even the Sensation or Slide wtf … Hercules maybe?

    i’ll wait no doubt now for an upgrade.

  • http://www.fiftyonemarketing.com Deacon

    just read this

    “T-Mobile has launched more than a dozen 4G-capable smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband products, and the company expects to launch its first HSPA+ 42 smartphone later this year.”

    they’re launching their FIRST 42mbps phone later this year … so there isn’t even one phone on the network currently that can support these speeds lol fail.  and it’s not even the Sensation or Slide wtf … Hercules maybe?

    i’ll wait no doubt now for an upgrade.

  • Tatdude806

    Once again, cities smaller than Lubbock Texas get the love. TMO Sure hates us out here…

  • rob

    I see average of 4-5mbps.  What is the point of a super fast 42mbps network
    and advertising it when the hardware sold to people doesn’t even reach
    its capability? Our phones now cap out at what, 8-14mbps but we don’t get that in areas with the upgraded 21 or 42mbps speeds.

    • Anonymous

      Where are you getting your info from? I routinely hit 12-15 Mbps in all parts of NYC, and although these are peak theoretical speeds, there are laptop sticks capable, just not phones. You still have the GS4G, Exhibit 4G and SK4G that are all 21Mbps devices but should keep you around 8-14 regularly. (depends on if you’re a 21 or 42Mbps area)

    • Anonymous

      Where are you getting your info from? I routinely hit 12-15 Mbps in all parts of NYC, and although these are peak theoretical speeds, there are laptop sticks capable, just not phones. You still have the GS4G, Exhibit 4G and SK4G that are all 21Mbps devices but should keep you around 8-14 regularly. (depends on if you’re a 21 or 42Mbps area)

    • J_fuego05

      thats is true bro i live in manhattan the speeds are slow not even 3g sometimes really slow not what was advertised blahhh in harlem great speeds true 4g idk why only there so good  and now i have a bigger problem my g2 acts up n switches to 2g idk y on its own tmobile hhmmmm

    • J_fuego05

      thats is true bro i live in manhattan the speeds are slow not even 3g sometimes really slow not what was advertised blahhh in harlem great speeds true 4g idk why only there so good  and now i have a bigger problem my g2 acts up n switches to 2g idk y on its own tmobile hhmmmm

  • Hassanpenn

    hartford>new haven

  • Hassanpenn

    hartford>new haven

  • http://twitter.com/Jrperiod Jrperiod

    I’m still  getting .71 mbps on my Nexus One in Manhattan(NYC) I’m not buying any of this.

    • Anonymous

      Unless you live in a crappy little Basement apartment or a cave that doesn’t make sense, you should be at around 3-6Mbps DL… I was pulling in 4-7 Mbps with my Vibrant all the time.

    • Anonymous

      Unless you live in a crappy little Basement apartment or a cave that doesn’t make sense, you should be at around 3-6Mbps DL… I was pulling in 4-7 Mbps with my Vibrant all the time.

  • TweetMo

    Yay! Twin Cities finally gettin some love!
    But I’ve been dropping calls recently… I haven’t done that since 2006 (with T-Mobile). So it’s either this switch or my new Sensation???

    • http://paulprins.net Paul Prins

      I’m pulling around 6.6 on my G2. And yea I had a couple dropped calls last weekend. Could have been because of equipment installation/upgrades. Haven’t had that before (and had my phone since last summer).

  • TweetMo

    Yay! Twin Cities finally gettin some love!
    But I’ve been dropping calls recently… I haven’t done that since 2006 (with T-Mobile). So it’s either this switch or my new Sensation???

  • Anonymous

    No Cincinnati love again?

  • Anonymous

    No Cincinnati love again?

  • Anonymous

    disqus doesnt let you post a link from photobucket?  What’s up with that?  

  • Anonymous

    disqus doesnt let you post a link from photobucket?  What’s up with that?  

  • Anonymous

    disqus doesnt let you post a link from photobucket?  What’s up with that?  

    • John Mickelonis

      Wow, and I thought I was happy with my 8 mbps and a ping of around 125 ms.  That’s screamin’ speed.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah I’m pretty satisfied with T-Mobile, they’ve come a long way in the past 2 years as far as data speeds.

  • kresk

    I called T-Mobile twice asking what coverage is available in my area (Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) and they said I only have 3G coverage and they don’t know when 4G will be implemented. So subtract those two cities stated in the press release because it’s a lie. I’m not implying the lie is on David of course. Just the T-Mobie fibbers.

  • Novathemayor

    Allentown!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ungibbed

    Where is some west coast love? Digging my new HTC Sensation “3G” in California and I don’t feel like taking a trip to Frisco just for a speedtest post.

    Best speed I’ve ever gotten was just under 1 megabit DL speed with a 400ish ping…

    Yeah the central valley sucks.

  • Ungibbed

    Where is some west coast love? Digging my new HTC Sensation “3G” in California and I don’t feel like taking a trip to Frisco just for a speedtest post.

    Best speed I’ve ever gotten was just under 1 megabit DL speed with a 400ish ping…

    Yeah the central valley sucks.

  • Rtacheny

    Maybe those idiots over there at t-mobile should start supporting the smaller networks. 3 cities in MN that I do most of my business in, Braham, Harris, and Pine City. All GPRS, unusable internet. AT&T and verizon offer 3g.

  • Rtacheny

    Maybe those idiots over there at t-mobile should start supporting the smaller networks. 3 cities in MN that I do most of my business in, Braham, Harris, and Pine City. All GPRS, unusable internet. AT&T and verizon offer 3g.

  • Danlaw23

    So true!  Love this post.

  • Anonymous

    Has there been NO new cities added since July??? what happened?? Did the AT&T Merger talks put a Cease & Desist on all network upgrade efforts?? I am 45 minutes outside of Raleigh, NC and we were told 4G by the end of 2011 (we only have EDGE now)