T-Mobile Lights Up 1900 UMTS Refarm In Kansas City, Second Location To Launch

Kansas City residents take note as T-Mobile officially announces the “City of Fountains” as the second location to go live with the 1900 UMTS refarm. Kansas City receives “enhanced voice and data coverage, as well as faster speeds on unlocked devices, including the iPhone.” T-Mobile expects to announce “many other markets this year.” This is great news, let’s hope those “many other markets” announcements follow soon, very soon.


The full press release follows:

T-Mobile Heating Up in Kansas City: Improved Coverage and Faster iPhone Speeds

By: Greg Post, VPGM of Mountain Plains Region for T-Mobile USA

T-Mobile’s $4 billion plan to strengthen our already competitive 4G network is well underway. Today, I’m thrilled to announce that Kansas City is the latest market where T-Mobile customers will be able to benefit from enhanced voice and data coverage, as well as faster speeds on unlocked devices, including the iPhone.

We are continuing to work at a rapid pace, advancing our network by installing new equipment, making our fast and dependable 4G nationwide network even better.

T-Mobile customers in Kansas City will experience improved coverage, increased signal strength and enhanced voice and data coverage at popular locations including Arrowhead Stadium, Westport, Power and Light Districts, The Legends and in surrounding areas including Jackson, Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

As the only U.S. carrier that offers Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data, we’re providing data loving smartphone users with a wide open road – allowing customers to stream unlimited video, access the latest rich applications and surf the Web without having to worry about bill shock or overages.

What’s more you can bring your own capable device to the T-Mobile network to enjoy the benefits of unlimited data. Customers who bring unlocked devices to T-Mobile can save up to $50 a month compared to AT&T.* Just come into a store to sign up. Today we already have more than a million unlocked iPhones on our network and continue to see customers bring their own device to our network in increasing numbers.

As T-Mobile network advancements continue in other cities, customers in some parts of Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and the New York metro area are already experiencing improved coverage and iPhone “speed sightings” on T-Mobile’s 4G network. Stay tuned – in addition to Kansas City and Las Vegas, T-Mobile will be announcing many other markets this year where we have strengthened our network.

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  • NotSure

    Has T-Mobile been converting GPRS spectrum into HSPA+? or what? sorry not sure how it works.

  • Cameron Butterfield

    It’s obvious that many other locations have had iphone compatible 3G for months now… like NYC and parts of california… why does T-mobile announce this as the second city????
    (see airportal.de) I swear their press and marketing division has no clue what the technical and networking division is actually doing. Also make this work in Salt lake City! Quick before ISIS launches… dorks.

  • M42

    Only the second city to be refarmed? I thought they announced they were going to have the refarm completed by December. I guess they forgot to mention what year.

  • Guest

    I hope they get it refarmed in Connecticut New Haven/Hartford Area. I’m planning on getting a Nokia Lumia 920 unlocked.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pinkyplata David Plata

    Today in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, I got 3G service on my t-Mobile IPhone 4. I HAVE A Feeling that Chicago is Next

  • efef

    I can’t believe new york and los angeles have not been completed. I wonder what facts were used to prioritize

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000360069808 Minh Nguyen

    Tmobile 1900 band is up in San Diego CA…. SOO happy that My iPhone 5 got 3G speed up tp 10mbps down and up to 3mbps up.

  • Guest

    So is 2g gone? THAT’S not good

  • Petek

    I went to a know refarm area in Dallas and got 12mb down and 3mb up on my 4x HD. I cant wait until they finish completely

    Test Date: Oct 19, 2012 3:38:11 pm
    Connection Type: Hspa
    Server: Dallas, TX
    Download: 12.04 Mbps
    Upload: 3.10 Mbps
    Ping: 95 msLatitude: 32.85417
    Longitude: -96.73760

  • GrayMatter

    I wish Cincinnati would get re-farmed soon.

  • dasisit

    How about between Milwaukee and Madison???

    • Justin Lachowin

      Yes, 1900mhz in Milwaukee/SE Wisconsin please! I have 2 iPhone users that I want to bring over to TMo.

  • kong63

    The Twin Cities is being lit up as I write this. I just got 8.5 down and 1.95 up with my iPhone 4S on T-Mobile. Right next to the State Capitol building in downtown St. Paul.

  • UVMMedStudent

    Meanwhile we’re still stuck with 2G in Burlington, VT. So much for getting a college town on board T-Mobile.