T-Mobile Adds Three New Metro Areas To Network Modernization, Get Your Unlocked Devices Ready

As part of T-Mobile’s network modernization effort, better known as their network refarm they are announcing three brand new markets this morning. Residents of Baltimore, Houston and Washington D.C. are the “latest metro areas where T-Mobile customers can benefit from enhanced voice and data coverage, and faster speeds on unlocked devices, including the iPhone.”

In fact, T-Mobile is doing a little bragging stating that their own internal testing on the iPhone 4S saw 70% faster download speeds than on AT&T. Combine that with savings up to $50 a month over AT&T and you’ve got yourself a nice little deal with Magenta. So, customers in the following neighborhoods should begin seeing these speeds on unlocked devices today:

  • Washington D.C.: Alexandria, VA; Arlington, VA; Chevy Chase, MD; Falls Church, VA; Laurel, MD; McLean, VA; and Silver Spring, MD.
  • Baltimore: Glen Burnie and Towson, MD
  • Houston: Cypress, Jersey Village, Humble, Kingwood, and The Woodlands.

Fret not residents of Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York metro, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle as you’re on deck. Customers in these areas are already reporting improved coverage and speeds and we should expect these markets to be completed in the very near future.

With todays announcements, T-Mobile now has five markets live — Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Washington D.C.

 

Hit the full press release for all the details:

T-Mobile Brings Improved Coverage and Faster iPhone Speeds to Three New Metro Areas

As a part of our $4B plan to transform our network, T-Mobile continues to strengthen an already fast and competitive 4G experience in major metro areas across the country by installing new equipment and retuning our 4G airwaves to work with more devices.

Today I’m pleased to announce that Baltimore, Houston and Washington D.C. are the latest metro areas where T-Mobile customers can benefit from enhanced voice and data coverage, and faster speeds on unlocked devices, including the iPhone.

Customers in these areas can now bring their unlocked iPhones to T-Mobile, experience a significant speed boost on our network, while also saving up to $50/month compared to AT&T*! Our internal tests of unlocked iPhone 4S devices running over 4G (HSPA+) on our 1900 network recorded on average 70% faster download speeds than iPhone 4S devices on AT&T’s network. T-Mobile’s “all you can eat” access to 4G data, including streaming video, rich apps, social media, web surfing and more, lets customers use their smartphones without the worry of what pushing a certain button will do to their bills.

T-Mobile customers can now experience these improvements in:

  • Washington D.C.: Alexandria, VA; Arlington, VA; Chevy Chase, MD; Falls Church, VA; Laurel, MD; McLean, VA; and Silver Spring, MD.
  • Baltimore: Glen Burnie and Towson, MD
  • Houston: Cypress, Jersey Village, Humble, Kingwood, and The Woodlands.

T-Mobile network advancements also continue in additional cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York metro area, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle. Customers in parts of these metro areas are already experiencing improved coverage and iPhone “speed sightings” on T-Mobile’s 4G network.

Stay tuned! There are five markets live now – Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Washington D.C. – and we expect to launch multiple additional major metro areas by the end of the year.

*Savings based on comparison of T-Mobile $69.99/month Unlimited Talk, Text and Data plan against AT&T Unlimited Talk, Text, and 3GB Smartphone Data plan. Does not include taxes, fees or promotional offers. Plan features and limitations vary. Some iPhones may not work or may have limited functionality on our network. See stores for details. iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.

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  • James

    Will I be able to use AT&T HTC Windows Phone 8X on Tmobile? If yes, am I going to get HSPA+ speeds?

  • Christopher Onagan

    I currently live in Evanston IL (North of Chicago) and i have several areas that have 3G already running/testing in and around Chicago. It seems there is no ryhme to where they are activating it currently but i have noticed in my travels around the area that there are at least 4-5 towers around chicagoland that have 3G running/testing. This is a great sign. I have been seeing my speeds reach up to 8 mbs download and 3 mbs upload. Which i find is very satisfactory. I wonder what it will be like once they finish the 1900 refarm.

  • yoyo

    Just had some more H+ showing up on my unlocked Galaxy Note 2 in San Diego!!
    Very exciting. Download tests between 6 and 9mb and upload about 1mb. PHone is only capable of H+21 not 42 so I am very happy with those numbers. Hopefully this wasnt just testing and this is live for real this time!

  • Carey

    It’s not the last..Jacksonville and the pan handle. Actually Orlando has deployed 12 sites already. Millenia Mall, Florida Mall and Kirkman rd have 4g

  • BiafraRepublic

    Houston area announcements are all on the north side of the area. Needs extension toward League City and Galveston

  • Irfan

    I m late but want to confirm t mobile 1900 works in Alexandria va, I live in Alexandria district 3miles always from Alexandria old town and got 1am round about 7mbps and just 2 bars on AT&T gs3 and got 19mbps down on t mobile gs3 , it’s works better in Alexandria city but do not cover complete Alexandria