T-Mobile Ends The Year With 14 Additional Modernization Market Launches

T-Mobile’s ending 2012 with a bang and an additional 14 new market launches for their 1900MHz modernization project including New York, Boston, Philadelphia and more! Just 10 months after the official announcement of the company’s modernization project, T-Mobile has reached their goal of covering more than 100 million people by the end of 2012. These upgrades “provide voice and data enhancements, improved signal strength and in-building coverage for customers who live in or are planning holiday visits to:

  • New York, including The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island
  • Newark, N.J., including the surrounding cities of East Orange, Elizabeth, Jersey City, North Bergen, Paterson and Union City
  • Boston and Cambridge, Mass., including the surrounding cities of Amherst, Andover, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Braintree, Brockton, Brookline, Burlington, Canton, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Chicopee, Dedham, Everett, Framingham, Hadley, Holbrook, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lexington, Lowell, Ludlow, Lynn, Malden, Marblehead, Medford, Melrose, Metheun, Milton, Nahant, Natick, Needham, Newton, Quincy, Reading, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Sommerville, Stoneham, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Watertown, Weston, Westwood, Weymouth, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop and Woburn
  • Springfield, Mass.
  • Providence, R.I., including the surrounding cities of Cranston, North Providence, Pawtucket and Warren
  • Philadelphia
  • Detroit and Warren, Mich., including the surrounding cities of Dearborn, Romulus, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights and Troy
  • Dallas, including the surrounding cities of Arlington, Carrolton, The Colony, Denton, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lancaster, Lewisville, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and Southlake
  • Fort Worth, Texas, including the surrounding cities of Keller and Mansfield
  • Austin, Texas including the surrounding city of Round Rock
  • San Antonio
  • Tampa, Fla., including the surrounding cities of Clearwater, Largo, Safety Harbor, St. Petersburg and Vinoy Park

Fret not residents of Los Angeles and San Diego as work is well underway in both metro areas and a launch may come soon in the new year. All said and done, T-Mobile has launched a total of 37 markets in 2012.

T-Mobile will continue to expand the network advancements in these metro areas and has begun coverage enhancements in additional areas, including parts of Los Angeles and San Diego, where customers are already experiencing improved coverage and unlocked iPhone “speed sightings” on T-Mobile’s 4G network.


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  • Mmakoto

    Just threw my gs3 sim in my iPhone 4s, down was about 3.5-4.5mbps. My gs3 was just getting around 7. Until we get lte and an iPhone that supports it, I’ll stay with Sammy on their big n beautiful screen. Btw, am in the Brooklyn area, near coney island.

  • Norah085

    Seriously Wat the hell why doesn’t tmobile show los Angeles any love ? East La, weho,dwtwn La, montebello,Compton,south central, Glendale etc … all show edge on my iPhone 5 using a t-mobile sim yes I have 3G turned on .. I’m ready to jump ship to either Verizon or at&t my friends have LTE in all those places I mentioned above and get great speeds in the 20-30 mbps range on both att n VerizonI know cuz they showed me while I can’t even get 1 on edge. Sometimes I ask myself why the hell am I still with tmobile if I have a good job its not like I can’t afford att or Verizon .. Oh well sucks but ima have to do it soon I can’t take any more slow speeds..

    • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

      When I went to Compton I saw 3G on my AT&T galaxy note and I keep seeing new places light up around the LA area just give them a little more time if not switch to a T- Mobile phone I now have the nexus 4 and I tested the speed in refarmed areas and the speed has improved by a lot at my work I used to get 10-13 Mbps then they refarmed the area now I see 18-26Mbps I was surprised

      • Norah085

        Your right I Yes I need to switch to a t-mobile phone I just came from the t-mobile store in east La in Atlantic across the gas station ran several speed test on the phones they had there I turned of WiFi they all got 3-4 bars of 4G ran speed tests DAM I was surprised 20-25 mbps rock solid tried different phones galaxy s3, galaxy note 2 , some LG phone got 20-25 mbps on all of them . Seriously I will be here with my man on Sundayto get me a white galaxy s3 cuz its the one I liked the most :)

        • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

          That’s awesome I’m glad to hear I’m very happy that I made the switch being stuck on edge sucks on unlocked devices oh and also if you happen to like the note 2 I would suggest getting that phone because it has LTE even though T-mobile doesn’t advertise it they have confirmed it does so when T- mobile releases LTE you’ll be able to have those better speeds;) but the S3 is Hands down a great choice as well :)

  • guest

    I live in the Mill Creek area in Washington, and have had 3G on my iphone and experienced 5mpbs up and 3 down..

  • http://goo.gl/1056j Ironzey Lewis

    It’s probably late in the game to ask this question but I’ll ask anyway. As a long time Android fan, Apple hater and happy T-Mobile customer does this matter to me? This refarm only affects people who want to use the iPhone on T-Mobile at “full speed”?

    • anonymouse

      The refarm will ALSO allow you to bring unlocked Android phones like the international versions of HTC One X+, LG Optimus G and Samsung Galaxy S III to name a few…

    • Turtle6988

      Better in-building coverage if your phone supports 3G on 1900. Galaxy SIII is one of them

  • jbhotnessmon

    WOW I’M getting 0mb/s and in downtown broad st. in Newark wow thanks for that speed upgrade tmobile awesome work you did there

  • javierE186

    This is so much bull shit (sorry for the language) because I am happy I finally have 3G on my iPhone 5 but what’s the point if I can’t get service? I never had a problem with T-Mobile’s service before they flipped the switch. Now I get 3G for 1-3 minutes and then the signal leaves and the phone tells me I have no service. Like what’s the point? Now you may say ask why don’t you just leave 3G off, well I tried that and somehow the phone still picks up 3G and gains and loses serivce all the time. I’ve even tired it on other iPhone’s ( the 4 and 4s) and the same happens. I hope they fix this soon.

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  • TBN27

    I wonder if changing the sim card would make a difference…

  • makalu55

    This is just more of TMo’s marketing BS. I live in Newton (just west of Boston and listed in TMOs announcement) and there is limited/spotty coverage. About 75% of the city is still served by TMo’s Stone Age technology. I can get the upgraded spectrum if I spend the winter huddled under a bridge about 600′ from my office.

  • Marcus

    I was getting a consistent 3G signal on my iPhone in Fort Lee/Hopewell in Virginia South of Richmond. I was also getting spotty 3G on I95 up to Richmond.


    I live in Queens where T-mobile was doing upgrades left and right. I noticed my galaxy nexus gets better signal now along with my n7000 note

  • Tulio M. Mesa

    still no 3G second day nyc queens

  • bluechrism

    Don’t see them in the list, but thought Minneapolis, St Paul and suburbs, as well as St Cloud MN had been upgraded.

  • Tulio M. Mesa

    one bar with 3G five blocks from where i live, its really really spotty nyc queens

  • TBN27

    I think the refarm is working. All day today my phone did not drop down to edge at all. Reception at work is usually weak amd today it never lost a 4G connection.

  • Duncan Uruchima

    I for one can confirm the network optimizations especially in queens NY I used to get 1mbps or less on “4g” at my house just ran a speed test got 16mpbs on the DL and 1.5 on the UL

  • http://www.facebook.com/bijanmombini JÅ“y MømbïnÄ«

    Has anyone gotten 3G yet in Wisconsin???? Yes? No?

  • Marvin Arnold

    For the rest of the country, who are still stuck in 2G land with no relief in sight?……..

  • Vince

    Chicago Lakeview and Lincoln Park areas getting great speeds on iPhone 5. On average: 10 mbit down, 3 mbit up.

    • Wait another year

      Everywhere in Mass. outside of downtown Boston is getting pathetic 2g speed on iPhone 5. On average 0.08 mbit down, 0.04 mbit up.

  • iZK

    Man Im so happy to finally have 3G on my iPhone from Tmobile. Im glad I stuck it out

  • http://twitter.com/tabascotx Mike Roberson

    Parts of San Antonio are refarmed,i see 3g on my Xperia Play and iPhone 3GS around Lackland AFB and some of Downtown. Havent had the chance to check the Medical Center or Stone Oak areas yet. I know its not up in the Alamo Ranch Area where i live yet.

  • John88

    I don’t know if anyone else is having problems but I have an iPhone on T-Mobile and Tampa 3G is really spotty! I hope T-Mobile can fix the network before they officially launch the iPhone. Customers are going to be unhappy!

  • Emily

    I live in Whittier, CA, pretty close to LA, but no 3G here, and the coverage sucks in my house!

  • Emily

    Im using an unlocked iphone 5, so far I only get 2G. I’ll be going to school in columbus ohio next week, i think they probably wont get 3g until like at the end of next year :(

  • bobby

    So when is houston going to receive better signal strength?