Oh Snap: T-Mobile’s First Seven LTE Markets Detailed For March 26th Launch

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With crowd-source testing showing off possible T-Mobile LTE launch markets early this morning, we’re pleased to announce an “unofficial” list of the first LTE cities going live. We’ll have to wait till next Tuesday and presumably an announcement direct from T-Mobile’s CEO but until then, we’re pretty sure we’re looking at a complete list of the first seven launch markets.

Las Vegas and Kansas City are already well known, and San Jose matches up to the OpenSignal list from earlier today. The rest of the live includes Phoenix, Houston, Washington DC and Baltimore.

That’s it, there it is… unfortunately no new phone announcements contained within this image other than the already announced Z10 for March 26th.

 

 

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  • kay yon

    I’m moving to Kansas. They get all the freaking perks when it comes to internet speeds.

    • Deadeye37

      Kansas, or Kansas City, MO?

      • Mirad77

        Not like you’ll help with his moving cost so do you care?

        • Deadeye37

          I would hate for him to have the expectations that he’ll get all the new roll-outs first because he’s moving to Kansas, only to find out that they were talking about Kansas City, Missouri and being stuck using edge instead of LTE.

        • Mirad77

          My mom is currently in Omaha,NE and would be very happy if she could get constant edge with T-Mobile. Data and texting is not on her memo.

        • Jon

          Well, the rest of kansas sucks. So it’s kinda pertinent to his comment, now isn’t it?

        • Mirad77

          So those that are base there are…….?

      • Todd

        Or Kansas City, KS? Which, IMO, is the nicer part of Kansas City.

        • Richard

          What?! Kansas City, MO is the nicer part. The MO side has all of the best parts in the metro area: the Plaza, Westport, Power & Light District, Martini Corner, Waldo, Brookside, Ward Parkway (top 10 best street in the US), Chiefs, and the Royals. And, the Google Fiber store is in Kansas City, MO!

        • Bart

          You are right the MO side does have all the nice places to go. However from a living standpoint the Kansas side is much better! And for Google Fiber, Olathe Kansas is the next to have Google based on the last communication.

          LTE is in the Overland Park/Olathe area at the moment and is extremely fast around the Sprint campus. :)

        • Jonson

          LTE is near the Sprint campus? Last time I was in that area, my phone was on EDGE :(

    • superg05

      right they have Google fiber don’t they

    • Alan713

      yeah KS is like internet capital of america. first google fibre, now LTE, etc!

      • Mitch

        KS and MO.

  • Mackster248

    Why San Jose and not Los Angeles? :(

    • LILEAZY

      I agree, Los Angeles is a big city and should get it first

      • Los Angeles is a place that exists outside the realm of something the rest of the world likes to call “Reality”.

        • mdosu

          San jose = silicon valley, LA = crack dealer alley

        • MacRat

          No, San Jose is the gang land east of Silicon Valley.

        • NYCTheBronx

          You got that right. East side is one of the most dangerous here in San Jose. Streets like Poco Way, Concern, White Road, Hopkins, King and McLaughlin and Checkers. Sunset. Need as I say more?

      • macman37

        I agree, having living in North Orange County for 5 years and also in Riverside County for 3 years, but we have to keep in mind that there are so many areas in Los Angeles – there’s West LA, East LA, etc – and with their size, it’ll take time to have it ready as Las Vegas and Kansas City.

        • GinaDee

          And even when it hits “LA,” it’ll likely be relegated to the coastal areas for at least a year before any of the inland valleys get it.

        • macman37

          And this is why we should really take advantage of the opportunity to use RootMetrics Cell Phone Coverage Map to report where we are getting either a poor signal, bad reception, or other network issues, so that T-Mobile can get to work on fixing it ASAP. T-Mobile has worked out an agreement with RootMetrics to not have this count as our mobile data being used; whereas with other carriers, their subscribers still have it counted as their mobile data being used. One thing that has been resonating for years and decades is that once a network issue is brought to T-Mobile’s attention, they get on it right away and improve it the best they can. They don’t get it to ideal, but they improve the situation. You don’t hear too much about this when it comes to most of the other carriers.

      • Davo

        +1 Insightful. You should send an email to T-Mobile. They probably don’t know that Los Angeles is a big city. They will probably give you unlimited free data for life

      • adeedew

        Agreed! Completely lame

    • NYCTheBronx

      We don’t know why. I’m glad San Jose is getting 4G LTE next Tuesday. I hope you guys back in Los Angeles get 4G LTE soon as well and my people back in New York lol. Los Angeles is a huge huge city and County. I hope T-Mobile will release 4G LTE in Los Angeles atleast the first week of April. Then whenever I can visit my dad in Los Angeles, I’ll be running T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network. Big cities like San Jose and San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles will get 4G LTE soon. Just for now, keep your head up bro. You’ll see 4G LTE soon enough.

  • Add orlando to the list its live an working on my tmo note 2 since minday

  • Aurizen

    interesting, now I wonder how will this be entered into the iphone 5 unlocked.

    • enoch861

      Just edit the APN on the iPhone and in theory, I hope, it should be able to connect to LTE and actually use it.

      • Aurizen

        hmm i could I might do it now, do you recommend it?

        • ChitChatCat

          My Note II is already using the fast.t-mobile.com APN. It should work on your iPhone. If not you can change it back to epc.t-mobile.com.

        • lovingmyGN2

          It won’t work. But go for it anyways, it’s not like your gonna mess up your phone. Who knows you might get lucky.

        • Aurizen

          yeah I did it, nothing changed.

      • TBN27

        That doesn’t work. I tried it already

        • lovingmyGN2

          Probably cause the transmission swith isn’t running 24/7 and only when testing, so don’t get mad if it doesn’t work. It’s not officially deployed yet.

        • TBN27

          I’m not mad at all. The thing is that the sprint iPhome 5 for example has an LTE switch before they even started deploying LTE. I just find it weird that the factory unlocked a1428 version doesn’t have it. I was trying to experiment and put an AT&t sim in it to see if it would show up but can’t find anyone willing to try.

    • Have to wait for Apple to issue the carrier update to Tmobile iPhones.

    • Sammieyousuf

      Tmobile uses AWS for its lte. I think apple would have to add another radio to use tmobile lte.

      • you’re mistaken, the iPhone 5 contains AWS LTE so it WILL work on T-Mobile’s network.

        • magmaspawn

          correct

  • TechHog

    Man, I hope New York doesn’t have to wait too long…

  • andyb21

    PHOENIX! WOOT WOOT!

    • DWAYNE GRAY

      Yea I have a few lte moments on speed test today. Blazing fast

      • bleeew

        How much are yours? Mine were 20mpbs down in 2011, now 14mbps down usually 12mbps down on Verizon 2013 :(

        • DWAYNE GRAY

          Averaging 25/9.. Blazing fast

        • bleeew

          My download speeds are so lousy that the upload speeds sometimes outperform it. In 2011 I had 20/9 and now I get 14/5 but sometimes i get 10/12.. I want unlimited data back. Hopefully T-Mobile has something for me, especially with the Metro Merger which should help keep speeds high.

  • NYCTheBronx

    Oh my goodness! Yeaaaahhhh baby! I can’t believe San Jose CA is one of the first seven 4G LTE networks to be launched net week! Now I won’t be able to sleep! I hope 4G LTE hits the rural and country side areas as well. Cheers my pals! A toast to Magenta, Telekom and T-Mobile! :D

    • GinaDee

      T-Mobile coverage in San Jose is pretty poor compared to Los Angeles or San Francisco.

      I hope the LTE network is stronger than the HSPA+ network. Right now where I’m at all I get is EDGE and no service until I drive out of the parking lot here at the Cisco building.

      • NYCTheBronx

        Couldn’t agree with you more. San Jose has terrible T-Mobile HSPA+ coverage. Only a few selective areas I am getting 20mbps+ and most of the time I am getting under 13 and sometimes under 1mbps! But I’m happy when I’m in a good area. I hope you’re right. I hope the 4G LTE network coverage in san Jose will be stronger than the HSPA+ coverage.

        • SouthernBlackNerd

          I would not hold my breathe on that hope. LTE will be using the same AWS spectrum as HSPA+ and, to my knowledge, LTE’s signal degrades faster than HSPA+.

      • MacRat

        Coverage is great in the civilized areas of the south bay.

        San Jose is a gang land where towers get vandalized.

        • NYCTheBronx

          You got that bloody right. Freaking gangs trying to kill me when I accidently wear their favorite little color. They made San Jose into a giant paper artist wall. Thinking they can tag everywhere. Bunch of scums.

        • Guest

          The crime rate in San Jose is one of the lowest in the nation especially for a metropolitan city. It is ranked year after year as one of the safest cities in the nation to live and raise a family. All my friends who still live there are making in excess of 100k a year on a bachelors degree. Can you please not exaggerate.

        • Guest

          WHAT?!?! I call bullsh*t…Since when did San Jose turn into gang land? Maybe you live in East Side San Jose?

          With the exception of East Side SJ, San Jose Silicon Valley is one of the most safest metropolitan cities in the nation, ranking in the top of the rankings year after year. Also, San Jose is one of the most expensive places to live in the nation . It’s not uncommon for small 3 bedroom one bath homes to sell for $1 million, especially in South San Jose.

          I grew up in SJ and it was always a safe and expensive city full of engineers. I moved away a few years ago, did something change? Maybe you just need to move out of East Side?

      • JaswinderSinghJammu

        You are right .I work on the east side near Kelly park and it sucks. 150 kbps. hope LTE is super fast

        • NYCTheBronx

          Really? I was there just a few months ago. Yup. San Jose maybe the worst T-Mobile HSPA+ coverage here in the Bay Area.

      • M42

        If LTE is like their HSPA+ then the footprint will be so small in the cities that have it, you’re still going to be falling back on Edge.

      • abodd wardak

        i get oaky covarage at sjsu, however everywhere else its really good.

    • MacRat

      That’s because the Cisco buildings are out in the south bay marshlands! ;-)

      • NYCTheBronx

        You replied to the wrong person. :D By the way, I don’t see anyone else using a Samsung Galaxy Note II here in San Jose. I may be the only one lol. I get peoples attention when I pull it out on public. Some people are mean and they laugh at me for having a big phone but whatever right lol.

  • Carlos Hernandez

    Boo, where’s Sacramento on the list? >_>

  • New York will probably take forever like always.

    • NYCTheBronx

      You guys have the unofficial 4G LTE their already. What more do you want? Lol. Trust me, New York the biggest city in America, will get 4G LTE soon. To all my people back in the BX, throw your X’s up!

    • TBN27

      Well if a guy in Astoria was able to get onto the LTE network while they are testing, then it should be around the corner. Probably in the next batch of cities to deploy LTE.

  • bydavidrosen

    they should let those of us that live in those areas upgrade to an LTE device for some subsidized price :-) just got the galaxy s3 5 months ago. guess i wont have an LTE phone for another 15 months haha

    • mattcat03

      It’s all about planning dude.

  • Antonio

    What about Chicago and Indiana lol

  • MatthewMurawski

    NYC better follow soon.

  • Where’s San Antonio?

  • galaxydude

    When is the official launch of
    The all new HTC one. ?

    • MatthewMurawski

      Reports are indicating late April.

      • galaxydude

        Thanks Matthew. I was thinking about purchasing a gs4 it seems a lot like the gs3 but this htc one seems like it something special. I still pull out my htc G2 it was the best .

  • mdosu

    Dc here with a note 2, woot woot, churn the butter

    • 21stNow

      Same here. I will be watching and running speed tests!

      • mdosu

        Are you going to upgrade your data package before the new rates kick in? I have the 2 gig data plan on value, not sure if I can buy the old value plan data packages after the 26

        • 21stNow

          Woot Woot!

          I don’t have any plans for any changes as of now. The plan that I would want would cost $10 more than what I’m paying on an old Even More Plus plan. The only benefit that I see would be for unlimited minutes, but I don’t come close to using the 500 that I have now.

        • mdosu

          With lte, I can blow through 500 in a week

        • superg05

          mb or gb

        • mdosu

          MB, if it was GB, then I’d be going through data like a crackhead going through……well crack.

        • 21stNow

          That’s 500 voice minutes.

      • mdosu

        Can I get a woot woot?

  • I thought New York was going to be one of the places

    • Probably too large an area for them to have ready at launch. I’m sure they’re working on NYC though.

    • MatthewMurawski

      Yeah, they may go by borough or something, NYC is such a broad area and is the most populated city in the US with more than double the population of the next largest city.

    • Richard Yarrell

      Yeah I’m hoping either this is a mistake or they are waiting for the announcement March 26th to say New York was added to that list. Either way they have been testing in New York City for weeks now.

      • lovingmyGN2

        Let’s light up nyc baby!!!
        My note 2 is all updated and ready. What a spring and summer it’s gonna be. I’m confidant that tmobile will work hard to get us moving by at least mid March.

        • lovingmyGN2

          I meant to say April lol.

    • mingkee

      I am ready.
      I have Sony Xperia Ion and Note 2 LTE.

  • googlephone

    “AN” LTE device……………..

  • milanyc

    By looking at T-Mobile’s spectrum holding, and assuming they’ll not scale down HSPA+42, here are the configurations:

    Las Vegas: 2x5Mhz capable speeds of 37Mbps/12Mbps
    Phoenix: 2x10Mhz capable speeds of 73Mbps/26Mbps
    San Jose: 2x10Mhz capable speeds of 73Mbps/26Mbps
    Houston: 2x10Mhz capable speeds of 73Mbps/26Mbps
    Washington: 2x10Mhz capable speeds of 73Mbps/26Mbps
    Kansas City: 2x5Mhz capable speeds of 37Mbps/12Mbps
    Baltimore 2x5Mhz capable speeds of 37Mbps/12Mbps

    • NYCTheBronx

      Oh dang. I used to live in Las Vegas back in the days. I hope T-Mobile expands the spectrum in Nevada and other places so they can get over 70mbps+. When the T-Mobile and Metro merge deal goes through, we’ll see T-Mobile working on the spectrums.

    • macman37

      Well, T-Mobile’s LTE Rollout looks a whole lot better than Sprint’s rollout!! I recall when Sprint initially launched theirs, it was 5 markets total: 4 in Texas, and the other in another state that I forgot. Just looking at how foreseeable this is, it makes a lot of sense as to why John Legere doesn’t consider catching up to Sprint a competition.

      • NYCTheBronx

        Catching up to Sprint as competition? 7 4G LTE networks puts T-Mobile ahead of Sprint. Sprint is taking forever to put more 4G LTE towers up. When did they launch their 4G LTE markets again? A year plus ago?

        • SouthernBlackNerd

          You both do realize that Sprint has officially launched in over 60 markets right?

          Legere is going after the weakest link in terms of network, which is ATT. ATT is already looking to deploy small cell, because their macro lte network is a mess. They do not have nationwide AWS and WCS will not be available for quite some time. HTC “myst” is proof of that. It supports LTE on 700, 850, AWS, and 1900.

    • bobododo

      Thanks. I wonder what are MertoPCS’ AWS spectrum holdings in these areas?

      • milanyc

        MetroPCS spectrum in San Jose = 10Mhz of AWS (D) + 20Mhz of PCS
        MetroPCS spectrum in Las Vegas = 20Mhz of AWS (C+D), no PCS

        The other 5 markets have no MetroPCS presence.

  • James

    I hope Boston is next, im getting the HTC One with the speed of LTE with be great!

  • Fuk a Lot

    No Chicago? 98.99% of people here have a Note 2.

    • psychoace

      Yeah, it’s kind of crazy. Usually Chicago is part of the first group for these kinds of things with T-Mobile. It’s one of the markets they are actually doing well in.

  • Eric

    Philadelphia better get it in time.

    • Aurizen

      I was told my the director of engineering in philadelphia that it will be in April we will start seeing more LTE.

      • Eric

        Thank you!

  • Hmm. I knew the previous article that had New Orleans as an LTE launch city couldn’t have been correct. Glad to see the network finally going live though.

  • I’ll finally be able to test out LTE out in Houston with my Nexus 4 :-)

  • Kimchi

    How about Chicago? Huh..well, I”ll wait.. patience is a virtue.

  • Evan

    What kind of rollout are we expecting here, David? Is it just at random?

  • Wonder if their just lighting up the city centers or the entire metro areas. I’m about 25 miles south of DC and so want to see LTE on my Nexus 4

  • No 810? :(

    • NYCTheBronx

      Wait for the Nokia Lumia 810 4G LTE my friend. Just as I am waiting for FCC to approve 4G LTE in the LG Google Nexus 4. T-Mobile has tons of surprises in store for us. :D

      • I thought the 810 was already LTE ready?
        Have I been reading this wrong the whole time? hahah.

        • NYCTheBronx

          LTE ready? From what I know is that it does in fact have a 4G LTE chip and T-Mobile never told plus denied or said “yes, we do have 4G LTE in the Nokia Lumia 810.” People found out it does have one. Right now, no official word from T-Mobile confirming that but sometimes T-Mobile likes to surprise us. I’m pretty sure they’ll send the Nokia Lumia 810 owners a software update enabling 4G LTE connectivity just like they did a few days ago for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note II owners. Let’s see what happens on March 26.

          In the meantime, check this link real quichttp://www.tmonews.com/2013/01/nokia-lumia-810-to-receive-software-update-enabling-lte-signs-point-to-yes/k.

  • Did anyone else notice them using the term “gray area devices”? Something tells me T-mobile has a don’t ask don’t tell attitude towards the Nexus 4 using their LTE.

    • ChitChatCat

      T-Mo has a DADT attitude towards a lot of stuff.

    • Chimphappyhour

      Don’t ask don’t tell?!? Nah. Tmo is actually really good about people bringing unlocked phones onto their network. I’ve spent most of my time on their network using unlocked phones and they are very aware of it.

  • Anonymouse

    With the recent 1900Mhz HSPA+ roIl-out in mind, I’m tempering my excitement. I hope when they say that an area will be lit, it’s the WHOLE metro area not just 20-25‰ of it.

  • Rudy Belova

    Sounds like we’ll be going back to the whole “check tmonews.com three times a day to see what launches happened” aka back with the HSPA/3g launches.

  • NH

    Bed news, no ny!!!

    • Antdog

      I hate news about beds…..

  • Aurizen

    I switched my iphone cellular data to the Fast.T-mobile.com. im not sure if i should switch the MMS to it as well.

    • TBN27

      Did that bring in the LTE enable option?

      • Aurizen

        nope, nothing changed at all, I think it needs the update and LTE in my area to be activated.

        • NCTheBronx

          In the picture above, it says we will need to be using a APN to to use Mobile’s 4G LTE?

  • red420

    Got 15-17 mbps here in mesa arizona this morning

    • bleeew

      Better than I have now. Those speeds will fall once people get LTE phones. Trust me. I had LTE since March 2011.

  • Guest

    Skip LA?! Genius

  • Morango15x

    No San Diego yet?!? I hope it comes soon after this group. And why Washington DC, Obummer doesn’t need LTE…He has his blackberry.

    • ChitChatCat

      He’s strangely not the only person that lives here. :)

  • adeedew

    On a much more positive note, I didn’t expect LTE until the summer ANYWHERE so this is pretty cool

  • Richard Yarrell

    This better be a mistake. They have been testing in New York for weeks now so that city better be added as soon as possible..

    • squiddy20

      Or what? You’ll ditch T-Mobile for Metro PCS? Save your useless, empty threats. There’s nothing you can do and T-Mobile doesn’t really care about the feelings of 1 customer.

      • MatthewMurawski

        1 customer? NYC is home to 8 million people.

        • squiddy20

          And not even a quarter of those 8 million are on T-Mobile (assuming equal proportions amongst the big 4 carriers, which is a VERY generous estimate). Then you have to take into account that the only group of people this affects at this moment (as the image shows) are owners of the Galaxy Note 2, Blackberry Z10, or T-Mobile Sonic, which is an even smaller portion of that 2 million.

          Besides, I wasn’t talking about all the other customers, just Richard. And the majority of the public doesn’t know, and won’t really care.

        • MatthewMurawski

          You need to keep in mind that these are 8 million POTENTIAL customers. Those are people that could care. Did I say that 8 million people feel this way? I’d say thousands may care about NYC T-Mobile LTE, because there’s this thing called advertising.

    • NYCTheBronx

      I know man. Out of all the cities, New York and Los Angeles aren’t on the list. The majority of the 4G LTE T-Mobile sightings were at Kansas City and my beloved home town New York City. I hope T-Mobile made a mistake on this list. Come on! Largest city in America and the last to be the U.S. disctrict and no New York City?!?!?

      • TBN27

        I wouldn’t be so
        Much in a rush. I believe that because those are large markets and I guess they want to have an excellent deployment of LTE

        • NYCTheBronx

          Makes sense. I guess they want to perfect it.

  • Impatient Waiter

    OMG PHOENIX ACTUALLY GETS RECOGNIZED!?!? YES!!!!!!! hello LTE speeds! :D

    • yao ket

      Actually glad to live in phoenix for once; lte might just be worth 115 degree heat, lol.

  • MatthewMurawski

    There’s no new SIM required for LTE? How can that be?

    • jswing

      Its a radio in the device that finds lte not the sim card

    • NYCTheBronx

      Plus the T-Mobile samsung Galaxy Note II already had the 4G LTE chip built in it. t-Mobile just had it turned off when they sold it last year because they didn’t have 4G LTE yet at the time. Now that 4G LTE is rolling out next week for seven markets, T-Mobile gave T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note II owners an update that unlocked the 4G LTE connectivity plus a firmware update to android 4.1.2

  • Dakota

    And most customers will be surprised when they hear this announcement then realize their device won’t work with it. Hope tmobile has done lot of testing..you don’twantto get bad press of it doesn’t work well.

  • mreveryphone

    Come Tuesday this will be a good test to see how far the lte coverage reaches. I live in the suburbs of Kansas City but work downtown. Tuesday should be interesting!

    • NYCTheBronx

      Please record it and upload it on YouTube? :) I’ll be testing like crazy next Tuesday when T-Mobile rolls out 4G LTE here in San Jose. Going to vid it and upload it to my YouTube channel NYCTheBronx. Going to 4G LTE test my T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note II, my Unlocked AT&T HTC One X and possibly my T-Mobile LG Google Nexus 4 if I root it and downgrade back to 4.2.1

      • mreveryphone

        Will do I’ll be checking yours out as well!

        • NYCTheBronx

          Thanks! Looking forward to Tuesday as T-Mobile 4G LTE rolls out! Greeting from the BayvArea to Kansas City. :)

        • mreveryphone

          Greetings from KC to the Bay!

    • lovingmyGN2

      Wherever the old 1700/2100 hspa+ was before it will work. So that means that the old 4g will finally be laid to rest and resurrected to 1900mhz. Waiting to see what will happen with all the previous phones that used it. I wonder what will happen when customers start to complain about the 4g only having edge. Hmmm. Wish I could test my old phone but I slammed it. My friend has a g2, we’ll see haha.

      • mreveryphone

        Oh okay that makes sense, thanks for the explanation. Will be looking forward to Tuesday

    • Overland Park here, and I work in Olathe. I really hope it reaches down here!

      • mreveryphone

        Keep us posted!

  • TBN27

    This is embarrassing to sprint if they don’t already have LTE deployed in any market.

    • NYCTheBronx

      Sprint has 4G LTE but barely like 3 or 4 towers and mostly located in the east coast lol. Even Metro PCS is getting better 4G LTE coverage around the U.S.A. T-Mobile & Metro PCS 4G LTE> Sprint’s 4G LTE.

      • iansltx

        Someone’s bitter that Chicago has a perfect blanket of LTE coverage and their beloved hometown of NYC doesn’t.

        There are a little over 6000 LTE-enabled Sprint sites at this point ranging from big markets like Chicago to small towns where six towers cover the entire city plus a large area around it.

        Will T-Mobile have LTE in areas that Sprint doesn’t, come 3/26? Yes. That’s probably by design. But there will only be two markets in this situation (Phoenix and Las Vegas) that don’t already have a decent Sprint deployment. One will be using the same channel width as Sprint (5×5), while the other will use double that (10×10).

        For folks in those markets who can’t wait three or four months (or even if they can), T-Mobile is probably the better option. But to say that Sprint LTE is worse than, say, MetroPCS or CricKet LTE is a false blanket statement.

    • taron19119

      How when T-Mobile well have 200 million cover by end of the year

      • TBN27

        You misunderstood me. Sprint has barely any LTE towers and t-mobile is lighting up 7 major cities already. Sprint should be embarrassed

        • iansltx

          6000 is “barely any”?

        • TBN27

          Yes it is barely any taki g I to consideration that sprint has been working in LTE for longer than 1 year

  • damn how the f no NYC. lol and im going to the event on the 26th too w/ my Note2. #sigh

  • TmoFan

    Anybody know if the iphone is coming in April for sure?

    • NYCTheBronx

      We all hope so. T-Mobile is the last U.S. major carrier not to carry the Iphone. I might buy one when T-Mobile release it in their stores.

    • larrrs

      Rumor has it on 4/12…we shall wait and see

    • Yeah it’s April for sure now. Out store owner confirmed last week. Don’t have the exact date yet though.

  • larrrs

    There may be two announcements coming on 3/26..A possible release of a device on 4/12….. Dave, hear anything on this?

    • NYCTheBronx

      The device could possibly be the HTC One or Iphone 5 what many T-Mobile customers have been waiting.

  • Verizonthunder

    I knew Baltimore was getting some LTE at launch and nice to see DC on the list as well. This is going to be awesome!!!

  • sincarafan247

    What the heck? What about the GS3 lte? Thats what I’m waiting on.

    • NYCTheBronx

      Unfortunately the old samsung Galaxy S III by T-Mobile does not have 4G LTE. That is why T-Mobile will be selling a new Revamped Samsung Galaxy S III 4G LTE between March 26-27 or April 3rd. Check it here on TmoNews, David blogged about it. Check the T-Mobile website.

      • sincarafan247

        Thats why I said what about the GS3 LTE. They dont have it listed on the dates above in the pic. I know the old one doesnt have lte and again is why I said SG3 lte. t-mobile still hasnt officially said a release date (just the rumored) so will it in fact be out on the rumored 27th or 3rd? I’m waiting for the official word.

        • NYCTheBronx

          True. Those are rumours but probably leaked dates as well. We’ll just wait for T-Mobile to make a move. In the mean time you can try to talk to a T-Mobile representative to squeeze it out of them lol. Can’t wait to see the ne S III LTE.

        • Trust me, reps know less about this than Tmonews.
          Honestly, I’m a manager and I get most of my leaks from TmoNews :0

        • NYCTheBronx

          That’s true. Not everything they tell T-Mobile reps are 100% accurate. Like the lie they told me my T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III had 4G LTE lol. Good thing I used my 14 day upgrade on a Samsung Galaxy Note II. Cost me $200 bloody dollars for difference! But well worth it lol. I like to get most of my info from TMoNews aswell.

  • NYCTheBronx

    I want to see the Samsung Galaxy Note III come out early this year! Then make it’s way to T-Mobile! Verizon is known be to the land of the giants because they have tons of 5″+ phones. I hope the Huawei Ascend Mate which is 6.1″ and the new LG Optimus G Pro which is 5.5″ make it to T-Mobile!

    • bleeew

      Its usually HTC to make big phones. Yeah Verizon has lots of big phone from LG, Moto and so on…

      • NYCTheBronx

        I know but I didn’t know about HTC. Doesn’t HTC only have one 5″ screen phone?

        • bleeew

          Yes the DNA(Which I have). But they had LG phones that were 4.5 inches and later 4.8 inches around the time the Note 2 came. Motorola Droid Razr HD is also another.

          LG Spectrum 1 and 2– 4.5 to 4.7

          LG Intuiton(Note Copy)– 5 inches

          Motorola Razr HD is 4.7

          and so on..

          The last 4-inch phone they released was probably the iPhone.

        • NYCTheBronx

          Nice man! Didn’t HTC also make a 5″ variant of the HTC One X? Or I could be mistaken with a different manufacturer and phone.

        • NYCTheBronx

          I totally forgot about the HTC Droid DNA. I never had the chance to check it out! I went to a Verizon store one time just to check it out and this guy was checking it out for a while so I left. Hopefully next week I’LL walk in a Verizon store and just mess around with the DNA. Same goes for the HTC One when it comes out for T-Mobile.

  • xxdrizzyxx

    Phoenix!!!!!!!! YES YES YES!!!!!!!

  • The Architect

    I could care less if I ever see LTE west of Lawton, Ok to Altus, Ok!!! Hell, weak 3G would be nice here instead gprs & edge!!!

  • jasper1111

    Ah yes. the same markets that keep getting upgraded over and over and over. great job tmo at leaving everyone else out in the dust.

  • jhova

    The note 2 in baltimore got a lte update today cised

  • mingkee

    I will be going to Washington DC for Spring weekend.
    I will bring Sony Xperia Ion to test out.

  • Alan713

    I guess iPhone won’t work on Tmo LTE until apple updates it?

    • NYCTheBronx

      Huh? Why is that? I thought only the AT&T variant of the IPhone 5 will work under Mobile’s new 4GvLTE network?

      • It will but Apple has to release a carrier update that will allow it to connect to Tmobile LTE

        • NYCTheBronx

          Ohhh. :o Well since T-Mobile and Apple have decided to sell their Apple products in T-Mobile retailers, this should be sweet and easy. Can’t wait to see the Iphone and Ipads hit T-Mobile stores!

  • Jacky Mark

    hope i can use LTE on my iphone 5 soon!

  • Kahlayoh

    Most of the damn cities picked are small cities..wth??? Phoenix vs San Diego….c’mon!!!!

    • I know most people who don’t follow this news day to day don’t recognize this, but markets aren’t rolled out city-by-city. There are so many factors that go into a rollout and larger cities have almost never been first if you look at Verizon, AT&T or Sprint.

      • EdgeSpeed

        You are absolutely right, Sprints first LTE launch is in Kansas City MO

    • Jandar

      I’m not really sure how to read your comment. Phoenix’s population is larger than San Diego. And the suburbs of Phoenix make it even larger. Phoenix = 6th largest city in US. San Diego = 8th largest city in US. So….huh?

      • Kahlayoh

        So you’re telling me San Diego has less people then Phoenix?? What would make you think that? San Diego County is a lot bigger then you think. And as for population, you’d better use that google search button on your phone

        • Jandar

          So you are comparing San Diego County vs a city? How about a more accurate comparison…San Diego County vs Maricopa County where Phoenix is. San Diego County = 3.14 Million. Maricopa County 3.88 Million

          Now San Diego city vs Phoenix. San Diego = 1.33 Million, Phoenix = 1.47 Million.

          So I guess I am telling you the population of Phoenix exceeds San Diego. And the population of San Diego County is not as numerous as Maricopa County. But it doesn’t matter anyway. Without knowing the reasoning behind T-Mobile’s move of which cities go first, all we can do is speculate. Phoenix didn’t start showing a 3G connection until Nov 2012. Based on the length of tim it took for 3G to show up, I’m surprised they activated LTE so soon here.

      • Kahlayoh

        So you are telling me that the population of Phoenix exceeds the population of San Diego. Try using the maps app on your smart phone on compare the size of both. Then go to google and search population for both counties.

  • WIL CLARK

    wtf what happen to san antonio!

  • Guest

    Why not concentrate on getting people out of GPRS and EDGE before rolling out something that will on make them more angry?

  • Can the iPhone use T-Mobile’s LTE then?

    • NYCTheBronx

      I believe only the AT&T IPhone 5 should work with T-Mobile’s new 4G LTE network? I know then inter national variant doesn’t. T-Mobile uses AWS band IV for 4G LTE and so does AT&T but a small portion. Check it out for yourself online if the AT&T IPhone 5 uses the same 4G LTE compatible bands as T-Mobile. It’s fun doing your own research. :)

  • Flyincloud

    Actually they are working on a lot of places all at once. They are working here in OKC too. Some areas got started earlier than others and of course some areas are just plan huge.

  • macman37

    Everyone,
    We’ve have got to download the RootMetrics Cell Phone Coverage Map application/program, and report our results to T-Mobile. Whether our issue will be a bad signal, excessive dropped calls, poor call quality, etc., the more people who report these issues, the more something will be done. We have to get T-Mobile’s attention with these network issues, and this is the best way; our mobile data plan will not be used. T-Mobile, in comparison to most of the other carriers, is known for improving a situation when it’s brought to their attention; not to ideal, but it’s still improved. The only other carrier that gives the same customer service is Verizon Wireless.

    • NYCTheBronx

      I hear ya man! I love using RootMetrics, SpeedTest and OpenSignal! They are all fantaastico apps! T-Mobile listens when we speak.

    • TBN27

      Beat you to it.

  • Att can suck it

    I live in Tucson Arizona and yesterday my galaxy note 2 downloaded a huge update. After android rebuilt its little blue spinning heart. The new splash screen had Tmobile 4g LTE splashed in glorious pink and white.

    Under mobile networks I now have 2 options LTE/3g/2g/GSM and 3g/2g/gsm.

    My speeds doubled at my office from 4-4.5mbps to 8.25-9 mbps per second download. upload same at 2mbps.

    The LTE radio is faster for sure. I am waiting for the battery fix before i use the LTE radio. On standby no calls or data use it ate 15 percent of the battery in one hour.

    • NYCTheBronx

      Nice one! I too have experience tremendous speed improvements here in San Jose. the Hospital I live near by, I would usually get 13mbps and the other day I clocked in 20mbps. I am impressed. :D

  • NYCTheBronx

    Now T-Mobile, let’s get down to business. When are we going to see a new 4G LTE commercial and this time with Carly back bin a oink dress, huh? :)

    • NYCTheBronx

      Pink dress. Stupid android keyboard.

  • Derrick

    When they started LTE development…didn’t they halt all 3g/4g/refarming rollout nationwide? If so, thats a poor use of resources.

    • No they didn’t halt it, you’re mistaken. They’ve been re-farming their Spectrum and laying out it’s LTE equipment congruently.

      • Derrick

        I meant to say “did they” not didn’t but its nice to know they still have both going on at once.

  • Tay

    T-Mobile always holds it down in Bmore & D.C. soon as the One releases dropping sprints horrible service and going back to TMO great unlimited speeds !

  • Heading out, going back to sprint I just can’t wait any longer for lack of lte on tmobile

    • JayInCA

      Don’t let the LTE-Advanced and HSPA+42 doors hit you on the way out.

    • NYCTheBronx

      Lack of 4G LTE? They are bloody rolling out 7 markets across the U.S. next Tuesday! And what David posted was just the unofficial list. I’m sure T-Mobile has plans to launch more 4G LTE networks on Tuesday. Let’s just wait and see what T-Mobile says on Tuesday, since it will be their “Official” word.

      • From what I’m hearing, this is the list for Tuesday. It’s unofficial because all leaks are, but from my end, this is the complete list. I’d love to be wrong though!

      • That’s not an official list. What I posted is an “official” list.

  • Anyone else biting nails counting down? These 3 days seem to be the longest!

    • NYCTheBronx

      I agree. Three days feels like a week since I heard about T-Mobile launching 4G LTE by next Tuesday! I was like, “finally! 4G LTE, woo-hoo!”. Lol. I’m going to go walk, play video games, stream Netflix and YouTube like crazy and keep making more vids to upload to my YouTube channel just so the three days will pass by fast! If we just sit home and do nothing, three days feels like a whole week! Go out with your friends or family and three days will go by fast! I don’t know what you guys will be doing while waiting, but I am going to waste my time right now lol. See ya guys in three days with 4G LTE!

  • Singleweird

    boom

  • dumpingatt

    does this mean i can finally get 4G on my HTC One X on T-Mobile?

  • weezy

    Its wonderful Tmobile can say have LTE, but do they have backhaul to back it up in those cities shown on their coverage map as having a great signal. A few towers upgraded in a city, shouldn’t impress many people.

    • Jarrod

      Seeing how they were deploying fibre years before AT&T and Verizon, they don’t need to do anything in that department.

  • Whitney

    Why is San Jose 6 hours outside of Los Angeles? I want to move LA so bad

  • Dave

    I updated my note 2 last night anyone else have this happen? I’m in Dallas TX. It’s now a LTE NOTE 2!

  • TmoFan

    No more contracts 😚

  • CJ

    Overland Park, KS and can see Sprint HQ from balcony. Guess what…. NO SERVICE. Of all places you think you’d have good service staring at Sprint HQ. That’s why I love T-Mobile

  • I need help, what current Tmo phones have or will with update LTE capabilities? I have the One S???

    • Not sure why you are posting that link, we already posted that as well…that was an unconfirmed report based on third party speculation, this is a leaked list. VERY different things.

  • Rollk1

    If you have an unlocked iPhone 5, is switching the APN all you need to do?

  • RonJeezy

    So what does this mean for regular non lte phone having people? Boost in network or nah? Fill me in.

    • Verizonthunder

      Not much will change as majority of people who have smartphone’s are not using Samsung Galaxy Note 2, until more LTE smartphone’s come out you will not see much of a difference

      • RonJeezy

        So it does nothing for regular coverage? What’s all the fuss about then? Lol

        • Julian C. Taborda

          t mobiles network modernization improves dropped calls, call quality, and data speeds. So even if you dont have a lte phone you will notice an improvement in quality of coverage. Here on Long Island I have noticed much faster data speeds and stronger 4g signal because of the signal refarm

        • RonJeezy

          YAY!!!

  • I guess Dallas should be next if Houston is a target

  • edward_2k1

    Well I’m In Mobile, AL and we’re currently on 4G (HSPA 21) so I’m not sure when to expect LTE here. Could be later this year could be next year so I guess I’ll hold on to my GSIII until my upgrade next year.

    • Julian C. Taborda

      upgrades are a thing of the past

  • disgrunter

    thats great for them. i still can’t get 3g most of the time in portland maine. but i sure have been paying for that lovely 4g.

  • Nick

    I live in Phoenix, have a Galaxy Note 2 and decided to randomly check for a software update. I got a 206mb update downloading right now. Could this be for LTE?

  • Matt C

    Just had LTE icon in Kansas city note 2!!!!!!!

  • DJ Chameleon

    What happened to Seattle being a launch market? OpenSignal showed Seattle had the third most LTE data points and Suburban Seattle is the home of t-mobile.

  • gsmachinist

    Just started to get 4G LTE signal on my Nexus 4;) here in Houston TX at 1am.