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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  • 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?

      • http://profiles.google.com/mrice.hill Mr. Hill

        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!!!!

    • http://tmonews.com David

      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.


    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?

  • http://twitter.com/AshleySalazar15 Ashley Salazar

    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. :)

      • http://twitter.com/AshleySalazar15 Ashley Salazar


  • 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

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      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 !

  • http://www.facebook.com/unfazedrebel Jé Be (Here but Gone)

    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.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        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!

    • http://www.facebook.com/masterdj213 Jeremy Vega
      • http://tmonews.com David

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/cesuh Cesar Benito

    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!

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  • dumpingatt

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

    • NYCTheBronx

      Yes. I ran it four times on my HTC One X! I’ll vid it next Tuesday and upload it on my YouTube channel for you to see. Search for me on YouTube as NYCTheBronx.

      • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

        Just watched, Great video! but man, that One X screen of yours, what happened?! lol

      • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BGHmU9ZCQAACrVr.png:large My regular HSPA+ 42 speeds are incredible regularly (20-29Mbps) – D

  • http://www.facebook.com/masterdj213 Jeremy Vega
  • 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

  • http://twitter.com/Cityboy10 Glenn Wimberly

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/masterdj213 Jeremy Vega
    • http://tmonews.com David

      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


  • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

    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.