More T-Mobile LTE Sightings Yet Again Today In Austin/San Antonio, Seattle, And Philadelphia

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Another day, another set of LTE sightings pop up as T-Mobile readies networks across the country in their effort to hit the 100 million POPs covered goal by summers end. This time we’re focused on Austin and San Antonio Texas; Seattle, Washington and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Accordingly, a few sightings have popped up in and the Sacramento, Santa Barbara and other surrounding areas in California.

As per our usual warning, these sightings are unofficial and represent what we believe is T-Mobile’s “fine tuning” and “testing” stage prior to launch. However, all three of these markets are listed as set to launch before the end of June so there’s a good indicator we aren’t far off from an official launch. So I wouldn’t jump too far ahead and assume that a LTE sighting means an entire market is live.

Let’s recap the list we have for May and June LTE market launches:

  • Atlanta and Sandy Springs, Marietta,
  • Austin and Round Rock, San Antonio, San Marcos (May Launch)
  • Part of the Carolinas – Charlotte, Rock Hill
  • Chicago and Joliet, Naperville
  • Cincinnati and Dayton
  • Cleveland
  • Connecticut – Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk
  • Columbus and Mentor
  • Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington
  • Denver and Aurora, Broomfield
  • Detroit and Warren
  • Honolulu and Maui (May Launch)
  • Long Island, New York and New Jersey – specific areas unknown
  • Los Angeles and Pasadena, West Covina, West LA, Metro LA, Burbank, Beverly Hills
  • Oklahoma City
  • Orlando
  • Miami and Fort Lauderdale
  • Minneapolis and St Paul, Bloomington (May Launch)
  • New England – Boston, Cambridge
  • Philadelphia and Camden, Wilmington (May Launch)
  • Sacramento and Arden, Arcade, Roseville, Fresno
  • San Diego and Carlsbad, San Marcos
  • San Francisco and Oakland
  • Seattle and Tacoma, Bellevue
  • Tampa
  • Tulsa – (May Launch)
  • Phoenix and Tucson (May Launch)

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  • *Sniff Sniff* I stay in Detroit and you all posted about sitting here, but I haven’t seen anyway. Maybe it’s because I’m just towards of the edge of Detroit, just before Ferndale, Michigan, and very close to Southfield, Michigan. I always wonder too when they say a certain area is getting 4G does that mean it’s surrounding city too? Because when we 1st got 4G here in Detroit (They stated just Detroit), we got 4G in Southfield, Michigan and surrounding areas too.

    • sidekicker89

      What phone are you using? Since you are in Michigan, I’m sure you’ll get very fast speeds since there is Metro PCS spectrum there! :)

      • anthony thomas

        Philly is live.

      • I have the new HTC One.

    • Chris

      I also haven’t seen any LTE anywhere in or near Detroit yet. I work in downtown Detroit (Henry Ford Hospital) and I’ve driven to Troy, Rochester, Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Clawson, and Ortonville (which is 1G sadly) and have not seen LTE anywhere! Hopefully soon! :)

      • Trevnerdio

        Thankfully for you, 1G no longer exists in America ;) even having no data, that is still 2G telephony technology.

        • Chris

          Well whatever GPRS is then!

        • Trevnerdio

          2.5G and EDGE is 2.75G :)

    • Jose Hernandez

      I don’t have an LTE phone yet, but I have noticed that my GS3 HSPA+ services has come down some. I used to get 18-25mbps downloads all the time. Now the best I can get is 14mbps downloads. The service is also going in and out a LOT here. Hopefully they get this sorted soon. 14mbps downloads are great still. I just don’t like the on and off service I’m getting right now.

      • Trevnerdio

        Hopefully that’s not because they relocated a large chunk of spectrum from the 1700/2100MHz bands to the 1900MHz bands for HSPA+

  • Michael K. Spears

    Anyone know when Houston will be getting LTE? I’m going to be moving there soon.

    • riDIRKulous

      Houston was one of the initial cities to get TMobile LTE, from my personal experience I get LTE about 50% of the time, rest of the time I fall back to 4G Hspa+ in NW Houston near Cypress.

      • Michael K. Spears

        ahh cool. What about at or around 3131 W. Alabama St? that’s where i’ll be working

        • riDIRKulous

          I visit Houston almost every other weekend and have not ventured inside 610 once LTE went live so can’t tell you if LTE is avail in that area you mentioned

          I’m assuming the area you will be working will have LTE since that is inside the heart of H Town.

        • There’s LTE there (tested on my iPhone 5). I should warn you that LTE seems to be a bit spotty in some areas, I think it’s still being deployed to a number of towers.

        • Jarobusa

          Please use http://sensorly.com to map your area. A very handy app.

  • Antdog

    Just got LTE on my Note2 here in Lakewood Ca. 25Down – 10Up…… NICE!

    • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

      Nice what part?

      • Antdog

        Del Amo and Lakewood Blvd

        • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

          Nice! thanks I pass by there every Saturday

  • Aurizen

    I been getting bad speeds 3up 2 down I hope it’ll get better, what APN settings you guys have for Cellular and LTE?

    • Rostislav Martsenyak

      fast.t-mobile.com

      • Aurizen

        alright I’ll switch everything to fast.t-mobile.com

    • Antdog

      fast.t-mobile.com

    • Antdog

      fast t-mobile com

      • Aurizen

        anyone using epc.tmobile.com? when I use that sometimes it comes up as network communication error or something.

  • sidekicker89

    Just got LTE in Fairborn/Dayton, Ohio!!! it’s SO fast! Only one bar though but that’s enough to get 14 mbps down! Out of all places this city?! Sprint doesn’t even have LTE AT ALL in Ohio HAHAHA!

    • see that’s the thing even with one bar, you’ll still get pretty decent speeds compared to one bar of HSAP UMTS.

      • sidekicker89

        very true! :) I hope the signal improves though…. is there any way to see if the LTE I am getting is on 1700 Mhz? or is that the only frequency they are deploying LTE on?

        • Fabian Cortez

          Only frequency so far.

  • Michael K. Spears

    Now to get a phone with LTE haha. i’ll get it in a month or so.

    • Chad Dalton

      my thought exactly, cant decide if i want Galaxy S4 or Note 2, or wait for the Nexus 5 and hope it has LTE capability! Decision decisions!

  • Rostislav Martsenyak

    When they say they will cover 200m pops of LTE by end of year does that mean their will be more LTE by the end of the year than there is hspa+ reframed area as of right now?

    • Eric

      No, because all the re-farmed towers have LTE on them already. It just needs to be optimized and activated.

    • CPPCrispy

      No because they need the refarmed spectrum to deploy LTE. So the 200m pops by the end of the year will be all refarmed.

  • keasycase

    Anybody get any speeds in Philly… I got a one s.. can’t wait to get my HTC ONE!!

    • sidekicker89

      I went from a One S to a One!.. honestly the One S has a great display. I think the One S displays darker colors better than the One. Still a great phone though :) I just got LTE too!

      • keasycase

        Wats ur speeds

        • sidekicker89

          14 mbps down and around 4 up! :) the latency is very fast!

        • Jarobusa

          Can you use Sensorly to map your area?

    • FB

      I did. Check my previews post. I was surprised this morning
      when I woke up .

    • Mike

      i been testing LTE in philly since this morning i am very pleased with the results with 2 bars i am getting around 10mbps download and 7 upload… With full LTE 4 bars its over 25 download and 12 upload im very very impressed with Tmobile for the great launch here in philadelphia, btw this is all on a Galaxy S4

  • FB

    Philadelphia, I got 22 Mbps down and 8 Mbps down. David, I did
    send this speed test in your email.
    Go T-Mobile…!!!

    • Thank you! I think I got them all but I just cherry picked some and threw them into the post!

      • luis

        I have 4g lte in camden nj

      • Jarobusa

        Hi David, an article about Sensorly would be very helpful. Lets get TMobile customers mapping LTE/HSPA.

        • superg05

          i was about to ask him that beat me by seconds i agree 100 percent lets map it out

  • Julio DeJesus

    You can add most of Hampton Roads Virginia to the list of “sightings.” I’ve seen LTE in Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. I haven’t been across the water to Hampton and Newport News in a while but I’m hearing from friends that there is LTE there also.

  • odemata

    Brooklyn NY seeing some LTE love with my Galaxy Note 2, but the speeds seems to vary and is still somewhat sporadic at times.

    • TBN27

      It is really quick in East New York. When I was there I got 27 down and 9 up

  • art

    Where is Seattle are the reports coming from?

    Nothing here in Capitol Hill (yet)

    Now I can’t stop checking my one every two minutes to see . . .

    • John Evans

      I am near the airport I don’t have anything yet

      • Rostislav Martsenyak

        Bellevue

        • art

          well, Bellevue sure isn’t Seattle.
          And yeah, it’s been known that Factoria has had LTE for many weeks. The TMO Engineering team takes care of the towers in the plaza around HQ so they had LTE there long ago . . .

          I was asking about SEATTLE, not Hellvue

    • Jarobusa

      Check out: http://sensorly.com/map/4G/US/USA/T-Mobile/lte_310260#q=seattle, wa This will show you were LTE is lit up (thank you Tmobile users for mapping your area!)

  • luis

    Lte in camden nj

  • luis

    I have 4g lte in camden nj in my note 2

  • Don Kim

    I’ve been getting LTE since last week here in West LA.
    While the numbers on Speed Test aren’t impressive at all (Avg Down 6~10 Mbps, Up 6~10 Mbps), the internet usage did become a lot faster than HSPA+.

  • Jesslyn Hendrix

    I’m getting them all over LA as well. Downtown, South Bay, on the freeways, pretty much everywhere. I can’t wait for the official release.

    11Mbps Up/Down on average. I’ve gotten them all over, driving, walking, etc.

  • Aurizen

    with my slow LTE hopefully it will greatly improve.

    • TMOPhilly

      What intersection of the city is that from?

      • Aurizen

        44th and haverford in the 19104 area.

  • Jake

    LTE is on in Charlotte, NC.

    37ms ping, 8+ down, 8+ up

    • Jake

      Tested again outdoors and it’s 14+ down

    • Chad Dalton

      Awesome, this is good news! i know i’m definitely switching from straight talk to T-Mobile again! It can only get better from here! Way to go, T-Mobile.

  • Greg

    LTE in Brooklyn zip 11201. Download speeds are averaging about 21 Mbps and uploads are averaging about 10 Mbps. Way to go T-Mobile!

  • iydomngz

    great, now I have LTE in my iPhone 5, for here in Camden at a rate of 38ping , down 12.73 upload 0.72 :)

  • Aurizen

    am I the only one getting 3-4 up and 1-3 down on lte?

  • Antdog

    I’m even getting LTE in Bellflower Ca……..26 down and 12 up. Solid.

  • phillyGS3

    Don’t have a LTE capable phone but lately I have noticed I am able to browse in call on my GS3

    • Trevnerdio

      You can do that with technology as far back as UMTS 3G (the technology that has a maximum download speed of like 384kbps, as stated in my accidental guest comment below :))

      • Guest

        Just kidding…384kbps. Much slower than I thought.

  • Edward Alvarado

    Got lte here in san antonio just today. 16mbps download 10mbps upload

    • Encino Stan

      I am in San Antonio also, but getting 0.33Mbps down and 0.22Mbps up with 4G at zip 78234.

      • Edward Alvarado

        78227

  • VapidRapidRabbit

    Hopefully they do finish upgrading their EDGE network to 3G by the end of the year. That’s all I really want from them because it would definitely increase reliability.

    • CPPCrispy

      I don’t think that it will be this year. I think that it will happen next year along interstate highways and by the end of 2015 for the entire network.

      • samsavoy

        They could have improved fringe coverage a bit with the current upgrades. There are some markets where the 4G coverage drops off before you’re out of the suburbs. Like half a neighborhood will be covered by a 4G site and the other half is covered by a 2G site. No excuse for that.

        • Trevnerdio

          I live in between Panama City and Panama City Beach here in Florida and I have an extender for 3G. I get 4G in the 2 neighboring cities, but not at my house.

    • Trevnerdio

      I think the minimum they would upgrade to at this point would be HSPA+ 21. No use going to UMTS, sense it’s already kind of outdated. Another option would be plain ol’ HSPA at 7.2, but I doubt that.

      • VapidRapidRabbit

        My bad. I was referring to HSPA+ as 3G. I meant 4G.

        • Trevnerdio

          Ah, okay. All these technologies are 3G anyway. LTE is hardly considered 4G.

  • luis

    In camden nj im getting lte 42 ping 21.14 download 10.99 upload

  • timbay

    I got LTE in Austin. I’m getting around 23 mbps down and 17 mbps up. And when I don’t get LTE I’m getting around 8 mbps down and 2 mbps up on regular 4g. Feels good!

    • Ramacher

      What area are you in? Currently in south Austin and got 2bars LTE. Been spotty all day. But I’m getting around 10down and 6up. Was getting faster speeds on HSPA+. Using nexus 4 with .33 radio.

      • FranchisePlayer

        At I-35/Ben White I got 18 down and 11 up. Further south down the freeway (I-35/1626) I get edge speeds…luckily there’s Wifi in the apartment.

      • timbay

        I’m by Manor road. There is an LTE tower on manor road and pecan springs. Also it’s up on cameron road to and also around 183

  • toomyhuynh

    nothing in seattle yet ?

    • Rostislav Martsenyak

      That main screen shot is auctally from Bellevue which is right in Seattle area

  • Geoffrey

    Today my Z10 picked T-mobile LTE in Woodbury,NJ. :):)

  • tony

    what about Provo Utah

  • David Lebron

    Add Orlando to the list – picked up LTE on my HTC one and my note 2

    • D_Wall__

      What area? Im in Longwood / Apopka and havent seen it yet? Iphone 5 here..

      • David Lebron

        I work by sandlake and OBT – south Orlando

        • Fabian Cortez

          Good call.

  • Super_Bot_J

    Only LTE site I’ve seen in Seattle is Bellevue, along I-405 & I-90 interchange, on my Z10. Where TMO’s office is located.

    • Rostislav Martsenyak

      Auctally there are a lot more if you look on sensorly and you might not see it cause a lot of times people see it they are testing for a couple of hours for public use then it goes back to only employees with testing phones and sims are provisioned to connect. Plus if I’ve seen LTE in Tacoma I can guarantee you that there are lots of LTE ready towers in Seattle that is in testing and public cant connect to it.

    • tomnewtn

      The past 3 days techs have been installing it at a station next to my office in Tacoma. In fact, the transmitter is in a faux chimney on our building! I saw them access into it via a big door thanks to a big boom lift. So it’s comin up and down the puget sound.

  • kev2684

    in other news, i finally see “4G” HSPA+ on band 2 (1900) in Jacksonville, FL. it’s still spotty atm, but some of their towers are up and running! LTE you’re next.

    • Dee Brown

      I’m in jville and have 4g every where from the northside to Arlington even when I cross Matthews and dames point bridge hopefully LTE will pop up soon :))

      • kev2684

        yeah it’s been out on arlington/northside. now it started expanding to Southside up until CR210.

  • Ben

    I’m not sure how to explain this, but I got 29 Mbps down and 3 up on my SGS3 in Minneapolis today. Mine isn’t even the LTE Model. Maybe I was in an HSPA+ 42 hotspot but it felt great.

    • Trevnerdio

      Yep, I’ve gotten 30 on my S III before. That’s just HSPA+ in its prime.

    • Alex Zapata

      That’s not terribly uncommon. I often get ~30Mbps down in a lot of areas. My uploads leave much to be desired though.

  • rich

    lte in fresno CA ~20 to 25 up 10 to 17 up just started today

    • GZE

      When will the Visalia/Porterville area get it? Fresno is only about an hour and a couple of minutes away…. :(

  • sidekicker89

    Ever since I got LTE today my phone’s GPS thinks I’m in Bellevue, Washington when I’m really in Dayton, Ohio… Does anyone know how to fix this?

    • LC

      That’s funny that you are having that problem because when I was in an LTE test group for the Note 2, my phone would put me in the Midwest when I live just outside of Bellevue.

    • samsavoy

      It probably uses the IP address for location if it can’t get a GPS lock, in which case the IP’s probably belong to T-Mobile which is headquartered in Bellevue.

  • sapphiraa

    Unrelated to these areas, But I saw LTE today in Uptown Charlotte, NC when coming home from CPCC for an internship meeting! Got a screen capture of the speeds but couldn’t get one of the LTE symbol because I had to google how to screen capture on my iPhone 5 lol…Anyway for those interested here’s the link! :

    http://tinypic.com/r/2up5qtf/5

    • I’ve been getting it all day in the University Area around UNCC. Apple iPhone 5

      • sapphiraa

        Nice. I;m on an iPhone 5 as well =^_^=. That’s awesome!! I lost LTE on West Morehead, went to the Pizza Hut on Freedom (the area I live in) and saw LTE again…the upload speeds are higher than my home internet! I’m on the TWC 30/5. So much for a June rollout eh? You go to UNCC then?

        • Mr. Hill

          Yeah and live pretty close by the campus too. I notice it takes a while to initially connect to LTE but once it’s connected it stays on until I go inside buildings.

    • john

      Got lte in parts of matthews and indian trail yesterday.

  • Charlie

    Pittsburg area will have LTE the next couple months. They are deploying the new antennas now.

    • gsxrguy412

      My regular 4g service has been horrible in Pittsburgh on my note 2 the last two weeks. I really hope they finish this up soon because the service as is during the upgrade is absolutely unbearable!

  • Have to say I’m proud of little Magenta and their LTE rollout. Much better than what Sprint has done so far.

    • You can say THAT again, Sprints LTE rollout has been downright embarrassing for them and their customers (why do they stay with them again?!).

  • Tufan Zengil

    Any LTE news around St. Louis and St. Charles, MO counties yet?

  • Neil in West Jersey

    Cherry Hill, NJ (Camden County) and I got LTE a few hours ago!

  • Neil in West Jersey

    One more thing…Keep an eye on your battery life. LTE seems to drain it pretty quickly. You can turn it off in the settings.

  • Darius2jr

    I’m in the Northeast Philly area and I’m getting LTE 26mbps 19020

    • Quan Bui

      yea it’s crazy fast up at Grant and Red Lion.

  • Edgar Tecum

    LTE in Los Angeles is way better than 4g. My average speed is 11mbs for download and 5-6 mbs for upload. The upload speed is about half the speed for the Download speed. Also, with 4g the Internet works half the time and the other half it doesn’t. However, with LTE on my iPhone 5 the internet(LTE) it works the entire day c:

  • jose

    Im in Bell Gardens, CA. My Note 2 is getting 2 bars of Lte with speeds of 20 mbps down & 10 mbps up .

    • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

      Whoa what part ? There’s LTE in South Gate as well its been live for 2 weeks now but only 2 towers have it so far Firestone/Otis …. and Firestone/State

  • superg05

    i wish this site would encourage people to download and use sensorly

  • RENE MARTINEZ

    I’m in San Antonio and I started seeing 4G LTE on my HTC One Saturday morning. I immediately ran the Speed Test app. I got 27 Mbps download. Pretty awesome.

    • Anonymouse

      where exactly? visiting SAtown soon… may be watching Spurs game. :))

  • Quan Bui

    Most of Philly has LTE now, including Olney and some of Abington =)

    • JS

      Olney and Abington is hardly most of Philly. Ive yet to see it flash up in south of Washington and have only seen it intermittently in CC around Rittenhouse Sq.

      • NE Philly

        I did a test yesterday in the NE at Cottman & Algon Aves with a

        download: 354kb/s and upload of 215kb/s.

        Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean.

        • pcccc

          you don’t have lte you have a galaxy s2

        • Quan Bui

          pcccc is correct. Your Galaxy S2, while still a good phone, does NOT have LTE for T-Mobile. Grab an HTC One or an S4!

      • Quan Bui

        When did I say that Olney and Abington was most of Philly? lol learn to read before making a comment like that, buddy.

  • Jude

    I got LTE randomly in Duluth, GA yesterday.

  • Lindyc

    Have LTE here in Norman Oklahoma on my note 2!

  • It’s improving. Worked inside the gym today. Yesterday it dropped to 4G as soon as I walked into the building.

  • Narko Ortiz

    I’m from Austin and I get LTE all day in the downtown area

    • Edward Rubio

      Ive been getting it downtown, UT, and all around the 183/35 area. Oddly enough it will stop at cameron road, but then continue if you move past the first neighborhood.

    • ibaad

      I get it when I’m outside in the downtown area, but never while inside any buildings….

      I can occasionally pick up a bar of LTE at my house on Burnet, but I’ve yet to have LTE when I’ve actually been using my phone.

  • Jimmy

    I’ve heard a couple of people having sightings in Miami, but it seems to be really limited. I’ve been around Fort Lauderdale Airport, Miami Airport, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, South Dade and seen nothing yet….Also picked up last week HSPA in Rockford, IL at the 1900 band.

  • TQ

    hurry up hawaii! i’m getting fed up with these slow ass speeds i’m getting on my note2.

    • Mo

      We got it now. Was at Dole Cannery and picked up LTE!

      • Bu

        Big Island needs some of that love. Waiting for the refarm.

  • cvgordo

    ive been getting lte around my house in vallejo, ca (bay area), hitting speeds of 35/25. hspa+ typically got me about 18/10.

  • Aurizen

    How long until the testing mode is over and moves up to its full speed?

  • RobotChupacabra

    Now three full days of LTE in Brooklyn. I’ve been through at least half the borough (southern half) and have gotten LTE all over. Still 5 MHz channels, though. Not sure if that’s for testing or if they only have 5 down, 5 up available for LTE in NYC market. Speeds basically 25-29 Mbps down, 7-10 up. Saturday would be 4th day.

  • Aurizen

    I get terrible speeds, I get 1-2 bars and 2-3mbps of LTE, the ping is 36 or so. I think the Philadelphia residential area needs more spectrum hopefully this metro merger will give it a nice boost, and I’ll see better speeds who knows when that’ll be.

    • DNICE

      I agree with you. I have full bars in west philly . The speed is 29 down and 13237 up.

      • Aurizen

        I live in west philly too, i get 3-4 for download speed and 2 for upload, LTE is bad in the area, I think they need more spectrum which is impossible to get :(

    • RobotChupacabra

      I think maybe we should wait for them to finish testing and launch it officially and then check what kinds of speeds people get.

      • Aurizen

        How long will that take?

        • RobotChupacabra

          Well it’s June 1, so some time before the end of this month. If speeds still bad after official launch, call em up and let them know where the problem area is.

  • iansltx

    LTE is definitely live in NW Austin. My radio-downgraded Nexus 4 is powering the connection I’m using to post this…speeds are around 29/8 with ridiculously low latency (I’ve seen 22ms to Dallas, though 30-60ms is more common). I’ll probably hop on my bike this evening and map some Sensorly tracks.

    One disappointment is that LTE around here appears to only be 5×5. Which means that my primary phone, a Sprint S III, can go just as fast as the T-Mobile phone. Though the jury is currently out on which network has better LTE coverage here (I’ll find out soon).

    • Roger Sales

      It’s an initial deployment of 5×5, but honestly its enough for now(my area still hasn’t been launched yet, so i’m slowly dying inside waiting for the day.) Any deployment of LTE is better than HSPA+ because that latency gives you so much more reliability when it comes to streaming and video chatting that HSPA+ can’t give you on its best days. Also, in theory Sprint’s LTE will be slower because A) They have more LTE handsets in their customers hands before they launched the network and B) T-Mobile has concrete plans of having a 20×20 LTE network in most areas, and sooner now that they have metropcs spectrum. Sprint will be lucky to have 10×10 setups anytime soon – anywhere. Combine that with the fact that T-Mobiles fallback is HSPA+ 42 and Sprint’s is infamously traffic jammed EVDO 3G, and there is a clear winner in your comparison.

      • iansltx

        You’re being a bit too optimistic there.

        As a data point, I’ve seen 22ms latency on T-Mobile H+ in AWS. Been awhile though. A lot is possible with an unloaded network (e.g. 60ms latency with EvDO).

        The number of areas where T-Mobile has enough spectrum to launch 20×20 LTE, even with MetroPCS, even without any HSPA+ in AWS, is actually rather small. Sure, Dallas and NYC will get it, as will Seattle if I remember correctly. But MetroPCS doesn’t have AWS in every market, nor does T-Mobile have tons of AWS nationwide, so there will be some markets that will be relegated to 10×10 or even 5×5, particularly since T-Mobile won’t be shutting down H+ in AWS completely any time soon.

        As for Sprint being slower because more people are using it, I’ll grant that. But that’s just a hipster response in this case; T-Mobile should be faulted for pushing an inefficient tech (H+21) rather than praised for it; 29 Mbps of real-world capacity in 5MHz is preferable to 15 Mbps any day of the week. Yet T-Mobile isn’t planning on launching LTE in PCS in the near term.

        As for 10×10 on Sprint, you probably won’t see that for awhile, you’re right. 20MHz TD-LTE will come far before, with download/upload ratios set such that download speeds will hit about halfway between 10×10 and 20×20, all else equal. Except the cell sizes will be much smaller than T-Mobile’s, since they’ll be used as additional capacity (like Verizon is doing with AWS), so under full load I’d expect TD-LTE on Sprint and 20×20 LTE on T-Mobile to perform similarly, albeit with better upload speeds on T-Mobile. And this will happen even if Dish buys Clearwire, because Dish needs someone to build out their AWS-4 licenses, Sprint has that capability (they were going to do it with LightSquared) and T-Mobile isn’t in a position to do network hosting to my knowledge.

        Lastly, if you’re dropping down from LTE to H+ right now, that’s because refarmed PCS isn’t done in your market either (AWS and PCS H+ go together). When LTE/H+PCS is complete in a market, you’ll have some limited areas (very limited) where you go from LTE to H+, but the more likely drop is going to be down to EDGE or GPRS on un-upgraded sites. Because that’s a thing with T-Mobile…unlike Sprint, where all but 100 of their sites will get LTE eventually. And most will get 800MHz LTE, so when you’re out of LTE range you get…more LTE. Kinda cool actually.

        Not knocking T-Mobile…I love my Nexus, my Overage Free data card plan and their less-wrongheaded approach to device subsidies. But they didn’t hang the moon and put out the stars.

  • toomyhuynh

    Some one who have LTE in seattle yet?? I live in Lynnwood I dont have LTE at all

  • Roger Sales

    As a side note, is it killing anyone else to know that half a mile away from you is a vast LTE rollout and they haven’t gotten to you yet? HSPA+ is fine and dandy but, I’m totally envious of people blessed with an early as hell release. (and the sad thing is that I know its coming. I turn on my phone and look at the symbol thinking “Is today the day?”

    • HelloGello

      I have the exact same feeling! I’m in the Northern New Jersey area (right in between Newark and New York) and I just can’t take it how New York is lighting up and other cities in the country are also receiving LTE whereas my quality of service has dropped on HSPA+ for some time now and still no LTE!

      • Roger Sales

        Me too, actually. I’m in Union City, NJ if you’re familiar with it(near West New York, North Bergen, Secaucus, etc)

        • HelloGello

          Yup, familiar with all the cities you mentioned. I’m in Bayonne, NJ. (Right under Jersey City)

        • Roger Sales

          Most of my friends are either in Bayonne or Jersey city(I go to NJCU)

        • Guest

          I’ve taken summer courses there when I was in middle school, but I’ll be attending the University of Chicago in the fall.

        • Mike

          I am from East Rutherford NJ (Bergan County ) all you above guys prob know where that is. With my htc i get hspa+ with 15down 5up. When is LTE going to available in NJ. Cant wait

      • Guest

        I’m having the same problem too. Also, I had the same problem earlier in the year when T-Mobile was launching HSPA+ in 1900 band in my area(Jersey City) and the issue was fixed after it officially launched. Hopefully, this means they are currently working on lighting up LTE service.

    • HelloGello

      LTE was just lit up for a minute 15 minutes ago. It dropped down to 4G for a while, but now it’s toggling between LTE and 4G. Check your phones, LTE should be coming to Northern NJ very soon!

  • Nick

    Just for the record, I’ve been seeing LTE on all of our phones in the SF bay area (SF, Daly City, Hayward, etc). We’ve also done speed tests hitting anywhere from 18 to 25 mbps. So you can add SF to the list of LTE markets.

  • T-Mo user

    Hey.
    I got T-Mobile LTE in Hawaii. (O’ahu)
    With my Nexus 4!

  • Anonymouse

    Shouldn’t San Antonio be grouped with Austin or is this a new suburb of ATL? Just asking..

  • Matthew Sinclair

    4G LTE Portland Oregon what what

    • Roger Sales

      Really now? That’s interesting, since it’s not an announced market. Mind posting a screenshot for us?

      • an0nim0

        EDIT: Now officially on the map, and all the way down to Tanasbourne:

        sensorly.com/map/4G/US/USA/T-Mobile/lte_310260#q=Hillsboro

      • an0nim0

        One bar’s better than nothing…

        http://oi44.tinypic.com/313je5u.jpg

        Technically Hillsboro, along CPR between Hwy 26 and Cornell, and along Cornell down to ~Orenco Station.

      • an0nim0

        One bar’s better than nothing…

        http://oi44.tinypic.com/313je5u.jpg

        Technically Hillsboro, along CPR between Hwy 26 and Cornell, and along Cornell down to ~Orenco Station.

      • PDX

        I do not see yet, checked around downtown and NE hollywood…

      • an0nim0

        Ugh, stuck in moderation hell due to URL…

        oi44(dot)tinypic(dot)com/313je5u.jpg

        Technically Hillsboro, on CPR between Hwy 26 and Cornell, and down Cornell to ~Orenco Station.

        EDIT: Oh, excellent timing. :-P

  • Manny

    I have 4G LTE when I visit my family in Westville, a little town outside of Camden/Philadelphia area. It pretty much just turns on in that area but wow it is a huge difference. Jumps from like 12MBPS to 20MBPS download speed. Atleast for me it is really fast and responsive. Lets me stream that higher quality music off Google Play

  • Sbdunks

    Still no western Massachuestts love? It’s sad that Verizon has had LTE for almost 2 years here, and Sprint (though not “officially” launched) and AT&T are going on almost a year and tmobile still has not made any effort to move into Springfield.

  • cngdavid

    After the software update (Note 2). I have 4G LTE. My location is Anaheim, CA 92801.

    • Zacamandapio

      I’m right here too. I’ve LTE on my Z10.

      • Mike

        I did not have the lastest update on the Note 2 but I still got LTE in Garden Grove, CA 92840

    • Zacamandapio

      I’m right here too. I’ve LTE on my Z10.

  • David Taylor

    Just got LTE on my iPhone 5 (moved from AT&T) in Corte Madera, CA 14 miles north of the San Francisco Golden Gate bridge.

  • David Taylor

    Just got LTE on my iPhone 5 (moved from AT&T) in Corte Madera, CA 14 miles north of the San Francisco Golden Gate bridge.

  • SO

    2 bars of lte on my note 2 in pico rivera ca! Waiting for the the west covina ca rollout!!

  • Mike

    Had LTE coverage on the Bremerton to Seattle ferry this morning (around 7am). Starting just west of Alki had 1 – 2 bars until we docked in Seattle then it went to no coverage whatsoever for about 20 seconds and then back to H+. Speedtest didn’t indicate incredible speeds – 11 meg down/1.7 meg up 40 ms ping. Seems to be more in line with H+.

  • ONEMANGANG

    Sittin in classroom at University of Dayton. Have 1 bar of LTE on. G-Note II

  • jt

    Got LTE in san Diego…umm, actually Poway but close enough. Was checking emails at work at noticed my Lumia 920 is connected to LTE.

  • afranci703

    Here’s what I’ve seen in the Orange County, CA area in the last few days:

    6/1: Near Idaho and Imperial in La Habra. 8.1 Mbps down, 9.88 Mbps up. Ping was 38ms.
    6/3: Near Idaho and Imperial in La Habra. 10.26, 10.71, 39ms.
    6/4: Near Taft and Glassell in Orange (though speedtest shows me in Pico Rivera?). 12.42, 6.01, 31ms.
    6/5: Near Taft and Main in Orange. 7.84, 10.12, 38.

    Since the LTE isn’t always lit up, they may still be testing.

  • Alan

    Just noticed that around the Carpentersville/Elgin, IL area (Chicago NW suburbs) the speeds on the fast.t-mobile.com APN have not gone past 8.50Mbps down in the last week or so on my T-Mobile iPhone 5 where just last month I was getting anywhere from 7-15Mbps. Changed the APN yesterday to the epc APN and speeds are on par with what I used to have on the fast.t-mobile APN…..Anything to do with the LTE rollouts???

  • Mike

    T-mobile completely failed on their LTE launced. At least here in Austin, Texas they did. Both lines on my account: the iPhone 5 and S4 have received the LTE signal, but at 1 – 2 bars at best. It’s very sporadic. After a couple of hours then we lose the signal completely. At least on the iPhone it has the “No Service” displayed on the status bar. On the S4 you would have to find out the hard way like not being able to dial a number or send out a text.

    Also, T-Mobile customer service has confirmed this with me that there is an open ticket for repair, but no timetable on when it will be completed. I’m sure I’m not the only one experiencing signal issues ever since they turned on their LTE. If this is how LTE is going to work then turn it off and just give me back regular 4G.