T-Mobile’s LTE Network Sightings Begin In Minneapolis, NYC And Detroit

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You can file all of this as “unofficial” as is the namesake of TmoNews as an “unofficial” blog for T-Mobile, but LTE sightings are coming en masse out of New York City, Detroit and Minneapolis. While I’m in the camp that all three markets are both in the “fine tuning” and “testing” phase, Minneapolis has been scheduled for a May launch, so there’s reason to suspect things can be happening a little early. As it stands today, Detroit and NYC are still slated for a June launch.

Needless to say, there’s plenty of sightings hitting my inbox and the @tmonews Twitter account. Still, I wouldn’t jump too far ahead and assume that a LTE sighting means an entire market is live. For the moment, we’re just happy things are progressing and that more markets appear on the horizon.

Recapping our current intel on the May/June LTE market launches:

In May we’re looking at Austin, Texas; Honolulu, Hawaii; Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Sacramento, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Francisco and part of the Los Angeles areas both of which will also be spread into June.

The June list of launches is a little longer and includes the continuation of the San Francisco and Los Angeles area build-outs. As we wrote a few days ago, it appears as though two dozen markets will launch sometime during the month of June but here’s a list of the tentative markets so far. Anticipated May launch markets are indicated in parentheses.

  • Atlanta and Sandy Springs, Marietta, San Antonio
  • Austin and Round Rock, 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 Tuscon (May Launch)

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  • aLdo

    i Get about 15-18Mbps on 4G in Bergen County, NJ

  • Graham Blackadder

    Time for the update to release the LTE radio on my nexus 4 please…….. Wishful thinking I know.

  • I really hope we do get it here in the ATX by the end of the month, it’s gonna be very nice. My Current speeds are over 20mb down, so I wonder what it will be like on LTE. WooHoo!!!

  • Milad

    Yes Detroit , but didn’t see anything yet on my wife iPhone 5 , i will try to put a tmobile sim in my Verizon iphone 5 and see if i can get any of this LTE …

    • tmo

      verizon iphone will not get any lte

  • Deon Davis

    I’m getting 25 down and 12up here in Tulsa ok with lte, a pretty sizeable chuck of Tulsa,ok is active.

    • jelliottz

      I’m seeing 21 down and 10 up in Tulsa. My reception is somewhat spotty though.

  • Quan Bui

    great, the good ol’ abandoned city of Detroit…

    • Graham Blackadder

      Tell me about it. Been here just north of Detroit for 2+ years and it is like a ghost town. Population in in 10 years has more than halved too around 750k. At one point it was in the top five biggest cities in USA. Now it’s 18th if memory serves me correctly. Plus I don’t go south of 8 mile lmao

      • Quan Bui

        hahaha true true. I’ve taken a Greyhound bus from Philly to Grand Rapids. I stopped by Detroit- like dead center of the city- and I swear the place looked abandoned. I mean, it looks like an apocalypse had just taken place. It’s sad man. But hey, maybe if the auto industry picks back up in the US, things might be better.

        • Graham Blackadder

          It is. I’m from England and growing up seeing what the motor city represented world wide then seeing it in person. It is comparable to the apocalypse.

    • I love how people think the only thing in Michigan is Detroit, they don’t think about Detroit Metro Area suburbs or Directly right in the Middle of downtown by the Riverwalk where there actually is Wealth and is Gorgeous. Ignorant people Man, that’s all I have to say about that.

      • Graham Blackadder

        Not true, I believe he mentioned Detroit in his post not Michigan. Detroit is a far cry from what is north and west of the city. Nobody mentioned any negative comments towards Michigan so calm down lol.

  • Jose Hernandez

    Detroit has seen T-Mobiles network having some signal and network drops that happened right before they re-farmed the 1900mhz spectrum. I have seen the same thing happening for the past few weeks. Would not be surprised if they do get LTE ready ahead of schedule.

    • Chris

      Are you in Troy? My phone keeps not being able to do calls or texts unless I’m on wifi calling. I’ve called t-mobile twice about it but they tell me everything’s fine…

      • turtle6988

        Go into a T-Mobile store. They will contact local engineering directly to check it out. Ask them if they can do a #fix ticket for you,

  • Michael Horvath

    NYC, West Side subway lines, I have seen LTE on the trains when stopped at the stations [A, C, B, D] all the way even into Rockefeller Center Station. [Using an HTC One]

    • VG

      First time I have ever heard of people getting a better signal BELOW ground! :)

      • FlyOhMy

        T-Mobile and AT&T have built their networks at select NYC train stations. I’ve seen LTE in the train station on my GS4. (Rockefeller Center – F/M/B/D Line)

    • MatthewMurawski

      Also it’s all over Glendale/Ridgewood, Queens

  • Graham Blackadder

    @David… What you think chances are that Google( as T-Mobile won’t) will release LTE update for nexus 4 radio as the markets where the phone was activated light up with LTE capabilities? Completely off topic I know.

    • jelliottz

      Do a little hackery and give your Nexus 4 some LTE live. You have a Nexus so you should be afraid to flash a new ROM, old Radio, and change an APN. Its as simple as that.

      • Graham Blackadder

        Yeah I’ve thought about it but I’m not tech savvy enough or feel comfortable doing so. I’m patient enough to wait for official and keep my phone as is.

  • Lagurl

    Does anyone know what parts of los Angeles it includes? It says metro LA does that include places like east la, montebello , pico rivera etc?

  • revolsen

    Just got LTE in Minneapolis on my iphone 5 with t-mo

    • hinduguy

      Still no LTE in EP yets :-(

      • revolsen

        Looks like their testing. I did get 19.17 Mbs download and 5.24 upload compared to 6 and 1.5 on 4G a month ago;)

        • ggfb20

          I have seen that El Pasoj has begun being refarmed so that could be an indication that we are close to getting lte. check the airportal.de site.

        • MatthewMurawski

          Yeah the fastest I’ve gotten was 21.56 down and 10.19 up in NYC with the LTE I just started getting today. It should get better when it is officially launched.

      • Jason Rustvold

        Check it now!

        • hinduguy

          It is up now but they must be testing be the connection is very spotty

  • Jason Choi

    LTE in Tulsa, Oklahoma

    • jelliottz

      I have it in Tulsa too, but spotty. Luckily its prevalent around my office.

  • jaycalderwood

    I’m in Woodbury, NJ 10ish mins from Philadelphia and still have fast 4G on my Iphone5. Oh to mention on someone’s comment about signal below ground. When I am on the PATCO speed line and even on the SEPTA subway in Philadelphia I get good signal.

    • taron19119

      When I’m on septa subway I get 4 bars of voice no data service

  • so were getting HSPA+ speeds but at the expense of crappy battery life? no thanks, I will turn my LTE off when it arrives..

    • Jose Hernandez

      Those are TEST speeds. Performance will probably be way better when they ACTUALLY LAUNCH LTE.

      • but what about battery life? I currently get an honest 36 hours of use (per chanrge) out of my HTC ONE while being quite satisfied with the 3G speeds, it it drops to 12-18 hours I see no benefit

        • MatthewMurawski

          I started getting LTE this morning. I don’t notice a change in battery life from HSPA+ 42. But over time ill get a better idea.

      • sosharpdevy

        Here in Houston. HSPA outperforms LTE often. Only difference is LTE is faster on the upload.

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  • blakehaas

    LTE up in minneapolis for me, in st louis park on the 8th floor of my job i get 5 down and 5 up, im assuming higher speeds outside. – Lumia 920 Unlocked.

  • Zimme71

    LTE in Minneapolis for me too. St. Louis Park, in an office building on the 9th floor by General Mills HQ. Just ran Speedtest, connecting to a server in Minnetonka, MN. Ping was 45ms, Download was 25.11Mbps and Upload of 19.09Mbps!! Woot!!

    • sketch

      The General Mills building is well known for its voodoo cell phone connections. I work and live not far from there and am considering moving to Tmobile…

  • i see some lte in my htc one in oakland y hayward ca yesterday,, yeaaahh lte love in the bay area finally

    • Quan Bui

      LTE love is better than Jamarcus Russell love! lol… I’m sorry, I had to do it.

      • Mmmaxheadroom

        Tony mande rich love is better but you must be 36 it older to get that

  • milanyc

    iPhone 5 automatically connects to LTE as of this morning in Astoria, Queens.


  • nycplayboy78

    Alright it looks like the I-95 corridor is getting lit up….YAY….Mid-Atlantic and Northeast :)

  • Jay J. Blanco

    Thats great for all you people. But where I live Columbia,SC we will probably see LTE in December or January. :( The nearest LTE Market will be 4hrs ATL or Charlotte 1hr 30mins away :(

    • guest

      I know how you feel man. Birmingham was on the first big roll out for HSPA+ but nothing even mentioned in upcoming lists. Heck… Atlanta just go theirs so we’ll be towards the end of the year. It sucks living in the south some times. Weather is nice and warm at least

      • VapidRapidRabbit

        I only have EDGE coverage so be glad that you at least have HSPA+.

      • Jay J. Blanco

        Yep the weather is awesome sometimes. I have season passes to Carowinds so ill be within Charlotte LTE I just need a lte phone now.

  • Yeah Detroit Metro suburbs!! I’ve seen it off and on today but it was fluctuating and I was at work so couldn’t really test it unfortunately. Hopefully in the next few days I’ll have a solid chance to try it out.

    • Chris

      Like where? I’m in Troy, but work in Detroit can’t wait!

  • MatthewMurawski

    Starting this morning I’m getting LTE in Queens, NYC on my GS4! Yes!

  • Zombiexm

    Tmobile clearly left out south of Springfield,VA area. Now I am getting Zero-One bar lte in my house randomly and when I do My data does not work :/ Could this be them upgrading the tower? Then it later goes back to three bars hspa 48.
    I also hate the fact that tmobile was approved to build a tower down the road in 2010, and its still not built.

    • Roger Sales

      Do you hear yourself? the network build-out for the entire country started less than two months ago. People in the largest metropolitan areas are just now getting pockets of LTE, and you’re mad your comparably smaller area isn’t ready yet? Come on, man.

  • shawn

    Why in Detroit? Seriously

    • why are you so Ignorant, Seriously? You Obviously don’t know Detroit Metro and suburbs is one of T-Mobile’s Biggest markets with some of the Most Spectrum in the Country. Now more than ever since Metro-PCS also has a lot of Spectrum here I get 20-29Mbps regularly on HSPA+42 here with always a strong signal. People shouldn’t speak about things they don’t “know”.

      • MO


      • Whitney

        Yea like Farmington Hills who has 80,000 people

  • Director1

    I can attest I was pleasantly surprised to see the LTE icon on my iPhone, I switched to the unlimited plan right away, my first impressions are very positive at least here in Minneapolis it’s super fast, couple this with unlimited data for $70 and I’m a pretty happy dude right now

  • S. Ali

    Old news, seen on sensorly for weeks.

  • Guest

    I got LTE in Oakland the other day

  • I’m getting two bars of LTE in north queens. 17 down and 8 up

  • Evan

    I got LTE in Oakland a couple days ago. 38Mbps download.

  • daswahnsinn

    I had EDGE and now for the past week I have had no data what so ever. I love T-mo and their dead spots.

  • Jason Rustvold

    I’m in Eden Prairie, MN using my T-Mobile Iphone 5 showing now LTE and downloads around 30-32 megs and up 10+ megs night and day difference in speeds compared to 4g!

  • fuji

    Getting 1 bar of LTE within the Flushing, Queens area of NY. Average about 3 down and 3 up. Device: Galaxy S4

    • TechHog

      Then turn off LTE until it’s officially on? Do you really think that this is the best it’ll be for you when they’re just testing at some tower fairly far from you?

      • Mobilewolf789

        I don’t think he was saying that was good speeds or not he’s just reporting what he’s seeing.

  • Qvivaelvalle

    For the First time I was able to see 4G LTE indicator on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Download: 19.81Mbps. Upload: 9.54Mbps. Downtown Miami and Brickell area. Awesome.

  • check my video on youtube here is the link http://youtu.be/nZOmIQ0uQHY. enjoy

  • Oliver Jackson

    I got it here in Miami. And it’s been running speed is like 25 kilobytes per second download

  • Bart

    I am getting 5 bars of LTE in Jackson Heights NY. 7.45 Mbps down and 7.67Mbps up

    • lovingmyGN2

      lOl Jackson Heights Queens “11372”! I can confirm pockets of lte in Astoria Queens as well the mentioned area above. I obtained 23.25DOWN & 15.5UP in the Astoria Queens.
      Rep Jackson Heights Queens baby!!!

      • TBN27

        Where exactly on Astoria please?

        • Around Astoria Blvd near the train

        • TBN27

          Thanks. I am going to go venture out and check this out right now.

      • $31484862

        Man I am using nexus 4 lol trying to mod it to get the LTE. i am in jamaica btw

        • lovingmyGN2

          Oh god don’t even to this $%@t man is only testing phases lol. I don’t know about Jamaica cause its only pockets. But I only got 20 something in northern blvd n Steinway. Be patient Kinda funny to know there’s so many Queens ny tmofans Though lol.

        • as of yesterday I cant confirm the time…. LTE service hit Jamaica Queens NY…. I have screen shots to prove it… tested it out as I went to Kew Gardens Hills last night and it was still saying LTE over there…. I guess its safe to say LTE Tmobile service has finally hit NYC

        • $31484862

          Yup I got it man the upload speed is really awesome

    • $31484862

      I am getting 10mpbs on HSPA+ though, just the upload speed is less. Queens btw

  • No sighting yet in Charlotte but for now I’m content with 18-25mbps down on regular 4G.

  • $31484862

    Oky guys In my area I see the LTE but slow on my nexus 4


  • Eric

    So here’s a question that hopefully someone can answer, and I hope the answer isn’t disappointing…The last two days I traveled up the Atlantic coast (pretty much just up I-95 from Florida to Boston). I did get some LTE working in Washington DC and Baltimore. However, it sometimes refused to load pages, and when it was connected, if I moved out of range, it would disconnect, then drop to 4G, but then lose all data connectivity altogether. This happened EVERY TIME I moved out of LTE range. Data connectivity was lost completely even though HSPA+ was in range, and it would take a full 3 minutes to reconnect. So my question is, when LTE is more widespread, will it disconnect like this when out of range every time? Or is this just a problem with the initial setup? Because traveling would become VERY frustrating if this were the case. I ended up turning off LTE because it was just too frustrating. Anyone have any ideas?

    • Eric

      Oh, and PS…I love me my TMO but riding up the coast in the south was horrifying. Edge and even GPRS everywhere. Sad.

      • Oh I agree. Past Richmond I95 becomes Edge until you get to Florida with 4G in only a few spots. This is one of the things I would like to see Tmobile improve. Edge on I-95 is embarrassing.

  • Desmond Foucha

    Where is new orleans

  • Alex Zapata

    This screenshot is from at least a month ago, but sightings of LTE in Illinois have started popping up.


  • Scoot

    Not LTE in Wichita Kansas but getting 15mb down and 3 up on my iPhone 5 on HSPA plus 42

  • Ryan Hagge

    Gettin LTE just 20 minutes south of minneapolis. Comes and goes, I get 19 mpbs.down

  • Mike

    Plymouth MN (outside the 494/694 loop) here – seeing full signal LTE – 29.6 down, 9.17 up.

  • enoch861

    In North St. Paul, MN I got 45ms ping with 31.73 Mbps down and 19.86Mbps up. I’m beyond stocked right now. Time to upgrade to unlimited data. I went through like 200 mb for just speed tests after randomly noticing LTE on my Note 2.
    I’ve also noticed that things like Google Play don’t know how to display fast speeds on their percentage bar. I mean when installing an app, the percentage bar will move to 10% then just skip to installing.

  • Chris

    17 Down? That’s hella weak for LTE. I had some (nerdy) friends over tonight, and we did a little race. My Note 2 on HSPA+ (in Metro Detroit) my friend’s Droid Razr Maxx on Verizon LTE, and other friend’s iPhone 5 on sprint, but she only had 3g. I got about 12, verizon got about 7, and sprint got about 2Mbps. I seriously wish the whole marketing buzz with LTE could be overcome, because HSPA+ kicks ass with its awesome little effect on battery life.

    All this said, I am still excited to try some LTE in Detroit!

    • TechHog

      It’s dependant on a lot of factors. Also, LTE always beats HSPA+ in upload.

      • Chris

        True. His uploads speeds were much better than mine.

    • Squirrel

      LTE brings better battery life than HSPA on an iPhone 5.

  • Sherwin

    I live in hayward,Ca. and ive been seeing LTE signal all over the city..on my iphone 5..even union city..freakin fast speeds…..thanks t-mobile..

  • Jeff Martinez

    I have noticed that LTE here in Phoenix is definitely getting better range. My mother and brother in law barely received the LTE signal here at my house when T-Mobile first activated them. This week their LTE coverage has vastly improved. Keep up the good work T-Mobile!

  • Jrcg89

    I had LTE on my iphone 5 since yesterday im in Brooklyn New York

    • rcarlosnyc

      What part of Brooklyn are you?

      • MatthewMurawski

        It’s all over Glendale, Queens, which borders Brooklyn.

  • Bayhas Kana

    I can report sighting in downtown Boston, MA on May 17th.

  • wazmo

    My SGH-T989M as been flipping between LTE amd 3G for the past few days-so it’s happening in the Twin Cities.

    • TechHog

      Isn’t that the Galaxy S2?

      • wazmo

        My bad: SGH-T899M (Samsung ATIV S – Windows Phone 8)

  • Jeff

    I remember sometime early last month the LTE Signal was live in the Detroit area, but it was only up for about 3 hours then it was shut down. They may have been testing then.

  • Thomas Vu

    I saw the LTE sign in tulsa, but got hspa+ like speeds

  • melon3531

    Finally saw LTE for the first time about an hour ago on my HTC One, in Manhattan, walking along the East River Promenade from 105th all the way down to the Queensboro, er, Ed Koch, Bridge. Only gap was when passing Carl Schurz Park. Had 2-3 bars, speed was 10+ mbps both up and down with very small ping times.

  • bislim

    Looked at my phone just now and noticed it. …speeds are good 28up 13 down 40ms ping

    • Eric

      …flip the up and down?

      • bislim

        Yeah sorry 28 down 13 up

  • Traviswoods

    Anybody seen anything in Dallas/Fort Worth area?

  • Jay Holm

    Connecticut,…BUT not Hartford/New Britain, …booboo!!!!

  • zeusmp5

    I’ve seen a T-mobile LTE sighting around Miami in Dade

  • phani

    LTE in tulsa for the last 3 days.around 15 mbps avg.

  • jmendenhall80

    My HTC One picked up LTE in Seattle this week.

    • Brian T.

      A friend of mine from Seattle sent me a screencap of LTE there too. Soon…..

  • YourBad

    Parsippany, NJ has LTE lit up. iPhone 5 picked it up. Covers most of Parsippany.

  • tommest

    I live in b-town, ca. I get 38 down and 15 up.

  • NYCTheBronx

    Congratz to the states having T-Mobile 4G LTE coming their way & to the sightings! The 4G LTE coverage here in San Jose is bad! I mostly get 30mbps! I uncommonly get anything higher than 35mbps! I was in Milpitas a couple days ago to get my car checked out. My Galaxy Note II hit 62mbps on T-Mobile’s 4G LTE! T-Mobile, please cover San Jose more with your 4G LTE and to these upcoming 4G LTE sights!

    • Trevnerdio

      Why are you complaining about 30 for…? And 62?!? Geez, that’s awesome

      • NYCTheBronx

        62 was in another city. Read my post again.

        • Trevnerdio

          No, I wasn’t saying that you were complaining about it, I was just surprised at the speed.

    • Eric

      I’m sorry…..30mbps is bad???? Are you trolling?

    • heh must be a joke troll post, 30Mbps is not bad lol

      • NYCTheBronx

        Umm, I’ve been getting 25-30mbps on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network way before their 4G LTE came out. Supposedly T-Mobile’s HSPA+ has the potential to hit 42.2mbps but I haven’t seen or hears any T-Mobile customer hit anything higher than 27 or 30mbps. I didn’t say it was slow. Just very very spotty. Those areas are very hard to find. I mostly get 9-20mbps before their LTE came out. I have about 150+ apps and a majority o them are huge files.

        • Ummm I already and have been getting 20-29Mbps regularly on HSPA+42 for the past two years so you’re not telling me anything I didn’t already know but yea, thanks for playing. Perhaps you should word your Posts correctly to better get your point across. That being said its just the beginning of their LTE rollout, of course coverage will be spotty initially. No surprises here really.

  • Mr Tibs

    24 down 17up at Comerica Park Downtown Detroit LTE PRETTY F N FAST Note II

    • Eat em’ upTigers, Eat em’ up! – D

    • Turtle6988

      They turned on the site at the Joe for Red Wings too. Market is slated to go live on June 21st.

  • Prod1702
    • Justin Dybedahl

      Same here. The entire weekend my Nexus has been getting LTE.

  • MatthewMurawski

    NYC best I got was 30.00 down 12.51 up.

    • cacao05

      whare in nyc ?

      • MatthewMurawski

        Glendale, Queens

        • REVS

          was just in queens nothing …does the server matter ?

  • Jacky Mark

    NYC LTE on my iPhone 5 in Queens, Elmhurst!
    25 down, 8 up.

  • NextBig313

    Some one please help my change my nexus 4 settings so I can get Tmobile LTE Bands.

  • I have got it in Rego Park, Corona, Astoria, Flushing Queens areas in the past couple days.

    • TBN27

      Live in LIC also

  • TBN27

    It is live in Long Island City also. However I can’t web surf. It is inaccessible. 21 mb down 9mb up in Astoria.

  • rorski

    21 up and 18 down.. loving it!

    • rorski

      forgot to say where.. in Minneapolis, MN!

  • milanyc

    Breaking 30Mbps in Astoria, NYC: http://i.imgur.com/6umJRrY.png
    T-Mobile’s 2x5Mhz LTE in NYC maxes out at 37Mbps, so 30Mbps for pre launched market is decent in my book.

  • Brian T.

    LTE with between 15-30 down and 10-20 up all over the metro area in Minneapolis today! I was in a few different areas and it seemed pretty widespread — out to around the Maple Grove area, down by Burnsville, and north of St. Paul it was mostly LTE. That’s a pretty large area to blanket. Strangely still 4G on the U of M campus though (for now anyway). Fastest I saw was 35/20 near MSP. Awesome!

  • Danny

    I got LTE in JFK

  • Not a joke! In Savage, MN … Download of 37,478 kbps; Upload of 20,127 kbps; ping of 41 ms! On Sammy Note 2.

  • Geoff Ghose

    Wow: http://goo.gl/DBpAV. Minneapolis at the U of M campus. with a Nexus 4 on old 4.2.1 radio.

  • Paul Feng

    In Minneapolis – I am frequently seeing “LTE” – but sometimes the data works, and sometimes I get a “Could not activate cellular data network” alert on my iPhone 5 – so then I go and disable LTE so that I can use the usual 4G (or worse) data. Is anyone else seeing this problem? I have tried rebooting the phone, but no apparent effect. Any other suggestions? Thanks.

    • BruiserB

      Getting the same thing. Had LTE working a couple of weeks ago, but for the last week or so I’m getting signal but no actual data connection. Hope it gets turned on for real soon.

  • Gary

    LTE in Denver, avg downloads in 30+mbps & uploads of 18+mbps. Looks like most of the city is covered thus far.

  • Mark Pucka

    Yea, Rock Hill cant wait.

  • 4nradio

    LTE is currently active around the Bellevue, WA campus. I work in the Terrace building and deep inside this concrete & steel structure I’m getting 34-38 Mbps on a GS4. Down the street inside Factoria Mall last Friday, I was stunned and pleased to pull down 48-49 Mbps in speed tests there!

    • 4nradio

      Here’s a screenshot of this morning’s speeds… getting even better in the building!


      • TMOguy

        Yes, RF engineering turned up LTE at the FSC only for employees. It’s live on all the BTS’s in the FSC (pretty much 1 or more per building) and also on the roof of the building across the street by the movie theatre. However, that’s it for W. Washington, for now. From OneVoice, search ‘NCI tool’ to see the exact location of LTE towers.

        • 4nradio

          Thanks for that information… very helpful. I didn’t realize that the Interactive Coverage Map was obsolete. The NCI tool has a lot more info.

  • I had a strong LTE signal showing on my unlocked Rogers Nokia Lumia 920 on Saturday while I was out. I’m in Queens, NY. My friend who has an iPhone 5 on T-Mobile also told me she was sporadically seeing LTE showing on her phone recently as well. Pretty cool! My speeds were only around 8Mbps down and 7Mbps up, but it’s still pretty awesome.

  • Kanakamaoli

    Anyone in Honolulu picking up any LTE? I have yet to see LTE light up
    On my HTC One. On Netmonitor all I pick up is HsPa+. I also notice that
    Hspa+ seems to be a bit slower than normal for the past week. Is this
    Indicative of LTE testing?

  • Black TheBadGuy

    Great that the LTE speeds are moving out. However, when will TMOUS see the bigger picture with better coverage? Faster speeds are great but faster speeds all over are even better. I recently went on a trip and I was in roaming the whole way through WV.

  • Nick

    Just got LTE with iPhone 5 on tmobile in Tacoma , WA by UW

  • JW Weatherman

    Looks like they’re testing LTE in Boulder. It was lit this morning and then was shut off. Hopefully a full-go soon.

  • Alvin

    how fast is it going to be after the cap, that is the real question

  • Jacky Mark

    Does anyone know why when I have LTE i have to change my APN to fast.t-mobile.com. however when it drops to 4G it goes back to epc.t-mobile.com? I have to switch back and forth if I want to use LTE or when i’m forced to used 4G.
    It gets really annoying, does anyone else have this problem?

    • Ryan Wilkins

      Leaked TMo documents said the LTE network would only authenticate devices using fast.t-mobile.com. It was some months ago and covered on this site.

      • Jacky Mark

        i’m using a iPhone 5 on tmobile, it just the APN changes by itself without me doing anything.

        • Ryan Wilkins

          Haven’t seen that. I’m also on an iPhone 5, bought from T-Mobile, and with the T-Mobile 14.1 carrier profile it defaults to fast.t-mobile.com. Is your iPhone jailbroken by chance?

        • Jacky Mark

          oh. yes it is jailbroken. i’m using a unlocked version originally AT&T. the default on mine is epc.t-mobile.com. when it picks up an LTE signal, my internet stops working and i have to change it to fast.t-mobile.com to make it work.

        • cooldayr

          Did you install the T-Mobile profile a few months back, if so remove it. It would be located in settings – general – profiles.

          This is the reason your APN is changing.

  • Kimchi

    detected in Los Angeles at the intersection of La Cienega and San Vincente. .The upload speed was only download was about 6 Mbs and upload
    was about 12 Mbs. Los Angeles will be getting LTE real soon.

  • Those are major LTE markets. Living in the Boston area driving down the Mass Pike every other day in and out of Boston I have spotted the LTE signal on my T-Mobile phone on more than one occassion, very exciting stuff coming from a Carrier who only started their LTE Network not very long ago. I would have to compare Sprint and T-Mobile, Sprint has started to open up many more markets as of late but it took them one hell of a long time before they started lightening up their LTE towers. T-Mobile will not be like that, not only will they get their towers up and reunning quickly but their LTE towers are set up with LTE advanced hardware, future LTE which is much faster than any other USA Carrier has. T-Mobile is the only Carrier who has installed this LTE Advanced Hardware on their towers, that will be very big when this new Science is ready to go, T-Mobile customers will be all set.

  • hebrewtoyou

    Just received my first LTE signal in Los Angeles (near LAX). Quite a nice surprise!

  • gozillanyc

    LTE is live in Brooklyn NY!

    • Lmrvrgs

      Im in bayridge brooklyn and today was the first day i have been seeing non stop LTE on my phone. Its a great day! The speeds arent as fast as i wish they were but im sure they are still testing it

      • REVS

        How do u know does it say lte?

        • Lmrvrgs

          You’re either trolling or cant read. I clearly said LTE…

        • REVS

          i meant where it says 4g does it say lte on top

  • TechHog

    Hello LTE in Brooklyn! :)

  • Mike

    Is no LTE in NYC yet,
    I’ve been in a different area in nyc with my iPhone 5 and is no LTE.

    • ricosuave115

      Your right I have no lte either im in the Bronx

  • Edward Rubio

    End of May and nothing in Austin

  • Facebook User

    LTE in Santa Barbara, CA as of 5/29. I’ve got 13 down ~6 up on the HTC One Developer Ed.

  • Quang

    LTE in Mira Mesa, San Diego as of May 29. Down 10, up 15. iPhone 5

  • scb1898

    T-Mobile LTE has popped up in Oklahoma City on my Note 2 and unlocked Lumia 920. Speeds are nowhere near AT&T LTE. I’m only getting 7 down and 5 up on T-Mo. It is definitely LTE and not HSPA+.

    I hope the speeds get faster when the official June launch comes around.

  • killerstudmuffin

    In Philly 28mb down and 9mb up

  • DetroitTechnoFan

    Had my first LTE sighting in Downtown Detroit this past Sunday!
    Pulled 13,000 up and down both on my Galaxy S4!

  • eder morisset

    I have Lte in Queens NY
    But I only have 2 bars not fast enough!!