T-Mobile’s Next Group Of LTE Launches Rumored For May And June


T-Mobile’s LTE network is certainly playing catch-up to the nations three largest carriers but the next 60 days should help close the gap between T-Mobile’s limited coverage and that of its competition. There’s still a long way to go to catch up to Verizon, but Sprint is squarely in T-Mobile’s sites with a large group of markets launching in May and June. As always this list is subject to change as are the launch dates so take everything all info as if it’s written in pencil. That’s not to say we expect delays, but they do happen based on any number of factors so with a little caution and a lot of patience hopefully residents of the markets listed below will get their due very soon.

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 Tucson (May Launch)

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  • Hoggles

    Portland, OR where are ya? Come on Tmo! Want to use my S4 to its full potential…

  • Migz

    I got LTE in rhode island but only in one spot, litterally if i moved a few feet over it droped to 4G lol

    • Robin Hewson

      where at?

    • Derick Connor

      We’re did you get lte in Rhode Island

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamal.hubbardalford Jamal Hubbard Alford

    I am very happy for TMO . Been with them for 8 yrs and love them. My city will have lte may 31 (Tulsa,Oklahoma) way to go tmo.

  • msohail

    Looks like its live in Oakland .. i got LTE on I80 and on the Bay Bridge last night.

    • Austin

      Likewise here! Weird it isn’t in SF yet… It works going through the bay bridge till about S curve then cuts to 4G. Can’t wait for it to be in SF :)

      • msohail

        Ohh and I got 40 MB down and 17 UP on San Mateo bridge yesterday :) looks like it wont be long before we get it here in SF

        • Austin

          Wow! Just saw it flip on in the Fairfield/Benicia/Vallejo area today! :) 27 down.

  • Mocha

    saw LTE on my iPhone5 outside Philadelphia today, but speeds aren’t LTE worthy.

    • msohail

      Yes same here … the speeds i got on LTE were almost the same as on HSPA + … the only difference was i got about an MB more on uploads.

  • iPhone_Fanatic

    I have an unlocked iPhone 4s on T-Mobile and up until now have only gotten E for signal. I know my city isn’t on the list (Wichita,Kansas) but I have noticed changes already being made. I get E in most places around the city (it’s worth the patience to have a phone that works with all my other docks ect) but I noticed my phone saying it was getting 4g (the 4s is only suppose to be compatible with 3g) by my sisters house 2 night ago. It was amazing! Way faster than any 4g android phone I’ve ever had and I’ve had a ton!! I actually saw them working on the tower by the air force base. Hopefully this first glimpse means Wichita will have the update all over town within the next couple of months. Just thought I’d let you all know, especially for those in the Wichita area. We have a T-Mobile call center here (and I work there) so I was kinda surprised not seeing it on the list but I will take the real deal over a list anyway!

    • msohail

      4G on your phone is because of the HSPA + … I agree with you its faster then most of the 3G and 4G on other carriers. When T-Mobile switches on LTE in your area you will need at least an iPhone 5 to take advantage of it.

      • Renner5379

        Also the 4s will still get about 8-10 mbps on HSPA+ as it is a 14mbps phone…that speed is fine for 99% of users


    Surprised Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma was not one of the very first places for LTE launch.

    • http://www.thegreattwitch.net kl8n

      For real. T-Mobile is based here!

  • Phil

    There is a typo. San Antonio should be on the second line.

  • http://www.jmillionnyc.com/ Jason Million

    i was actually on 57th ave near the F train in Manhattan on Tuesday and got 4G LTE on my Note2. Was pleasantly surprised

  • Toby

    I am excited about the LTE rollout this year. Can’t wait until 4G LTE comes to my city.

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    You can use your T-Mobile phone!

  • http://www.dan-vidal.com/ Pod

    I spotted T-Mobile LTE on Miami Beach today – http://instagram.com/p/ZJip3eAgN0/ So a Miami market launch is looking likely.

  • Bearxor

    Got kind of a wink and a nod from a TMo store employee that Charlotte would be launching in a matter of weeks.

    But Rock Hill, ha! Believe it when I see it. There’s been no inkling of AWS LTE or PCS HSPA in Rock Hill to date. And I check often.

  • mgldan

    Saw LTE in Morristown, NJ while driving through today.

  • ZALO

    The majority of those cities already have 4G running on unlocked iPhone 5’s. I live in central California, and I am still running on EDGE. I want to at least run on T-Mobile’s 4G network. That would definitely help things run smoother. :((

  • JDB2013

    Nice, I can’t believe they have Mentor, OH listed as it’s own rollout city (I assumed they would lump it in with Cleveland). Great news for me!

  • Tony M

    just got 4g LTE on my New galaxy s4 in Miami i guess testing has begin in the 305

    • Will M

      What area/neighborhood in Miami? I’ve been waiting for this to switch to an LTE friendly radio for my Nexus 4.

      • Tony M

        I am work So if you live by University of Miami / Jackson / VA Hospital you will see your 4g LTE….. there are problaby more areas will check and let u know….

        • Will M


  • Wipper

    LTE in Tulsa, OK, mid-town near the river

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dusty-Bakke/1829520164 Dusty Bakke

    Anybody else picking up lte in the twin cities?

  • http://www.facebook.com/duvuvu Vu Nguyen

    Picked up LTE on University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis yesterday. Was so surprised.

  • Kanakamaoli

    I have been using the netmonitor app for about a week now all over the island of Oahu especially in Honolulu and our Airport area. I have yet to
    Pick up any trace of LTE. Our local T-Mobile stores are saying that LTE is live?
    I have an HTC One. I do have network set to LTE auto. If we are a supposed May
    Launch market? Shouldn’t I have already picked up spotty LTE signals?
    Or will the HTC One need an update like the s3 in order to pick up LTE?

  • Ken W

    Picked up LTE in downtown Miami this morning, woohoo! (Note2, 10.59Mbps Down and 7.40Mbps Up)

  • TylerCameron

    I’m in Virginia Beach and I have LTE on T-Mobile, I’ve had it for about a month now.

  • Kelly

    UGH I’M SO MAD. I been waiting forever for T-mobile to come to Carbondale IL! There isn’t any 4G and there is poor signal in a college town!

  • Roman Nonette

    38 down and 15 up in Sacramento !!!

    • Eddydrizzle

      What part of Sacramento? I live in south Sacramento and haven’t seen anything.

      • Erroll Abrahamian

        I hit 35 down/20 up earlier today. I’m in Folsom.

  • Smart technology

    I don’t understand why t-mobile Didn’t start LTE With the main city of the United States like New York, Los Angeles, Miami,Boston, and more, That was a very stupid idea.

    • SemahjLam

      maybe because of the large population

  • Ethan Cottrell

    Come to salt lake please! :-)

    • gordon

      It is already here… they have it in probably half of the valley… slowly ramping up but it’s here and working. I think it just needs more sites upgraded. I get it all the time at my house.

      • Ethan Cottrell

        I know it’s been getting better and better these last few weeks. I only just posted that and a week later I noticed I had it in holladay. :-)

  • Victor M. Diaz

    I just got LTE in Otlando. OBT between I-4 and Florida Mall. Speed not impressive (10/3), but is a good sign, almost there.

  • fiveshoes

    Just saw 4g LTE in bothell washington, at the qfc in canyon park. LTE BABY!!!!!!

  • fiveshoes

    canyon park QFC in bothell wa……. LTE Speeds19.81/19.5 ping 28ms; 16.83/20.95 ping 28ms; 14.82/7.00 ping 25 ms.

  • kkk

    Noticed lte in Detroit suburbs today for 5 minutes

  • Nick Martinez

    Where’s Modesto, CA on the list?

  • Caclsf1

    San Francisco has LTE in the Financial district since yesterday

  • Jeff

    I just got a LTE signal in Lakewood, NJ for about 10 mins, and then it went away! :(

  • kdog

    in nashville,tn

  • Kiran

    I see LTE in Pleasanton, CA

    • Todor Iliev

      what are the upload speeds and i wonder can u download and upload simultaneously on lte at max speeds , because apparently hspa+ gives priority at max speed only on the first request(download or upload).