LTE Sightings Ramp Up Nationwide As T-Mobile Looks To Meet Its Summer Goal

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T-Mobile’s LTE sightings have ramped up again this week with a host of reports coming out of Dayton and Akron, Ohio; San Diego, Anaheim, Fresno and across San Bernadino county in California. Last but least are a few sightings popping up intermittently out of the Boston area. San Diego is the clear winner here as the lions share of emails I’ve received since Monday show off plenty of network activity across the area with a number of tests pictured below.

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.

Am I missing your city?

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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  • Jefski

    Im in Myrtle Beach. No LTE here yet. I believe its in rock hill and Charlotte

    • $20426701

      Thank you for the information. I hope we get LTE soon because in my general area HSPA+ speeds have slowed. I used to get 3 bars of HSPA+ but now fall to edge or no service.

      • pbxtech

        That’s a sign that something is in the works. I had that same issue for a while but over the weekend a couple of towns in my area had LTE signals popped up on my phone.

    • Mr. Hill

      Have you guys been refarmed in Myrtle Beach yet? I haven’t seen any sightings on airportal yet. If refarmed 1900mhz HSPA+ hasn’t hit your area yet then you won’t be seeing LTE any time soon.

  • truckeemike

    Reno, NV was HSPA+… But point is they are 4G. Lake Tahoe, Ca…4G. Me…Truckee, CA 11 miles from Tahoe and 222 Reno. In between both, and guess what YUP EDGE. I WAS excited when tmonews posted the story that TMo was covering the Country w/LTE , and even said more dishes many more. I know, it was not that long ago. But, I’m surrounded by 4G. Some of the World Class ski resorts got 4G. Me… noooooo. Maybe someday.

    • $20426701

      Maybe you can seed up the process of getting LTE or at least HSPA+ by going to this website http://www.t-mobile-takeaction.com/ spread the word in your community, get them to go to the site and fill out the survey.

  • Noah James

    Made a Disqus Account that is why all my posts before this one come up as Guest with this same picture as this post.

  • zero

    LTE is live in San Francisco!

  • Chris

    For those who have LTE already, did you notice greater-than-usual fluctuations in your signal strength and were you switching from 4G to Edge more frequently before it went live? Data speed was unusually slower today in West Palm Beach, FL and I’m hopeful it’s a sign we’re close to a launch since we’re not too far from Ft. Lauderdale (on the list for June) :D Thanks!

    • Jaime

      I have read in other posts that this is the case. Also experiencing that in Miami

  • Eli

    My Note II has been popping up with LTE over the last week in the Vancouver, WA area (Portland, OR). I have been getting downloads in excess of 30mbps and uploads of 18+ on Speedtest while LTE is available.

  • Matt

    LTE is live in Los Angeles!

  • Zack

    Seeing LTE here in Wichita Kansas.

    • Amy

      Where at?

      • CharlieC

        I saw LTE while at the Sonic on S. Oliver on Sunday. I got 19 Mbps down on my iPhone 5.

        • Amy

          I had one bar for half a second at Kellogg & Hillside, so I guess that makes sense. Hopefully they deploy all over, my signal downtown has been downright shameful for the last month – dropped from 5 bars 4G/HSPA to 2-3 with dropped calls and failed texts…

        • Amy

          LTE just popped up in Downtown Wichita, speeds aren’t great with only two bars: 10.10M down and 4.47M up, but I’m impressed. It might also get better if I weren’t sitting in a building.

  • Benjamin@tmo

    Seeing LTE in part of Skagit county, Washington!

  • Yevalht

    LTE in part of Sacramento

    Fruitridge and 24th st

  • Guest

    LTE was available this morning in Teaneck, NJ but not when I got to Manhattan

  • REVS

    im all LTE now all over nassau county ny , queens broklyn , will check nyc tonight

  • REVS

    SPRINT SHOULD TAKE NOTE ..my gf is yet to see LTE , or even wimaxx crap on LI been waiting for years

  • natedenver

    Denver went live . I noticed it a little while ago. So far it doesn’t look like it is being tested but that it is a go.

  • Kevin O.

    I have LTE ALL AROUND my home/work. Live in Mission Viejo and work in Irvine. Almost EVERYWHERE is LTE! Way to go T-Moble!

  • ryan d

    Denver, so far got 2 bars with decent speeds

  • thumper

    32Mbps in Denver!

  • GreatSpeed

    35 down 15 up in Wichita Kansas.

  • doink902000

    LTE has just been turned on for me 15 minutes ago!!! I’m in Fort Worth, Texas. Southwest area to be exact! I’ll be doing a sensorly map tomorrow, to see how it does when across town. I’m only getting 3 bars max so far. I’m on the Note II. The fastest speeds I’ve gotten so far is 19 megs down/15 upload!

    • traviswoods

      Awesome can’t wait to see LTE over here in Arlington

      • doink902000

        The signal isn’t strong outside of the house for me. At work, it was fluctuating back and forth between LTE and UTMS, and when it was UTMS, it was a lot slower than usual.

  • Sense Rocks

    I’m an on the road salesman, and I’m seeing LTE all over NJ. Parkway, Turnpike, Rt 80, 287,1-9. Also in town in Paterson, Bergenfield, Wayne, Pompton Lakes, Newark, Elizabeth, Plainfield, Edison, Freehold, and others. Love it! This deployment has been fast and broad. T-Mobile is showing how it’s done!

  • Paul

    Looks like LTE is up in the Dallas area, I’m in Frisco. I have speed pics, just need to know where to send them.
    Got up to 33596kbps.

    AND it’s gone. Figures.

  • Aardvark

    I live in Sarasota, which is about an hour away from Tampa. AT&T and Verizon claim to have coverage in the “Tampa area” and us in Sarasota also get LTE coverage on those carriers. Do you think T-Mo LTE will include Sarasota?

  • JoeyKhache

    Don’t forget Glendale, Cali. We’ve been lit up for quite some time too. In between Pasadena and Burbank, CA.

  • jj gomez

    LTE is on in sacramento ca yes and loving the speeds 13 up 3 down

  • JointhePredacons

    LTE been on in NYC for weeks now.

  • Hoggles

    Portland, OR has Tmo LTE for the last week! Blazing fast 30Mbps/12Mbps. Good work big magenta!

  • keasycase

    I think T-Mobile will have lte in a lot of places… Because I think the edge areas r going straight to lte… I’ve had read some articles people saying I’m getting lte in this place wen before I was getting edge

  • N52939

    LTE showing up in parts of Orlando, mostly downtown but also in Lake Buena Vista around Disney and Winter Park / Maitland.

  • shadowdawg

    Hmm weird :( The first day lte arrived in sandiego for me I was getting 30 up and over 10 upload for a week and then all of a sudden i’m only getting 12-20 down and 2 upload. I Still see the lte service icon on my phone so I don’t know if it’s cause people are on the network as well and making it go down. I changed devices and and it’s still happening.I feel like i”m only getting 4g speeds and not lte

  • techguypr

    LTE in most of Downtown Orlando as well as around the Disney Theme Parks and parts of Kissimmee.. Speeds not impressive at all! HSPA+ is faster than LTE for now..