T-Mobile LTE Sightings Continue With Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Greensboro And Sacramento

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It’s only been a few days since our last LTE sighting post but the crossover into July hopefully takes us one step closer to whatever T-Mobile has in store announcement wise. The number of LTE sightings in various markets is heating up more and more by the day and while some of them are sporadic sightings at best, it’s clear that T-Mobile’s engineers are hard at work all across this great land.

Todays sighting list includes: Jacksonville, FL; Tallahassee, FL; Huntsville, AL, Greensboro, SC; Amherst, MA, Lynwood, WA; Hampton, GA; Syracuse, NY and Sacramento, CA.

My standard public service reminder line that accompanies these LTE sighting posts remains my current position: “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.

Let’s recap the list we had originally believed was the complete list for May and June LTE market launches which was never a timeframe that wasn’t announced by the company anyway. As with all things leak-wise, this list was never meant for public consumption so any angst that might be directed at T-Mobile for not meeting this “goal’ would be unwarranted. The alternative is the possibility that T-Mobile is waiting till its July 10th major media event to announce a number of markets in one fell swoop. However, T-Mobile has promised multiple times to hit 100 million LTE pops before summer’s end and the clock is ticking on that promise.

  • Atlanta, Sandy Springs and 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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  • MSGPresident

    Just got my HTC One on Friday and was pleasantly surprised to find LTE in Riverside, CA!


  • robprofita

    I just hit a tower today in port st Lucie FL that had lte I was so excited I pulled over to do a speedtest got 34megs down with 2 bars of LTE

  • windycity go Hawks

    CHICAG LTE 4 Downloand 1 upload. NOW 4G 9 Download 3 upload.CHICAGO needs lots of work on their LTE NETWORK.FROM THE 60639 AND 60641,60647 60618 60707 60068 LTE NOT GOOD 4G AND 3G ITS BETTER.T-Mobile sucks in chicago.

    • Shahzad Malik

      It definitely needs work.. No signal penetration of lte in buildings



    • RobotChupacabra


      • Blackhawks Rules

        Your almost close I’m 18 I’m a female. So I get mad when I have 2 LTE phones and their always on edge and LTE sucks in Chicago it’s going on 4 weeks and no improvement.

        • Shahzad Malik

          I keep calling tmobile, and they keep telling me the area is going through modernization

        • Noah James

          modernization means reframing or moving the frequencies around to the 1900MHz read this article it explains better than I could. http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-5736

    • Shahzad Malik

      Same issue here man… Here in Addison IL I get lte only when outside.. The minute I go into my home or any other building it’s gone..

    • Noah James

      Why did you capitalize everything? I couldn’t read your whole comment because caps for every word is very annoying. Same issue with LTE in building penetration in Charleston SC.

  • Noah James

    If you are on this website complaining about being stuck on edge with T-mobile you are complaining to the wrong crowd. The only time complaining on this site will help you is if someone from T-mobile reads your comment. If you are having service issues call 611 and do a service request, thank you.


      yes we that me n 96 people from work.thank you for the 411.

  • Mobilewolf789

    Perhaps if Att or other competitors can ridicule tmobile how how much they talk about speed and coverage yet have so many areas on edge (where they don’t) tmobile will be embarrassed into stepping up their game. Hey I don’t suffer from these issues but I have great empathy for those who do. I would be more than happy to make this suggestion to the other big 3 or whoever is doing better than tmobile edge in some areas.

  • godhand4505

    Tmo lte started in saint cloud Minnesota today as well I mapped it with sensorly 4g maps

  • Bteague13

    I’m so excited about T-Mobile LTE in Huntsville, AL! AT&T finally turned their LTE on here in May and Verizon’s has been here for some time. I will definitely be leaving Verizon now.


    I have Tmo LTE at my house in Royal Oak, Michigan (2 miles north of Detroit)

  • Xanderalmighty

    Tmobile lte getting better everyday in NYC. Too bad speeds aren’t as high as what I heard AT&T been having.

    • keasycase

      Only because we r doing 5*5mhz AT&T have 10*10

    • sidekicker89

      won’t T-Mobile have 20×20 in NYC after using the Metro PCS spectrum?

      • RobotChupacabra


    • RobotChupacabra

      They’re only using 5×5 channels for LTE right now. Combined in NYC market, T-Metro has 50 MHz of AWS (30 T-Mo, 20 Metro) and 40 MHz of PCS spectrum (All T-Mo). They still have to use some AWS for WCDMA, so of the 30 they can currently use, 10 (5 up, 5 down) is used for LTE and rest is HSPA+. Future for NYC is good, though: 50 MHz of adjacent AWS spectrum 1730-1755(up) + 2130-2155(down), which means they can do 20×20 LTE and 5×5 HSPA+ on AWS, with PCS being HSPA+ and GSM.

  • DT1

    Rochester, NY showed LTE yesterday in downtown areas also on TMO iPhone 5

  • DT1

    DT1, also 1900MHz refarming shows a lot of progress. AT&T line crews are working on local stations and TMO Techs are making changes patching in the 585 area. http://www.airportal.de/

    • sidekicker89

      how do you know the difference between the Tmo Techs from the AT&T crew? Do they have T-Mobile uniforms?

      • DT1

        Talked to them on site, did see trucks, uniforms, equipment and some credentials. AT&T crew was up on the tower except for one guy on the ground with me in the hardware room. TMO guys just left, but they were making changes / patching while AT&T crew did not know exactly what the TMO guys did.

  • Totally Not a T-Mo Employee

    That’s Lynnwood, WA. Lynwood is in California.

  • Henry

    Just picked up lte in Gainesville fl

  • sidekicker89

    Just a friendly reminder for everyone to download the Sensorly app on your phone and map out T-Mobile LTE where you are! :)

    • Jeff Howard

      Lte in Savannah GA! Had to use the s4 in the tmobile store to map it on sensorly since I have an s2. Download is still slow – I was getting 7-12, but getting 5-9 on upload! Great job tmobile keep it up!

  • Jeff Howard

    Lte in Savannah GA! It’ll show up on sensorly shortly!

  • disqus_3QcIxgGZJR

    Rochester, NY has LTE also please mention that…

  • Ron

    Va beach, Norfolk Virginia has LTE

    • Hilton GoWahoos Redskins

      I second this. I got 25 down/20 up on LTE in greenbrier, which i bet is feeding off the tower in downtown Norfolk

  • brandon1467

    Greensboro is in North Carolina, not South Carolina.

  • Richard

    LTE Sightings in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, NC

  • Nick

    LTE in Gainesville FL

  • Greg Hartley

    Hey guys. Just join tmobile with the iPhone 5. I get greats service and I’m currently live in Atlanta (lte area). I was just wondering, when I go into my apn setting, under LTE it has options next to it . Do I need to enter any information here to be able to receive LTE when it goes live. Thanks Greg

    • djkhalid

      no dont worry bout it see it is set to automatically switching so when LTE arrives it will switch on its own.

  • Delton Johnson

    ive spotted LTE In Montgomery Alabama

  • Delton Johnson

    ive spotted LTE In Montgomery Alabama on my iphone 5 in certain areas around Montgomery

  • DL21

    Wow all this fuss over spottings of LTE when Verizon and AT&T have launched nationwide networks. My GS4 on Verizon can pick up LTE all over the country from Anchorage to Boston. Now that’s dependability. TMobile lacks this and thats why I love my Verizon service. It’s one thing to claim to have LTE service but its a whole another game to actually have that service nationwide. Our LTE covers 99% of our coverage areas. Many reasons one choice that is a very powerful thing. The choice is obvious Verizon.

    • Shahzad Malik

      You are correct sir, but you also pay 60 dollars or more per month! I’m here in Addison IL which is a suburb of Chicago. My tmobile services have always been good and now that I have lte it’s even better. If you are in a major city tmobile is the way to go. If your in a poodung city, then it’s Verizon or Att.. I think eventually tmobile will become a contender is this race, but for now it is what it is.

    • Patrick

      Clearly T-Mobile is a threat to Verizon’s business. Otherwise you wouldn’t be in here trying to badmouth them. Verizon is starting to lose business to individuals and especially families that live where T-Mobile’s LTE is lighting up. No contracts plus LTE that’s better than Verizon and service for a four smartphone family starting at $100… can you hear me now?

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Patrick, I’m a big T-Mobile evangelist but I can’t find, nor would I imagine I could anything that would substantiate the argument that T-Mobile is gaining customers in their 7 LTE markets at Verizon’s expense. How are you validating that other than your own assumption? Verizon is hardly losing business period, nevermind in an incredibly limited number of T-Mobile LTE markets.

  • Jeff

    Companies which keep corrupt directors (John) and eliminate hard working
    employees or replace hard working employees with their own buddies based on
    John’s decision will always be failure and last on in their industry. They will
    always need some other company or bank to keep them running and to distract
    their customers and employees. But sooner or later these type of companies get
    crushed under the weight of their own corruption.

    Directors like John who hasn’t done a single positive thing for the organization, employees or customers. He is still sitting ideal replacing hard working employees with his buddies, collecting large salary and bonus for all his corruption and discriminating activities.

    It makes it harder for employees to provide good service to its customer when they have to spend so much of energy to save themselves from day to day corruption from senior leadership.

    • khalidalomary

      calm down man im with i i hate john. did u get laid off by him

  • hound dog

    Mobile Alabama and destin fl lte hooray it’s live

  • abolds4397

    I have been getting a nice hit of LTE here in Jacksonville, FL today too. My GS4 and I are loving it! Can’t wait until we are totally online around the whole area!

  • Damian

    Meanwhile in Cincinnati….. The LTE acronym remains hidden.. :-(

    • Adam

      I really thought Cincy would have it by now…

      • Jesito473

        Unfortunately we don’t, have LTE in Cincinnati, and won’t anytime soon. T-mobile does not have enough Spectrum to run HSPA+, and for LTE much less. Hoping they do get a grab on Leap Wireless, cause that would definitely bring us some much needed Spectrum, or at least I hope.

  • Prevacator

    Pretty excited about the sporadic LTE I’ve seen here in Buffalo. First time I’ve been with a carrier with LTE connectivity. Before that I was with an MVNO with no chance of LTE. Still, I wish they would expand their current HSDPA coverage over upgrade to LTE as I still get Edge everywhere outside of Buffalo.

  • Nicolas Ivan Berrios

    I live in Chico, CA and where I work and around the mall there is LTE. Full bars LTE where I work which is amazing!!