Today, July 16 is a great day for Las Vegas dwelling T-Mobile customers. Today is the day T-Mo officially switches on Wideband LTE in Vegas, making it only one of two markets in the Southwest region to have the carrier’s fastest networks speeds.
- What’s Wideband LTE:
- T-Mobile defines Wideband LTE as LTE with at least 15+15 MHz of spectrum, which has a big impact on overall performance.
- We’re using multiple bands of spectrum to increase capacity and speeds for everyone on the T-Mobile network.
- The 15+15 MHz LTE coverage offers theoretical peak download speeds up to 110 Mbps and theoretical peak upload speeds of 38 Mbps.
- This allows customers to download a 90-minute HD movie in 3 and a half minutes or a whole album in 9 seconds.
- All T-Mobile LTE devices can receive a speed boost from Wideband LTE.
- Making the 702 one of T-Mobile’s fastest areas in the country!
As a sort of real-life expectation for those of you in Vegas, Wideband LTE Speed Tests we’ve seen most often usually fit in between 40-75Mbps download speeds. We’ve seen one or two in 20+20 areas peak at above 100Mbps, but that’s not common or consistent enough to suggest that you’ll get that kind of performance.
To celebrate the big day, T-Mo’s team made cake. But more importantly, it now means that Wideband LTE is available in a total of 17 markets across the U.S. They are as follows:
- Atlanta, GA
- Birmingham, AL
- Columbus, OH
- Dallas, TX
- Detroit, MI
- Honolulu, HI
- Houston, TX
- Jacksonville, FL
- Las Vegas, NV
- Los Angeles, CA
- Minneapolis, MN
- Mobile, AL
- Orlando, FL
- Portland, OR
- Seattle, WA
- Tampa, FL
- Upstate, NY
Let us know what performance is like in your area, particularly if your in Vegas. Have you noticed a dramatic improvement in speed recently?