New LTE sightings across the U.S.

T-Mobile’s network team is working at a furious pace to get the company’s airwaves to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. In some major metro areas it’s upgrading the existing LTE network to wideband LTE, making higher download speeds possible. But in many rural locations, LTE is going live for the first time.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been sent a number of new LTE sightings all across the States, in some very rural towns and roads. We’ll focus on the big one first: North Carolina. A reader sent in the following map/graphic which shows sites where LTE is going live, and where it’s going to be live soon, and all looks good for the areas in an around Charlotte, NC.As with a lot of new LTE sites, virtually all the upcoming upgrades are on the 1900 band.

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That said, it’s great to see that some areas in Charlotte, NC have been upgraded to 10+10MHz LTE, after being on 5+5 for so long. Although not quite wideband, the extra data pipes will make traffic a non-issue and provide a more stable and speedy connection.

CHarlotte, NC

The screenshot above was taken in Charlotte, and shows the network connection type and cell identity.

Batesburg-Leesville, SC

In Batesburg-Leesville, SC, a new site has been spotted, showing LTE availability for the first time there. The data was tracked using Sensorly’s app and can be seen on one of the main highways through the area.

 

Johnstown, near Pittsburgh, PA

Johnstown newar Pittsburgh, PA

“We live in a community outside of Pittsburgh PA called Johnstown, this area is still Edge, but over the last few weeks we have seen numerous 4G LTE sightings. With this being said I was able to grab a screen shot with my Samsung Galaxy S5 displaying the 4G LTE icon.”

Huntsville, AL

“T-Mobile seems to be lighting up high-band LTE (AWS or 1900MHz seen on a N5) south of Huntsville, AL along highway 231 down to just south of Morgan City. It seems to be intermittent as I saw it in the morning (10AM-11AM central) and didn’t see it in the afternoon (4PM-5PM central) on Sunday November 9th. It also stuck to 1 or 2 bars signal strength the entire way. When my phone dropped off of LTE, it went straight to Edge…”

Knoxville to Jellico, TN

Jellico TN

A reader got in touch to let us know that, although the signal isn’t too strong or consistent, there is some LTE showing up on the stretch of 75 from Knoxville to Jellico, TN.

Belfair, WA

Belfair, WA

“Just sending a report on rural LTE upgrades. Belfair, WA has a population of about 6,500 people and was just updated to LTE from Edge over the weekend! Also, some rural highway in between towns got LTE.”

Harrisonburg, VA

Another reader spotted LTE in his status bar in Harrisonburg, VA, although the signal is very inconsistent. Most of the time switching back to HSPA+, which is also fairly new for the area. He notes that average speed tests have been between 8-10Mbps, compared to the 0.5-1 Mbps in previous weeks and months.

Boca-Ranton, South Florida

Boca Ranton, South Florida

It’s not a new site for LTE, but Boca-Ranton in South Florida was recently given the 15+15 wideband treatment.

Overall, I don’t think my inbox has been as busy with new network sightings as it has been over the past couple of weeks. And looking at the map of South Carolina, it confirms what we’ve seen from some of our readers and sources from that area already: T-Mobile is expanding quickly and not just in major metro locations.

If there’s a negative here, it’s that the HTC One M8 isn’t supported in any of the newest LTE sites. With it not being compatible with the 1900MHz band, there’s a group of customers who can’t take advantage.

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  • auser72

    I live on the outskirts(county line) of Brunswick, Ga., and noticed 4G for the first time this past Friday. This is great news for me because I had to depend on wifi calling at the house for years.

  • Rorison Meadows

    The service and speed in the Charleston area has been spectacular for a while now. Been testing in at 25/7 lately.

  • mattdistro

    Some more showing up in Ohio too. Sensorly shows LTE south of Columbus all the way down to Chillicothe. Going to test it myself tomorrow.
    Happened in the past couple weeks apparently, used to be 2G in between the two.

    • Justin Smith

      I was recently down in the chillicothe area and the areas south and north of it and I found that there has been new LTE lit up since I was last down there about 3 months ago. Sadly about 25 minutes south of chillicothe Tmo doesn’t have a single bar of coverage.

    • mattdistro

      Didn’t get the same results as Sensorly.
      Heading north, LTE is off and on from Chillicothe to Circleville. In Pickaway County It was mostly EDGE and I’d get a bar of LTE for a few seconds then back to EDGE. Circleville is LTE now, which is good, that lasts until South Bloomfield. Then it’s EDGE all the way to Scioto Downs, which is bit ridiculous.
      I’m hoping it’s a work in progress and that I just hit it on an off day. A lot of people commute that way and even Sprint has solid LTE.
      Speed test in South Bloomfield netted 30mbit/s.

  • Nick

    When they upgrade from 2G to LTE… does it also upgrade to HSPA(+)? Example- iPhone 5s, when they make a call will it fall back to 4G/HSPA or will it fall back to 2G
    ?

    • John

      The iPhone 5S and prior models are NOT VOLTE compatiable. Thus, whenever you make a call you will fall to 4G/HSPA or 2G regardless if VOLTE is available in the area or not. On the other hand if your area has LTE you will be on LTE when you’re browsing the Internet on your iPhone 5S.

      The Samsung s5, samsung note 3, samsung note 4, lg g flex, iPhone 6, and the iPhone 6 plus are able to do VOLTE. There may be a few more phones that are VOLTE compatiable, but those are the only ones I can think of at the moment.

      • Nick

        Wrong. 6 and 6 plus are volte. 5s and prior are not. My question is- if they upgrade a 2g tower to LTE, are they upgrading it to hspa as well as LTE? Or just LTE

        • John

          I posted 4 minutes ago and you posted it a minute ago. I edited my post like one minute after yet you pounced to say Imwas wrong. I know that the 5S and prior are not VOLTE compatiable. I suggest you wait about 10 minutes until after the person post before you conclude that that made an inaccurate statement.

          So YOU are wrong about me being wrong because I knew that the 5S and prior are volte compatiable.

          My sister is a supervisor for one of T-Mobile call centers, so I know.

        • Nick

          Now you sound like Obama lol. When you make a mistake and someone calls you out on it just accept it. Don’t make up excuses or try to make something up about waiting 10 minutes. You’re just wrong.

        • John

          You’re a troll. Plain and simple. I own a 5s and a 6 plus so I am well aware of the difference between both phones. My past comments even show where I indicated that out of all the iPhones only the 6 and 6 plus are VOLTE compatiable. I can also tell you all the other features the 6and 6 plus have that the 5S and prior doesn’t. But you aren’t worth my time. Like you have never needed to edit a post of yours mr perfect.

        • John

          I posted 4 minutes ago and you posted it a minute ago. I edited my post like one minute after yet you pounced to say Imwas wrong. I know that the 5S and prior are not VOLTE compatiable. I suggest you wait about 10 minutes until after the person post before you conclude that that made an inaccurate statement.

          So YOU are wrong about me being wrong because I knew that the 5S and prior are volte compatiable.

          My sister is a supervisor for one of T-Mobile call centers, so I know.

    • Chris

      I am curious about this too. In many older LTE areas if you’re inside a big building you drop down to 4G HSPA. But in a new LTE area I guess you’ll either be blazing away on LTE or on Edge. No middle. But I could be wrong.

    • TMOGUY

      Most of the rural areas getting the L1900 will be just adding LTE on top of the 2G/GSM. Both technologies on one band PCS 1900. There isn’t any room to add the HSPA+ on the PCS1900, not enough spectrum. If they add it to the AWS1700/2100 then that means a tower climb, new antennas, new mast head amps. Way too much work..
      So yes – if you’re on LTE, and you get a call – and you’re phone isn’t VoLTE capable – your phone will fall to 2G to take the call. Then you’ll bounce back to LTE after you finish it.
      Moral of the story – if you’re in one of these areas getting the L1900, and you don’t have a VoLTE phone, you might want to think about buying one…

  • Thomas Vu

    I had LTE in a few random places between the Texas border and Oklahoma City.

    • Jay Holm

      Great!

  • Elier Ruiz

    That’s awesome. Can’t wait to find out about LTE popping up here outside of Chicago. Be nice to have LTE when I’m traveling out to Marseilles, IL.

  • SEBA

    Great news, 2015 looks much sweater for all of us now.

    • Matt

      Sweater, eh?

      • Romdude

        Yup, it’s cold all over right now and tmobile upgrades for next year are looking good too.

  • Danny Lewis

    I miss being on T-Mobile. I sort of had fun with Sensorly mapping… I just saw where LTE is closer to where I live (It was HSPA+ when I left T-Mobile a year ago). It makes me wonder if LTE is available.

    For not a whole lot more, AT&T offers a crazy amount of coverage, but I hate AT&T for some of their business practices. *Sigh*

    • John

      So why did you leave T- Mobile?

      • Danny Lewis

        I wanted better coverage. I love T-Mobile, the company, but their service sucks where I live. As a commuter, I hated dropping down to Edge and GRPS. If they offer LTE in enough spots, I’ll be switching back.

  • Brian Ballard

    In Oakland Township Michigan and not even Verizon gets 4g here but looks like some of that tmobile 1900mhz 2g spectrum is now 4G LTE!

  • MyBetterUserName

    Starting to see some LTE in the Bangor, ME area.

  • matt

    And still no LTE in San Carlos, Texas :(

  • how do you know which bandwidth you are on?

    • Toasted_Cracker

      On the note 4 your dial *#0011#. I don’t know if that works on all phones or just Samsung phones or just the Note 4.

    • Raiterio Patterson

      If you’re using iPhone its *3001#12345#*

  • Daniel Darnell

    What a great map! I’d love to see one for TN and VA though next, that would help me out a lot as I live in the Tri-Cities, TN/VA area and I want to see what T-Mobile’s plans are for this area since it’s been long neglected for the data upgrades.

    • RiskyBidThis

      It’s an internal map that was leaked so we’re unlikely to see maps for TN or VA unless a particularly daring and reckless engineer decides to leak those too.

      • Daniel Darnell

        I know it’s an internal leaked map and it’s doubtful more will come out but one can hope!

  • KingCobra

    I’m glad they moved 5 mhz of AWS from HSPA+ to LTE here in Charlotte to bring us up to 10 mhz LTE. The data speeds had gotten so slow that I turned LTE off and went back to HSPA+. They dropped down to around 5 up/5 down on average. Now things are fast again, back into the 20mbps range.

    The 2G to LTE upgrade is moving pretty fast too here in NC. At this rate they might have most of those sites done by early next year.

  • Frank

    what is the keyboard input settings to find if Im in the Wideband area

    • KingCobra

      What kind of phone do you have?

      • Tom Connor

        galaxy s4 and 5

  • That means that Denmark, S.C., the home of Denmark Technical College and Voorhees College, is about to get 4G. Still nothing in central and western Barnwell County, where T-Mob currently has 2G coverage.

  • Fabian Cortez

    I have yet to see a field test screen shot showing band II (1900 MHz/PCS) LTE.

    All of the ones you’ve posted Cam have been band IV (1700MHz (uplink)/AWS).

  • Chris

    Boca Raton**** not RaNton

  • Ismael

    Hazleton pa, still no signs of anything. hopefully we’ll have it next and i’ll return to t mobile.

    • enkay1

      Really? STILL nothing? I was expecting to hear that they were doing work, just nobody had reported it.

      • Ismael

        not I’m aware of, if you know anything please let me know, this whole area has perfect edge signal but no LTE

  • Kornmatrix

    Sensorly is showing signs of network upgrades in Minnesota! Little town of Cokato, MN has always been EDGE. Now shows 4g on Sensorly. I will have to check it out next time I go through there. And neighboring town Dassel, MN when I was there last the EDGE data was working and it never does! Might be the next to get turned on

  • FILA

    About 27Mbps down at Maryland line on 83 in Maryland. Hasn’t hit Shrewsbury yet.

  • Ryan Carnes Ofs

    What app is being used in the first picture at the very top?

  • Winski

    That’s great for the T-Mobile community. It shows John and his team deserve the praise the Chairman of DT heaped on them late last week… BUT, over the last year i’ve had and upgraded average speed for new LTE coverage… Usually about 26-29 download – 12-14 upload… NOW, just within the last 45 days that speed has been cut by almost 2/3’s… I’m now getting about 10-12 doenload and 15-18 up!!! W T F ???

    I’ve tried to get some help from the T-Mumble tech folks with no luck… Anyone else having this troubles ??

    • Joseph Torres

      If you are getting reduced speeds it’s probably because someone is raping the tower. I used to get 30 – 40 down averagely but now 20, everyone I know has switched to t-mobile and say they use the internet more. So that also plays a big role in it all.

      • Winski

        Thx…

        • Drew

          I never thought I’d see the day where we’d be whining about 10MB mobile being “unacceptable” ;)

      • Romdude

        Which is why I support the illegal users being throttled when the network is busy. it’s only fair and they can still use their illegal tethering and torrenting when the network is not busy. I hope they implement it soon for the general public’s benefit.

  • Raiterio Patterson

    Don’t wanna sound like a douche but I’m proud my state NC was listed first. I’m noticing that when I’m connected to LTE it’s like Mach 1, but when I get knocked down to HSPA speeds suck balls. Thanks for posting my screenshots Cam & thanks to Zeus from Howard forums for all the useful info about NC.

  • Verizonthunder

    I noticed the HTC m8 was still hspa+ in a lte lit area its sad hopefully all new smartphones will have all the latest band support for overall enjoyment of T-mobile.

  • Ralph Conrad

    Andover Connecticut also now gets LTE. It used to be just EDGE. I was really surprised because it’s a pretty rural area.

    • Jay Holm

      I live in Ct also, good to know!

    • izick

      Yes. I was traveling to the suburbs of Boston from New London, CT on 395. The site has a pretty big part of that trip listed as Edge. I was in Edge for maybe 3 minutes during my trip. It was either all H+ or LTE. The map needs an update.

  • Cam Fas

    Lets get it in searchlight nevada I make a trip to meet family around there when I leave Vegas once or twice a month that area has unusable edge the only thing you can possibly use if your lucky is a phone call had to use the gf att phone when I’m there

    • Romdude

      If you only need it for those few instances, do what I do, buy a cheap prepaid phone on verizon or at&t as my day to day is covered by wideband lte from tmobile.

  • Jon

    I wonder how they got the information on the pending LTE sites in the first map. I think I’m in one of those grey areas between Fayetteville and Wilmington and want too know how much longer that area will finally get something better than Edge.

    • Raiterio Patterson

      Which area specifically? I’m between & Kings Mountain & Gastonia so I guess I’m part of the 1900 on air & pending 1900 LTE?

      • Jon

        Elizabethtown which is where I am during the week. Recently LTE showed up in Lumberton which is the closest place so far to me with it. Hopefully the map is correct and means it will spread to me soon so i won’t have to deal with edge.

        • Raiterio Patterson

          The way its looking on Sensorly, Dublin will get LTE first then Elizabethtown. I did you Googling about cell towers & they work ALL YEAR LONG, now matter the weather, so you’ll get LTE enough.

        • Jon

          Dublin is just about 5-10 min away but weird if they get it first since Elizabethtown is a much bigger town. But i guess if I see it in Dublin then I know it’ll be coming soon!

    • Chad Dalton

      Its an internal map straight from the engineer, that became leaked. Not likely to have to see many more of these, unless engineers dare to leak more…so information on when/where the next sites are updated, aren’t clear.

  • Raiterio Patterson

    According to the first map/graphic the whole channel 51 interference is resolved in Tarheel Land right?

    • Drew

      yeah but tmo doesn’t own the spectrum in NC. I believe those licenses are King St Wireless/US Cellular

      • Raiterio Patterson

        So in other words, T-Mobile doesn’t have a say rather or not NC gets upgrades? Then T-Mobile needs to buy some licenses ASAP. I love T-Mobile but come on not all of NC is full of boobs…

        • Drew

          To be more clear: Ch 51 problem you mentioned only applies to the 700mhz “A” block band that t-mo has licenses for in major metro areas in the NE, Cali and other areas. TMo does not have licenses for the A block 700mhz in NC – someone else has the license. Depends where you are as the holders vary by area. TMo does have the old SunCom 1900Mhz licenses that are unaffected by the ch 51 restrictions. TMo also has AWS licenses at 2100Mhz for most of NC/SC – in Charlotte T-Mo has 30Mhz of 1900Mhz PCS spectrum and another 30Mhz of contiguous AWS licenses. All this is on the FCC “Spectrum Dashboard” if you want details (it’s all public record). In Charlotte – the A block is licensed to “Grain Spectrum” – and leased to ATT. That’s probably “not” spectrum that ATT will sell to T-Mo – but there’s more than ample spectrum in charlotte for T-Mo to deploy good LTE + HSPA+ services for you to consume.

        • Drew

          Sorry, read the output incorrectly – Cavalier wireless has the 700Mhz A block in Charlotte – I have no idea if they’ve actually deployed it and there’s also a CH 51 license showing there so its probably not deployed.

        • Raiterio Patterson

          Verizon owns over 89 licenses in NC. That was just the ones I counted on the first page…

  • coffeegeekmn

    Wisconsin: I traveled from Minneapolis to Milwaukee on November 4th. I do this trip frequently and around I94 in Mauston LTE fired up on my HTC One M7 for about 3 minutes. I thought I was in the twilight zone to see LTE in what was usually one of the worst data and voice areas during the entire trip. I didn’t see it on my return to Minneapolis though….but looks like things might be getting better in rural WI.

  • Amro

    Any idea when Wyoming will join the LTE list?

    • KingCobra

      Probably early 2015. They seem to be doing the more populous states first.

  • Kain

    Can someone please explain what does the gray area with the “pending” mean? does that mean it will come very soon or?
    Secondly, are the pink area LTE connected or are they planning on it?

    • Jay J. Blanco

      Grey is planned
      pink is newly actived

  • Jay J. Blanco

    My state getting tons of lte love. Great

    • Bori

      Hey Jay, you are in the Columbia area right? Any sightings that you’ve heard of in the Red Bank area in Lexington? If you even go out into that neck of the woods lol. Just curious, my sister lives in that area and I’d like to her to try Tmobile, but last time I was there in July, LTE came as far as the exit of I20 and Hwy 6.

      • Jay J. Blanco

        I live in Columbia lol according to sensorly. 4G stops at long pond road. And the map above says 4G towers are still pending. I would tell her to hold on till 1Q 2014. A lot of Red Bank is still 2G. T-Mobile is currently upgrading I-20 and back

        • Bori

          LOL, thanks Jay, when I was there it was just plain 2G I was just curious if that had changed. She lives off of Hwy 6 and Platt Springs. I’ll tell her to hold off just a tad longer. I will say they can really use it in that area.

        • Bori

          Jay, just looked at Sensorly and it looks like Red Bank’s finally gotten some LTE Love! lol

        • Jay J. Blanco

          So did Bishopville and Sumter

        • Bori

          Can’t wait to go visit my sister for Christmas, gotta convince her to switch soon. lol

  • mrwirez

    Pittsburgh and surrounding areas…
    More bars in Pittsburgh and more areas have LTE availability in the surrounding counties.

    **BTW, I want to be in a nationwide commercial!

    Verizon… “Can’t hear me now”!

  • Jay J. Blanco

    Be sure to map lte sightings on Sensorly!

    • Derek Mounce

      Jay do you know if the lte gets faster/stronger after appearing online before it’s officially launched?

      • Jay J. Blanco

        It’ll be really dark purple. Light purple is weak.

        • Derek Mounce

          Ya I mapped it on sensorly. and it is light purple at the moment

  • Christopher Olson

    I think there were a few mistakes with the city names in the article. I think it meant to say Jericho, tn and Boca Raton in fl. That’s been a long running joke there when the literal translation is the “rat’s mouth”. But I can’t blame you since this is a list of lesser known towns.

    • amva55

      Raton means mouse not rat, rat is rata in Spanish.

      • Christopher Olson

        I’m aware of this but Floridians are not and always call it that

  • Oliver Jackson

    At least I know its making its way down towards Miami.15+15 bring it on

    • 561man

      I’ve seen it through most of Palm Beach County today so probably not long.

  • Derek Mounce

    We started getting LTE in Somerset, KY on Tuesday will it get better/faster? As it is now I get between 5 an 15 mbps depending where I am in the house and the signal averages between -100 & -120 again depending on where I am in the house.

    • Bori

      Normally yes Derek, although 5 to 15 mbs is pretty decent. Although it could still be in testing mode also. There are still many spots here in Northern KY that are around the 5 mark. By the way congrats on getting LTE down there! :-)

      • Derek Mounce

        Thanks. I hope it does get faster lol if so I may have my cable Internet turned off lol

        • Bori

          I am hoping the same for us further north! lol.

        • Derek Mounce

          lol I bet. I think they are in testing phase here because my connection keeps dropping from LTE to edge and then sometimes it’ll disconnect completely in the signal indicator keeps going up to -122 up to -128

        • Bori

          Sounds about right. It’s quite a treat when you go from Edge to Lte I will admit. Although we’ve had HSPA+ so the difference is not extreme, compared to 2G to LTE.

        • Derek Mounce

          Actually…. I went from GPRS to EDGE to LTE in 2 days lol. Sunday it was GPRS Monday it was EDGE then Tuesday was LTE

        • Bori

          Even better! Lol

    • vinnyjr

      Always starts up slowly and yes, it will get faster. Fact

  • amva55

    Hey Cam it’s Boca Raton, Raton means mouse in Spanish. I’ve spotted LTE signals just outside Phenix (that’s how they spell it) City and Eufaula AL

  • vinnyjr

    T-Mobile is killing it. They are constantly improving their Network. I have never been happier with any Carrier, Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere.

  • GameBoi/KillaBit

    If Southeast Missouri could get some love, that would be nice. I was getting a bar or two of LTE, but that just went away for whatever reason. My contract is up next month and I won’t go another day with this EDGE crap.

    • B-Mobile

      T-Mobile is in the middle up upgrading all their Edge to LTE

      • maximus1901

        But initially they’re not upgrading the tower top components so the range of the pcs lte will be horrendous.

        • Drew

          I think that depends where you are. in SE MA, they’re completely replacing the tower top components with the integrated radio panels and flipping on LTE and HSPA+. I’m not in what I’d refer to as the hub of the universe and it’s much better coverage due to this change. My local tower was done on Oct 9th. I hear that there are many more in queue and it’s not being half-assed.

    • sidekicker89

      What kind of phone are you using? Might help if you upgrade

      • GameBoi/KillaBit

        I have a Note 2.

  • holden

    Maine has tons of coverage, it was previously just 2g everywhere except Portland

    • Mark

      I’ve been whining about Maine’s coverage on this board for years, I’ll have to give them props now for finally getting something done.

  • Raiterio Patterson

    For the past 3 days I’ve been getting bars or “dots” on my iPhone 5 but it’s not Edge or 4G what gives? This is new territory for me.

    • maximus1901

      I’ve had that happen to my 4S. I THINK it means the network is hiccuping and you’re simply not connecting to any data. Happens to me rarely and airplane mode toggle will fix it.

  • maximus1901

    Someone in new lte areas: please test if volte works.
    Also, make sure that when you do this test, you are on band 2 lte.
    Thanks.

  • TmoJohnstownCustomer

    Can someone tell me if the 1900/band 2 is only the first phase of an upgrade? I can’t believe that they will finally launch LTE in Johnstown, PA and use band 2. Most native TMO phones (like my Optimus F3) do not have band 2 LTE. From what I’ve researched over the past few months, TMO has only one block of 1900 MHZ spectrum but has at least 3 blocks of AWS sitting unused in the area. There have been several articles either written or linked on this site to support it. The closest I get LTE now is Indiana, PA (45 minutes away). They expanded both HSPA and LTE greatly in that market (where TMO holds less AWS spectrum).
    On a side note, I am surprised to see another loyal TmoNews reader is in my area.

    • KingCobra

      They’re using Band 2 in some places and Band 4 in others depending on available spectrum but it’s primarily going to be Band 2.

  • Chad Dalton

    Does my crappy Samsung S3 LTE, have the band 2?

    • Bori

      I seriously doubt it does.

      • Chad Dalton

        my signal has been fluctuating from edge to 3g, pretty much all day. I hardly ever get a 3g connection in my office. Hopefully this has something to do with LTE upgrades.

  • volvoV70guy

    Surprisingly, we’ve been seeing LTE here in particularly rural Schoharie County, NY. Well, I have on my L925 anyway. Our HTC M7 hardly gets a proper non-roaming signal anywhere.

  • Matt

    Interstate 70 west bound after Warrenton Missouri I have seen lte for many miles! In the middle of rural Mo.

  • someone_awesome

    I work in St. Stephen, SC (the patch of grey dots Southeast of Sumter on the map) and I’ve noticed over the past week that my (2G) data has been dropping sporadically. At first I thought Tmo’s coverage was getting worse (which I thought couldn’t be possible), but now I know from the map they’re probably just working on the LTE rollout.
    Hope it gets switched on soon! The spoke of grey going almost straight north out of Charleston is Hwy 52, which is my whole commute. It’ll be nice to actually stream music and podcasts, and have data available at work.

  • OnTheBayou

    BFD. NW corner of Sarasota, Florida says LTE all over the place, but it’s a total lie. Outdoors, you may get a 2G connection…………..or, not. Only the airport and a college campus immediately to the west have good data connections. Everywhere else, even voice can be a crapshoot.

    I’d rather have reliable connection than the fastest that isn’t even there.

    • Romdude

      You go with what’s best for you. At least with tmobile, if you are new, you can test drive with an iphone and see if it covers the areas you need. In my area, tmobile has the same coverage or better than at&t and verizon and almost always faster connection so I pay less and get a lot more. You just gotta be smart about it.

      • OnTheBayou

        Not counting a few months with the exact same service on “T-Metro,” I’ve been a TM customer for about fourteen years. Just after Deutches Telecomm bought Voice Stream. I can remember when there was almost no service on hundreds of miles of Interstate in the west back then. I’ve always liked the great value of TM, and mostly, happy with service.

        My complaint has less to do with the crappy service here in NW Sarasota as it is the blatant lies about it. This covers numerous phones in numerous nearby locations. Spotty voice, forget data.

        • Romdude

          I see. I was with voice stream too, lucky over here in Honolulu, we have better and faster service than at&t and verizon now. Where before I would get spotty service in some areas, now we have wideband lte, hitting a high of 54mbps and upload of 18mbps with no problems in my office building and in the parking basement of the same building. Check out sensorly for which carrier has the best coverage for you and then just move back to tmobile once they finish all their upgrades next year or after they include any new spectrum they acquire.

  • Scott

    El Dorado Kansas and Augusta Kansas now live with LTE these are smaller rural communities 15-30 minutes outside of Wichita Kansas. Great news for our area.

    • Kevin

      Very Exciting !! Noticed Douglass, KS was LTE passing through last week

  • Bob Gray

    Rural central Missouri showing up. Check Sensorly.

  • Bori

    So, judging by this map, is it safe to assume that us, here in Cincinnati, which was upgraded to LTE on PCS a few weeks ago, still have sites that are yet to be upgraded to LTE? In my neighborhood there are about 4 sites but only one or two are the only ones to be broadcasting LTE. Its the reason why I ask.

  • shass

    Much improved southeast of Charlotte. Used to be right on the fringe of lte. Wouldn’t stay connected. Cycled between edge, 4g, and lte. Now have lte all the time. Pretty nice.

  • Johnny

    It doesn’t work too well still.