T-Mobile Wideband LTE hits Spokane, Washington

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T-Mobile announced today that – along with the recent upgrades in the Greater Bay Area, Connecticut and Philadelphia – it has pushed the big magenta button in the “greater Spokane, WA” area. Wideband LTE is officially live in the North West market and sees customers receiving download speeds as high as 43Mbps.

With the addition of the Spokane market, T-Mobile’s faster data pipes now reach a total of 23 markets officially. Just two more to go until T-Mo reaches its year-end target of 25 markets.

The other markets include:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Greater Bay Area, CA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boise, ID
  • Boston, MA
  • Columbus, OH
  • Connecticut
  • Dallas, TX
  • Detroit, MI
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Houston, TX
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Mobile, AL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Upstate New York Area

Alongside its expansion of 1900MHz LTE and 700MHz LTE, the addition Wideband LTE paints an encouraging picture for T-Mobile fans. Its network is continuing to expand, get better and faster. And it’s happening at a ridiculous pace too.

Source: T-Mobile 

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  • Lakersallday

    It’s really good to be T-Mobile customer!

  • Bori

    Come on Powers to be! look down on us with Mercy! lol. :-) Congrats Spokane! :-)

    • JB45

      hey Bori I was at Tri-County today. I was able to pick up Band II and Band IV LTE pretty strong in both places but no luck on the CA.

      • Bori

        Awesome to here JB at least we know that it’s possible to pick up both in that area. What’s been puzzling me now is, will butler county also get Lte B2? Not sure if Butler Cty has the available PCS to do this or not.

  • TBN27

    If they continu expand LTE on 1900 MHz then I won’t bother looking for a 799mhz phone until this phone dies or is no long we supported. Away from that, this is very good news. T-Mobile will rock once the upgrades are complete.

    • J-Hop2o6

      Phones from here on out will start supporting 700-A (Band 12) more widely. Think when AWS was just starting out.

      • TBN27

        I know. I bought a new one in September and now I won’t upgrade just to have the 700mhz in the phone. where I go mostly has strong coverage and fast LTE so 700 MHz is no longer a deal breaker to me.

        • J-Hop2o6

          What phone did you recently buy? And i’m using a HTC One M7, so I’m due for an upgrade soon. Hoping the HTC M9 knocks it out the park when its reveal in a couple of months. Hopefully not above 5 inches.

        • TBN27

          I just bought the iPhone 6. I can go and get the Nexus 6 but I right now don’t want to spend more money.

        • J-Hop2o6

          Oh, then you’re trapped for awhile, lol. But yea, if you have LTE everywhere you go, then you’re good for the time being. 700-A just really helps out with thick buildings (and farther distance from tower).

  • Alex

    Please work hard on getting band 12 on the santa cruz county reception inside buildings is terrible

    • JaswinderSinghJammu

      They definitely need 700 MHz for 2 reasons the building penetration and for signal to travel far. They won’t need as many towers as the 1900 MHz and 2100 MHz.

      • EndlessIke

        They already have the towers though…

        • J-Hop2o6

          Haha right?

        • Aconn

          I thought the A block of 700Mhz was only 6Mhz of spectrum? Correct me if I’m wrong.

        • J-Hop2o6

          12MHz total. 5×5 (plus 1×1 guard to protect from interference).

  • Alex

    we need the 700 MHz LTE on The Santa Cruz County when you commute from San Jose To Santa Cruz There is Only Edge on high way 17 and also inside buildings reception is terrible.

    • Fabian Cortez

      By mid 2015 it’ll all be LTE.

  • J.J.

    i hope northern indiana gets some love soon. its full of edge and no signal at all spots. im always hurt when i drive from northeast indiana (fort wayne) west to chicago.

    • Fabian Cortez

      By mid 2015 it’ll be LTE.

      • J.J.

        i hope so. i still wonder about the dead spots tho

        • Fabian Cortez

          I read somewhere that they also have plans to expand coverage in areas they they’ve never provided coverage before.

          Curiously, they’ll be using PCS/1900 MHz for said expansion.

        • Jrunner

          Drove the I-69 corridor from Indy up into Michigan. Hope they get to that soon as well. Other than Fort Wayne with LTE (and brief oasis around Anderson), the Edge once you get out of Indy metro is completely unusable for anything

        • J.J.

          Yea i make the drive from Fort Wayne to Indy often and it can be frustrating. The good part tho is that it appears that 700 mhz spectrum map that was shown earlier will eventually cover almost all parts of Indiana South of The Fort, but still won’t help the North portion yet. http://www.tmonews.com/2014/11/t-mobile-700mhz-interactive-map/

        • J.J.

          I don’t even care if it’s blazing i just need a steady 4g signal lol. In fort Wayne i average about 40 down at the house which is great!

    • Hoosier72

      Had texts from T-mobile to upgrade phones for 4g in the Bluffton area,,,was supposed to happen in August. Then, another one saying Sept 30th..still hasn’t happened but assured by customer chat that it is still scheduled. We bought three new phones for nothing, so far.

      • maximus1901

        Can you post that text via twitter?

      • J.J.

        That would be great. I went through there a month ago and berne and it was terrible

  • Irfan

    Washington DC Metro Area need 700MHZ LTE , inside buildings T Mobile does not work at all .

    • UMA_Fan

      I think they do. You may just need a device that supports it.

  • draws

    You have Boise before Chicago, wtf……

    • maximus1901

      They don’t have enough spectrum

  • 1ceTr0n

    Yakima washington area is total crap for coverage, do that next.

  • posito75

    Miami Florida has wide band. I get 15*15!

    • Michael Perez

      Same here in Miami, FL next to I-95. I get on average of 20Mbps. Max speed test is the following on iPhone 6+

      http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/i/1048114024

    • PP

      I see 15 mhz here in miai 33147 too since yesterday I recall

      • PP

        With that said, I’m putting my trust into tmobile by Saying we all are needing to get the newest and future handsets made to benefit greatest from T-Mobile network. Unlike Sprint, tmobiles data speedz, pricez and promisez Should all cross each other by the end of 2015. That goes for Verizon and Att too!

  • lsuisme69 .

    They’re alot of areas that are wideband lte covered and not reported on here

    • Brad

      These are just the official ones.

  • PP

    Does anyone see band 12 @Miami?

  • Jay J. Blanco

    Awesome. Sprint Spark surely is quiet

    • Bori

      Yep, all the hype and nada.. lol

  • J-Hop2o6

    I’m enjoying the 20×20 (Wideband LTE) here in Seattle, WA. Getting up to 70mbps down & 40mbps up. Can’t wait for the 700-A (Band12) deployment here. Just need a new phone soon that supports it. Using the HTC One M7 right now.

    • Martin Drphilmartin Reynoso

      Was there couple days ago my HTC one m8 arecrazy speeds when I was there :)

    • Cam Fas

      Using 15+15 in Vegas and I have hit 80

      • Jay Holm

        I got 83 or so in Stratford Ct.

  • Martin Drphilmartin Reynoso

    They should upgrade in Othello wa area cause it’s only like 1 and half away from it everyone else has 4g lte even Sprint has 4g here

  • So far, I’m not seeing any speed boost on my Nexus 5. I am inside a concrete building though and maybe they are still working on things. I’m still getting numbers in the teens and low 20s. I’ll have to try it the next time I’m out. How do I tell if I’m on 10×10, 15×15 or 20×20? Even though I’m right in the middle of where they acquired 700 MHz in Seattle and Montana, I’m glad they are still improving the network.

    • J-Hop2o6

      I work in a thick building also (bricks and concrete walls) and my LTE speeds inside max out at 5mbps. But once I walk outside, I can get up to 40mbps here at work.

      I’m in Seattle, and Seattle is using 20×20 (Wideband) for LTE. Not sure how much Montana is using currently, but most likely 10×10 for now.

      Now, to find out how much spectrum you’re using, you need a phone that has a built in field test mode. Since you have the Nexus 5, it (stock android) doesn’t have the lush information in field test mode compared to Samsung touchwiz devices (S and Notes), or iPhones, which have the information that shows how much spectrum your area/tower is using. You can try the LTE Discovery app in the playstore though. It might work.

    • jd

      And your complaining? Teens and 20s are above any other carrier national avg.be happy with that…

    • EmeryE100

      You will have to put your phone in service mode to see the bandwidth of your LTE connection. Search for the secret codes for your model of phone.

  • Oliver Jackson

    Your server states that your in Orlando

    • Michael Perez

      You could choose any server to run a speedtest. It’s not a direct correlation to my location. If it makes you feel better here is a speedtest using a server in Miami with slightly slower speeds.

      http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/i/1056838708

    • Fabian Cortez

      That doesn’t mean anything.

      I lock on to a Tampa server [by choice] and am hours away from Tampa.

  • EmeryE100

    We finally got LTE here in Newark.Ohio, near Columbus. I can download speeds of 50 mbps on a 10 MHZ bandwidth connection.

    • Cam Fas

      Sounds like they have good backhaul out your way

      • EmeryE100

        That and hardly anyone is using it yet. I wouldn’t have know about the upgrade if I hadn’t check Sensorly to check the 2G coverage. I was passively mapping the LTE without knowing it.

    • Naruto44

      I live in tampa in my apartment the cell tower is 10Mhz the most I get is(sometimes) 7 Mbps

      • Kirn Gill

        If you live in a part of Tampa with a lot of T-Mobile or MetroPCS customers (University Area, Sulphur Springs, Hyde Park), then you’ll have issues.

  • Greg Victor

    In my basement apartment in Brooklyn, NY I am getting close to 60 Mbps. Way to go T mobile!!

  • ben

    It hit my home town Spokane Wa oh yeah

  • HangmanSwingset

    Spent 5 years in Spokane. Toward the end of my stay I started frequenting tmonews to see if 3G/4G had been refarmed there or not. That only popped up when I left :/

    Good to know I can pull those massive speeds when I decide to visit again.

  • skipk474

    Conway, NH now has partial 4G LTE service. I was there last week. I believe there is a tower on East Main St. in Conway and there is 4g LTE coming from that. The other tower in t he area is on Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, that is still just G. I’m guessing that they’re trying to upgrade those towers before the ski season really kicks in.

  • Nerd_Baller

    No 700mhz or wideband LTE for salt lake city? I guess we’re a small town. ..

    • chrstttp9

      Just buy Union telephone spectrum…they aren’t doing anything with it.

  • eAbyss

    Still no 700mhz in their home state of Washington though. That’s pretty embarrassing for a carrier and frustrating to users like myself.

    • HangmanSwingset

      Not really. They’re working on obtaining A-block licensing from other operators. Several deals are in the works that I’m aware of, and if I’m not mistaken said deals cover most if not the entire state.

  • Raiterio Patterson

    I know this about wide band LTE in Spokane but I’m trying to reach out to Chad Dalton. Check out Mocksville on Sensorly when you get a chance

  • J-Hop2o6

    That’s Sprint’s mode. The rest of the N5 does not have this mode. Google really needs to improve test mode info. Not sure about Android 5/Lollipop yet. Samsung and Apple (and LG?) are ahead of Google with this.