T-Mobile Extended Range LTE officially live in the greater Indianapolis area

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Time for another Extended Range LTE expansions.

T-Mobile announced today that its Extended Range LTE coverage — aka band 12, aka 700MHz — is now live in the greater Indianapolis, Ind., area. Not only does that include Indianapolis proper, but it also means that residents of Muncie, Anderson, Kokomo, Lafayette, Bloomington, Terre Haute, New Castle, Richmond, Logansport, Franklin, Greensburg, Greenfield, Greencastle, and Martinsville have access to the service, as well as folks in “many other smaller towns throughout central Indiana.”

T-Mobile’s been announcing quite a few Extended Range LTE expansions as of late, including AtlantaLos Angeles, Austin, Washington D.C., and more. It’s not hard to see why T-Mo is excited about its Extended Range LTE coverage, as it reaches over greater distances than its other LTE airwaves, something that should help it better reach over rural areas. Extended Range LTE also offers better building penetration, which is something that city dwellers can appreciate.

T-Mo has said that it plans to have Extended Range LTE in more than 350 markets by the end of 2015, and it certainly looks like John Legere and Co. are working hard to meet that goal.

Are any of you in the Indianapolis area? If so, how’s the Extended Range LTE treating you?

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Jeff Horner

    i’ve been less than impressed with the launch of this in Baltimore a month or so ago. I’ve only been to one small place downtown that actually had Band 12. 90% of the city is not covered including around Johns Hopkins the largest employer in the city (and also a huge hospital/building that gets terrible t-mobile reception)

    • ⓜ@®!ⓞ G@®CI@ ™

      Maybe you don’t have a compatible phone ? What phone do you have ?

      • taron19119

        Band 12 is not all that in Philadelphia

      • Jeff Horner

        iphone 6s, so it supports band 12. and i did find it in one small place downtown and again when i visisted DC… just not in the vast majority of baltimore

  • user311

    Would love to get some band 12 loving in north-eastern NJ. It’s fall 2015 and I am still stuck using wifi in buildings.

    • JB

      It’s coming. The deployment has made it outside of NYC. I’ve seen it in Elizabeth, Newark, Wayne, West Milford and Stockholm. There was a post i saw on Reddit from someone who picked it up in Wyckoff. It’s also made it to the I87 corridor going up into NY State past the tolls at Exit 16.

      • user311

        Yeah i live right next to wyckoff and actually picked up band 12 at the gamestop in midland park, unfortunately the signal misses my office in Westwood.

    • John Wentworth

      Yea I’m waiting for it in central NJ as well, seems like they are focusing on nyc first
      You’ll probably get it before us our area always seems to be pretty late in the deployment plan for most carriers, which is suprizing. I know it’s the suburbs but pretty dense suburbs

  • Aurizen

    How is band 12 in Philadelphia? I haven’t seen it on my phone iphone 6s Plus here, I live in the upper darby area.

    • taron19119

      Its ok not the best but its ok i some times get edge when i go deep in a building

      • Aurizen

        Hope they develop more here!

        • taron19119

          The problem is that is not put on enough sites in my opinion

        • Aurizen

          I hope they’re still deploying here, is it official in Philly? Or was it just sightings?

        • taron19119

          It’s official

        • Aurizen

          Oh really? Then that is disappointing :( They need more

        • taron19119

          Its sad because when u get band 12 it’s great i work real good under grand at city Hall train station

        • Aurizen

          Yeah they need to develop more did you contact the greater Philadelphia director?

        • taron19119

          No but i send tmobile a dm on Twitter and they said thy will look in to it

        • Aurizen

          I might send some email to John or the director or somethin.

        • taron19119

          John does not reply to his emails its a computer or someone else responding because I wanted to know why did they get rid of the loaner program

        • Aurizen

          He replied to me me before, we can contact the director of the greater Philadelphia area

        • taron19119

          What is there email address

        • Aurizen
        • Aurizen

          It won’t allow me to post but the person is Kerri.Strike in a regular Tmobile email fashion.

        • Aurizen

          I also don’t see an official T-Mobile post on the 700Mhz so I don’t think its official yet.

        • vinnyjr

          They will continue to add sites. Takes time. Just look at the map, T-Mobile has updated a massive number of towers. T-Mobile is flying thru Band 12 update.

    • Jay J. Blanco

      It’s not officiallyour launched yet so the experience people get not I would say validity is not good

      • Aurizen

        Ahhh I thought it was official in Philly, I never seen it on my phone I was feeling appointed that I haven’t seen it, but since it isn’t official yet I’m glad.

      • taron19119

        Its said it on there website

  • YABD

    Ok tomorrow I will test it. I have to travel the north part of the state.

  • keeb

    I need a band 12 phone!

  • Rifkinn

    I live in northern Avon on the West side of Indy and I can connect to at least 3 towers and the only one that shows band 12 is the furthest one NW of me near I-74. The 2 closer towers I’m connecting to are band 4 connections.

  • Mike Menard

    I was in an office building near castleton and even had a signal inside the elevator.

  • FILA

    I need to get a new phone to experience this Band 12. Im looking at the 6P, but T & G really need to push that support. And how about the 2015 X, love that phone as well, but no Band 12, I wont buy. Prepare for the future

  • zx6guy

    Well not happen in Chicago.

  • vinnyjr

    It’s amazing how fast T-Mobile is updating their towers. Band 12 roll out is flying. Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere.

    • Android_God

      Ya, you won’t be thanking them once you realize what crap speed you’ll get when you used to get good connection and FAST speed.

  • Android_God

    Enjoy your slow speeds when you used to enjoy good connection and fast speeds!

    • MrWolf

      Sad but true. I used to get 35+Mbs, now I’m lucky if I can get over 15Mbs & sometimes even get 1.3Mbs on T-Mobiles LTE. They seem to be adding subscribers & speed, but not capacity.

  • jay

    So I have my friend who drives for UPS. I’m located in Dover NJ, 07801… Anyway he just told me he delieverd a ton of boxes to Verizon. Not the retail store, the building they work on towers and poles. Anyway, my friend asked why so many boxes. He was told by the Verizon worker that they are building out Tmobiles upgraded network. Said the Verizon guy said T-mobile is completely crushing their LTE build out. So does that mean Verizon is building out the 700mhz for Tmobile as part of the swap they did? Its really exciting if thats the case, and would explain how they build out the network so fast. If this is old news i’m sorry but its news to me..

    • SirStephenH

      Carriers often lease space on other carriers’ towers. It could just be that Verizon’s taking care of T-Mobile’s upgrades on their own towers that T-Mobile leases space from.

      • jay

        According to the Verizon guy, the towers in question aren’t theirs either. But that’s just want he told my friend. But it’s pretty funny how a Verizon engineer was impressed with T-Mobiles build out

  • MrWolf

    I hope this extended range LTE roll out will soon cover rural areas as well as cities.

  • oldmantiburon

    I am out here in fowler Indiana at the Amazon Wind Farm for month and half already. I didn’t have LTE at that time, but after come from R&R Tmobile Band 12 is making my Verizon and att service collecting lint an dust I my truck. Keep on Building T-Mobile and customers will come.

  • Fabian Cortez

    Where’s our Indiana resident?

    Did you update your daughter’s phone to a Band 12 device?

  • Stephen Chen

    From Carmel with t-mobile Note 5, have not seen any band 12 yet. I think I need travel up north via I-65 to see if I can experience any band 12.

    • nwebb01

      Same boat. I work near 465 & Michigan. Still band 4. Nexus 6.

  • Jimmy James

    From my experience, they need to call this Extended Slow Range LTE. Don’t throw numbers out there, because my experience is mine alone.