T-Mobile Extended Range LTE officially live in Orlando

extendedrangelte

Back in September, T-Mobile officially lit up Miami with Extended Range LTE. Now another major Florida city is officially going live with 700MHz coverage.

T-Mobile has confirmed that Extended Range LTE is now live in Orlando, Fla. The service actually covers “the greater Orlando area,” which includes Orlando proper as well as Apopka, Celebration, Kissimmee, Leesburg, Ocala, DeLand, Daytona Beach, Poinciana, and Melbourne.

T-Mo has officially launched its Extended Range LTE is quite a few major metro areas lately, including Indianapolis, Atlanta, Orange County, Los Angeles, Austin, Washington DC, Houston, and Fresno. Of course, we know that Extended Range LTE — aka 700MHz, aka band 12 — is available in many more areas, but it’s always nice to get official confirmation from T-Mobile that the coverage is live in a particular area.

Source: T-Mobile

Tags: , , ,

  • D_Wall__

    Im in Orlando. I think its been up for a week or so. Just got the LG V10. Its noticeably faster then my GS6 Was.

    • Epic_Ninja420

      GS6 supports band 12 too….

      • eanfoso

        He said the phone is faster, not the Internet and I can concur as a previous Sammy fan.

        • Epic_Ninja420

          actually in the context of his reply and the article he responded to one would infer that he was referring to internet speeds. That being said I am seriously considering the V10 to replace my GS6.

        • D_Wall__

          Yes as i stated. The V10, Consistently has a stronger and better signal strength then my GS6 Did.

        • Epic_Ninja420

          awesome. do you play any games like CoC or Real Racing?

        • D_Wall__

          Lots of Clash. No real Racing.

        • Epic_Ninja420

          V10 holds up well playing that? I mainly play CoC, Boom Beach and Star Wars Commander. Just want to make sure

        • D_Wall__

          Yeah, No issues at all. Screen in auto adjust can be a little dim to be but plays COC and Boom beach perfect.

        • Trevnerdio

          Can confirm – G4 has a consistently better signal than my Note Edge ever did.
          #justLGthings

        • Bradley Karas

          True…but the V10 has 4 GB of RAM and the S6 only has 3 GB. I can say my Note 5 is noticeably faster than the S6 I had that’s why I switched.

    • Acdc1a

      I know it sounds crazy but my LG phones have consistently performed better on speed tests than any other brand.

      • Darlene Christiano

        Google gives you a great Chance to make 18648$/2weeks at your home.If you are some intelligent you make many more.I am also earning many more, my relatives wondered to see how i settle my Life in few days thank GOD to you for this… You can also make cash i never tell alie you should check this I am sure you shocked to see this amazing offer… I’m Loving it!!! ☻ ▼ ▼ ▼
        vd
        ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔➤➤ http://www.dailycareeersplans.­&#116k
        .
        ░▒▓█▀▄▀▄▀▄█▓▒░░▒▓█▀▄▀▄▀▄█▓▒░░▒▓█▀▄▀▄▀▄█▓▒░

      • Susan Porter

        Google gives you a great JOB to make 18648$/2weeks at your home.If you are some intelligent you make many more.I am also earning many more, my relatives wondered to see how i settle my Life in few days thank GOD to you for this… You can also make cash i never tell alie you,should check this I am sure you shocked to see this amazing offer… I’m Loving it!!! ☻ ▼ ▼ ▼
        YOU COULD LOOK OVER HERE
        hs….
        ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔➤➤ http://www.moneyexpress75.­&#116k
        .
        █▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀█

    • Fabian Cortez

      It’s been up longer than that.

      Almost a couple months.

  • Cam Fas

    I am wondering if after the 600mhz auction if they can spend upwards of 1.5 billion makes me wonder if after the auction they could spend another 500million to one billion to get the rest of the usa covered with a nationwide 700mhz block in the states that don’t have 700mhz I think they could do it since they have stated they could spend up to 10 billion seems to me like a 3billion dollar investment in spectrum could get nation wide 600 and nation wide 700mhz along with trying to get the current 700mhz increased from 5+5 and move it up too 10+10 in the areas they can along with AWS PCS and 700mhz and eventually 600mhz they would probably have the best network if they made sure all cell sites would have fiber backhaul we know it would be expensive but they provide me much better service in my city then verizon did and att and sprint back when I had them. If they started putting 600mhz equipment on towers by the end of next year even before the networks vacate the spectrum. They would move so far ahead they could literally flip the switch on in 5 years after having 4 years of a headstart to put the equipment onto the towers.

    • g2a5b0e

      Wow. I understood NONE of that. Punctuation, man. Make friends with it.

      • Cam Fas

        Sorry I was using the iPhones voice to text feature.

    • David

      wow, what’s this? 1st grade English?
      oops, I’m now blaming siri instead.

      • Cam Fas

        all the hate =(

    • Cam Fas

      Sorry about the punctuation I was using the iPhones voice to text feature for the long segmant.

    • SirStephenH

      They’ll probably continue buying up band 12 up until the auction.

      During the 600Mhz auction they’re going to be focusing on areas that don’t already have band 12 and metro areas for increased compacity. They expect to spend up to $1.5 billion on this although they can go up to $10 billion. Why they don’t just try for a nationwide license when they have up to $10 billion to spend, I don’t know.

      The earliest carriers are expected to begin deployment of the 600Mhz spectrum is 2 years after the auction. It’ll take time to finish the sale which means definitely not by the end of the year plus there isn’t a band assigned to 600Mhz and there’s no equipment available and no phone support which won’t be expected for at least a year and a half to 2 years after the auction. We’re probably looking at 2018 at the earliest.

      • maximus1901

        39 months after auction

    • J.J.

      they will snatch up 700 continually then after the 600 then continue use 700/600 to patch up holes. i just am unsure that the speed experience will be that great in area that only have those bands but great for folks who live in speedy wider spectrum areas that occasionally travel and still get a usable connection on the road.

  • Epic_Ninja420

    Apopka*

  • lion7718

    Time to upgrade my N4.

    • J.J.

      i bought my kid a n4 a year ago(i used it a while before i gave it up and was thoroughly impressed with it. but yes time to get on lte lol

      • lion7718

        I have LTE through Band 4 with the Hybrid Radio…just need to upgrade to something with Band 12.

        • J.J.

          Nice

  • Hollywood J Blaq

    Something of note….

    I was down in Melbourne this weekend, and I was on Band 12. While I had excellent in building coverage, my data was horribly slow and I couldn’t even send an MMS. Maybe it was in the testing phase, but if it’s not it’s an issue that needs to be addressed.

    • Android_God

      I don’t think people are aware of the trade-off. It is horribly horribly slow

      • Chris

        They don’t have huge bandwidth for b12 – that’s why auction is super important.

        • Android_God

          Thanks! Hopefully that will be fixed. My issue is that I live just outside the printer of Atlanta and where previously I was able to get good speeds inside my house I find that my phone occasionally goes to bed 12 and slows to a crawl.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Come on T-Mobile just launch San Jose already….

    • David

      Along HWY 1, SJ, and northern cal. All need band 12.

    • SFBayAreaWaitingForBand12

      The entire SF Bay Area needs it, from Monterey to Petaluma. Not just SJ please :)

      • JaswinderSinghJammu

        Definitely will be awesome. I said San Jose because I work here but I am all over the bay area but would be definitely great to have band 12 as far down south as Salinas and north as Mendocino County

        • substance

          I would like to hope that the entire bay area gets lit up when Big Sur does… Which according to the link on the 700Mhz LTE map, would be sometime between now and December.

    • Chris

      Even if they haven’t officially announced it, you don’t see any tower that has b12?

      It’s weird that Fresno is live and they haven’t started on other cities.

      • JaswinderSinghJammu

        I drove thru central valley and picked up band 12 some places but I haven’t seen any testing activities in south bay or south county Gilroy Hollister areas.

  • Fabian Cortez

    Good stuff!

  • dinopdx

    I was at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights event last Thursday night, and was not able to get any data feed on my phone even though “LTE” was showing. I suspect the network was overloaded. Don’t know if this would solve the issue.

    • Bradley Karas

      No unfortunately band 12 is the only avenue for that area as band 4 is non existent. I wouldn’t expect it to get any better

      • Steven Davis

        On Cellmapper, there are Band 12 sites added recently just to the East and West of Universal that were received in the peripheral regions of the park. No one has mapped form inside the park at his point

    • UMA_Fan

      Universal used to have no signal at all just a few months ago so that would be an improvement

    • Myl35

      Yea same here. Usually where insidious 3 the purge and walking dead are known dead spots in the back lot. but idk if you knew they did have free xfinity wifi back there

    • Trevnerdio

      Wow, nobody jumped on you for that comment? I’m surprised. They had a field day with me when I said the same thing.

    • Fabian Cortez

      They need to densify in high traffic areas.

  • Android_God

    Be careful what you wish for! I live 20 minutes north of downtown Atlanta. I’m sitting in my living room which is full of windows. Prior to band 12 my note 4 would routinely get 15 to 25 MB download. INSIDE MY HOUSE! I have absolutely no need for band 12, none whatsoever in my house. Now it’s on band 12 and I’m at 1.5MB’s. What a mess this is!

    • John

      On Samsung phone try dialing *#2263# then in band selection keep automatic but pick band 4 preferred. (Or whatever band you have there) It should limit band 12 connections unless you have nothing else available.

      • Android_God

        That worked!! Thanks!!

        • John

          No problem

        • J.J.

          great!

    • Jimmy James

      Yes. Band 12 is very weak in my area also and it defaults to that if your Band 4 signal is 3 or less, at least in my case. I got a booster box from them.

    • SirStephenH

      Don’t you have WiFi..?

      • Android_God

        Yes, Why?

        • SirStephenH

          I’m wondering why you’re not just using that inside your house instead of relying on a cellular signal.

        • Android_God

          I do use Wi-Fi BUT I think it’s worth discussing the limitations of band 12 given plenty of people are in similar situations where they had no issue getting a strong signal and now all of a sudden their phones are going to band 12 with dramatically reduced speeds. There are many times when people are indoors and don’t have Wi-Fi so are using LTE.

        • Drewski

          Hey I have a question for you, even when you are on band 12 with lesser speeds than normal, are you still able to surf the internet with your pages loading up fast or what? Also would like to know are you also able to download apps/or send MMS/regular text messaging as fast as always still? Let me know what’s up with all of that right there my friend.

        • FILA

          Can you turn off Band 12?

        • Drewski

          Thats not the question I asked though.

        • J.J.

          only on certain phones, i believe lg and samsung you can go in and select which bands you want to come in if you know what your doing

        • J.J.

          my last b12 experience in indy i could barely surf the web. non data functions were fine.

        • JLV90

          You know you can enable and disable band 12 if you really wanted to on your note 4 right

        • J.J.

          being an “android God” im sure they are aware but were talking principle here, one should not have to modify his phone signal to get decent speeds, it should just work.

        • J.J.

          spot on!

        • J.J.

          with unlimited data and the person previously being able to not care about switching to wifi in home, i would be pissed also.

    • J.J.

      you are correct. i visit indy often and before b12 indoor signal downown was low but speeds were decent, but my last visit was in the hospital area of the city and i was forced on to b12 and the internet barely worked. i was pretty disappointed. would have rather been on hspa cause speeds would have been faster

    • J.J.

      although it involves a bit of work someone else mentioned you could rent one of their boosters which should kick you back on your faster speeds

  • SpaceGhost09

    After the 600MHz auction and eventual roll out, will it also be on band 12? Or would it have to use an entirely different band? Sorry if the question is dumb lol. Just would like to know if they would have to equip the next generation of phones with new radios to utilize the new 600MHz. I live in the Jacksonville area and I know T-Mobile doesn’t have 700mhz so I’m assuming they will be trying to grab 600mhz for this market.

    • taron19119

      It is a different band and you need a new phone that supports the new band

      • SpaceGhost09

        So no current T-Mobile phones would support 600mhz correct?

        • Matt

          Yes, no current phoned support 600mhz.

        • taron19119

          No current phone support 600 megahertz it doesn’t even have a band yet

    • FILA

      But by the time it got bought, rolled out and implemented your looking at 2017 probably at the earliest. Then it wont be in all areas, mainly places that doesnt have Band 12. It will overlap of course in others. You would need a new phone by the time it launched in your area. Dont wait for a phone with support in the near term

    • kev2684

      i live in JAX area as well. they could just buy the 700 lower a from continuum wireless and deploy it now. they’re not using any of it. if T-Mo decides to buy all their licenses, that’s an additional 14 million pops they could cover with low band even before the 600mhz spectrum gets an LTE band. they are so spotty here i can’t justify spending my money on their network.

      • SpaceGhost09

        That would be nice, Im in Orange park and have great speeds everywhere I go, they have even upgraded there 2G areas to LTE in the smaller towns in clay county like green cove springs and keystone which is great. the only time I really run into problems with coverage is inside buildings. Inside my apartment is a perfect example, had to grab a cellspot to help indoor coverage. Would like to see 700mhz or 600mhz in our area.

        • kev2684

          i live in one of the apartment chains in baymeadows and this is a huge problem for me. literally i can have 3 bars LTE and get no service as soon as i enter a structure. same as my office. i get 2 bars LTE outside, no service inside. i saw no improvement since they launched LTE in Jacksonville and when i signed up for pre-paid to test out the network again. i’m sticking with VZW for now.

        • SpaceGhost09

          yeahh i feel you. i cant let go of my unlimited data plan and verizon is just way over priced. wifi calling has been good to me.

  • TechnoRealz

    Has the 2 new Nexus phones been Band 12 Certified to work on TMO’s Band 12 frequencies?

    • FILA

      I don’t think yet. but im very curious when

    • I believe that they are Certified.

    • aamir

      wifi calling works but band lte does not. I believe it works out of the box but then you get an update out of the box which disables it. You can flash the modem from xda and re-enable it. But it’s not officially certified yet.

  • Bklynman

    I see with this band 12 now,all phones that don’t have there price will drop like a rock.
    Same thing happen with 4g phones,when the 4g LTE phones came out.

  • Does anyone know if the Daytona International Speedway has Extended Range LTE? Also, has T-Mobile certified the Lumia 950 XL for its network yet?

    • Bradley Karas

      Yes it does I was in Daytona a few weeks before Orlando went up my friend lives on the beach. I was in an elevator and was getting a full signal…IN AN ELEVATOR!!! Crazy!

      • Jimmy James

        MIS has no signal. Horrible. The stands are half empty, even after closing down three other stands. That track sucks. They should move those races. Michiganders are done with NASCAR.

      • Jimmy James

        MIS has no signal. Horrible. Even with the stands half empty, after closing down three other stands. That track’s experience sucks. They should move those races. Michiganders are done with NASCAR.

  • mark haemig

    I have the note 5 and yesterday my LTE speeds slowed way down. From a normal 26 mbs to about 1 mbs today. I saw someone mention dilaing #2263# but it did not come up with a menu. Any ideas?

    • Bradley Karas

      Its *#2263#

      • mark haemig

        Thanks, still getting horrible speeds after changing it to band 4 preferred.

        • Bradley Karas

          Not gonna get band 4 inside the park man…only band 12

        • yankeesusa

          What park?

        • Bradley Karas

          Universal studios

        • mark haemig

          I am in Minnesota. In a office building right next to a window. I am on band 4 but my data is still slow. about 2 mbs down and 0.1 up

        • yankeesusa

          What phone do you have?

        • mark haemig

          Note 5. I had amazing speeds until yesterday the speeds dropped from about 25 mbs to 1-2 mbs down.

        • yankeesusa

          Have you received the latest update from samsung that tmobile was pushing? I don’t think it has anything to do with data speeds but maybe something happened. The speed slowdown, is it just in one area or all over?

        • mark haemig

          yeah got that Monday morning, The slowdown came like mid morning yesterday.

        • yankeesusa

          I haven’t been there in a while, but at d world, epcot,hollywood studios i get around 50mbps down most times. I got 72mbps at hs couple months ago. So far signal hasn’t been an issue in and around orlando unless you stay at a resort that is in the middle of nowhere.

        • Bradley Karas

          Yeah man Disney is great…no matter how packed it is I get super speeds up and down…universal studios doesn’t have towers on the grounds like Disney so it’s tough to compare. They have band 12 but only 5 mhz compared to 20 mhz on band 4 so you’re gonna see a slowdown

        • yankeesusa

          The funny thing is that att signed contract with disney to put in repeaters all over and yet tmobile still has better signal and faster data speeds on disney property. They should have signed contract with tmobile instead.

        • Steven Davis

          As of today, on Cellmapper, there are 3 Band 12 sites on I-4 near SR 535, SR 538, and Osceola Parkway. The sites that are within Disney are still showing up with LTE Band 4 and no Band 12. However, Band 12 was received in the parts of Disney close to I-4 from those 3 sites.

        • mark haemig

          Not sure what you mean.

        • TMOTECH

          You shouldn’t do that. If you get in a spot with no band 4 coverage you will have nothing. Leave it set to automatic.

    • laqueffa

      i dont know if the new band 12 has something to do ,but here in los angeles before band 12 speeds were great when i did have a signal on band 4 on my s6 edge ,yes band 12 did improve service in places were before i had bad signal no denyin that but speeds are slower. Perfect example is the mall here in the montebello mall before i had very bad signal on band 4 i would check my phone and it would be band 4 but believe it or not speeds were 3-5 mbps down i know thats not great but it was something ,suddently i had full bars of lte at this mall i was surprised when i checked and band 12 was on i had full bars lte all over the mall but speeds are very bad usually less than 1 ,2 mbps if im lucky . So i walk outside yes im standing outside full bars lte and speeds are still about 1 mbp!! No bueno like i said i did see an improvement in signal i finally had lte signal in the elevators and macys were before i would drop down to edge but speeds are real bad .

  • Darlene Christiano

    Google gives you a great Chance to make 18648$/2weeks at your home.If you are some intelligent you make many more.I am also earning many more, my relatives wondered to see how i settle my Life in few days thank GOD to you for this… You can also make cash i never tell alie you should check this I am sure you shocked to see this amazing offer… I’m Loving it!!! ☻ ▼ ▼ ▼
    vd.
    ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔➤➤ http://www.dailycareeersplans.­&#116k
    .
    ░▒▓█▀▄▀▄▀▄█▓▒░░▒▓█▀▄▀▄▀▄█▓▒░░▒▓█▀▄▀▄▀▄█▓▒░

  • im in Kissimmee.. I still get 1 bar LTE or 4g showing on my iphone 6s plus.. same as it all ways did.. How can I tell what band Im on

    • yankeesusa

      Don’t have an iphone with me but on android their is an app called LTE discovery that will tell you the band you are on.

      • i know its a code you type in the dialer.. but i cant find it.. lol

        • yankeesusa

          Try this: *#*#4636#*#*

      • Apple

        SMH Shoulda gotta iPhone
        #iPhone4EveryKing

        • yankeesusa

          I do a lot with my phone and I don’t like to be in a closed os, so I chose Android. But my wife needs something that’s simple and not to intuitive or advanced so she chooses ios. But in the end it’s a personal choice.

        • dtam

          don’t bother. that guy (girl) is a troll that copies and pastes the same comment

        • Apple

          There is nothing “Trolled” about my comment. IOS is the superior
          software followed closely by Windows then BlackBerry OS. Should I remind you how Sambum lost in court against Apple?

          #iPhone4EveryKing #TheTruthWillSetUFree

    • kev2684

      on iPhone 6s Plus, dial *3001#12345#*. under serving cell info, look at Freq Band Indicator

      • i ntered the code but do not see “freq band indicator”
        just..
        siim info
        pdp contect info
        gsm cell env
        umts cell env
        mm info

        • kev2684

          hmmm. not sure why. on mine after i dial that number and call, field test comes up and then when i enter “Serving Cell Info” Freq Band Indicator is the second line there.

        • Steven Davis

          This indicates you are currently on GSM//HSPA+, not LTE. When you are connected to LTE, the option for “Serving Cell Info” appears that gives you the LTE band and site ID

    • TMOTECH

      From what I understand Orlando is not complete yet. There are clusters there that are live but not every site yet. If you have one bar on AWS then you will eventually have full coverage on band 12. Be patient my friend.

      • Steven Davis

        The site on East Colonial and Bennet nearest to me was one of the sites that was omitted for Band 12. In my location, the Band 12 from T-Mobile is about 10dB weaker than the Band 13 signal from Verizon. I’m hoping that site or another site nearby is added soon. Currently Inside buildings, my iPhone 6S will frequently connect to HSPA+ before it connects to Band 12.

  • Jimmy James

    I had never once seen one of these Officially Live headlines for Metro Detroit when we got it. Seems prejudiced.

  • Jimmy James

    There is no hidden setting, phone dialer code, trick, etc to force the Samsung S6 to Band 4 preferred. T-Mobile disabled that on their phone, and Android now blocks changing that setting from software, unless you are rooted.

    • eanfoso

      Would’ve never known android had such basic limitations lol if you own a lumia, you can have it prefer a certain band, just dial ##3282#, settings, set the bands to manual and only select band 4.

    • Calgrav24

      When did the hidden settings get disabled? I was just in that menu for band selection in my wife’s S6 yesterday and it was up to date on software.

    • John Wentworth

      your wrong, *#2263#
      works just fine on my Note 5 and wife’s S6

  • Nick

    T-Mobile is too congested. They need to invest in band 2 PCS LTE for places like Atlanta.

  • Cam Fas

    Is it time for network wide Carrier aggregation yet?

  • guest

    From what i understand “extended range” is like the second wave of band 12. The first wave being for the metro areas and the second for metro and vicinities.
    Am i wrong?

  • Susan Porter

    Google gives you a great JOB to make 18648$/2weeks at your home.If you are some intelligent you make many more.I am also earning many more, my relatives wondered to see how i settle my Life in few days thank GOD to you for this… You can also make cash i never tell alie you,should check this I am sure you shocked to see this amazing offer… I’m Loving it!!! ☻ ▼ ▼ ▼
    YOU COULD LOOK OVER HERE
    hs…..
    ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔➤➤ http://www.moneyexpress75.­&#116k
    .
    █▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀▄▀█

  • John

    My wife and i went to Universal Studios today and network congestion is terrible!!! I notice this happens anywhere we go that has a large crowd of people… Frankly im getting tired of it. Meanwhile my friends with ATT or Verizon has no issues. How can u not have the towers that can handle congestion in theme park areas?? And its not even peak season yet! Might jump ship to Verizon next yr.

    • Daniel Marcus

      Depends on your area. At least here around NC, Verizon’s network is far more congested than T-Mobile’s. At work around Raleigh, I used to average 0.03 mbps on Verizon. As for theme parks, though, I can’t say.

  • Cam Fas

    I’m in Vegas I know they’ve recently gotten 20+20 lte. But I think they recently increased the Blackhaul here in anticipation for the 700mhz spectrum in LasVegas. I recently had a real world speed test of 106.98 and the screen shots to prove it.