LTE news: Band 12 spotted in more locations, T-Mobile affiliate iWireless launches LTE in Iowa

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T-Mobile recently made some big expansions to its Extended Range LTE network, adding the New York, Seattle, and Cincinnati metro areas. And while there haven’t been any more official Extended Range LTE launches since then, folks continue to see band 12 LTE service popping up in their towns.

Here are the towns where folks have recently spotted T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE service:

Calistoga, Calif. (rural area outside of the city)

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Eunice, La.

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Marysville, Wash.

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Bethesda, Md.

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Winter Park, Colo.

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Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Fremont, Calif.

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Portland, Ore.

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Port Royal, Va.

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Marlborough, Mass. (carrier aggregation)

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In other LTE news, T-Mobile affiliate iWireless recently launched 4G LTE service in Iowa. The coverage includes Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, the Quad Cities, Clinton, Marshalltown, I-80 between Iowa City and the Quad Cities, and I-380 between Waterloo and Iowa City. iWireless says that it’s launched 300 LTE cell sites in phase one of its rollout, with another 100 cell sites set to go live in 2016.

T-Mobile has put a lot of effort into expanding its LTE network lately, but there are still some parts of the country where its service is lacking, including in the Midwest. The launch of iWireless LTE helps to address that, giving T-Mo folk in many of Iowa’s biggest cities some LTE coverage to jump onto.

Thanks, Justin, lsuisme69, Josh, Nick, Jay, Herbert, Daniel, Gabriel, Fernando, and mfreed14!

Via: Reddit
Source: iWireless

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  • besweeet

    Since iWireless incorporates T-Mobile’s network in to their maps, you’d think that T-Mobile would do the same with theirs instead of it being shown as roaming. Would make them look better. Or if they started showing partner 2G/3G/4G/LTE instead of it all being gray.

    • MastarPete

      If they did it would have to be as partner coverage, making it show up as native would make it look like they’re directly competing against iWireless.

      As it is I have at least one friend in Iowa that I know has been interested in signing up with T-Mobile, but they don’t allow new customer signups outside of their native network areas in Iowa. Needless to say he was very interested to hear that iWireless was finally upgrading to LTE since he lives right in the middle of it.

    • Daniel

      I agree. I have T-Mobile up here in Alaska and although I have unlimited LTE/3G roaming on GCI up here, T-Mobile just shows it as grey on their maps.

  • John

    Long overdue but very welcome now that it’s here. Now looking forward to the next phase – LTE expansion into the 2G rural areas.

    • Justin Smith

      Where have you been for the past two years? There are hardly any 2G areas left, all that is left to do is the waiting for backhaul from grandfather Centurlink in the few areas that are left.

      • John

        A ton of 2G areas still in Iowa. And you don’t have to stray far from the metro’s to find it. I’ve been with T-Mobile for 4 years and I live in Iowa, so yeah, I know.

        • I don’t dispute there are areas T-Mo doesn’t have great coverage but what I don’t understand is why anyone who lives in one of those areas stays on T-Mo? If I were you I’d probably be on Cricket.

        • John

          I agree with you on premise, but I do live and work in the city with 4G and now LTE coverage and spend 99% of my time there or vacation to areas mostly out of state with fast data also. For the very little time I’m in a 2G area In Iowa Ican put up with it – for now. Especially with all the other perks T-Mobile brings. That said, I’d still like to see the rural areas updated. If I were to leave TMO, Cricket would be a service I’d consider, and if I lived in or worked in a 2G area I would have left T-Mobile long ago.

  • Michael Barnes

    there still huge areas here in VA with no native coverage Charles city new Kent James city Gloucester pretty much anywhere along the James river no service and anywhere not in the city or immediate suburbs there is no native coverage still hoping there will be some and there not waiting for the 600mhz auction

  • Walt

    T-mobile needs band 12 out here in san diego. On the navy base, LTE is basically non existent and hspa is under 1mbps with 3 bars of 4G. Luckly there’s wifi calling because in the barracks there’s no signal at all. Im using an iphone 6s

    • Justin Smith

      It’s coming! Everything needs approved first, then in probably 4-8 months rollout should begin.

    • Your Mi Boy Blu

      I just don’t understand why everyone is overly excited about co-locating on Verizon and AT&T’s tower infrastructure for 5Mhz channels and bandwidth. Their ads are the truth; their network is actually 1/2 the coverage and also 4x worse indoors if customers choose the wrong phone or device.

      Why not consider a cheaper plan with Cricket and get access to a network that was designed from the ground up for those bands, and also has 10-15x more airwaves? That is a serious pain point problem. Choosing the right carrier means there is enough bandwidth for everybody.

      T-Mobile’s growth is simply not sustainable with video and it will take 2 years to pay off a phone.

      • Walt

        Because we like our unlimited data with t mobile :)

      • ThatsMrtoyou

        Cricket doesn’t have their own network, they use ATT 100% as they are owned by att

      • Remember T-Mobile was built with PCS in mind, meaning they have a much denser network because they needed more towers to get the job done. Adding 700MHz gives that extra bit of range for fringe coverage until the user gets back into a better coverage area…so the amount of 700MHz spectrum is almost irrelevant. It’s just icinf on the cake.

  • Willie D

    Calistoga CA has had Band 12 live for mmmm 5 months now.

    • Chris

      It says (outside of city).

  • StevenM

    Eunice, LA and Elton, LA have been online for a month or so. Also, Whiteville, LA and Avoyelles Parish came online around the same time. There is carrier aggregation with Band 4 on the Whiteville site. No aggregation in Eunice. Ville Platte really needs a tower on the west side too; for bridging the gap between the Eunice & Whiteville towers.

    Band 12 hasn’t yet made it to Opelousas or Lafayette as of a few weeks ago and it is definitely needed in those areas.

    I’m curious to see how long it takes to fill in the rest of Central Louisiana; primarily Alexandria (the coverage map shows “fair” signal and isn’t showing any live sites in Alexandria). I’d also like to see Toledo Bend Reservoir well covered as it is a pretty popular destination.

    • lsuisme69 .

      I agree. I’m from new iberia..long time tmobile customer…. And new iberia Sucks we need band 12 bad. I also have a grandfathered Verizon line that I use for a hotspot to help fill in the coverage where tmobile lacks…. Which is pretty consistent everywhere I go… 75 percent coverage and 25 percent no coverage…

      • StevenM

        I’ve only passed through New Iberia on my way to Cypress Bayou but had solid coverage along Hwy 90. Youngsville will benefit from Band 12 also becuase there is little to no signal inside the homes there. In Lafayette, the only issues I’ve noticed are with in-building coverage and that is just a downside to the frequencies currently in use. The Band 12 overlay will solve that problem. I live in Houston now and T-Mobile is SOLID since the Band 12 addition. It isn’t fast for data, and it’s not meant to be, but it puts the coverage on par with Verizon in those areas.

        • lsuisme69 .

          Yes it holds lte on hwy 90…but in new iberia itself they have coverage and penetration issues…. In Saint Martinville /Broussard area though I avg in the 50 to 60 mbs download and 20 upload…very good there. I personally mapped almost the whole Acadiana area on the sensorly app lol

        • StevenM

          Too bad you use Sensorly. I’ve been mapping on cellmapper. Lol. You’ll see my “trails” from Iowa, Kinder, Basile, Eunice, Mamou, Ville Platte, and Washington. I’ll be in Acadiana again starting tomorrow and will do more mapping.

  • Your Mi Boy Blu

    Well, there’s a bit of history to this. Iowa’s network was originally designed by T-Mobile but there were no stores were in Iowa to sell phones and devices. T-Mobile also didn’t have money to build stores or an engineering office and switch to connect the calls.

    Because of these pain point problems, T-Mobile sold the network to iWireless a few years ago.

    • Steven Buchanan

      That is not entirely accurate. T-Mobile still owns their own network and stores in Des Moines and Ames. The rest of the state is iWireless and it has been that way for a very long time.

  • Cam Fas

    Here comes the long comment. Its great that they are expanding coverage it has gotten much better overall. But I am ready for 2g to go away, even hspa+ needs to go bye bye. I live in Las Vegas a 20+20 LTE city and for the most part it’s great. Now that being said when I go to the MT Charleston area it’s purely edge and unusable. I top of that there are still areas in Las Vegas that have E along with a major road I frequent often that service falls onto hspa+. This tells me that regardless of all the lte to edge conversion hype the conversion isn’t as close to being done as most think. Another issue is the fact that when my phone streams radio and falls to hspa+ or edge it won’t actually reconnect to lte unless I stop streaming. I am using an iPhone 6plusS model 128 gig with band 12. These phones all need the force lte lock. I’d rather it be honest since edge and some areas of hspa+ is practically unusable. I’m ready for LTE to be broadcast on 700-1700-1900 all frequencies I am tired of the pathetic fall back simultaneously broadcasting using carrier aggregation is the future anyway so let’s retire Edge and HSPA plus.

    • whytefyre

      Funny that you mentioned Mount Charleston. I was hiking Mary Jane Falls last week and had LTE at the waterfall. I’m on the Nexus 6p though.

      • Cam Fas

        This is wonderful I haven’t been there for at least one month. If it has now been activated this is wonderful news. I called T-Mobile they said it wasn’t active just a few weeks ago.

      • Cam Fas

        I wonder if they have LTE at the top of the mt at the lodge. I am going to recheck their map online and see if it showing coverage.

        • whytefyre

          The ski lodge, maybe. I can confirm on the way to Mary Jane Falls, that LTE was working on my device. I should’ve checked what band it was on though.

        • Cam Fas

          Just looked at the two areas I wanted coverage mt Charleston and Searchlight NV I’m glad they are expanding at such a rapid pace. I can’t wait until 3 aggragation is live. I do wonder if any divices can use that spectrum or if we will need to wait until mid next year to experiment three way carrier aggragation.

    • Fabian Cortez

      This tells me that regardless of all the lte to edge conversion hype the conversion isn’t as close to being done as most think.

      A vast majority of the conversion is complete. That is a fact. Just because an area you traveled through is not complete doesn’t validate your statement. You also seem to ignore backhaul providers which are the number one reason behind the delays.

      Another issue is the fact that when my phone streams radio and falls to hspa+ or edge it won’t actually reconnect to lte unless I stop streaming.

      Funny, because I can stream just fine and it’ll hand up to LTE.

      • Cam Fas

        Good lord what’s wrong with people these days. They seem to get off on trying to invalidate a statement. Just because you claim my statement is invalidated doesn’t mean it actually is. I work for a major airline and travel weekly if not daily. I can tell you on my personal experience that your comment is invalidated. But I will give you the win for the fact that your phone connects fine. Mine does just fine handing off LTE to LTE it even hands off fine when on hspa+ to LTE only during a phone call. The issue I have is only when streaming. That’s the only time when in the event that I fall to hspa+ it’s the only time it won’t connect back unless the data stream stops also with edge. This may be a simple carrier update fix that only affects iPhones but I can’t confirm at this moment. But I am glad your nexus doesn’t seem to have this issue. Still with everything being said I am happy T-Mobile is expanding at such a rapid pace. Two years ago I would have never thought that this type of expansion would be possible. And I also will place blame on century link and others for being slow to bring fiber backhaul to towers.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Unless you can visit every part of the country, your statement about the 2G-to-LTE conversion not being substantially complete is false.

          Like always, people will assume something is nonexistent just because of their select and cherry picked samples do not meet the criteria.

          Mine does just fine handing off LTE to LTE it even hands off fine when on hspa+ to LTE only during a phone call. The issue I have is only when streaming.

          Reread my comment again. I was very clear about streaming.

        • Cam Fas

          Oh lord the hostility. I am merely saying I travel more then the average American and can test far more cities then the average consumer and there are still large areas only covered by edge. So I am sorry to tell you that you are incorrect. Remember I never said I only had access to a small cherry picked Area, I have access to much of the United States of America in my travels.

        • Fabian Cortez

          There’s no hostility.

          You just cannot blanket your experience for the entire network.

        • Cam Fas

          Wait a minute my experience is overwhelmingly positive. My comment about things that happen 5-10 percent of the time for me in my travels doesn’t mean that the other 90-95percent of the time is by any means horrible. I’m just going to SMH at you.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Shake away, but your statement of “This tells me that regardless of all the lte to edge conversion hype the conversion isn’t as close to being done as most think” does not hold water. Especially now that you’ve stated these “things that happen 5-10 percent of the time for me in my travels.”

          So which one is it?

        • Cam Fas

          You must not read comments numerous comments on line show many people saying the exact same thing I have been saying. I’m not the only one saying this.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Please don’t change the narrative.

          You claimed it isn’t close to being done then you changed your statement to refer to your “5-10 percent of time” travels.

          No one is claiming that the conversion is done. T-Mobile isn’t even claiming that. What they’re claiming is that a majority of it is complete. Which is 100% true whether we like it or not.

        • Cam Fas

          Sorry you can’t handle being wrong. It’s ok buddy it must be a thorn in your side.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Sorry you can’t handle being wrong. It’s ok buddy it must be a thorn in your side.

          You have zero evidence that I “can’t handle being wrong.” In fact, you have zero evidence that I was wrong.

          If anything, I have provided plenty of evidence using your own contradicting statements on the state of the 2G-to-LTE conversion.

          And alas, you have zero evidence to prove that the conversion is not substantially complete.

        • Cam Fas

          Sorry you have not provided any evidence. You have yet to show a map showing all edge and all LTE areas you are in fact wrong and this is a fact.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Sorry you have not provided any evidence. You have yet to show a map showing all edge and all LTE areas you are in fact wrong and this is a fact.

          Source? Proof?

        • Cam Fas

          I’m still waiting for your proof. You haven’t shown any after all the rhetoric you have continued to spew.

        • Fabian Cortez

          I’m still waiting for your proof. You haven’t shown any after all the rhetoric you have continued to spew.

          That’s not how it works.

          You made a claim, now you have to provide proof. To which you cannot clearly after ample opportunity.

          Without proof you are doing nothing but making wild anecdotal statements and portraying them as blanket facts.

          Come back when you have some proof to back your claims.

        • Cam Fas

          This is quite entertaining especially after you claimed to no longer continue conversing yet you do. Since you failed to provide proof you kind sir are discredited.

        • Fabian Cortez

          This is quite entertaining especially after you claimed to no longer continue conversing yet you do. Since you failed to provide proof you kind sir are discredited.

          Sure but let’s stay on topic. Now I’ll remind you and others of the claim that you made that you need to prove for it to remain valid:

          This tells me that regardless of all the lte to edge conversion hype the conversion isn’t as close to being done as most think.

          Care to provide proof of your blanket statement?

        • Cam Fas

          Still waiting for your proof since you claim to have all the facts and have yet to show anyone proof. Your like talking too a wall I still find you humorous.

        • Cam Fas

          Since the edge conversion is so close to being complete. I am still waiting for the announcement to shut down the edge network. Att has said they are going to begin shutting down their edge network starting in 2016. I guess since the conversion is just about complete it wouldn’t hurt the company to decommission edge. Oh wait we have yet to hear that convo because too much of the network is still edge.

        • Cam Fas

          No matter what you say buddy we still have practically entire states entrenched in edge or partner coverage. It’s not just coming from me. And traveling to those locations would drastically increase my edge experience.

        • Fabian Cortez

          No matter what you say buddy we still have practically entire states entrenched in edge or partner coverage. It’s not just coming from me. And traveling to those locations would drastically increase my edge experience.

          That’s good for you.

          Again, not a single person is discounting this.

        • maximus1901

          I-5 in Cali driving from sf to la.
          I-10 driving from la to Phoenix.

          All edge on iPhone 5S constantly toggling airplane mode.

          That’s almost 12 hours of driving on interstate where 2g only.
          Both freeways are unbelievably flat so microwave it up already.

        • ThatsMrtoyou

          Time for a new phone with new technology… IPhone won’t get you there bud

        • maximus1901

          iPhone 5S has band 2 lte which is what they add when they do their half-assed upgrades called GMO lte

        • Fabian Cortez

          That’s good. But that doesn’t mean the substantial amount of 2G has not been converted to LTE.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Microwave backhaul is used to connect two or more sites. However, if the donor site does not have proper backhaul, then all the microwave in the world cannot help.

        • maximus1901

          Somehow att and vzw have lte along I-5. Maybe TMO can call up the same backhaul providers?

        • Fabian Cortez

          When did AT&T and Verizon launch LTE?

        • Phil Howell

          Was on nexus 6 from l.a. to almost the Oregon border and my tmobile N6 was constantly demolishing my best friends Verizon N6 speed wise. .. don’t get me wrong there were some dead spots (mountains) .
          Now I’m back on a note (note 5) and I haven’t had ANY signal issues. ..
          IPhone 5s… uhg. ..

          P.S.
          I’m a truck driver so I get to see all the lousy areas tmobile has to offer. .. all in all the network has VASTLY improved.

        • Jeremy

          Did the SF to LA I5 drive recently and had LTE almost the whole way. A good portion of it was Band 12 which your 5S doesn’t support.

        • Jay Holm

          Stupid Apple is behind with B12 in their radio….Apple is always behind one way or another.

        • falcoxx

          Latest Iphones probably have the most LTE bands of any phones widely available. And the crack about always behind in one way or another… name one “non stupid” company that is always ahead in everything?

        • “Stupid” Google launched the Nexus 6P without Band 12 too… though they activated it with Marshmallow 6.01.

        • Cam Fas

          Thank you that’s the point I was trying to make but some brain dead individuals can’t seem to understand simple info.

        • taxandspend

          Mine does just fine handing off LTE to LTE it even hands off fine when on hspa+ to LTE only during a phone call. The issue I have is only when streaming. That’s the only time when in the event that I fall to hspa+ it’s the only time it won’t connect back unless the data stream stops also with edge.

          When using Sensorly, once my phone drops from LTE to HSPA, it doesn’t want to go back to LTE unless I exit Sensorly. I have also noticed this when streaming. However it will eventually switch back because I believe when streaming, it actually grabs a bunch of data then stops for a bit then starts again and grabs more data. And I believe that during the time it has stopped, it can then go back to LTE.

          In other words, I don’t think it will jump up to LTE while data is flowing. I don’t think a call will jump up to LTE from HSPA either during the call.

        • Cam Fas

          Thank you finally someone understands what I am taking about. It makes perfect sense.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Exactly.

        • Jay Holm

          I agree that Carrier Agregation needs to happen, asap!!!!

        • Mike Palomba

          I am not trying to validate or invalidate anything but my iPhone hands off fine when streaming. Maybe your need a factory reset or you can try going into settings, general, reset, and reset all network settings.

      • Cam Fas

        Also I never stated that the majority of the conversion wasn’t complete.

      • I’m with you Fabian, I’ve not seen this nor does it make any sense to me… what you’re DOING on the phone doesn’t affect the connection speed. Nexus 6P and iPhone 6S Plus here.

    • SirStephenH

      “I am using an iPhone 6plusS model 128 gig with band 12. These phones all need the force lte lock.”

      That’s just one of many reasons not to buy Apple products…

      • Cam Fas

        Just one reason I try not to be bias towards any products I have had two galaxy note 3s along with a few other android devices over the years I have gone back and fourth. But as for now they seem to provide me the most consistent experience. Minus the force LTE lock it honestly is the only issue I have with apple products at this time. Other then that I haven’t had issues with glitches or viruses uses like I did with the numerous other android devices I have used. Or any of the bloat ware many android divices have not all but many.

        • SirStephenH

          Samsung is just the Apple of the Android world. If you want a constant Android experience then go with a Nexus device.

          I have used iPhones and iPods and frankly I like to actually be able to do things without daddy Apple telling me what I can and cannot do.

        • Cam Fas

          Totally understandable I am aware of Samsung devices I have owned one nexus divice and it was an enjoyable experience.

        • Yazzie

          That’s why I use Windows. No bloatware, no Apple, and thanks to Windows 10, all the apps are available or being made available. That being said, I’ve jailbroken my old iPhone before and I’d recommend doing it for the added functionality.

      • Mike Palomba

        If you jailbreak there is a tweak to lock LTE.

        • Cam Fas

          I am aware of the jailbreak option for warranty reasons I opt not to jailbreak my devices as of late. Now that being said I have jail broken devices in the past.

        • Mike Palomba

          I just want to be clear, I am not trying to sway you towards a jailbreak, but my 6s is still under warranty and I have it jail broken. If anything does go wrong, you plug it into iTunes and restore it before going to apple.

      • falcoxx

        Don’t most phone lack a way to lock LTE only unless you root/Jailbreak or go into some service menu?

  • chrsxst9

    I look at specmap and don’t know if it’s up-to-date…or accurate…but if TMO can buy the remaining B and C block spectrum in about 13 states and in parts TMO can aggregate them…I don’t see AT&T making any real effort to buy them.

  • John

    I believe T-Mobile left the upgrade to I-Wireless and that’s why it took so long. Probably not very deep pockets there. If they really get the planned rural updates done next by end of 1st quarter 2016, as their website shows, that will be huge.

  • Matt

    Anyone know if T-Mo will allow its Metro customers to roam onto IWireless?

  • Jay Holm

    T-Mobile has certainly come a long, long ways in recent years…….I wonder how close T-Mobile is to reaching 70m customers? What about Carrier Agregation? Whatever happened to that?

  • professorpasta

    Take a look at Michigan, they practically doubled their coverage in the LP.

  • mreveryphone

    I’m actually driving home tomorrow through Iowa. I’ll be sure to check it out,

  • mreveryphone

    Still 2g through Iowa… Maybe it’s not ready yet. Also central Wisconsin needs some tmo love…

    • John

      Depends where you are. Check I-Wireless website for LTE map. Only Des Moines metro is native T-Mobile LTE. All the other areas on the map you’ll have to connect to I-Wireless network, sometimes manually.

  • Cam Fas

    I think it is you that is incapable of processing facts. Sorry that you are taking things on such a negative note. People such as yourself really have a hard time being proved wrong. Sorry to inform you that your alleged facts are false.

    • Fabian Cortez

      I think it is you that is incapable of processing facts. Sorry that you are taking things on such a negative note. People such as yourself really have a hard time being proved wrong. Sorry to inform you that your alleged facts are false.

      Where’s your proof?

      After all, you did state, and I quote: This tells me that regardless of all the lte to edge conversion hype the conversion isn’t as close to being done as most think.

      Do you have any proof of this other than your limited travels?

  • Fabian Cortez

    19483287226 replies and still no proof. Good to know.

    So we can all ignore your comment of “This tells me that regardless of all the lte to edge conversion hype the conversion isn’t as close to being done as most think” as you have zero evidence to support said claim.

    • Cam Fas

      We still have entire states on partner coverage and large areas of the USA still on edge just listen to the dozens of comments on tmonews. I think people are tired of seeing your posts. You have a reputation for being a rather annoying individual. You make wild claims while yourself never once providing proof to your claims. On top of that you turn around and try to use the discredit garbage when you yourself are discredited. It’s quite funny and I actually find it entertaining. It’s even more hilarious that you keep replying after you claimed you would stop. But I keep going just to see how far you will continue. This is rather amusing to me.

      • Fabian Cortez

        That’s a lot of text to say nothing.

        Good to know that you still have zero proof to back your claims.

        • Cam Fas

          You have yet to prove anything I am still patiently waiting.

      • I think you two are arguing two completely different things. You’re assuming that because there are large areas that haven’t been upgraded (which no one disputes) that the upgrades aren’t near complete. But T-Mobile never said they’re upgrading their entire footprint. What Fabian is saying is that the areas that are going to be upgraded are largely done.

    • Cam Fas

      My evidence is flying and driving around the country and still finding large areas of edge. I suppose nextime I should provide a GPS snapshot of every location still covered only by edge.

  • Panzer

    I finally hopped on a band 12 signal in Tampa; granted it was indoors but it was horrible speeds; .5mbps, maybe I just expected more out of it. Outside band 4 was active again.

  • Christina

    Still many 2G spots in Virginia…

  • Anthony

    Unfortunately, Oklahoma will not receive any of the 700 block. US Cellular owns it here in Oklahoma and even Verizon roams on USCC and Pioneer Wireless. Verizon, T-Mobile, and USCC is the only carriers bidding on the 600 block here and I hope T-Mobile wins. Even with only having Band 4, I sometimes get 30-70Mbps down (outdoors) and T-Mobile works in almost every indoor building except for my job where I spend 45 hours a week at. I had to move back to Dumber until T-Mobile can get better indoor coverage at my job.

  • “Why does Iowa seem to backwards here”? Seriously?

    Come on… if you were to pick a place that was most-likely-to-be-backwards where ELSE would you pick? It’s not like it’s a hot bed of innovation and creativity.

  • Ricky P

    Band 12 alive and active here in Washington DC! Especially excited because I’m getting Band 12 on my Moto X Pure! I’ll be the first to admit that Band 12 LTE is nowhere near as fast as Band 4..but I now have better coverage inside of buildings and other places where I had little or no coverage before..so I’m happy nonetheless.

  • MrCTx1

    Since we move around in East Texas frequently, we have been hoping to see some buildout in the area where the Longview Channel 51 was the roadblock for so long. It’s been almost a month since the last “go-live” announcements. C’mon T-Mo, don’t lose your mojo!

  • Band 12 is alive here in 90808..just checked on nexus 6 (purchased via google not t mobile and on 6.0.1) The speed on speedtest.net app was 3.77 down and 0.28 up. Web perf was not really bad. Why wont t mob update their coverage map to show band 12 as much as they tout it on their site