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T-Mobile Extended Range LTE coming to Chicago in the first half of 2017

Back in May, we learned that T-Mobile had agreed to acquire 700MHz spectrum in Chicago that would be used for Extended Range LTE in that city. Now we’re starting to learn more about when and where that rollout will happen. T-Mobile has closed its acquisition of 700MHz spectrum from Leap Licenseco. Now that the deal is done, T-Mobile expects to deploy its Extended Range LTE coverage in Chicago in the first half of 2017. In … [read full article]

T-Mobile acquires Montana 700MHz spectrum from Charter

T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE is already in several Montana towns, like Kalispell and Missoula, and soon it’ll be available in even more. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference this week, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray revealed that T-Mo has reached an agreement to acquire 700MHz A-Block spectrum from Charter in eastern Montana. Ray says that the spectrum acquired by T-Mobile covers almost 600,000 POPs and about 120,000 square miles. Already have 215M POPs covered in … [read full article]

T-Mobile band 12 LTE spotted in Arkansas, New York, and other states

UPDATE: Added a couple of band 12 sightings in Idaho and Pennsylvania.   T-Mobile often touts its Extended Range LTE (aka band 12) coverage, which offers improved reach and better building penetration than other LTE coverage. And recently, several folks have spotted T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE coverage in their areas. Here’s where T-Mobile’s band 12 LTE coverage has been spotted lately: Magnolia, Ark. Opelika, Ala. Victorville, Calif. (carrier aggregation) Troy, N.Y. Albuquerque, N.M. [read full article]

T-Mobile Extended Range LTE officially goes live in San Francisco Bay Area

T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE coverage is growing again today with another major expansion. Extended Range LTE is now live in the San Francisco Bay Area. That includes San Francisco proper as well as several surrounding California cities. The full list of cities covered by this latest expansion: San Francisco, Clearlake, Ukiah, Eureka, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, San Bruno, Burlingame, Foster City, Redwood City, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Half Moon Bay, San Jose, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Extended Range LTE officially makes its way to El Paso, Texas

Many of us are paying close attention to the FCC’s 600MHz spectrum auction that T-Mobile is taking part in, but today there’s some 700MHz network news to be aware of. T-Mobile has officially launched Extended Range LTE — aka band 12, aka 700MHZ — coverage in El Paso, Texas. The fresh coverage also reaches to Alamogordo, Tularosa, and Orogrande. If you’re not aware, Extended Range LTE helps T-Mobile’s LTE coverage reach where it couldn’t before … [read full article]

T-Mobile acquires 700MHz spectrum in Chicago to be used for Extended Range LTE

Good news, Chicagoans: some fresh Extended Range LTE is coming your way. T-Mobile has struck a deal with Leap Licenseco, Inc., an AT&T subsidiary, to acquire 12MHz of 700 MHz A-block spectrum. The spectrum covers several towns in the Chicago metropolitan area, including Chicago; Elgin; Joliet; Waukegan; Evanston; Naperville; Aurora; Gary, Ind.; Rockford; De Kalb; Janesville, Wis.; Bloomington; Normal; Kankakee; Kenosha, Wis.; and more. As with any other deal like this, T-Mo and Leap’s deal … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE rollout continues with Jersey Shore launch

T-Mobile is once again lighting up the East Coast with some new Extended Range LTE coverage. Extended Range LTE service is now officially live on the Jersey Shore. The new coverage includes several New Jersey cities, such as Atlantic City, Ocean City, and Cape May. The full list of locales covered by this new Extended Range LTE service looks like this: Asbury Park, Long Beach Island, Point Pleasant Beach, Lavallette, Bradley Beach, Avon-by-the-Sea, Deal, Monmouth Beach, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Extended Range LTE officially launches in Boston and surrounding cities

A little more than one week after T-Mobile Extended Range LTE officially launched in Rochester, N.Y., the service has made the jump over to Massachusetts. Extended Range LTE is now live in Boston, Mass., and other nearby cities. The coverage covers quite a few surrounding towns, including those in surrounding states. If you live anywhere near Boston, be sure to see if your town’s name is included: Acton, Amherst, Arlington, Attleboro, Auburn, Ayer, Barnstable, Bedford, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Extended Range LTE is officially live in Rochester, N.Y.

Days after I told you about some new Extended Range LTE sightings, T-Mobile has officially confirmed that the coverage is live in a new market. Extended Range LTE is now live in Rochester, N.Y., which includes the surrounding cities of Gates, Brighton, Irondequoit, Batavia, Caledonia, Canandaigua, Seneca Falls and Penn Yann. Additionally, T-Mo has launched two new stores in Rochester at the Webster and Eastview Malls. T-Mobile says that its LTE coverage now reaches 308 million people. … [read full article]