Tag Archives: Band 12

T-Mobile Extended Range LTE now live in Chicago metro area

After acquiring 700MHz spectrum in Chicago nearly one year ago, T-Mobile today announced that it’s officially flipped the switch on Extended Range LTE coverage in the Windy City. T-Mobile Extended Range LTE is now live in the Chicago metropolitan area, covering the city’s downtown as well as its suburban and outlying areas. Places like Janesville, Wisc., Rockford, DeKalb, Joliet, and Kankakee should all benefit from the extended range and building penetration of this new coverage. … [read full article]

T-Mobile band 12 LTE spotted in Kentucky, Arizona, and other states

Yesterday, T-Mobile gave us an update on its network as it stands at the end of 2016. Extended Range LTE grew quite a bit in the final months alone, going from 225 million people in October to 250 million people in December. T-Mo continues to expand its Extended Range LTE coverage, and here are some of the places that it’s been spotted lately: Bono, Ark. Crozet, Va. Hershey, Pa. Georgetown, Ky. San Diego, Calif. [read full article]

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]

BLU R1 HD update adds support for T-Mobile VoLTE and band 12 LTE

When BLU launched the R1 HD earlier this year, it said that the R1 HD would eventually be updated with support for T-Mobile’s band 12 LTE and VoLTE. That update appears to be rolling out now. TmoNews reader Edwin reached out to me today to say that a new update is rolling out to his Amazon BLU R1 HD. As you can see in the image below, the update specifically calls out support for T-Mobile VoLTE … [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’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]