T-mobile Officially Announces 3G cities!

Sorry faithful readers, this comes hours after its most certainly gone viral through the gadget world. Unfortunately I’ve been away from the computer all day and had information withdrawal. Better late then never right? Check the list below for your cities:

Markets currently with T-Mobile 3G (13):

  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York/New Jersey/Long Island
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego

Markets getting T-Mobile 3G by mid-October (8):

  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Sacramento
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle

Markets getting T-Mobile 3G by the end of 2008 (6):

  • Birmingham
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Kansas City
  • Memphis
  • Tampa

Official T-mobile Press Release courtesy of Slashgear:

T-Mobile USA Announces Commercial 3G Network Availability in 21 Markets By Mid-October

Company Confirms Launch of UMTS/HSDPA in Major Markets Across the Country and Details Plans for Additional Markets in the Fourth Quarter

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Sept. 18, 2008 – T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced highlights of the company’s wireless network expansion plans, including the deployment of its third-generation (3G) wireless broadband service to 27 major markets in the United States by the end of 2008. The planned expansion is expected to deliver T-Mobile 3G services to more than two-thirds of T-Mobile’s current data customers, with meaningful expansion to additional customers and markets through 2009.

T-Mobile’s UMTS/HSDPA high-speed data network is currently available across 13 major metropolitan markets: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York (including northern New Jersey and Long Island), Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio and San Diego. The company plans to expand its service by mid-October to additional markets, including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle. An additional six markets — Birmingham, Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Memphis and Tampa — are expected to have the network available before the end of the year, increasing the number of markets with T-Mobile’s 3G network to 27 markets.

“With the faster data speeds delivered by our 3G network, T-Mobile looks forward to offering mobile products and services that place the full power of the Web in our customers’ hands,” said Cole Brodman, chief development officer, T-Mobile USA.

T-Mobile’s 3G network supports multiple UMTS capable-phones as well as the HSDPA-enabled
Sony Ericsson TM506, a mass-market flip phone. In the coming months, T-Mobile plans to offer new and compelling data-centric, all-in-one devices that will help make the most of T-Mobile’s HSDPA network, which can deliver download speeds of up to 1 Mbps. The faster speeds allow T-Mobile customers to take full advantage of new and emerging applications from social networking to sending live video.

The launch of the 3G network also enables T-Mobile to accommodate and serve customers more efficiently through the use of its AWS spectrum, effectively doubling T-Mobile USA’s spectrum position and laying the foundation for the company’s future growth.

T-Mobile and the U.S. government, namely the Department of Commerce, Department of Defense and the Department of Justice, continue to work closely and effectively together to make available AWS spectrum that will give our customers access to T-Mobile’s 3G network.

As the 3G service rolls out in targeted major markets, T-Mobile will continue to build upon its
T-Mobile® HotSpot Wi-Fi network — its wireless high-speed Internet offering that launched in 2002 — and its nationwide voice and data network, to empower customers to effortlessly stay connected using the best available network.

T-Mobile USA is part of T-Mobile International, which is following a common technology path across all of its markets in Europe and the United States, from GSM/GPRS/EDGE to UMTS/HSDPA. T-Mobile USA greatly benefits from T-Mobile International’s 3G experiences in Europe, where adoption of non-messaging mobile data is growing dynamically; and with more than 125 million customers worldwide, T-Mobile International is able to generate significant global procurement synergies.

  • domiiniicano

    OMG y me…. y must i live in Detroit?!?!? I need my 3G NOW!!!

  • se30chris

    Using the TM506 with 3G speeds and Opera Mini I must say is just a delight compared to my 8120.

  • tim

    ugh no DC or Richmond comeon t-mobie show dc/va some 3g love

  • mark

    Any release dates or prices on the holic or t919??

  • Armo

    Im with mark. Gimme t919!! Holic is ok but its really ugly. I saw the rant that sprints getting from samsung and thought “why couldn’t tmobile get this”. But even if the pic we saw was legit, its a start. Keep it up tmobile!

  • M

    DC gets no love. Very disappointed!!!

  • center rep

    I think dc should be last only because. dam govt held us out for so long. fuk the govt anarchy baby lets take it over. vote ron paul bitches

  • k342

    …its spreading to the smaller cities too…my “company” is in talks to lease “property” on for an installation. as the freq manager for my “company” i had to approve the use of the freq’s on our “property”. can you guess what one of the bands was? we’re about a year out though. but still, our “property” is off the path…

  • Greg

    Freaking Tmobile , first a joke of an android device and now no 3g in DC.

    So long Tmobile.

  • CJ

    Wow….what happened to DC?? :-(

  • Yo

    What about deals on minutes for plans? why is that never advertised?

  • T1 Connect

    haven’t we learned anything from the past few days tmobile can change things. dc is a very important place to any carrier. i imagine theres a lot of teathering going there. some 3g from tmo is difinetly needed.

  • Pythagoras

    >The Android device is meant “mostly for calls and some light texting”

    WHAT? That is just strange.

  • L4NGL3Y

    Birmingham? Seriously… Birmingham?! Not to say that Milwaukee is a booming metropolis, but (1) it’s sandwiched between Chicago & Minneapolis, and (2) it’s gotta be more relevant than friggin Birmingham (no offense to anyone in Birmingham)!!!

  • Galen

    Arrgghh I”m glad its Coming but as somebody in one of the 6 cities to have 3G by the End of 2008, what does that really Mean???

    Which Month would that be End of October, Beginning of NOvember, End of December???

    Well Anyways I cannot WAIT!!!


    – D

  • center rep

    bye greg have fun with at&shit

  • I live like an hr ad half away from San Antonio I wonder if I get it?

  • Tmobile2lyfe

    Wow. Detroit b4 the end of the year. Maybe some way it will launch on the 1st of Oct…..sigh…or hopefully b4 the end of Oct.

  • mrssherico

    Any word on NC getting 3g?

  • center rep

    nc ha! jK actually tmo added 400 sites in nc and sc. maybe 3g aswell then again maybe not who knows. only time will tell but to me if I were them id try to get it to waiting customers first not converted customers from suncom. or new customers there.

  • J

    Problem with DC is that it is the most difficult spectrum to clear.

  • mrssherico

    @center rep- Well actually I do fall under the waiting customer catagory.Some people think that NC is just getting tmobile, but we have had tmo service for about 2 years now,me and a lot of my friends included.But thanks for the input.

  • T1 Connect

    i thought the spectrum was already clear. didn’t they have to clear the entire spectrum for tmo to launch 3g…. i dont know im asking.

  • ivanivanizxsghkml/vanivan

    where is tucson!?
    why burmingham!>?!?!?!/
    maybe random 3g currents will flow over to tucson from phoenix:(

  • StunnedInBham

    Seriously? WTF is going on? I thought Birmingham was getting 3G October 1st with everyone else?

    Now they tease us by switching on a few cities from time to time. Then BAM…I don’t even get a solid day to know when. Just “by the end of 2008”

    And to the guy who was upset about Birmingham getting it…you probably should check us out. The Birmingham market is pretty big.

  • Ashandri

    To bad their device offerings are so crappy :( Great… 3G… my unlocked HTC Touch Cruise does 3G, just not on the TMo bands. All the other carriers are coming out with Diamonds… Touch Pros… Omnias… BlackJack 2’s… etc, etc.

    TMo is coming out with a hobbyist-OS-based device that doesn’t do Exchange… wow… how exciting…

  • center rep

    no they need to clear the spectrum so tmo can test the signal in the area.to see what needs tweaking. as far as the hardware its been in place for months. govt was still using the signal last I heard. dc and nc should get it prob by may 09 no later than that.tmo will have the best hspa network in the country when its all said and done. just like in the uk. I bleed magenta so don’t cut me. and network will not crash like at&shit with icrap 3g. dream and it will become a reality. oh and I did hear today about a helio style Iphone killer at work today and its not the G1. wierd huh any one have input?

  • T1 Connect

    yea i saw that the ocean 2 its eeeehhhh! cdma is not my style. ive heard that its gonna be the more powerful than at&crap. but im thinking they have a head start so wouldn’t they have more knowledge in 3g to stay ahead of pinky.

  • chris

    hooray… portland cheers!

  • rommel

    im with you tim,i live in richmond va.,grew up in d.c

  • What about Washington DC!

  • Change of Address

    Anyone ever hear of Pittsburgh, PA? We won some super bowls, the stanley cup and I think something called the world series. I can’t believe all those sports fans are using Cricket! They must have us confused with the much smaller Pittsburg, KS!

  • GadgetProne

    For heavens sake not even San Francisco or Los Angeles have 3G yet! Those are huge markets!Whatever!!!!

  • justinhub2003

    sad day for me in cincinnati! i want 3g so bad but as long as the dream has wifi i think i can manage to hold off but cincinnati better have 3g by spring.

  • RS

    I want 3G in NC!!!!

  • Rob2

    Does Boston = New England? Previously, the lists listed New England, not just Boston. Sincerely, Heartbroken in Hartford.

  • PittsburghGuy

    I’m with Change of Address!! Where’s the love for Pittsburgh? There are a bunch of Tmobile stores – in fact there are 2 within 5 blocks of each other downtown but alas, no 3G or even an inkling of 3G!!!!

  • Smoku

    chicago yay!!! :):):)

  • Caseybea

    L4NGL3Y: I agree 1,000%. BIRMINGHAM above Milwaukee is just.. wrong. Maybe we’re considered an extension of Chicago? Ha!

  • BlurMagic

    I commute to seattle everyday… i hope the 3G covers the surrounding areas… does anyone know how far out of the designated “city” the signal will be available?

  • StillTMO

    I am with Greg. No 3G in DC this year?. That does it for me and no I am not going to ATT but Verizon as they truly have the best service in the DC metro area and all I am waiting for is the BB Storm to come out and I am gone..

  • Esizzle

    Heres what im wondering..being in Dallas and its probably a weird question…but where are the 3g phones if im already a 3g carrier?

  • WD

    When they say “market will be activated” are they talking actual market or that city? The “market” would be awesome!! If its that city then its misleading!

  • T1 Connect

    @stilltmo good things happen to those who wait sure verizon is a good network but they are like apple. good system but ristricted as hell

  • Jose Angel Roldan Lozada

    No 3G for Puerto Rico, makes sense, after all TMobile had to dump large sums of money adapting to the market here and updating the infrastructure. I can wait, no hurry here for 3G.

  • SheShe

    @ WD Im pretty sure its the market

  • nesha

    okay so yea. . . its bn awhile since we heard anything about the t919’tocco’ or whatever you call it. can we get a update or something. . . .
    anyway. . . yayyyy for atlanta!!!!!

  • StillTMO

    @T1 Connect.. “restricted as hell” is a bit of an exaggeration, dont you think?.
    I would rather take some restrictions on the Phone (& mind you, thats not true for all of VZ phones) than be patient for a way longer time for TMobile’s network to catch up to VZ. Even ATT who spent shit loads on their 3G network and definitly have a bigger footprint than TMobile has serious issues with its 3G so I cant imagine how long of a wait it’ll be before TMobile gets its 3G network & the 3G phone selection sorted out.

  • D

    What about Salt Lake City? They’ve got some of their best network coverage here but no word on when 3G is coming.

  • Danny

    Unless I’m completely wrong or T-Mobile has changed its plans, “DC,” should be part of the ‘phase 2,” Baltimore region rollout slated for later this year. (Possibly by sometime in October)

  • T1 Connect

    @stilltmo danny says october so come on stick around and mash it up. when someone says oooooo what kind of phone is this you can say ‘this my g1 baby, you like it’.

  • Armytank

    Cleveland??????????? No love ??????????????

  • Armytank

    I thought it was a ntaionwaide launch.?.? Why cant they have 3g everywhere?????? They have that shitty edge everywhere

  • TmoChicago

    Finally chicago gets some love real talk thank you t-mobile and we getting the G1 /dream around the same time could life get any better for this same city

  • Josh

    the cubs winning the world series maybe?

  • PHug

    Just piling on now i guess but…

    NO D.C. METRO AREA?!?!?!?!

    WTF T-Mobile???

  • A.R.E.

    NO Ft.Lauderdale 3G Coverage!! WACK!!!!

  • Tmofanatik

    LA should be live today!! woo hoo

  • DC Native

    I am very disappointed that there are no plans for 3G in DC anywhere (I remember seeing it on a previous list here). I’ve put up with bad reception here in DC for a while and was held off on moving to Verizon because of Tmo’s great customer service. But this is just crazy. How can you NOT have 3G in a town where everyone has a bberry? They may pick up new users down the road when they finally roll it out here, but I know they are going to lose a lot of their long time customers right now.
    I hope this is a typo and they add DC back to the list.

  • mayor barry

    is there a mistake? why isn’t dc on that list?

  • stacks

    What about columbus. Can Ohio get some 3g love. Tmobile is very popular in Ohio, err body and they momma got a sidekick and a wing down here.

  • sayitright

    Yeah i agree. I live in Cleveland and every other person I know has T-Mobile. I really see it pointless to get this phone next month if I can get the 3G experience. Guess I’ll have to wait.


    Wait.. So if it says cities like seattle, would the whole state benefit? This will make me especially mad D:<

  • lolslayer

    tmobile rep here in pittsburgh told me 3g should launch sometime in january. guess we’ll find out how true that is in a month, or more.

  • lolpsy

    lolslayer; you should know thats a lie, tmobile reps never know anything, they just make things up randomly. a rep told me a g2 is coming out and you get your very own robot that will wipe your ass for you, it requires 3g though