The Big Easy Wakes Up To 3G


This morning, New Orleans became the next city in the magenta world to begin enjoying all that is 3G goodness. With yesterday’s press release of the Motorola Cliq, T-Mobile stated that they plan to cover 200-million pops by the end of the year and this week bevy of launches shows just that. New Orleans is a town unlike any other and I’m happy to deliver the news to its fine residents/T-Mobile customers of their newly discovered faster speeds. This is just one more reason to begin saving up those pennies and get that Cliq pre-ordered as soon as possible!

UPDATE: Baton Rouge is also being reported as going live, though unconfirmed at this point!

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!


  • sleebus.jones

    *** insert whinging about Cincy still being without 3G here ***

  • Michael

    I have 3G in Baton Rouge also! I’m so glad New Orleans got it. I can’t wait to go back to enjoy it :-D

  • timmyjoe42

    I think we are getting annoying.

  • sleebus.jones

    I know I am! =D

  • Nick

    Is oklahoma ever gonna get 3g? The whole state is a 3g deadzone!

  • Mr. Stacy R. Parr

    Many congrats to “Nawlins! :-)

    Now, the 21 largest US cities with no TMO 3G are:

    Louisville, KY
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Albuquerque, NM
    Fresno, CA
    Omaha, NE
    Tulsa, OK
    Cincinnati, OH
    Lexington, KY
    Anchorage, AK
    Lincoln, NE
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Madison, WI
    *** Boise, ID ***
    Montgomery, AL
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Mobile, AL
    Little Rock, AR
    Amarillo, TX
    Fayetteville, NC
    Jackson, MS
    Tallahassee, FL

    Please, TMO, give Boise 3G soooooon!!! :-)

  • bagel

    Santa Cruz, CA lit up with 3G for the first time yesterday.

  • Jon

    Some cities got it a few weeks sooner (Honolulu), some later (cincinatti?) but most major cities are on this list:

  • Cody

    3g is up in palmdale and lancaster ca as of today!!

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  • JM

    I cannot say how excited I was to finally see ‘3G’ on my cell in Baton Rouge today. I’m ecstatic that when I go home to New Orleans, I’ll still have it! :)

  • phoneking13


    LOL you got jokes… :P

  • kclark710

    For those of you who live in Baton Rouge and now have 3G, what type of phone do you have? I am in BR and my Blackberry 8900 still shows EDGE.

  • Nam

    Yes! I’m so happy!

  • Ramaq

    bout time we get some 3g in the big easy enjoyin my g1 so much more now experience is great cant wait for donut update now

  • TmoFoSHo

    @kclark710 only Blackberrys with the 9000 designations have 3g in other words the 8900 is not 3g

  • kclark710

    Thanks TmoFoSHo

  • PJBig Easy

    3g signal in New Orleans is super weak. two bars of Edge is fawster on data than the 3G I have now. AND is is even worse on the North Shore of Lake Ponchartrain. Is this just a teating period? If this is all it is I will be moving on.

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  • whodatfever

    Getting great speeds in Metairie. Ranges between 450-1200. Average is about 700.

  • ultravision

    FRESNO HAS 3G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!