T-Mobile Press Release Officially Announces Las Vegas 4G iPhone Speeds

T-Mobile’s made their Las Vegas refarmed 4G iPhone-ready network official with a morning press release courtesy of T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer, Neville Ray. Ray made a similar announcement this past friday at GigaOM’s Mobilize conference calling Las Vegas at least 75% live. So what does this mean for Las Vegas residents?

  • Improved coverage: T-Mobile customers in Las Vegas will experience improved coverage and capacity on our 4G network in the vast majority of major hotels and casinos on the Strip, the Las Vegas Convention Center, Thomas and Mack Arena, as well as in surrounding cities such as Henderson and Summerlin.
  • Faster speeds on unlocked iPhones: Las Vegas customers who bring unlocked AT&T iPhones to T-Mobile will now experience a significant speed boost. In fact, our internal tests of unlocked iPhone 4S devices running over 4G on our 1900Mhz spectrum recorded on average 70% faster download speeds than iPhone 4S devices on AT&T’s network.
  • Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data: As America’s only nationwide 4G network with unlimited 4G data, T-Mobile offers consumers the best value in wireless. Customers who bring unlocked iPhones to T-Mobile can save up to $50 a month compared to AT&T.*

Ray is careful to note that this is the first of many markets that T-Mobile will “strengthen” this year with “sites” already live in Seattle, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and New York where customers are “already experiencing improved coverage and iPhone ‘speed sightings’ on T-Mobile’s 4G network.” Just to avoid confusion, Ray is calling Las Vegas a “live market,” where he is hinting that residents of the four latter cities are seeing the network come online, but the markets themselves are not yet fully ready.

You can read the full press release below or catch the rest of Ray’s comments from Friday’s event.


Press Release:

Live in Las Vegas: Improved Coverage and 4G iPhone Speeds

By Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile USA

As T-Mobile moves full speed ahead on its $4 billion plan to make our strong 4G network even stronger, the customer experience is already getting faster and more dependable. Today, I’m excited to announce that these improved experiences are now available to customers in Las Vegas! Hot on the heels of last week’s exciting news of John Legere joining as our new CEO, we’re continuing our Challenger momentum!

This year, we are modernizing our network with new equipment that will increase signal strength and enhance voice and data coverage.  Even better, as we retune our airwaves to turn on 4G service in our iPhone compatible spectrum in major markets this year, our network is becoming compatible with a broader range of unlocked devices.

So what does this mean for customers in Las Vegas?

  • Improved coverage: T-Mobile customers in Las Vegas will experience improved coverage and capacity on our 4G network in the vast majority of major hotels and casinos on the Strip, the Las Vegas Convention Center, Thomas and Mack Arena, as well as in surrounding cities such as Henderson and Summerlin.
  • Faster speeds on unlocked iPhones: Las Vegas customers who bring unlocked AT&T iPhones to T-Mobile will now experience a significant speed boost. In fact, our internal tests of unlocked iPhone 4S devices running over 4G on our 1900Mhz spectrum recorded on average 70% faster download speeds than iPhone 4S devices on AT&T’s network.
  • Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data: As America’s only nationwide 4G network with unlimited 4G data, T-Mobile offers consumers the best value in wireless. Customers who bring unlocked iPhones to T-Mobile can save up to $50 a month compared to AT&T.*

Las Vegas is the first of many markets where we’ll strengthen the network this year.  Our program is rapidly moving forward — we’ve announced plans, secured vendors and launched our first market in just seven short months. With some sites live in other cities, including Seattle, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and the New York metro area, customers are already experiencing improved coverage and iPhone “speed sightings” on T-Mobile’s 4G network.

*Savings based on comparison of T-Mobile $69.99/month Unlimited Talk, Text and Data plan against AT&T Unlimited Talk, Text, and 3GB Smartphone Data plan. Does not include taxes, fees or promotional offers. Plan features and limitations vary.

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  • BigMixxx

    HYFR! Can’t wait to get back home…

    This is good…T mobile…keep it up…

    (DAMN, Drake….)

    • nycplayboy78

      Bruh you stoopid :)

      Always love your postings here :)

      • BigMixxx

        ‘preciate that dude…

  • Josue

    whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…way to go TMOUSA!!

  • Now hurry up and get some 4g towers for iphone in florida!

    • Dakota

      Or android in Atlanta & Jacksonville for tmo phones..Keep hitting so many dead spots where I can’t even make a call or send a text let alone use data

      • There is one reframed tower for T-Mobile in the Atlanta area that I know of. It serves the Crabapple section of Alpharetta. It is the only tower where my iPhone 4s reads 3G instead of E for type of signal.

    • Gary

      I agree, I live in Miami and have a Samsung i9100 and would like to get some HSDPA speeds

    • abc

      I dont understand why they say iPhone. It can be any damn phone which has the bands and they will work on this re-farm. ex: Lumia 920 if it doesnt come to T-Mobile and arrives on AT&T, can be used on T-mobile with this effort.

      Sadly, none of the articles point this.

  • Chris Johnson

    Sacramento, CA is also quietly live, was in a T-Mobile store and a rep had a one x working on 4g

    • You have to remember that single towers doesn’t mean the entire area is live, it’s well known that thousands of towers are live, that does not mean the city itself is live.

      • terryjohnson16

        Yes. Plus, if majority of the towers are still broadcasting AWS HSPA+, the phone might see AWS as the dominant 3G band, compared to the few PCS HSPA+ towers.

  • jayy337

    So when it goes online in Los Angeles will it go online in Long Beach, Ca as well? Were part of LA county and only about 20 miles from downtown. I believe when 3G first went live in LA we went online too. With a population of 490,000 i sure hope we get 1900mhz 3G

    • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

      I really hope that is the case at least there in theLA county already this means were getting it forsure these coming days, weeks, or before this year

  • carcomptoy

    I know this may have been answered before when refarming was first brought up, but what happens to those of us with AWS-only handsets? Are we really going to lose our UMTS/HSPA+ unless we upgrade (which for me being one of the first G2 owners is obviously long overdue…)?

    • archerian

      Maybe you will get vouchers for an upgrade, like its being tested for some GSM only users?

    • taron19119@gmail.com

      T-mobile has a 3 year plan the first part is to take half of the aws spectrum and use it for lte and the other half will of the aws spectrum will be use for hspa+

      • philyew

        Where did you see that detail? I haven’t seen anything official that communicates how they plan to manage the transition.

        • Khalints
        • Mirad77

          There is nothing on that article that stipulates a 3year plan. It’s all about 2012/2013. I mmight be blind but couldn’t see any mention of 2015.

        • philyew

          There is one slide requiring further explanation which might signify the suggested split of AWS between LTE and HSPA+, but nothing with the detail suggested.

          If it’s true, then that would be fine, but as the re-farm progresses more and more people are asking what this means for a large number of devices which are currently 3G/HSPA+ capable, but lack the 1900 mhz band.

    • Fabian Cortez

      AWS (1700 MHz) HSPA+ isn’t going away for a long time. It is PCS (1900 MHz) GSM which will be reduced significantly.

  • tegz

    hurry up with the Los Angeles area re-farming! there are pockets here and there.

    • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

      ah im gonna have to pay LA a visit i live near Downey and i check daily while going to Long Beach and still have not seen 4G on my galaxy note AT&T version.

      • kitpogi23

        try going to Alhambra, along Valley Blvd. you’ll hit HSPA+ speeds there. got a HOX international unlocked, was so happy to see high speeds there.

        • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

          Thank you so much for letting me know i will go to Valley Blvd 2mrw and check it out.

        • kitpogi23

          no problem, yeah check it out, It’s really cool.

        • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

          Haha Yeah im excited lol

    • Jimster

      Yep. Live in Alambra, but not all of alhambra. I live in the live area luckily.

  • Tmobile guy


    • Exibitsmen

      Next year.;-) ;-) ;-)

      • umad

        lel… NOPE

        According to T-mobile, they can finish spectrum refarming by the end of this year.

    • Ricardo Gonzalez

      probably never

  • kitpogi23

    waiting for LA towers be activated! nice…..

  • Aurizen

    anyone know if i were to get an iphone 5 from verizon would it fully work on tmobile HSPA+ and LTE?

    • Turb0wned

      It will not work with LTE even when T-Mobile gets LTE. The AT&T on will though.

      • Aurizen

        how come?

        • Fabian Cortez

          Lack of LTE Band 4 support.

          You will get 42 Mbps HSPA+ though.

        • Aurizen

          ah, i see, well i’ll try to get an iphone via AT&T

        • Chad D

          The iphone only has a 14.4 Mbps HSPA+ radio.

        • terryjohnson16

          The iPhone 5 has HSPA+ 42.

        • terryjohnson16


        • JBrowne1012

          That is if the iPhone 5 is compatible with that high of data speeds

        • what do you mean by that?

    • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

      i believe HSPA+ will work but not LTE

  • Turb0wned

    Hey T-Mobile how about improving overall coverage in the US. Then I will switch.

    • Guest

      Hey about you check their updated coverage maps, because they are improving overall coverage.

    • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

      thats what there doing with the refarming read the article. there upgrading 37,000 towers it will improve coverage overall

    • Paul

      Sssssooooo why are you in a T-Mobile based forum if you’re not a customer?

      • Turb0wned

        @Paul, I think I have the right to go to whatever website I want. For your information I go to this website to check on what improvements are being made to Tmobile as I would like to switch from AT&T now that they have unlimited data when they get better. It doesn’t matter if I get good coverage where I live, I want coverage where ever I go. Also being in the military I never know where I might live next. And yes currently I would get service with T-Mobile where im at in the DC area.

        • Paul

          A: Was asking a question, no need for the “…I think I have the right to go to whatever website I want.” defensive rebuttal.

          B: I understand the moving portion of the military, my dad is a retired Master Sergeant. I’m not 100% sure about AT&T’s world coverage, but I know Europe is mostly covered by T-Mobile.

        • turb0wned

          Then I apologize. I must have seen your comment the wrong way. I just feel like I will make a mistake signing 2 lines to a contract with T Mobile with the pathetic coverage they have now. But maybe they will prove me wrong and actually get somewhere close to where ATT is. I’m tired of my $165 bill for 2 lines with ATT and before with Verizon but I also need service.

        • Paul

          I’ll admit, there some poke to it.
          One thing to consider is that T-Mobile offers WiFi Calling with Android phones. It doesn’t help with overall coverage, but it does help with signal strength inside buildings.

    • Nearmsp

      For years I never got more than 2 Mbs on m phone. With all the news on T-mobile spending $4 billion on network upgrade. I started checking speeds. I was surprised to find I get 10 Mbs outside my house. I too never checked the coverage map for many years now. I think this time next year, AT&T is going to be in deep trouble the 4S upgrade cycle will bring a whole lot of new customers to T-mobile.

  • RickF

    Stupid question — I’ve currently got AT&T on contract — set to expire at the end of the year.. I’m currently looking into whether it’s cost effective to get out early — probably not. Regardless, my question is if I want to move my phones to T-Mobile and stick with the iPhone family, should I be looking for iPhone 4S’s from Verizon or AT&T in terms of band capability & best signal coverage in general IF I were travelling,etc? I think the comments above indicate I should be looking for an AT&T branded phone but wanted to double-check..

    • JBrowne1012

      AT&T’s nobody really uses Verizons frequencies overseas but with AT&T the T-Mobile UK and europe branches use AT&T frequencies.

    • conservative_motorcyclist

      iPhone 5 from AT&T will be the way to go…you will get HSPA+ support on the refarmed network plus full AWS LTE support when it gets rolled out in 2013. If you get a Verizon iPhone 5, it will only support T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network and not LTE.
      If you want an iPhone 4S, you will have to go with a factory unlocked or unlocked AT&T model. Sprint and Verizon models are still locked domestically even if they are carrier unlocked.
      Hope that helps!

      • RickF

        Thanks for the clarification — in terms of your unlocking comments, I’m assuming I can do the unlock myself since I’m not planning on buying a new or refurb’d phone direct from Apple but will snarf one up locally from someone upgrading,etc.. In poking around I see instructions for requesting an unlock from AT&T directly but if I’m buying a phone from someone else that might be a problem — Is the unlock tied to the SIM card or is it phone specific? Meaning can I transfer my existing SIM (on a current AT&T account) over to the new iPhone 4S (purchased from CL for instance) and request the unlock on that phone or should I just find a phone that is already unlocked,etc.. ? I’m just trying to find the easiest way to get over to T-Mobile with minimal effort.. Thx!!

        • conservative_motorcyclist

          Apple or the provider that sold the device are the only ones who can do an official unlock. Apple will only unlock it if you buy it directly from the Apple store.
          SIM Unlocks are phone specific. Every time you put a SIM card into a device, it pings Apple’s servers to see if it is authorized for use unless the phone has been carrier unlocked.
          AT&T generally will unlock an iphone provided certain criteria are met.
          (See https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/ for details)
          There are other ways to temporarily SIM unlock the iPhone by “tricking” it. (Things like Gevey SIM), but they are risky as any firmware update from Apple can prevent thse from working.
          The most pain-free way to get the iPhone 4S onto T-mobile’s network is to buy from an AT&T customer who is upgrading to the iPhone 5 and have them request the SIM unlock for you.
          If you happen to go the CL/eBay route, some general advice is to ask for the iPhone’s IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identifier) number. Once you get that contact AT&T to see what the status of the device is in their system. If someone refuses to provide that to you (most likely trying to pull a fast one on you), move on until you find someone that will. Some people like to “lose” their iPhone, sell it off to someone for a profit, report it lost or stolen, and then get a replacement. If this happens and the device was carrier-locked, you are pretty much SOL.

        • Mirad77

          That ins’t true. I have an ip4s that I unlocked using Gevey. When connected to itunes it says it is unlocked. I updated to ios 6 and it is still unlocked as i tried using my in law’s sim from London and the ip4s was still unlocked. Go to Gevey’s website and you will see that they unlock all ip4s regardless of the phones status. By what you mean the phone would still be locked as I bought it from someone on AT$T, still under contract.

        • conservative_motorcyclist

          Thihngs like Gevey SIM aren’t permanent. Apple can kill them with a simple baseband update. Guess I should have made that clearer.
          See: http://gggadgets.com/2011/06/25/ios-5-beta-2-blocks-gevey-sim-unlock/
          also: http://www.askiphonequestion.com/is-there-a-gevey-turbo-sim-to-unlock-iphone-4-baseband-4-12-01/

        • Mirad77

          I clearly said I used Gevey not Gevey sim and also mention to check their website “gevey.com” you would see IMEI unlock which is different from the Gevey sim. When I unlocked my ip4s it was on IOS 5, its is on IOS 6 and it’s still unlocked as my Tmo sim and a vodafone sime from London where both working fine.

        • There are tons of websites that will unlock your iPhone for you for $20-$50. They just ask for the IMEI. That’s how I got my AT&T 4S unlocked. Paid someone $300 for the phone on Craigslist and $50 to get it unlocked. Once it’s unlocked it is unlocked forever and that phone will always accept any sim card.

        • conservative_motorcyclist

          good to know… although they are most likely Apple or AT&T employees with aceess to Apple’s unlocking database (potential grey area) ;)
          although that does qualify for minimal effort :D

  • AWS_too?

    Does the improved coverage also apply on the 1700 AWS band to improve serveice to users of phones that support 3g only on AWS band? Will it help on building penetration on the AWS band too?

    • mikkej2k

      If these upgrades include antenna integrated radios , there should be some increased building penetration. I believe this was one of the benefits of these antennas.

      • AWS_too?

        At 1700 too, or only 1900? Will the 1700 network be as good as the 1900 network on signal quality?

        • UMA_Fan

          Supposedly yes. Even if not, as long as you have any of the current HSPA+ 42 phones you’ll pick up the better signal penetrating 1900 band anyway.

        • brian

          i was getting around 10mb/s with the reframed network.. it’s actually a little bit better but thats probably because nobodys really on it yet compared to the regular tmobile frequency? lol

  • Bud

    Still waiting in NYC

    • Wanting my N2

      NYC is live already man. I pick up 1900 in queens and manhattan.

  • Wanting My N2

    Hey will the international galaxy note 2 LTE be compatible with this new refarming bands and spectrum? I don’t want the T-mobile or at&t version cause the 64gb version will never be available, plus I travel allot.

  • Exibitsmen

    I am so happy with LTE on AT,T

    • Nearmsp

      Good for you. I too would have been happy to be on AT&T if they had charged half of what they are charging you like T-mobile. Anyway our wait is coming to end soon.

    • stone him

    • umad

      Enjoy your primitive LTE. T-mobile will get LTE-Advanced next year. :DDD

  • rondo

    tmobile not being fair in nyc they have 3g speeds for unlocked iphones in brooklyn, queens, manhattan, and staten island but nothing in the bronx.

    • Wanting my N2

      Patience man lol.

    • Bud

      What? I am in queens i have no 3g. I hang in brooklyn and i never get 3g.

  • conservative_motorcyclist

    C’mon Boston! My service has been getting really weird lately, so I hope that means they are getting close to flipping the switch. I thought my iPhone broke cuz it kept going “full service, no service, full service” in the same spot where I always have rock-solid EDGE. I turned on 3G, but it couldn’t see anything yet….


    When will be live in Chicago? I can’t wait because I have unlocked AT&T iPhone 5. What is the speed I’m getting once it gets live in Chicago? Edge? 3G? or 4G?

    • Mirad77

      All of the above.

    • SirMakoto

      how do u get an unlocked iphone 5 from att?

      • If you buy it no contract from AT&T it already comes unlocked.

  • tmobill

    Okay how about the iPhone 5, What speed are we getting? is it 3G? 4G? or TurtleEdge???

  • Chris

    They also just released a press statement of the verizon deal. It still says following fcc approvals. but hey, it’s a great start to end this year.


    • Nearmsp

      This is a 25th June press release and was discussed on tmonews.

  • joelaxel

    what about san antonio, tx

  • mreveryphone

    I’m getting 4g on unlocked phone here in Kansas City mo, those familiar with the kc metro I saw some guys working on a cell tower in overland Park ks on Friday, and by sunday I went by the same spot and my phone was pulling the 4g signal. Same thing happened when I was in Lee’s Summit. Tmo is moving fast here. I work downtown and started seeing 4g about 3 – 4 weeks ago and now they are moving out towards the burbs. Shouldn’t be long Kansas City!

  • taron19119@gmail.com

    Im all ways on hspa11

    • 30014

      Here in suburban Atlanta I’m always on hspa+15. I’m 30 miles from downtown so that let’s you know how awesome the coverage is in the Atlanta area.

      • taron19119@gmail.com

        I have a hspa+42 device and life in Philadelphia but never see hspa42

        • carcomptoy

          Are you in Center City? Because yeah, I’m lucky if I get even EDGE speed during the work day, much less HSPA+!

        • taron19119@gmail.com

          What phone u have and im in north Philadelphia

  • Hesster

    Come on Boise! The service has improved here so much over the past year and a half. I hope we get it by the end of the year, or I may have to consider a new phone.

  • coop

    what the eff ?? what about LA, southbay, long beach???

  • Mirad77

    T-Mobile should cut the crap and only make any announcement when they have a better part of the said refarm up and running. This is just creating unwarranted buzz as one city ( which is the only live market announced) is almost nothing giving their national footprint they are claiming. As much as I like Tmo and have no plans of taking my three lines anywhere anytime soon, they should speed up or shut up.

    • TayshaunBoba

      I’m sorry but these types of posts (not specifically yours) make me laugh because it’s the one time I actually feel sorry for the carriers. For the better part of seven months, people have complained and complained about how T-Mo isn’t saying what areas they’re planning to refarm and what they’ve already done. Then when they do, people complain that they should’ve waited. It’s that damned if you do damned if you don’t scenario.

      • Mirad77

        You are insulting me and trying at the same time to be polite about it? I’ve been with Tmo since 04 and like I said I have no plans leaving anytime soon. When they announced the strategy I was excited and thought it was great. I for one was satisfied when they said they were working to deliver by year’s end. Now they come out with an announcement of 1 live market for a strategy this big and important. I’d rather they have a better half before making an announcement. This is rather creating an unwarranted buzz as readers/customers of all part of the nation are asking questions they’d not ask if not of this announcement.

        • TayshaunBoba

          Honestly I wasn’t trying to insult you specifically but rather point out some of the irony I see in a lot of the postings around here. I definitely understand what you mean but all I am saying is don’t get angry with a company for being transparent with you. Your post made it sound like you were angry because they came out and announced a market when you wished they would have waited and announced more. It seems like what you’re actually mad about is that they haven’t made as much progress as you’d like, not the fact that they were just being honest. On a sidenote, Las Vegas is just a market that T-Mo has OFFICIALLY announced. As in, a minimum of 75% of the sites have been modernized. In reality, thousands of other sites have been modernized across the country, so they are actually making very quick progress.

        • Dave Tedrow

          How do you know this?! What is the link?

        • TayshaunBoba

          T-Mo CTO Neville Ray commented on the status of the Las Vegas network last week in an interview with GigaOM


  • Dakota

    No specific Mbps..I can’t see customers with older iPhones wanting to sign a 2 year Tmo contract…

  • 305HONDA

    is Miami or Fort Lauderdale, Florida on the plans for refarming?

    • FredFlinstone

      Yup. Hang tight.

  • Dakota

    it is a bit funny seeing them go so crazy over iPhone customers when all along they been saying how bad the iPhone is

  • wsj

    That fine, but here what I do not get. The AT&T version has 2 LTE bands and the Verizon/Sprint has 5 LTE bands, and the Europe was 3 LTE bands. The AT&T version will not work in Europe on LTE, but the Verizon will, but its calling ability is limited to 45 countries. So if I want the iPhone and have LTE for travel, I need 2 iPhones. Thanks Apple.

    • Guest911

      LTE has barely arrived in Europe and their 3G speeds are what Tmo sells as 4G. You will be ok. But complaining about a phone you wont buy is more fun right?

    • Nearmsp

      Actually I too am in a dilemma. Since I do not plan to get rid of my SGS2 when I buy the unlocked AT&T version of iPhone 5 I am going with the AT&T version. That said, many people have got the unlocked version at the Apple store by asking for a AT&T phone they do not plan to activate. But the problem is that T-mobile is not ready with a nano sim so I am waiting.

    • Just get the AT&T one. The 3G speeds in Europe are not unbearably slow. It’s fast enough to get pretty anything you need done. Plus they barely have LTE up anyway.

  • Great T-Mobile is on the move

  • JBLmobileG1

    If this is Tmobile’s best then they still have a lot of work to do. I live on the border of Las Vegas and Henderson and in my apartment when I normally see full bars, right now as I speak I am only getting two to three. At my work its even worse. Honestly I don’t see any differences with the network besides less bars and I am using the Galaxy S3. I even get messages about no network connection. Pretty sad although I have surpassed my 10gbs of high speed data but this throttling is absolutely pathetic.

    • TayshaunBoba

      From what I understand, part of the upgrade process means temporarily reduced capacity and signal as adjustments are made and new equipment is put into place. So, believe it or not, bad signal could actually be a sign of good things to come.

    • Mike

      you need to move to another city then :)

  • Winski

    Ray… Let it go… Humm is gone.., the moronic CMO that used to haunt the halls in your corporate HQ building is now representing the ‘Dumbest Human Alive’ initiative, full time as their front man, so until your new CEO is a full speed next week you gotta carry the weight. One city on your network is a disgrace. Why not 50?? 300 ??? 1000 ?

    Looks like YOU may be next to get blowed up because you got no guts… No imagination… No skills… Get 500 by the end of 2012 or GET OUT ….. YOU FAILED!!!!

  • jerry

    Tmobile just get the iphone! It will make all of this so much easier!

  • GinaDee

    Still drops to GPRS the moment you leave city limits south on the `15 FWY. TMOUSA needs to bring 4G HSPA+ nationwide. Come on T-Mobile we left the 90’s a long time ago. Speed up the network upgrades and give the bigger carriers some much needed competition on something other than price.

  • shabang

    I have a factory unlocked iphone 4s with t-mobile. Edge speeds of course, I’m in orange county, ca…Ive been keeping my 3g OFF however because I notice the service bar drops down to 1 bar every single time I end a call and then it jumps back up..anybody else have this issue? I’ve seen this posted plenty of times on the apple forums and they say it’s because the phone is trying to connect to the 3g spectrum and it can’t and that’s why it loses bars like that. I can literally dial 611 then hang up before it even rings and It’ll drop to 1 bar. Turning 3g OFF fixed this issue completely.

  • pk

    check out this website for latest t-mobile re-framed network on google map

  • â“œ@®!â“ž G@®CI@ â„¢

    Wow look at these amazing iphone speeds on Tmos refarmed network its actually on par and defeating iphone5LTE in some areas

  • Mannie B

    Make this happen in Florida next.

  • Vegasguy

    Im here in Vegas and they must of switch it on and off today, I was getting some dead spots, in areas I usually get before. Ill give it a few days to test it out on my S2.

  • Omar

    I’ve been seeing my reception bars going wacky in areas where I would get solid reception. (i dint have any data for 2 days) Could that mean something is going to happen in my area soon?

  • brian

    Man this reframed network is real spotty out here on Long Island NY and its a major tease! (Only get 3G/4G for about 10 seconds while driving through some spots lol) but considering its about 40 miles from the major city i suppose its not rolling out too slow and the speeds are definitely good. i was speed testing just under 10mb/s in 2 spots

  • Going Back To AT&T

    They need to strengthen my market. They advertise 4G here, but the coverage area is so small if I turn around I’m in Edge territory.

    T-Mobile may beat AT&T in Vegas, but its overall coverage that counts. I can hardly find T-Mobile 4G anywhere I go – I’m always on Edge. But with AT&T I easily find HSPA 4G or 3G and in bigger cities LTE.

    • jarrod

      I hope you can balance and hold you galaxy note because you’ll be missing an arm and leg.

  • LOVE

    Apple wont allow T Mobile to sell iphones because why?
    Is it because
    Apple has standards of deployment cell towers T Mobile has never been able to meet?
    T Mobile service wouldnt be a good experience for Iphone customers?
    T Mobile frequecency is unacceptable to Apple standards?
    Any takers?
    Anyone know why TMobile says that only TMobile has unlimited 4G?

    • jarrod

      Well….. They do have “unlimited nation wide 4G” because unlike Sprint they have 200markets covered by their definition of 4G and even some rural areas deliver 4G like speeds.

    • Guest

      It’s because T-Mobile won’t pay Apple $billions for the privilege.

  • nycplayboy78

    Washington, DC and New York City…..Let us be next please…YAY!!!! I hope they can complete these two cities by the time the Galaxy Note 2 comes to T-Mo in November….

  • Bob Lawblah

    There are a few T-Mobile stores around Detroit that have had iPhone 5’s on display for the better part of a week, and I actually got one of the managers to tell me (off record, of course) that T-Mobile might actually be a little ahead of schedule in the refarming effort.

    This is a site he showed me that’s collecting sightings of 3G/HSPA+ coverage on 1900MHz handsets. You can add your own sighting on the national map…so far most of the reports are from the coasts, with extremely spotty coverage throughout the Midwest and Southeast. Judging by multiple recent reports, though, it looks like T-Mobile just hit the switch in Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and Minneapolis. I’m still waiting for Metro-Detroit to light up, but I’ll just have to be patient. http://www.airportal.de/

    • Damon

      I got 3G on my 4S last night at 2:00am in North Houston off I 45 north

  • Damon

    I’m in Houston Texas and I got a 3G signal on I45 this morning at about 2:30 am.

  • Damon

    Not sure what happened with my post this morning but I had 3G on my Iphone 4S this morning in Houston Texas off I 45 and the Beltway all the way to Little York, but got Edge back when I got a mile West of 45

  • Falar

    What about Dallas Texas