4G LTE arrives in 22 new markets


Following on from yesterday’s news that T-Mobile’s new 20+20 LTE was going live in a few areas, it turns out, the carrier expanded its 4G LTE coverage to 22 new markets yesterday too, in 13 different states. They are as follows:

  • California: San Luis Obispo
  • Colorado: Silverthorne
  • Florida: Key West, Naples-Marco Island
  • Indiana: Evansville
  • Kentucky: Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Frankfort
  • Louisiana: Baton Rouge
  • Massachusetts: Barnstable Town
  • Minnesota: Red Wing
  • Mississippi: Hattiesburg
  • Missouri: St. Joseph
  • Oregon: Bend
  • Pennsylvania: Allentown, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading, State College, Winchester
  • Washington: Bremerton, Port Angeles

If you’re in any of these areas, be sure to let us know if you’ve spotted a speed bump. To check which markets are now live, head on over to T-Mobile’s coverage list.

Via: AndroidPolice

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  • Bori

    Oh lovely. ..

  • rav

    Good news for pa. We had LTE a year now. Wilkes barre Scranton. Pa is a big market for T-Mobile.

    • mloudt

      You must mean 4g for a year because T-mobile hasn’t had LTE for a year in any markets it just launched this year.

      • izzy

        how come no lte for hazleton pa we are only 20 miles away from you guys…we are still stuck on edge.

        • samsavoy

          Too rural!!!

        • Guest

          Yeah, I’m in Jim Thorpe (which is also EDGE on T-Mo) and while it doesn’t really surprise me that they haven’t upgraded us yet, it has kinda surprised me too that they haven’t upgraded Hazleton beyond 2G. Hopefully soon, though as it seems it’s moving closer.

    • Luis Espinal

      I had my fastest speeds in Scranton to date, on LTE! I was able to get up to 34Mbps on my rooted Nexus 4. I’ve never gone beyond that thou, that was Nov1, 2013. I live in SW CT, heavy TMobile area, never get above 6mbps on LTE inside my house. :( but hey I still get LTE!

  • Andrew Finkenbinder

    Harrisburg area has had LTE on for months….


      You may have had it where you live/work, but they do not call the entire market live until they reach a certain percentage of coverage for the entire market area.

      • Andrew Finkenbinder

        That must be a high percentage. Coverage has been exceptional since July. What the Hburg area needs is LTE expanded to nearby towns – some of these, including decent-sized ones like Carlisle (which has a major college, for crying out loud) are still limited to EDGE. I’d like to know what T-Mobile’s spectrum holdings are in these areas….

        • mistermix

          Is it spectrum or backhaul that limits places like Carlisle?

        • Andrew Finkenbinder

          Either? Both? Backhaul capacity is definitely available. Decent-sized population center, huge transportation hub, educational institutions…definitely either a spectrum issue or apathy.

  • bob

    no, LTE in Wilkes-barre PA:(

    • samsavoy

      There is some LTE in Wilkes-Barre. Where exactly are you?

    • Luis Espinal

      oh that sucks, i was vacationing in PA and had LTE in WilkesBarre, Scranton, and Dickson City. I actually bought my iPad Air in Dickson City Nov 1st and drove down to Wilkes Barre to meet up with some family and my iPad had LTE as well as my rooted Nexus 4. U think it could be ur phone?

  • Mike

    Weird that they are announcing LTE in Bremerton, WA as a new market. We’ve had it since May.

  • Derrick

    Noticed some LTE in Biloxi, Ms yesterday. Its not on the list yet though…hopefully they expand into Ocean Springs this go round on 4g/LTE coverage.

  • Verizonthunder

    Why are people being sour grapes? This is great news and I hope they keep it up.

    • TatDude806

      Why? Markets smaller than Lubbock, TX (pop 236,500) are getting LTE. We have already been told this will be one of the last markets to get it. How the hell does the smaller towns get this before us? IT MAKES NO SENSE! We are stuck in 3G, NO NOT 4G but old school 3G land with speeds to match!

      • JB45

        I feel your pain. Im in a 2.3 million people metro are and still on hspa 21. Lubbock and Cincinnati are probably last on the list.

        • Verizonthunder

          Some people still have edge I am sure this new ceo is going to change the tone of T-mobile

      • Verizonthunder

        It’s a better roll out compared to Sprint

      • KingCobra

        Are you still complaining about Cincinnati? TMO can’t do anything there regarding LTE. They do not have the spectrum to do it.

  • 0neTw0

    Here in Houston I noticed more drops than normal. Hope that is a sign that they are working on the towers. Wishfull thinking i am sure.

    • Andrew Finkenbinder

      Maybe not. Serious work being done in MetroPCS markets to get networks in order.

    • JJ

      Dropping where? I have not seen a dropat all in Houston. LTE all the way from downtown to heights to FM 1960 half way down where i stopped at. LTE speed at my House is 40 and 13.

      • mloudt

        I go to the University of Houston Main Campus and I noticed the past two weeks in Bauer business college that outside of class E for edge has been popping up. Usually when that happens it means they expanding coverage. Also, Southeast area, 45 S, Pasadena and Pearland area can get spotty sometimes this could be T-mobile expanding and twerking the network on this side of town.

        • Eric Bogle

          Twerking? Don’t you mean tweaking?

      • 0neTw0

        In town I get great signal. But I live in the south side of town Clear Lake area and it gets spotty the further away from the main freeways.

  • akcruz

    4g LTE is nice when you’re in the cities but being on the EDGE network while traveling through the states is really annoying!

  • Jay J. Blanco

    This LTE announcement is really small compared to the others. Can we get some HSPA expansion announcements also *crosses fingers*

  • JB45

    I am happy they are expanding LTE to more and more cities but still missing Cincinnati metro area with 2.3 million people that are stuck on hspa 21..I just dont get it.

    • Vijay

      Still no Cincinnati :(

    • Ken P

      You can blame Cincinnati Bell for that… The reason T-Mo doesn’t have LTE in Cincinnati is because they’re sharing spectrum with Cincy Bell, and there just isn’t enough spectrum available to roll out LTE there. Not T-Mobile’s fault, unfortunately, but unless new spectrum becomes available or CBW goes out of business, you’re stuck on HSPA+ 4G.

      • Bori

        I find it interesting how, many of you know what is actually going on, cause my experience with T-mobile reps, has led me to believe they are in the dark in reference to these issues. Typical responses for the past month or two, “Your area is being enhanced as we speak” or the dreadful “We are deploying LTE at an unprecedented speed, however, we do not have information as to when your area, will be updated please check our website for updates” and kid you not, I had a manager from one of the local stores tell me, “Yeah, I guess Tmobile doesn’t care about Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky, they keep on leaving us out”. I was like YIKES… sorry to have asked….

        • fsured

          Reps over the phone may be limited in what they can say even when they have the right answer. The calls could also be recorded and if they say something misleading it can cause issues. On the forums people who work for the company can have more freedom to speak about what is going on since their identity can be hidden.

        • CPPCrispy

          If you look at the FCC website, you will see that in the Cincinnati area, T-Mobile only has 10 MHz of PCS and only 5 MHz of leased AWS. With the current spectrum, they would have to move HSPA+ mostly, if not completely, to PCS before they could deploy LTE on AWS

        • Bori

          Well it seems like that’s most likely what’s going to happen here. Basing it on Airportale reframing has been going on for months around here. However, considering this is a semi major metropolitanarea, you’d think they could at least provide some details as to what is going on. It’s not easy to come in here and not feel somewhat left hanging when you read about places that hardly any one has heard about being lit up with LTE. I myself have not completely switched over because of the situation here, however I am hopeful things will get better soon.

        • Drew

          I just looked, T-Mobile owns 30mhz A block (Cinci-Dayton MTA) 1900, plus 10 more (F?) block PCS (1900) – and 20Mhz contiguous AWS – more than enough to refarm and deploy LTE in AWS 2×10

  • Nick Gonzalez

    I went to school in Evansville, was a cool little town.
    Big ups E-ville!!!

  • Diver Dan

    To be taken seriously T-Mobile needs to improve service
    between the cities that have LTE service. It makes me crazy to drive four miles
    out of a city that has LTE service and end up on edge or even worse GPRS. My son’s
    iPhone shows a circle in the service indicator when it is on GPRS. He calls it
    the circle of death. Not all of T-mobile’s Edge service is the same. Some of it
    is fast enough to read email, download a map, and receive notifications. Other
    locations it is so awful it is unusable for anything. My guess would be that
    the back haul from these more remote locations can’t support Edge data rates even though the cell
    site supports Edge.

  • Get Real People

    All of you EDGE whiners need to STFU and switch to Verizon. You get what you pay for. I am VERY happy with T-Mobile’s service, as I have 4G/LTE in 99% of the places I visit in the NY/NJ area. If I constantly dropped to EDGE, you know what I would do? Switch to a network with 3G/4G service where I used it. Get a clue and leave!

    • Hey Coward!!!

      It shows how brave you are when you tell others to STFU and leave from
      an anonymous post!

      Why would anyone go to verizon when TMO is going to buy spectrum from them and screw it up!

      • Get Real People

        Another brain surgeon here. Why would I keep buying the same brand of peanut butter from the supermarket if it tasted like sh!t? I would buy a tasty brand, even if it cost more, because I like peanut butter. Lucky for me, they sell good peanut butter at my store in my town. If they didn’t, I would buy a different brand. You should do the same.

        • Hey Coward!!!!

          Speaking of “brain surgeon”… STFU AND GET A LOBOTOMY!!!
          Maybe your mommy and daddy would finally get some peace!

    • samsavoy

      “It works fine for me so others have no right to complain” is a terrible point to make.

      • Works for Me

        That wasn’t his point, Einstein. Work on your reading comprehension skills. He said if it didn’t work for him, he would leave. You would too if you had half a brain. Take John Legere’s advice. If you aren’t happy, leave. Vote with your dollars. There are other choices.

        • samsavoy

          This forum is filled with trolls.

        • No a troll

          You are the troll. You have no real answer but to cry troll

  • emcdonald75

    Hattiesburg, MS? Not Jackson, the state capital!? Not Gulfport or Biloxi? If they can upgrade Hattiesburg, MS, why not Laurel, MS, which is the next largest city nearby Hattiesburg? I just wish they upgrade the entire metropolitan area like they do in other states, and not just city dots on a map in Mississippi. We all are wishing for T-mobile to succeed. There is nothing wrong with wanting T-Mobile to upgrade their 2G coverage to 4G coverage, either HSPA+ or LTE. Not everyone can afford Verizon or AT&T, or can wait long enough for Sprint to upgrade their network. Technology has progressed too far to continue to use old technology. The carriers should upgrade their entire networks and force M2M businesses and others to upgrade their connections. Just my opinion.

    • philyew

      TM’s program of LTE deployment so far has been about the acquisition of new and re-assignment of existing spectrum, upgrade of tower equipment and enhancement of backhaul infrastructure.

      In order to execute the program, they first had to have the right amount and type of spectrum in each location, access to towers hosting their equipment, the right kind of customer devices which could support the changes, and the ability to expand backhaul capacity to match the rapid growth in data consumption.

      In areas where there is currently only 2G deployment, all of the above issues are likely to present a much bigger problem.

      The biggest problem remains the ability to acquire the right kind of spectrum. This is simply not something that investment – no matter how extensive – can solve on its own. Unless someone is willing and able to sell the right spectrum licenses in the right locations, it may be a long time before the problem is solved in many places.

      • emcdonald75

        I understand that, but T-Mobile just bought the AWS Mississippi Valley Spectrum from U.S. Cellular that covers all of Mississippi. Also, T-Mobile has great 2G coverage in the PCS spectrum throughout Mississippi, which can be refarmed or they can simply deploy the AWS spectrum they already have and are not using on the towers that broadcast their 2G signals. Just upgrade the backhaul, tower equipment and BROADCAST. lol. I am not asking them to expand coverage, just upgrade the towers in the 2G coverage they already broadcast. I was surprised at how much coverage T-Mobile had in the 2G coverage, just upgrade it. Or in my state of Mississippi, just buy C-Spire, who also use AWS Spectrum for LTE. Lol. The bad part is that there are a CDMA company like Metro PCS.

        • philyew

          Has the US Cellular deal closed yet? It was made in June, subject to FCC approval, and was expected to close in Q4.

          Even with the AWS spectrum available, they will still have to deploy satisfactory backhaul before they can make use of any 3G capability that they put on the towers.

          In other words, all the issues I referred to will have a party to play.

          If they haven’t closed the deal through the FCC, they can’t even start yet.

        • mloudt

          Actually the agreement between T-mobile and US Cellular was made prior to June. In the earnings call T-mobile released earlier this month they stated the deal has closed and they now own that spectrum. Obviously, though with 1 month ownership of that spectrum it hasn’t been deployed yet.

        • philyew

          Odd that they should wait until June 28th to announce it, if that was the case…I’d post the link to the story in the TM newsroom, but that would delay this post until Cam could moderate it on Monday.

          Thanks for the confirmation that the deal was indeed closed last month. As you say, that hasn’t given them time yet to do anything with the resulting spectrum.

        • fsured

          It’s still not that easy. The 2g signal travels further so they can have towers further spaced out. If they were to take away spectrum from the 2g to re purpose it then even the 2g signal in that time is going to be worse than its for how ever long the process takes. Then there may not be enough 2g/3g signal to make a solid network coverage. If they want to get rid of all 2g then they need to stop selling phones capable of 2g so their customers won’t use it. They also need to inform customers who do use the 2g network that it is being shut off and offer them discounted or free 3g phones.

  • Luigi

    I know that coverage is a polarizing issue for everybody in
    this blog but this is an issue that T-Mobile should take very seriously if they
    want to really grow and keep adding new customers. We have been with T-Mobile
    for over ten years and never had any voice/data coverage issue until the deal
    with AT&T acquisition fell through hence terminating the roaming agreement between
    the two companies. After that (on or around February 2012) coverage got very
    bad in our area to the point that T-Mobile offered us a signal booster and a
    sweet deal on two Wi-Fi call enabled smartphones to remain with them. At least, we patched the coverage problems at home but this did not solve the coverage deficiencies we are experiencing in our neighborhood. We live in Cary (NC). Our neighborhood is made of over 2,000 households in a 900sh acres area, so I would not call it “rural”.
    The median income of our neighborhood is well above the county average – including
    Raleigh, the capital of NC – yet T-Mobile is completely “neglecting” it! There
    are three towers “serving” our neighborhood, one of them has been updated to
    LTE (the farthest), the second one is a 4G (a little closer to us) whereas the
    third one (the closest to our side!) is still 2G/3G. As a result, we have spots
    with great coverage and other spots with no coverage at all. Over all these
    years, I never was able to use more than 200mb of data any given month with my
    LTE enabled smartphone. Inside a building/store/restaurant? No signal! We are
    patiently waiting for the third tower to be “updated” to LTE and finally solve most of
    this spotty coverage issues that are keeping many and many potential customers
    away from T-Mobile. I have also reported this issue through the T-mobile-takeaction website and we are waiting for a response.
    We could have easily switched wireless carrier a long time ago but we always
    wanted to give T-Mobile another chance. This blog – which I have been following for almost two years, in coincidence with the beginning of our coverage issues – while keeping us updated with all the incoming changes has given us hopes for a better coverage coming soon. So, here we are, but Spring 2014 is our cutoff date. Let’s see
    what John “the” CEO can do. Happy Thanksgiving everybody.

    • Danny Lewis

      I roam on AT&T just fine. It was part of the failed merger that they be able to roam on AT&T for 7 years (from what I have read that others have said in the comments).

    • Roger Sales

      You live in a part of the country where T-Mobile was fighting for spectrum from more than just the other big 3(US Cellular). Unless T-Mobile acquires more spectrum in your area or hopefully purchases US Cellular, there’s not a whole lot they could have done for you.

    • landmarkcm

      Confused I thought after the ATT deal fell through if anything your coverage should be better! because of the break up agreement. Tmobile can still roam on ATT if needed..too

      • S. Ali

        Tmobile will only roam in areas where they have absolutely no towers…..AND your phone as been set to allow roaming…..AND you’re limited to 50mb for data.

    • Jason Crumbley

      “The median income of our neighborhood is well above the county average – including

      Raleigh, the capital of NC – yet T-Mobile is completely “neglecting” it!”

      I like how you think that because you earn more money than others, that you are somehow more entitled to have your wants met.

      • Luigi

        Jason: In my statement you have referenced above, I am actually
        referring to a very profitable market for T-Mobile in our area from a
        demographic standpoint. In other words, T-Mobile is leaving money behind in this area, money that other wireless carriers are enjoying. Entitlement is an almost unknown concept in our neck of the woods. We did not receive any free phone(s) during the presidential campaign, just to remain within the telecom business. In fact, the president did not win our state, now that I am thinking about it!

        • emcdonald75

          Okay, this statement is stupid and has nothing to do with the discussion on this website. Once and for all, the President has nothing to do with free phones!!! People hate President Obama so much that they have to create a false President Obama with all of this negative stuff to justify their hate.

          Welfare recipients, and others, can receive a free cell phone, but the program is not funded by the government or taxpayer money, as the e-mail alleges. And it’s hardly new.

          How It Works

          SafeLink Wireless, the program mentioned in the e-mail, does indeed offer a cell phone, about one hour’s worth of calling time per month, and other wireless services like voice mail to eligible low-income households. Applicants have to apply and prove that they are either receiving certain types of government benefits, such as Medicaid, or have household incomes at or below 135 percent of the poverty line. Using 2009 poverty guidelines, that’s $14,620 for an individual and a little under $30,000 for a family of four, with slightly higher amounts for Alaska and Hawaii.

          SafeLink is run by a subsidiary of América Móvil, the world’s fourth largest wireless company in terms of subscribers, but it is not paid for directly by the company. Nor is it paid for with “tax payer money,” as the e-mail claims. Rather, it is funded through the Universal Service Fund, which is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company, an independent, not-for-profit corporation set up by the Federal Communications Commission. The USF is sustained by contributions from telecommunications companiessuch as “long distance companies, local telephone companies, wireless telephone companies, paging companies, and payphone providers.” The companies often charge customers to fund their contributions in the form of a universal service fee you might see on your monthly phone bill. The fund is then parceled out to companies, such as América Móvil, that create programs, such as SafeLink, to provide telecommunications service to rural areas and low-income households.


          The SafeLink program has actually been offering cell phones to low-income households in some states since 2008, not beginning “earlier this year,” as the e-mail claims. But the program is rooted in a deeper history.

          When phone lines were first laid out in the late 19th century, they were not always inter-operable. That is to say the phone service created by one company to serve one town may not have been compatible with the phone service of another company serving a different town nearby. The telecom companies themselves saw the folly in this arrangement, and so in 1913, AT&T committed itself to resolving interconnection problems as part of the “Kingsbury Commitment.”

          That common goal of universal service became a goal of universal access to service when Congress passed The Telecommunications Act of 1934. The act created the FCC and also included in its preamble a promise “to make available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States, a rapid, efficient, Nation-wide, and world-wide wire and radio communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable charges.” There was a fear,expressed by telecom companies themselves, that market forces alone might encourage companies to pass on providing service to hard-to-reach places. This would both hurt the people who wouldn’t have service as well as existing customers who wouldn’t be able to reach them. So the new FCC was tasked with promoting this principle of “universal service.”

          This informal practice was codified when the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) was created as part of the 1996 Telecommunications Act to “ensure all Americans, including low-income consumers and those who live in rural, insular, high cost areas, shall have affordable service and [to] help to connect eligible schools, libraries, and rural health care providers to the global telecommunications network.” The USAC includes four programs to serve rural areas, high cost areas, rural health care providers, and schools and libraries. Since 1997, USAC has provided discounted land line service to low-income individuals. (A more limited program to offer assistance to low-income individuals was created a decade earlier; the telecommunications act expanded and formalized it.) According to Eric Iversen, USAC director of external relations, the Universal Service Fund more recently began funding programs that provide wireless service, such as the pre-paid cellular SafeLink program mentioned in the chain e-mail.

          The president has no direct impact on the program, and one could hardly call these devices “Obama Phones,” as the e-mail author does. This specific program, SafeLink, started under President George Bush, with grants from an independent company created under President Bill Clinton, which was a legacy of an act passed under President Franklin Roosevelt, which was influenced by an agreement reached between telecommunications companies and the administration of President Woodrow Wilson.

        • Jason Crumbley

          You can thank Reagan for the free phones. He signed that into law.

      • Getaclue

        I like how you think it doesn’t matter. That is why they are #4.

        • Jason Crumbley

          That’s because it doesn’t. Having more money does not make you more deserving. That’s the problem with this country. Not poor people feeling entitled. It’s the people with money feeling entitled; that they somehow have no responsibility beyond themselves. The world doesn’t end at the tip of your nose.

  • TechHog

    I love how T-Mobile finally announced that they’ll work on coverage, but people are still complaining. You guys really think that this is something that can be done overnight…

    • landmarkcm

      And they have worked at it alot faster then Sprint too at least in the major areas. I thinks its only a matter of time before Tmobile dethrones Sprint as the number 3 carrier.

      • Luis Espinal

        I agree!!! I’m actually using the Sprint network on my freedompop phone, a Sprint MVNO, and OMG it is freaking molasses! Although it is free, so I can’t really complain, but I would be so upset if I actually had to pay for that kind of service. I’m surprised Sprint is still so upsetting with their network. I live in the largest city in CT, so I can’t imagine what other places are like. Then again, I have read here and on other forums that Sprint focused on rural areas before larger cities…kinda strange to me, but hey maybe they’ve got a plan up their sleeves..hopefully its not just their Spark!

        • Magenta Man

          I tried freedompop too and was 7KB down and 7KB up…..lol…what a joke


    Albuquerque got LTE a long time ago, but when is the Capital of New Mexico gonna get LTE T-Mobile? WTF!

    • Jax

      Hopefully soon, in the article a few weeks ago about expanding MetroPCS coverage and LTE they mentioned Santa Fe AND Las Cruces

  • RedGeminiPA

    Most of those cities for PA have been listed as LTE on T-Mobile’s coverage map for quite some time now. How is that a new upgrade?

    I guess I’ll be sticking with Net10 for my iPhone, and keep using AT&T’s LTE where available…

  • JJ

    Maybe they have expanded some of the LTE in cites. As other have said they had LTE since May or they just finished the work in the city.

  • emcdonald75

    Hypothetical Scenario: After T-Mobile buys Verizon
    Wireless’s A-Block Spectrum, then they should buy the A-Block spectrum or
    wireless companies of Cavalier Wireless, C Spire Wireless, Continuum 700, King
    Street Wireless, U.S. Cellular, and Vulcan Wireless. Or they can form roaming
    deals. This will give T-Mobile Nationwide A-Block Spectrum, albeit it will only
    be 10MHz nationwide. Just a scenario with only one problem: T-Mobile will need
    a lot of money. Lol.

    • JBrowne1012

      T-mobile has the fund to do that

    • GinaDee

      It will cost them around $7 billion to buy these nationwide lower A licenses. Most analysts expect them to pursue these others after completing the Verizon spectrum purchase.

      • emcdonald75

        That’s great! I just did not believe that Tmobile had that kind of money without their parent company’s help. I see they are trying to raise the money for Verizon’s A block. I just hope they succeed. I am sick of 2G coverage when I visit rural areas or travel.

      • just me

        I like this news. You wouldn’t happen to have links for reading from some of these analysts, do you? Thanks in advance.

    • TmoJohnstownCustomer

      I hope so. I looked into a spectrum map and I’m under Cavalier wireless. Disappointed that yet again the new spectrum won’t affect me (Metro had no spectrum in my are). What is Cavalier wireless BTW? Are they just speculators… I saw they sold a bunch of B block to AT&T in the past.

  • Sean B

    Up in Sedona Arizona on our honeymoon and stopped to grab some dinner last night and had LTE on both my iPhone 5 and my wife’s GS4. When we got married here back in March it was all Edge. Pretty nice for a town of less than 10,000. Average DL 11mbs, UL 6mbps. More than adequate for our short visit. Reception on our Hummer tour in the surrounding mountains was fairly strong too. Was fairly impressed.

    • D Nice

      Congratulations to you!

  • Sadie

    I noticed it the day before yesterday, 11/21. I’m in FL but not in those two cities listed. I didn’t have LTE before & I was very excited to see the change in the little icon! :D I have it at home, but when i go back to work – it switches back to regular 4g. Boo

  • GinaDee

    How many POPS does T-Mobile cover with LTE with the addition of these 22 new markets?

  • Christopher_McG

    T-Mo is blazing with this rollout! Sprint SUCKS!

  • sidekicker89

    I can’t wait till T-Mobile announces something big next! :) Maybe they’ll buy U.S Cellular! I just wish T-Mobile got their hands on U.S Cellular’s Chicago market before Sprint did.

  • sidekicker89

    Everyone needs to download Sensorly if you have an Android phone and mark on the map where you have LTE! Many of these cities aren’t even marked on the map yet! :'(

  • nycplayboy78

    28.59MB/19.39MB here in the Washington, DC (Fairfax County) is that the new 20+20 LTE speed or regular LTE?

    • UMA_Fan

      Regular. 20×20 should average real world 50mbps down at the very least.

      • Drew

        it’s 2×10 here in Alexandria.

  • Bori

    So I’ve noticed a few towers that were having new equipment installed back 3 weeks ago in the area. Today I was able to determine these are sites are actually ones where I receive my signals from. Wonder if its safe to assume lte equipment indeed is being installed, and that it’s pretty much a matter of time before they actually get the needed spectrum to flip the switch? Just curious, not sure what the lte panels look like but the ones I’ve seen on these towers are, definitely new. They basically shorter and an identation in the middle, with a tiny box behind them.

    • KingCobra

      I hope it does mean that they are upgrading the towers or something. For the past few days I have been dropping an unusually high number of calls. Pretty much every call that I was on while driving would randomly drop after a while. Up until now I rarely ever had a dropped call with T-Mobile so I’m hoping it had something to do with them upgrading towers.

      • Bori

        Yeah I’ve been experiencing slow data and loss of data all together at times. So I’m hoping that’s what causing it.

    • ⓜ@®!ⓞ G@®CI@ ™

      Yup I thinks it’s LTE I saw them upgrade a tower near my house that tiny box you speak of behind the cell antenna’s wasn’t their before then I got LTE the next day

      • Bori

        I hope thats the case here in Cincinnati.

        • Adam

          I would love to have LTE in Cincinnati. I cant believe we don’t have it yet.

        • Bori

          Yeah we are all waiting. Lack of Spectrum issues and yada, yada, yada. Hopefully we get it soon so we can brag with the rest :-) LOL.

  • breenda

    i hope they are doing something about the speed in LOS angeles yesterday i was running speed test i was getting speeds up to 40 mbps in east la 40 dwn,10 ieven took a screen shot of it on my g2 its beautiful 40 dwn 10 up then it went down to 38 and stayed at 38 for a good 2 hours i took advantage dwnloaded vids etc now today im back to normal 2-3mbps with bursts of 5 to 6 in the same place i was getting 38 yesterday lol with full bars lte ..Hopefully they bring them high speeds i saw yesterday it would make me me so happy .

    • Roberto Jaimes

      What the hell are you saying you crack head?

      • In East La Breenda was getting 40mbps downloading speeds with 10mbps uploading speeds. Then it went down to 38mbps downloading speeds and stayed there for 2 hours. Now Breenda is back to the regular speed of 2-3mbps with speed increases of 5-6mbps every so often. Breenda hit a hot spot while getting 40mbps.

  • james

    Sure wish they would worry about getting better coverage outside big cities

  • Edward McCall

    Hattiesburg, MS in the building.

  • David Mack

    Anyone have any news about LTE in Cincinnati?

    • TylerCameron

      T-Mobile doesn’t have a whole hell of a lot of spectrum there, so LTE may take a while there. :/ sorry.

  • David Mack

    Why would they announce that 11/21… That Cincinnati would be get LTE as a result of the MetroPCS merger?

    • Bori

      I think it was more of an issue with the way the atricle was written. They expanded MetroPCS here to Cincinnati amongst other cities, and stated that folks on MetroPCS would be able to use Tmobiles 4G and Lte in these markets. But they forgot to insert “where available” , which would’ve helped if you ask me, since not all those cities have it. I was all excited thinking it was a hint that we would get it, but here we are 12/01 more than 6 months after being deployed, waiting on it. I just hope the wait is worth it.

      • David Mack

        Me too… Thanks for the info Bori

        • Bori

          Sure thing David, if I happen to hear anything or better yet see that lte icon light up I’ll holler. Although i have noticed my data going hey wires lately, and saw on one of the blogs where someone at UC posted a pic of the lte icon on his phone back 4 weeks ago, so I’m hoping it means its coming soon.

        • David Mack

          I saw that post as well… I will holla back if I see the icon too… I have been doing speed tests at random spots around our 513 ever since that article… Fingers x’d

        • Bori

          Sounds like a deal bro, :-). I’ll continue using my Sensorly App as well, hoping to spot some purple.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    I wonder when Madera ca gets lte