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, Belchertown, Bellingham, Belmont, Bourne, Brockton, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Carver, Chatham, Chelsea, Chicopee, Clinton, Dedham, Deerfield, East Longmeadow, Eastham, Easton, Everett Fairhaven, Fall River, Falmouth, Fitchburg, Foxboro, Greenfield, Groton, Hadley, Haverhill, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, Lawrence, Lee, Leominster, Lexington, Littleton, Longmeadow, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Marblehead, Mashpee, Medfield, Medford, Melrose, Milton, North Attleboro, Norwood, Orleans, Oxford, Palmer, Paxton, Peabody, Pittsfield, Provincetown, Quincy, Randolph, Reading, Revere, Rockland, Rowley, Salem, Saugus, Shelburne, Shrewsbury, Somerville, South Hadley, Springfield, Stoughton, Sturbridge, Taunton, Tewksbury, Uxbridge, Walpole, Watertown, West Boylston, Westborough, Westport, Weymouth, Whitman, Winthrop, Woburn, Worcester (MA)

Amherst, Bartlett, Bedford, Bennington, Chester, Conway, Gilford, Goffstown, Greenfield, Hampton, Jackson, Laconia, Lempster, Littleton, Manchester, Meredith, Milton, Nashua, New London, Portsmouth, Somersworth, Thornton and Portsmouth (NH)

Barrington, Bristol, Central Falls, Charlestown, Cranston, Cumberland, East Providence, Jamestown, Johnston, Lincoln, Middletown, Narraganset, Newport, North Providence, Portsmouth, Providence, Richmond, Scituate, Tiverton, Warwick, Westerly and Woonsocket (RI)

Chesterfield, Hartford, Hinsdale, Putney, Randolph, Reading, Rockingham, Royalton, Sharon, Springfield, Vernon, Weathersfield, West Windsor, Westminster, Westmoreland, Williamstown and Windsor (VT)

See, I told you that there a lot of new cities. Here’s to hoping that T-Mo follows today’s announcement up with another Extended Range LTE launch as quickly as it followed the Rochester launch with the Boston one so that even more folks get the improved service.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Hurlamania

    why do we never get maps anymore… Anyone have the links to those 700mhz maps that people update?

  • pseudoswede

    So I finally can get reception in the baah near Haahvaahd?

    • taxandspend

      Yup, in the wicked busy one.

    • Bryant

      So you can drunk-text more people :)

  • Philip

    Is this the same as Band 12?

    • Alex Wagner

      Yes, T-Mobile devices that support band 12 LTE can access this Extended Range LTE coverage.

  • VN

    Hey Vinnie, have a taste of slower spee… I mean, Extended Range. Unless you’re also getting CA, who knows.

  • Mark

    Littleton, NH??? Seriously? It’s not just tiny, it’s far away!

    Mainly I’m aggravated that they went way up there and didn’t cross into Maine.

    • taxandspend

      They don’t own band 12 in Maine. US Cellular does.

    • Bryant

      I don’t believe Tmo owns any Band 12 (700 mhz/Extended Range) LTE in Maine…like at all…no where…not a single city. That’s why they didn’t cross into Maine.

  • eml

    I live in one of those towns, which used to have only Band 4 LTE (only has it for a few months and in the town center area) and 2G, no 3G/HSPA+ whatsoever. However, today I notice my Nexus 5 is locking on to a HSPA+ signal!

    • Andrew

      Yeah I’m having that issue in Lunenburg which is next to a few of those towns. Used to get Band 4 LTE and now I’m getting HSPA+ instead.

  • The Waz

    Great, now what about Chicago?

    • Jay J. Blanco

      Tmobilet doesn’t own any low band spectrum in Illinois.

      • taxandspend

        They need to buy it from Laser

        • Bryant

          Not for sale.

        • taxandspend

          Yes it is for sale. That’s the purpose of Laser – to sell that 700 spectrum in Chicago

        • JMccovery

          It could be that Laser doesn’t want to sell it to T-Mobile, or that TMO can’t afford it.

        • taxandspend

          It’s for sale. That’s the sole purpose of Laser – to sell that spectrum. T-Mobile can definitely afford their asking price, but that price is obviously too high. With the 600 auction, that 700 spectrum sale is becoming less and less valuable. So I’m guessing T-Mobile is waiting to get a great deal.

        • taxandspend
  • The Waz

    coverage has sucked in the chicagoland suburbs…90 is very spotty

  • Patrick McLaughlin

    and still no Band 12 for Boise, Id. WTF? Although I’ve seen work being done on their towers I thought it would be Band 12 but Nada

    • Jay J. Blanco

      It will be by 4Q they have baught low band for Idaho.

    • Bryant

      T-Mobile doesn’t own any 700 mhz for Boise yet. They have applied to buy it, but the FCC is in a “quiet” period right now during the 600 mhz aution and won’t approve or deny a purchase.
      Considering that Vegas still has no official Band 12 live, and that purchased was finalized last year, you may not see Band 12 in Boise for a long time.

  • aglee89

    Can confirm b12 in Warwick/Providence area

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Good for Boston. Show us some love in San Jose and rest of the south bay area Monterey bay area as well.

  • Matt

    I’m glad to see improvements in T-Mobile’s network!

  • Roger Sales

    Still waiting for North Jersey :(

  • dtam

    hm, maybe they forgot about braintree.

    • taxandspend

      That stretch of route 3 in Braintree that bends around south of Union street could use it – dropped calls there all the time.

      • dtam

        I live around there and only get HSPA+

        • taxandspend

          On the highway (heading north), I’ll have LTE until it drops at that bend. Then it’s weak HSPA for a bit. But by Union St, it’s back to LTE.

        • justthecasualuser

          You mean between exit 17 and 16 on route 3. Yeah i get the same problem with that area in terms of useable coverage.

        • taxandspend

          Exactly. Going around that long bend about 2 miles from exit 17

        • Romdude

          You guys should report it just in case one of you hasn’t. They can take a look at it and see what is possible.

        • Andrew

          How do we report it — I’d like to contribute because this affects me also.

        • Romdude

          Just call 611 customer care and they can get you to the right department. As long as it’s an area that should be covered and not a lack of spectrum then they may be able to do something about it.

  • Bryant

    Seriously! It’s been dragging out in Vegas (no pun intended).

    • Cam Fas

      Ur right frankly the network here isn’t all bad by any means. It’s just the areas I am at most of the time are on the fringes of lte hspa+ and edge over at the airport mainly due to the interference but 700mhz would help greatly when I’m on the edge of a signal.

  • steveb944

    Nice! Perfect timing as I’m heading up next month.

  • Sushimane

    I don’t see anything different but whatever lol at boxborough I maxed out at 62mbps dl 28 up.

  • Critic4U

    T-Mobile getting stronger :-)

  • Eddie Yasi

    I don’t see Waltham MA listed, but I just tested and I got 67 mbps down, so we either do have it, or don’t need it! :)

  • Trevnerdio

    Noticed it in downtown Lake Charles, LA! Only inside buildings though. It was great.

  • taxandspend

    I was in the Natick mall a couple of weeks ago, and it’s much better in there than it was.

  • My folks live in a dead spot south of New London, NH. Wonder if band 12 will reach them now? Digging all the Extended LTE love for NH! Heading up in five weeks for our annual White Mountains vacation! Every year there’s more and more areas with coverage. Seeing the progress year over year on T-Mo has been awesome!

    • williejackbrainer

      I was just up there two weeks ago. I was roaming on US Celluar. Hope the service will be better for you.

  • williejackbrainer

    Glad to see that Nashua NH is getting some Extended Range LTE love.