T-Mobile Extended Range LTE officially goes live in San Francisco Bay Area


T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE coverage is growing again today with another major expansion.

Extended Range LTE is now live in the San Francisco Bay Area. That includes San Francisco proper as well as several surrounding California cities. The full list of cities covered by this latest expansion:

San Francisco, Clearlake, Ukiah, Eureka, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, San Bruno, Burlingame, Foster City, Redwood City, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Half Moon Bay, San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Mountain View, Monterey, Salinas, Vallejo, Antioch, Pittsburg, Concord, Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City, Fremont, Richmond, Pinole, Danville and San Ramon

This is a big Extended Range LTE expansion for T-Mobile. Not only is San Francisco a major U.S. city, but there are a ton of other cities in the Bay Area that are officially getting Extended Range LTE today, too. If you live in one of these towns, enjoy your improved LTE coverage!

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  • The Waz

    When will Chicago be turned on?

    • Unknown

      I think tmobile is trying to get a deal for Chicago and other cities done. It was being reported that the deal would close in the second half of 2016. No detail on when it would be rolling out.


    • According to the 700MHz map, T-Mobile is still in the process of acquiring the 700MHz spectrum. FCC still has to approve the transaction. So Chicago won’t get band 12 until sometime next year. “To be acquired from Leap Licenseco, Inc., an AT&T subsidiary. The transaction is subject to FCC approval. T-Mobile expects to close the deal 4Q 2016. Deployment of the new 700 MHz spectrum can begin once the deal has closed. Read more: https://goo.gl/7vv0tq

  • User

    Somehow, I thought it had been live for almost a year already

  • Walt

    Is San Diego next?

  • Dokman

    There is a couple things off with this press release. Some of those towns are no where near the bay area. I live in Eureka, we are over 250 miles from the bay area. Second we have had extended range band 12 lte for at least a year now. So not sure if they are adding more sites? This area is very remote and we sure could use some more band 12

    • duscrom

      Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.. on both counts. I’m in San Jose, and while I haven’t looked using official apps if I’m on Band 12, i’ve seen improvements in my signal in buildings.

      • Petey07

        Everytime when I’m in San Jose (most of the time on the weekend), data speed is really slow (around Alum Rock, Vietnam Town, & Lone Bluff). I’m thinking its network congestion. I’m going be there this weekend, hopefully this help improve coverage and network performance.

    • SurvivingSunnyvale

      The local news does the same thing.

      There will be headlines “Rain Coming to the Bay area” and the rain is really over Eureka. Not even cloudy around the bay.

  • Patrick McLaughlin

    I also thought this happened last year. I guess they are slow on the uptake

  • Petey07

    Hopefully data coverage & speed improve here. I commute on bart (pittsburg line) daily and it seems like I been getting 4G more than LTE (75% of the time) and recently I started to see E on the route… between Orinda & Lafayette. Using iPhone 6s plus, so hopefully this solve the issue.

    • cldra87

      I take the Richmond train but I have question for you: does the phone lose signal from orinda to rockridge?

      • Petey07

        The Tunnel between Rockridge & Orinda, the signal hasn’t been strong nor stable. Yet, I commute during rush hour so it might be a network congestion (morning around 8 & evening around 4-6).

        I have the same issues with 19th St. Oakland, but I think it’s probably due to most of the tunnel that the signal and speeds drops.

        Not sure what your type of experience in the Oakland tunnels?

      • JLV90

        It usually keeps the signal in the tunnel, data on the other hand drops in there a lot especially during commute hours.

    • shashi

      I travel from Fremont to Montgomery and T-mobile LTE is mostly useless. Personally I feel they have really bad service in California and Oregon

  • Tmo_user

    That’s great Band 12 is up and running, I hope they eventually resolve the congestion because everyone in So Cal in certain areas are on band 12 and when everyone is on that same band the speed is at a crawl to the point I cannot browse the web anymore or do anything.

  • Bradley Karas

    They installed a full on DAS system at Universal Studios Florida, Disney and in all major sports stadiums like the Trop, Raymond James and Amalie arena and it rocks. Universal needed it bad but now when I go inside and underground I still get a signal

  • Aon Bar

    Why did service in Seattle sucks, if T-Mobile is based in Seattle ? I have half bar to 3g service from my house in Seattle, 1 block from a Tmobile store.

  • Mike Thaler

    It has been up and running on several sites – at least from Burlingame to SF to Oakland for several months.

  • Athan Broers

    They just put up the new towers here in San Mateo couple weeks ago. They are on my building. Here’s the thing. With towers right above me, my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has crappier service than my LG G3 & G4. Lose service in elevator or down in the garage. Thought maybe it was the case but took that off and still no service in those areas. Again I had great service with my other phones and T-Mobile even swapped this one out. Anyone have any ideas why it’s happening with this phone?