T-Mobile rolls out low-band LTE to hundreds more cell sites

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In what is becoming a regular occurrence, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray revealed today that T-Mo has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites across the U.S. in the past two weeks. His tweet announcing the news can be found below.

This expansion includes both 600MHz and 700MHz coverage. As with the other low-band and mid-band upgrades that T-Mobile has made in recent weeks, I’ve compiled each city named in Ray’s GIF to make it easier for you to see if your city is included.

So, is your city a part of this latest round of low-band LTE upgrades? If so, have you noticed an improvement?

  • Pelham, AL
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Hazel Green, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Millbrook, AL
  • Cusseta, AL
  • Phenix City, AL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Avondale, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Williams, AZ
  • Camp Verde, AZ
  • Dewey, AZ
  • Jacksonville, AR
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Searcy, AR
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Rogers, AR
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Pomona, CA
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • La Mesa, CA
  • Cardiff By the Sea, CA
  • Blythe, CA
  • Twin Peaks, CA
  • Orange, CA
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Livermore, CA
  • Merced, CA
  • Turlock, CA
  • Red Bluff, CA
  • Aurora, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Fort Lupton, CO
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Washington, DC
  • Twin Falls, ID
  • Swan Valley, ID
  • Boise, ID
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Pompano Beach, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Lake Worth, FL
  • Kissimmee, FL
  • Swainsboro, GA
  • Thomson, GA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Thomasville, GA
  • Tifton, GA
  • Waianae, HI
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • Crystal Lake, IL
  • Skokie, IL
  • Calumet City, IL
  • Harvey, IL
  • Joliet, IL
  • Bristol, IL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Gary, IN
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Buffalo, KS
  • Lexington, KY
  • Bowling Green, KY
  • Meraux, LA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Pearl River, LA
  • Bossier City, LA
  • Biddeford, ME
  • Kennebunkport, ME
  • Saco, ME
  • Buxton, ME
  • Augusta, ME
  • Bangor, ME
  • Hampden, ME
  • Waterville, ME
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Owings Mills, MD
  • Brooklyn, MD
  • Littleton, MA
  • Douglas, MA
  • Middleboro, MA
  • Clarkston, MI
  • Burton, MI
  • Haslett, MI
  • Circle Pines, MN
  • Hastings, MN
  • Owatonna, MN
  • Silver Lake, MN
  • Wayzata, MN
  • Mankato, MN
  • Williamsburg, MO
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Belgrade, MT
  • Manhattan, MT
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Paramus, NJ
  • Belle Mead, NJ
  • Monmouth Junction, NJ
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Artesia, NM
  • Des Moines, NM
  • Yonkers, NY
  • Jamaica, NY
  • Westbury, NY
  • Mount Sinai, NY
  • Plattsburgh, NY
  • Hastings, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Bridgeport, OH
  • Hamilton, OH
  • Fort Cobb, OK
  • Randlett, OK
  • Walters, OK
  • Erick, OK
  • Aline, OK
  • Alva, OK
  • Cherokee, OK
  • Jet, OK
  • Woodward, OK
  • McAlester, OK
  • Calvin, OK
  • Wardville, OK
  • White City, OR
  • Milton Freewater, OR
  • Union, OR
  • Oakdale, PA
  • Northern Cambria, PA
  • Bellefonte, PA
  • Boalsburg, PA
  • Snow Shoe, PA
  • Mifflintown, PA
  • East Earl, PA
  • Chester, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Columbia, SC
  • Charleston, SC
  • Loris, SC
  • Nashville, TN
  • Garland, TX
  • Longview, TX
  • Jasper, TX
  • Wichita Falls, TX
  • Sterling City, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Spring, TX
  • La Marque, TX
  • Jourdanton, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Donna, TX
  • Plainview, TX
  • Shallowater, TX
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Balmorhea, TX
  • El Paso, TX
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • West Valley City, UT
  • Logan, UT
  • Hurricane, UT
  • Manassas, VA
  • Centreville, VA
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Newport News, VA
  • Petersburg, VA
  • Blacksburg, VA
  • Duvall, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Clinton, WA
  • Ryderwood, WA
  • Quincy, WA
  • Cle Elum, WA
  • Thorp, WA
  • Sprague, WA
  • Wilbur, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Pasco, WA
  • Berwind, WV
  • Wheeling, WV
  • Upper Tract, WV
  • Torrington, WY

Source: Neville Ray (Twitter)

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  • steveb944

    Sweet! I’ll have to see in my area. It’s too bad they don’t specify if it’s 600 or 700. My phone only supports 700.

    • slybacon

      Most are in your same boat. It’ll be nice though if 600 gets launched all over before you buy your first 600-capable phone. The new phone will feel more new, and more capable than other phone upgrades.

      • SirStephenH

        According to T-Mobile Help this announcement was for band 71 only.

    • bkat11

      They said in the comments it’s 600 mhz

      • steveb944

        I looked at the map, no difference.

        • bkat11

          No difference in what?

        • steveb944

          Coverage nor specification of 600 vs 700.

        • bkat11

          The coverage map on T-Mobile website?

        • steveb944

          Yup

        • slybacon

          They don’t update that map very often.

        • SirStephenH

          T-Mobile doesn’t update its maps often and only does so when areas are considered complete.

        • bkat11

          Yeah what he said! Coverage map is very unreliable overall

        • SirStephenH

          T-Mobile Help is telling everyone that this announcement is for band 71 (600MHz) only. Maps will take a while to update, T-Mobile tends to only update its maps once an area is considered complete.

  • Roman AGalus

    Nothing in Wisconsin ?

    • Eric Kennedy

      If you check their coverage map and enable the 600 MHz overlay – you will see they’ve been quite busy building out in central and northern Wisconsin. That area of the state has been a huge island of AT&T roaming.

  • AndTheWorldMayNeverKnow

    Merced, CA
    Turlock, CA
    Red Bluff, CA

    Very happy to see these places on the list, but no Modesto, CA?

    • twicetheprice

      Last I knew Merced had only 2 or 3 700mhz towers. I wonder how many more they added.

      • AndTheWorldMayNeverKnow

        I’m hoping they add more, that’s all ways been TMO’s problem, no penetration through certain walls and other frequencies interfering. I’m waiting to buy a new phone to take full advantage of these features but I’m excited. I’m happy with pretty much everything else from TMO

      • SirStephenH

        According to T-Mobile Help on Twitter, this announcement was for band 71 (600MHz) only.

  • Sharti24

    You don’t see Att or Verizon bragging about their coverage.

    • T Redd

      I was thinking the same.

    • Matt

      They’re not bragging. They’re simply announcing the improvements. And it is good to see too. T-Mobile tends to be a lot more consumer friendly than the others.

    • James Smith

      Neither of them need to because their coverage just works. T-Mobile is still way behind them coverage wise despite what those fake maps and irrelevant crowd sourced surveys say.

      • Sharti24

        Yup. Exactly

      • Ah yeah, user-submitted data of signal strength in the areas they use their phones, totally irrelevant to, uh… signal strength in areas they use their phones?

        • James Smith

          These crowd sourced surveys do not factor in no service situations.

        • On the contrary — “no service” can easily be determined if there are zero reports for a location. If an app like OpenSignal is able to connect, then that means *it can connect*, which means you can easily tell where there is coverage and where there isn’t. Nothing irrelevant about that — it’s a DIRECT metric, and infinitely more trustworthy than a company simply *telling* you where it has coverage (like the infamous Verizon red map).

        • SirStephenH

          These programs record locations where no signal is found just as they do when a signal is found. The information is uploaded when an internet connection becomes available.

        • Trevnerdio

          It’s called caching. They don’t just upload everything all the time, they upload in timed intervals, even if there is coverage the whole time.

        • slybacon

          Open Signal does exactly that. It tracks what network you are connected to and your location. Some people run this continuously in the background.

        • SirStephenH

          Actually they record when no signal is found as well.

      • Jason

        And you know this how? Not attacking you (yet, though I will if I dont get an answer that passes the smell test). Is that just a feeling? Or a tingle up your leg?

    • Jason

      The question isn’t if there was a gap. Clearly there was, and Tmo didnt have the same low band spectrum. Now they have tons, so the real question is: how do overpriced slow growing behemoths respond when their coverage advantage is nullified? ;-) All about how you properly (or improperly in your case) frame things. You cant be expensive AND on par ;-)

    • SirStephenH

      I’m sure they will once they have something to brag about.

    • sandra

      Verizon has been bragging about their coverage for years showing their maps and such so where do you get that. Its only recently they have shut up. Before that Att with their Iphone exclusive bragged all the time. So yea they do just are quiet right now

    • rba13

      Can you hear me now?

  • William C Bonner

    I see these frequency expansions, and want to know what phones support new frequencies?

    • Jason

      600 mhz? LG V30, Galaxy S9. Tons coming this year

      • William C Bonner

        Will my year and a half old iPhone 7 take advantage of the frequencies, or do I need to go get a new phone?

        • Jason

          7 only has 700 not 600

        • slybacon

          And some of these expansion are 700.

        • SirStephenH

          According to T-Mobile Help this announcement was for band 71 only.

        • SirStephenH

          No iPhone has band 71 support and it doesn’t look likely for the next models either. iPhones have always been far behind in supporting new network technologies.

      • Matt

        Anything on the budget end coming this year? I don’t buy flagship phones.

        • SirStephenH

          There should be a few budget models coming out later this year. There should be a far better selection of budget models with band 71 support coming out next year.

    • SirStephenH

      Pretty much every phone made within the last two years supports band 12. At this time only the V30 (also all variants; the V30+ and the upcoming V30S), S8 Active, and S9 support band 71 (they also support band 12).

  • Jason

    As I own a metric crapton of T-Mobile stock, all I feel when I see these stories is: SO MANY more new markets to get customers in. It is dollar signs a plenty. The company managed at least 1 million net customers per quarter for FIVE YEARS with their current footprint, possibilities are endless. Congrats Neville. This company is a well oiled growth machine and the parts (the network) have the best talent working for them. And to all the future tmobile workers in stores soon to be in the nether regions, we salute you.

  • Mark Kendrick

    I see my city on here but how do I know what frequency it is? I’m not a T-mobile customer at this point but low bands will allow for better in building coverage which would bring me back to the Magenta network

    • slybacon

      It is most likely Band 12 LTE. It may also be Band 71 LTE.

      • SirStephenH

        T-Mobile Help has been tweeting that this announcement was for band 71 only.

        • Mark Kendrick

          Thanks for the info.

        • slybacon

          Were there any cities that got this 600 that still have TV stations live? I’m in Utah and we were on the list for Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Logan and one other. These three cities can’t have 600 yet (until November 2018). So, I would guess it was 700 in Utah.

        • Keith

          I thought the tv stations already cleared the spectrum in Utah. No issues. Time to get a band 71 phone and enjoy the love.

        • slybacon

          The wasatch front is part of Phase 1, which means they have to clear by Nov 30, 2018. I haven’t seen any news that they have cleared already. Rural Utah is already clear. Have you seen anything that they cleared early?

        • Keith

          I read an Reddit a list of TV stations that needed to be cleared out, (regardless of deadline) and didn’t see Utah on the list, meaning it’s open for full deployment. Plus if Nevill says it’s deployed now, it’s good to go. I could drive up there, and get cellmapper going to be sure..

        • SirStephenH

          I was just passing along info from T-Mobile, they are telling everyone that this announcement was for band 71 only. It looks like T-Mobile has been clearing Utah early though. It was supposed to be cleared by the end of November anyways so it’s not like they’re extremely ahead of schedule. You also have to keep in mind that all channels don’t have to be cleared for T-Mobile to start deployment. Any chunk of band 71 with at least 6MHz between it and the nearest TV station can be deployed immediately.

    • SirStephenH

      It’s all band 71. T-Mobile Help has been tweeting, in the thread linked in the article above, that this announcement is for band 71 only.

  • emcdonald75

    T-Mobile does hardly anything in Mississippi. Our choices always remain AT&T, Verizon and C-Spire. Sprint is an option only because the carrier roams on C-Spire when in rural areas.

    • Sharti24

      Tmobile sucks on naval air station Meridian. Even Sprint has great service there. 39309

  • superg05

    i saw a crew working on the tower by my house i was hoping it was tmobile but it was at&T

  • mikeZo6

    NO difference northeast Philadelphia

    • SirStephenH

      You need a phone that supports band 71 to see any difference. This announcement was for band 71 only.

    • Andrew Singleton

      v30, s8active, s9 are the only affected devices.

  • SirStephenH

    Wow, band 71 in Western Washington!? We were supposed to be phase 7, good to see things going ahead of schedule.

    Edit: This announcement by T-Mobile was only for band 71, not band 12 and band 71 as the article says.

    • SBacklin

      Well, according to Neville, it also includes B12. I asked about Seattle and he replied to my tweet saying it was more B12 in Seattle.

    • Eric Noriz Tech Entertainment

      Well I did an LTE Discovery after seeing this and realized I’m on band 12 in New Orleans so this is not just 71

  • Sharti24

    Tmobile has been beefing up their coverage here in NE Ohio. Ive noticed numerous towers with new Nokia equipment on them by the company “eco-site”. Hopefully they’re expanding to rural areas that actually need the coverage

  • Awesome

  • LAGURL22

    I am very tempted to go back to tmobile. Having Verizon has been HELL…. expensive and it’s bad here in Los Angeles. Honestly it’s bad go in a building slow 3G evdo or 1x on my note 8 ,tried my mom’s iPhone x from Verizon because I tought something was wrong with my note 8 no same problem on iPhone x same bad service . .. where I work in the office I get no service and sometimes 1 bar 1x while co-workers on metro which uses tmobile have 3 bars lte . I walk to the produce section of the warehouse I work where there’s a big cooler I go in I get 1 bar 1x or no service. 99 percent of my calls fail and texts don’t go thru . I always tought verizon was supposed to get good service in buildings because they use low band 13 which runs on 700? ? Because it usually craps out !! T-Mobile/metro get better lte in buildings , on average lte is bad and slow . Even outside full bars 1.5 to 3 mbps average sometimes kbps speeds can’t even load the uber app . Yes it gets that bad . No apps loading or webpages with full bars lte . I don’t get how they get away with supposedly best network here in L.A. it’s pretty bad . I know others on Verizon that left and got metro or cricket and say they never looked back that they both work better faster lte ,better signal in buildings, no more dropped calls and calls don’t take long to connect. That also ugh when I have 1x calls Take FOREVER TO connect 30 or more seconds to finally start ringin and once I’m talking that the call finally connects it sounds real bad and keeps cutting out and there’s lots of static.

    • thepanttherlady

      I’ve had the opposite experience as you with Verizon. I moved to the mountain and the exact corner I live on is a dead zone with TMobile and MetroPCS. I had to get service that actually worked so Verizon it was. I work in Pasadena and haven’t had any service issues thus far. I have the iPhone X currently and have 3 bars of LTE service. I will say, however, I did have 1x pop up on my phone when I went to leave this morning but it was also raining so I attribute it to that since I normally have LTE in the same spot.

      • LAGURL22

        I live in East L.A., work in Vernon and it’s bad all over . In montebello and pico rivera it’s bad too . Slow lte bad signal in stores and buildings .

        • mdubur

          Same for me, in Whittier. Verizon was also bad, but maybe a step above.

      • Chris Lazarus

        T-Mobile is not that bad price wise? I mean I have four cell lines and two tablet lines and I only pay 145.00 which is awesome now as for service ok not the best best but I only get dropped calls going over bridges and I do loose my LTE internet at times that I will have to restart cell or put in airplane mode then back on but price wise no one can beat that

  • chris

    No help Raleigh NC. I live in a low area not far from the tower however I end up in an overshoot situation regardless of carrier. Verizon once sent a truck out to verify this and that someone accross the street is running an Illegal high powered extender that is AT&T. It is set to open but call denied. That way you are forced to connect when you can not hit the tower. The FCC said it may be years before they investigate the extender. I have to change phone settings often. Good thing there is WIFI calling.

    • Matt

      TMobile is give you a cell spot so your house will get internet.

      Call.

  • Natale Wright

    I hate it because now I’m using an unlocked phone for T-Mobile and my calls begin to drop the day they did this in Greensboro. The service is very poor now in my home. I called but nothing has changed. They told me to buy a T-Mobile phone to get better results. How do I know it will improve then.

    • James Smith

      You won’t. Switch carriers if the service is that bad.

      • Natale Wright

        All the carriers are bad. They are doing what their doing to force people to buy their updated phones that are ridiculously priced.

    • decisivemoment

      File a trouble report with T-Force on twitter or T-Mobile technical support including the approximate time that your signal fell apart and what LTE bands your phone supports. Maybe they disconnected something they shouldn’t have?

  • Jonathan Decastro

    The low-band coverage will definitely be appreciated here in Newport News, VA. Haven’t noticed a difference yet but hopefully the improvements will be noticeable.

    • Claude

      This announcement was for band 71 only. You need a phone that supports band 71 to see any difference or be affected by this. Very few T-Mobile phones support band 71.

  • Gerald Buchanan

    My T-Mobile service seems to have gotten worst in Little River/North Myrtle Beach, SC areas. I went to the T-Mobile store yesterday and even there my signal was poor. Signal level was -114 dBm and tower is near.

  • Joe

    One thing to understand with the low band rollout is the majority of phones cannot access the low bands (600 mhz). There are not that many new phones that can access the band.

  • big curt

    Does any one no if I have a t mobile LG v30 will it work with band 71 on metro PC’s. Or does metro PC’s not offer band 71

  • Charles Burt

    This is my location 32.189467, -112.415476. There is a new T-mobile tower at 32.206644, -112.572138. I drove around yesterday and found solid T-mobile signal 5 to 10 miles around the tower but the signal converted back roaming USA Commnet before I got home. I have a Nexus 6 that has been used T-mobile, Verizon and Project Fi. Does anyone know how the network expansion works? Can I expect full coverage in two weeks, a month, six months? Currently Verizon is the only provider in the area. I am ready to GetOutofTheRed. T-mobile customer service told it is still available.