T-Mobile rolls out mid-band upgrades to hundreds of cell sites


After announcing last month that T-Mobile had added more low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites, T-Mo CTO Neville Ray today revealed more network improvements.

Ray has confirmed that hundreds of cell sites have been upgraded with additional mid-band capacity in the past two weeks. As with the last upgrade announced by Ray, a GIF is attached to the tweet that lists all the cities that’ve received upgrades. You can find a list of the cities included at the bottom of this post.

It’s nice to see Ray and T-Mobile keeping us in the loop when they roll out network upgrades. With these announcements, customers in the named cities can know that their network has been improved and so they can go out and try the enhancements for themselves.

Has your city been included in either this round of network improvements or the one from last month?

  • Phenix City, AL
  • Auburn, AL
  • Mobile, AL
  • Coffeeville, AL
  • Beatrice, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Rogers, AR
  • Little Rock, AR
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Hot Springs National Park (AR)
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Laveen, AZ
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Marysville, CA
  • Modesto, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Milpitas, CA
  • Fairfax, CA
  • El Sobrante, CA
  • Newark, CA
  • Concord, CA
  • San Mateo, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Mountain View, CA
  • Milbrae, CA
  • Anaheim, CA
  • Westminster, CA
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • Costa Mesa, CA
  • Fontana, CA
  • Yucca Valley, CA
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Pala, CA
  • National City, CA
  • Chino, CA
  • North Hollywood, CA
  • Studio City, CA
  • Valencia, CA
  • Northridge, CA
  • Seal Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Stamford, CT
  • Wilton, CT
  • Westport, CT
  • Riverside, CT
  • New Canaan, CT
  • Greenwich, CT
  • Danbury, CT
  • Bethel, CT
  • Trumbull, CT
  • Southington, CT
  • Sandy Hook, CT
  • Newtown, CT
  • Middletown, CT
  • Cromwell, CT
  • West Hartford, CT
  • Windsor, CT
  • Rocky Hill, CT
  • Plainville, CT
  • Farmington, CT
  • Bristol, CT
  • Bloomfield, CT
  • Washington, DC
  • Newark, DE
  • Claymont, DE
  • Cape Coral, FL
  • North Fort Meyers, FL
  • Fort Meyers, FL
  • Winter Haven, FL
  • Largo, FL
  • Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Vero Beach, FL
  • Sebastian, FL
  • Maitland, FL
  • Milton, FL
  • Monticello, GA
  • Gainesville, GA
  • Mililani, HI
  • Lahaina, HI
  • Alsip, IL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Naperville, IL
  • Bristol, IL
  • Lockport, IL
  • Hazel Crest, IL
  • Bartlett, IL
  • Morton Grove, IL
  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • Gary, IN
  • Topeka, KS
  • Olathe, KS
  • Leavenworth, KS
  • Lexington, KY
  • New Orleans, LA
  • LA Place, LA
  • Kenner, LA
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Dundalk, MD
  • Hanover, MD
  • Aberdeen, MD
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Hyattsville, MD
  • Fall River, MA
  • Allston, MA
  • Dorchester Center, MA
  • Dorchester, MA
  • Canton, MA
  • Hopedale, MA
  • Springfield, MA
  • White Lake, MI
  • Waterford, MI
  • Hamtramck, MI
  • Livonia, MI
  • Southfield, MI
  • Madison Heights, MI
  • Port Huron, MI
  • Clinton Township, MI
  • Brainerd, MN
  • Saint Peter, MN
  • Cook, MN
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Waconia, MN
  • Shakopee, MN
  • Maple Plain, MN
  • Anoka, MN
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • Inver Grove Heights, MN
  • Lakeville, MN
  • Springfield, MO
  • Columbia, MO
  • Saint Joseph, MO
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Lees Summit, MO
  • Saint Lous, MO
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • North Las Vegas, NV
  • Goldfield, NV
  • Milford, NH
  • Lawrence Township, NJ
  • Camden, NJ
  • Woodbury, NJ
  • Clementon, NJ
  • Burlington, NJ
  • Blackwood, NJ
  • Asbury Park, NJ
  • Wayne, NJ
  • Little Falls, NJ
  • Newark, NJ
  • Springfield, NJ
  • Rochester, NY
  • Feura Bush, NY
  • Syosset, NY
  • Farmingdale, NY
  • Central Islip, NY
  • Rockville Center, NY
  • Jamaica, NY
  • Bellerose, NY
  • Kew Gardens, NY
  • Corona, NY
  • Bronx, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Wrightsville Beach, NC
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Concord, NC
  • Durham, NC
  • Garner, NC
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Dayton, OH
  • Hamilton, OH
  • Uniontown, OH
  • Akron, OH
  • Kent, OH
  • Maple Heights, OH
  • Painesville, OH
  • Bridgeport, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Westerville, OH
  • Afton, OK
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Jenks, OK
  • Broken Arrow, OK
  • Lawton, OK
  • Norman, OK
  • Portland, OR
  • Canby, OR
  • Phoenixville, PA
  • Lansdale, PA
  • King of Prussia, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Hatboro, PA
  • Croydon, PA
  • Bensalem, PA
  • Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Quakertown, PA
  • Allentown, PA
  • Bethlehem, PA
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Lebanon, PA
  • Toa Alta, PR
  • Toa Baja, PR
  • San Juan, PR
  • Juncos, PR
  • Lajas, PR
  • Hormigueros, PR
  • RiHatillo, PR
  • Central Falls, RI
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Conway, SC
  • Memphis, TN
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Alcoa, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • La Vergne, TN
  • El Paso, TX
  • Giddings, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • Mission, TX
  • La Marque, TX
  • Katy, TX
  • Spring, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Waco, TX
  • North Richland Hills, TX
  • Terrell, TX
  • Frisco, TX
  • West Valley City, UT
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Radford, VA
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Hampton, VA
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Richmond, VA
  • Manassas, VA
  • Fredericksburg, VA
  • Arlington, VA
  • Kirkland, WA
  • Auburn, WA
  • Wheeling, WV
  • Charleston, WV
  • South Charleston, WV
  • Kenna, WV
  • Winfield, WV
  • Montgomery, WV
  • Clendenin, WV
  • New Berlin, WI

Source: Neville Ray (Twitter)

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  • Willie D

    I dont know about all this. I live in SF and I’ve yet to see any real improvements over all. Sure there are a FEW improvements in select areas, and they may be fast, but overall the entire network is slow, it doesnt work well indoors (when it does, speed is terrible). Remember the days of WiMAX on Sprint and how it worked on select corners, thats how TMobile is in SF, one corner you can pull near or over 100mbps, go to the next block and its back down to 1-5mbps. If they’re making improvements, they’re not really improving areas that really need it, but are backing up areas that are already fast.

  • I wished they’d improve the towers in my city already! I am in a dead zone but I have a mini signal booster from T-Mobile works great but outside within a block radios around near my home I am in a GSM dead zone 1-2 bars for both T-Mobile and AT&T poor signals kinda odd almost like something is jamming the signal! I still love T-Mobile best carrier experience I’ve ever had!

  • my Area already has Phenomenal Coverage, and this makes it’s Capacity even better. I’ve never been Happier than I am with T-Mobile, they always seem to be making the right moves.

  • Steven

    I see Mobile, AL on a list of improved areas for the FIRST TIME! Now I can’t wait to go visit my parents and see if its actually any better where they are. Seems too good to be true, I have my doubts.

  • Brad

    I thought my coverage was better in Chicago! Most people would be surprised, but it needed it.

  • commensal

    Anybody know what frequency “midband” is?

    • Magenta Man

      Mid-Band frequency is 1900Mhz.

      • Trevnerdio

        Why would they be touting 1900 though? They never talk about that anymore.

        • Jon

          Because mid-band frequency adds capacity/density.

        • SirStephenH

          Because midband is the backbone of any cellular network, it’s excellent for speed and capacity.

        • Trevnerdio

          True midband would be, but 1900 is pretty high and doesn’t travel that far/penetrate very well haha

    • Jason Caprio


      Band 4 – 1700/2100MHz
      Band 2 – 1900MHz


      Band 12 – 700MHz
      Band 71 – 600MHz

  • L.A. Canuck

    I call some BS on this. T-Mobile has added midband to ‘some’ sites, in effect making things in most areas better, however, due to camping on band 2 with T-Mobiles ‘Advanced network’, it doesn’t properly handoff to sites that do NOT have band 2 – often. T-Mobile has a band 4 / 12 site < 1000' from me, however coming into my area, more often than not, T-Mobile's service will hold onto band 2 site nearly 3 miles away, and service will be unusable. I will have to contact T-Mobile today and Neville listed this as 'complete' for my city.

    • Jason

      You need a newer phone with carrier aggregation.

      • L.A. Canuck

        LG-G6 has carrier agg, and the ‘far’ site connects with band 2, carrier add of band 4 and 12.
        The nearby site connects as band 4, with carrier add of band 12 OR band 12 with carrier add of band 4.
        I’ve hit 200Mbps with 3 channel carrier agg on this device.

  • Jay Holm

    Hmm, I live in Baytown (77520), I wonder if I am included in Houston? I live at I-10 & 330.

  • Sharti24

    Until every cell tower has low band 600/700mhz AND either a high/mid band 2100/1900mhz mixture, tmobile will not compete with Verizon or Att on coverage/speeds.

    I’ve seen too many towers in rural Ohio have only 1900mhz 5mhz LTE. Those towers were the ones that were converted from 2G Edge to LTE for a quick deployment. Thats doing it on the cheap and speeds are now suffering. Tmobile needs to replace those antennas with up to date equipment.

    Heck, even Sprint put out this year that every cell site will have all 3 frequencies 2.5/1900/800. Thats what tmobile needs to do to every tower

    • Brad C

      my coverage around rural Ohio has been much better, but I do agree these 5MHz areas suck..

      It’s like an Island of slow LTE, then Edge, No Service, Edge, then slow LTE again

      It’s really annoying and why i’ve not cancelled my Verizon line yet.

      • Sharti24

        Yup. I remember a few years ago traveling on route 2 from Akron to Cedar Point i had pockets of edge and gprs. Like really? Lol

    • Fabian Cortez

      Heck, even Sprint put out this year that every cell site will have all 3 frequencies 2.5/1900/800.

      Sprint has said a lot of things over the years. Decades even.

  • SirStephenH

    T-Mobile doesn’t kick you down to 3g or 2g if LTE is slow. Your phone should always camp out on LTE unless it’s not available. If you didn’t have trouble before then most likely there’s something wrong with your phones, maybe your band toggling has something to do with it. You really shouldn’t be disabling LTE.