T-Mobile adds low-band LTE coverage to hundreds of cell sites

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It’s been nearly one month since T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray last confirmed a low-band LTE expansion, but today that drought comes to an end.

Ray just confirmed that T-Mobile has added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites in the past two weeks, giving these areas better coverage. You can find Ray’s tweet below, and at the bottom of this post is the list of all cities included in this expansion.

As with previous low-band LTE expansions, this latest rollout includes both 600MHz and 700MHz coverage.

Is your city included in this latest low-band LTE rollout?

  • Danville, AL
  • Tuscumbia, AL
  • Hazel Green, AL
  • Newton, AL
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Sells, AZ
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Grand Canyon, AZ
  • Prescott, AZ
  • Seligman, AZ
  • Kingman, AZ
  • Bullhead City, AZ
  • Jacksonville, AR
  • Jonesboro, AR
  • Fayettesville, AR
  • Huntsville, AR
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Lynwood, CA
  • Cerritos, CA
  • Sylmar, CA
  • South El Monte, CA
  • Pomona, CA
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • Cardiff By the Sea, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Indian Wells, CA
  • Blythe, CA
  • La Quinta, CA
  • Twin Peaks, CA
  • Moreno Valley, CA
  • Goleta, CA
  • McFarland, CA
  • Visalia, CA
  • Palmdale, CA
  • Sanger, CA
  • Salinas, CA
  • Redwood City, CA
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Stockton, CA
  • Coulterville, CA
  • Delhi, CA
  • Merced, CA
  • Wheatland, CA
  • Antelope, CA
  • Avon, CO
  • Bethel, CT
  • Westport, CT
  • Washington, DC
  • Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Sanderson, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Alford, FL
  • Hallandale, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Lakeland, FL
  • North Fort Meyers, FL
  • Conyers, GA
  • Lincolnton, GA
  • Thomson, GA
  • Monticello, GA
  • Waycross, GA
  • Folkston, GA
  • Manor, GA
  • Du Pont, GA
  • Naylor, GA
  • Thomasville, GA
  • Hamilton, GA
  • Coleman, GA
  • Kailua Kona, HI
  • Maunaloa, HI
  • Blue Island, IL
  • Braidwood, IL
  • Naperville, IL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Leavenworth, KS
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Topeka, KS
  • Wichita, KS
  • Wakefield, KS
  • Nicholasville, KY
  • Wilmore, KY
  • Cynthiana, KY
  • Raccoon, KY
  • Russell Springs, KY
  • Elizabethtown, KY
  • Houma, LA
  • Covington, LA
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Freeport, ME
  • Scarborough, ME
  • Springvale, ME
  • Portland, ME
  • Augusta, ME
  • Brewer, ME
  • Hampden, ME
  • Orrington, ME
  • Waterville, ME
  • Oxen Hill, MD
  • Hyattsville, MD
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Olney, MD
  • Gaithersburg, MD
  • Cockeysville, MD
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Essex, MD
  • Catonsville, MD
  • Hagerstown, MD
  • Berlin, MD
  • Springfield, MA
  • Peabody, MA
  • New Baltimore, MI
  • Port Huron, MI
  • Grand Blanc, MI
  • Okemos, MI
  • Jackson, MI
  • Owatonna, MN
  • Andover, MN
  • Kasnas City, MO
  • Columbia, MO
  • Madison, MO
  • Missoula, MT
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Salem, NH
  • Newark, NJ
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Pleasantville, NJ
  • Monmouth Junction, NJ
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Roswell, NM
  • Carlsbad, NM
  • Loving, NM
  • New York, NY
  • Bronx, NY
  • North Salem, NY
  • Purchase, NY
  • Middletown, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Jackson Heights, NY
  • Elmhurst, NY
  • Jamaica, NY
  • Kingston, NY
  • Patterson, NY
  • Cincinnatus, NY
  • Fayetteville, NY
  • Waterloo, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Rochester, NY
  • Walnut Cove, NC
  • Avon, NC
  • Columbus, OH
  • Chagrin Falls, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Barberton, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Dayton, OH
  • Granite, OK
  • Klamath Falls, OR
  • Wallowa, OR
  • Glenshaw, PA
  • Snow Shoe, PA
  • Tamaqua, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Downingtown, PA
  • Batesburg, SC
  • Ladson, SC
  • Summerville, SC
  • Conway, SC
  • Nichols, SC
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • North Augusta, SC
  • Eagle Butte, SD
  • Liberty, TN
  • Woodbury, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Coppell, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Cumby, TX
  • Rusk, TX
  • Grapevine, TX
  • Springtown, TX
  • Denton, TX
  • Killeen, TX
  • Riesel, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Magnolia, TX
  • Cypress, TX
  • Pasadena, TX
  • Fresno, TX
  • Nederland, TX
  • Orange, TX
  • Port Arthur, TX
  • New Braunfels, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Sandy, UT
  • South Jordan, UT
  • Ferron, UT
  • South Burlington, VT
  • Triangle, VA
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Mechanicsville, VA
  • Pamplin, VA
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Aldie, VA
  • Mercer Island, WA
  • Bellingham, WA
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Hoquiam, WA
  • Wenatchee, WA
  • Ephrata, WA
  • Mesa, WA
  • Othello, WA
  • Upper Tract, WV

Source: Neville Ray (Twitter)

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  • A2theC

    Adding better coverage and speed to areas which already have top notch performance.
    I wish I could simply make a facebook post or load a webpage where I live…
    I have to use a cell site on my slow ‘broadband’ internet.

    • superg05

      tell them on twitter

    • James Smith

      Switch carriers. Why waste your hard earned money on hopes that they eventually get around to fixing the problem?

    • slybacon

      I’m glad you were able to make this post. Phew!!
      Email John Legere and his team will get back to you within a few days.

    • SirStephenH

      Direct message T-Mobile Help on Twitter and they’ll help you out.

  • Rob H.

    38242 finally has band 12 to compliment band 4 coverage. However the power needs to be kicked up, I still drop to HSPA+ in my house.

    • steveb944

      Try a free cellsite or router with Wifi calling.

      • James Smith

        Or try switching carriers. I certainly wouldn’t pay a company money monthly just to use wifi calling or my internet connection to fix their shoddy service.

        • AA-Ron

          Cellfi isn’t connected to anything, simply boosts existing signal.

        • SirStephenH

          Except that you don’t have to pay for either monthly. The cellspot is normally loaned to people with extremely poor connections at home and the router is only a $20 deposit.

    • SirStephenH

      It’ll take them a few months to tweak everything after deployment. It could also be your phone. Older phones tend to jump to 3G more often than newer ones.

      • Rob H.

        It’s not the phone. I’m using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium. I know it does not have bands 66 or 71.

  • pda96

    Anyone in North Island, San Diego noticed any difference?

    • Sharti24

      It sure needs it, Especially the naval base. I know they have a tower at the Coronado municipal golf course located on the driving range

      • pda96

        I’m hoping B71 will be deployed there sooner rather than later.

      • Trevnerdio

        Good thing they’ve committed to improving coverage on military bases! I don’t know if Tyndall AFB has improved in Panama City since I last went, but signal is super weak there, even though it’s a peninsula.

  • Phil7474

    Killeen is covered. That’s great.

  • 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

    • slybacon

      ECHO, Echo, echo… I’m pretty sure we’ve read this exact same thing from you time and time again. We got your message!

      • SirStephenH

        And he still doesn’t understand after all this time that they can’t put band 12 and 71 on every tower because of its long range and that the antennas aren’t the problem in Ohio, it’s low ammouts of spectrum and inadequate tower coverage due to it being a newer T-Mobile market.

  • Cam Fas

    Havent noticed a difference in vegas I have the same 2 bars at my home that Ive had for the last 5 years.

    • MadMartigan

      Do other carriers have better coverage in that area? If so, why are you still on T-Mobile?

      • Cam Fas

        I am on T-Mobile because my line and iPad are grandfathered on unlimited data and the original best jump1 and I don’t see a reason to switch. In my area I had Verizon and att and had the same number of bars. I am not saying T-Mobile is bad I am only saying in my area my bars and speed have yet to change at my residence.

    • mrmessma

      Maybe a dumb question, but is your phone new enough to have 600/700Mhz? That is the only way you’d see a difference.

      • Cam Fas

        I have a iPhone X and thus far 600mhz isn’t available in vegas so 600 wouldn’t matter as of yet.

        • SirStephenH

          iPhones don’t have band 71 (600MHz) support and they’re supposedly working on deploying band 71 in Vegas this year.

        • Cam Fas

          I do understand this it’s why I said it really wasn’t important yet. By the time 600mhz comes to vegas the next iPhone will be here.

        • SirStephenH

          Right now it’s doubtful that Apple will add band 71 to their next iPhone. Apple’s always been far behind in deploying new cell technologies and T-Mobile’s the only network that will get good use out of band 71 in the US which disincentivizes Apple to add it.

        • Cam Fas

          The chips they are using later this year support 4×4 mimo 256QAM and 5way CA I remember reading someplace that Neville and the rest of the T-Mobile executives seem to think this year it will get 600mhz and I think it will. Worst case scenario at least we get everything else.

        • SirStephenH

          That’s not a bad worst case scenario. Unless T-Mobile pulled some strings, I doubt band 71 will happen this year with their track record. Good luck.

    • slybacon

      T-Mobile has a very strong portfolio of spectrum in Vegas, They really should make it their crown and jewel market. Plus, there are many visitors to Vegas, obviously.

    • dcmanryan

      I was shocked at how poor the service and data speed was in Las Vegas. If I lived there I’d not be with T-Mobile.

  • Ocepi

    My city is on the list and definitely noticed better reception indoors lately. It’s also on the list of lte advanced markets, but Ive never gotten much over 20mbps down on my pixel 2 XL, is that typical?

    • MadMartigan

      I’ve been burying the needle on Google’s speed test (100+ Mbps) on my 2XL in Burnsville Minnesota lately – so the device itself certainly isn’t limited.

      Not sure what markets that area is in.

    • SirStephenH

      Just because carrier aggregation is available doesn’t mean that you’ll always connect to it. If you’re just talking about indoors then you’re probably only connecting to band 12 and 20Mbps is pretty good for band 12.

  • mreveryphone

    Kansas City KS really needs this as there are a lot of dead spots out there…

  • Derek

    I would love to see a deployment map showing the various band coverage. I appreciate the maps showing where tmo owns new spectrum, however deployment is different. Would like to help some family members make the change. But they want to see the coverage in areas they care about that isn’t a TMO advertising map.

    • Sean sorlie

      If you call with specific addresses they can tell you what is there.

    • SirStephenH

      Yeah, their maps are made considering the best circumstances. Crownsourced maps like Sensorly, CellMapper, etc tend to give you a more accurate idea of real world coverage.

      • Derek

        Yeah, the biggest issue my family has is that TMO has not been in the western Arkansas market. So, the maps do not reflect much user-driven data. Additionally, it would quite difficult to call in dozens of random addresses or GPS coordinates they may frequent in a 60 mile radius to get a general idea of what to expect. TMO has the low bandwidth there. They have Nexus 5X/6P, Pixel and Pixel 2 devices so they do have Band 12 support. But, that doesn’t get us too far in showing it’s of value to swap.

  • Cam Fas

    I’d love to see a test city with all Available tech and spectrum is placed on all the towers in the city. Try vegas for instance let’s get 4×4 mino 256QAM AWS PCS along with 600mhz and enhanced backhaul and new panels on all sites. At least this way we would really know what they are capable of.

    • slybacon

      At least one part of NYC is like this, but with LAA, too. Speeds were consistently over 500 Mbps down.

      • Cam Fas

        Im perfectly fine if the next Iphone has LAA being completely honest.

        • Melissa Cardenas

          Like someone else told you apple is always behind. Knowing them the next iPhone will not have LAA or band 71 (600 mhz) . So your probably gonna have to wait till the 2019 or 2020 iPhone to finally have that . While us on android on samsung are already enjoying those 2 things.

        • Cam Fas

          The next modem provided by intel supports LAA so at the minimum I believe it will have this. Along with 4×4 minio and 256QAM. After that everything is nothing more than a bet. I can win or loose the bet but I bet that 600mhz will be here worst case next year for sure. I’m just glad that in the event that I was wrong at least we ge 256QAM and 4X4 mimo

        • Sharti24

          Agreed. Apple’s 2018 iphone will have 600mhz. Apple wont play that game for another year. There are some People that will switch to android if 600mhz isnt on the 2018 iphone

  • Cedar City, Utah needs some love.

    • dcmanryan

      I agree but I’m shocked to see Ferron by Castle Dale get some love. Great news for them.

  • Scofabear

    which band?

    • savage25rcracer

      66,71

      • SirStephenH

        66 is midband spectrum. This announcement is for lowband (bands 12 and 71).

    • SirStephenH

      12 and 71.

  • James Smith

    Still has made zero difference in SW Florida. This is why I am on Verizon.

    • slybacon

      If you are on Verizon, how do you know about T-Mobile not making a difference in SW Florida? Second-hand info?

      • James Smith

        I have friends on T-Mobile.

        • Sean sorlie

          So you have no personal experience but chose to comment anyway? Snobby much?

        • Jason

          No you don’t.

    • bkat11

      I was just in Estero last week me and the gf both had fantastic coverage she has the pixel 2 I have the S9 plus

    • vinnyjr

      I dropped Verizon because their service sucked. Dropping from LTE to 3G constantly. I live in suburb of Boston, just ridiculous. On T-Mobile, never been happier. Thank You T-Mobile.

    • Jason

      So you joined this forums 4 months ago. Correlating all your posts which are single track and singular agenda driven, you joined after you switched. That is you had already supposedly switched. That was 4 month ago. So why are you coming back every day and repeating the same thing in different ways? You think we’re not watching you and we dont know? And how would would you know if the coverage in that area has improved or not? ‘Friends’ (below)? LOL How long did you think youd get away with this shuck and jive routine until people noticed?

      • James Smith

        All hail the Lord and Savior John Legere!

  • stupid8911 .

    Shout-out to Sylmar, whoop!!!

  • vinnyjr

    Looks like TX made out great. Good for them. T-Mobile is constantly improving their Network. Just keeps getting better every day. Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere

  • Sharti24

    Will tmobile broadcast 600 and 700mhz from the same tower? If so can they use the current antennas on the tower

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    So….10×10 15×15 band 12?

  • Patrick B. Fisher

    Do you guys know anything about T-Mobile’s expansion into Western IL/Eastern IA, the Quad Cities area? I was told by a t-mobile store in Peoria, IL that that was coming 1/1/18. So far, nada!