T-Mobile adds low-band LTE to more cell sites across the U.S.


It’s been a while since T-Mobile last announced a low-band LTE expansion, but today that drought has been broken.

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray today confirmed that T-Mo has added low-band LTE to more cell sites over the past two weeks. T-Mobile has confirmed to me that this expansion includes both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum.

Some of the cities included in this low-band LTE rollout include Little Rock, AR; San Diego, CA; Rochester, NY; and Seattle, WA. You can see the full list of cities below.

Has your city been included in T-Mo’s latest low-band LTE expansion?

  • Midland City, AL
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Montebello, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Desert Center, CA
  • Imperial, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Kettleman City, CA
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Arroyo Grande, CA
  • Palmdale, CA
  • Salinas, CA
  • Daly City, CA
  • Redwood City, CA
  • San Bruno, CA
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Byron, CA
  • Hayward, CA
  • Napa, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Lodi, CA
  • Merced, CA
  • El Dorado, CA
  • Colfax, CA
  • Chico, CA
  • Broomfield, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Central City, CO
  • Silver Plume, CO
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Rangely, CO
  • Monroe, CT
  • Washington, DC
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Sebring, FL
  • McDonough, GA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Statesboro, GA
  • Monroe, GA
  • Brunswick, GA
  • Hortense, GA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Moore, ID
  • Itasca, IL
  • Westchester, IL
  • Homer Glen, IL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cicero, IL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Michigan City, IN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Dickerson, MD
  • Burtonsville, MD
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Fall River, MA
  • Southfield, MI
  • Riverview, MI
  • Detroit, MI
  • Commerce Township, MI
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Ashland, MT
  • Musselshell, MT
  • Choteau, MT
  • Fort Benton, MT
  • Sparks, NV
  • Amherst, NH
  • East Orange, NJ
  • Newark, NJ
  • Wayne, NJ
  • Wildwood, NJ
  • New Brunswick, NJ
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Taos, NM
  • Mount Vernon, NY
  • Mastic, NY
  • Johnstown, NY
  • Ravena, NY
  • Highland, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Victor, NY
  • West Henrietta, NY
  • Rochester, NY
  • Hobbsville, NC
  • Blacklick, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Elyria, OH
  • Lorain, OH
  • Coalport, PA
  • Martinsburg, PA
  • Rixford, PA
  • Thompson, PA
  • Hunlock Creek, PA
  • Montrose, PA
  • Quakertown, PA
  • Dresher, PA
  • Feasterville Trevose, PA
  • North Augusta, SC
  • Eagle Butte, SD
  • Dallas, TX
  • Wichita Falls, TX
  • Killeen, TX
  • Edinburg, TX
  • Harlingen, TX
  • Pflugerville, TX
  • Levelland, TX
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Eden, UT
  • Santaquin, UT
  • Manassas, VA
  • Charles City, VA
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Lynchburg, VA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Oak Harbor, WA
  • Winthrop, WA
  • Clearmont, WY

Source: Neville Ray (Twitter)

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  • riverhorse

    And we won’t stop– even if TrollHouse cookie eaters don’t like it!

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    san diego get 600mhz or 700?

    • pda96

      Seriously. San Diego is a big area. I wished there was a way to zero in on the specific areas. For sure, it’s time to upgrade to a B71 capable phone.

      • dontsh00tmesanta


      • Mike Thaler

        They should give lists by zip code, not city – to narrow it down

  • Trevnerdio

    Wow, 2 comments and neither of them are negative yet??

  • 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.

    • Jason

      Open Signal disagrees with you. https://opensignal.com/reports/2018/01/usa/state-of-the-mobile-network And they actually have thorough statistics. Imagine that ;-)

      • Sharti24

        If you think tmobiles coverage is on par with att please driving through WV, western VA, western NC & SC and get back to me if you can get a signal

        • Romdude

          That’s just one area of the country. I’m sure your area is important to you but it isn’t indicative of the whole country. Obvious questions, do you have a phone that can take advantage of the new spectrums? If you often travel and not covered, try another provider. TMobile might not have new spectrums in those areas too. Check which one has.

        • Sharti24

          Iphone 6s plus. The experience was horrible driving on 77 to Myrtle. I dont travel much out of state but if i did i wouldnt have tmobile. I stay around because my one plan is 3 lines for $80. Tmobile still sucks in rural areas

        • Romdude

          Agreed. But since my primary areas are covered, I stay too. Still, would be nice when all the spectrum is deployed. Fortunately they aren’t like Sprint.

        • Andrew Prescott

          Live in South Carolina have great signal from North Augusta to Hilton Head. Same goes for Aiken, SC to Strasburg,VA. Minimum issues with coverage. Using an iPhone 7 not 600 capable.

        • SpacelySproketz

          One, iPhone 6s are terrible on Tmobile for band 12 reception.
          Everyone one coverage is terrible coming through that South West part of Virginia. Driving around Charlotte should have been fine but once you crossed in to South Carolina. Myrtle beach is a b@#@ because the TV stations. If I lived in S.Carolina I don’t think I would have Tmoble.

        • Sharti24

          Myrtle had great band 5 signal. No issues at all in myrtle

        • SpacelySproketz

          I wouldn’t call it great, I would call it adequate band 5, but it depends on the phone because my iPhone was all over the place but my GS7 was fine. I was just down there 3 weeks ago and I go all the time because I have family in Marion SC.

        • Sharti24

          Where i was it was great. Surfside beach area

        • SpacelySproketz

          Yeah right off RT 17 I would be fine, but drive away from 17.

        • dcmanryan

          I’ve been to enough areas of the country to know TMobiles claims are nothing more than BS in more cases than not. I posted on another thread here the dreadful coverage on I-15 from Nephi, UT to St. George, UT. Tmobile shows full LTE coverage the entire route and .06Mbps iPhone 8 Plus/Moto Z2 Force in many many areas. Sucked in CO, CA, NV all in places that show great coverage on their map too.

        • Phone Guy

          Time for a new phone it looks like for you.

  • Petey07

    Great to see that the SF bay area are getting more towers… but is it 600 or 700mhz? Still need more towers on the BART route between Rockridge to Walnut Creek. Some area will show 4G (have to force to LTE), and some says LTE but no data service… I wished if there’s no data service, it show blank instead of a “place holder”.

  • pda96

    Anyone noticed anything different in North Island, San Diego?

    • Sharti24

      It needs it bad. I looked at Sprints coverage map and behold they have new full coverage there while Tmobile has 1 bar of band 12

      When i was at 32nd street back in feb. 2017 coverage on base sucked. A Buddy had sprint and yet again full bars!

      • pda96

        You mean there “IS” b12 in North Island????? Maybe they just need another tower or two on the island itself.

        • Sharti24

          Yes on base, but I think the band 12 signal is coming from the airport. There’s a band 4 tower on the corando public golf course driving range

        • Sharti24
        • pda96

          Airport? Hmm….they definitely could use a b12 tower near base somewhere because indoor reception sucks monkey balls!

        • Sharti24

          Agreed. One bar of band 12 on my iphone 6s plus outdoors barely cuts it lol

  • J.J.

    Visiting Southwest Michigan (Bridgman area ) coverage is very less than stellar!

  • Sharti24

    I see No West Virginia cities on this list. Oh the roaming onto USCC, Att and the no service on 77 was delightful

  • Glenn Gore

    Luckily we here in western Oklahoma were one of the first places in the country to get 600, but there are some parts of the state that are yet to be lit up. KWTV-DT in Oklahoma City, currently broadcasting on UHF 39, will be relocating by the end of the year, opening up the Oklahoma City market to 600. Out here the 600 is working great and they have added some new sites to fill in the gaps they have had for years in NW Oklahoma. All good for T-Mobile.

    • Jay Holm

      What are the speeds like on 600? I have the LG G7, and it is 600 capable.

      • Glenn Gore

        I’m getting 80 Mbps from the site here, and there are a few others where that happens, but the vast majority put out 40 Mbps. Evidently they have more bandwidth deployed on our local site. BTW, I am using the LG V30 I got from T-Mobile

        • Jay Holm

          Not bad at all!

  • James Smith

    Still nothing in SW Florida. What a bunch of bs.

  • darendt

    Still have zero service around Sonora Ca. You either get a little 4G or nothing at all.

  • timmyjoe42

    July 11th was the last announcement, so I wouldn’t say that it’s been awhile. These upgrades are pretty meaningless because there are so few devices that actually have the 600 mhz antenna, right?

    • SirStephenH

      This also includes band 12 (700Mhz) which pretty much every phone released in the last two years supports and there are nearly a dozen phones that now support band 71 (600Mhz). Pretty much every newly released device sold by T-Mobile will have band 71 support from now on.

      • Christina

        Still very few unlocked phones that support it. Sick of waiting.

  • TylerCameron

    You know, I’ve been getting signal at work and I usually don’t. Then I seen this and seen my city is on the list. So I guess we have low-band LTE now!