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


T-Mobile has been working to expand its low-band LTE in recent months, and today it confirmed another expansion.

T-Mobile has added low-band LTE to dozens of cell sites in the past two weeks, T-Mo CTO Neville Ray says, which will result in more and better coverage. This expansion includes both 600MHz and 700MHz LTE spectrum.

Included in the latest low-band LTE expansion are cities like Phoenix, AZ; Minneapolis, MN; Dallas, TX; and Tallahassee, FL. The full list of cities and towns can be found below.

  • Lafayette, AL
  • Smiths Station, AL
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Fredonia, AZ
  • Little Rock, AR
  • La Mesa, CA
  • Lancaster, CA
  • Chowchilla, CA
  • Madera, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Lorenzo, CA
  • Aurora, CO
  • Englewood, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Washington, DC
  • East Palatka, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Odessa, FL
  • Naples, FL
  • Jackson, GA
  • Marietta, GA
  • Hephzibah, GA
  • Folkston, GA
  • Sumner, GA
  • Pine Mountain, GA
  • Columbus, GA
  • Oswego, IL
  • Logansport, IN
  • Wichita, KS
  • Syracuse, KS
  • Lafayette, LA
  • Skowhegan, ME
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Bolton, MA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Hastings, MN
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Angora, MN
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • Woodbridge, NJ
  • Blackwood, NJ
  • Hillsborough, NJ
  • Bronx, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Sag Harbor, NY
  • Hyde Park, NY
  • Oneonta, NY
  • Kernersville, NC
  • Mooreland, OK
  • Stigler, OK
  • Ponca City, OK
  • Antioch, TN
  • La Vergne, TN
  • Dallas, TX
  • Paris, TX
  • Copperas Cove, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Galveston, TX
  • Mission, TX
  • Pharr, TX
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Redmond, WA
  • Eastsound, WA
  • Anderson Island, WA
  • Casper, WY
  • Wilson, WY

Source: Neville Ray (Twitter)

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  • JStatt

    I’m assuming the Dallas lowband is not 600mhz?

    • SirStephenH

      Correct. The Dallas area is part of phase 3 of the TV repack. The airwaves will be cleared for band 71 use by June 21, 2019.

      • Armando Diaz

        how about the Philadelphia area?

      • Jay Holm

        That’s not too bad, anything from the middle or earlier of 2019.

        • SirStephenH

          Yeah, I just wish I was so lucky. I live across the Sound from Seattle which is part of phase 7. I won’t be seeing any love until the beginning of 2020.

  • KeepU

    Still waiting in St. Louis

    • SirStephenH

      You’ll be waiting for a while. St. Louis stations are part of phase 8 of the repack. The spectrum will be freed for band 71 use by March 13, 2020. This is not T-Mobile’s fault, it’s just how the FCC set it up.

      • SneakyPete

        Send some spectrum to new orleans.

        • SirStephenH

          New Orleans is part of phase 7 of the TV repack. The spectrum will be freed for band 71 use by January 17, 2020.

      • Jay Holm

        The bigger cities will probably be among the last to get the 600mhz upgrades.

      • KeepU

        Fortunately they moved early. We’re seeing the first towers lighting up now.

  • Sharti24

    The Cleveland, OH area wants some 600mhz love

    • SirStephenH

      The Cleveland area is mostly part of phase 4, with quite a bit of overlap of phase 8 from Alliance, OH. T-Mobile could probably start deploying band 71 in the area after phase 4 (August 2, 2019) but, depending on the spectrum owned, it may have to wait until the end of phase 8 (March 13, 2020).

      • Sharti24

        Thank you. A lot of band 12 is already deployed in Ohio so i dont see it coming here anytime soon. I will be buying next years iphone for the 600mhz support but my iphone 6s plus is still kicking along

  • pseudoswede

    I was at Spider Monkey right in the middle of Aurora (CO). Edge reception indoors with my Galaxy S9. Didn’t help that their wifi sucked, too.

  • Carlos Garay

    Any word on Miami/Broward?

    • SirStephenH

      The Miami area is part of phase 2 of the TV repack. The spectrum will be freed for band 71 use by April 12th, 2019.

  • PC_Tool

    Check our the site I posted in the last article, guys. It’ll give you all your dates of when/where.

    • Brandon

      What’s the website?

      • PC_Tool

        I told ya where it was because posting links here takes a day or two to get moderated and approved…but here it is in a way that won’t require moderation. You’ll have to parse it yourself:

        www dot spectrumgateway dot com forward-slash 600-mhz-spectrum

  • CharlesB

    They need more Wisconsin in these announcements

  • Phil7474

    Houston always getting love. Much appreciated.. ..

    • Jay Holm

      Glad to see Galveston mentioned, would be nice to see League City, and Baytown mentuomen too…

  • Raiterio Patterson

    Who lives in Kernersville, NC…? I’ve never heard of Kernersville before…

  • Elier Ruiz

    Dundee, IL please.