T-Mobile rolled out mid-band LTE upgrades to hundreds of cell sites in the past two weeks


T-Mobile today announced some network news to help you over the Wednesday hump.

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo has upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity in the last two weeks. These upgrades include both PCS and AWS spectrum.

Included in this latest round of mid-band LTE upgrades are cities like Spokane, WA; Denver, CO; Little Rock, AR; and Baltimore, MD. As usual, you can find the full list of cities and towns in this batch of mid-band LTE upgrades below.

  • Little Rock, AR
  • Atwater, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Brentwood, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • Rosamond, CA
  • Lancaster, CA
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Newport Coast, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • La Jolla, CA
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Sylmar, CA
  • Culver City, CA
  • Compton, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Golden, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Commerce City, CO
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Fenwick Island, DE
  • Miami, FL
  • Deland, FL
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Middleburg, FL
  • Hephzibah, GA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Woodstock, GA
  • Cumming, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Oswego, IL
  • Dekalb, IL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Plainfield, IN
  • Brownsburg, IN
  • Clive, IA
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Waukee, IA
  • Runnells, IA
  • Wichita, KS
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Rosedale, MD
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Pasadena, MD
  • Norton, MA
  • Pembroke, MA
  • Canton, MA
  • Woburn, MA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Omaha, NE
  • Elkhorn, NE
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Sullivan, NH
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • South Plainfield, NJ
  • Bayonne, NJ
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Queensbury, NY
  • Sag Harbor, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Yonkers, NY
  • Staten Island, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Matthews, NC
  • Durham, NC
  • Xenia, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Richfield, PA
  • Port Royal, PA
  • New Cumberland, PA
  • Mount Union, PA
  • Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Trujillo Alto, PR
  • Guaynabo, PR
  • Toa Baja, PR
  • Guayama, PR
  • Las Piedras, PR
  • Salinas, PR
  • Cidra, PR
  • Caguas, PR
  • Patillas, PR
  • Naguabo, PR
  • Arroyo, PR
  • Yauco, PR
  • Morovis, PR
  • San Sebastian, PR
  • Quebradillas, PR
  • Moca, PR
  • Lares, PR
  • Isabela, PR
  • Guayanilla, PR
  • Dorado, PR
  • Sabana Grande, PR
  • Camuy, PR
  • Aguadilla, PR
  • Aguada, PR
  • Greenville, SC
  • Roebuck, SC
  • Oelrichs, SD
  • Hot Springs, SD
  • Black Hawk, SD
  • Whites Creek, TN
  • La Vergne, TN
  • Pampa, TX
  • Round Rock, TX
  • Pharr, TX
  • Mission, TX
  • Brownsville, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Navasota, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Paris, TX
  • Plano, TX
  • Chesterfield, VA
  • Hampton, VA
  • Richmond, VA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Selah, WA
  • Arlington, WA
  • Walton, WV
  • Spencer, WV
  • Welch, WV
  • Menomonee Falls, WI
  • Gillette, WY

Source: Neville Ray (Twitter)

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  • Praisedeath

    Seems like no love to Tucson, have great coverage , except for in doors. Hoping 600mhz would fix this.

    • According to Spectrum Gateway it looks like TV stations are in the processing of switching away from 600MHz still.

      • SirStephenH

        Correct-ish, they should have moved by September 14th but the spectrum won’t be cleared for band 71 use until November 30, 2018 at which point T-Mobile can begin building it out.

    • PC_Tool

      This is mid-band. It won’t help you indoors.

      TV stations just started switching off their 600Mhz spectrum last Friday. The transition from TV to Cellular started then and will continue into July 2020.

      Posting link below for dates and locations – may be a bit before/if the mods approve it.

    • marque2

      Tucson is crazy – it has really good coverage in spots – lime my work and just awful coverage like around just about anywhere near i19 and Valencia – even outdoors. Seems like they only have half the towers they need. 600mhz should help in November – but the data speeds will probably be slow.

      Some places I haveived have fast enough data where I didn’t need to get cable internet – could watch TV and do my computer stuff just from the phone hotspot – alas Tuscon is not one of those areas.

      • Praisedeath

        I live on the north side of town, by Tucson mall. Phone shows I have 4 or 5 bats and cant get calls or internet. I know the building I work in does t help. Building has a steel roof and very old. Was hoping the 600mhz would help with some of the porblems.

    • SirStephenH

      Tucson can’t have band 71 (600MHz) yet. Tucson is part of phase 1 of the TV repack and won’t be cleared for band 71 use until November 30, 2018 and even then it’ll take a few months to get it up and running.

  • StevenM

    I’ve noticed improvement in Columbus, OH, particularly in Short North over the past month or so. I now have usable B2 signal inside businesses where I previously only had a marginal B12 signal.

  • topher

    I noticed improvements in Porter Ranch, CA. Of course, we have the signal booster that T-Mobile gave us for free. If it wasn’t for the signal booster and the mid-band LTE upgrade, we’d still have “No Service.” Hope it gets even better when I move on to Pixel 3.

  • Petey07

    Not sure if this is off topic, but will the iPhone Xs versions be compatible with T-Mo 5G requirements, since it has all the T-Mo bands…? Just curious.

    Also, currently using the note 8, don’t notice much change in speeds/coverage in the SF Bay Area.

    • Eric

      5G modems are completely different from 4G modems, so no. They would be advertising the hell out of it if iPhones supported 5G

      • Petey07

        That’s what I thought too and that’s true! I thought that the bands that T-Mo is using, would refarm to 5G, but maybe I misunderstood. I guess if I get this year iPhone, it would be a while until I upgrade again until they have 5G.

        • SirStephenH

          Yes, the bands will remain the same between the two but the technologies are very different and require different hardware.

  • Jerry Sisniega

    they always named mission Tx as one of the cities and we still havea horrible coverage

    • SirStephenH

      These announcements are for additional capacity, not coverage.

  • vinnyjr

    T-Mobile just keeps getting better. Far & Away superior to all other Carriers in my area. THANK YOU T-Mobile, THANK YOU John Legere.

    • James Smith

      Too bad it still sucks where I live.
      F-U T-Mobile, F-U John Legere.

  • Elier Ruiz

    No where near me yet.

  • JG

    How long do these upgrades take? Last couple days I’ve been getting H+ instead of the usual LTE connection.

    Hoping this means they’re swapping out some old LTE hardware for new radios that are 5G ready… So when they flip the 5G switch I’ll be one of the first to get the shiny new data…