T-Mobile deployed more low-band LTE upgrades over the past two weeks


Two weeks after announcing its previous round of low-band LTE upgrades, T-Mobile has confirmed another batch of upgrades.

T-Mobile added low-band LTE to dozens of cell sites in the past two weeks, CTO Neville Ray confirmed today. These upgrades typically include both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum (LTE bands 71 and 12), and Ray says that they’ll result in more and better coverage.

These latest low-band LTE upgrades are spread across the U.S., including in cities like Portland, OR; Jacksonville, FL; Lowell, MA; Austin, TX; and Ely, MN. As usual, we’ve got the full list of cities and towns that received low-band LTE upgrades below.

  • Gravette, AR
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Burlingame, CA
  • Greenfield, CA
  • Gustine, CA
  • Hornbrook, CA
  • North Highlands, CA
  • Richmond, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Panama City Beach, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Columbus, GA
  • Marietta, GA
  • Waipahu, HI
  • Goreville, IL
  • Troy, IL
  • Merrillville, IN
  • Poseyville, IN
  • Chapman, KS
  • Independence, KS
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Augusta, ME
  • Easton, MD
  • Lowell, MA
  • Ely, MN
  • Walnut Grove, MN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Cascade, MT
  • Hurley, NY
  • Long Island City, NY
  • Wallkill, NY
  • Strongsville, OH
  • Portland, OR
  • Clearfield, PA
  • Glenshaw, PA
  • Bayamon, PR
  • Cabo Rojo, PR
  • Caguas, PR
  • Mayaguez, PR
  • Ponce, PR
  • Greenville, SC
  • Lynchburg, TN
  • Madison, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Austin, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Laredo, TX
  • Mercedes, TX
  • Sealy, TX
  • Sunray, TX
  • Heber City, UT
  • Burlington, VT
  • Milton, VT
  • Blacksburg, VA
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Woodford, VA
  • Hayward, WI
  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Cody, WY

Source: Neville Ray (Twitter)

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  • substance

    Awesome! I will be heading out to Yosemite in a couple of weeks…

    • SirStephenH

      I remember they added their first coverage of the area around a couple of years ago with mid-band. Good to see they’re expanding coverage with low-band.

  • rfgenerator

    The main problem with T-Mobile is they are just shoring up coverage in areas that they already cover well. They don’t seem to be expanding or upgrading coverage in areas that they are very weak or non-existent, and I’m not talking locations in the middle of nowhere, I’m talking suburban areas just outside cities.

    • Sharti24

      New towers have been going up all over the Akron, Ohio area. A company named eco-site had been installing the towers

    • bkat11

      They are filling in the gaps and moving outward in urban areas and rural town areas

    • Acdc1a

      They went from no native coverage in WV, MT, WY just 2 years ago to covering them quite nicely today. What exactly are you expecting?

    • SirStephenH

      That’s just not true… They are filling in holes in existing coverage and expanding coverage into nearby cities and towns. A lot of areas are getting low-band (bands 12 and/or 71) for the first time with band 71 deployment which provides them with a huge jump in coverage and reliability.

      • James Smith

        I’ll believe it when I see it. My area continues to be neglected by T-Maybe. Even Sprint works better.

  • John Hemze

    Walnut Grove, MN?
    Home of Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, Little House On The Prairie.
    Guess they are getting modern amenities!

    • Sharti24

      Why not? The Amish use iphones

  • Not Me

    Continues to ignore west TN so I’ll continue to ignore bringing my service to t-mobile

    • For real. WPXX stopped broadcasting on 51 last week so hopefully soon.

    • PC_Tool

      Someone in an area with little to no coverage vows not to use the service.

      I’m sure you can imagine our shock and dismay… /s

  • SpacelySproketz

    yes, to Woodford, hopefully moving down to Bowling Green

  • Andrewjones189

    Anyone know coverage of mountain view Arkansas

    • SirStephenH

      Check out the Sensorly, CellMapper, and OpenSignal maps (all can be found in the Play Store). They’re created using user data so they’re often incomplete but they’ll give you a more accurate picture of coverage than carrier generated maps where coverage information is available. Just remember that with these maps, just because coverage isn’t mapped in an area, doesn’t mean that no coverage exists in that area.

  • James Smith

    Nah, I don’t use third rate carriers anymore. I use Verizon.