T-Mobile says low-band LTE added to more cell sites in the past two weeks


Two weeks have gone by since the last time T-Mobile announced a round of low-band LTE upgrades, and right on schedule, today it announced another batch of upgrades.

T-Mobile has added low-band LTE to dozens of cell sites in the past two weeks, T-Mo CTO Neville Ray confirmed today. These upgrades include 600MHz (LTE band 71) and 700MHz (LTE band 12) spectrum.

Some of the cities included in this round of low-band LTE upgrades are Portland, OR; Dinosaur, CO; Houston, TX; Chicago, IL; and Tallahassee, FL. As usual, I’ve got the full list of cities and towns that recently received low-band LTE upgrades below.

Did your city receive get some low-band LTE from T-Mobile recently?

  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Malvern, AR
  • Folsom, CA
  • Gustine, CA
  • Lakewood, CA
  • Monrovia, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Ramona, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Coalmont, CO
  • Dinosaur, CO
  • Englewood, CO
  • Henderson, CO
  • Peyton, CO
  • Placerville, CO
  • North Palm Beach, FL
  • North Port, FL
  • Tallahasee, FL
  • Vernon, FL
  • Wewahitchka, FL
  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Hephzibah, GA
  • Kahului, HI
  • Chicago, IL
  • Hinsdale, IL
  • Terre Haute, IN
  • Gaithersburg, MD
  • Albany, NY
  • East Quogue, NY
  • Jamesville, NY
  • Lindenhurst, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Portland, OR
  • Duncansville, PA
  • Aguada, PR
  • Humacao, PR
  • Mayaguez, PR
  • Donna, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Sealy, TX
  • Danville, VA
  • Dillwyn, VA
  • Hampton, VA
  • Tenino, WA
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Rhinelander, WI

Source: Neville Ray (Twitter)

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  • mikeZo6

    still No northeast philly at ALL

    • riverhorse

      But you got sports betting. . a better present imho.

  • riverhorse


  • Phil7474

    H-Town stay on the list.

  • RockStar2005

    Chicago! FINALLY!!!!!!!!

  • warpwiz

    Weeks ago, the list included Columbus, GA. My Note9 still doesn’t find anything other than bands 4 & 2 no matter what section of town I visit.

    • RockStar2005

      What app do you use to detect radio bands warpwiz??

      I noticed that LTE Discovery includes Band 12 but not 71 (or 66). So I’m trying out 2 other ones now that can detect 71……………..Network Cell Info Lite & SignalCheck Pro. Band 71 is mentioned in the description of SignalCheck Pro, though I still e-mailed both devs to reconfirm last night. So far, no one’s responded yet. I live in the Chicago suburbs. I’m hoping that when I’m out in the city again (which is often) I will detect 71. We got Band 12 like 2 years ago.

      • warpwiz

        I use LTE Discovery as well

        • RockStar2005


          Yeah it has alerts for individual bands. The other ones don’t.

      • marque2

        In settings under “phone” your android phone will tell you the primary band t which it is connected. The are apps like LTE discovery – but they dont do much better.

        • RockStar2005

          Can you be more specific please? Not seeing that in Settings.

          Yeah they can detect Band 71 where LTE Discovery can’t, but it doesn’t appear that they offer alerts for INDIVIDUAL bands the way LTE Discovery does, which is annoying. Still waiting on 2 different devs to reply back to me or respond to my comments on Google Play Store (reviews).

        • SirStephenH

          Very few Android phones actually show band information in the settings.

          Check to see if there’s an “engineering mode” code for your phone. You simply type or copy and paste them in your dialer and a hidden menu will open that will show you band, bandwidth, etc information. Sometimes there isn’t just one code for a device so you need to make sure that it’s for the carrier variant of your phone.

        • RockStar2005

          I C. Yeah but I’d have to be doing that when I was connected to Band 71, or else it wouldn’t matter. I just wish LTE Discovery had Band 71 included too as it does Band 12. Then I could use its individual alert option for 71. So annoying.


        • SirStephenH

          That’s a device specific setting. Almost every Android phone does not show band information outside of engineering mode and even then, many phones don’t even have engineering mode available.

      • SirStephenH

        CellMapper shows all of T-Mobile’s bands. It also has a pretty good mapping function that maps down to a few square yards and doesn’t estimate coverage where mapping hasn’t been done, shows towers, shows bands seen on towers, shows areas the tower covers, uses very little power, etc. Although, like all crowdsourced apps, information can be incomplete.

        • RockStar2005

          I checked it out. It is nice, but it doesn’t appear to have Band 71 listed, only the other ones including 2, 4, and 66. The map feature is cool too, but I don’t think it has Band 71. Just “unknown”.

          Thanks though!!

  • Verta

    Misspelled Tallahassee, was it like that in the video?

    • joenforcer


  • Jay Holm

    Does anyone know if the Houston market includes Baytown (77520)?

  • John Doe

    Is this 600MHz in NYC?

  • BigDaddy

    Glad to finally start seeing Gilbert , Az. on the list. Coverage is so spotty here.

  • Hector Rivera

    Humacao, PR for the second time. Yes!(We were the welcome mat for Hurricane Maria in the Eastern part of the Island last year and here we are with the latest and the best now. Thanks T-MOBILE)

  • JR M

    How about Gatesville, Texas 76528, No Band 71 ?