T-Mobile performs more mid-band LTE cell site upgrades

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One week after T-Mobile announced a new round of low-band LTE upgrades, the carrier has confirmed that it’s made some mid-band LTE upgrades, too.

T-Mobile has performed mid-band LTE upgrades on cell sites across the country in the last two weeks. The upgrades include AWS and PCS spectrum, and you’ll find ’em in cities like Portland, OR; Des Moines, IA; Boca Raton, FL; Seaford, DE; Houston, TX; and Zelienople, PA.

The full list of upgraded cities and towns is below. Let us know if your town is included!

  • Smiths Station, AL
  • Payson, AZ
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Yuma, AZ
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Coronado, CA
  • Cupertino, CA
  • Fontana, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Merced, CA
  • Moreno Valley, CA
  • Northridge, CA
  • Paramount, CA
  • Roseville, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • San Leandro, CA
  • Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Spring Valley, CA
  • Studio City, CA
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • Tehachapi, CA
  • Torrance, CA
  • Tustin, CA
  • Vista, CA
  • West Hollywood, CA
  • Divide, CO
  • Greeley, CO
  • Loveland, CO
  • Salida, CO
  • Dayville, CT
  • Seaford, DE
  • Washington, DC
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Ellenton, FL
  • Key Largo, F L
  • Macclenny, FL
  • Ocala, FL
  • Seffner, FL
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Austell, GA
  • Cartersville, GA
  • Dacula, GA
  • Flowery Beach, GA
  • Lilburn, GA
  • Marietta, GA
  • Peachtree Corners, GA
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Suwanee, GA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Jerome, ID
  • Berwyn, IL
  • Orland Park, IL
  • Saint Charles, IL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • New Harmny, IN
  • Ames, IA
  • Dawson, IA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Gilmore City, IA
  • Granger, IA
  • Hinton, IA
  • Ireton, IA
  • Montrose, IA
  • North English, IA
  • Zearing, IA
  • Shreveport, LA
  • West Monroe, LA
  • Clinton, MD
  • Ellicott City, MD
  • Gaithersburg, MD
  • Laurel, MD
  • Olney, MD
  • Poolesville, MD
  • Whaleyville, MD
  • Lowell, MA
  • Plymouth, MA
  • Gaylord, MI
  • Kalkaska, MI
  • Petoskey, MI
  • Rochester, MN
  • Hattiesburg, MS
  • Oran, MO
  • Poplar Bluff, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Luning, NV
  • North Las Vegas, NV
  • Reno, NV
  • Bradley Beach, NJ
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Dunellen, NJ
  • East Orange, NJ
  • Edison, NJ
  • Fanwood, NJ
  • Fort Monmouth, NJ
  • Jackson, NJ
  • Livingston, NJ
  • Marmora, NJ
  • Mount Holly, NJ
  • Old Bridge, NJ
  • Short Hills, NJ
  • Toms River, NJ
  • West Orange, NJ
  • Artesia, NM
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Chenango Forks, NY
  • Elma, NY
  • Erieville, NY
  • Flushing, NY
  • Lindenhurst, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Rego Park, NY
  • Sherman, NY
  • Staten Island, NY
  • Utica, NY
  • Yonkers, NY
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Greenville, NC
  • Haw River, NC
  • Knightdale, NC
  • Morrisville, NC
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Rocky Mount, NC
  • Tarboro, NC
  • Caney, OK
  • Pendleton, OR
  • Portland, OR
  • Saint Paul, OR
  • Adamstown, PA
  • Canadensis, PA
  • Calisle, PA
  • Coraopolis, PA
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Johnsonburg, PA
  • New Cumberland, PA
  • New Oxford, PA
  • Peach Bottom, PA
  • Pleasant Mount, PA
  • Shippensburg, PA
  • Spartansburg, PA
  • Zelienople, PA
  • Aguadilla, PR
  • Bayamon, PR
  • Caguas, PR
  • Catano, PR
  • Humacao, PR
  • Mayaguez, PR
  • Penuelas, PR
  • Ponce, PR
  • San Juan, PR
  • Vieques, PR
  • Greenville, SC
  • Taylors, SC
  • Winner, SD
  • Dallas, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Hunt, TX
  • Katy, TX
  • Killeen, TX
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Memphis, TX
  • Mesquite, TX
  • Midland, TX
  • Odessa, TX
  • Paris, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Seadrift, TX
  • Terrell, TX
  • Clearfield, UT
  • Provo, UT
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Sandy, UT
  • Boones Mill, VA
  • Chatham, VA
  • Hampton, VA
  • Portsmouth, VA
  • Winchester, VA
  • Woodbridge, VA
  • Bellingham, WA
  • Bickleton, WA
  • Kirkland, WA
  • Ridgefield, WA
  • Sedro Woolley, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Baker, WV
  • Newton, WV
  • Racine, WV

Source: T-Mobile

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  • steveb944

    Nice to see West Palm and Boca make the cut.

    • Tony Yayo

      Lots of Boca been killing it already. I work off Palmetto and Federal and when I’m outside I can get d/l speeds over 260 Mbps. The same around FAU area. Indoors though? Still not so much. I thought 600mhz was supposed to help with that? If I could get those speeds at home in Boynton I could get rid of cable.

      • steveb944

        That’s awesome speed. Great for my siblings who will be going to school up there.
        Yeah I would assume we’d be set for indoor, guess not.

        • marque2

          I work in a facility that was built in the cold war with RF shielding installed in the 1950s. It does wonders for reception.

        • Tony Yayo

          No kidding? I know a lot of buildings and even the executive airport in Boca were originally military use. Have to admit I’m not as educated, though def not a newb, as most others here, but something tells me, RF shielding is PROOOBBably not good at all for reception? AMIR?

        • marque2

          Yeah I was being facetious. They cut a few holes in here and there in the RF shield since it is considered obsolete – so in some corners I can get reception – but the company had AT&T put in internal cell transmitters to rectify the issue and gives regular employees AT&T iPhones.

      • JJ

        Do you have a phone that uses 600? If not it will not help. Also, if you have an iphone, iphones are known to have really bad coverage indoors.

        • Tony Yayo

          S10e actually. Less than 2 yo building so lots of concrete and steel, some spots I get great signal, 10 feet away in another room, nothing. Usually just turn my phone off because the bouncing back and forth from signal to no signal just kills my battery. Again though, inside is crap, if I go outside… it’s amazing. Not everywhere is that strong but definitely anything within a couple miles of FAU’s campus, at least driving by on the main roads, is great. I would imagine a drop due to congestion within the campus limits but maybe not?

        • JJ

          Oooh, yea, you’re right. Samsung phones have great antennas. I would contact T-Mobile just to put a notice in the area. I think 600 isn’t completely rolled out. I have 6t and work in concrete building with 600 band and my signal is a lot better.

      • SirStephenH

        Is band 71 even available in your area yet? Boca Raton was part of phase 2 (ended 04-12-2019) of the TV repack and it should generally take a minimum of 3 months from the end of a phase if they start work immediately in order to start seeing anything.

  • Willie D

    For the life of me, I still do not understand how T-Mobile claims to have increased capacity and upgraded networks in San Francisco, when the fact shows its one of the worst carriers in SF, if not THE WORST at this point. How they keep saying they are upgrading when the complete opposite continues to happen (slow speeds, coverage gaps, connected service but no data at all) all over the city. Back when TMo was taking on the competition, the LTE-A network was decent here (50-60mbps standard) in many places. One day I reported that speeds and connectivity dropped all over the city, and TMo claims, they are doing updates to the sites to make it faster. When those said updates were done, I complained again that now the speeds dropped to 2mbps AT BEST, at the same location. Wanna know what they claim? They’re deploying new technology LTE-LAA to make that faster, without ever explaining how an update/upgrade to the formerly fast network now is slow as hell. Oh and on top of this, the updates for LAA never happened. To date, there is ONE SINGLE LAA terminal, inside the T-Mobile store on Stockton Street, and none deployed elsewhere in the city. Ive tested, multiple times over a period of months only to see that theyve abandoned all actual upgrades in SF, deployment of LAA, and all around stopped giving a damn here all in favor of trying to merge with Sprint. HELLO, COMPETE, UPGRADE, DO YOUR JOB since that merger isnt happening.

    • Melvin

      FYI. SF won’t start getting 600mhz upgrades till around March of 2020. There is several TV station that have to ether stop broadcasting or change there signal frequency.

    • MisterListerSir

      Switch carriers. This is obviously a huge issue for you. Why are you still using a carrier that doesn’t work for you when, as you claim, the rest are far superior?

      SF isn’t on the schedule until 2020. Switch. If nothing else it’ll at least forestall that oncoming heart-attack…

    • Jason Caprio

      T-Mobile tooting their own horn with these announcements is a joke, as if the other carriers are just sitting on their hands doing nothing all this time. The latest rootmetrics report was recently released for 1st half of 2019 and once again, T-Mobile got destroyed by Verizon, and decently beaten by AT&T. T-Mobile is also starting to fall behind when it comes to average speeds in the top markets.

      T-Mobile has made amazing progress, but they still have a long way to go on a national level to truly compete with Verizon and AT&T.

    • JJ

      You see, here is the thing… not every service will work for everyone. So if tmobile is this bad where you live then switch carriers. That is the best option and the best way to show them that they need to improve. I left sprint because of slow data speeds and then i went to verizon, even while working for them my bill was just crazy high, so after a while i gave tmobile a try and haven’t looked back. Just go with whatever service works. No need to beat a dead horse if it’s this bad for you.

      • Mike Smith

        Amen!

      • Jerry Rich

        No here’s the thing, the point he was trying to make was service was good, now it’s abysmal. Apparently you missed that fact. For most people your suggestion to “switch carriers” is not so easy. Sounds like T Mobile needs to investigate the problem further.

    • Shane

      The merger is happening I saw the announcement that it is expected to be a go by next week. Sprint and Verizon are worse in my area than T-Mobile. With speeds and coverage.

  • Clarence Knaack

    But yet fountain inn has no service or
    Waterloo still using edge

    P

    • Sharti24

      Waterloo IA is showing full LTE signal

  • Nice to see Tustin, CA on the list. The upgrade was done at the cellsite at the Tustin Sports Park. Band 2 was added to the previous bands 4 (66) and 12. I have seen Speetests after the upgrade was up to 130Mbps versus no more than 80Mbps before the upgrade.

  • Pomacat

    Merced CA works for me nice

  • TJ OConnor

    Thanks for Upgrades in Marmora. NJ!

  • marque2

    Rootmetrix is not a reliable independent service. They are paid by AT&T and Verizon but not US Cellular, TMobile or Sprint. They been found tondo things over and over to reduce scores of non clients.

    It is interesting that all the other measuring services put TMobile at 1 or 2 just a smidgeon ahead or behind Verizon.

    You are not winning friends with your taunts.

    • Sharti24

      Im not looking for friends, He states facts and i agree with him. Im sure 9 out of 10 people would switch to verizon if they were the same price as tmobile. Price and a few freebies keep people around. No way someone says tmobile has a better network than Verizon. As i drive 1 mile down my local road here in akron, oh i see 3 verizon small cells on top of telephone poles. With tmobile i get 1 bar of service on the same road. Its the things like that, that makes verizon a better network. I’ll stick with my 3 for $80 plan on Tmobile though. It gets the job done since i dont do too much traveling. If verizon offered the same military plan as tmobile you bet id switch carriers.

      • marque2

        Stick with what works best for you – but I would suggest you stop snarking on this site.

      • Mike Smith

        I wouldn’t switch back to Verizon if they were cheaper because T-Mobile has a MUCH better network than Verizon. Verizon is a legacy network, outdated technology. Like Sprint they bet on the wrong technology (CDMA) and are just now getting rid of it. T-Mobile has the highest percentage of VoLTE traffic AND the highest percentage of IPv6 traffic of any US carrier. They’re just light years ahead of the legacy networks, and have the best coverage AND speeds where I live (in Los Angeles). I don’t care about rural coverage… I’m not a truck driver. Also their international roaming is the best. I think Verizon is for older people who don’t know any better and rural peeps.

        • Jason Caprio

          That is a very uneducated and uninformed post. Verizon is completely shutting down their legacy CDMA network by the end of this year and refarming it to Band 5 LTE. Verizon run an LTE-Advanced network using Bands 2, 4, 5, 13, and 66. I average around 60Mbit/sec consistantly across a large area, with peak speeds between 150 – 200Mbit/sec. 100% of my phone calls on Verizon are VoLTE. I care about rural coverage because I don’t sit at home all the time, however T-Mobile is improving on that aspect greatly and I’m excited to see their progress when their 600MHz spectrum is fully activated and available nationwide.

          Verizon and T-Mobile use the exact same technology/standards for an LTE network, so you can’t say one is “older” or “outdated”.

          Verizon is not “older people”, it’s for people who want consistent and reliable service and willing to pay a little extra to get it. Besides, my job pays for my Verizon so price is a non issue for me lol.

        • Mike Smith

          Price is a non-issue for everyone, they’re close enough it doesn’t matter. But T-Mobile has consistently been the leader in new technology and remain way ahead. Look up the examples I gave. Verizon is a legacy carrier, with legacy infrastructure, legacy labor contracts, and legacy pricing… with a much older and less technical customer base.

    • Jason Caprio

      Do you have proof/sources of this so-called cheating that Rootmetrics has been doing? From my own personal experience comparing Verizon and T-Mobile, rootmetrics results and info on their coverage map is 100% accurate. States that I have been in that have abysmal T-Mobile coverage while traveling outside major cities (NY, VT, NH, ME) is exactly reflected on their State-Level root score.