T-Mobile deploys low-band LTE upgrades in hundreds of cities

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It’s only been a little over a week since T-Mobile last announced a round of low-band LTE upgrades, but today the carrier confirmed that more upgrades have been made.

T-Mobile has deployed low-band LTE upgrades to hundreds of cities. Some of those cities include Phoenix, AZ; Spokane, WA; Green Bay, WI; Austin, TX; Great Barrington, MA; and Nashville, TN. Low-band LTE upgrades typically include 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum.

Here’s the full list of cities that’ve recently received low-band LTE upgrades:

  • Chandler, AZ
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Goodyear, AZ
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Roll, AZ
  • San Tan Valley, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Tolleson, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Center Ridge, AR
  • Pottsville, AR
  • Rosston, AR
  • Searcy, AR
  • Alhambra, CA
  • Altadena, CA
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Baldwin Park, CA
  • Bell Gardens, CA
  • Brea, CA
  • Buena Park, CA
  • Burbank, CA
  • Carson, CA
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • Costa Mesa, CA
  • Covina, CA
  • Culver City, CA
  • Cypress, CA
  • Downey, CA
  • Earlimart, CA
  • Escondido, CA
  • Exeter, CA
  • Fresno, CA
  • Garden Grove, CA
  • Glendale, CA
  • Hesperia, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • La Habra, CA
  • La Puente, CA
  • Lakeside, CA
  • Loma Linda, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Maricopa, CA
  • McClellan, CA
  • Modesto, CA
  • Montclair, CA
  • Montebello, CA
  • Moreno Valley, CA
  • Mount Shasta, CA
  • Murrieta, CA
  • National City, CA
  • Nipton, CA
  • Norwalk, CA
  • Ocotillo, CA
  • Ontario, CA
  • Orange, CA
  • Orland, CA
  • Paradise, CA
  • Poway, CA
  • Riverside, CA
  • Rowland Heights, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Shafter, CA
  • Tulare, CA
  • Whittier, CA
  • Woodland, CA
  • Yucaipa, CA
  • Yucca Valley, CA
  • Aurora, CO
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Elkton, FL
  • Key West, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Carrollton, GA
  • Martin, GA
  • Waycross, GA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Boise, ID
  • McCall, ID
  • New Meadows, ID
  • Sandpoint, ID
  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dolton, IL
  • Hanover Park, IL
  • Mount Prospect, IL
  • River Grove, IL
  • South Elgin, IL
  • South Holland, IL
  • Haubstadt, IN
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Merrillville, IN
  • Iowa Falls, IA
  • Sibley, IA
  • Lakin, KS
  • Milford, KS
  • Olathe, KS
  • Tribune, KS
  • Lousiville, KY
  • Philpot, KY
  • Providence, KY
  • Patterson, LA
  • Ellsworth, ME
  • Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Great Barrington, MA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Gladwin, MI
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Highland Park, MI
  • Oscoda, MI
  • Taylor, MI
  • Utica, MI
  • West Olive, MI
  • Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Duluth, MN
  • Elk River, MN
  • Fairfax, MN
  • Fergus Falls, MN
  • Long Prairie, MN
  • North Branch, MN
  • Saint Cloud, MN
  • Winsted, MN
  • Columbia, MO
  • Reeds Spring, MO
  • Elko, NV
  • Fallon, NV
  • Henderson, NV
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • North Las Vegas, NV
  • Overton, NV
  • Absecon, NJ
  • Avenel, NJ
  • Blackwood, NJ
  • Boonton, NJ
  • Bordentown, NJ
  • Budd Lake, NJ
  • Carteret, NJ
  • Dover, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Garfield, NJ
  • Hawthorne, NJ
  • Jackson, NJ
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Lake Hopatcong, NJ
  • Linden, NJ
  • Newark, NJ
  • Newton, NJ
  • Passaic, NJ
  • Paterson, NJ
  • Red Bank, NJK
  • Somerset, NJ
  • South Plainfield, NJ
  • Totowa, NJ
  • Voorhees, NJ
  • Bethpage, NY
  • Black River, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Garden City, NY
  • Glen Head, NY
  • Hillburn, NY
  • Islip, NY
  • Malverne, NY
  • Massapequa, NY
  • Melville, NY
  • Middletown, NY
  • Moriches, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Oceanside, NY
  • Rochester, NY
  • Rockville Centre, NY
  • Smithtown, NY
  • Staten Island, NY
  • Utica, NY
  • West Hempstead, NY
  • Westbury, NY
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Gastonia, NC
  • Winston Salem, NC
  • Jamestown, ND
  • Minot, ND
  • Westhope, ND
  • Toledo, OH
  • Norman, OK
  • Tuttle, OK
  • Monouth, OR
  • Woodburn, OR
  • Bristol, PA
  • Carlisle, PA
  • Clarks Summit, PA
  • Dallas, PA
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Millersville, PA
  • Mount Bethel, PA
  • Quakertown, PA
  • Richlandtown, PA
  • White Haven, PA
  • York, PA
  • Ponce, PR
  • San Juan, PR
  • Campobello, SC
  • Florence, SC
  • Seneca, SC
  • Union, SC
  • Gettysburg, SD
  • Mitchell, SD
  • Sturgis, SD
  • Hendersonville, TN
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Paris, TN
  • Austin, TX
  • Channing, TX
  • Childress, TX
  • Corpus Christi, TX
  • Eagle Pass, TX
  • Eastland, TX
  • El Paso, TX
  • Galveston, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Marshall, TX
  • Paducah, TX
  • Pharr, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Seminole, TX
  • Snyder, TX
  • Bountiful, UT
  • Coalville, UT
  • Hill AFB, UT
  • Pleasant Grove, UT
  • Roy, UT
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Smithfield, UT
  • Tooele, UT
  • West Valley City, UT
  • Carrollton, VA
  • Culpeper, VA
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Stuart, VA
  • Cle Elum, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Green Bay, WA
  • Douglas, WY

Source: Neville Ray (Twitter)

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  • Jay Holm

    Well, Galveston and Houston are listed,… that’s good!

  • steveb944

    Been a while since South Florida is on there.

  • pda96

    As always, lots of low band deployments announced. Unfortunately, no noticeable improvement in coverage or speed observed where I live and play. So bogus.

    • Mike Smith

      Is that their fault or yours?

    • Sharti24

      You’re lucky to get 600mhz in SD. Have you connected to it yet?

      • pda96

        Nothing but B4 throughout SD. No signs of B12 or B71.

        • marque2

          What phone do you have? That should be the first question. B12 is on every TMobile phone for about 3 years now – but a phone less than a year old maybe 1.5 years depending on the model is needed for b71. Last year August I was still having trouble finding a mid grade B71 phone at the TMobile store. I believe LG V30 was the first – decent phone which can be purchased on the cheep because of the bad rap with the slightly blue tint on the OLED screen.

        • pda96

          I have a Note 9. I use an app called Network Cell Info Lite, and never once did it register B12 or B71 anywhere in SD. You?

        • marque2

          I have seen band 12 in Palmdale – but yeah – never seen 600 or 700 in San Diego. Oceanside had upgrades and some real trouble spots – that might be an area where 600 and 700 are the dominant band in spots. Carlsbad also could be that way.

        • edit4ever

          Perhaps there is an amount of time that is needed after KUSI was cleared off channel 51 (back in March) – before the FCC gets around to allowing the cell companies to use the 600/700 bands in a market.

        • marque2

          They are allowed now. The big hinderance is TMobile doesn’t have the bucks to rapidly develop all the new areas. It can take months for TMobile to add coverage and often they add one tower so they put that on these lists. They are building up but my guess is wait two years for the promised service.

          I think they misrepresented what was going on by implying they would be live on those cutoff dates (which they could have been – you install before hand – test for a week when finally permitted and then let it loose)

      • Mike Smith

        I’ve been excited to watch Band 12 get deployed all over Los Angeles. I connect all the time!

    • Jose Mendoza

      I swear, either in my area there’s an equipment problem or the engineer is a self centered idiot because Band 71 gets -5 dbm less than Band 12 which is supposed to reach less. And besides that, they skipped two crucial tower in my town for Band 12 deployment. My guess is the engineer thinks “interference” is a problem when Verizon and AT&T are sometimes on the same tower and similar rack height to T-Mobile’s sector yet gets WAYYY MORE I mean WAYYYY MOREE range out of their 700mhz blocks. Even Sprint ffs gets better range out of Band 26 than T-Mobile Band 12 in my area! When they first deployed it, it was doing better than AT&T here and now it’s like two towers are working AMAZING and the rest have like shtty range. Band 12 in some towers here gets the same range I used to get when they first brought LTE on Band 2 in this area! Not to mention that some towers are running 1×1 YES! in 2019, 1×1 Band 2 configs at 10×10! T-Mobile itself isn’t bad, but whoever works on the towers here is too gullible to notice coverage issues or a self centered idiot who goes beyond other people to only do what “they want”. Sorry for my rant, but it’s annoying how T-Mobile here would obliterate Verizon and AT&T if the circumstances were right!

    • SirStephenH

      This is an upgrade announcement, there’s nothing about new deployments…

    • RealLifeJasonBourne

      Get used to it, unfortunately. According to their planned phases for deployment, there is literally nothing going into SD west of Mitchell (and Mitchell is just the expected signal boundary; no actual tower there).

      That’s just 600Mhz, though – so there may be some chance of seeing 700mhz deployment; or their plans could change entirely if the merger goes through…

  • Mike Smith

    Wow SoCal got a lot of love thanks T-Mo!

  • marque2

    Glad my town got a little love this time around – but I still get 50% faster data down and 300% faster up with the Tmobile signal booster. Alas I shall keep the booster plugged in.

  • Roman AGalus

    When T-mobile start selling Nokia phones ?
    Can’t stand these low quality Galaxy and iPhone expansive junk

    • Bryck

      Unfortunately not anytime soon! Lol.

    • SirStephenH

      Poorly designed and way overpriced? Yes
      Low quality? No

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    I have noticed speeds have become higher and more consistent

  • Jason Caprio

    According to T-Mobile’s coverage map, that area is painted in magenta. Zoom closer, “Fair signal”. That’s their way of saying you MIGHT have a 1 bar signal if you’re lucky.

    • Sharti24

      I had 1 bar when i was on a hill lol

      • Jason Caprio

        I believe it. I took a closer look at that area with the RootMetrics coverage map. With T-Mobile, between Zoar and New Cumberland is one huge deadzone. Even AT&T and Sprint is bad there. Verizon is the only carrier that has a strong signal there.

        • Sharti24

          Yep. Verizon has a tower right next to the golf course. Att had 2 bars there

        • Jason Caprio

          What I find disturbing about T-Mobile is how blatantly they overstate their coverage. There are sometimes HUGE areas of “fair” coverage when it most cases you will get absolutely no signal. From my personal experience, this very rarely happens with Verizon. T-Mobile needs to stop this dishonest representation of their sub-par service. I’m not saying Verizon isn’t doing the same thing, just not to the extremes T-Mobile is. If T-Mobile was 100% honest about their coverage, their map would look very different!

        • Sharti24

          Verizon only shows one shade of red on their coverage map. Basically if its red you get coverage. Theres no way to tell if youre in a fair, good or excellent coverage area. At least tmobile tries

        • marque2

          You also need a newer phone

        • Sharti24

          Why? My iphone has band 12 and band 71 hasnt been deployed in that area yet.

        • marque2

          You might think about getting Verizon then.

        • RealLifeJasonBourne

          They could…but then what would they complain about?