T-Mobile has deployed another round of mid-band LTE capacity upgrades


The weekend is nearly here, and T-Mobile is celebrating by announcing some more mid-band LTE upgrades.

T-Mo says that it’s upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity over the last two weeks. These mid-band upgrades typically include both PCS and AWS spectrum.

The cities that’ve gotten mid-band LTE upgrades this time around are scattered throughout the U.S. They include Lincoln City, OR; Boston, MA; Wichita, KS; Jacksonville, FL; and San Jose, CA. As usual, we’ve got the full list of upgraded cities and towns available below.

  • Arkadelphia, AR
  • Hot Springs National Park, AR
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Beverly HIlls, CA
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • Corona, CA
  • Elk Grove, CA
  • Fallbrook, CA
  • Lancaster, CA
  • Loomis, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • McFarland, CA
  • Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Riverside, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • Temecula, CA
  • Middletown, DE
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Land O Lakes, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Ellenwood, GA
  • Roberta, GA
  • Suwanee, GA
  • Quincy, IL
  • Sterling, IL
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Wichita, KS
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Grantsville, MD
  • Lexington Park, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Sault Sainte Marie, MI
  • Poplar Bluff, MO
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • Springfield, MO
  • Austin, NV
  • Henderson, NV
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Sanbornton, NH
  • Butler, NJ
  • Forked River, NJ
  • Hammonton, NJ
  • Lebanon, NJ
  • Matawan, NJ
  • Neptune, NJ
  • Ocean Gate, NJ
  • Parsippany, NJ
  • Paterson, NJ
  • Saddle River, NJ
  • South Amboy, NJ
  • Spring Lake, NJ
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Bethpage, NY
  • Brewster, NY
  • Chester, NY
  • Harriman, NY
  • Katonah, NY
  • Natural Bridge, NY
  • New City, NY
  • Morrisville, NC
  • Sand Springs, OK
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Dallas, OR
  • Lincoln City, OR
  • Baden, PA
  • Camp Hill, PA
  • Dover, PA
  • Enola, PA
  • Fannettsburg, PA
  • Gordonville, PA
  • Halifax, PA
  • Hanover, PA
  • Lititz, PA
  • New Cumberland, PA
  • New Providence, PA
  • Olyphant, PA
  • Red Lion, PA
  • Sellersville, PA
  • Morrisville, PA
  • Aguadilla, PR
  • Caguas, PR
  • Fajardo, PR
  • Guaynabo, PR
  • Mayaguez, PR
  • Ponce, PR
  • San Juan, PR
  • Cayey, PR
  • Lincoln, RI
  • Maryville, TN
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Ingleside, TX
  • Rosharon, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Yorktown, TX
  • Layton, UT
  • Culpeper, VA
  • Lynchburg, VA
  • Portsmouth, VA
  • Springfield, VA
  • Basin, WY

Source: Neville Ray (Twitter)

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  • Doble-A

    T-Mobile has also deployed a new $65/month for 2 lines of T-Mobile prepaid service plan that TmoNews hasn’t posted.

  • Sharti24

    I wonder how many of these “mid band” upgrades include 4×4 mimo and 256qam. I believe you need new antennas for that, correct me if i’m wrong.

    • SirStephenH

      4×4 MIMO requires new antennas or the addition of a bolt on appliance, QAM does not.

      2×2 MIMO (minimum currently installed and going out of use) requires 2 antennas while 4×4 MIMO requires 4. This means that the antenna has to be replaced or a bolt on appliance that adds 2 antennas has to be installed (far less preferable) in order to make use of 4×4 MIMO. *Individual MIMO antennas are located in the same antenna housing so there won’t be a million little antennas all over a tower and you can’t visually tell what MIMO level is installed.

      QAM is handled through the ground equipment and can simply be changed through a software update.

  • Glenn Gore

    These reports are totally meaningless PR fluff without any detail on what has been done. Claiming that “Wichita” is one of the places upgraded is a prime example. Wichita, Kansas is a big city, with probably dozens of T-Mobile cell sites in it, and if just ONE had something done to it, it could be included on a list like this. Pure meaningless fluff.

  • warpwiz

    Advances in technology are wonderful. But I wish some of this energy could be dedicated to shoring up of existing services. The area around Columbus, GA (earlier listed in the 600mhz improvements – have yet to find any service other than bands 2 & 4) is getting spottier with regard to data coverage.

    I have 3-5 bars anywhere I go and have no trouble with talk and text. But many places have little to no data coverage. Where I work (in a business park on the east side of Columbus), service is marginal early in the morning, then degrades until noon when I have no data coverage at all. I end up resorting to hotspotting with my company Verizon phone to read email.

    I doubt I will live long enough to see 5g in this area. But I would like to have reliable data coverage.

  • Christina

    T-Mobile seems to have been focusing on Lynchburg, VA the last few upgrades. ABOUT FUCKING TIME! Keep up the good work.