T-Mobile rolls out low-band LTE upgrades to hundreds of cities

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Two weeks after announcing its last round of low-band LTE uprgades, T-Mobile has confirmed that it’s made another batch of upgrades.

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo has deployed low-band LTE upgrades to hundreds of cities across the U.S. These upgrades have been performed over the last two weeks, and they include 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum.

Some of the cities and towns included in this latest round of low-band LTE upgrades are Omaha, NE; Schwenksville, PA; Beaverton, OR; Boston, MA; Dallas, TX; and San Diego, CA. As usual, the full list of upgraded cities is available below.

  • Buckeye, AZ
  • Gold Canyon, AZ
  • Morristown, AZ
  • Oatman, AZ
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Arkadelphia, AR
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Searcy, AR
  • Springdale, AR
  • Vilonia, AR
  • Alhambra, CA
  • Anaheim, CA
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Baldwin Park, CA
  • Buena Park, CA
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • Corona, CA
  • Coronado, CA
  • Downey, CA
  • Fullerton, CA
  • Garden Grove, CA
  • Gustine, CA
  • Hacienda Heights, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Loomis, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Madera, CA
  • Marysville, CA
  • Moreno Valley, CA
  • National City, CA
  • Nipomo, CA
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Rialto, CA
  • Riverside, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Gabriel, CA
  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Santee, CA
  • South El Monte, CA
  • Victorville, CA
  • West Covina, CA
  • West Hollywood, CA
  • Westminster, CA
  • Whittier, CA
  • Willits, CA
  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • North Fort Myers, FL
  • Panama City, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Lavonia, GA
  • Toccoa, GA
  • Ewa Beach, HI
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Pearl City, HI
  • Ashton, ID
  • Banks, ID
  • Garden Valley, ID
  • Chicago, IL
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Glendale Heights, IL
  • Joliet, IL
  • Libertyville, IL
  • Maywood, IL
  • Naperville, IL
  • Northbrook, IL
  • Park Ridge, IL
  • Quincy, IL
  • River Grove, IL
  • Willowbrook, IL
  • Bloomington, IN
  • Wichita, KS
  • Isom, KY
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Covington, LA
  • Falmouth, ME
  • Aberdeen, MD
  • Grantsville, MD
  • Havre de Grace, MD
  • Lexington Park, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Albion, MI
  • Bay City, MI
  • Saint Joseph, MN
  • Poplar Bluff, MO
  • Bellevue, NE
  • Omaha, NE
  • Henderson, NV
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • North Las Vegas, NV
  • Reno, NV
  • Sanbornton, NH
  • Bayonne, NJ
  • Beverly, NJ
  • Butler, NJ
  • Carlstadt, NJ
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Edison, NJ
  • Elizabeth, NJ
  • Fairview, NJ
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Kenilworth, NJ
  • Manville, NJ
  • New Providence, NJ
  • Newark, NJ
  • Old Bridge, NJ
  • Paramus, NJ
  • Passaic, NJ
  • Paterson, NJ
  • Roselle, NJ
  • Saddle River, NJ
  • Seaside Heights, NJ
  • Spring Lake, NJ
  • Totowa, NJ
  • Union City, NJ
  • Westwood, NJ
  • Alamogordo, NM
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Bernalillo, NM
  • Las Cruces, NM
  • Bethpage, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Coxsackie, NY
  • Hempstead, NY
  • Jamaica, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Roslyn, NY
  • Roslyn Heights, NY
  • Valley Cottage, NY
  • Gastonia, NC
  • Kernersville, NC
  • McAdenville, NC
  • Raeford, NC
  • State Road, NC
  • Waxhaw, NC
  • Winston Salem, NC
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Beaverton, OR
  • Corvallis, OR
  • Bristol PA
  • Enola, PA
  • Gibsonia, PA
  • Gordonville, PA
  • Halifax, PA
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Hatboro, PA
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Lewisburg, PA
  • Morrisville, PA
  • New Cumberland, PA
  • Olyphant, PA
  • Pine Grove, PA
  • Richboro, PA
  • Schwenksville, PA
  • Sellersville, PA
  • State College, PA
  • York, PA
  • Aguadilla, PR
  • Barceloneta, PR
  • Carolina, PR
  • Fajardo, PR
  • Guaynabo, PR
  • Ponce, PR
  • San Juan, PR
  • Toa Baja, PR
  • Vega Baja, PR
  • Vieques, PR
  • Villalba, PR
  • Yauco, PR
  • Bennettsville, SC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Hermosa, SD
  • Sturgis, SD
  • Franklin, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Canadian, TX
  • Colmesneil, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • El Paso, TX
  • Hale Center, TX
  • Henderson, TX
  • Ingleside, TX
  • Mission, TX
  • Mount Pleasant, TX
  • New Boston, TX
  • Powderly, TX
  • Rising Star, TX
  • Rockwall, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Texarkana, TX
  • Yorktown, TX
  • American Fork, UT
  • Bountiful, UT
  • Brian Head, UT
  • Clearfield, UT
  • Heber City, UT
  • Layton, UT
  • Ogden, UT
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Spanish Fork, UT
  • Arlington, VA
  • Culpeper, VA
  • Danville, VA
  • Lynchburg, VA
  • Portsmouth, VA
  • Red Oak, VA
  • Winchester, VA
  • Gold Bar, WA
  • Kennewick, WA
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Superior, WI
  • Basin, WY
  • Cheyenne, WY

Source: Neville Ray (Twitter)

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  • carloslacend

    What happens in Florida?? Even Puerto Rico have more cities updated than florida…

    • SirStephenH

      Relax, this was just during the last two weeks, not during all of known existence. I don’t understand why you’re picking on Puerto Rico when most of the states with cities listed in this announcement have more upgraded cities than Florida.

      • carloslacend

        That’s the point. Every State and even the Island have more cities than Florida. Something else is happening here…

        • marque2

          You gotta realize when TMobile puts these out they try to put the best spin on showing coverage for cities. Quite often cities will get one tower with 600 or 700 hz on some pole downtown where it is not truly needed since downtowns are heavily covered already. It is a bit of smoke and mirrors everywhere. As for Puerto Rico – one the whole islands communication fell down and I believe TMobile made some kind of deal in exchange for building it up quickly.

        • James W. Vaughan

          That’s the problem TMobile is lying to their customers with their smoke & mirror job on their new better/ stronger signal that I’ve seen advertised on tv recently

        • marque2

          I also understand TMobile doesn’t have infinite money to pay to instantly put up spectrum everywhere. They do have to pick and choose. I would call what they have said lying but do have to say 600Mhz was quite oversold. Maybe they are trying to save bucks for 5g?

        • AA-Ron

          Do you have any proof that this is the case? Just curious if it’s true or not

        • marque2

          Yes – if you search online you will find maps of towers , who is on them and what their capabilities are. TMobile used to have their own, but I can’t find it any more. When you see one of these notices look in the city for at the tower and see which one has the new 600 or 700hz band. If you live in a first tier metro area you will see a few. If you live in second tier town you will see over and over – the antenna closest to downtown was upgraded and all the others are the same.

          Any told you how I did it – and I was doing it because I lived in Tucson where the TMobile map said I had grand reception, but I had literally none. Even purchases a V30 phone to try to take advantage. Anyway up to you to figure it out for the area you are in. Cuz the areas a looked at don’t matter to you anyway.

        • SirStephenH

          Yes you can find tower maps but they’re never 100% accurate and shouldn’t be treated as such. They always leave out towers or have them placed in the wrong area and it can take months for changes to be reflected in them. You can’t use them to definitively say the things you’re claiming.

          As for coverage maps, all carrier maps are somewhat inaccurate. They’re based on tower location, propagation of bands used, and obstructions/terrain, all with crowdsourced data sprinkled in. 3rd party crowdsourced maps are usually more accurate down to the granular level BUT can only show coverage for areas that people have actually mapped. It’s literally impossible to make an accurate map and people will be complaining about them until the end of time.

        • SirStephenH

          There is no evidence that T-Mobile counts as little as one tower with these upgrade announcements.

        • SirStephenH

          You have to understand that the low-band upgrade announcements include bands 12 and 71 but in Florida band 12 has been rolled out for ages and band 71 can’t be deployed in much of the state yet due to the TV repack. The state isn’t exactly ripe for massive upgrades when there’s not much that can be done in the first place. Hurricane season probably isn’t helping out too much either.

  • Brenden Morris

    Hey Alex, is there any webpage available that lists every single city with Low Band available? I would like to find out if some cities where I live have low band capabilities.

    • marque2

      If you look hard enough in the Neville Raye Twitter account posted at the bottom of the story you will eventually find such a link.

      • SirStephenH

        That only lists the upgraded cities in this round of upgrades, the same list that’s in this article. Brenden wants to know all the cities which have low-band available.

    • SirStephenH

      I don’t think such a list exists because it would be a mile long and include most of the cities in the U.S. Go to the T-Mobile site and check out the coverage map.

  • Please read before comment negative. The city list has been available for weeks. Just do your research before commenting

  • Keith

    Is there a way to see which towers were updated?

    • Keith

      My city has been listed before, and has a ton of towers. Does it simply mean, one or more towers in my town are now upgraded?

      • SirStephenH

        It’s normally at least a handful of towers. T-Mobile hasn’t publicly said how many upgraded towers it takes to count a city.

    • Aaron Peromsik

      Yeah. Boston, MA for example, is big. Almost no service in my office building. If there were a list somewhere of what actually improved, I could form an opinion about whether to try tmo-based service again.

  • Bo Kimble

    How about updating downtown Pittsburgh?

    You have to use 4G when in the city during the day. LTE is awfully slow and any streaming buffers.

  • Bryck

    Connecticut is almost always never on this listings.

  • Francisco Rodriguez

    Waiting for Vermont to finally show up on these lists