T-Mobile 2.5GHz 5G is now live in 121 new cities

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T-Mobile began September with a big expansion of its 2.5GHz 5G coverage, and now it’s ending the month by expanding that mid-band 5G to even more cities.

T-Mobile’s 2.5GHz 5G coverage is now available in 121 new cities and towns across the US. This latest expansion brings the total number of T-Mobile 2.5GHz 5G cities to 210, and T-Mo promises that there will be “thousands more” coming by the end of 2020.

Some of the cities getting new 2.5GHz 5G coverage today include Wilmington, DE; Saugus, MA; Minneapolis, MN; Atlantic City, NJ; and Alexandria, VA. You can find the full list of new 2.5GHz 5G cities at the bottom of this post.

T-Mo also confirmed today that it’s been busy improving the 2.5GHz 5G in cities that already have the coverage. For example, in New York City it’s added 10 times more mid-band 5G sites since May, giving it 25 times more mid-band 5G coverage and 10 times more mid-band capacity than before.

You’ll need a 2.5GHz 5G-capable device to access this new coverage. Those include the upcoming Motorola Razr, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, the new Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, the Galaxy S20 series, the Note 10+ 5G, the Galaxy A71 5G and A51 5G, the OnePlus 8 5G and OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren, and the LG V60 ThinQ 5G.

 

Arkansas

  • Jacksonville
  • Trumann

Delaware 

  • Wilmington

Florida

  • Dunedin
  • Key Vista
  • Ridgecrest

Georgia

  • Scottdale

Illinois

  • Addison
  • Belleville
  • Bourbonnais
  • Bradley
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Burbank
  • Carol Stream
  • Chicago Ridge
  • Crestwood
  • Elmwood Park
  • Evergreen Park
  • Forest Park
  • Hazel Crest
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Indian Creek
  • Kankakee
  • Lake Zurich
  • Lockport
  • Lombard
  • Lyons
  • Markham
  • Melrose Park
  • Midlothian
  • Mundelein
  • Normal
  • North Chicago
  • Palos Hills
  • Park Forest
  • Paxton
  • Plainfield
  • River Grove
  • Riverdale
  • Romeoville
  • Stone Park
  • Streamwood
  • Swansea
  • Tinley Park
  • University Park
  • Vernon Hills
  • Waterloo
  • Wheaton
  • Wheeling
  • Woodridge
  • Worth

Indiana

  • Crown Point

Maryland

  • Laurel
  • Lochearn
  • Parkville

Massachusetts

  • Melrose
  • Revere
  • Saugus

Michigan

  • Ypsilanti

Minnesota

  • Hopkins
  • Minneapolis
  • St. Paul

Missouri

  • Black Jack
  • Cliff Village
  • Dennis Acres
  • Flordell Hills
  • Grandview
  • Houston Lake
  • Joplin
  • Lawson
  • St. Joseph
  • Warrensburg

New Jersey

  • Atlantic City
  • Clifton
  • Echelon
  • Edgewater
  • Elmwood Park
  • Englewood
  • Fairview
  • Franklin Center
  • Garfield
  • Jersey City
  • Lodi
  • Passaic
  • Ridgefield
  • Rockaway
  • Trenton
  • Victory Gardens
  • Wallington
  • Wood-Ridge

New York

  • Amsterdam
  • Franklin Square
  • Lake Mohegan
  • Shrub Oak
  • South Hempstead
  • Terryville
  • University Gardens

North Carolina

  • Cornelius
  • Piney Green

Ohio

  • Finneytown
  • Sandusky

Oklahoma

  • Broken Arrow

Pennsylvania

  • Chalfant
  • Collingswood
  • Duryea
  • Lansdowne
  • Levittown
  • Liberty
  • Millbourne
  • North Braddock
  • Phoenixville

Tennessee

  • Lebanon
  • Oak Ridge
  • Sevierville
  • Shelbyville

Texas

  • Galena Park

Virginia

  • Alexandria
  • Arlington
  • Norfolk
  • Virginia Beach
  • Washington

Source: T-Mobile

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  • bluemoon737

    Turned off 5G on my S20+. Locally there are places I can connect but then get “0” speed. Talk to me when 5G actually works…

    • riverhorse

      Quite a few report none or dropped calls, and can only fix by disabling 5g.

    • MisterListerSir

      Working great in Minneapolis on my Wife’s Note 20 5G and on my OnePlus 8. They really do need to make sure it drops back to 4G automatically if 5G isn’t offering a better connection for folks in your situation, though.

  • Jay Holm

    Only one location listed in Texas, mmmmmm!

    • Shaun Michalak

      Well, they only have 2 in Ohio, and they were not even on the list for the first round of updates..

    • Anonymouse

      I upgraded to the R15 SIM and I’ve seen n41 (60×2) at Afton Village in Spring Branch, Rice Village in Houston, and Klein area and Old Town in Spring the past 2 weeks. Speeds of up to 300 mbps, with either 5×2 B66 LTE or 15×2 B2 LTE as anchor sometimes aggregated with 10×2 B71 LTE and 20×2 B66 (if B2 is anchor) or 15×2 B2 (if B66 is anchor). I wont be surprised if most of Houston area will be covered by end of the year.

  • Shaun Michalak

    Well, looking at the positive side, they only have 2 towers in that area, so you should not see their name on that list again.. Also, from what I can tell, they never installed band 71 in that area before, so maybe they did a major upgrade of both, band 41 and 71 at the same time..

  • Chris Boyd

    Where’s Nevada? C’mon T-Mobile. Fire up Las Vegas area.

    • Trevnerdio

      Heck, at least you have n71 and n261 or whichever mmWave they deployed there lol

  • Darius Lamar

    I understand 5G is supposed to be targeted for rural cities, but it is my (opinion only) until they really start popping out only 5G network phones and get rid of LTE phones, I feel that the people who have the devices capable of using these networks are in the Metra Areas. I’m just venting, I was excited to finally see what my Note 20 Ultra could do in terms of speed ( I’m in Nashville, TN) but when i didn’t see it under TN i was like what!, oh well i suppose that means its getting closer to launch. I’m just venting, I’ll keep waiting…

    • Shaun Michalak

      It all depends on how you look at it.. Yea, a lot of metro areas do need that extra bandwidth.. But at the same time, rural areas do not get the convenience of being able to get high speed through the cable company, fiber, etc.. So for high speed needs, the rural areas are more of a need then in the city.. and unlike the towers in the city that may serve just a fraction of a mile, in the country, that one tower may serve a 10 mile radius of a tower..

      • Glenn Gore

        T-Mobile has been very adept at getting nice range out of their Band 2 sites, reaching out about 10 miles, far more than one would normally expect from that range of frequency, and it’s a good thing since T-Mobile’s sites are spaced 20 miles apart in a lot of places like here in the middle of the country, so I expect that they will be able to do the same with the new mid-band spectrum since it is in same range of frequency. If they can, then the cocktail of Band 71 for real distance and mid-band for data capacity might turn out to be pretty good. Millimeter-wave will never be a thing outside the major cities, and even there its utility is marginal at best since it cannot penetrate anything.

        • Shaun Michalak

          The only problem is, with higher bands, like band 41, when you get to the edge of the tower, the signal gets so bad that you do not get good speeds.. So even though you might bet a signal 8 miles out with band 41, you may only get 1 bar, and for that reason, it will switch over to band 71 so there goes the benefits of band 41 at the edges of the service..

          Still, my point was more along the lines of you get 10 miles of service in the country, but lucky to get one mile in the city because of the angle of the antennas.. Yea, you get more congestion because of the higher population in a city.. But at the same time, if you are going for mass coverage, over larger areas, for more coverage, cities are not where you start.. Because there, you will have to upgrade 10 or more towers to get the same amount of coverage as one tower in the country.

  • Great news but just completely skipped South Carolina.

  • Glenn Gore

    121 cities sounds like a lot, but then you realize that those 121 cities are only in 20 states, in some large states by land area only one city was upgraded, and that only parts of those cities are covered, in the end you realize that this is not a huge area of new mid-band coverage. T-Mobile needs to get mid-band out as quickly as they did Band 71, so that 5G can finally mean something in terms of REAL improvements to users. Band 71 5G really has not brought any meaningful changes to the user experience. Mid-band can bring that meaningful change.

    • Shaun Michalak

      In aspects of speed, you would be correct.. But in aspects of coverage, they way that they have band 71 installed, their was improvement..

  • Shaun Michalak

    True, but at the same time, that really does not make much of a difference right now. With it being at the end of the season and stuff.. Well, that will not matter too much until next spring there..

  • T-mobile has actually upgraded speeds here on 4G LTE i got like 150mbps in certain areas and over 100mbps at certain times.

  • Shaun Michalak

    I look at the fact that cable companies are not good at expanding coverage to areas unless there is a large enough population out there to make it worth expanding out there.. With that type of attitude, most rural and farming communities have no internet access for anything other then dial up (and that is if you have a landline, and it is stable) and on cell towers.. So I like the idea that they can get a hotspot and be able to get online with some decent speeds since that is really their only option for internet use.. It at least gives them an option..

    Where I live, I have DSL through Verizon, high speed through Spectrum, and as they get fiber installed, Velocity is installing fiber.. So that leaves 3 “wired” options for people for high speed in the city, plus cell towers.. That is why I do not mind them installing band 41 in the rural communities first.. Especially taking into consideration that there are a lot of kids in those areas, and they may be needing high speed for home schooling with the schools being partly shut down..