T-Mobile opens its first stores in Vermont and expands 5G coverage in the state


T-Mobile has some exciting news for its customers in Vermont this week, including the opening of its first two stores in the state plus some new 5G coverage.

First up, T-Mobile opened its first two brick and mortar stores in the state of Vermont this week, creating more than a dozen new jobs. Both stores are open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday.

Here’s where you can find them:

  • Dorset Square Mall Shopping Center, Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403
  • 52 Sunderland Way, Essex Junction, VT 05452

Vermont residents also recently gained some new T-Mobile 5G coverage. That service was already available in Essex Junction and South Burlington where T-Mo’s new stores are located, and last month T-Mobile flipped its 5G switch on in Shelburne, too. T-Mobile 5G is also available in Milton, St. Albans, and Winooski in Vermont.

T-Mobile has committed to expanding its coverage in Vermont even more in the future, pledging to add “dozens” of new sites in the state over the next couple of years.

Lastly, T-Mobile is teaming up with Green Mountain Transit in Vermont. The two are launching a pilot program in Chittenden County to add free Wi-Fi to all local buses. Later this year, riders on the urban system routes will be able to get free internet access while on the bus thanks to this partnership.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Joe

    “pledging to add “dozens” of new sites in the state over the next couple of years”…Slow down their turbo, we wouldn’t want to add coverage too fast.

    • Shaun Michalak

      I think that is actually pretty good considering all that they have to do with the Sprint merger, upgrading towers, etc.. They also have agreements to keep in states that they agreed to for the merger, that they have to keep too.. Which involves installing more towers in these other states too.. and considering that they have no stores up there, it is not that high on their priority right now..

      At the same time, it makes me wonder.. Sprint had a lot of coverage up there the T-Mobile did not have.. So are any of these “new” sites, actually “new” sites, or new to T-Mobile, but old to Sprint??

  • Shaun Michalak

    Considering that T-Mobile is drastically lacking in coverage in Vermont, this could be a good thing.. But at the same time, it will not be hard to figure out where to put some towers either.. SO much of the state has no T-Mobile coverage, that it would not be hard to find places that needed the coverage.. After all, they only have coverage in what?? Maybe 50% of the state?? They really have not done anything to make it better in that state for the past 5 years either..

    • taino211

      I’m assuming T-Mobile customers roam where’re they don’t have native coverage, correct? What carriers would they roam on?

      • Shaun Michalak

        IT depends on where they are at. I know that they roam off of AT&T, but when they do, they do not get any real data.. Only talk and text.. Also, it has to be higher bands, like 2 and 4 to roam off of AT&T.. T-Mobile customers can not roam off of band 12 on AT&T’s network.. Last I checked, they could roam off of band 5 too, but band 5 at that time was only 3G too.. So not sure about anything updated.. I think that they can roam off of US Cellular too.. Not sure about the conditions with them though.

      • marque2

        There is also a possibility that Sprint hs Vermont decently covered. Tmobile would convert Sprint towers.

        • Shaun Michalak

          From what I can tell, by looking at a map of their coverage that whistleout put up in march of this year, Sprint does have coverage where T-Mobile does not, but overall, I would say that T-Mobiles coverage in Vermont is double what Sprints is.. and that is before the merger.. Even with their combined coverage, I would guess that their coverage of that state is only about 60%..

    • WONDROUS5000

      LOTS of complaining about the coverage in Vermont on a post about improving the coverage in vermont

      • Shaun Michalak

        I do not think it is soo much that people are complaining, but more just stating that it is well needed..

  • mrvt2020

    TMO’s coverage is extremely thin in the state. It improved a lot in the last two years, but it’s still far behind VZ.
    Their coverage map is overly optimistic. I was at a game today well within their coverage zone and only had very low 600mhz signal.