Merger be damned, T-Mobile is continuing the expansion of its (potentially short-lived) 4G HSPA+ network, having added ten new cities, along with promising to double download speed caps in some major markets. The cities that have recently had T-Mobile 4G coverage activated include:
- Ames, Iowa
- Anderson, Indiana
- Battle Creek/Benton Harbor/Jackson, Michigan
- Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
- Lawrence/Manhattan, Kansas
- Springfield, Illinois
- Wichita Falls, Texas
The major markets receiving the upgrade to theoretical 42Mbps HSPA+ (note: there are no 42Mbps HSPA+ phones out there) will first be Las Vegas, Orlando, and New York, with Chicago, Long Island, and Northern New Jersey following shortly after. T-Mobile plans to cover 25 major markets with 42Mbps HSPA+ by the middle of the year, as well.
The press release, below:
T-Mobile Welcomes New Markets to America’s Largest 4G Network
Today, T-Mobile USA announced the continued expansion of its nationwide 4G mobile broadband network to 10 new markets. America’s Largest 4G Network now reaches 167 markets and more than 200 million people nationwide – offering a 4G experience to even more of its customers where they live, work and play.
New 4G markets include Ames, Iowa; Anderson, Indiana; Battle Creek, Benton Harbor and Jackson, Michigan; Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado; Lawrence and Manhattan, Kansas; Springfield, Illinois and Wichita Falls, Texas. A complete list of all the markets where T-Mobile’s 4G network is live can be found online at http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/articles/4g-fact-sheet.
With nationwide 4G and a great selection of 4G devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S™ 4G, T-Mobile® myTouch® 4G, T-Mobile®, Dell™ Streak™ 7, as well as the upcoming T-Mobile® G-Slate™ with Google™ by LG and T-Mobile Sidekick® 4G™ by Samsung, T-Mobile customers can upload videos and pictures to their favorite social media sites, get directions and stream video – and more – all while on the go.
Additionally, in 2011, T-Mobile is doubling the speed of its 4G network to achieve a theoretical download speed of 42 Mbps. T-Mobile customers in Las Vegas, New York and Orlando, Fla., are the first in the country to experience the increased 4G speeds (HSPA+ 42), followed closely by Chicago and further expansion of the New York network into Long Island, N.Y., and Northern New Jersey. By mid-year, T-Mobile expects more than 140 million Americans in over 25 markets to have access to these increased 4G speeds.