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Last Updated: July 13th, 2011

T-Mobile's faux 4G network, also known as 3G HSPA+, is receiving a major update today in 56 more markets, which should double the maximum theoretical data throughput from 21MBps to 42MBps for compatible HSPA+ devices.

In addition to increasing connection speeds, T-Mobile is promising improved network capacity and reliability in the upgraded areas.

These areas are:

  1. Allentown, Pa.
  2. Anderson, S.C.
  3. Asheville, N.C.
  4. Ann Arbor, Mich.
  5. Baltimore, Md.
  6. Barnstable, Mass.
  7. Bellingham, Wash.
  8. Bloomington, Ind.
  9. Boise, Idaho
  10. Boston, Mass.
  11. Bremerton, Wash.
  12. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.
  13. Brunswick, Ga.
  14. Carson City, Nev.
  15. Charlotte, N.C.
  16. Charlottesville, Va.
  17. Chico, Calif.
  18. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  19. Eugene, Ore.
  20. Flagstaff, Ariz.
  21. Flint, Mich.
  22. Greensboro, N.C.
  23. Greenville, S.C.
  24. Harrisburg, Pa.
  25. Hartford, Conn.
  26. Indianapolis, Ind.
  27. Knoxville, Tenn.
  28. Lafayette, Ind.
  29. Lancaster, Pa.
  30. Laredo, Texas
  31. Lynchburg, Va.
  32. Manchester, N.H.
  33. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
  34. New Haven, Conn.
  35. Ogden, Utah
  36. Providence, R.I.
  37. Provo, Utah
  38. Raleigh-Cary, N.C.
  39. Redding, Calif.
  40. Reno-Sparks, Nev.
  41. Richmond, Va.
  42. Roanoke, Va.
  43. Rockford, Ill.
  44. Salem, Ore.
  45. Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  46. Spartanburg, S.C.
  47. State College, Pa.
  48. Tallahassee, Fla.
  49. Terre Haute, Ind.
  50. Tucson, Ariz.
  51. Washington, D.C.
  52. Wichita Falls, Texas
  53. Winchester, Va.
  54. Winston-Salem, N.C.
  55. Worcester, Mass.
  56. York, Pa.

"America's Largest 4G Network," as T-Mobile creatively dubs itself, is now serving HSPA+42 speeds to more than 170 million people in 152 markets, according to the press release, which can be found below.

Thanks for beefing up AT-T's future network, guys - I'm sure they'll be very grateful for it.

T-Mobile’s Faster 4G Network Now Available in More Locations

America’s Largest 4G Network is now twice as fast in more than 150 markets, available to more than 170 million Americans

BELLEVUE, Wash. — July 13, 2011   Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced that the company is doubling the speed of its 4G network in 56 additional markets, to reach more than 170 million people in 152 markets. T-Mobile customers now have access to T-Mobile’s faster 4G network in markets including Baltimore; Boston; Charlotte, N.C.; Hartford and New Haven, Conn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Lancaster, Pa.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Providence, R.I.; and Washington, D.C., among several others. For a full list of new markets where T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 4G network is available, see below.

In addition to T-Mobile customers experiencing speeds twice as fast as T-Mobile’s current 4G network on compatible devices, customers also will enjoy increased netw/ork capacity and reliability. Offering a compelling 4G experience across a broad lineup of devices, America’s Largest 4G Network allows customers to stay connected in new and innovative ways in more places than ever before. From downloading files to streaming video or surfing the latest social networking sites, T-Mobile’s faster network provides a richer-than-ever mobile data experience, with anytime high-speed access to the data and information customers need and desire.

“America’s Largest 4G Network is now faster than ever and continues to deliver a fast and reliable broadband experience in more places than any other carrier,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA. “Video streaming on T-Mobile’s network has more than tripled over the last year, and consumer demand for access to rich mobile content from anywhere continues to grow. T-Mobile is now supplying more than 170 million Americans with lightning-fast HSPA+ 42 speeds to feed that explosive demand.”

T-Mobile’s portfolio of 4G products gives customers ultra-fast access to the content they want at home or on the go. The company recently introduced the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 laptop stick, its first HSPA+ 42-capable device, offering average download speeds on its HSPA+ 42 network approaching 10 Mbps, with peak speeds of 27 Mbps. T-Mobile also continues to expand its 4G device lineup with innovative 4G handsets such as the new HTC Sensation 4G and the upcoming T-Mobile myTouch® 4G Slide. In the last year, T-Mobile has launched more than a dozen 4G-capable smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband products, and the company expects to launch its first HSPA+ 42 smartphone later this year.

T-Mobile 4G markets where 42Mbps service is launching today:

Allentown, Pa.; Anderson, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Baltimore, Md.; Barnstable, Mass.; Bellingham, Wash.; Bloomington, Ind.; Boise, Idaho; Boston, Mass.; Bremerton, Wash.; Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.; Brunswick, Ga.; Carson City, Nev.; Charlotte, N.C.; Charlottesville, Va.; Chico, Calif.; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Eugene, Ore.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Flint, Mich.; Greensboro, N.C.; Greenville, S.C.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Hartford, Conn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Lafayette, Ind.; Lancaster, Pa.; Laredo, Texas; Lynchburg, Va.; Manchester, N.H.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; New Haven, Conn.; Ogden, Utah; Providence; R.I.; Provo, Utah; Raleigh-Cary, N.C.; Redding, Calif.; Reno-Sparks, Nev.; Richmond, Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Rockford, Ill.; Salem, Ore.; Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Spartanburg, S.C.; State College, Pa.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Terre Haute, Ind.; Tucson, Ariz.; Washington, D.C.; Wichita Falls, Texas; Winchester, Va.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Worcester, Mass.; and York, Pa.

*T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network, including increased speeds, is not available everywhere. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.

Artem Russakovskii
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  • Chris

    Does the new network work with existing HSPA+ devices?

    And once again, Honolulu gets the short end of the stick.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      You need to check with your device if it specifically supports HSPA+42 or just HSPA+21.

      • Chris

        Well, I'm still chilling with my Nexus One so it doesn't support HSPA+ at all. But I was just wondering if any of T-Mobile's current phones support HSPA+42, since as far as I know, it hasn't been rolled out in any major capacity elsewhere with carriers mostly going for LTE solutions.

  • https://plus.google.com/102621791358030973447 Josh Kegley

    Quick Question, I tried looking this up but couldn't find information anywhere. Will At-t Still allow for "Unlimited Data Plans" once everything is converted from T-Mobile. I've had Tmobile for nearly 10 years.

    I currently have the unlimited data, Text, and Minutes plan. Will that change to limited data?

    • Chris

      My guess, which is entirely unscientific, is that if/when T-Mobile and AT&T merge, AT&T will allow grandfathering of existing plans at least for the remaining duration of the contract.

      After that, I imagine it will follow the same policy as when AT&T introduced tiered plans on their own network: renewals can keep their plans, but new customers have to use the tiered plans.