T-Mobile Brings 1900MHz HSPA+ to More Markets
Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and San Fran Expansion
T-Mobile has launched HSPA+ service in the company's 1900 MHz spectrum in several new markets, and the carrier continues to woo unlocked device owners. According to a blog post
by T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray, the company has turned on 1900 MHz in Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and additional portions of the Bay Area. The full breakdown of the expansion, according to Ray:
, including the surrounding cities of: Roswell, Alpharetta, Marietta, Covington and Conyers
, including the surrounding areas of: Lynwood, Bothell, Mill Creek, Edmonds, Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville, Bellevue, Issaquah, Sammamish, Kenmore, Mercer Island, North Bend, SeaTac, Burien, Tukwila, Renton, and Lake Stevens
, including the nearby cities of: St. Paul and St. Cloud
•Additional Bay Area
cites include: Fairfield, Monterey, Napa, Petaluma, Salinas, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and Vallejo.
The carrier announced last week that they'd not only start selling the iPhone in 2012
, but they'd be getting rid of the carrier device subsidy model
, with customers paying either the full price for devices, or paying their device off in monthly installments. While the iPhone launch is good news for some, T-Mobile's network is far from prepared for the device, so you can expect the iPhone to drop sometime in the second half of 2013 alongside the company's first LTE deployments.
Does a coverage map or comprehensive list exist somewhere? Is there a coverage map of these markets -- like the one where you can plug in your zip code to see if 1900 MHz is active?
Alternatively, does anyone have a comprehensive list of everything lit up so far.
I know a few folks who have taken their unlocked iPhones over to T-Mo and it would be nice to tell them if they are covered or not.
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Re: Does a coverage map or comprehensive list exist somewhere? Those maps do take a while to generate an accurate picture, and T-Mo's map here has not yet changed from a month or 3 old one I printed out
Hampton Bays, NY
LTE Lets roll that into service also along with 1900Mhz already.
Re: LTE I'm looking forward to LTE on t-mobile myself, I recently switched to t-mobile to save money and I'm surprised how much I like it.
It will be nice when they have 3G on 1900, better indoor coverage and more phone choices.
EDGE Meanwhile - 15,000 towers still have EDGE.
| |tobyTroy Mcclure
said by ssavoy:I know!.... in Seattle too.
Meanwhile - 15,000 towers still have EDGE.
Unlocked Hopefully, if they won't be subsidizing phones anymore, they will be selling only unlocked phones...
Yes, I am not employed and looking for IT work. Have passport, will travel.
Re:Does a coverage map or comprehensive list exist somewhere ArizonaSteve wrote:
| ... map is bogus... don't think there are any phones that tell what freq. they are using...
Must enter cell-tower data from your iphone in Field-Test mode, such as LAC, CID, Downlink channel number (UARFCN).
Are you saying those collected numbers cannot be verified by the site?
The (few) map posts I've had opportunity to verify were correct.
HPSA+ live? Maybe not yet. Testing in Redmond/Overlake, WA area today(12/14/2012) shows 11.3Mbit/1.1Mbit with my HTC 8x showing "4G" on T-Mobile. That seem largely unchanged. The only connections speeds offered are 2G and 4G.