T-Mobile Makes 14 New Cities iPhone-friendly With HSPA+ Expansion

T-Mobile Makes 14 New Cities iPhone-friendly With HSPA+ Expansion

It looks like T-Mobile wants 2013 to be the year they truly start competing against the dominant forces of AT&T and Verizon. They just sewed up a deal to bring the iPhone to their carrier, and they’ve been trying to hurry up and bring iPhone-friendly HSPA+ speeds to fourteen new metropolitan areas.

T-Mobile announced today that they spent $4 billion investing in the modernization of their network over the last 10 months. The improvements mean that more than 100 million people now have enhanced coverage that the iPhone can take advantage of.

The upgrades T-Mobile has made will provide improved signal strength to the customers in those 14 metropolitan areas, along with better voice and data enhancements. T-Mobile is also telling customers to bring over their unlocked AT&T iPhones to enjoy faster speeds. According to tests, iPhone 4S users averaged 70% faster download speeds on T-Mobile than AT&T.

Along with the recent enhancements, T-Mobile plans to continue the expansion of their network advancement in Los Angeles and San Diego. The list of cities that T-Mobile has brought improved service to includes the following:

  • New York, including The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island
  • Newark, N.J., including the surrounding cities of East Orange, Elizabeth, Jersey City, North Bergen, Paterson and Union City
  • Boston and Cambridge, Mass., including the surrounding cities of Amherst, Andover, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Braintree, Brockton, Brookline, Burlington, Canton, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Chicopee, Dedham, Everett, Framingham, Hadley, Holbrook, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lexington, Lowell, Ludlow, Lynn, Malden, Marblehead, Medford, Melrose, Metheun, Milton, Nahant, Natick, Needham, Newton, Quincy, Reading, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Sommerville, Stoneham, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Watertown, Weston, Westwood, Weymouth, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop and Woburn
  • Springfield, Mass.
  • Providence, R.I., including the surrounding cities of Cranston, North Providence, Pawtucket and Warren
  • Philadelphia
  • Detroit and Warren, Mich., including the surrounding cities of Dearborn, Romulus, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights and Troy
  • Dallas, including the surrounding cities of Arlington, Carrolton, The Colony, Denton, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lancaster, Lewisville, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and Southlake
  • Fort Worth, Texas, including the surrounding cities of Keller and Mansfield
  • Austin, Texas including the surrounding city of Round Rock
  • San Antonio
  • Tampa, Fla., including the surrounding cities of Clearwater, Largo, Safety Harbor, St. Petersburg and Vinoy Park
  • BWinski

    Bbbuurrppp… This is getting old… So, I live between LA and San Diego in south Orange county. Over the last two weeks, T-Mumble Alledgedly ‘modernized’ my part of the LA area. Here’s what that means to T-Mumble… My small town along I5 is about 25-30 square miles. There are about 30,000 to 35,000 prospects/customers in that area. 12days ago, T-Mumble upgraded/modernized ONE MICRO CELL FOR THAT ENTIRE AREA. Because of the terrain ( their words ) the range of that micro cell is about 1/2 mile. Ok, if you do the math it’s 2sq. Miles in a area of 25-30 sq. miles…

    I personally tested this new micro cell by sitting in the parking lot of the building it’s mounted on. The DATA SPEEDS WERE … DOWN (from T-Mumble servers in Irvine) 11.5 Mbps… UP ( same servers ) 4.0 Mbps…

    1) THAT’S NOT 4G SPEED ….. HUMMM…
    2) ARE THEY LYING ??????

  • Adrayven

    @BWinski

    Complete expansion isn’t until end of 2013.. per stockholder meeting.. Not sure why you’re surprised. It’s not like they can snap fingers like in ‘I dream of Genii’ and insta-upgrade everything.

    11.5 and 4.0 up is nice. Much of Verizon’s LTE down is around that.. Some areas get 25-30.. Then again, T-MOBILE’s Duel Band HSPA 42+ gets 20-25 down… where true 42+ is deployed.

    So yes, .. because technically, Verizon’s LTE isn’t 4G either.. they are running a crippled old version that doesn’t meet the true 100Mbps 4G spec.. and .. technically, neither does ATT, yet… This is something thats been rehashed over and over.. so I ask, why are you even asking? Are you that clueless?

    Or were you just looking for attention with the opening ‘burp’?

  • BWinski

    The results of a real world test against what T-Mumble PUBLISHED AS FACT, are VALID.

    THEY LIED.

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