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Page tracks the T-Mobile 1900 MHz rollout for iPhone users (and others)

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Page tracks the T-Mobile 1900 MHz rollout for iPhone users (and others)
It's no secret that T-Mobile wants to have the iPhone on its network, whether or not Apple wants to officially sell for the carrier. With that in mind, T-Mobile has announced its "Bring your own iPhone" plan to support the device, and it has been rolling out its 1900 MHz spectrum so that iPhone users will finally be able to get 3G speeds on the network. 

Unfortunately, T-Mobile hasn't really been too open about where and when that spectrum would be deployed, so users don't know where to expect 3G service. Obviously, this isn't just of interest to iPhone users, but really anyone who would want to use an unlocked GSM phone on T-Mobile. Most international GSM phones already support T-Mobile's HSPA+ bands, but if you want to bring over any other unlocked AT&T device to T-Mobile, you'll need to be in an area where the 1900 MHz spectrum has been enabled. 

So, there has been a new site, Airportal, set up to crowd-source the info about T-Mobile's rollout. The site is just a simple layer on a Google Map of the US, but it is showing a pretty solid spread. The New York, Seattle, and Washington DC/Baltimore areas seem to have pretty solid coverage of the 1900 MHz spectrum for T-Mobile, and there have been various other sightings in L.A., Kansas City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Philadelphia, and just outside of a few other cities. The site also has a Twitter feed that you can follow, and you can submit sightings as well. 

Definitely a good resource that needs more input, so let's help out where we can. 

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posted on 10 Sep 2012, 20:40 1

1. cityeighteen (Posts: 40; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Why doesn't T-Mobile come out with their own map to show the rollout?

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 21:31

2. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 137; Member since: 03 May 2012)


f**kin finally! I've been on 2g on my samsung focus for a while now :P

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 23:11

5. cncrim (Posts: 459; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Get tmobile phone problem solve.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 00:36 1

6. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 137; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Tmobile Wp7 phones suck.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 01:15

7. Lboogey6 (Posts: 264; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


lol yeah its the network and not the software

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 22:52 1

3. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


WOO!!! GO T-MOBILE!!!!!

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 23:00

4. cncrim (Posts: 459; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Att phone .........

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 15:34

8. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


They should deploy their 3G network in a more comercial 1900 band by the very begining and for sure they will be in much less trouble that they are now

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 23:31

9. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Yeah if they had done that they would've had the iPhone from day 1

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 15:03

10. DoublebPro (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


This is GREAT news! That means anyone coming to Solavei now can get full capabilities on their iPhone. So glad we partnered with T-Mobile! Can't beat $49 a month for unlimited talk, text, and data on a 4G network that is backed by T-Mobile's infrastructure...and now it includes the iPhone...I have some happy friends that wanted to save money on their bill by switching now! Sweeeeet!

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 15:59

11. carbrat (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


I'm in Houston by the Galleria using an iPhone 4s. Indeed there are surprises with spotty areas of 3G (1- 1.50mbps), and it works well. Can't wait till the coverage is increased.

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