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T-Mobile officially launches 14 new iPhone-friendly HSPA+ markets, including New York and Boston

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T-Mobile officially launches 14 new iPhone-friendly HSPA+ markets, including New York and Boston
T-Mobile has been working hard to launch more and more markets with the 1900Mhz spectrum that it picked up after AT&T failed to purchase the company. The 1900Mhz spectrum is key because it allows most GSM unlocked smartphones to access T-Mobile's HSPA+ network and get 4G speeds. The number one device that benefits from this is the iPhone, but it would also help if you have an unlocked Nokia Lumia 920, or other unlocked device. T-Mobile announced today that 14 new markets have gotten the upgrade, including the official announcements for New York and Boston.

In addition to both New York and Boston (and the surrounding metro areas of each city), T-Mobile has announced the expansion for: Newark, N.J. (and surrounding areas); Springfield, MA; Providence, RI (and surrounding areas); Philadelphia, PA; Detroit, MI (and surrounding areas); Dallas, TX (and surrounding areas); Fort Worth, TX (and surrounding areas); Austin, TX; San Antonio, TX; and Tampa, FL (and surrounding areas). 

Of course, many of these areas already had the service turned on, but this marks the official announcement. With these new markets, T-Mobile has expanded from its last announcement that the enhanced HSPA+ network covers over 100 million people. This newest announcement puts the total markets to somewhere around 37, and could push the total number of people covered to around 150 million or more. 

source: T-Mobile

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posted on 20 Dec 2012, 22:05 1

1. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


It's about time!!!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 22:14

2. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


I wonder what surrounding area means for the Tampa, FL market.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 22:37

3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)


The source has the full breakdown for surrounding areas.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 10:25

7. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


Thanks!

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 01:06

4. -box- (Posts: 3878; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Disappointed in the lack of 1900MHz in Saint Louis, but just personally (using an unlocked Lumia 900 after getting hooked in LTE speeds)

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 10:14

5. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


San Antonio! My girlfriend never gets 3G on her Lumia 800.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 17:09

6. cncrim (Posts: 547; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Bravo, Tmobile.

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