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

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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11 Comments

1. cityeighteen

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

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

2. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

5. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Get tmobile phone problem solve.

6. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Tmobile Wp7 phones suck.

7. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

lol yeah its the network and not the software

3. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

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

4. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Att phone .........

8. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 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

9. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

10. DoublebPro

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 27, 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!

11. carbrat

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 25, 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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