Sprint and T-Mobile expand their so-called "4G" networks to more cities

Sprint and T-Mobile expand their so-called
Sprint and T-Mobile both announced where have their "4G" networks been expanding while you were sleeping. Sprint's WiMAX service, which so far only two of its smartphones - the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung EPIC 4G - can take advantage of, is now covering Boston, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Providence, R.I.

T-Mobile's HSPA+ has blanketed quite a bit more areas, and its advantage is that about 15 existing 3G devices on the network will boast increased download speeds until the first fully HSPA+ capable smartphone, the G2, hits the shelves later this month. T-Mobile's extended coverage now reaches Boston, Mass.; Erie, Penn.; Fresno, Palm Springs and San Diego, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; Richmond, Va.; Spokane, Wash.; and Topeka, Kan.

The current theoretical limit for the HSPA+ network is 21Mbps, but in the press release T-Mobile's Chief Network Officer Neville Ray claims doubling those theoretical speeds to 42Mbps in 2011, and reaching 200 million people coverage by the end of 2010.

Not bad, T-Mobile, now we can't wait to get a hold on that G2 to do some real world speed testing!

T-Mobile G2 Preliminary Specifications

source: Sprint & T-Mobile

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7 Comments

1. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Are you Fox News or are you actually covering this industry? What a snarky headline. And what kind of sentence is: 'Sprint and T-Mobile both announced where have their "4G" networks been expanding while you were sleeping. ' Are you suggesting that current phones should be analog-capable, or that the carriers should never have gone digital because their older phones couldn't do it? I don't own anyone's "4G" phone at this point. Your statement about T-mobile 'T-Mobile's HSPA+ has blanketed quite a bit more areas, and its advantage is that about 15 existing 3G devices on the network will boast increased download speeds until the first fully HSPA+ capable smartphone, the G2, hits the shelves later this month.' implies that when the new phone comes on-line, the old one's WON'T have increased download speeds? This is of course not the case, but try using 'even before' in place of 'until'.

4. IcanBEATali

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 24, 2009

yes, the title is ridiculous, and especially the line: "Sprint's WiMAX service, which so far only two of its smartphones - the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung EPIC 4G - can take advantage of..." This was obviously written by an att or VZW lover... the derogatory tone of that statement is absurd. Like its a bad thing that only 2 phones can take advantage of the 4G service. I'm not a phonearena hater like many on here are, but the way this was written was pathetic.

2. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I have 4G service in some parts of the Bronx NY, and at LaGuardia airport!

3. dramadawgz unregistered

Yo what part of the BX has it cause im gonna be home next week and i want to try it out..Man i miss my day's of running the streets of N.Y. from Boston road to Baychester,city island to 149 and 3ave

5. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Throggsneck from hutch to 95, and baychester near E 241 and Paulding Avenue area.

6. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I got 3350 dl and 1039 up load speeds today.

7. knuckleballer34

Posts: 119; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

I could care less what PhoneArena calls it, as long as each carrier continues to expand their 3G/4G coverage.

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