T-Mobile adds 1900Mhz HSPA+ to 10 markets
posted by Michael H. / Nov 20, 2012, 4:57 PM
The upgrade has been announced for Phoenix, Mesa, and Tucson, AZ.; Modesto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Stockton, CA; and Miami, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. The strange thing is that nowhere in the announcement is the 1900Mhz band mentioned. Instead, the announcement says that those living and travelling to these areas "will benefit from enhanced voice and data coverage, and faster speeds on unlocked devices".
That last phrase is key, because the 1900Mhz band is what allows for HSPA+ speeds on any unlocked device from AT&T, and most international unlocked devices, like the Nokia Lumia, and most notably the iPhone.
This announcement brings the total number of 1900Mhz band enabled markets to just 15 for T-Mobile, but there have been unofficial reports of it being turned on in other areas, as noted by this map.
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Nothing in the Northeast great.
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 5:45 PM 2
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I had an international Galaxy Note on TMOB prepaid and had been waiting in MA for this for a year or so. Sometimes I would get HSPA but only in places I might be driving through. I finally switched to a Note 2 with all the proper bands and I couldn't be happier. I don't think I ever touch edge data no matter where I go and the speeds are fantastic. My two cents
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 6:33 PM 2
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Well I can confirm that I'm seeing more 4G connection in a lot more areas around Baltimore on my unlocked HTC Titan. All the more reason not to fret about not being able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8 just yet.
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 6:07 PM 0
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"as noted by this map".... and the link for "this map" links to an older article... and no map what-so-ever... THANKS PA!
posted on Nov 20, 2012, 9:38 PM 2
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