T-Mobile adds 1900Mhz HSPA+ to 10 markets

T-Mobile adds 1900Mhz HSPA+ to 10 markets
T-Mobile is continuing to build up its network and add the 1900Mhz band to its HSPA+ coverage. The newest expansion adds the service to 10 markets, but the strange thing is in how T-Mobile announced the upgrade.

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.

source: T-Mobile

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11 Comments

1. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

That's great news, can't wait for them to upgrade my area.

2. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Nothing in the Northeast great.

4. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

according to the unofficial reports map it's on in parts of Boston, NYC, Baltimore, and DC.

5. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

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

3. rsiders

Posts: 1811; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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.

6. torr310

Posts: 1608; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The 1900Mhz band is compatible with AT&T's phones?

7. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

"as noted by this map".... and the link for "this map" links to an older article... and no map what-so-ever... THANKS PA!

10. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

The source of the old article is the map. Good job with the reading!

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Yeah the link in the article doesn't seem to lead to anything other than a landing page with an ad and a search bar

8. xDrizzyXx

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 28, 2011

Yes AZ getting Love :D haha I live in Mesa AZ! I want tmobile to get started on its lte buildout :D

9. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Here in Miami we get it full blast esp on my GSIII . The speeds are incredible!!

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