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

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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7 Comments

1. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

It's about time!!!

2. disneydad

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

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

3. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

The source has the full breakdown for surrounding areas.

7. disneydad

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Thanks!

4. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

5. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

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

6. cncrim

Posts: 1585; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Bravo, Tmobile.

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