What T-Mobile's coverage map should look like at the end of the year

What T-Mobile's coverage map should look like at the end of the year
T-Mobile currently covers 265 million Americans with its 4G LTE service. It is no secret that CEO John Legere is looking for the carrier to hit 300 million at the end of the year. Recently, Legere made a presentation during Deutsche Telekom Capital Markets Day. At the event, he showed a pair of slides that explains it all.

The slides show the 4G LTE coverage offered by T-Mobile at the end of 2014, and the expected coverage by the end of this year. What makes this amazing is that in the first quarter of 2013, T-Mobile had absolutely no 4G LTE signals and was using HSPA+ to offer 4G data.

At the Deutsche Telekom Capital Markets presentation (the German teleco own 67% of T-Mobile's shares), T-Mobile noted that it will cover 150 markets with its wide band LTE by the end of the year. These regions will suffer less congestion, fewer dropped calls and faster data speeds. And the company is working feverishly to deploy its 700MHz Band 12 spectrum in certain markets. This frequency is able to send signals a longer distance with improved penetration inside buildings. T-Mobile is employing 700MHz frequencies in cities like Washington DC, Dallas, Houston, Cleveland and Minneapolis.

If you have some time to kill, you can check out Mr. Legere's presentation at the Deutsche Telekom event by clicking on the video below. If you've never had the pleasure of seeing the executive in action, here is your chance.


source: DeutscheTelekom via HowardForum

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13 Comments

1. Makapiapia

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 06, 2010

What about Hawaii?

5. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Probably the same as always. Waikiki first, everybody else will be whenever they get to it. Maui, you?

2. TerryTerius unregistered

Well this is welcome news. As much as I like the convenience of WiFi calling, having it be the only option when i'm at home (barring the uppermost level) isn't exactly desirable. But here's to hope, keep on expanding T-Mobile :)

3. torr310

Posts: 1724; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Could you image how the market would be without Tmobile's pressure tothe other big three?

11. tuminatr

Posts: 1179; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Not much different

4. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

And yet I was in the 3rd floor of a hospital building and I had ZERO signal (voice and data) on T-Mo. My Sprint phone at least had voice and 3G.

7. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

So you have a sprint and tmobile phone..? Probably not. I'm sure if whatever carrier you had you'd boast good about them and negative about the carrier you do have. Because if you didn't why would you stay with a inferior carrier right.?

8. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Personal and work phone maybe? Stranger things have happened. I'm just happy they're getting closer to my area, since you can't get service with T-Mobile if you live in a roaming area, only their home areas. Might have 3 carriers to choose from instead of 2 finally.

10. tuminatr

Posts: 1179; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Exactley I have a work Verizon and personal Sprint if I ever want to compare my dad has T-Mobile. I think this additional coverage will be good if they actually get it done. Interisting to see that Sprint is doing the exact same thing building out their network with an additional 20,000 sites in 2015. Same caviot with sprint if they get it done.

14. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

I know so many people with both Sprint and Tmo or Verizon and Sprint, etc. Just stop. It is the same here. Tmobile has no voice coverage and you have to use other phones to make calls if wifi calling isnt an option.

6. hellobib

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 20, 2013

Ya right, Tmobile's been messing with people faces for a good 2 years now, with nothing to show. Their service suxx in Naples FL. Can't do nothing, seriously n they bragging while att n verizon penetrate every building n corners here n Naples, I'm dropping t mobile very soon

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I trust Legere more than the baffoons at Sprint, but this is still a tall order....

15. mike2959

Posts: 699; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

All you need to do is look at 3rd party coverage maps, not the carrier's. You will see the huge lack of coverage for TMO. It's easy to say you cover 95% of the country when that's their 2G native coverage. I'm talking area not population jack wagons.

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