T-Mobile 4G LTE launch date, cities leak

It's now been more than a year since T-Mobile first announced its plans to launch a 4G LTE network, and earlier this month the magenta carrier teased that that network would finally be going live before the end of March. After today's report that revealed eight cities in which T-Mobile is testing its LTE service, I'm sure that there are many Magenta customers that are pretty eager to just get onto the network already. There's some good news for them tonight, as our pals at TmoNews have gotten hold of a T-Mobile document that reveals not only the seven markets that the operator will be launching LTE in, but also the date that the service will finally be going live.

According to the newly-leaked image, T-Mobile's LTE network will officially go live on March 26, which is the same date that T-Mo has scheduled an event at which it's expected to detail its new UNcarrier Value plans. As expected, both Las Vegas and Kansas City are part of the first batch of cities that'lll have access to T-Mobile's LTE airwaves. The remaining five towns that'll be home to T-Mobile LTE come March 26 are Phoenix, Ariz., San Jose, Calif., Houston, Texas, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md.

It's worth noting that, of the aforementioned list of eight cities where T-Mobile LTE network testing is underway, only three are actually included in this launch list. The other five are Denver, Colo., New Orleans, La., New York, N.Y., San Diego, Calif. and Seattle, Wash. It's not yet known exactly when T-Mobile's LTE network will officially be going live in those areas, but with testing already underway, it's certainly possible that an official launch isn't far off.

As far as LTE-capable hardware goes, the document lists three devices that T-Mobile will have on offer once it flips the switch on its new network. First is the Samsung Galaxy Note II, which was recently updated to support T-Mobile's LTE service. Next up is the BlackBerry Z10, which is slated to hit T-Mobile's shelves next week. The final device is the Sonic 2.0 mobile hotspot. That's the hotspot that we got a peek at back in February and, according to this image, will launching in alongside the Z10 on March 26. So, now that we've gotten the rundown on T-Mobile's 4G LTE launch plans, how many of you will be hopping onto the new network when it goes live or shortly thereafter?

Via TmoNews

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Chris Amezquita T-mobile 4G LTE is live in tacoma, wa! Was at seatac airport and was suprised!
Sebastian Gomes T-Mobile's coverage is garbage
Chris Graham Hell no
Jose Calderon Please, no carrier is number one.
David DiPilla Na Verizon is number one
Art Lopez My note 2 on tmobiles LTE network. Cant wait
Sophia Acorlor Hi, Boy O Boy .....
John Dogbegah Damn I'm guessing NYC will prob have to wait till the middle of the year
Kevin Joel Where is New York?
Jœy Mømbïni Yes!!! This is good :)
Bradley Berner Blackberry one of the early 4g devices for tmobile, I sense blackberry z10 ads soon
Rick Hardy They need to work on the less populated areas first. Being on 2G sucks.
Laura Blainey got the over the air update this week, been using 4g lte when away from wifi
Richie Soares Nothing for Boston?! I would join if they did.
Danny Chavez Yeah, I got that LTE Note II ready.
Peter Hwang T-mobile still only has edge where I live... Forget LTE. Extend at least your 3g coverage to smaller cities...
Quincy Gilbert Thats totally cool dont bring it to the northeast not like I care
Lanh Nguyen already in my town. Just waiting for the S4.
Brad Allison I would be happy if their 3G network made its way to my town.
Eric Hook Once the S4 is out, yes
Phil Ofthefuture If it ever gets here. No Sprint lte, no Tmobile lte. Got hspa+ though
Zebulon Dak when's Portland getting LTE, 2017?
Ben Kilen Updated the Note ii Kansas City switch is supposed to be flipped on Monday, waiting apprehensivelly
Bobby Delaney Already on their HSPA+ because its 32 down 6 up here. They need to forget big cities and get into rural America. That is where Verizon won the wireless race was covering more people, not faster speeds.
Anthony Evans Jr if they expand there netowrk some more sure
Rogelio Esquivel T mobile barley get 4 g in san antonio tx when u leave city's limit back to 2/3g at&t lte every were I go
Susie Tracey Yep.. got my sim cards delivered yesterday.
Jordan Brown My iPhone 4S doesn't support LTE, I'll stick with T-Mobile HSPA+
Haldi Kuniqi wow they leave new york out

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