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About a month ago, T-Mobile officially flipped the switch on its 4G LTE network in seven cities across the U.S. The magenta carrier hasn't said much about its LTE network since then, but according to a new report, that'll be changing soon.

Our pals over at TmoNews have been told that T-Mobile is planning to activate its LTE service in several different cities in May, followed by launches in another two dozen markets in June. While the details are a bit hazy for now, it's said that Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii; Minneapolis, Minn.; Richmond, Va.; and both Austin and San Antonio, Texas, are among the locales that'll be going live in May. It's also possible that the California cities of Fremont, Modesto, Oakland, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Stockton and parts of Los Angeles will be lit up in May, depending on how T-Mobile's scheduling.

Moving over to June, it's rumored that right around 24 markets will be going live during the month. The bad news is that there's no word yet on exactly which cities will be included in the June expansion.

Obviously all of this information is still up in the air for now, but considering that T-Mobile's LTE network is currently only live in seven cities, I'm sure that many T-Mo customers are excited to hear that their operator will be getting more aggressive with its expansion efforts in the coming months. T-Mobile expects to cover 100 million people with its LTE network by mid-2013, with that number growing to 200 million by the end of the year. With all of the fresh LTE-capable devices that are hitting T-Mobile's shelves, hopefully Magenta can achieve its goals so that its users take full advantage of that new hardware.

Via TmoNews


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Sean Baker
Sean Baker As soon as they bring LTE to OKC.
Kris Sabo
Kris Sabo Already do
David DiPilla
David DiPilla I get 40 download with Verizon in philly
Susan Hugus
Susan Hugus Already have a LTE ready Galaxy Note II.
Richard Allen Yarrell
Richard Allen Yarrell Tmobile is doing just fine out here in New York City. I DUMPED OVERRATED AND OVERPRICED VERIZON in June 2012 and haven't looked back since. Tmobile and it's Hspa Plus 42 network BLOWS the doors off Verizon and it's slow Lte network. At least Tmobile has it's Hspa Plus 42 which will be backhauled to it's newly released LTE network. All crappy Verizon has to fall back on is it's USELESS 3g and comical 1x network. Tmobile rules this space easily.
Ed Plnia
Ed Plnia Well I don't know where you people live at but I can't complain about my Verizon wireless service, I get 28 to 32 Mbps download iPhone 5. T-Mobile and Sprint are not ready yet with the LTE, my brother and me we both have the iPhone 5, he got the sprint version and I told him let's do an speed test. His phone didn't even to 11Mbps while mine passed the 30 Mbps download
Anthony Charles Boyd
Anthony Charles Boyd yes
Arturo Atherly
Arturo Atherly Is lte really necessary.....unless Ur gaming on ur phone which to me doesn't make sense or need blinding speed for something else lte is not I repeat not imperative. Spare us the price hike. As long as these phones connect and keep a call everything else second. Bloggers, carriers and the like w.ant us to think we need more, when in reality we don't...the prowess of some of these devices is reaching desktop status if we aren't already there.....and that's ridiculous......in the ENd wat is it all forrr
John Resch
John Resch Maybe some day..I left Tmobile because of their in building coverage..Fix that and we'll talk..
Malcom Buckhannon
Malcom Buckhannon Nope Verizon Wireless for me
David DiPilla
David DiPilla Verizon is number one and that's a fact jack
Aaron Tillery
Aaron Tillery it also depeneds where you live and travel for instance i live in buffalo and travel to boston,orlando,nyc and DC all the time and i get 4g in all those places in buffalo where i live i avg 5mb during day 10 at night and the same for the above with exception to DC and boston which i avg almost 15mb down
Sebastian Gomes
Sebastian Gomes Even though I hate Verizon. Their coverage craps on T-Mobile
Aaron Tillery
Aaron Tillery how will it be more for most people itll be cheaper? lets say u finance plus unlimited 4g option thats 90 a month cheaper then all the other 3 and not to mention the down payment is 99 for the phone 100 less then elsewhere and yes you may be paying full price for the phone but for say unlimited everything and price of plan over two years it is 2280.00 vs sprint which is 2nd cheapest at 2900 although you get a cheaper phone, but you more then make up for it in the contract at least tmobile one your saving a ton of money there network is faster then sprint and your not in a contract @cat velarde
Robert Jones
Robert Jones yes!
Matt Pankey
Matt Pankey Probably.
Cat Velarde
Cat Velarde Not necessarily. An early termination fee is typically $350 and lessens to $200 in time. A 'financed' phone can be up to $800. Do the math. Don't get me wrong. T-Mobile had a good idea, but they needed to think it through a lot more. It's cheaper to just be in actual TMO prepaid.
Jovon Washington
Jovon Washington If you live in major city T-Mobile already has decent speeds even on HSPA. I expect that LTE will really see a marked improvement in reliability and speed.
Reese Woodson
Reese Woodson T-Mobile is cool, but just like Sprint their network ain't up to par with the big boys (AT&T and Verizon). Cheaper isn't always better.......
Jovon Washington
Jovon Washington A contract that you can get out of instead by simply paying off your device, instead of paying off your device and an early termination fee
Jovon Washington
Jovon Washington It's such a populated market in NY that it simply might take a bit more time to build out
Aaron Tillery
Aaron Tillery how will it be more for most people itll be cheaper? lets say u finance plus unlimited 4g option thats 90 a month cheaper then all the other 3 and not to mention the down payment is 99 for the phone 100 less then elsewhere and yes you may be paying full price for the phone but for say unlimited everything and price of plan over two years it is 2280.00 vs sprint which is 2nd cheapest at 2900 although you get a cheaper phone, but you more then make up for it in the contract at least tmobile one your saving a ton of money there network is faster then sprint and your not in a contract
Aaron Tillery
Aaron Tillery how will it be more for most people itll be cheaper? lets say u finance plus unlimited 4g option thats 90 a month cheaper then all the other 3 and not to mention the down payment is 99 for the phone 100 less then elsewhere and yes you may be paying full price for the phone but for say unlimited everything and price of plan over two years it is 2280.00 vs sprint which is 2nd cheapest at 2900 although you get a cheaper phone, but you more then make up for it in the contract at least tmobile one your saving a ton of money there network is faster then sprint and your not in a contract @cat velarde
Chastity Lynn Donoho
Chastity Lynn Donoho t mobile sucks
Lewis Dariel Tejeda
Lewis Dariel Tejeda I'm still really confused about the fact that they haven't mention anything about NYC at all. That kills my hopes for Boston to be getting it any soon
Cat Velarde
Cat Velarde If I ever considered switching, I won't anymore. I much rather stick with Verizon.
David Keith Gobert
David Keith Gobert I'm planning on getting the HTC One, although I know we won't be getting T-Mobile USA's LTE here anytime soon.
Devin Fischer
Devin Fischer i have 3 lol
Mike Tunac
Mike Tunac Nope the city I'm moving to in the coming months already has 4G lte
Cat Velarde
Cat Velarde I think the idea was on the right path, but tmobile messed up. Only offering one plan. Pay full price for handsets, albeit, via a payment plan. The plan will be too expensive for most plus people would rather be on a contract and pay the subsidized price for a phone. Since you're basically financing a phone, it's still a contract.
Gary Bollinger
Gary Bollinger Hell no f*** T-Mobile
Veen Oui
Veen Oui YES
Bill Hankensiefken
Bill Hankensiefken the day they have better service in oroville they are still at 2g over in california




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