T-Mobile has been aggressively expanding its HSPA+ footprint for some time now, and today they've announce that the service has gone live is another eight major cities across the U.S. The carrier is now offering "4G speeds" of up to 21 Mbps in Boston, Mass.; Erie, Penn.; Fresno, Palm Springs and San Diego, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; Richmond, Va.; Spokane, Wash.; and Topeka, Kan. With these upgrades, T-Mo is covering 100 million Americans in 55 major metropolitan areas. T-Mobile also confirmed news that we've heard in the past, saying that they plan to upgrade their HSPA+ network next year, bringing theoretical speeds up to 42 Mbps. Check out the full press release below.
They may be the only carrier that is currently not getting ready to launch a 4G network, but T-Mobile seems to be doing perfectly fine with HSPA+. An added incentive to using HSPA+ rather than LTE or WiMAX is the fact that some of T-Mobile's current handsets are backward compatible with the network upgrades, whereas non-4G handsets from other carriers will be left in the cold when it comes time for a network upgrade. If you're in any of the cities listed above, tell us if you've noticed any difference in your speeds. Oh, and don't try to gloat too much.
Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced the continued expansion of its super-fast mobile broadband network to 100 million Americans in more than 55 major metropolitan areas.
T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network – which offers theoretical peak throughput speeds of 21Mbps – is now available in Boston, Mass.; Erie, Penn.; Fresno, Palm Springs and San Diego, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; Richmond, Va.; Spokane, Wash.; and Topeka, Kan.
“Our new network offers today’s available 4G speeds to more people than any other wireless network in the country and we’re not done yet. We are now on pace to more than double our HSPA+ footprint – reaching more than 200 million people by this year – with plans to offer 42Mbps theoretical speeds in 2011,” said Neville Ray, chief network officer for T-Mobile USA.
For more information, please visit http://t-mobile-coverage.t-mobile.com/coverage.