Heads up, T-Mobile customers: your carrier has announced that its expanded its 42Mbps HSPA+ footprint to another 47 cities. With this latest expansion, T-Mobile's 42Mbps HSPA+ network is now available in a total of 102 markets, bringing Magenta ever closer to its goal of giving 150 million Americans access to 42Mbps speeds by mid-2011. The full list of newly-upgraded markets is available below.
Although T-Mobile's upgraded 4G network promises theoretical speeds of up to 42Mbps, many have been seeing average speeds of 10Mbps with peaks reaching as high as 27Mbps, which isn't bad at all. If you're one of the lucky folks in one of T-Mo's new 42Mbps markets, be sure to let us know how the 42Mbps HSPA+ network is doing for you!
UPDATE: T-Mobile has reached out to us and explained that there are actually 41, not 47, new HSPA+ markets going live today. The updated list and press release are below.
STATEMENT: T-Mobile’s 4G Network Now Even Faster in Nearly 100 Markets Across the Country
Bellevue, Wash. — Jun. 15, 2011
Today, T-Mobile is doubling the speed of its 4G network in 41 additional markets including Albuquerque, N.M.; Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Sacramento and San Diego, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah and San Antonio, Texas. Now, customers in 96 markets across the country have access to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 network, enabling the fastest 4G speeds it has to offer, as well as increased network capacity and reliability.
T-Mobile has seen average download speeds approaching 10Mbps with peak speeds of 27Mbps on the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 laptop stick—the company’s first 42Mbps device. T-Mobile expects more than 150 million American’s to have access to these increased 4G speeds by mid-2011.
Customers can choose from more than a dozen 4G devices, including:
4G Smartphones: the Galaxy S™ 4G, the T-Mobile® myTouch® 4G, the T-Mobile® G2® with Google™, the T-Mobile Sidekick® 4G™, the T-Mobile® G2x®™ with Google™, HTC Sensation™ 4G and the upcoming BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900.
4G Tablets: the Dell™ Streak™ 7 and the T-Mobile® G-Slate™ with Google™ by LG.
4G Laptop Sticks: the T-Mobile Rocket® 3.0, T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ 42-capable device, the Rocket™ 2.0, T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ 21-capable device, the T-Mobile Jet® 2.0 and the prepaid T-Mobile Rocket 4G.
4G Netbook & Mobile Hotspot: the Dell™ Inspiron™ Mini 10 4G netbook and the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot
T-Mobile’s 4G network (HSPA+ 21) already reaches more than 200 million Americans in 184 markets.
T-Mobile 4G markets where HSPA+ 42Mbps service is launching today:
Akron, Ohio; Albuquerque, N.M.; Brownsville, Texas; Cape Coral, Fla.; Canton, Ohio; Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.; Cleveland, Ohio; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Columbia, S.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Corpus Christi, Texas; Fayetteville, N.C.; Florence, S.C.; Fresno, Calif.; Hickory-Lenoir-Morgantown, N.C.; Killeen, Texas; Lakeland, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; Madera, Calif.; McAllen, Texas; Merced, Calif.; Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Napa, Calif.; Palm Bay, Fla.; Palm Coast, Fla.; Panama City, Fla.; Pueblo, Colo.; Reading, Penn.; Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.; Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.; Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, Calif.; Santa Fe, N.M.; Sarasota, Fla.; Sebastian, Fla.; Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.; Wilmington, N.C.; Visalia-Porterville, Calif. and Waco, Texas.