T-Mobile Launching HSPA+ 42 Mbps in 9 New Markets Today

More 4G news is here, but this time it’s for Magenta’s customers. T-Mobile will be launching HSPA+ 42 Mbps in 9 new markets today, including Bend, Medford and Corvallis, Ore.; Benton Harbor, Mich.; Bloomington, Champaign–Urbana and Springfield, Ill.; Columbus, Ga.; Hagerstown, Md.; Montgomery, Ala; and Yuba City, Calif.

Some of these markets are also getting HSPA+ 21 Mbps, including Corvallis, Ore.; Decatur and Peoria, Ill.; Evansville, Ind.; Holland and Kalamazoo, Mich.; Santa Barbara, Calif; State College, Pa.; and Yuba City, Calif.

Their network is still relatively small compared to others’, but at least they’re working and that’s the most we can ask for. Grab your HSPA+ phones and see if you can’t pull down faster data in the markets listed above. Read on for full press details.

America’s Largest 4G Network Expands to Cover More Locations

 

T-Mobile’s 4G network is now twice as fast in 163 markets and

available in 208 markets nationwide

 

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Nov. 16, 2011 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the company has doubled the speed of its 4G network in 11 additional markets, offering faster 4G (HSPA+ 42) to nearly 180 million Americans in 163 markets. In addition, T-Mobile expanded the reach of its nationwide 4G (HSPA+ 21) network to 9 additional markets, now covering 208 markets across the country and reaching more than 200 million people.

 

T-Mobile continues to expand and enhance its 4G network, providing customers with a rich mobile data experience whether they’re at home or on the go. Offering compelling 4G network speeds across a broad lineup of devices including smartphones, tablets, mobile hotspots and more, America’s Largest 4G Network makes it possible for customers to stay connected in new and exciting ways virtually anywhere their busy lives take them.

 

“Our customers are taking full advantage of these faster 4G connections through services such as streaming video and audio. In fact, these services now account for more than half of the 4G device usage on our network,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA.
“T-Mobile is committed to delivering a fast, reliable network experience to our customers ― paired with compelling and affordable 4G devices, applications and services ― that can keep up with and enrich the busy lives of our customers.”

 

T-Mobile’s portfolio of more than 25 4G devices gives customers access to the content they need and desire almost instantly, whether downloading large files or streaming the latest episode of their favorite TV shows. In addition to a full portfolio of 4G devices, the company recently introduced its first smartphones capable of taking advantage of T-Mobile’s faster 4G (HSPA+ 42) network ― the Samsung Galaxy STM II and HTC AmazeTM 4G. With the introduction of these two smartphones, customers can now access rich Web content on their smartphones at speeds faster than the average home Internet connection, with average download speeds approaching 8 Mbps and peak speeds around 20 Mbps on T-Mobile’s 4G network. The company also recently introduced the T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot, T-Mobile’s fastest mobile hotspot, providing access to T-Mobile’s 4G (HSPA+ 42) network for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices including iPads*, tablets, music players, gaming consoles, laptops, cameras and e-readers, among other devices, all from virtually anywhere.

 

T-Mobile 4G markets where HPSA+ 42 service is launching today:

Bend, Medford and Corvallis, Ore.; Benton Harbor, Mich.; Bloomington, Champaign–Urbana and Springfield, Ill.; Columbus, Ga.; Hagerstown, Md.; Montgomery, Ala; Yuba City, Calif.

 

T-Mobile 4G markets where HSPA+ 21 service is launching today:

Corvallis, Ore.; Decatur and Peoria, Ill.; Evansville, Ind.; Holland and Kalamazoo, Mich.; Santa Barbara, Calif; State College, Pa.; Yuba City, Calif.

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  • Jdog25

    The only thing a want to hear from T-mobile is when will the Galaxy Nexus be available or if the Pentaband version will be T-mo compatible.

    • revangunrod

      This. A thousand times this.

      That conference thing they’re doing later today? Unless they mention the Nexus, it might as well have not happened.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUFYGKI4YKCN62ZNYSSOEFE2CI Chris

        let’s hope so. Most of Google’s own employees use T-mobile because of the Nexus devices, so I would think that they would make something available to them instead of moving everyone over to Verizon.

  • Aaron

    Really considering a switch to t mobile when my sprint contract is up if they don’t get bought out and if Sprint ditches unlimited

  • godrilla

    Nexus prime plz this year

  • http://phandroid deh2002

    Who needs lte with tmo’s hspa plans. From what I’ve seen in areas that get good service, the speeds are great. I’d like to see this put up against lte just for fun.

    • http://hiromasaki.livejournal.com/ Hiro

      Google around a bit, I saw one comparison…  It’s less consistent, but the average is still faster than bad LTE.

      I’ve actually gotten faster HSPA+ speed tests on my G2 than I get over WiFi at home.

  • http://profiles.google.com/lmennuti Lincoln Mennuti

    Great, open the floodgates to HSPA+…Now do the next logical step (actually, this SHOULD’VE come first!) and offer some good phones to utilize it!!!

  • http://Phandroid Sam

    Big deal…. been promised 3g since May of 2010. My Mytouch 4g still says “2g” in Bristol Tn/Va. When I’m asked what kind of phone I have I tell the the ” T-Mobile mytouch2g on the t-immobile network, the nation’s largest bait and switch network. They wouldn’t even update my phone at the local T-Mobile store because they knew my icon tray would say 2g after the update.