T-Mobile Hits 56 New Markets With Some HSPA+ 42Mbps Data Speeds


T-Mobile’s at it again, this time upgrading your data speeds free of charge. In their press release, T-Mobile has announced that they are doubling the speeds of their 4G network in an additional 56 markets. That brings the grand total now to 152 markets with T-Mobile’s blazing fast HSPA+ 42Mbps data speeds. Apparently, their goal is to hit 150 million Americans with their new HSPA+ data speeds by the middle of the year.

Although these data speeds are enough to make any tech-head giddy with excitement, T-Mobile has yet to release an HSPA+ 42Mbps compatible smartphone (current 4G phones are only capable of 21 Mbps down). They hope to change that with the release of one later this year. I’ve got a hunch it will be one of those new fangled “Android’s” everyone’s talking about these days.

To see if you’ve made it onto the list, here are the newly upgraded markets: Allentown, Pa.; Anderson, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Baltimore, Md.; Barnstable, Mass.; Bellingham, Wash.; Bloomington, Ind.; Boise, Idaho; Boston, Mass.; Bremerton, Wash.; Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.; Brunswick, Ga.; Carson City, Nev.; Charlotte, N.C.; Charlottesville, Va.; Chico, Calif.; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Eugene, Ore.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Flint, Mich.; Greensboro, N.C.; Greenville, S.C.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Hartford, Conn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Lafayette, Ind.; Lancaster, Pa.; Laredo, Texas; Lynchburg, Va.; Manchester, N.H.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; New Haven, Conn.; Ogden, Utah; Providence; R.I.; Provo, Utah; Raleigh-Cary, N.C.; Redding, Calif.; Reno-Sparks, Nev.; Richmond, Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Rockford, Ill.; Salem, Ore.; Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Spartanburg, S.C.; State College, Pa.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Terre Haute, Ind.; Tucson, Ariz.; Washington, D.C.; Wichita Falls, Texas; Winchester, Va.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Worcester, Mass.; and York, Pa.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I’m guessing 42Mbps is theoretical speed, does anyone have actual experience with this and what are some numbers you’re getting. I’m looking to switch carrier based on speed.

    1. Well, as the article said, there aren’t actually ANY phones available than can take full advantage of these speeds so they are super theoretical. However, I do imagine it will open up the pipes a bit to give those 21Mbps phones speeds a bit closer to their max.

    2. No phone has the necessary hardware to be capable of this speed. The first phone will be the Samsung Hercules (T-Mobile’s galaxy s 2)

  2. Oh!! Is this why I’m data capped right now, but getting speeds up to 1500KBps download on my G2!? Cool!! Tmo is getting better!! Heh heh… Right before the big sell. And I remember I used to be scared of data caps. I’m guessing Tmo took away the data cap or something? But they told me my speeds would be “slowed” although they seem like they’ve increased. Hmm…

    Anyways, that’s cool like fire safety!!

  3. Source please!

    Also I think the only phone capable of 21mbps is the galaxy s 4g

  4. Oh damn, no Philadelphia?

  5. Great, while MOST of their network is still GPRS and EDGE, come on guys get your network 3G before you do all this 4G stuff!!

  6. And still no Gingerbread for G2

  7. Can anyone show some love for a Google+ invite to [email protected]


    1. I say we all sign this guy up for spam.

  8. Why be worried about splurging up your already fast 4g towers why not worry about adding more? I’m am on the edge network with a 4g phone. I pay the same price hour internet than other people with 4g service, yet I use nowhere near as much data. this ifs the reason tmobile is nowhere near verizon,at&y or even sprint. They are too stupid to reach out to new customers, and too stupid to increase the stability of their network

    1. I can understand buying a 4G phone that has features and speed that you want.. But I find it difficult to believe that you did not know that the service wasn’t available in your area.. and if you were led to believe that it was, hard to believe you would not take it back.. If I knew that Verizon, or Sprint or AT&T had a cool phone, but it wouldn’t work in my area I wouldn’t buy it.. and yes, there are places in the US where each of them will not work.. So the stupidity is whose ?

  9. I’m tired of T-mobile, out of all the places Philadelphia still no 4g or gingerbread for my g2…I’m switching to Verizon starting tomorrow

  10. they recently added a 3g tower so i now get 3g at my house there still working on the 3g network -.- just not writing press statements about it

  11. at 42mbps it only takes 16 minutes to blow through the 5gb monthly cap

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