T-Mobile boosts 4G network in 10 major markets

Nov 20, 2012
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T-Mobile boosts 4G network in 10 major markets

These past few weeks have seen various announcements from Verizon and AT&T related to the expansion of their 4G LTE networks, but today T-Mobile is reminding everyone that its own plans for 4G growth are coming along swimmingly. The company announced that it has expanded its 4G service in 10 major markets across the country, so if you live in the one of the United States' big metropolitan hubs, there's a chance that you've got increased 4G coverage from T-Mobile today. Read on to find out which locations are getting a boost to service.

With this expansion, T-Mobile is promising "enhanced voice and data coverage" along with faster mobile data speeds on unlocked devices accessing the network. T-Mobile is quick to remind us that this expansion is just in time for the holiday travel season, so if you're off to visit family for the holidays, you might just benefit from better T-Mobile coverage. Here's the list of locations getting better coverage today:

• Phoenix, Arizona (including Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, Paradise Valley, Surprise and Ahwatukee)
• Mesa, Arizona (including Chandler and Gilbert)
• Tuscon, Arizona (including South Tucson, Marana, and Vail)
• Silicon Valley (including Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Santa Clara, San Jose)
• Oakland, California
• San Francisco, California
• Stockton, California
• Modesto, California
• Miami, Florida (including Coral Gables and Miami Beach)
• Fort Lauderdale, Florida (including Hollywood)

T-Mobile says that today's roll out brings the number of metropolitan areas where the company's 4G service is up and running to 15. T-Mobile is also continuing to expand coverage in other areas like Boston, New York, and Chicago, so the company is working across the country to bring its 4G network to the big US cities. This all part of a $4 billion plan to bolster its 4G network, so T-Mobile is spending a lot of money on this expansion.

Of course, T-Mobile has a long way to go before it catches up to the likes of Verizon and AT&T, who will both take any chance they get to talk about 4G LTE. T-Mobile's own 4G LTE network won't be launching until next year, though the recently announced acquisition of MetroPCS should do something to help the company with its 4G LTE plans. Check out our story timeline below for more on T-Mobile!

[via T-Mobile Issues & Insights]


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