T-Mobile Fires Up 1900MHz HSPA+ in NYC and Other Markets
T-Mobile USA today announced a significant expansion of its 1900MHz HSPA+ service. It is available in 14 new markets, including New York City; Newark, N.J.; Boston, Cambridge and Springfield, Mass.; Providence, R.I.; Philadelphia; Detroit and Warren, Mich.; Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas; and Tampa, Fla. Many of the devices sold by T-Mobile rival AT&T will be able to access fast data in those areas. T-Mobile is in the process of refarming its 1900MHz spectrum from GSM/EDGE to GSM/HSPA+ so it can use its 1700MHz spectrum for its forthcoming LTE 4G network.
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Working for you?
I'm in Manhattan and have an unlocked iPhone 5 on me, with a T-Mobile SIM in it. It's still only getting EDGE. I'm wonder if it's working for others.
Rich Brome said:...
Are you a T-Mobile customer with an unlocked phone in one of these cities? Are you seeing new 3G data today (or this month?)
I'm in Manhattan and have an unlocked iPhone 5 on me, with a T-Mobile SIM in it. It's
However, airportal.de shows a couple dozen markers for Austin within the past month.