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T-Mobile Says 21Mbps HSPA+ Coming in Mid-2010

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Nov 11, 2009, 3:54 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Nov 11, 2009, 4:11 PM

T-Mobile recently shared some information with Phone Scoop regarding the status of its 3G network. According to spokesperson Amanda Ginther, T-Mobile's 3G network currently covers about 240 cities across the U.S. (170 million POPS), and should cover 200 million POPS by the end of 2009. Along with this build-out, T-Mobile is also boosting the speeds of its HSPA network in all regions covered to 7.2Mbps by the end of 2009. T-Mobile indicated that a number of handsets available on its network can access these faster speeds, including the HTC G1, myTouch 3G, TouchPro2 and Dash 3G, and the Motorola CLIQ and Samsung Behold II. T-Mobile is already trialling 21Mbps HSPA+ in the Philadelphia market, and plans to upgrade its HSPA footprint to HSPA+ across the country beginning in the middle of 2010.

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Nov 12, 2009, 3:00 PM


T-Mobile first needs to work on their 2G coverage which is still crap once you get off any major highway. Rolling Eyes
Did you ever think their business plan involes better faster converage in major areas where the people and money are at? They are still fairly small compared to sprint vzw and att, doesnt make much sence to throw a bunch of towers up so that ma and pa...

Nov 11, 2009, 9:57 PM

T-mobile Ceo's on Crack again ..... Where's the 3g Coverage again ?

This talk is great and all, but I totally agree with you folks on this one. Where is your 3g coverage ?? Seriously, a 3 mile radius in every 'major market' is doesn't mean you have coverage. T-mobile was talking about how great their 3G network was going to be back in 2006 and here we are almost 2010 and you couldn't find a 3g signal if your life depended on it. I don't hate t-mobile [in fact i'm a customer] but I'll call out the BS when I see it.
Better yet, if t-mobile can't even get device manufacturers to make something that works with their 3g network, what makes them think that will receive any support with their imaginary new network ?? And T-mobile's poor support and advertising is totally to blame. For example, aside from the te...
Your points are well taken, and I agree with what you said for the most part. I have to point out that AT&T doesn't have great coverage either, and they have had 3G a lot longer than T-Mobile. Just watch the map comparison in the Motorola DROID commer...
Yeah I am going to have to disagree with your statement that is a 3 mile radius. I live outside of Dallas, TX that has 30,000 people. I have 3G there, I have it in every city in the Dallas/Fort Worth area which is well over 100 sqaure miles. Even in s...
You are most certainly INCORRECT sir.

Do you have a 3g Tmobile device?
If not, that probably explains why you have no idea what youre talking about.
True, Tmobile 3g is only in more populated markets, but its not as minimal as you may think. I ge...
But you obviously dont know what you're talking about. Who says the N900 was built FOR tmobile hmm?

Nov 11, 2009, 4:07 PM

21 MBPS?

Yeah, it says 21mbps...but does that take into consideration the crappy coverage and reduction in speeds the customer's will have in said crappy service areas?

Nov 11, 2009, 6:15 PM

So if 4g is 8-12mbps...

Then this is almost like 5G LMAO Razz
Actually based on 3GPP standards LTE (VZW and ATT's "4g") does not meet 4g standards of at least 100mbit/s. Its classified as 3.9g

Nov 11, 2009, 5:31 PM

Can't be worse that AT&T Ha Ha

Do they got a Map for that? Laughing
partysource said:
Do they got a Map for that? Laughing

That's funny. Back when I started out, we used to say T-Mo had more holes in their coverage than swiss cheese. Overall coverage is a little better these days but ...

Nov 11, 2009, 5:01 PM

This is nice and all...

But I'd rather see more markets lit up for 3G rather than faster speeds. AT&T has been offering faster speeds too but ignoring the fact that people are complaining about the lack of 3g coverage areas. Not to mention the iPhone data hogs taking a toll on their network.
You remember when all you had to do with sprint was hook you blackberry up to the computer to get PAM without a data plan? Then I remember how everybody whose account I ever opened had some kind of EV-do enabled phone with some kind of ability to use ...
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