T-Mobile Ratchets Up to 42Mbps in 55 Markets
T-Mobile USA today announced a significant expansion of its 42Mbps HSPA+ network footprint to a total of 55 markets. A handful of the new markets includes: Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; Detroit, Mich.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; New Orleans, La.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Portland, Ore.; and San Francisco, Calif., among others. In addition to the speed increase, T-Mobile is also offering its first product capable of achieving those maximum speeds, the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0, a new laptop stick, which costs $99.99 after rebate with a new contact, or $199.99 without a contract. T-Mobile said that its 4G network reaches more than 200 million Americans in 170 markets. By mid-year, T-Mobile expects that more than 150 million Americans will have access to increased 4G speeds as T-Mobile upgrades its 4G network.
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T-Mobile Talks Up Plans for 700MHz Spectrum
T-Mobile today revealed what it expects to do with the 700MHz spectrum it recently acquired from Verizon Wireless. The company said this block of spectrum covers 158 million Americans, or 9 of the top 10 - and 21 of the top 30 - markets around the country.
Sprint LTE and Spark Footprints Continue to Grow
Sprint today launched LTE service in 24 new markets and Spark service in an additional 24 markets. The company's LTE footprint now reaches 270 million POPs, while its Spark footprint reaches 125 million POPs.
T-Mobile Nearly Done Integrating MetroPCS
T-Mobile today said it has migrated the majority of MetroPCS customers off the company's legacy CDMA network and onto its own LTE network. T-Mobile says fewer than 500,000 MetroPCS customers are still using the CDMA network.
AT&T Fills In LTE Coverage Gaps
AT&T today said its LTE 4G network is now live in a handful of new markets, including Alpena, Mich.; Worthington, Minn.; Klamath Falls, La Grande, and Roseburg, Ore.; Altoona, Pa.; and Alice, Bay City, and El Campo, Texas. AT&T's LTE network reaches 280 million POPs and should cover 97% of all Americans by the end of the year.
Full list of new markets