T-Mobile's LTE Network Now Covers 180M People
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Sep 13, 2013, 7:12 AM by Eric M. Zeman
T-Mobile today announced a modest expansion of its LTE network. Its faster 4G network now reaches 180 million POPs across 154 markets. Additionally, T-Mobile's HSPA+ network covers 228 million people. T-Mobile said it is on target to meets its LTE build-out goals by the end of the year.
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Mostly marketing fluff
I first started seeing this with my Galaxy S II T989, a device with no 4G hardware of which to speak, yet the TouchWiz UI shows a 4G icon whenever there is a data connection active. Apparently the carriers were legally allowed to do this, but that doesn't change the fact that it was a blatant lie.
Now we see this press release, which is basically more of the same. I do get LTE, but like Jayshmay, my coverage is unreliable and often I lose LTE completely. Sometimes my signal will be very weak to the po...
I'm sure there was a time when HSPA+ wasn't as reliable as it is now.
I have LTE where I live. . .but. . .
I always prefer LTE over any older technology though. Just wish the LTE signal was more steady.
I live in Waterbury, Connecticut.