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T-Mobile Doubles HSPA+ Speeds in 42 Markets

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Jun 16, 2011, 6:34 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Jun 16, 2011, 10:14 AM

T-Mobile today announced a significant expansion of its 42Mbps HSPA+ footprint. Some of the new markets include Albuquerque, N.M.; Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Sacramento and San Diego, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah, and San Antonio, Texas. With the addition of these new markets, T-Mobile's fastest network is available in 97 markets. T-Mobile said that it is on track to cover 150 million Americas with 42Mbps HSPA+ by the end of the year. Right now, the only device that can attain these new speeds in a USB dongle for laptops. T-Mobile's 21Mbps HSPA+ network is already live in 184 markets, covering more than 200 million POPs.

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Jun 17, 2011, 12:19 PM

What is the truth about data speed throttling?

Anyone have exact details on the data speed throttling after a certain amount of usage? Just wondering if this would cause you to hit that cap twice as fast.
The new plans have data packages that cap at 200 MB, 2 GB, 5 GB, and 10 GB. Once you hit that cap, the speed drops to EDGE for the rest of the bill cycle.
Eric M. Zeman

Jun 16, 2011, 6:34 AM

Full list of new markets

Akron, Ohio; Albuquerque, N.M.; Allentown-Bethlehem, Penn.; Brownsville, Texas; Cape Coral, Fla.; Canton, Ohio; Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.; Cleveland, Ohio; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Columbia, S.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Corpus Christi, Texas; Fayetteville, N.C.; Florence, S.C.; Fresno, Calif.; Harrisburg-Carlisle, Penn.; Hickory-Lenoir-Morgantown, N.C.; Killeen, Texas; Lakeland, Fla.; Lancaster, Penn.; Las Cruces, N.M.; Madera, Calif.; McAllen, Texas; Merced, Calif.; Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Napa, Calif.; Palm Bay, Fla.; Palm Coast, Fla.; Panama City, Fla.; Pueblo, Colo.; Reading, Penn.; Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.; Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; San Die...
Listed by State (much easier to see whats relevant this way, albeit a little less impressive):

California - Fresno, Madera, Merced, Napa, Riverside/San Bernardino/Ontario area, Sacramento/Arden/Arcade/Roseville area San Diego/Carlsbad/San Marcos ar...

Jun 16, 2011, 12:49 PM


Sounds great, this HSPA+ expansion...
but if the AT&T buyout succeeds, since AT&T has OTHER plans for AWS 1700Mhz spectrum (LTE), won't much of this HSPA+ expansion have to be dismantled? at least severely restricted in available bandwidth?
Neurocutie, that's why new handsets should already include the 850 and 1900 Mbps data bands that AT&T uses. Why would somebody buy today an expensive phone that is already deprecated? Not everybody wants to dish out big bucs for new phones every year ...
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