Jun 16 AT 9:56 AM Edgar Cervantes 11 Comments

T-Mobile expands 42 Mbps HSPA+ network to new markets (Updated)

While the infamous possible acquisition is still in process, T-Mobile continues to expand “America’s largest 4G network.” Today’s T-Mobile announcement revolves around the addition of 47 cities to their enhanced 42 Mbps HSPA+ network. These new cities, along with the 55 that were added last month, make a total of 102 markets with T-Mobile’s enhanced (42 Mbps) 4G network. While about 200 million users have access to T-Mobile’s 21 Mbps HSPA+ network, Magenta plans to give 42 Mbps HSPA+ access to more than 150 million users by mid-2011. Getting ambitious, are we?

New cities with T-Mobile 42 Mbps HSPA+ coverage

  • 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 Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.
  • Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, Calif.
  • Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Sarasota, Fla.
  • Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Penn.
  • Sebastian, Fla.
  • State College, Penn.
  • Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.
  • Wilmington, N.C.
  • Visalia-Porterville, Calif.
  • Waco, Texas
  • York-Hanover, Penn.

Not all devices are compatible with this network, so don’t go rushing to try out your internet speed unless you have a Rocket 3.0 internet USB dongle (T-Mobile’s first and only 42 Mbps device). We should see more devices coming in the near future, though (hopefully Android smartphones). By that time, odds are that the network will be ready to go around your area.

If you do own a Rocket 3.0, average download speeds are reported to be about 10 Mbps, with peak speeds of a whopping 27 Mbps. Anyone out there have access to these speeds? Is your city part of the new list? If so, let us know your thoughts and/or experiences on this.

Update 1:

Turns out we just received an updated statement from T-Mobile, and all the markets in Pennsylvania have been removed from the list. The updated statement mentions that there are 42 new markets on the current list. I am not a mathematician or anything similar, but I counted 40 on the new list. Some of the markets removed might be close enough to be considered one, though. After all, they are in the same state.

Sorry, Pennsylvania readers, but it seems something went wrong. Hopefully T-Mobile will get everything back up for you guys soon!

Update 2:

So, it seems Reading Pennsylvania was put back on the list. At least we know that T-Mobile is trying to resolve the issues in this state.

Press Release

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Statement: T-Mobile’s 4G Network Now Even Faster in More Than 100 Markets Across the Country
Bellevue, WA — June 16, 2011

Today, T-Mobile is doubling the speed of its 4G network in 47 additional markets including Albuquerque, N.M.; Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Sacramento and San Diego, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah and San Antonio, Texas. Now, customers in 102 markets across the country have access to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 network, enabling the fastest 4G speeds it has to offer, as well as increased network capacity and reliability.

T-Mobile has seen average download speeds approaching 10Mbps with peak speeds of 27Mbps on the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 laptop stick–the company’s first 42Mbps device. T-Mobile expects more than 150 million American’s to have access to these increased 4G speeds by mid-2011.

Customers can choose from more than a dozen 4G devices, including:
4G Smartphones: the Galaxy Sâ„¢ 4G, the T-Mobile® myTouch® 4G, the T-Mobile® G2® with Googleâ„¢, the T-Mobile Sidekick® 4Gâ„¢, the T-Mobile® G2x®â„¢ with Googleâ„¢, HTC Sensationâ„¢ 4G and the upcoming BlackBerry® Boldâ„¢ 9900.
4G Tablets: the Dellâ„¢ Streakâ„¢ 7 and the T-Mobile® G-Slateâ„¢ with Googleâ„¢ by LG.
4G Laptop Sticks: the T-Mobile Rocket® 3.0, T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ 42-capable device, the Rocketâ„¢ 2.0, T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ 21-capable device, the T-Mobile Jet® 2.0 and the prepaid T-Mobile Rocket 4G.
4G Netbook & Mobile Hotspot: the Dellâ„¢ Inspironâ„¢ Mini 10 4G netbook and the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot

T-Mobile’s 4G network (HSPA+ 21) already reaches more than 200 million Americans in 184 markets.

T-Mobile 4G markets where HSPA+ 42Mbps service is launching today:
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 Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.; Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, Calif.; Santa Fe, N.M.; Sarasota, Fla.; Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Penn.; Sebastian, Fla.; State College, Penn.; Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.; Wilmington, N.C.; Visalia-Porterville, Calif.; Waco, Texas and York-Hanover, Penn.

Updated Press Release

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UPDATED Statement: T-Mobile’s 4G Network Now Even Faster in Nearly 100 Markets Across the Country

Today, T-Mobile is doubling the speed of its 4G network in 42 additional markets including Albuquerque, N.M.; Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Sacramento and San Diego, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah and San Antonio, Texas. Now, customers in 97 markets across the country have access to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 network, enabling the fastest 4G speeds it has to offer, as well as increased network capacity and reliability.

T-Mobile has seen average download speeds approaching 10Mbps with peak speeds of 27Mbps on the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 laptop stick–the company’s first 42Mbps device. T-Mobile expects more than 150 million American’s to have access to these increased 4G speeds by mid-2011.

Customers can choose from more than a dozen 4G devices, including:

4G Smartphones: the Galaxy Sâ„¢ 4G, the T-Mobile® myTouch® 4G, the T-Mobile® G2® with Googleâ„¢, the T-Mobile Sidekick® 4Gâ„¢, the T-Mobile® G2x®â„¢ with Googleâ„¢, HTC Sensationâ„¢ 4G and the upcoming BlackBerry® Boldâ„¢ 9900.
4G Tablets: the Dellâ„¢ Streakâ„¢ 7 and the T-Mobile® G-Slateâ„¢ with Googleâ„¢ by LG.
4G Laptop Sticks: the T-Mobile Rocket® 3.0, T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ 42-capable device, the Rocketâ„¢ 2.0, T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ 21-capable device, the T-Mobile Jet® 2.0 and the prepaid T-Mobile Rocket 4G.
4G Netbook & Mobile Hotspot: the Dellâ„¢ Inspironâ„¢ Mini 10 4G netbook and the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot

T-Mobile’s 4G network (HSPA+ 21) already reaches more than 200 million Americans in 184 markets.

More details, including a list of the new HSPA+ 42 markets can be found here: http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/articles/t-mobile-new-markets-faster-speeds

Source: T-Mobile

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