Mar 22 AT 11:59 AM Taylor Wimberly 16 Comments

T-Mobile reveals markets for faster 4G network with 42 Mbps downloads

The T-Mobile we know and love could be going away, but it is business as usual until the merger is approved and today they announced the initial markets for their HSPA+ upgrade to 42 Mbps.

“As T-Mobile continues the aggressive expansion of America’s Largest 4G Network, we’re doubling our maximum speed in more than two dozen markets, starting with three important cities today,” said Neville Ray, CTO of T-Mobile USA. “We will continue to build on our 4G network advantage this year, providing customers with an industry-leading mobile data experience.”

Customers in Las Vegas, New York and Orlando, Fla., will be the first in the country to experience the increased 4G speed from T-Mobile, followed closely by Chicago and further expansion of the New York network into Long Island, N.Y., and Northern New Jersey. By the middle of the year, T-Mobile expects 140 million Americans in 25 markets to have access to increased 4G speeds.

T-Mobile only offers one handset that supports 21 Mbps (Galaxy S 4G), but more are on the way like the Sidekick 4G. Later this summer T-Mobile expects to release a USB modem that supports 42 Mbps speeds and I suspect a similar handset could be in stores by year’s end.

To check T-Mobile 4G coverage in your area, visit their coverage page.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • http://Website Richard Yarrell
  • Galen20K

    that’s just Sexy!!

  • http://Website dagamer34

    And AT&T has announced that their 5G networks will be faster than it’s competitior’s 4G networks!!!

  • http://Website Dev1359

    Sweet, I live in Orlando :D

  • http://Website martin

    ok how about they focus on getting better coverage. i already cant tell the difference between 3g on my nexus one and wifi. i dont need faster, i need more consistent coverage. i cant do my morning 10 minute commute without droping pandora 3 times.

    give me consistent signal!

    • http://Website jinntonic

      Can’t tell the difference between 3g and wifi? DSL and cable must suck in your area

  • http://Website revs

    42mbs is almsot to fast my mt4g averages 5mbs and i never have a probelm with downloading anything i use it as a wifi hotspot all the time
    wth r we gonna do with 42mbs ? i guess use it as home internet?
    anyway 2 bad GAY T&T will ruin all of this
    goodbye t-mobile its been great

    • http://Website Beau

      “GAY T&T”? Oh right, because gay is a synonym of stupid, lame, etc.

      F U

  • http://Website Derek

    Doesnt matter, no matter how much they upgrade the software on the towers, without the necessary backhaul it doesnt matter one bit.

  • http://Website luvharlem

    Sooo depressing tmo is sellin out to att….my hspa+ speeds are awesome w tmo….oh well,gonna go back to sprint this fall

    • http://Website revs

      diddo! just saw a vid of thunderbolts speeds my mt4g double it so sad

  • http://Website Noriega713

    Here where I live, I barely manage to get 1.30Mbps and I live in Houston, which is “covered ” 4G…I went to the stored and they told be that those are the speeds im supposed to be getting…I remember when their 4g was first out I managed to pull 8Mbps down no problems…I hope I see an improvement…

  • http://Website clocinnorcal

    Holy crap! Chico,Ca?! If it happens soon, Tmobile will be first in my town to have “4G” available. Hopefully it does, because I’m jumping ship when and if Tmobile finally disovle’s into ATT.

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    i have verizon (superior)

    • http://Website gggg

      ?? not on long island mytouch crushes moms droid x in speed comp

  • http://Website Paul

    Only the Galaxy S 4G supports the new HSPA+ network? I think you’re forgetting about the T-Mobile G2, which supports HSPA+