T-Mobile adds 47 new markets to its HSPA+ 42Mbps network

T-Mobile is really going at it with their HSPA+ 42Mbps network. Following the addition of 55 cities back in May, they just announced that 47 new markets have been added to ther 4G network, including our own Lehigh Valley, PA. Here is the list of all the new locations:

  • Akron, Ohio
  • Albuquerque, N.M
  • Allentown-Bethlehem, PA
  • 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, PA
  • 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, PA


This  network upgrade has increased the number of markets in T-Mobile’s HSPA+ map to 102 cities. We have yet to experience the proclaimed 42Mbps speeds in our area but we’ll make sure to get our hands on an HTC Sensation 4G to test them out. At this point, I am not sure how T-Mobile needs AT&T for anything. And as an AT&T customer, I must say that they are “really really really” behind in their network upgrades, pretty disappointing if you ask me!

You can check the full press release below.

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 S™ 4G, the T-Mobile® myTouch® 4G, the T-Mobile® G2® with Google™, the T-Mobile Sidekick® 4G™, the T-Mobile®G2x®™ with Google™, HTC Sensation™ 4G and the upcoming BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900.
4G Tablets: the Dell™ Streak™ 7 and the T-Mobile® G-Slate™ with Google™ by LG.
4G Laptop Sticks: the T-Mobile Rocket® 3.0, T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ 42-capable device, the Rocket™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 Dell™ Inspiron™ 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.

via TmoNews