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With all of the big T-Mobile news that hit last week, one story that may have been buried was the carrier's continued rollout of 1900MHz HSPA+ markets. We like when carriers can give us a good idea of where exactly service improvements are happening, rather than a general "market." T-Mo has just put out a release indicating the granular areas around these three new markets that have the service available today:

  • Atlanta, including the surrounding cities of: Roswell, Alpharetta, Marietta, Covington and Conyers
  • Seattle, including the surrounding areas of: Lynwood, Bothell, Mill Creek, Edmonds, Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville, Bellevue, Issaquah, Sammamish, Kenmore, Mercer Island, North Bend, SeaTac, Burien, Tukwila, Renton, and Lake Stevens
  • Minneapolis, including the nearby cities of: St. Paul and St. Cloud
    Additional Bay Area cites include: Fairfield, Monterey, Napa, Petaluma, Salinas, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and Vallejo

That brings the total of 1900MHz HSPA+ markets up to 18 nationwide, with more on the way. T-Mobile says it is currently working on the upgrades in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, the New York metro area, Philadelphia, and San Diego. It makes sense that the carrier would be rolling out to the most densely populated areas first to get the most bang for their buck.

Source: T-Mobile

 

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T-Mobile 1900MHz HSPA+ now live in Seattle, Atlanta and Minneapolis

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Live in a suburb of Boston, Waltham and Watertown area. From the outer area of Waltham all the way into Boston down thru the Mass Pike is all T-Mobile roll out of the 1900Mhz radio. They are adding towers daily. They are not just playing games either. The speeds on their 1700 HSPA+ has been bumped up as well. Just did a SpeedTest, sick fast, just got at 6:00pm 23MB down and 5MB up. That isn't even the fastest speeds I am getting either. If you are in network area you are nuts not to give them at least a try. The speeds we are getting are faster then Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. I picked up an account with Verizon before they did away with unlimited data, as soon as my time runs out I am dropping Verizon. I get real unlimited data with T-Mobile without speed throttling for 30 bucks a month. That is just unheard of, try T-Mobile you might just be very glad you did.

I live in St. Paul and I just moved from Virgin Mobile (Sprint's towers) to T-Mobile. I'm so glad this is live; I actually got HSPA+ when I took a walk earlier today and for the last week, I've barely gotten 3G coverage. Pretty nice for 30 dollars a month.