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.