T-Mobile increased the theoretical speed of its 4G network in 56 markets throughout the United States to a blistering 42 Mbps, which TMo calls, appropriately enough, HSPA+ 42. That brings its 4G coverage to more than 170 million people in 152 markets.

The markets getting the increase are:

Laredo, Texas Lynchburg, Va. Manchester, N.H.
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. New Haven, Conn. Ogden, Utah
Providence, R.I. Provo, Utah Raleigh-Cary, N.C.
Redding, Calif. Reno-Sparks, Nev. Richmond, Va.
Roanoke, Va. Rockford, Ill. Salem, Ore.
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Spartanburg, S.C. State College, Pa.
Tallahassee, Fla. Terre Haute, Ind. Tucson, Ariz.
Washington, D.C. Wichita Falls, Texas Winchester, Va.
Winston-Salem, N.C. Worcester, Mass. York, Pa.

Quite the list, eh? Remember that the 42 Mbps are theoretical speeds, so you'll likely not hit that ceiling unless you're in a T-Mobile lab somewhere. But we'll take a ceiling like that any day of the week. You'll also need a 42 Mbps-capable phone, which TMo says it'll bring later this year.

Full press release is after the break.

T-Mobile’s Faster 4G Network Now Available in More Locations

America’s Largest 4G Network™ is now twice as fast in more than 150 markets, available to more than 170 million Americans

BELLEVUE, Wash. — July 13, 2011 — Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced that the company is doubling the speed of its 4G network in 56 additional markets, to reach more than 170 million people in 152 markets. T-Mobile customers now have access to T-Mobile’s faster 4G network in markets including Baltimore; Boston; Charlotte, N.C.; Hartford and New Haven, Conn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Lancaster, Pa.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Providence, R.I.; and Washington, D.C., among several others. For a full list of new markets where T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 4G network is available, see below.

In addition to T-Mobile customers experiencing speeds twice as fast as T-Mobile’s current 4G network on compatible devices, customers also will enjoy increased network capacity and reliability. Offering a compelling 4G experience across a broad lineup of devices, America’s Largest 4G Network™ allows customers to stay connected in new and innovative ways in more places than ever before. From downloading files to streaming video or surfing the latest social networking sites, T-Mobile’s faster network provides a richer-than-ever mobile data experience, with anytime high-speed access to the data and information customers need and desire.

“America’s Largest 4G Network is now faster than ever and continues to deliver a fast and reliable broadband experience in more places than any other carrier,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA. “Video streaming on T-Mobile’s network has more than tripled over the last year, and consumer demand for access to rich mobile content from anywhere continues to grow. T-Mobile is now supplying more than 170 million Americans with lightning-fast HSPA+ 42 speeds to feed that explosive demand.”

T-Mobile’s portfolio of 4G products gives customers ultra-fast access to the content they want at home or on the go. The company recently introduced the T-Mobile Rocket™ 3.0 laptop stick, its first HSPA+ 42-capable device, offering average download speeds on its HSPA+ 42 network approaching 10 Mbps, with peak speeds of 27 Mbps. T-Mobile also continues to expand its 4G device lineup with innovative 4G handsets such as the new HTC Sensation™ 4G and the upcoming T-Mobile myTouch® 4G Slide. In the last year, T-Mobile has launched more than a dozen 4G-capable smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband products, and the company expects to launch its first HSPA+ 42 smartphone later this year.

T-Mobile 4G markets where 42Mbps service is launching today:
Allentown, Pa.; Anderson, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Baltimore, Md.; Barnstable, Mass.; Bellingham, Wash.; Bloomington, Ind.; Boise, Idaho; Boston, Mass.; Bremerton, Wash.; Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.; Brunswick, Ga.; Carson City, Nev.; Charlotte, N.C.; Charlottesville, Va.; Chico, Calif.; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Eugene, Ore.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Flint, Mich.; Greensboro, N.C.; Greenville, S.C.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Hartford, Conn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Lafayette, Ind.; Lancaster, Pa.; Laredo, Texas; Lynchburg, Va.; Manchester, N.H.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; New Haven, Conn.; Ogden, Utah; Providence; R.I.; Provo, Utah; Raleigh-Cary, N.C.; Redding, Calif.; Reno-Sparks, Nev.; Richmond, Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Rockford, Ill.; Salem, Ore.; Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Spartanburg, S.C.; State College, Pa.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Terre Haute, Ind.; Tucson, Ariz.; Washington, D.C.; Wichita Falls, Texas; Winchester, Va.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Worcester, Mass.; and York, Pa.

*T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network, including increased speeds, is not available everywhere. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.


Reader comments

T-Mobile doubles 4G speed in 56 markets


That was so hard to read, trying to find my state in a mix of normal state abbreviations with two letters, crazy other abbreviations such as Nev, Ore, Ariz, etc, and even some being spelled out completely such as Utah and Texas.

Anyway, after that hot mess, I'm glad T-Mobile is increasing their speeds.

After seeing my two friends that have a Thunderbolt and Charge respectively carrying around 2 spare batteries with them I got a Droid 3 this week. 4G/LTE isn't ready for prime time as it pertains to battery life. When LTE is the standard rather than the exception I'll get an LTE device.

Hopefully those gentlemen were sharp enough to tweek the settings and make the battery last longer. I, a Thunderbolt owner, have now read enough to keep my settings on 3g until I need 4g speed and battery life is through the roof. Nice to have that option in your pocket, and not a spare battery. D3 rocks though, good choice.

So they have completely given up expanding network and just increasing speed? Looks like the merger is only way to increase coverage, now I'm on board.

Lmbo!!! So this is "the" list of cities they want to support? They are killing me with this comedy line up!!! So glad I left NO"t"-mobile years ago. But hey, on the bright side, when or shall I say if they merge with AT&T then you'll get more cities but still have less than par service and speeds. Cheers to them!!!! Lmbo!!!!

Wait....I thought I read somewhere on AC that Tmo claimed that devices such as the G2X and Sensation were capable of taking advantage of the HSPA 42+ network speeds. Now they are claiming they are going to release the first 42+ compatible phone later this year? What gives? I am confuse. One day its one thing, the next totally different.

Just did a speed test near Provo, UT. Got about 6 mb down. Ran another one, got 900 kb down. I moved about 40 feet in between tests within the same building. Odd, no?

Live in a suburb of Boston, The Sensation is getting during the day on average 10 - 12 MB down and my Upload speeds have jumped to 3 MB up. DON'T CARE WHAT, WHEN, WHY OR WHO, THOSE SPEEDS ARE VERY IMPRESSIVE FOR HSPA+. For a company supposed to be selling out, they blow AT&T out of the water. My question to AT&T is this, If your competitor, who you are supposed to be buying out, can raise their speeds on their small budget compared to yours, why are you still giving the Boston area customers around 300 killabits download speeds?????? That is just disgusting, I am still praying this buy out is a no go. AT&T is not the company I want to give my service to. 300 killabits, that's right killlabits, what a freaken joke.

This would be exciting if I would get at least more than 3Mbps down consistently on MT4G. This is all marketing crap to enable TMO to continue claiming they have the fastest 4G network. Only once have I seen speeds greater than 3Mbps.

I get between 7100-5100 down and 500-610 up in Tucson on my G2. What will the upload speed be once this upgrade goes through?