T-Mobile today announced that it's flipped the switch on its HSPA+ 4G network on eight new cities. They are:

  • Abilene, Texas
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • Odessa, Texas
  • Victoria, Texas
  • Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Eau Claire, Wis.
  • Joplin, Mo.
  • St. Joseph, Mo.

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray in a blog post also says that the company's priority is now on prepping for an LTE rollout in 2013, and that it'll be "well positioned and ready to move to LTE Advanced" beyond that.

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T-Mobile HSPA+ lights up in 8 new cities


They need to stop trying to roll out HSPA+ and 4g and focus on getting 3g coverage everywhere. It's no wonder they are losing customers.

They need to make the system solid in the cities that already have 4G. Not keep adding cities to the list and not be able to service all those people either!! I'm just saying.

Ok what I don't get is why are they going towards LTE when they just launched a 84 mbps hspa+ network I mean seriously does anybody need faster speeds than that on there phone? Does LTE provide better cell service or something that I may be missing. I use a 10mpbs network at my house and it works just fine. I am just trying to understand why everybody is trying to get these outrageous speeds when most people really don't need them.