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T-Mobile just flipped the HSPA+ switch on four more cities. If you live in Des Moines, Iowa; Gainesville, Fla.; Panama City, Fla.; Monterey, Calif.; or Savannah, Ga., you have reason to celebrate, especially if you have one of T-Mo's newfangled 4G devices like the HTC myTouch 4G, Samsung Galaxy S 4G, T-Mobile G2 or the upcoming Dell Streak 7 or G-Slate. For everybody else, well, poke along at 3G speeds, if you've got 'em. [T-Mobile, full list of 4G cities]

 

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T-Mobile lights up 5 more cities with HSPA+

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Yeah, I'm going to call BS on this. I just switched to Verizon from T-Mobile because the 3G in my city (which is one of the ones mentioned above) was horrendous. I called T-Mobile and they said they had a tower down that has been down since last April. I don't care if they have 8G, they are still going to suck.

Yes I think sprint has given up on wimax and we might be surprised to see there next phones are LTE!!!

That was not upto t-mobile. Talk to google. They are the one's selling the phone, Not t-mobile. (You won't find the nexus s at t-mobile.com or anything.)

i love how even in the article title its not called 4G its called HSPA+ but when sprint or verizon turn on towers its called 4G.... come on t-mobile just be honest with everybody..... its 3.5G

It is not 3.5g at all. My pda phone from a few years ago was considered a 3.5g phone, and that thing only went up to 3Mb/s or something. At the very least, it's 3.75g.

When it comes down to it, 21Mb/s HSPA+ devices like the rocket data card and others commonly get the same speeds at verizons LTE network, and there is a load on t-mobile's network vs. barely any on verizon's LTE network. Let's talk when you have millions of people sharing the LTE network, much like t-mobile's data network is now. (3g and 4g devices share the load on the towers. the 3g and 4g networks are not separate. HSPA+ is just backwards compatible with older 3g devices, limiting them to 7.2Mb/s usually. )