T-Mobile boosts bunch of cities to faster HSPA+

If you're on T-Mobile, have one of those fancy 4G phones and happen to live in an HSPA+ coverage area, you might have notice faster speeds today. Some 47 markets have been bumped up to 42Mbps. That's theoretical speed, of course, and TMo says it's seen average download speeds "approaching 10Mbps," with peak speeds hitting 27Mbps. That's nothing to sneeze at.

The cities that have been upgraded are:

  • Akron, Ohio
  • Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Allentown-Bethlehem, Penn.
  • Brownsville, Texas
  • Cape Coral, Fla.
  • Canton, Ohio
  • Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Columbia, S.C.
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Florence, S.C.
  • Fresno, Calif.
  • Harrisburg-Carlisle, Penn.
  • Hickory-Lenoir-Morgantown, N.C.
  • Killeen, Texas
  • Lakeland, Fla.
  • Lancaster, Penn.
  • Las Cruces, N.M.
  • Madera, Calif.
  • McAllen, Texas
  • Merced, Calif.
  • Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • Napa, Calif.
  • Palm Bay, Fla.
  • Palm Coast, Fla.
  • Panama City, Fla.
  • Pueblo, Colo.
  • Reading, Penn.
  • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.
  • Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, Calif.
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.
  • Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, Calif.
  • Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Sarasota, Fla.
  • Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Penn.
  • Sebastian, Fla.; State College, Penn.
  • Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.
  • Wilmington, N.C.
  • Visalia-Porterville, Calif.
  • Waco, Texas
  • York-Hanover, Penn.

Android smartphones that can take advantage of these speeds are the Galaxy S 4G, myTouch 4G, T-Mobile G2, Sidekick 4G, G2X and the new Sensation 4G.

Source: T-Mobile (opens in new tab)

Phil Nickinson
  • Yet the northeast still crawling at a snail's pace...
  • I think the editors might have mixed up this list with the Verizon LTE list. Harrisburg, PA and State College, PA do not have HSPA+ coverage according to T-Mobile's press release.
  • Idk if that's the case... I'm in San Diego, and i was kinda weirded out when i noticed faster surfing today on my G2X. This list appears to be correct (as far as my phones speed is concerned) :-)
  • Akron and Canton Ohio get the new HSPA+ service before Cincinnati? we have as many people as Akron and Canton combined.
  • Oddly enough, I'm in Cincinnati and am seeing an increase in speeds. Generally, I get about 2.5 mb/sec on my Nexus S, but today I'm getting 4.5.
  • I'm still seeing my busted 2.25-2.5 down....
  • I should have stayed with T-Mobile. Had EVO for a year and still no 4G in Dayton Oh. :-(
  • It's a joke here in San Jose, CA. I'm lucky if I get 0.5 at my house, Of course, I'm still paying for HSPA+ which is supposed to be here already.
  • Yeah that's nice, meanwhile there are still areas in T-mobile's coverage waiting to be boosted to ANYTHING that's faster than GPRS. Its amazing there are still places in that are barely covered with EDGE let alone plain ole GPRS.