T-Mobile’s iPhone-friendly HSPA+ network now covers 100 million people

By , Dec 13, 2012

With its now-confirmed 2013 iPhone launch looming, T-Mobile continues its aggressive rollout of its HSPA+ network today with launches in Chicago, Illinois, Reno, Nevada, and Sacramento, California, along with enhancements in other areas.

Just last Monday, the carrier activated the iPhone-friendly network in several major cities including Atlanta, Seattle and Minneapolis. And with the new areas added today, that network now covers more than 100 million users throughout the US…

Here’s a list of the areas that were added to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network earlier today (via 9to5Mac):

  • Chicago, Illinois - including the surrounding areas of: Aurora, Berwyn, Chicago Heights, Cicero, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Evanston, Evergreen Park, Naperville, Oak Park, Schaumburg, Wilmette and Winnetka.
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Sacramento, California - including the surrounding areas of: Antelope, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Loomis, North Highlands, Rancho Cordova, Rio Linda, Rocklin, Roseville, Vacaville and West Sacramento.
  • Fresno, California
  • Southern Californiaincluding: Alhambra, Anaheim, Claremont, Culver City, El Monte, Encino, Garden Grove, Granada Hills, Inglewood, Irvine, La Crescenta, Laguna Niguel, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Newport Beach, North Hills, North Hollywood, Paramount, Pasadena, Redlands, Reseda, Rosemead, Santa Ana, San Fernando, San Gabriel, Santa Monica, South El Monte, Temple City, Torrance, Upland, Valley Village, Van Nuys, Westminster and Wilmington.

What T-Mobile has done here is actually pretty impressive. As the only major carrier in the US without the iPhone, it was bleeding customers. Then in June it announced that it would be testing out an HSPA+ network at WWDC, which would let iPhone users experience fast 3G data. And since then, it’s managed to rollout that network to over 100 million customers. What is that, 6 months?

Now, combine this new network with T-Mobile’s iPhone launch next year, and its recently unveiled Value plans (starting at $69.99 for unlimited everything), and all of a sudden you’ve got quite the interesting alternative to some of the bigger carriers.

What do you think?

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  • Alex

    No 3G in Palm Springs, Ca

  • Alex

    Why pay 69?

    Tmobile prepaid $50 unlimited?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49402594 Marlber ‘Malberto’ Cruz

    Nothing on the east coast :-(

  • Winski

    So, if you live south of the line between Santa Ana and Newport, all the way to the Mexican boarder – only 20,000,000 – then you continue to get blazing 2G speed for all your data needs.

    A TOTAL SHAM…

  • Jonathan Jaimes

    Yeah Anahiem, California. I can’t wait until tmobile wraps up iPhone for next year.

    • mywirelessportal@gmail.com

      Hey Jonathan, why pay $70 or $50 Tmobile prepaid is Unlimited but only gives you 100 MB of Full Speed Data, which is NOTHING! send me a message and I can show you a way Better deal with Tmobile NO CONTRACT Only $49 and gives you 4 GB of FULL SPEED DATA that you can use with the IPhone mywirelessportal@gmail.com
      Thank You,
      Vladimar

  • Tony the Tiger

    Very patchy 3G in West Palm Beach, FL

  • http://www.facebook.com/arsu007 Muhammad Arslan Siddiqui

    When is 3g service coming out in michigan. Anyone have any idea

  • Michael Stair

    Yea well wish they brought it to the Philly area already come on tmobile.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cr.al3 Cristhian Alonso

    what about NY city?

  • mywirelessportal@gmail.com

    Hey alex Tmobile prepaid is Unlimited but only gives you 100 MB of Full Speed Data, which is NOTHING! send me a message and I can show you a way Better deal with Tmobile NO CONTRACT Only $49 and gives you 4 GB of FULL SPEED DATA. mywirelessportal@gmail.com
    Thank You,
    Vladimar