Unlike its competitors, T-Mobile is yet to roll out across the country its LTE network, which it only plans to introduce next year. What T-Mobile does have is a solid HSPA+ network infrastrucutre, one that T-Mo says is just as good as 4G LTE.
If you’ve been looking to use your unlocked 4G handsets on T-Mobile, here’s a list of the new metro areas that are now covered by the carrier’s enhanced 4G HSPA+ network.
Although T-Mobile specifically mentions the iPhone as the device that can benefit from the HSPA+ speed, we can think of many awesome 4G Android smartphones, which aren’t available on the carrier, that can take advantage of the enhanced network — such as AT&T’s HTC One X+ and Verizon’s HTC Droid DNA.
Are you excited about T-Mo’s enhanced HSPA+ expansion? Planning to make the best of it? Let us know in the comments below.
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I live in Minneapolis and will be getting a Droid DNA as soon as I can find one on craigslist!!!!! Bout time its game on for unlocked phones!!!!!
Lincoln, CA had it for a little while now? My friend has a nexus 4 and has been getting hspa+ (I think) for some time, speeds are around 2mb/s (not megabit, megabyte). Very fast!
Then write it as 2MB/s for megabyte and 2Mb/s for megabits
Since we’re going down this beaten path, I usually resort to writing MBytes and Mbits because so many people have misused MB/s and Mb/s, there is always some doubt.
Have a Galaxy Nexus in Chicago; so was waiting for this.
HSPA+? What is this, the stone age? :)
For UNLOCKED IPHONE users in the MAJORITY OF Southern California, THIS ADVERTISING/MARKETING IS A LIE.
I tested it TODAY, with the help of T-Mumble technician (person on the towers), and the very best we could get, with LIMITED RANGE FROM THE CELL OR TOWER (approx. 1/2 mi. from the cell) was 11.5 Mbps down, 4.0 Mbps up. That’s to T-Mumble hosted servers….
Sorry the rest of you humble iPhone users… Magenta is STILL a joke.