Leaked: list of first cities to get T-Mobile LTE on March 26

March 23, 2013
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t mobile 4g lte network Credit: T-Mobile

On Tuesday, March 26, T-Mobile will flip the switch on its LTE network in seven cities across the US. See the list here.

It took them forever (plus a botched sale attempt to AT&T), but the fine folks at T-Mobile are finally ready to light up their Long Term Evolution network. The grand opening will happen on March 26, and we’ll be accompanied by the official launch of T-Mobile’s new Uncarrier branding and new unsubsidized plans.

While the details of the Uncarrier campaign have been thoroughly leaked already, we didn’t know until now the markets where T-Mobile will first roll out its 4G LTE network. Today, that final mystery has been dispelled, thanks to a report from the guys at TMoNews that lists the seven cities that will get T-Mobile LTE on March 26:

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Jose, CA
  • Houston, TX
  • Washington, DC
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Baltimore, MD

If you own a Galaxy Note 2 from T-Mo or if you brought your own LTE device to the network, you’ll get to experience high-speed wireless speeds without lifting a finger. Another way to get in is to wait for the launch of the Galaxy S4 or the HTC One, two great LTE handsets slated for release in late April.

We’ve had clues about some of the markets in this list (Las Vegas for instance, since CES in January), but confirmation is always welcomed. Now, all we have to do is wait till Tuesday for the official details.

Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.park2 Steve Park

    Now if the rest of us could get them to retire their 2G network and add some back-haul capacity to their HSPSA+ network…we’d be happy.

    • n900mixalot

      EXACTLY!!!

    • http://yellowrex.com YellowRex

      Hey, I need that 2G network for data on my 850/1900 phone, since not all the towers around here have HSPA+ on those bands yet.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/ZayStylin Zay Stylin

    YES DC and Baltimore!

  • Tets

    I have had 4g on T-Mobile for over a year now and the regular 4g slays my 4g LTE on my work phone’s Verizon Note II. What is the big difference??? I have always found my T-Mobile 3g/4g to be more reliable and faster than Verizon since 2009, at least here in Phoenix, AZ, I can’t comment on anywhere else because I don’t travel, but I tether over 8 hours a day for 3 years now…

  • scooter

    Verizon wireless has the fastest 4GLTE and the best coverage out of any other phone carrier then AT&T has the second Tmobile is the only carrier that still use 2G they have to do a lot of upgrades still verizon wireless is years ahead of Tmobile network and coverage sprint network is poor and the Internet is slow as hell.

    • brendan soliwoda

      That’s wrong. Verizon has the largest 4GLTE network, the fastest belongs to AT&T. Just saying.

    • Fred Chiang

      T-Mobile’s HSPA+ is faster than AT&T and Verizon’s LTE. Just look at Youtube speedtests.

  • magnifico17

    t-mobile has finally joined the 4G giants in the ring but verizon may remain indomitable.lets see how they plan steal the spotlight.

  • http://yellowrex.com YellowRex

    I’d be happier with more consistent 1900 MHz HSPA+ coverage. It’s super-spotty in Boston. I get it at work, but not at home. If I ride the train, it switches back and forth every five minutes.

    Probably not upgrading to an LTE phone this year. Maybe if something really nice and reasonably-sized and priced comes out.