T-Mobile has announced that is has expanded it’s HSPA+ Coverage to 85 Million pops. Until recently when people talked about “4G” they didn’t include T-Mobile in the mix, although since about April/May of 2010 I personally noticed a huge improvement in T-Mobile’s signal strength and download/upload times when visiting New York City, one of the first markets where the HSPA+ technology was rolled out.
HSPA stands for High Speed Packet Access, the newest evolution is known as High Speed Packed Access Evovled or HSPA+. The technology is available in conjunction with GSM and in the United States with both AT&T; and T-Mobile. AT&T; has kept their HSPA+ plans down to a medium roar as has T-Mobile however T-Mobile has been expanding their HSPA+ network like wildfire.
Also last week, T-Mobile Spokesperson Peter Dobrow confirmed to Thedroidguy that T-Mobile has no plans to do away with their unlimited data pricing.
In New York City I personally saw download speeds between 5mbps and 7mbps regularly at street level in midtown manhattan.
HSPA+ Service is already available in:
Washington. 4G speeds are now available for customers in
Alexandria, McLean and Reston, Va.;
Anaheim, Burbank, Glendale, Irvine, Long Beach and Ontario, Calif.; A
nnapolis, Bethesda and Chevy Chase, Md.;
Asheville and Hickory, N.C.
T-Mobile’s HSPA+ Technology and their new Rocket USB data stick are available Now in:
Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Waco, Texas;
Baton Rouge and Lafayette, La.;
Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio;
Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville, Fla.;
Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.;