T-Mobile USA adds 14 new iPhone-compatible metro areas

“Today, we’re announcing technology advancements in 14 new metro areas to close out 2012,” Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile USA, reports via the company’s blog.

“Customers in these metro areas can also bring their unlocked AT&T smartphones to T-Mobile and experience a significant speed boost on our network with most devices, while also saving up to $50/month compared to AT&T,” Ray reports. “T-Mobile will continue to expand the network advancements in these metro areas and has begun coverage enhancements in additional areas, including parts of Los Angeles and San Diego, where customers are already experiencing improved coverage and unlocked iPhone ‘speed sightings’ on T-Mobile’s 4G network.”

T-Mobile USA’s new iPhone-compatible metro areas:
• New York, including The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island
• Newark, N.J., including the surrounding cities of East Orange, Elizabeth, Jersey City, North Bergen, Paterson and Union City
• Boston and Cambridge, Mass., including the surrounding cities of Amherst, Andover, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Braintree, Brockton, Brookline, Burlington, Canton, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Chicopee, Dedham, Everett, Framingham, Hadley, Holbrook, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lexington, Lowell, Ludlow, Lynn, Malden, Marblehead, Medford, Melrose, Metheun, Milton, Nahant, Natick, Needham, Newton, Quincy, Reading, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Sommerville, Stoneham, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Watertown, Weston, Westwood, Weymouth, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop and Woburn
• Springfield, Mass.
• Providence, R.I., including the surrounding cities of Cranston, North Providence, Pawtucket and Warren
• Philadelphia
• Detroit and Warren, Mich., including the surrounding cities of Dearborn, Romulus, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights and Troy
• Dallas, including the surrounding cities of Arlington, Carrolton, The Colony, Denton, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lancaster, Lewisville, • McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and Southlake
• Fort Worth, Texas, including the surrounding cities of Keller and Mansfield
• Austin, Texas including the surrounding city of Round Rock
• San Antonio
• Tampa, Fla., including the surrounding cities of Clearwater, Largo, Safety Harbor, St. Petersburg and Vinoy Park

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. T-mobile continues to look more and more attractive as a cheap no-contract carrier for an unlocked iPhone. Significantly less expensive than any other offering.

    On another matter, things look to be converging for the possible announcement of a legitimate iPhone deal (for the two-year contract, subsidised offerings).

    1. But by the looks of this list of cities that they’re just bringing online, it seems that they are really behind the eight ball.

      And I don’t mean in the Charlie Sheen kinda way.


    I’ve personally tested it in one of their recent ‘modernized’ markets and IT DOES NOT WORK!!

    It was tested on an UN-LOCKED iPhone 5,,,, BLISTERING 2G EDGE… Now THAT’s PROGRESS???

  3. I switched to T-Mobile on my 4s a few months ago. I am saving a ton of money. Little by little they are lighting up HSPA+ sites all over Tucson. Phoneix is already wall to wall HSPA+. There is still some Edge network on the fringes, but it too is slowly being converted. Yes, T-Mobile is behind other carriers, but I a m willing to put up with it because it is getting better and I save a small fortune… about 60 bucks a month. Their customer service blows away AT&T.

    Now, when I travel it is a different story. Some places I go it is okay. Other places it absolutely sucks. Some areas only have partner services (like Nebraska and Iowa) and is. Not even Edge Network. I’ll bet you did not thing anything was slower than Edge, did you? Whew… that partner service makes you want to cheer when an Edge connection pops up.

    It all depends on what you are willing to tolerate. I rarely travel on business. Most of my business is done inside Arizona, so I am fine with the coverage. If you travel for a living, stat with AT&T because it is highly predictable.

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