June 16, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Plenty of people with compatible devices will be waking up to much faster speeds on T-Mobile today. T-Mobile USA has expanded coverage of its HSPA+ network, which offers 4G-speeds of up to 21 Mbps, to a total of 25 metropolitan areas. [Ed. note - There is some disagreement by carriers that HSPA+ is not "true" 4G, but since it is potentially faster than Sprint/Clear's 4G WiMax network, I'm not going to raise a stink since T-Mobile choose to refer to it as such.]
HPSA+ was first available in major metropolitan areas like Connecticut; New York City; Las Vegas; Memphis; Providence, RI; Upstate New York; and Washington, D.C. T-Mobile has since extended service to the following locations:
- Bentonville, Ark
- Charleston and Anderson, S.C.
- Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem, N.C.
- Dallas and Houston, Texas
- Los Angeles
- New Orleans
- Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla.
- Tampa and Orlando, Fla.
Not all Android devices are capable of using the newer speeds so don’t be surprised if you don’t receive faster speeds.
T-Mobile plans to expand HSPA+ coverage to 75 million more within the next two weeks, though it will not say which cities are on tap to get new speeds soon.