T-Mobile has now successfully completed their refarming efforts in 46 total metro markets. Their last network modernization announcement was a massive year-end push and left 2012 with excellent progress. This year’s first announcement isn’t quite as expansive, but it still brings us one step closer to full network refarming and modernization. Customers in the Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego and Virginia Beach, Va. metro areas should now experience the benefits of T-Mobile’s enhancements.
T-Mobile’s $4 billion plan to advance its competitive 4G network continues, improving signal strength and in-building coverage and re-tuning its airwaves to launch 4G service in an additional frequency, 1900 MHz, providing a 4G experience to a broader range of consumer devices, including the iPhone. Today T-Mobile is adding new metro areas, including Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego and Virginia Beach, Va. These network enhancements now reach 126 million people in 46 metro areas including major cities such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network covers 229 metro areas reaching well over 220 million people.
It shouldn’t be too much longer before most people can easily switch from an AT&T-based network to a T-Mobile-based network without worrying about compatibility.