If you are a T-Mobile customer in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’re about to enjoy some seriously fast data speeds thanks to a recent upgrade in T-Mobile’s LTE network. The Wideband LTE update will increase download and upload speeds substantially, up to 50% faster claims T-mobile. The update is now live for residents in Alameda, Contra-Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties. The upgrade claims theoretical download speeds of 110Mbps although real-world speeds are clocking in anywhere from 21 to 90Mbps.
T-Mobile’s Wideband LTE is currently available in 18 other metropolitan areas, including west coast cities Seattle and Portland, and will continue to roll out over the next year.
Press release follows below for more info.
The Greater Bay Area Gets an Upgrade to their Already Blazing-Fast T-Mobile Network
The Un-carrier announces its LTE network is the fastest in the Greater Bay Area with data speeds skyrocketing up to 50% with Wideband LTE upgrade
“We know Bay Area T-Mobile customers are going to notice and take advantage of the faster LTE speeds Wideband LTE provides,” said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer, T-Mobile. “Just because we’ve made an upgrade to the network in these areas, don’t think we are done yet. We are continually working to enhance and expand LTE coverage for our customers every day.”
The Wideband LTE upgrade stretches throughout Alameda, Contra-Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties in the Bay Area. T-Mobile’s Bay Area customers, who are using on average 2.5 GB/month of data, are clocking data speeds that are faster than Verizon and AT&T and almost twice as fast as Sprint. Based on third-party crowd-sourced speed tests, customers from Wine Country to the new Levi’s Stadium are clocking impressive data download speeds, with average speeds of 21 Mbps and observed speeds as high as 90 Mbps in October 2014.
The Greater Bay Area is just the latest area to get a speed boost, as the Un-carrier continues to expand coverage and enhance performance of its 4G LTE network. Wideband LTE has already been rolled out in:
- Atlanta, GA
- Birmingham, AL
- Columbus, OH
- Dallas, TX
- Detroit, MI
- Honolulu, HI
- Houston, TX
- Jacksonville, FL
- Las Vegas, NV
- Los Angeles, CA
- Minneapolis, MN
- Mobile, AL
- Orlando, FL
- Portland, OR
- Seattle, WA
- Tampa, FL
- Upstate New York Area
Often imitated, never duplicated, T-Mobile’s Data-Strong™ network leads the industry and was the first to launch:
- Nationwide HD Voice in January 2013
- Nationwide Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in July 2014
- Next-gen Wi-Fi Calling in September 2014