T-Mobile turns on 42Mbps HSPA+ across 55 markets, to launch Rocket 3.0 modem stick tomorrow

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T-Mobile just announced, 55 markets, including Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Houston and more ( See press release) will be get 42Mbps HSPA+ tomorrow; no Boston (sigh). Also will be launching ZTE’s Rocket 3.0 USB modem tomorrow  for $199.99 under contract.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

T-Mobile USA, Inc. is announcing it is doubling the speed of its 4G network in more than 50 markets to achieve theoretical peak download speeds of 42 megabits per second (Mbps). T-Mobile customers in 55 markets will now have access to increased 4G network speed, capacity and reliability. These markets include Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; Detroit, Mich.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; New Orleans, La.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Portland, Ore.; and San Francisco, Calif., among others.

Additionally, T-Mobile’s first 42 Mbps-capable 4G product, the T-Mobile Rocket® 3.0 laptop stick, will be available for purchase beginning May 25. The Rocket 3.0, manufactured by ZTE, is designed to take advantage of T-Mobile’s faster 4G network speeds. The T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 will be available May 25th for $99.99 after a $50 mail in rebate, with a qualifying mobile broadband plan (2GB or higher) on a two year service agreement, with voice line and enrollment in Easy Pay. Customers can also purchase the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 without a contract for $199.99.

As T-Mobile’s 4G network continues to expand and get faster, the company’s portfolio of 4G products is also growing. T-Mobile currently offers a dozen 4G-capable devices spanning smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband products that give customers access to America’s Largest 4G Network. The company has announced plans to deliver a total of 25 4G-capable devices in 2011.
T-Mobile’s 4G network already reaches more than 200 million Americans in 170 markets. By mid-year, T-Mobile expects that more than 150 million Americans will have access to increased 4G speeds as T-Mobile upgrades its 4G network.

In March, T-Mobile announced that customers in Las Vegas, New York and Orlando, Fla., were the first in the country to experience these increased 4G speeds. This is our second roll out and it is immediately available to these additional markets.

The full list of new markets includes: Albany, GA; Athens, GA; Atlanta, GA; Auburn, AL; Augusta, GA; Austin, TX; Bentonville, AR; Boulder, CO; Chattanooga, TN; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Durham, NC; El Paso, TX; Fort Collins, CO; Gainesville, FL; Gainesville, GA; Greeley, CO; Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Long Island, NY; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA; Macon, GA; Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Miami, FL; New Orleans, LA; Oklahoma City, OK; Olympia, WA; Omaha, NE; Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Ponce, Puerto Rico; Portland, OR; Salinas, CA; San Francisco – Oakland-Fremont, CA; San Jose – Sunnyvale – Santa Clara, CA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA; Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA; Savannah, GA; Seattle, WA; Spokane, WA; Tampa, FL; Tulsa, OK; Valdosta, GA; Vallejo-Fairfield, CA; Warner Robins, GA and Wichita, KS.