Since last year’s coverage review, T-Mobile launched their 4G network covering 100 metro areas and 200 million people across the U.S. That’s more 4G coverage than any other major provider at the moment.
In addition to current 4G coverage, they plan to provide even faster 4G coverage within existing areas as well.
By mid-year, T-Mobile expects 140 million Americans in 25 markets to have access to increased 4G speeds [of up to 42 Mbps].
Checking T-Mobile 4G Coverage In Your City
To check coverage, the unsurprisingly best way to do it is to use the T-Mobile 4G Coverage Tool:
To see T-Mobile 4G coverage be sure to select data coverage map and zoom in.
Otherwise, you’ll see generalized "data coverage" which lumps 4G, 3G and even 2G data together (much in the same way AT&T does).
To see the list of cities and map of only 4G, see the coverage tool available here by clicking on "Where Is 4G Available?" and then "Check out our 4G Coverage Map".
The Bottom-Line On T-Mobile 4G Coverage
T-Mobile 4G coverage isn’t available everywhere just yet.
As seen above, major cities will see coverage first followed by rural areas. How soon that will happen remains to be seen. For now, major markets will see fast and even faster speeds before the network is built out to rural areas.
To get 4G plans, 4G speeds and 4G coverage with T-Mobile, you’ll need a 4G broadband card or mobile hotspot.
In the next installment, I’ll cover which 4G broadband cards and 4G mobile hotspots to get.
Also in this review:
- T-Mobile 4G Review
- T-Mobile 4G Plans Review
- T-Mobile 4G Speed Review
- T-Mobile 4G Coverage Review
- T-Mobile 4G Broadband Cards & Mobile Hotspots Review