T-Mobile 4G Coverage Review | Largest 4G Network In 2011?


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.


Next, T-Mobile 4G Broadband Cards & Mobile Hotspots

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:

  1. T-Mobile 4G Review
  2. T-Mobile 4G Plans Review
  3. T-Mobile 4G Speed Review
  4. T-Mobile 4G Coverage Review
  5. T-Mobile 4G Broadband Cards & Mobile Hotspots Review

1 Comment

  1. Cari Kiely says:

    The Laotop stick works well if you get a signal, but buyers beware. Last April I went to a T-Mobile store in MD and asked them if they could provide service at two locations in MA. On their computer screen they confirmed that I would receive 3G and possibly 4G at both locations. This was importnant to me as we were going to spent the summer in MA at the two locations. The first location there was no signal. I called T-Mobile and they said they would sent a field engineer out and check the signal. I did not hear anything back. At the second location the signal was so poor that my browser page timed out. I called T-Mobile and they said they would sent a field engineet out to check the signal. Again I did not hear anything back. When I spoke to them they said they could not guarantee service in all locations I told them to cancel the service. They said that I had to cancet within 14 days. They ate up the 14 days by saying a field engineer would help solve the problem. Nice game!Also the Stick was free with a rebate-one catch you have to join Easy PAy if you want the rebate. Since I didn’t receive service I didn’t pay-we are now in a big dispute and they have turned the account over to a collection agency. Buyers beware of T-Mobile.

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