News T-Mobile opening 6 new stores in Dallas-Fort Worth area and expanding rural network coverage in North Texas

Last year, T-Mobile added the most new stores in the company’s history, opening nearly 1,500 new stores, including 29 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. And the Un-carrier has no plans to stop in 2018, setting its sights on opening six more stores during the year.

T-Mobile’s record-setting retail growth parallels its 4G LTE network expansion, which reaches 322 million people today — nearly every single person in the U.S. – and plans to cover 325 million people by the end of this year. T-Mobile customers already have the fastest LTE network in Texas, according to Speedtest, and T-Mobile has delivered the fastest nationwide 4G LTE network more than four years in a row, based on the results of millions of consumer-initiated tests taken using Speedtest. And in OpenSignal’s latest report, nearly six billion real user tests show that T-Mobile customers experience the fastest LTE network in the U.S.

Below are the new retail store locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and when they’re expected to open. Store hours and phone numbers will be available in T-Mobile’s Store Locator on T-Mobile.com once doors open.

Opened in 2018
  • Benbrook, 8501 Benbrook Blvd – opened February 2018
  • Rowlett, 6320 Dalrock Rd – opened March 2018
  • Grand Prairie, 520 S Carrier Pkwy – opened June 2018
  • McKinney, 3009 Custer Rd – opened June 2018
 
Coming soon
  • Wichita Falls, 5120 Greenbriar Rd – opening Summer 2018
  • Grand Prairie, 1215 W Pioneer Pkwy – opening in Fall 2018

 

T-Mobile’s stores are designed to put the customer first. Employees are equipped with remote tablets to handle transactions quickly and easily from anywhere in the store. The shelves are stocked with high-end and budget-friendly smartphones, tablets and accessories, and staffed by T-Mobile’s certified Mobile Experts.

“We’re relentlessly focused on creating a unique customer experience that is second to none, it’s in our DNA,” said Alisa Arner, vice president of T-Mobile’s South Central Region. “We’re not just investing in our network and stores to give more customers more wireless choice, we’re making the process of shopping for wireless simpler and straight-forward.”

Many of the new stores are opening in towns where the Un-carrier has never been before, giving residents more choices for their wireless services. And customers have been joining T-Mobile in droves – more than 40 million in fact – since 2012. In 2017, more than 600 U.S. communities got their first T-Mobile store and this year, T-Mobile will add Corinth, Texas, to that growing list.   

During the past two and a half years, T-Mobile has grown its retail footprint from 3,600 stores to 5,300 stores—pushing the company from last place to second place (behind Verizon) among the nation’s largest wireless network operators. Its expansion comes at a time when many major brands are actually closing stores. In 2018 alone, Toys R Us, Walgreens/Rite Aid, Best Buy and Sam’s Club are expected to shut down more than 1,600 locations between them.

T-Mobile is also a leader in improving the 4G LTE network experience. In nearly 5,000 cities and towns nationwide, including Dallas and Fort Worth, T-Mobile has launched a trifecta of LTE Advanced technologies – 4x4 MIMO, 256 QAM and carrier aggregation - which can dramatically improve customers' previous download speeds to nearly one gigabit with a capable device.  How fast is that? You could download a two-hour movie to your wireless device in just about 15 seconds.

At the same time T-Mobile's increasing its network speeds, it’s improving coverage in rural areas too. T-Mobile continues to deploy its recently acquired 600 MHz spectrum, which is prized for its ability to travel two times further from cell sites and work four times better in buildings than mid-band spectrum. T-Mobile's 600 MHz spectrum will also serve as the foundation for the company's nationwide deployment of 5G. 

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Fastest nationwide LTE data from Speedtest Intelligence based on average 4G LTE speeds. Q1 2014 through Q2 2017 is T-Mobile’s analysis of the data. Q3 2017 – Q1 2018 is Ookla’s analysis of the data. Fastest LTE network in Texas based on Ookla’s analysis of Speedtest Intelligence data of average download speeds in Texas for Q1 2018.  Gigabit-class speeds may require qualifying plan or extra feature. Speeds vary based on location and network conditions; typical download speeds will vary.

Data from OpenSignal State of Mobile Networks USA report - January 2018, based on independent analysis of 5,928,296,946 on-device measurements recorded by 237,213 users during the period Oct 1 - Dec 30, 2017 ©2018 OpenSignal Inc.

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