T-Mobile Upgrades Fastest Mobile Network in Spokane

December 02, 2014

Already faster than Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, the Un-carrier’s™ network gets up to a 50% increase in speed with Wideband LTE upgrade

Spokane, Washington – December 3, 2014 – On the heels of recent LTE upgrades across the U.S., T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) today announced that Wideband LTE has arrived in the greater Spokane, WA area. Already the fastest major national wireless carrier in the area, T-Mobile has made mobile speeds even faster in Spokane by upgrading its LTE network to Wideband LTE, bringing up to a 50% increase in mobile speeds to LTE customers. The speed boost allows for super-fast download speeds, making access to customers’ favorite mobile content seem almost instantaneous. In November, T-Mobile customers in Spokane observed download speeds as high as 43 Mbps.

Wideband LTE doubles the bandwidth and increases the capacity of T-Mobile’s LTE network to help deliver faster peak speeds. It is like adding more lanes to a freeway for all LTE customers to speed along in. With T-Mobile’s Wideband LTE, customers can download a full 90 minute HD movie to their phone or tablet in three and half minutes or a whole album in just nine seconds with theoretical peak download speeds of 110 Mbps.

With the average download speed in the Spokane area clocking in at 22.8 Mbps, T-Mobile customers are seeing speeds faster than AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.

“Every one of our T-Mobile LTE customers in Spokane will benefit from the speed boost and added convenience that Wideband LTE serves up,” said David Gallacher, Regional Vice President – West, Engineering at T-Mobile. “Whether they are uploading pictures to Instagram from Riverfront Park, downloading the latest movie or streaming from Pandora, our data-hungry customers will get blazing fast LTE speeds from a network built for the mobile Internet age.”

Spokane 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 the following areas:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Greater Bay Area, CA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boise, ID
  • Boston, MA
  • Columbus, OH
  • Connecticut
  • Dallas, TX
  • Detroit, MI
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Houston, TX
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Mobile, AL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Upstate New York Area

T-Mobile’s Data-Strong™ network, the fastest nationwide 4G LTE network, now reaches over 250 million people and was the first to launch:

  • Next-gen Wi-Fi Calling in September 2014 
  • Nationwide Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in July 2014
  • Nationwide HD Voice in January 2013 

Based on download speeds.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to approximately 53 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit https://www.t-mobile.com.
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