T-Mobile acquired a 700MHz spectrum deal that would give their customers in Chicago access to Extended Range LTE (LTE band 12) coverage. Today, the carrier announced that they have officially switched on this coverage. The new coverage includes building penetration up to four times better.
Starting today, customers can now enjoy T-Mobile Extended Range LTE coverage in the metropolitan area. This means that subscribers surrounding the downtown area of the Windy City may enjoy the benefits of coverage that extends twice as much as before. Apart from the downtown area, the coverage reaches outlying and suburban areas such as Rockford, Janesville, DeKalb, Kankakee, Joliet, and Wisconsin.
Now that the coverage has officially gone live, T-Mobile has announced that they will be opening 43 new T-Mobile and MetroPCS stores to better provide service in the city. The carrier anticipates that they will be bringing in over 350 retail and network engineering jobs in this year alone. And for any city, this definitely means good news.
If you're based in Chicago, have you started to see this new coverage?