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900+ Cities Now Under T-Mobile's 600MHz Extended Range LTE Coverage

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It's already halfway in the year and T-Mobile is sharing the latest news about its 600MHz Extended Range LTE rollout.

Earlier today, T-Mobile announced that its coverage is now live in over 900 cities throughout the U.S. This is a remarkable number for the wireless network considering it was only available in 586 cities at the start of the year. And if you think about when it was first deployed, you'll really be amazed at how far this coverage has expanded in a span of one year.

Now that this network is available in over 900 cities across 32 states, T-Mobile is revealing its plans to bring the coverage to Puerto Rico during fall. With all the devastation left behind by the hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico a year ago, T-Mobile is seeing this as an opportunity to rebuild its network and make it better than new. Instead of rebuilding these towers with technology that was destroyed in the hurricanes, T-Mo is using 5G-ready gear to make the technology up to date.

By making this technology available, T-Mobile's signals get to travel twice as far from the tower. At the same time, it is four times better at penetrating buildings as compared to the capability of mid-band LTE.

Of course, you have to remember that not all phones support 600MHz Extended Range LTE coverage. You will need to use a phone that supports the technology in order to get its benefits. As of this writing, the T-Mobile phones that support the technology include the following models:


  • LG G7 ThinQ
  • LG K30
  • LG V30
  • LG V30+
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+


T-Mobile unveiled that they will be launching more than 12 phones that support the technology within the year.

To view a full list of where 600MHz Extended Range LTE coverage is available in the U.S., click here.



Source: TmoNews

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  1. I wonder if the iPhone will support it?

    Last year's iPhone X was already out of date when it came to its radios.

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  2. I thought the LG K30 had band 71 also?

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  3. Are there any phones that support ALL Tmobile and Sprint bands?

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    1. Good question!

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    2. Yes. The S9 series.

      Of course, you can't roam on both networks a la Project Fi.

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  4. TMobile keeps gaining customers so they have the funding to continue to enhance their network. Good for them. We are happy with our 2 lines for $60 for the Tmobile ONE 55 plan we got in March 2018.

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    1. This is an illegal comment. ALERT! ALERT!
      Eee Westchester is NOT A PREPAID USER!
      Ban Him!
      LOL!

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  5. Moto's g6 doesn't have B71, and neither do the areas I've been in over the past few years.

    This is just a whole lot of nothing.

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    1. It's kind of nothing right now. But it's the first step and T-Mobile is keeping up to date with their plans. Eventually they will be at least as big as Verizon with this.

      Which means that you are quite justified in ignoring T-Mobile for now because it's not up to snuff. But come back in a couple of years and you will be surprised

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    2. 120 of the 900+ Band 71 cities had NO T-Mobile coverage before it was fielded.
      That's something.

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  6. Verizon & AT&T need to wake up and smell the Fuschia!

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  7. This is a lot of PR la la la as an example the new map shows Los Angeles has 600mhz (but) reality is only a small fraction of Los Angeles has it and the same with NYC yet they advertise being deployed fully in both cities which just isn't anywhere near close being complete.

    T-Mobile has taken this same approach for any and every city they have any 600mhz deployed in a city be it 2 blocks or 10 miles they label whole city having which brings them up to 900 and growing rapidly BUT is just more PR spin AND we use T-Mobile and I like them but in Los Angeles just not true nor in NYC with Galaxy S9 as just overly congested and slow in both.

    Do agree though they are growing and If Sprint goes through it will benefit them greatly not necessarily consumers though as it will end what really has already ended as T-Mobile does away with any uncarrier like things they've done and just become another multibillion profit making conglomerate.

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  8. T-Mobile is a FORMIDABLE opponent now. Long, long way from the little puny VoiceStream start, and the garbage T-Mobile of ten years ago. 🏆

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  9. Now we need to hope that a merger gets blocked. In the current administration, I doubt that will happen though.

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  10. I've been called a coverage bear for pointing out the fact of T-Mobile and its coverage being way behind and not meeting the needs of most Americans at this point.

    And it's a line of coverage bull to keep claiming the T-Mobile is great right now.

    However, it is also a line of coverage bull to deny that T-Mobile has great momentum. Or magentamum... And is on track to rival the currently much-larger networks to have great coverage within the next couple of years. And at that point to be a very viable third choice. Or probably an equal choice among three for those who want to use their phones on a network in the United States.

    Legere and his T-Mobile network are indeed going places. And they will keep doing so as long as the US government doesn't meddle in areas it has no business being in, such as the merger business arrangement between Sprint and T-Mobile.

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  11. Still swiss cheese coverage in my area and no 600mhz planned here. Verizon #1, ATT #2 for me. YMMV, but T-mobile just won't work for me.

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  12. June 6 was the 157th day of the year, or ~40% of the way through the year. July 2 is the halfway point.

    How is the new 5G gear "better than new"?

    No Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, or Washington? No Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego, or Atlanta? (ie: 10 largest US metros). Sounds like a paper launch to me!

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    1. All those cities already have T-Mobile coverage. So it really doesn't matter that they aren't on this 600 megahertz map yet. The purpose of 600 megahertz is primarily to fill in the large area of the country that has no T-Mobile coverage at all. And they seem to be doing a pretty good job of this so far. And once it is done, they should be as good as Verizon.

      And that is a great coverage situation that Americans can bear.

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    2. "And once it is done, they should be as good as Verizon."

      You're assuming Verizon is going to sit still and not do network upgrades/optimizations of their own.

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  13. I have an S8 & a S9. Travel extensively via waterways and costal/offshore E. Coast. All work pretty well in most cities but native tmo is almost always the first to drop away to 0 outside population centers, then native Sprint (about half the places tmo = 0 Sprint still has signal) then it is a toss up for VZW & at&t native, the most fringe areas usually gets one or the other within a few dozen miles. Interestingly when approaching the US E. coast often Sprint is the first signal acquired.

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  14. Christine/Dennis, the PDF link at the end directs to t-mobile.com/news

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    1. The link worked yesterday. T-Mobile seems to have broken it. I'll see if I can find a copy somewhere and post it.

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    2. https://www.t-mobile.com/content/t-mobile/corporate/news/articles/2018/06/extended-range-lte-puerto-rico.html

      It's right on the News page.

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    3. Thanks. In that post T-Mobile changed the link in to the document listing the 600 Mhz cities and towns breaking the old link. I've changed the link in our post to point to the list's new location. Hopefully, T-Mobile won't change it again.

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  15. Nevada is seriously on the low end of the stick on this. Reno is pretty bad here without Band 71, if you're using Band 12 the signal sucks (as always with that band) and Band 4 can get congested so service is spotty while visiting your home or on cross streets. Hell, there's a whole area in Moana Ln and Kietzke who loses reception until you get to Plumb or The Kietzke Walmart.

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