T-Mobile 4G spreads to 41 new cities

Summary:Whatever you feel qualifies to be called "4G", T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 network is pretty darn fast. The carrier has just rolled out the fast service to 42 new areas, bringing almost 100 cities under its 4G umbrella.

Whatever you feel qualifies to be called "4G", T-Mobile's HSPA+ network is pretty darn fast. The carrier has just rolled out the fast service to 41 new areas, bringing almost 100 cities under its 4G umbrella. You'll need a USB Rocket modem to fully tap the new service at 42 Mbps.

The new cities with 4G coverage being launched today:

Akron, Ohio; Albuquerque, N.M.; Brownsville, Texas; Cape Coral, Fla.; Canton, Ohio; Charleston-North Charleston, S.C.; Cleveland, Ohio; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Columbia, S.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Corpus Christi, Texas; Fayetteville, N.C.; Florence, S.C.; Fresno, Calif.; Hickory-Lenoir-Morgantown, N.C.; Killeen, Texas; Lakeland, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; Madera, Calif.; McAllen, Texas; Merced, Calif.; Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Napa, Calif.; Palm Bay, Fla.; Palm Coast, Fla.; Panama City, Fla.; Pueblo, Colo.; Reading, Penn.; Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.; Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.; Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, Calif.; Santa Fe, N.M.; Sarasota, Fla.; Sebastian, Fla.; Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.; Wilmington, N.C.; Visalia-Porterville, Calif. and Waco, Texas.

T-Mobile offers a number of 4G-capable smartphones that can use slower speeds than the Rocket modem, including the HTC Sensation and the T-Mobile Sidekick.

Topics: Hardware, Mobility, Wi-Fi

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