Yesterday T-Mobile announced in a press release that their HSPA+ 3G network, which has "4G speeds" has increased to almost 50 markets nationwide. T-Mobile also announced expanded coverage in area including Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. If your phone is one of the dozen phones seen below (or the Samsung Vibrant), you will be able to access the new improvements in the markets listed below.
AndroidandMe notes that the "new HSPA+ network offers max download speeds, 21 Mbps, that are double Sprint’s 4G WiMAX and the technology is also backwards compatible with 16 of T-Mobile’s current 3G devices, which includes their entire Android lineup."
Engadget writes that T-Mobile's HSPA+ network currently covers "85 million people in the States" and is on track to grow to 185 million by 2011.
* Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Waco, Texas
* Baltimore, Md.
* Baton Rouge and Lafayette, La.
* Birmingham, Ala.
* Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio
* Ft. Lauderdale and Jacksonville, Fla.
* Greenville, S.C.;
* Honolulu, Hawaii
* Indianapolis, Ind.
* Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.
* Milwaukee, Wis.
* Minneapolis, Minn.
* Portland, Ore.
* Wichita, Kan.
MobileCrunch adds that if you are in one of the new areas covered, and if "you’ve got one of the handsets pictured above (or the Samsung Vibrant, not pictured), just flip it off and back on — chances are, you’ll see the change right away."
Image from MobileCrunch
Source: Business Wire