News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday December 13, 2012.
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T-Mobile has continued its aggressive push to make its HSPA+ network compatible with delivering faster speeds for unlocked devices, including the Apple iPhone, and expanded into five new markets. The addition of network upgrades in Chicago, Reno, Sacramento, Fresno, and various areas of Southern California means that T-Mobile has now made its network better for more than 100 million potential users.
T-Mobile has spent the past few months reallocating its network on the 1900 MHz frequency to improve data speeds for unlocked devices. Enhancements have also improved network reliability and signal strength indoors, making the HSPA+ upgrades valuable even for those who do not plan to bring their unlocked iPhone to T-Mobile. Available in more than 23 metro areas, T-Mobile has several more markets in its sights.
Here's a list of the new areas to receive enhanced service:
- Chicago, including the surrounding areas of: Aurora, Berwyn, Chicago Heights, Cicero, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Evanston, Evergreen Park, Naperville, Oak Park, Schaumburg, Wilmette and Winnetka.
- Reno, Nev.
- Sacramento, Calif., including the surrounding areas of: Antelope, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Loomis, North Highlands, Rancho Cordova, Rio Linda, Rocklin, Roseville, Vacaville and West Sacramento.
- Fresno, Calif.
- Southern Calif., including: Alhambra, Anaheim, Claremont, Culver City, El Monte, Encino, Garden Grove, Granada Hills, Inglewood, Irvine, La Crescenta, Laguna Niguel, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Newport Beach, North Hills, North Hollywood, Paramount, Pasadena, Redlands, Reseda, Rosemead, Santa Ana, San Fernando, San Gabriel, Santa Monica, South El Monte, Temple City, Torrance, Upland, Valley Village, Van Nuys, Westminster and Wilmington.source: T-Mobile
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