T-Mobile doubles speed on Charlotte 4G network

T-Mobile USA, Inc. has announced that the company is doubling the theoretical peak download speed of its 4G network in Charlotte and Raleigh, as well as surrounding areas. In addition to these cities, T-Mobile announced its faster HSPA+ 42 network is now available in 54 additional markets to reach more than 170 million people in 152 markets.

T-Mobile expects that in addition to customers experiencing speeds twice as fast as T-Mobile’s current 4G network on compatible devices, customers will also enjoy increased network capacity and reliability. Offering a compelling 4G experience across a broad lineup of devices, America’s largest 4G network allows customers to stay connected in new and innovative ways in more places than ever before. From downloading files to streaming video or surfing the latest social networking sites, T-Mobile’s faster network provides a richer than ever mobile data experience, with anytime high-speed access to the data and information customers need and desire.

“At T-Mobile, we are committed to delivering even faster speeds and a better overall network than ever before to our customers in Charlotte and Raleigh,” said Michael Miess, vice president and general manager, Carolinas, T-Mobile USA. “We have invested significantly in our network in the Charlotte and Raleigh areas, so that residents can experience more consistent 4G speeds on a variety of 4G devices. There really is no better time to be a T-Mobile customer in North Carolina.”

With this announcement, T-Mobile’s faster, HSPA+42 network is available in the majority of the Charlotte, including the following neighborhoods and landmarks:
· Gastonia
· Matthews
· Pineville
· Concord
· Kannapolis
· Huntersville
· Salisbury
· Carowinds Theme Park
· Time Warner Cable Arena
· Bank of America Stadium
· NASCAR Hall of Fame
· Quail Hollow Country Club

In Raleigh, the HSPA+ 42 network is available in the following neighborhoods and landmarks:
· Apex
· Morrisville
· Garner
· RBC Center
· Raleigh Durham International Airport
· Research Triangle Park
· Duke University
· University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
· Crabtree Mall

In these areas and across the Carolinas, T-Mobile has invested nearly $48 million in continuous network upgrades since the start of 2010, and the company continues to invest heavily in the area. T-Mobile now has more than 200 cell sites operating 4G service in the Charlotte area, and 100 in the Raleigh area, building on the strength of America’s Largest 4G Network™.

T-Mobile’s portfolio of 4G products gives customers ultra-fast access to the content they want at home or on the go. The company recently introduced the T-Mobile® Rocket® 3.0 laptop stick, its first HSPA+ 42-capable device, offering average download speeds on our HSPA+ 42 network approaching 10Mbps with peak speeds of 27 Mbps. T-Mobile also continues to expand its 4G device lineup with innovative 4G handsets like the new HTC Sensation™ 4G and the upcoming T-Mobile myTouch® 4G Slide. In the last year, T-Mobile has launched more than a dozen4G-capable smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband products, and the company expects to launch its first HSPA+ 42 smartphone later this year.

T-Mobile 4G markets where 42Mbps service is launching today:
Allentown, Penn.; Anderson, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Baltimore, Md.; Barnstable, Mass.; Bellingham, Wash.; Bloomington, Ind.; Boise, Idaho; Boston, Mass.; Bremerton, Wash.; Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.; Brunswick, Ga.; Carson City, Nev.; Charlotte, N.C.; Charlottesville, Va.; Chico, Calif.; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Eugene, Ore.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Flint, Mich.; Greensboro, N.C.; Greenville, S.C.; Harrisburg, Penn.; Hartford, Conn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Lafayette, Ind.; Lancaster, Penn.; Laredo, Texas; Lynchburg, Va.; Manchester, N.H.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; New Haven, Conn.; Ogden, Utah; Providence; R.I.; Provo, Utah; Raleigh-Cary, N.C.; Redding, Calif.; Reno-Sparks, Nev.; Richmond, Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Rockford, Ill.; Salem, Ore.; Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Penn.; Spartanburg, S.C.; State College, Penn.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Terre Haute, Ind.; Tucson, Ariz.; Washington, D.C.; Wichita Falls, Texas; Winchester, Va.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Worcester, Mass. and York, Penn.

*T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network, including increased speeds, is not available everywhere. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.

For more information on where T-Mobile offers 4G service, please visit http://newsroom.t-mobile.com/articles/hspa42-fact-sheet.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2011, approximately 128 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.6 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+/HSPA+42. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.>