T-Mobile seems to have quite a bit going on at the moment, not the least of which is an event scheduled for a little later today. That event is said to be full of some big announcements, however it looks like we have already begun seeing some of them. For example, the LTE coverage has quietly been going live and we have seen those “UNcarrier” plans come available for individuals and family plans.
The previous LTE coverage was first mentioned back on March 22. That news included word of T-Mobile LTE coverage in eight cities. And as of today, it looks like we have one more city that has gone live. The latest is Phoenix, Arizona and that joins Denver, Las Vegas, Kansas City, New Orleans, New York, San Diego, San Jose, and Seattle.
The Phoenix coverage is showing speeds averaging between 20-30Mbps down and nearing 20Mbps on the upload. Certainly good speeds on both the down and up, however as we mentioned the other day, those speeds will likely drop as more users pick up LTE capable devices. In other words, if you are rocking a T-Mobile LTE device in any of these cities — take advantage while you can.
Otherwise, previous T-Mobile leaks had placed LTE coverage as coming to Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose and Washington DC on March 26. Basically, while we are expecting to learn more during the event today, it looks like the only three of the of the official seven cities still waiting are Baltimore, Washington DC and Houston. That said, if you happen to be in one of those three and are rocking a LTE device with T-Mobile — you may want to start looking for your faster speeds.