T-Mobile Making Major Moves for Expanded iPhone Coverage

T-Mobile may not be an official iPhone carrier, but you would never know that from the carrier’s latest efforts to expand its own network coverage for the hugely popular Apple smartphone.

“Today I’m pleased to announce that Baltimore, Houston and Washington D.C. are the latest metro areas where T-Mobile customers can benefit from enhanced voice and data coverage, and faster speeds on unlocked devices, including the iPhone,” says Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile USA

“Our internal tests of unlocked iPhone 4S devices running over 4G (HSPA+) on our 1900 network recorded on average 70% faster download speeds than iPhone 4S devices on AT&’s network,” Ray added, in an emphatic effort to draw in more iPhone owners.

T-Mobile customers can now experience these improvements in:

  • Washington D.C.: Alexandria, VA; Arlington, VA; Chevy Chase, MD; Falls Church, VA; Laurel, MD; McLean, VA; and Silver Spring, MD.
  • Baltimore: Glen Burnie and Towson, MD
  • Houston: Cypress, Jersey Village, Humble, Kingwood, and The Woodlands.

Despite the fact that Apple isn’t formally partnered with T-Mobile, the carrier’s $4 billion plan to transform its network to help boost unlocked iPhone coverage clearly suggests that the iPhone still matters a great deal to T-Mobile.