T-Mobile Launches 42Mbps network, expands 21Mbps to 9 Additional Markets

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Today, T-Mobile officially announced that they will be kicking off their high-speed, 42Mbps network in a total of 11 markets, and expanding their 21Mbps coverage in nine others.

Areas that will be the first to enjoy the HSPA+ 42 launch are: Bend, Medford and Corvallis, Oregon; Benton Harbor, Michigan; Bloomington, Champaign–Urbana and Springfield, Illinois; Columbus, Georgia; Hagerstown, Maryland; Montgomery, Alaska; and Yuba City, California.

Those who will be included in the HSPA+ 21 expansion will be: Corvallis, Oregon; Decatur and Peoria, Illinois; Evansville, Indiana; Holland and Kalamazoo, Michigan; Santa Barbara, Yuba City, California and State College, Pennsylvania.

If you are a T-Mobile customer and live in any of these areas, congrats! And don’t forget that you need an appropriate smartphone, such as the Samsung Galaxy S II or the HTC Amaze 4G, in order to take full advantage of the Now Network’s new speeds. You can check out the full press release right after the jump.

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TELUS Samsung Galaxy S II X (Hercules) available October 19th?

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Telus has put the official “coming soon” label on the Galaxy S II X, aka Hercules. The tentative date is going to be October 19th. No word on price yet, but that’s not very long to wait. As a reminder GSII X has a 4.5-inch (800 x 480) screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 1850mAh battery, Android 2.3.5, and could possibly reach peak download speeds of up to 42Mbps. We posted a hands-on with the device back in September. be sure to check it out here.

[via mobilesyrup]

T-Mobile grows 21Mbps HSPA+ by 3 markets

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T-Mobile announced, via Twitter, that Fort Myers, Florida; Pueblo, Colorado; and Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Pennsylvania have been added to the list of markets that have 21Mbps HSPA+. This adds about 210,000 subscribers that now have access to their 4G network.

T-Mobile plans on doubling the bandwidth for their HSPA+ to 42Mbps later this year. They are the fourth-largest mobile operator and plan on delivering 25 4G-capable devices this year.

[via intomobile]