T-Mobile/GoSmart Mobile 3G on iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S/5 Confirmed Areas

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Satnam1989, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Satnam1989, Apr 10, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2013

    macrumors 65816

    Nov 16, 2011
    Hello everyone, Im trying to determine which areas of the lower 48 states do customers using iPhone on T-Mobile are getting 3G Coverage.....I would appreciate it if you all can contribute confirmed States and Cities, I will add them to this post so others can refer to this thread in the near future if they plan to switch over.


    Also check out my other thread, May be helpful for those of you looking to get away from AT&T, Sprint, Verizon or even T-Mobile:) http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1356525

    Thanks to Mr Hill below we have a map and a website that shows the 1900MHz 3G Confirmed areas: http://www.airportal.de

    Update 1 Feb 13/2013: Guys I have added "GoSmart Mobile" to the title as it is a T-Mobile company, I would love to get updates on users running this SIM in their iPhones and getting 3G, Is it happening?

    1900MHz definitely lacks building penetration...thats always going to be the downside of it but If u have a good wifi at home and at work then one can definitely live with T-Mobile and its MVNO's (

    T-Mobile MVNO's Incl.
    - Simple Mobile (Best $50 deal with Unlimited 3G/4G deal which I'm sure is caped at some point and ill guess its ~ 5GB)
    - GoSmart Mobile (Best $45 deal with 5GB @ 3G/4G soft cap + 2G/EDGE Unlimited Data)
    - Ultra Mobile
    - Ptel Mobile
    - Spot Mobile (Best ~$40 or under Deal w/ 500MB @ 4G/3G soft cap + 2G/EDGE Unlimited Data who are on same account not that it makes any difference as compared to Walmart)
    - Walmart Family Mobile (Best $40 deal for a Individual users with 1GB @ 3G/4G soft cap + 2G/EDGE Unlimited Data)
    - Solavei

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  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    3G? I wish. When I used my iPhone 3G & i4 on T-mobile I always got EDGE.

    T-Mo 3G will never be on the iPhone because the iPhone doesn't support T-Mo's 3G radio
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2010
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 16, 2011
    Actually T-Mobile has Started To Roll out 1900MHz HSPA+ to add support for the iPhone in few markets in the west coast.....over the next year or so they will have coverage in more big markets.....should follow the news more often:)

    Some lucky users are already enjoying the 3G service on their T-Mobile'd iPhone's, I want to find out who and where:D
  5. macrumors 6502


    Dec 3, 2011
    Is San Diego on their list?
  6. macrumors G3


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
  7. macrumors regular

    May 26, 2008
    There should be more with the deal they cut the Clear's parent company.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2012
    San Franciscio
    T-Mobile Statement Highlights Network Refarming For iPhone Customers

    Source: http://www.tmonews.com/2012/04/t-mobile-statement-highlights-network-refarming-for-iphone-customers/


    In addition to last December's announcements, the recent announcement by AT&T to unlock iPhones for their customers has prompted T-Mobile to respond.

    Long story short, T-Mobile says, bring it on and save money! And that they are indeed switching their 1900mhz spectrum from 2g to 3g and 3.5g this year to make room for LTE in 2013. This will allow a ton of devices to finally work on T-Mobile's 3G and essentially align T-Mobile's network with the rest of the nation/world.

    So indeed we should be seeing iPhones with 3G and maybe even iPhone 4s with 4G signal indicators soon. I know my factory unlocked iPhone 4S gives me the option to turn on "4G" when I get no service (ironically it only shows turn on 3G when I do have T-Mobile service).

    Anyways thanks for starting this thread, I was hoping T-Mobile would put up some map or something to let customers know when towers have changed. That being said, my 4S turns 3G service back on each time I reboot it, so I guess I'll know when I see it. =)

  9. macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2011
    Grimsby, ON
    Anyone in NYC using T-Mobile? Do you still get EDGE speeds?
  10. macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    I too would be interested in building a map. I read somewhere that most of the 1900mhz spectrum rollout won't occur until 4th quarter this year, however can't find that article anywhere.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2011
    Kind of late to the thread, but whatever. Anyways, some people already have had T-Mobile 3G on their iPhone for several months now. According to one site, users in the Pacific Northwest, Nevada, Utah, and California should have 3G. Perhaps they could have been a bit more specific, but that is a good start.


    The B748 is king of the hill :)
  12. macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2012
    call Tmobile sales; they'll check the map

    I called Tmobile sales @ 1-877-353-3614 & had them run the zip code; sure enough I was in the 1900Mhz coverage as expected being near TMobile's USA HQ in Bellevue WA. They said it was one of the first areas to be re-farmed.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    I wonder when South Florida will get the T-Mobile 3G for iPhone's .
  14. macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2011
    I remember seeing a map with the Tmobile spectrums a while back over at Howard Forums.
  15. macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    You might have to come back and ask in a year's time, or at the earliest at the end of the year. I believe that's when T-Mobile is expected to fully acquire and use new spectrum from ATT.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2012
    San Franciscio
    I have been all over NorCal and SoCal this week and there's no 3G showing up on my iPhone 4S.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2010
    i've been waiting for somebody to make a list or map for a long time?

    can we really just call and ask if area is reframed? the people we talk to on the phone and even the stores never know anything...
  18. macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2012
    San Franciscio

    Key take-aways from today's PR:

    “We’re making great progress on our four billion dollar 4G network transformation,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA. “With these partners on board and the AT&T AWS spectrum secured, we’re on track to enhance our 4G experience this year and deliver nationwide LTE in 2013.”


    "As part of the company’s network modernization effort, T-Mobile also plans to launch 4G HSPA+ service in the 1900 MHz band in a large number of markets by the end of the year. Network modernization trials have shown up to a 33 percent increase in HSPA+ data speeds as well as improved in-building coverage. Rolling out 4G HSPA+ services in the 1900 MHz band will also provide customers with the ability to use a broader range of devices, including the iPhone, on T-Mobile’s 4G network."
  19. macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2012
    Just got 3G on my iPhone 4S just 5 minutes away from my house going to work this morning. Drove to the same route after 5pm on the way back and it's back to edge again :( I live in Federal Way, WA (south of Seattle). Got 1.54mbps download and 2.0mbps upload using the speedtest.net app
  20. macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2012
    i get tmobile 3G signal in a iphone 4s factory unlock

    I received t-mobile 3G signal in a iphone 4s factory unlock in paterson nj USA on was way to my house I made this video because I did not believe I opened the app internet speed test and was giving me 3.80.mbps then the signal was lost I will go through the same area to make a better video then see a sample video and had signal in parts of New Jersey but thatcomes and goes..:confused:

  21. macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2012
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2011
    Do you guys really save enough money to justify being on 2g most of the time? I would seriously jump off a bridge if I was relegated to edge speeds.
  23. macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2012
    San Franciscio
    If/when 2G is working at capacity, it's actually not terrible and the battery life is great. At least for me, I am in areas where I have access to wifi a lot so there's little need for me to use mobile data. Not saying that I wouldn't, perhaps, utilize the phone more if I had faster data. In some ways it's nice, because otherwise I'd be kind of glued to my phone like some people are, and that's really disrespectful in group settings..but that's a totally separate discussion topic.
  24. macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
    I'm posting this on 3G in Brooklyn. Also had 3G oddly enough on a remote beach in Queens a few hours ago. Lightening surely can't strike twice in places 20+ miles apart within hours. Any other NYC sightings?
  25. macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2012
    Charlotte, NC

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