T-Mobile Amps Their "4G" Network To 42Mbps in 56 New Regions, Still Has No 42Mbps-Compatible Phones

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Oh man! I just realized: we’ve had this new layout for a whole day now, and we have yet to do one of our kind-of-but-not-really-trademark Good News, Bad News posts.

You know what that means? IT’S INAUGURAL GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS TIME.

The Good News: T-Mobile is doubling the speeds of their high-speed data network in 56 new regions, bumping things from a theoretical max of 21 Megabits per second to a theoretical max of 42 Megabits per second. You can find a full list of the new, super-speedy regions down below. All in all, this upgrade brings the number of regions running on T-Mobile’s HSPA+42 network up to 152.

The Bad News: They, uh, don’t actually have any phones compatible with this new, snappier network yet. While T-Mobile plans to launch a HSPA+42 compatible phone by the end of this year, all of the “4G” phones they’ve sold to date can only run on the 21 megabit pipe. They do have a 42Mbps-friendly USB laptop dongle called the Rocket, but hey — this isn’t TechCrunch.com/LaptopDongles.

The new 42 Mbps Regions:

  • Allentown, Pa.
  • 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, Pa.
  • Hartford, Conn.
  • Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Lafayette, Ind.
  • Lancaster, Pa.
  • 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, Pa.
  • Spartanburg, S.C.
  • State College, Pa.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Terre Haute, Ind.
  • Tucson, Ariz.
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Winchester, Va.
  • Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Worcester, Mass.
  • York, Pa.