The country’s third largest mobile carrier today announced that it has officially fired up its Extended Range LTE network in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 700 MHz low band spectrum powered LTE network carries signals farther and deeper indoors than ever before, meaning that users in the Bay Area will now enjoy better indoor LTE coverage.
T-Mobile has been quickly rolling out new spectrum that throws the LTE signal twice as far from towers than any other kind of spectrum. This enables coverage expansion on a big scale and T-Mobile claims that the experience in buildings is four times better than before.
The carrier has previously deployed the Extended Range LTE network in cities like Seattle, Los Angeles, and Denver, enabling users with compatible phones to get great 700 MHz coverage. Those who don’t have a device that supports 700 MHz spectrum won’t be able to take advantage of this network. You can check if your device is compatible by going to this tool on T-Mobile’s website.
The full list of locations where the Extended Range LTE network is now live has been posted on the carrier’s website. The network extends to the greater Bay Area. The carrier will continue to fire up this network in additional locations in the coming weeks and months.