This summer T-Mobile teased Apple fans by activating its HSPA+ network in iPhone-friendly bands at a few cell sites around its Worldwide Developers Conference at San Francisco’s Moscone West. The result: In a few locations iPhone users with a T-Mobile SIM card suddenly saw their measly 2G data speeds boosted to near-4G levels.
On Tuesday, though, T-Mobile made that network upgrade official throughout the Bay Area as well as in parts of Arizona and Florida. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray wrote in a blog post that it has switched on HSPA+ networks over the 1900 MHz PCS band in San Francisco, Oakland, Modesto, Stockton and across Silicon Valley. It’s also completed the upgrade in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson, Ari.; as well as in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.