Finding T-Mo 2: Manhattan Data Transfers

T-Mobile USA appears to be tuning up its LTE network in Manhattan ahead of expected official 4G launch in New York City at the end of the month. Here are T-Mobile LTE signals I spotted on Friday evening in mid-town Manhattan using the RootMetrics and Open Signal test apps.
These two tests were done minutes apart but, as you can see, results varied widely. I did a few more tests that got zero upload speeds. This leads me to think that T-Mobile is still testing and tuning the new network in this part of Manhattan. T-Mobile's LTE network is already up and running in much of Brooklyn and Queens. The network has also been spotted in Philadelphia, Pa., San Antonio, Texas and Seattle, Wash. (See Finding T-Mo: More Magenta 4G Signals Appear and T-Mobile's 4G LTE Pops Up in NYC.) T-Mobile has officially said it will cover 100 million U.S. citizens by mid-year and 200 million by the end of 2013 with its LTE service. Staff at its New York stores have said the new network will arrive in the Big Apple this summer. — Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

DanJonesLRMobile 7/2/2013 | 1:17:49 AM
re: Finding T-Mo 2: Manhattan Data Transfers First thing to check is this:


I'll get some details on speeds in the East & West Villages later this week.
eastvillagelover 7/2/2013 | 1:06:17 AM
re: Finding T-Mo 2: Manhattan Data Transfers Hey @DanJonesLRM

I'm moving to the city from Canada. I am going between Verzion and T-Mobile - both have similar Canada plans from what I understand, so I'm looking for the best cell service (I'll be living and going to school in Greenwich/East Village).

Might you be able to assist?
DanJonesLRMobile 6/18/2013 | 8:03:27 PM
re: Finding T-Mo 2: Manhattan Data Transfers More sightings:

DanJonesLRMobile 6/18/2013 | 2:17:26 AM
re: Finding T-Mo 2: Manhattan Data Transfers Update: T-Mobile LTE is humming along in Chelsea, NYC. At the gym on 16th and 8th ave this evening I was getting 13-Mbit/s down and 8-Mbit/s up.
DanJonesLRMobile 6/17/2013 | 3:44:53 PM
re: Finding T-Mo 2: Manhattan Data Transfers Tests were done at the LR/UBM Tech offices on glamorous 35th street in Manhattan on Friday at 8pm. That's the first time I've seen 4G LTE signals there.
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