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When will T-Mobile expand 3G or 4G past the city limits, to places like Leland and Carolina Beach?

John Peaspanen


Unfortunately, you will have to wait for the upgrade.

A T-Mobile spokesperson, who did not wish to be named, issued this statement: “T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G HSPA+ network covers 228 million people in 375 metro areas, including Wilmington, NC and a large portion of the surrounding area. Customers can check coverage at www.t-mobile.com/coverage.

“In addition, on July 10, T-Mobile announced the expansion of its 4G LTE network across the country, which it is deploying in addition to the 4G HSPA+ network,” the statement continued. “T-Mobile 4G LTE now reaches 157 million people in 116 metropolitan areas including Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh and Winston-Salem. The company plans to reach 200 million people nationwide with 4G LTE by the end of this year.”

We checked the map and found that Leland currently only has 2G coverage. Meanwhile, Carolina Beach [Map this] has 2G service with what the map refers to as “Satisfactory” 3G coverage along part of the shoreline.


T-Mobile’s interactive coverage map

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