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T-Mobile announces the Galaxy S Blaze 4G and Bobsled message application

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 7:42PM EST

T-Mobile just announced the expansion of the company’s 4G network and unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. The device features a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor and will be the third smartphone to take advantage of the carrier’s 4G HSPA+ 42 network. The handset is expected to be available later this year, with additional details set to be revealed closer to its release. T-Mobile has doubled the speed of its 4G HSPA+ network in 12 additional markets, offering faster HSPA+ 42 to 184 million Americans in 175 total markets. Additionally, the company’s HSPA+ 21 network has been expanded to nine additional markets, now covering 217 markets across the country. Lastly, the carrier also announced the new IP-based Bobsled group messaging app, which allows users to communicate for free across various devices, countries, and mobile carriers. Read on for the list of new cities.

Expanded 4G HSPA+ 21 markets include:

  • Jackson, TN,
  • Longview, TX,
  • Lubbock, TX,
  • Michigan City, IN,
  • Midland, TX,
  • Modesto, CA,
  • Shreveport, LA,
  • Stockton, CA,
  • Tyler, TX

New 4G HSPA+ 42 Mbps markets include:

  • Beaumont, TX,
  • Longview, TX,
  • Michigan City, IN,
  • Midland, TX,
  • Modesto, CA
  • Mount Vernon, WA
  • Naples, FL
  • Punta Gorda, FL (including Port Charlotte)
  • Sandusky, OH
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Stockton, CA
  • Tyler, TX.