T-Mobile 3G launches in Sacramento; Memphis, Tampa, and Washington D.C. next

T-Mobile expands its 3G network to Sacramento and plans to roll out it out to Memphis, Tampa, and Washington, D.C., in the weeks to come.

Ramping up for the T-Mobile G1 launch, this week T-Mobile rolled out its 3G network to Sacramento, Calif., and plans to bring it to Memphis, Tenn., and Tampa, Fla., next week. The carrier also said that the areas in and around Washington, D.C., should expect to see its UMTS/HSDPA data network in late November.

Currently, this brings T-Mobile's 3G coverage to a total of 21 markets (92 cities in all), including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Fla., Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. To further help customers, T-Mobile will now list significant cities in/around major market areas (e.g., Los Angeles, New York) that also have 3G availability. The carrier hopes to expand to 28 markets (more than 120 cities) by the end of the year. To view a complete list of major cities covered by T-Mobile's 3G network, check out www.t-mobile.com/coverage.

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