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T-Mobile brings supercharged network to Chicago

T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) has brought Extended Range LTE for the Chicago metropolitan area, providing supercharged LTE coverage that carries signals twice as far from cell sites and is four times better in buildings than before, the company said.

To go with this expanded network coverage, the Un-carrier also announced plans to open more than 40 new T-Mobile and MetroPCS stores in the city and suburbs, expanding T-Mobile´s retail footprint in the area by nearly 20%. T-Mobile´s retail and network expansion is expected to generate more than 350 new Chicago-area jobs just this year in retail and network engineering alone.

T-Mobile´s Extended Range LTE signal now blankets Chicago´s downtown, suburban and outlying areas with enhanced LTE coverage and capacity. For Un-carrier customers, that means even better service in areas as far north as Janesville, Wisconsin, and extending west and south past Rockford, DeKalb, Joliet and Kankakee.

In addition, Chicago-area T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers are among the very first to experience T-Mobile´s new small cell network technologies, expanding capacity while delivering the Un-carrier´s super-fast data speeds.

The 43 planned Chicagoland retail stores are expected to fill more than 50,000 square feet of retail space in Cook, DuPage and the collar counties. The stores serve individuals, families and small businesses.

As America´s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through product and service innovation. The Company´s advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 71.5 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS.