T-Mobile has upgraded its wireless voice and data services in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud.
The wireless company said the network enhancement includes St. Cloud, Brooklyn Park, east Bloomington, the Mall of America, the Xcel Center, and the University of Minnesota. Subscribers should notice a number of improvements, said Jennifer Silveira, T-Mobile's central region engineering vice president, including better voice and data quality, increased signal strength and improved connections within buildings.
"You know those times when you're struggling a little to make that call inside your house. This effort should improve that experience in home and in office," Silveira said.
With the upgrade, T-Mobile said some consumers may be able to switch from AT&T and keep their existing smartphones. Further improvements in Minnesota are planned this year and next. T-Mobile's enhanced network is now in 18 major metro areas in the U.S. and is expected to cover 100 million people by the end of this year.