Map of T-Mobile's 700 MHz spectrum

The map below shows T-Mobile's current 700 MHz A, B and C block licenses and leases (pink) and licenses pending FCC approval or sale closing (orange shaded). Officially announced markets where 700 MHz band 12 network has been deployed have a circled 12 placed on them. T-Mobile markets band 12 network as Extended Range LTE. The red circles are TV channel 51 stations protected by the FCC rules. A-block spectrum cannot be used in the red circles until the stations relocate to some other channels. T-Mobile can make deals with the stations to obtain a permission to use A block (concurrent operations agreement). Several deals have been announced and approved by the FCC, see updates below. Stations that are on track to be relocated and stations that gave permission to use A block have a green service contour around them. Stations that applied to relocate have a yellow service contour.

Questions about the licenses, devices, TV stations, and the 600 MHz auction? Ask /r/tmobile community. The binocular and circled "12" markers on the map do not represent actual coverage.

2015 Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 events

2016 Q1Q2, and Q3 events

   December 2016
  • The FCC approved T-Mobile's request for extension of time to buildout three Montana licenses T-Mobile intents to buy from Charter Communications.
  • 700 MHz network now covers 250 million people.
February 2017
  • T-Mobile acquired three 700 MHz licenses covering Montana. All licenses that were up for sale in 2014-2016 have been acquired.
  • 700 MHz network now covers 252 million people.

After the 600 MHz auction all channel 51 stations will free up the spectrum within 39 months. During the auction that started on March 29, 2016 the stations will have three choices: exit the business, share a channel with some other station or relocate to some other free channel. In the first two cases the station must free channel 51 within 3 months after the end of the auction. In the third case (they choose relocation) the FCC will pick new channels for all stations and develop an individual relocation schedule for each station. The relocations will take 12-39 months. Read more about the 600 MHz auction and also see an FCC presentation to the broadcasters. RabbitEars published FAQ.

Note that the red service contours are not the exact boundaries of the exclusion zones. For details see this page

Do you want to know who are the license holders of other areas? Check out Spectrum Omega map (click on the first "700 MHz A block" line in the sidebar).

Besides the areas on the map above the majority of the A block spectrum is not available for sale. Spectrum Gateway estimates licenses covering 10 million more people could be sold to T-Mobile in 2017-2018.