Coverage Maps Being Updated

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Starting March 14th, T-Mobile will be making some changes to its coverage map.  While there won’t be any massive, earth-shaking changes going on here (yeah, I’m looking at you, Chile earthquake, that is robbing us of 1.26 microseconds daily), the map will be updated to more accurately reflect voice and data coverage.  First, when you zoom out, you will see the overall coverage.  As you can see, there is a lot of green where people actually live (I’m sorry, rural country people).  When you zoom in, though, you will get some shading to show you the level of outdoor coverage.   A new color will be added to the data coverage map to show off the new super fast data speeds.  Feel free to peruse the images past the break and leave your thoughts in the comments!


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  • sorandkairi

    At least its an improvement

    • God

      Yep – thank god.

      Their current map is pretty horrible.

  • kershon

    A lot more green there than there used to be. And if the maps are kept up to date, we will be able to see just where the super high speed data is.

  • J-Hop2o6

    they need to use Google Maps or Bing Maps (silverlight version).. or atleast let use use the scroll on the mouse.. but the small revamp is welcomed nevertheless.

    • J-Hop2o6

      oh yea, and they need to implement a “grab map & move” (aka Google Maps / Bing Maps)

  • Mojo

    Too early for Chile jokes.

    • Ted

      ..what about Haiti jokes?

  • umaluver

    This doesnt have anything to do with improved coverage right? They’re just making the map look a bit more productive? right?

  • ahh

    How come the central zone gets more green than the Pacific zone that’s wack

    • J-Hop2o6

      I know.. but remember, this is the side with the Rocky Mountain Range.. most of the population is on the Coast line (and Las Vegas, and a few other cities)

    • Davidohio

      That map is t-mobile’s true network and none of the roaming coverage. At&t has the same kind of map too. If you look at t-mobile’s map now online it shows a lot more green in the western usa because of the included roaming coverage from other gsm carriers. I hope that answers your question. Plus a lot of those areas are not heavily populated.

      • God

        The national map certainly isn’t going to help TMO win over customers. If they’re going to be excluding roaming coverage, they put themselves at an INSTANT disadvantage since ATT includes roaming in their national maps.

      • chh

        I don’t think that map is all native TMO. I drive across Kansas to Colorado quite a bit and I can tell you that I am most certainly roaming a majority of that. That’s not the only place I see that I’ve driven in the west that I know is roaming either.

      • jaymax

        That map includes roaming partners. TMO doesn’t have native service in Montana, they roam through Chinook Wireless. Unless of course, TMO just bought them, which I doubt.

  • http://www.worldintouch.com Ben

    I want to know why there’s green all over Mexico. Does that mean no roaming charges? 3G? Or just areas where you get service through local carriers?

  • J

    It definitely is showing roaming. I know for a fact some of thsoe areas in green are not T-Mobile markets.

  • mikeeeee

    please put a green microdot in big sandy tn, where i live.

    any t-mo customer can park in my driveway and use my t-mo hotspot and if they ring the doorbell, i might even give them a beer.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Oh come on Tmonews, you don’t possibly think that that earthquake has really shifted the Earth’s axis now do you? We’ve had way worse Earthquakes than that.

    Anywho, That coverage map is looking very very nice, if I do say so myself. Keep up the good work Maggy!!!

    • Lee

      Actually it was the rotation speed, not the Axis, and yes, scientists are saying the material moved in the earthquake may ahve affected it. Of course, you need to be able to measure something like micromilleseconds to notice.

    • pfmiller

      The same thing happened with other earthquakes. I remember the same story about the earthquake the caused the big south Asia tsunami. Any earthquake with major vertical motion along the fault will cause a minor change in the planets rotation speed.

  • Kendrix_myrealname

    Whatever the case, I hope when 4G rolls out with LTE, that they can roam off of Verizon being that they will have the same technology.

  • Bob

    The 3g coverage map shows my neighborhood has 3g when in fact it is still EDGE. I would assume it shows anticipated coverage as well.

  • abe

    hey what about signal area….does tmobile even care about signal area!

  • Chris

    There are lies, damn lies and tmo coverage maps.

  • GA

    damn id be paranoid takin pictures of streamline like this…

  • Samsungiscrap

    The Maps Are Ups On The Website

  • http://deadcellzones.com DeadZones.com

    Speed is not the problem folks its dropped calls, dead zones and congestion on the network.

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    • Guest

      New map!

  • Jeff Hunter

    No idea how you guys get this stuff…

  • Jeff Hunter

    Those complaining about the maps…what would you like to see on the coverage map?