T-Mobile Has Fastest Network Performance In Top 100 markets

Hot off the presses (or my inbox) is this report straight from T-Mobile stating that a new independent third party survey has accorded them “fastest network performance” in the top 100 markets.  Interestingly enough, the name of the independent third party survey is nowhere to be found but the press release follows below!

T-Mobile Offers Fastest Wireless Data Performance in Top 100 Markets

BELLEVUE, Wash. — December 20, 2010 — T-Mobile now delivers the fastest wireless data performance in the top 100 U.S. markets according to results of a new, independent third-party study.1 In the study, T-Mobile’s overall network outperformed all other nationwide networks tested.

“2010 was a banner year for T-Mobile’s network expansion,” said Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile USA. “We have deployed fiber backhaul to our cell sites to deliver an industry leading mobile data experience on the latest T-Mobile smartphones and broadband devices. Today, we are delivering the fastest data performance in the top 100 U.S. markets on average, and it’s only going to get faster as we upgrade our network to offer 42Mbps capability in 2011.”

The study results are based on national drive testing conducted between June 2010 and November 2010 by a leading third-party research firm, which downloaded and uploaded files to test data transfer speeds on laptop data sticks for each of the major carriers.

T-Mobile also offers a broad range of 4G products, including handsets, laptop sticks and a 4G-enabled netbook, which enables its customers to reap the benefits of the 4G network. T-Mobile will continue to be at the forefront of wireless innovation, delivering 4G products across a variety of categories in 2011.

4G network coverage is not yet available everywhere. For more information about T-Mobile’s 4G services, see http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage.

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  • Cccheel

    Anytime someone reports survey data yet fails to include anything about the survey or the methodology behind the survey, one should be skeptical.

    • Stay Scrappy

      They included the methodology behind the survey, you must have missed it, let me Quote it for you below.

      “The study results are based on national drive testing conducted between June 2010 and November 2010 by a leading third-party research firm, which downloaded and uploaded files to test data transfer speeds on laptop data sticks for each of the major carriers.”

      • pantlessepnguin

        That REALLY doesn’t say much, though. I think cccheel meant the ACTUAL survey data, & the name of the firm conducting the research.

      • pantlessepnguin

        That REALLY doesn’t say much, though. I think cccheel meant the ACTUAL survey data, & the name of the firm conducting the research.

      • TheDude

        The last time I heard “leading third-party research firm” was some crap marketing campaign from AT&T and someone actually found the company – they didn’t want to be found – and the results were intentionally created from some incredibly doctored test.

        The testing was real and gave real results but the way the test wasd done heavily favored AT&T

        I love T-Mobile, but I don’t trust the term “leading third-party research firm”

      • Cccheel

        No, I didn’t miss it, smart@$$. Methodology includes HOW the data was collected and from WHOM. What is “national drive testing?” Why June 2010 to November 2010? Where did they download and upload files? Were all of the files the same? At the same time of day?

        These are all questions that need to be answered. Otherwise, this has no weight whatsoever.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TMJPXWZ43W5BFC4MHGWBBFWUCQ Dan B

      At&t got how many new customers with their “least dropped calls tested by a third party” campaign? Worked for them. But, out of personal experience, i do think t-mobile until now was the fastest.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TMJPXWZ43W5BFC4MHGWBBFWUCQ Dan B

      At&t got how many new customers with their “least dropped calls tested by a third party” campaign? Worked for them. But, out of personal experience, i do think t-mobile until now was the fastest.

  • LightShedder

    It is counter productive to focus resources on increasing speed while decreasing the monthly data allowance. T-mobile cut everyone’s data allowance on their “Unlimited Data Plan” in half from 10GB to 5GB without notice. Faster smart phones require more data, not less. A few years from now we will look back and realize how ridiculously small 5GB really is when the companies are portraying their products as being multimedia devices.

    If the companies are going to use their multimedia capabilities and fast data speeds as selling points or competitive advantages over each other, they need to back it up with sufficient data capacities to use the devices as they are portrayed in advertisements. False advertising has run amuck with cell phone companies and the government has done little to deter it. “Unlimited Data Plans” are not unlimited and “4G” Networks are actually “evolved” 3G technology and don’t meet the 4G specifications.

    • Anonymous

      Increasing data speeds is the only way to alleviate the need for data caps. Data is throttled for heavy users because they slow down the network for everyone. If network throughput is increased, then there is less need of a soft cap.
      As far as false advertising goes, you have the promised unlimited data; no one promised unlimited data at full speed. Also, check your info about evolved 3G being considered 4G. That was just recently changed. And for the hat trick, i also disapprove of calling first thing for the government to do something about stuff. How about being responsible in your own business decisions?

      • LightShedder

        Jaylan,

        Defending the cell companies on this is makes me suspicious who you work for. No logical customer would support having their plan cut in half, without notice, and still pay the same price.
        You sound knowledgeable enough to know (as a T-Mobile employee should be) that the throttle-back speed that occurs at 5GB is useless for any type of data intensive applications shown in the 4G commercials. So the “Unlimited Data Plan” is “Limited” to basics such as text messaging once you hit 5GB. That is false advertising.

        I am very familiar with the ITU decision to begin recognizing HSPA+ (evolved 3G) as 4G exactly two weeks ago. Remind me again how many months T-Mobile has been calling their speed 4G? This too was false advertising.

        This past month I began using a music subscription service that allows me to store all the music I want on my phone for a monthly fee. This is a great application for a phone and it’s been awesome, but I quickly hit the 5GB data cap. The cellular providers are positioning themselves to provide wireless communications for all of our multimedia needs and data plans will be in Terabytes in near years. Your post defending 5GB data caps will look even more ridiculous than it does now.

        • Aroma

          You really don’t get it…. Don’t waste your time on this noob jaylan.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t worry, wasn’t gonna.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t worry, wasn’t gonna.

        • LightShedder

          You’re right Stink, I really don’t get it. I don’t get why I have to pay the exact same amount for 5GB of “unlimited data plan” as I did for the unlimited 10GB cap I had when I signed up. I’m paying over $100/month for one line with “Unlimited Data”. The minute my 2 year contract is up I will go back to Sprint unless things seriously improve with T-Mobile.

          T-Mobile has great products, great service, and great employees, I just don’t get why they continue to utilize deceptive practices. They are trying to convince the public that only a handful of “Data Hogs” are causing everyone else to have slower service. They T-wisted the facts by saying only 1% of their “customer base” would be affected by the decreased data allowance being placed on the unlimited data plans. That is 1% of ALL of their customers. So if only 5% of their total customers pay for unlimited data plans that would mean that 20% of those customers on the unlimited plans are being throttled back each month to inoperable speeds for any type of data intensive applications. The proportion will go up every day with all of the 4G phones being sold.

          I also don’t get why some people are sipping the corporate kool-aid and defending practices that are clearly misleading and deceptive. We should bring these issues to light as much as possible so that they can be fixed and customers are treated fairly by corporations that hide behind their small print.

          Note: I could not find any published numbers on the exact percentage of total T-Mobile customers with unlimited data plans (consider all of the different types of customers that make up their customer base). So the 5% is an approximation. I don’t want to be accused of T-wisting data as T-Mobile does. Regardless, the 1% they have stated is very deceptive once again.

        • LightShedder

          You’re right Stink, I really don’t get it. I don’t get why I have to pay the exact same amount for 5GB of “unlimited data plan” as I did for the unlimited 10GB cap I had when I signed up. I’m paying over $100/month for one line with “Unlimited Data”. The minute my 2 year contract is up I will go back to Sprint unless things seriously improve with T-Mobile.

          T-Mobile has great products, great service, and great employees, I just don’t get why they continue to utilize deceptive practices. They are trying to convince the public that only a handful of “Data Hogs” are causing everyone else to have slower service. They T-wisted the facts by saying only 1% of their “customer base” would be affected by the decreased data allowance being placed on the unlimited data plans. That is 1% of ALL of their customers. So if only 5% of their total customers pay for unlimited data plans that would mean that 20% of those customers on the unlimited plans are being throttled back each month to inoperable speeds for any type of data intensive applications. The proportion will go up every day with all of the 4G phones being sold.

          I also don’t get why some people are sipping the corporate kool-aid and defending practices that are clearly misleading and deceptive. We should bring these issues to light as much as possible so that they can be fixed and customers are treated fairly by corporations that hide behind their small print.

          Note: I could not find any published numbers on the exact percentage of total T-Mobile customers with unlimited data plans (consider all of the different types of customers that make up their customer base). So the 5% is an approximation. I don’t want to be accused of T-wisting data as T-Mobile does. Regardless, the 1% they have stated is very deceptive once again.

      • Shawn

        Yes, I do believe the heavy data users should be capped so they don’t “hog” the network. But they could do it differently, like adding the 5GB cap for a month after exceeding 10GB 2 months in row. And the second time you exceed 10GB 2 months in a row, you get the 5GB cap for 2 months, etc..

    • Markwill62

      Well Said!

    • Markwill62

      Well Said!

    • Black_mage04

      An unlimited data plan just means that you can use the internet as much as you want. No where does it say unlimited internet with certain speed. So next time your going to post something make sure you post the right info.

    • Black_mage04

      An unlimited data plan just means that you can use the internet as much as you want. No where does it say unlimited internet with certain speed. So next time your going to post something make sure you post the right info.

  • Anonymous

    4-5Mbps in my house FTW!

    • J-Hop2o6

      8mbps in my house!

      • Anonymous

        F!@# yo House! jk

  • GinaDee

    Except this study concluded in November….. Verizon’s LTE network launched in December…

    I hate Verizon but truth be told their newer network is faster than T-Mobile right now since they hardly have any customers using it.

    T-Moibile is clearly bending (manipulating) data in their favor. I hate when they do this since it reminds me of what ATT does all the time.

    • Kevin

      At least T-Mobile has devices which can actually use their network, unlike Verizon. So I feel that this is a pretty fair statement from T-Mobile.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah they have over 17 devices capable of super fast speeds

        T-mobile and truth FTW

    • Bratty

      A “third party study” is TMo bending data in their favor? I don’t know a single person using Verizon’s LTE network in Nov or Dec. Do you? Know why? Because they don’t have any LTE phones! How do you expect a third party study to test network speeds then?

      You can be skeptical and ask for more info but to accuse TMo of “bending data” is pretty irresponsible.

      • Markwill62

        Bratty, on one side I like your skepticism, I must say it is not T-Mobile’s fault, if Verizon, does not have any phones for their network and if that makes T-Mobile faster then Verizon, once again, that is not T-Mobile’s fault.

      • Markwill62

        Bratty, on one side I like your skepticism, I must say it is not T-Mobile’s fault, if Verizon, does not have any phones for their network and if that makes T-Mobile faster then Verizon, once again, that is not T-Mobile’s fault.

    • J-Hop2o6

      actually.. Verizon’s current LTE was on par with Tmo’s HSPA.. same DL and a bit slower ping.. but Verizon has higher UL since Tmo caps their UL.. Verizon still needs to optimize their LTE some more.. especially their ping since LTE is suppose to be well below 50ms.

      http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/01/verizon-lte-4g-preview-with-the-lg-vl600-modem/

      here’s my HSPA+ speed test in SW Seattle: http://bit.ly/gsdide .. my lowest ping is 50ms.

      • Jennavive

        Remember when Cingular was claiming that 3rd party tests concluded they have the fewest dropped calls? Then later on after scrutiny that same 3rd party company conceded that they did not come to those same conclusions as Cingular did.

        Point being: Carriers can pick and choose specific tests taken at specific times of the day that shows them in the best light. Not saying T-Mobile is lying but you should take these results with a grain of salt.

        T-Mobile still has a huge chunk of Southern California with no fiber ethernet so we’re still getting less than 500 Kbps download speeds even though we’re in a HSPA + area.

      • Jennavive

        Remember when Cingular was claiming that 3rd party tests concluded they have the fewest dropped calls? Then later on after scrutiny that same 3rd party company conceded that they did not come to those same conclusions as Cingular did.

        Point being: Carriers can pick and choose specific tests taken at specific times of the day that shows them in the best light. Not saying T-Mobile is lying but you should take these results with a grain of salt.

        T-Mobile still has a huge chunk of Southern California with no fiber ethernet so we’re still getting less than 500 Kbps download speeds even though we’re in a HSPA + area.

      • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

        my lowest ping was 38 on my MT4G

    • J-Hop2o6

      actually.. Verizon’s current LTE was on par with Tmo’s HSPA.. same DL and a bit slower ping.. but Verizon has higher UL since Tmo caps their UL.. Verizon still needs to optimize their LTE some more.. especially their ping since LTE is suppose to be well below 50ms.

      http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/01/verizon-lte-4g-preview-with-the-lg-vl600-modem/

      here’s my HSPA+ speed test in SW Seattle: http://bit.ly/gsdide .. my lowest ping is 50ms.

    • J-Hop2o6

      actually.. Verizon’s current LTE was on par with Tmo’s HSPA.. same DL and a bit slower ping.. but Verizon has higher UL since Tmo caps their UL.. Verizon still needs to optimize their LTE some more.. especially their ping since LTE is suppose to be well below 50ms.

      http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/01/verizon-lte-4g-preview-with-the-lg-vl600-modem/

      here’s my HSPA+ speed test in SW Seattle: http://bit.ly/gsdide .. my lowest ping is 50ms.

  • ADMJSON

    5.65Mbps Download – 0.61 upload on a 3G Vibrant not even a 3G phone THAT IS AWSOME AND VERIZON IS GOING TO CHARGE EXXXXTRRRAAA FOR 4G NEWTWORK South suburbs of Chicago

  • ADMJSON

    5.65Mbps Download – 0.61 upload on a 3G Vibrant not even a 3G phone THAT IS AWSOME AND VERIZON IS GOING TO CHARGE EXXXXTRRRAAA FOR 4G NEWTWORK South suburbs of Chicago

    • ADMJSON

      I MEANT 4G PHONE

      • J-Hop2o6

        there is an edit button on the right.

      • J-Hop2o6

        there is an edit button on the right.

      • J-Hop2o6

        there is an edit button on the right.

      • J-Hop2o6

        there is an edit button on the right.

    • ADMJSON

      I MEANT 4G PHONE

  • http://twitter.com/isaelbox isael santos

    Miami is not on of them :-(

  • http://twitter.com/isaelbox isael santos

    Miami is not on of them :-(

  • dnunez

    i just scored a free G2 also with free 2 day shipping but the idiot i was talking to said there was no $20 android internet package. He said it expired november 15 so it was either $15 for 200mb or $30 for unlimited. I got the $15 package. Now that i got the free phone im going to call back and tell them I want the $20 package, i am pretty sure someone who knows what they are doing will correct it for me.

    • Acacia Strain

      There is no such thing but good luck!

      • Black_mage04

        Yes there is. Go to a store or call and ask for the “Do more promo plan”

    • Marshall834

      On standard plans the only data plans available are $15 200MB plan and $30 Unlimited. However, there IS a $20 Unlimited plan but that is ONLY on the promotional “Do More” Plans. Unless you are on those Do More plans, you will no be eligible for the $20 web.

    • Josh

      You’ll have to switch to a promotional rate plan as Marshall said, then you can get it.

  • 16309A

    Yes, super fast! .09mbps down and .07 up at my house, woo hoo! In hindsite maybe I didn’t need to get the mytouch 4g…

    • Shawn

      Haha same here! I live in Minneapolis MN approximately 4 miles from the cell tower, and there IS supposedly 4G here. I get 1 Mbps download on my MyTouch 4G and my G2

      • Yip Todd

        I’m in DC, I get between .3 to 3 Mbps with the MT4G. May trial Sprint soon

    • Shawn

      Haha same here! I live in Minneapolis MN approximately 4 miles from the cell tower, and there IS supposedly 4G here. I get 1 Mbps download on my MyTouch 4G and my G2

  • Anonymous

    Sweet! I’ll be upgrading past my nexus s next December to a hepatitis+ phone. Or maybe halfway into next year. I love my nexus s but those higher speeds do tempt me.

  • Swapngreendotcom

    Tmobile now delivers the fastest wireless data performance in the top 100 U.S. markets according to results of a new, independent third-party study.1 In the study, T-Mobile’s overall network outperformed all other nationwide networks tested, well I thought they had that new hsps 4g right lol, well I just sold my phones to swapngreen.com and they bought all my T-Mobile phones

    • KGB-SPY

      Can we ban this spammer?

  • Mmartinez3723

    Tmobile Kicks Ass!

    • Ontopofthegame

      Tmobile sucks balls

  • thaghost

    umm…i knew this without conducting a scientific survey, lol

  • Nest11

    I get 17 to 24 mbps in my house with the nokia n900

    • Shawn

      Turn off WiFi and try again.

      • Anonymous

        3mbps

      • LMAO

        lmao

      • Alexd

        lolllllll

      • stabyou

        ur an actual douchebag. having said that, i just got 12mbps on my G2 in BeanTown

        • stabyou

          oh, and wifi is OFF for all the flamers like shawn out there

        • DatNizzle

          That’s because you have a 4g phone. I don’t think the n900 is one. Besides are you not flaming Shawn. Just saying.

        • Ontopofthegame

          He doesn’t have a 4g phone he has the g2

        • Ontopofthegame

          He doesn’t have a 4g phone he has the g2

        • DatNizzle

          That’s because you have a 4g phone. I don’t think the n900 is one. Besides are you not flaming Shawn. Just saying.

        • Duck Dodgers

          Yes, your phone is capable of running up to 14.4Mbps. The N900 is only a 10Mbps radio and is incapable over going over that. Your phone and the N900 will never reach the 17 to 24Mbps Nest11 is touting their phone will do. You better know what talking about before calling people out on things.

    • Shawn

      Turn off WiFi and try again.

    • Duck Dodgers

      Go look at the specs on your phone again. The N900 not capable of getting over 10Mbps.
      http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n900-2917.php
      You are either running through a server that runs the test on it and sends you the result or you are using a test that is not accurate.

    • Duck Dodgers

      Go look at the specs on your phone again. The N900 not capable of getting over 10Mbps.
      http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n900-2917.php
      You are either running through a server that runs the test on it and sends you the result or you are using a test that is not accurate.

  • Gooncityfl

    T-mobile makes me proud

  • Need

    I got to get a 3G phone. I’m still rocking the bb 8900! This is great news.

  • Need

    I got to get a 3G phone. I’m still rocking the bb 8900! This is great news.

  • Anonymous

    I hate everyone isn’t getting good network speeds (I get 4 to 5 mbps down). Before T-Mobile wants to upgrade to 42+ mbps they need consistency first. There are a few members on here that still have horrible 3g speeds and some still with Edge. Imho, Consistency > Speed

    • DatNizzle

      I could care less what speed you get in the hole-in-the-wall you live in.
      Imho,
      My speed>your speed.

      • Anonymous

        This is a screenshot of my HSPA+ downlink in my “hole-in-the-wall”. Where is yours? http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc516/Akulamenuri/CAP201010082220.jpg

        • DatNizzle

          My speeds are fine. I didn’t look at your screenshot because I could care less what speed you get. Besides if your speed is fine, stop bitching. But that’s just what you do, huh.

        • Anonymous

          So your whole “My speed > your speed” was just some bullshit you couldn’t back up. Lol, what a troll.

      • Brian

        I live in downtown Chicago. What hole-in-the-wall do you live in? We don’t even have decent 3G here.

    • DatNizzle

      I could care less what speed you get in the hole-in-the-wall you live in.
      Imho,
      My speed>your speed.

  • FrankBarrone

    would anyone else in here like to perform devious, degrading acts on the new T-mobile spokesgirl? shawn wants to marry the iphone4 guy, we already knew that. but the new tmobile spokesgirl causes most straight men to salivate. sooooo hot. want to touch the hiney…..

  • Brian

    Tmobile iPhone please. Att is too clogged. I only left tmobile due to their lack of the iPhone. I would go back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    I get up to 6Mbps and I get average 3-4Mbps on MT4 and NS, on phone alone or tethered.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

    im getting 7-10Mbps on my MT4G on long island its so fast

  • http://twitter.com/bryantjack bryantjack

    i just thought it was funny they would send it to me.. Free T-Mobile Msg: T-Mobile’s network is faster than AT&T, VZN and Sprint in your city based on third-party research of the tested nationwide networks.

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