T-Mobile Wins MSNBC Speed Contest With Samsung Galaxy S 4G

The lucky folks at MSNBC are among the first to get their hands on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S 4G and they did exactly what we would have hoped for, conducted speed tests. Pairing it up against the myTouch4G, Sprint’s Evo Shift 4G, AT&T’s Inspire 4G as well as the iPhone 4 even so that device runs solely on the AT&T 3G network.

All speed tests were performed using the Speedtest.net app available for both the Android and iOS platforms. Thankfully, MSNBC performed the test in multiple locations looking for optimal situations where all the phones performed at levels that would be consistent with the speeds that one can reasonably expect in the real world.

So the results? T-Mobile and the Samsung Galaxy S 4G won, and handily. Not only did the Galaxy S 4G outperform all other competitors, the second place phone was another T-Mobile device, the myTouch4G. The good news for Sprint customers is that the AT&T iPhone was beat out by the Sprint Evo Shift 4G. So you got that going for you.

All in all it’s an admittedly unscientific test but its indicative of real world results that one can expect when using the phone on a day to day basis.

Check out the full read on MSNBC.com

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  • Tmonext

    Wheres the thunderbolt?!?!

    • Sarge33

    • Shmog1

      The thunderbolt is a terrible representation of verizons 4g network because there are nearly no devices using the network which causes faster speeds

      • Uh Oh

        Not much people using T-Mobile’s network either. Zing!

      • Uh Oh

        Not much people using T-Mobile’s network either. Zing!

    • Shmog1

      The thunderbolt is a terrible representation of verizons 4g network because there are nearly no devices using the network which causes faster speeds

  • Kkim

    I think you got something wrong. The evo shift 4g shows a better score than the Apple Iphone 4. Unless of course, you are saying that the Iphone performed well and was competitive with Sprint’s 4G Network. But in all, thanks for the update, just another reason to prove to friends that T-Mobile does not suck. Will be upgrading hopefully to a new phone this summer. Hopefully either the Galaxy S2 or the rumored HTC Pyramid. Or should I wait longer, perhaps late 2012 for Quad core phones.

    • Anonymous

      You’ll never decide if you keep on waiting for the next best thing… trust me

    • Anonymous

      You’ll never decide if you keep on waiting for the next best thing… trust me

  • T-Mo iPhone

    Looking at that chart, I’d buy the iPhone.

    • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

      haha

    • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

      haha

    • jcj

      iphone is nice but is destroyed by android devices as shown here

      • iOS > Android

        Obviously, he’s saying download speeds aren’t the main feature of a smart phone and the iPhone beats all the others even though it can’t download as fast.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Wow, you missed the point of this article as it wasn’t OS specific. Merely hardware specific.

        • iDroid

          I doubt he missed the point. He’s implying that the iPhone is still better despite not being 4G capable. To some, having iOS beats out having super fast download speeds. Especially on a smart phone since those speeds won’t really make the device any more useful other than for tethering and downloading files that are against the TOS anyway.

  • phoneninja

    I wish they could’ve gotten their hands on the HTC Thunderbolt which would’ve represented Verizon LTE 4G service. I personally prefer the MyTouch in terms of HTC’s skin and the optical mouse. I’m keeping my MyTouch 4G, its super fast, a big upgrade from my previous Verizon 3g experience with the Droid.

  • Anonymous

    LOL MSNBC? seriously? yea, like that’s a bastion of quality journalism…

    • frigadroid

      MSNBC is liberal bias but at least they report the facts a lot better than the fox network. Anyone who is only interested in speed test should know by now its all subjective to when and where, and what works best for you in the 4g zone is irrelevant to the poor guy in the suburbs and at the parks and lakes on weekends.

    • GlockBuster

      What are you implying? Sure, T-Mobile throttles over 5GB, but on other carriers, you’ll pay over per MB… is that really a better solution?

      • Phil

        AT&T is the only carrier that charges you overages on your phone’s data.

      • Anonymous

        Well….
        Sprint has no overage charges or throttling(for smartphones)
        So, you get Full Speed Unlimited Bandwidth…
        Just sayin.. what good is having all that speed if you can’t use it all.

    • GoPackers

      Im pretty sure other carriers throttle as well, some at 2 GB

      • Anonymous

        Others may, but Sprint does not…
        Full Speed Unlimited bandwidth!(for smartphones)

  • Anonymous

    LOL MSNBC? seriously? yea, like that’s a bastion of quality journalism…

  • Anonymous

    Lets wait for the dual cores with 42mpbs inside and a 3D screen, and laptop capabilities. Speed may be fast. Though its not enough to make it worthwhile.

    T Mobile, beyond 10Mpbs, most users are throttled on the other end so the speed is no real advantage. You are better off offering a higher cap, this will attract users. Though you will have to have the infrastructure to handle it.

    Key points-
    - Fast phone with a fast UI, no sluggishness (Vibrant has a ton of sluggishness)
    - 10Mpbs connection speed is nice.. but 5Mpbs on the current Vibrant works wonders
    - Larger data cap — In fact if you offer unlimitted datacap at 3Mbps, many would drop clearwire
    - Better coverage on interstates is a must.

    Focus on those aspects and you will sell phones.

    The Vibrant 4G will be passed by many, its too late for it. Last year it would have been nice.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think they tested in multiple locations.

    FTA: “Though our video was shot in one location where all the phones consistently more than half of their bars, we continued to test the phones through the day, looking for a collection of peak speeds.”

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think they tested in multiple locations.

    FTA: “Though our video was shot in one location where all the phones consistently more than half of their bars, we continued to test the phones through the day, looking for a collection of peak speeds.”

  • Nardva

    I would take it with a grain of salt. I’m in Virginia Beach, VA. I’m in a 4g area and the My Touch 4g avgs about 1.3 download. Don’t see anything near the 4 to 6 msnbc got on the My Touch 4g. That goes to show you how the T Mobile 4g areas can vary from city to city.

    • RVA

      Live in Richmond, best speed test so far. Average 5mb+
      http://bit.ly/gPyqqa
      Date: Feb 3, 2011 8:48:34 am
      Connection Type: Cell
      Download: 7.07 Mbps
      Upload: 1.77 Mbps
      Ping: 92 ms

  • Anonymous

    Sprint’s 4G is garbage, no shocker there.

    I’m surprised by the modem performance of the Galaxy S 4G.. proves that there is a lot of overhead when it comes to HSPA+ modem capability.

  • Anonymous

    is anyone else disappointed that the mytouch cant crack 7mb regularly. It kinda makes the hspa+ chip pointless

    • It’s for Marketing

      It is pretty pointless. The required changes to get the HSPA+ 21 Mbps makes the signal more susceptible to interference. So in the real world, you would almost always get dropped down to lower speeds. More often, you get dropped down to speeds of non HSPA+ devices (ie. HDSPA 7.2 Mbps).

      • QAM

        Ya, the main thing to get HSPA+ 21 Mbps is to support 64QAM modulation and higher code rates. 64QAM needs very low interference to keep errors in transmission low. If errors are too high, it would drop down to 16QAM (this is what HSDPA uses). If too many errors still occur, the code rate will also get dropped to say 0.75. At this point, it’s HSDPA 7.2 Mbps. That’s why many HSPA+ 21 Mbps devices don’t perform much better than HSDPA devices.

        To get 42 Mbps either MIMO or dual-cell techniques are used too. If both are used, you’d get 82 Mbps. The good thing about these is that, in addition to higher throughput, they actually improve performance against interference.

        So keeping 16QAM but using MIMO, you’ll actually hit higher speeds more consistently than just using 64QAM.

        • Jason

          With the Galaxy S 4G, T-Mobile will finally actually have a real 4G (HSPA+) phone. The other “4G” phones T-Mobile has are HSDPA 14.4 (16QAM modulation and 0.97 code rate).

        • Metro PCS

          number of 4g phones on
          t-mobile: 0
          verizon: 0
          at&t: 0
          sprint: 1 but it’s slow

          haha

        • Antbankz23

          ummm do some research dummy

          sprint-evo 4g,evo shift 4g, and epic 4g
          at&t-inspire 4g
          verizon-coming out with a couple 4g phones in weeks
          and given that tmobile does not have true 4g it seems to be keeping up if not surpassing others 4g speeds

          And with the user name Metro PCS i dont even know why you bothered to write this in the first place. . . metro= no 4g,shitty 3g,crappier roaming coverage,and even crapppier phones,nuff said. . .

        • Trolled

          you fell for the troll. you got trolled. haha.

        • GlockBuster

          I think he’s trying to be coy, using the argument that T-Mobile “doesn’t really have 4G”

        • Tom

          None of those phones are actually out except for Sprint. Also, MetroPCS is coming out with an LTE Galaxy S phone this weekend.

        • Antbankz23

          that might be true but when you put that metro pcs galaxy phone against all others carriers android phones and other galaxy phones,its would be catergorized as a low end android device cuz of it smaller screen without the super amoled screen,3mp camera,and probly a few other things i cant think of at the moment. to be honest they shouldnt even call it a galaxy s phone cuz it doesnt stack up to the others. .

        • G2

          Having a 1 GHz Hummingbird CPU, LTE and Android 2.2 is pretty high end. How many phones out there have LTE and a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU? Screen size isn’t exactly a high end differentiator. I’d prefer a 3.5-3.7 inch screen than any brick phone with a 4.3 inch screen.

        • G2

          Having a 1 GHz Hummingbird CPU, LTE and Android 2.2 is pretty high end. How many phones out there have LTE and a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU? Screen size isn’t exactly a high end differentiator. I’d prefer a 3.5-3.7 inch screen than any brick phone with a 4.3 inch screen.

        • guest

          You’re not really trying to throw metro into this are you? That’s a joke. Let’s bring Cricket and Boost too! haha Don’t forget to bring high chairs if you’re trying to bring that group to the grown up’s table.

        • guest

          You’re not really trying to throw metro into this are you? That’s a joke. Let’s bring Cricket and Boost too! haha Don’t forget to bring high chairs if you’re trying to bring that group to the grown up’s table.

        • http://twitter.com/SaykredCow Suraj Ithikatt

          You seem like someone who would know how the Dell Streak 7 can determine a 4G signal from a 3G one when it’s all just HSPA at faster speeds?

          The G2 and myTouch 4G displayed an H indicator at the top and that always indicated either 3G or 4G.

          Any thoughts?

        • 4g

          That’s just software indicators. T-Mobile and HTC probably just did this:

          HSDPA 7.2 and lower -> show 3G icon
          Greater than HSDPA 7.2 (ie. 10.1, 14.4) -> show 4G (but really still 3G)

          It should have done this:
          HSDPA 14.4 and lower -> show 3G icon
          There should be no 4G icon since HSPA+ starts at 17.6 Mbps.

          The device can figure out what “level” of HSDPA it’s using based on what modulation is being used (QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM), code rate (0.75 – 0.97) and some other things.

          So ya, technically T-Mobile doesn’t currently have any 4G phones even with the ITU saying HSPA+ is now 4G because none of T-Mobile’s phones actually support HSPA+.

        • http://twitter.com/SaykredCow Suraj Ithikatt

          Well the G2 and myTouch 4G do NOT display a 3G icon at all like you’re saying. It’s either GPRS, EDGE, or HSPA indicated by an ‘H’ icon. I think this lead to a lot of confusion with the G2 and myTouch because people were thinking they were getting 4G when it indicated ‘H’ when they might not really have been because they didn’t realize the H could have indicated their same old 3G connection as well.

          The Dell Streak 7 is the first device to actually display ’4G’ and it even toggles to ’3G’. Since they G2 and myTouch couldn’t tell the difference between a 3G and 4G connection I thought this would be the precedent for all devices. I guess what you were saying about modulations answers the question though.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danny-Stone/100000426610498 Danny Stone

          Actually my g2 does display 3g when im in an area of 3g with no 4g. Instead of the H is says 3g

        • Antbankz23

          hell the hell is that? Lies i tell you!

        • Kumars

          Dude, My G2 says 3G too sometimes. It toggles between G, E, 3G and H. I constantly validate the speeds with an ‘NetsWidget’ App.

        • Kumars

          Dude, My G2 says 3G too sometimes. It toggles between G, E, 3G and H. I constantly validate the speeds with an ‘NetsWidget’ App.

        • Kumars

          Dude, My G2 says 3G too sometimes. It toggles between G, E, 3G and H. I constantly validate the speeds with an ‘NetsWidget’ App.

        • Tim S.

          It’s just a software thing. As for the G2 and MT4G, HTC did the right thing and only showed GPRS, EDGE and HSPA. They don’t show H+ or 4G (going by what you say, I have a Vibrant) for HSPA+ because I guess HTC actually wanted to stay with what the device is actually capable of, 3G max only. Fast 3G though.

          As for the Dell Streak 7, it actually is capable of HSPA+ (21 Mbps) so Dell added the 4G icon.

          The manufacturers can show whatever icon they want. It could say 5G if they wanted. I’m going to guess Dell will show 4G for connections higher than HSDPA 10.1 or 14.4 to make it look better.

        • http://twitter.com/SaykredCow Suraj Ithikatt

          Well the G2 and myTouch 4G do NOT display a 3G icon at all like you’re saying. It’s either GPRS, EDGE, or HSPA indicated by an ‘H’ icon. I think this lead to a lot of confusion with the G2 and myTouch because people were thinking they were getting 4G when it indicated ‘H’ when they might not really have been because they didn’t realize the H could have indicated their same old 3G connection as well.

          The Dell Streak 7 is the first device to actually display ’4G’ and it even toggles to ’3G’. Since they G2 and myTouch couldn’t tell the difference between a 3G and 4G connection I thought this would be the precedent for all devices. I guess what you were saying about modulations answers the question though.

        • 4g

          That’s just software indicators. T-Mobile and HTC probably just did this:

          HSDPA 7.2 and lower -> show 3G icon
          Greater than HSDPA 7.2 (ie. 10.1, 14.4) -> show 4G (but really still 3G)

          It should have done this:
          HSDPA 14.4 and lower -> show 3G icon
          There should be no 4G icon since HSPA+ starts at 17.6 Mbps.

          The device can figure out what “level” of HSDPA it’s using based on what modulation is being used (QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM), code rate (0.75 – 0.97) and some other things.

          So ya, technically T-Mobile doesn’t currently have any 4G phones even with the ITU saying HSPA+ is now 4G because none of T-Mobile’s phones actually support HSPA+.

        • Guest

          You can tell if you are on 3g or 4g on a G2 or MyTouch by checking menu – about phone – network. If you are on 4g it will say hsdpa, if you are on 3g it will say umts. There is also a widget called Signal Strength Widget in the Android Market that will show a U for 3g and H for 4g that you can put on your home screen.

        • Manusferrera

          ya what he said

        • Manusferrera

          ya what he said

    • It’s for Marketing

      It is pretty pointless. The required changes to get the HSPA+ 21 Mbps makes the signal more susceptible to interference. So in the real world, you would almost always get dropped down to lower speeds. More often, you get dropped down to speeds of non HSPA+ devices (ie. HDSPA 7.2 Mbps).

    • DavidOhio

      It depends on network congestion/traffic. If the tower you are hitting has a lot of traffic, people tethering to laptops, using youtube, etc… the sppeds will be slower.

  • Anonymous

    is anyone else disappointed that the mytouch cant crack 7mb regularly. It kinda makes the hspa+ chip pointless

  • Tee

    Tmobiles 4g is spotty and is different on each phone my mt4g blows past what I was getting on my g2, but like I said its spotty I can pull 6mpbs constantly at my friends house inside his basement, and 15min down the road at home outside I get 512k.

  • BRUNDROID

    OMG…what a bunch of whinny cry-babies!!!

  • ohyeah

    I average 3-3.5 mbps on my vibrant. Certain times of the day I can get around 5 mbps.

    • GlockBuster

      but yours isn’t a 4G Vibrant, like the one used in this test.

    • GlockBuster

      but yours isn’t a 4G Vibrant, like the one used in this test.

      • ohyeah

        I know. I was just saying I get pretty decent speeds even without a 4g phone.

    • Ghuayu

      Well I got the htc G2 with average speed between 3 – 6 sometime got over 10 mbps. Not bad at all and it is consistently.

  • Adf

    im not seeing where the iphone beat the evo…

    • clifford_harris

      look at the average column…

    • clifford_harris

      look at the average column…

    • Tor

      The iPhone’s max speed beat the Evo’s average speed. Not really a fair statement unless you want to down play Sprint’s 4G…

    • Fredrik Coulter

      Adf: you’re right. Sprint beats both of the AT&T offerings. The point the article made was that Sprint’s 4G phone BARELY beat AT&T’s 3G iPhone, and that Sprint should be embarrased by how small the difference was.

      It would be like if I played basketball one on one with Shaq. I know I’m going to lose. But if I only lose by 2 points, then Shaq should be embarrased, not me.

      It looks like the city where MSNBC was testing should be a hotbead of T-Mobile customers. Unfortunately, as number 3 it’s hard to get respect even when your better.

      • Joe

        That wasn’t the point of Dave’s statement. Otherwise, he would have worded it differently.

        • Fredrik Coulter

          I’m confused. How did you come up with my not being a T-mobile customer from my post. My post was agreeing that the original article did not support the statement that AT&T was faster than Sprint. The article itself pointed out how close they were. (I actually read the article, not just the graph.) Neither of these had anything to do with T-mobile.

          As for my T-mobile comment, it’s more a comment on the rationality of the market place. T-mobile tends to get the best customer service awards. T-mobile has really good speed; in the test market it has by far the best speed. T-mobile’s prices are generally better than the other big players. Yet in terms of customers, it’s still only number 3 (or 4?). This does not make sense to me. But I’m not a marketing guy.

          By the way, I’m a T-mobile customer. I have been for a long time. So is my family. I’m not sure how long, but it’s been in the neighborhood of eight to ten years. Had a Sidekick II eight years ago (I think). I’ve had other Sidekicks, but moved to Windows based phones so that I could connect to work email away from my office. I’m now happy with my Vibrant. My daughter got a myTouch 4G last week. Her last phone was a Memoir; she misses the camera but the phone was getting very flaky.

          So, I’m comfused about your comment.

      • DavidOhio

        Let me guess….you are NOT a T-mobile customer? You must just be visiting a T-mobile fan site.

  • Phil

    You can’t really take these speed test comparisons that seriously since they’re usually done at some place where you don’t live anyway. Take these phones and go to a different city. I bet you’ll get drastically different results and the winner will be different.

    Where did they do these tests. I couldn’t find it in the source link (admittedly I only skimmed it).

    • JDraper01

      It sounds like you can not accept that T-Mobile has the fastest network. I am sure if your phone won you wouldn’t have wanted a re-test.

    • JDraper01

      It sounds like you can not accept that T-Mobile has the fastest network. I am sure if your phone won you wouldn’t have wanted a re-test.

  • BigMixxx

    Damn!

  • BigMixxx

    Damn!

  • BigMixxx

    Damn!

  • Anonymous

    Can you explan the result of this test? Why does iphone 4 is so slow? Wether we choose iphone 4 or Samsung Galaxy S 4G?
    The main weak of android is app iPad users haven’t the embarrassment.
    Third-party company such as ifunia dedicates to MAC, what’s more this is their strategic choice which is hard to change.

    P.S.: Top 10 best free Mac apps for download
    http://www.ifunia.com/articles/top-10-best-free-mac-apps-download.html

  • Chill137ks

    As much as I hate to say this the iphone beat sprint is incorrect according to the numbers above, its the other way around. please check the numbers before posting a comment like that…

    • GoPackers

      Yeah I noticed that too! I was like.. um.. am I blind? The EVO shows here it got better results than the iphone

    • GoPackers

      Yeah I noticed that too! I was like.. um.. am I blind? The EVO shows here it got better results than the iphone

  • Amdestined

    For being the so called “editor” David. Your not not very good at your job. It shows where your prejudices are.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      How so? This isn’t a newspaper, this is a fan page therefore my opinions or so called prejudices are bound to come out. Nobody ever said this was a “fair and balanced” website especially given the fact that it’s gear toward one specific entity so one could reasonably expect that I would be biased toward all things T-Mobile. My device loyalties are irrelevant as long as I choose a device that works on my favorite carrier.

      • Amdestined

        Lets see here… it clearly states the iphone has an average rate of 1.78 mps and a peak 2.93 mps. While the evo has an average speed 2.71 mps and a peak of 3.27.

        You said “The sad news for Sprint customers is that the AT&T iPhone beat out the Sprint Evo Shift 4G and the iPhone runs on AT&T’s 3G network.”

        To me it looks like you didn’t edit your own article.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Wow heaven forbid I made a mistake, a mistake in an article. You are right, I’m terrible at my job, but I’ll do my best to redeem myself by fixing this right up for you.

        • Amdestined

          Hey man don’t take it too personal, I visit your site on a daily basis. You should be proud that people like me and many others hold your site up to high standards.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Not mad, I just took the first comment as a “why can’t I inject my opinion”
          into the blog. I would think thats what differentiates blogs from
          traditional style journalism. I love being called out on my mistakes, I make
          them and I’ll make them again. I love that you guys hold me to a higher
          standard, sometimes it’s just frustrating how the “criticism” for lack of a
          better word is delivered. If I misunderstood the approach, I apologize!

        • Amdestined

          I understand where your coming from, the prejudice part was meant to be taken as a joke. It looked like you were choosing apple over android. From what I know its the other way around.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Ha well I make no secret about having a love for my unlocked iPhone. I try
          to encourage readers and everyone I meet to make their own decisions about
          what works best for them. For me, I’d take webOS over anything else if I had
          the luxury but iOS works for me and my purposes. To each their own is my
          standard line.

        • Special K

          I tell you, webOS especially after those announcements would be FANTASTIC!

        • Special K

          I tell you, webOS especially after those announcements would be FANTASTIC!

        • U Mad?

          You’re obviously mad.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Brilliant deduction Watson!

        • DavidOhio

          Actually the article says “The good news for Sprint customers is that the AT&T iPhone was beat out by the Sprint Evo Shift 4G”. Just stating a fact.

  • Face5535

    The thing that sucks about this is that MSNBC is such a laughable network I wouldnt believe a thing that they say. Dont get me wrong I love TMO but, why would they choose them to give this handset to? MSNBC is a freakin mit joint full of left wing cooks that are running this country into the ground. Seeing that they support TMO and TMO gave them a phone makes me question TMO. I would expect that from Sprint or Cricket… not TMO, lol

    • FAUX NEWS

      Wow — another FAUX news lover – spreading hatred and hypocrisy one minute at a time.

    • Robosushi

      really? you are going to bring a political discussion here? Dude, MSNBC does lean to the left, but this is about phones… I wouldnt freak out if the review were by FOX, and they are bunch of tards like yourself

    • DavidOhio

      Just because MSNBC “GOT THEIR HANDS ON” a Galaxy S 4G does not mean T-mobile gave it to them. I doesn’t matter who had the phone, the speed tests were run and published. I don’t even understand how politics found it’s way into your post.

    • Tom A.

      Man, I wish I knew some left wing cooks. I bet they could make me a nice socialist souffle that will take over this country and kill your grandma.
      (IMHO, anybody of any political orientation who’s “news” source reaffirms their opinions is not very smart. You should be able to objectively look at things to form a well reasoned opinion)

    • Nis

      Dude regardless of whether MSNBC is a reputable news outlet or not, the facts are facts. My Vibrant smokes the EVO 4g. My father is on ATT, has a Captivate, and I CONSISTENTLY smoke that phone two.

      On the avg. in the Houston-Sugar Land, TX area, I avg 4-5 Mbps and have max’d out at 6.03 Mbps a handful of times. My father’s Captivate avg is 2Mbps. My tests with 3g phones line up well with MSNBC’s report.

  • Petey

    Probably the reason why T-Mobile won because is that their network isn’t congested as the other carriers. I wonder Why Verizon wasn’t part of this testing. Now, I want to see T-Mobile version of the iPhone (aws) to run on T-Mobile network and see how the speed is comparing to att and Verizon!

    • Rahulandhearts

      probably cuz verizon doesn’t have (many) 4g phones. the iphone was just used because it’s usually the industry’s standard when comparing smartphones, ha

      • Petey

        Oh, I totally forgot that this is a 4g testing… (cus I saw the iPhone on there) lol.

      • Petey

        Oh, I totally forgot that this is a 4g testing… (cus I saw the iPhone on there) lol.

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

      because Verizon 3g network is the 3rd slowest 3g network and they have no 4g phones i know at&t has no 4g phones but there network is still fast

  • Sal

    That’s pretty good for T-Mobile’s first real 4G phone.

  • Sal

    That’s pretty good for T-Mobile’s first real 4G phone.

  • TyRetr0

    I’m really not seeing anything close to those speeds I have a “4G” phone and im in a “4G” coverage area

  • Stfalcon

    That test is garbage. I have the EVO in NYC and consistently get 5-8mbps download.

  • tenn

    I have a mytouch 4g and have clocked it doing 9.62 at its peak speed in Grand Rapids Mi

  • tenn

    I have a mytouch 4g and have clocked it doing 9.62 at its peak speed in Grand Rapids Mi

  • tenn

    I have a mytouch 4g and have clocked it doing 9.62 at its peak speed in Grand Rapids Mi

  • Anonymous

    LOL those numbers are clearly in T-Mobile’s favor, and I’m not talking about the actual “results.”

    • Obermannrules

      to bad its coming from MSBS instead of FOX which is FAIR AND BALANCED

      • kuntri

        LOL@ FOX fair and balanced…

      • kuntri

        LOL@ FOX fair and balanced…

      • BenBenson

        FOX really lol. Worst news station, might as well get your news from Britney Spears.

      • BenBenson

        FOX really lol. Worst news station, might as well get your news from Britney Spears.

      • Anonymous

        Fox is definitely fair but I don’t think anyone is balanced. Do the research yourself and don’t follow any idiots!

    • Obermannrules

      to bad its coming from MSBS instead of FOX which is FAIR AND BALANCED

    • Obermannrules

      to bad its coming from MSBS instead of FOX which is FAIR AND BALANCED

    • Obermannrules

      to bad its coming from MSBS instead of FOX which is FAIR AND BALANCED

  • Unimpressed

    My Stupid Cliq XT gets around 4.6Mbps on 3G with less-than-full signal strength.

    THat’s not all that much better, especially than the Cliq XT!

  • Tmoisslow

    You all gave me a hard time when posted the Rocket 2.0 stats. Now the truth is revealed. Those are average peak speads. And NYC has fiber backhaul in some areas.

    So, the 3 avg 5 peak that I saw and am still seeing on my G2 is real. If you are holding out for a 2 Core for speed alone you are wasting your time unless you have the fiber.

    That is the joke of the demo at CES. Go back and read the reviews. Hand laid Fiber backhaul before the event.

    But again, to be fair, Magenta has them all beat. I have not tested Verizon LTE but will and will report back.

    But please Magenta, cut out the 14.4, 21 or 42 BS until it is real.

    • Derrickthomasonjr

      gotta have an LTE device to test out LTE

    • Derrickthomasonjr

      gotta have an LTE device to test out LTE

  • Tmoisslow

    You all gave me a hard time when posted the Rocket 2.0 stats. Now the truth is revealed. Those are average peak speads. And NYC has fiber backhaul in some areas.

    So, the 3 avg 5 peak that I saw and am still seeing on my G2 is real. If you are holding out for a 2 Core for speed alone you are wasting your time unless you have the fiber.

    That is the joke of the demo at CES. Go back and read the reviews. Hand laid Fiber backhaul before the event.

    But again, to be fair, Magenta has them all beat. I have not tested Verizon LTE but will and will report back.

    But please Magenta, cut out the 14.4, 21 or 42 BS until it is real.

  • Antbankz23

    does any body else notice that 3g networks are suppose to average out 2-5mbps and top out at 7.2mbps,and 4g supoose to average about5-9mbps and top out around 14mbps and these companies are not even doing half of the numbers. . .i say give me great 3g before giving us a shotty unstable 4g network. just my opinon ,you guys agree?

  • CRadleofChaos

    LoL @ all the haters..

  • CRadleofChaos

    LoL @ all the haters..

  • TMo 4G
  • Iph

    I’d rather get the iPhone still. Hey, even David uses the iPhone on T-Mobile and that gets only EDGE speeds. Download speed isn’t a major feature of smart phones.

  • Hirschy217

    Tmo mt touch lover
    7.9 I baltimore all the time

  • Anonymous

    Awesome!

  • Anonymous

    So not only does Tmobile have the biggest 4G network they now have the fastest one to nice! Hate it or love it the underdog is on top!

  • http://twitter.com/jimmiekain Jimmie

    I’m currently on sprint and am considering switching to TMO… anyone have a link to a 4G coverage map? I googled it and searched the tmo site and cant find one. Please let me know twitter.com/jimmiekain

  • Punisher2all

    (sign) ..Hopefully Tmo remains independent, or at least doesn’t get bought out by att.Keep up the good speeds Tmo!