(Updated With T-Mobile Statement) Verizon Posts 4G Speedtest Showdown, Guess Who Wins? It Begins With A “V.”

I just caught wind of Verizon’s “4G Throw Down” through a Fierce Wireless report and immediately thought “…who is Verizon kidding?” I mean come on, are we honestly expected to believe any other carrier stood a shot in a Verizon sponsored and operated test? This is a truly scientific experiment here Verizon, thank you so much for downloading the speedest.net app for the completely unsuspecting “non-actors” you stopped on the street. Sure, you have a bubbly girl directing the show but we’ve got Carly.

Verizon’s cross-country tour compares their LTE smartphones to those of other carriers using “next-generation networks.” As you would expect, the video shows Verizon devices consistently beating other carrier’s in speed tests as the customers discuss their want to immediately switch to Verizon’s network before the Mayan Calendar ends.

AT&T had this to say: “This is not exactly a rigorous speed test,” AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel told FierceWireless. “It is worth noting that when Verizon customers go outside an LTE coverage area, they fall back to 3G and experience a jarring drop in data speeds. With AT&T, when you leave a 4G LTE coverage area, you go onto 4G HSPA+. HSPA+ delivers speeds up to four times faster than 3G, which means our customers will have a much better experience on the nation’s largest 4G network.”

Sprint’s comment: “We look forward to seeing the next ad where the spokeswoman gets her bill with all the overage charges for downloading too much data during her ‘network tests,'” Sprint spokeswoman Kelly Schlageter told FierceWireless. “With Sprint’s unlimited data plans that wouldn’t be an issue.”

T-Mobile just dropped their own statement on the matter:

T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network delivers a competitive 4G experience vs. current LTE networks at a much more affordable price. They should have compared their 4G data bills!

In testing, our HSPA+ 42 smartphones, the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II, have shown average download speeds approaching 8 Mbps with peak speeds around 20 Mbps. T-Mobile has seen average download speeds approaching 10 Mbps with peak speeds of 27 Mbps on the T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 laptop stick- the company’s first HSPA+ 42 device.

Additionally, it’s worth noting that only 5% of Verizon’s customer base is on LTE.

I’ve pinged T-Mobile for their own response and hope to hear back soon. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy your comments as they hopefully pick apart Verizon’s attempt at patting themselves on the back in the face of a “realistic 4G speed throw down.”

Fierce Wireless via Verizon

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  • Manusferrera

    I like sprints response.

    • phawkes621

      I agree lol.

    • Liqwidzero

      Even though I still have my grandfathered data plan, I lol’d. Sprint’s always right on the mark and they’re doing it all right. I hope their LTE rollout turns out fantastic as well.

  • Gwapo

    VZW ripped us off for 2 years !!! We paid $81 a month for 700 mins family plan on 2 motorola worthless phones!!!!

    With Tmobile we are paying $65 1,000 mins and 200MB on my iPhone 4S and iPhone 3GS (jailbroken).

  • Liqwidzero

    I can say that I pick up 47 mbps at peak on my Rezound. So it’s not too far out of the question. I’m always at a consistent 20-40 with 10-18 mbps up. I even get fast consistent speeds from 6-20 down and 8-12 up in rural areas here in Northern Alabama. I never go far without having mostly an all 4G LTE connection.

    Sure, it drops to 3G if I go out of range, but never for long. 

    AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s HSPA+ speeds are all theoretical, not proven (at least with my experience of using their HSPA+ devices).

    T-Mobile just needs to expand their fauxG services. That’s what Verizon does, and they’ve been doing a consistently good job with it. Here in Northern Alabama, you can’t get a “4G” signal or 3G signal where I live. Every other carrier can.

    So this account isn’t very untrue to me. I respect T-Mobile, though. They just need to push and expand coverage.

    • I am very impressed with my friends HTC ReZound. I like my Amaze and Sensation, but I wish T-Mobile would have got the Rezound and its beautiful HD screen. The Amaze is wayy to bulky and I find myself using the Sensation much more unless I’m going somewhere like a concert or sight seeing and need the camera features of the Amaze. 

      I swear T-Mobile always gets the leftovers that the big 3 pass on. Smh…

      • nyuhsuk

        Yeah, I’ve been wondering this same thing since my buddy got the Rezound.  It’s essentially the same phone but why do we get stiffed with qHD?  I guess the bonus of dedicated camera/camcorder buttons makes it sort of okay~

        • Yep! Considering that I am into photography and have other dedicated cameras, I can careless about a dedicated camera/camcorder buttons on my Amaze. I’d rather the phone to be much more slimmer and have a HD 720p screen any day over silly camera keys. Still love HTC tho. Second to Apple IMO. But I am definitely jumping ship for the iPhone 5 in which I’m sure will have a bigger HD screen. Sick of T-Mobile always getting the last batch. If the new iPhone is compatible with T-Mobile high speed network then I will stay and buy it outright from Apple. Other than that…. helloooooo Verizon or AT&T =)

        • nyuhsuk

          I do feel your disdain.  I know a lot of people are wondering why both the Galaxy Note and the One X aren’t announced to come to T-Mobile either.

          The iPhone eh?  If only their OS was as nice as Android’s.

        • Y2c313

          The One X is coming to t-mobile, most likely in the summer. I believe they’re supposed to announce it at a big tech show in May. Im sorry I don’t have the name on me at this moment. But I do remember reading that Sprint and T-mobile were getting their own versions of the phone. The Sprint version is The new EVO LTE they just announced.

      • TMOTECH

        The amaze is bulky? It is obvious to me you have never used one.

        • The Amaze is bulky and heavy. Side by side next to a Sensation or my friends ReZound it is definitely bigger. And those phones are already a bit weightier, but tolerable. Why u mad?

        • TMOTECH

          I am not mad. I have both phones and although they have the same size screen the Amaze is actually a little bit smaller in size. You are right about the weight. It is heavier because it has a ceramic coated aluminum frame and thicker glass.  The sensation does not. Whereas the Resound is plastic so it is light but flimsy. But the Amaze is definitely not bulky. I guess it is just a choice of words. So fair enough. 

        • Fasho! Just next time man don’t come at someone like that just because they are not praising ur favorite phone and don’t share ur same opinon. I still think the Amaze is the best phone in T-Mobile’s current line up, hands down!

    • UglyPete

      put verizon lte in your “4g” and “faux g”  quotation marks because its not real 4g either. 

    • SimplyComplex

      Yeah out here in WV all we get is roaming… it sucks. We had to switch to AT&T which is just awful too but at least its 3g….

    • UlyssesGhost

       I get really good speed on t-mo here in Chicago.  I could consistently pull 5 to 7 Mbps down and 1.8 up on my Nexus One (which passed on to the great phone beyond last week; it was very traumatic).  I have hit over 11 mbps down and 3 up on my MT4G slide, and even on the Nokia Astound I can consistently hit about 5 to 7mbps down and 2 up.  

      I am truly impressed with the speed you get on the Rezound, but at this time, I cannot imagine needing this any faster than it is.  I suppose if I was sending large files it might matter more, but for what I am doing these are plenty fast.  I agree about expanding coverage.

  • I get between 11Mb to 18MB download speeds with TMobile in NYC, more than enough for me.
    I had two data phone on Verizon adn was paying over$160 and now i pay at TMobile $100 for both phone, so Verizon can kiss my A$$

  • I wonder how long they VZW had to check the markets they tested in to ensure their “win”

  • ChadBroChillz

    I heart sprint right now. That’s an epic response.

  • Of course the big red wins, Verizon is KING! Sprint & T-Mobile is nothing but VZW and AT&T step kids.

    • Justamazing87

      Atat speeds suck and Sprint is laughable

      • As far as “AT&T speeds suck”, speed tests are all relative to the area you in. Some networks out perform others in certain areas.  
        “Sprint is laughable” 

        I’m pretty sure everyone is laughing at T-Mobile right now, especially Alaskan Communications. My homegirl is a Sprint retail rep and she tells me all the time that most of her new customers are switch-overs from T-Mobile…. for the iPhone 4S. 

        Who’s laughing now?

  • Tmoguy

    Let’s face it…I work for T-mobile but I realize that 9 times out of 10 Verizon will be much faster. HSPA+ is too inconsistent.

    More expensive? You bet. But no lie in saying that they are the fastest.

    I believe Verizon has once again created a successful “real world” advertising campaign with this video.

    It’s the “can you hear me now” of 2012 with focus on what is really relevant in today’s mobile marketplace. Fast mobile Internet speeds.

    Really hope TMO can get its 84 LTE up quick!

    • Justamazing87

      Yeah Verizon is faster for sure. But hspa+ is not unreliable and currently its in more places than lte. Hspa+ isn’t as fast as lye but ill take more coverage hitting 18mbps … Over 30 and spotty coverage.. maybe u will get 30mbps sometimes 2mbps … Fck that

    • Guest

      And what are we stuck with? That stupid girl Carly with her lame dresses and her lame slouched shoulders and her lame voice with those lame commercials. Catherine Zeta Jones back in the day was awesome but Carly needs to go.

      • Littlesis1774

         T-mobile needs to let Carly go. Bring Catherine Zeta Jones or find other celebrity


      You are a sham of an employee. This is a gimmick. How many speed tests did they do against T-Mobile in a 42 market that they got stomped in and didn’t post. Just because they posted some tests that beat our phones and AT&T phones does not mean they are the King of speed. Is HSPA+ less efficient than LTE? Yes. but I saw speeds of 6 to 8 Mbps in that video and I regularly get speeds between 12 and 25 Mbps on my Amaze. As An employee I would suggest that if you cant lift up the company with your comments you should not post them at all. It is counterproductive at best. Get a grip dude.

      Oh and you are misinformed too. 84Mbps will be if we get MIMO going on the current HSPA+ 42 network. LTE release 10 will start at 72Mbps and when we go LTE-A it will be capable of 1Gbps. You should probably pay more attention to the slides in our monthly calls. 

      • tmotech

        I don’t know if you work as a field tech or what, but my word, I would LOVE to get monthly updates on what’s moving the company forward. If it wasn’t for my reading Tmonews and keeping up with this stuff, I’d have no idea about our LTE rollout or the refarming of the 1900 spectrum we own. You think us lowly frontline reps get real meetings where this stuff is discussed or get trained on how our network works? Hell, I sit next to someone that didn’t know what bands our HSPA/HSPA+ operates on.

        Anyway, I want to believe in T-Mobile, but they’re making it tough. So far, for all the “we lost our customer focus” talk we’ve heard, I’ve seen very few signs that leadership cares about anything except the bottom line right now. Just a lot of “IT’S NOT OUR POLICY CHANGES, IT’S OUR REPS FAULTS! HERE, HAVE SOME 30-MINUTE TRAININGS WHERE WE TELL YOU HOW TERRIBLE YOU’VE BEEN DOING!” Just more of the same policy changes that “only affect 1% of our customers.” You piss off 1% of your customers enough times, it adds up to a pretty large percent. I dread the coming domestic data roaming caps. More angry customers and more of us frontline reps taking the heat AND the blame. Oh, but you’re right, I shouldn’t talk about this stuff. Dissent is bad. T-Mobile is good. It’s the customers that are wrong.

        Man, I’m in a cynical mood today.

        • UglyPete

          wow really? just click on one voice every month and you can read this stuff too.

        • tmotech

          I didn’t say anything about OneVoice. I was specifically addressing TMOTECH’s statement that employees need to “pay more attention to the slides in our monthly calls.” What slides? What monthly call? That sounds to me like actual company time allotted to learning about this stuff. Do we get allotted time to read OneVoice?

        • UglyPete

          Yeah and they had a whole video on one voice about refarming spectrum. And a powerpoint slide was made available.
          Something must be wrong if you can’t take 5 minutes a month to check that stuff. If you don’t know where to find it, ask your leadership.

        • tmotech

          Thanks for ignoring my point. I know where to find OneVoice and check it daily, thank you.

        • TMOTECH

          I hear ya man. But i do know that the network will get better. Hang in there bud. 

        • tmotech

          Very good to hear, thank you :)

  • Foznano

    This is the worse speed test I would have checked lte vs lte

  • Rick

    I have VZW here in Hillsboro OR with a LTE phone, and I get 8 megs top.

  • Jarrod

    It would have been a more fair comparison it they would have gotten the fastest phones from T-Mobile & At&T. Using random low grade phones is obvious its not going to do as well as a top of the line galaxy nexus with full network support that doesn’t prove anything about the network.

  • xBlackwater

    she should had came to dallas and put it up againts the GSll…

  • TmoNews_Inuyasha

    Here are some of my speed tests done with my Amaze Here

    • UglyPete

      that’s all? i get that all day long with my hspa+21 galaxy nexus. you must not be in an hspa+42 city.

      • TmoNews_Inuyasha

        Actually, I am in one.  San Antonio has a lot of people, though, and that wasn’t even to the nearest server.  The San Antonio server wasn’t showing up on the list.  I was testing on a server that’s further away than even Austin is from me.

  • Cashman

    And the winner is……………..Sprint! Their comment was perfect and funny.

  • FreeFitCoach

    What are they using upload speeds??? Why not download??

  • Ma Rodriguez212

    Okay.. So, i have T-Mobile Htc Amaze and i get 15 Mbps. I’ve even gotten up to 20 compared to verizons….What 14.03??? Im not a math phenom, but it sounds like i won. So maybe when verizon decides to challenge phones that pose a threat, maybe ill be threatened..

  • I find it so amusing that every carrier fired back. Each with their own strengths. Great Marketing Divisions guys. 

  • Yeah, I love the Sprint response….  Makes you want to almost like them (I had a BAD sprint experience).  

    Its unfortunate that the masses will believe what they see on TV since most of it is not true in the strictest sense of the word.  the “Truth” in advertising is that if you can cause a condition to be valid at a given point then it is  always true (for that given point).  That’s why they have the essay’s at the bottom to explain conditions in print so small and so brief as to force consumers to have to pause the commercial and break out the magnifying glass in order to read it.

  • Gyudenfriend

    Why is the iPhone even mentioned on every damn topic? This is an android forum!

    • Because the iPhone is the most popular phone on the planet. And hasn’t this forum ran articles on iPhones before? And isn’t there wayyyy over 1 MILLION iPhone users on the T-Mobile network? Wait… don’t T-Mobile even offers support for the iPhone?

      • Magenta Man

        2+ Million my friend! ;)

    • Except this isn’t an Android forum, quite the contrary. This is a T-Mobile forum and we cover and discuss every handset T-Mobile carries and supports and that includes the iPhone.

      • how about finding some numbers on the lumia 710 I mean if iphone has 1 million unlocked phones on their network ,the lumia should at least have 5 times as much.

  • WhyBeTea

    A real test of 4G’s would be, get everyone’s top phones. Tmobile’s 42+ phones, ATT’s and Sprint’s LTE phones. And they have them all with full bars. Then start the testing! Now that would be a test I’d like to see the reports on.

  • Gyudenfriend

    I meant this is for tmo customers,who the heck cares about apple and their drones.

  • Gyudenfriend

    Why did big red fail to mention the several outages they had in the past few months.

  • Gyudenfriend

    Let the apple fan boys stay with their puny screen and overrated everything else.

  • Gyudenfriend

    David,support it or not,T-Mobile doesn’t sell it,end of story

    • TmoNews_Inuyasha

      So what if T-Mobile doesn’t sell it?  There are other phones that get
      talked about here that T-Mobile doesn’t sell either, but you don’t seem
      to be complaining about those. 

  • UMA_Fan

    The fault here lies in T-Mobile not stressing that HSPA+ 42 and 42 devices offer substantially different performance than HSPA+ 14 4G devices.

    • Wex

      Thats cuz everyone is using the term 4G and each carriers 4G means something else..>Theres no standards so the average customer has no idea what these terms mean

      • Hamefd

        so my friend has the exhibit2 on tmobile and only gets 3mbps – so they think thats what tmobile speeds are because tmobile calls everything 4g…

  • Lionangel1

    Man shes funny!!!!!

  • Adam Nelson

    that chick has nothing on the T-Mobile chick


    I’m with T-Mobile and I sell T-Mobile exclusively, but let’s be honest here ……Verizon’s 4G LTE is MUCH FASTER than us. My friend’s ipad 3 4g vz can hit 30 mbps down and 10 mbps up consistently all over the bay area, CA. It is one thing to love T-Mobile but we shouldn’t be naive and think T-Mobile is the best in every way…….cuz they’re not!

    • Legione13

      Well, that *is* true, although once I did a side-by-side test on a web page (one neither of us had visited) with my friend’s VzW Thunderbolt vs. my T-Mo G2. Both of us had a full 4G signal, and while there was a difference in page load speed, My G2 was two seconds behind the Thunderbolt, and that’s being nice to the Thunderbolt. (It was probably closer to 1.5 seconds.)

      So yeah, there IS a difference, but it’s not as huge as they’d have you believe… not in the real world, anyway. As for your friend’s iPad 3 speeds, that’s impressive, although who knows what an iPad 3 would clock on T-Mobile HSPA+.

  • LOL

    Seriously, I don’t need more than 3mps speed every day use on average and in most cases. So this is silly really… Or am I wrong. “Power users” will obviously disagree, but anything faster is just icing. I would rather pay as little as possible for good decent speed.

  • Wex

    Tmobile should take their statement one step forward and create a viral video where a Tmobile customer compares their data bill with their friends who have Verizon or ATT…and then compare with a Sprint customer who can’t even log on despite their unlimited data.  If a good marketing team does this in a very creative, humorous way – it could go viral and be a big hit and communicate Tmobile’s value message.  I think what Tmobile is trying to communicate is that they provide the best of both worlds (not in my case as I will be leaving soon due to their horrendous service) but this is what they should do…They are the value brand while not sacrificing data speeds…So they don’t necessarily want you to compare them with Metro PCS or Boost  but with Verizon and ATT…TMOBILE SHOULD BE SAYING WE PROVIDE RELIABLE COVERAGE, FAST DATA SPEEDS WITHOUT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT OVERAGES.  Differentiate yourself = We’re cheaper than ATT and Verizon on the whole &  we will not charge you any overages if you accidentally go over your plan…and compared to Sprint, our data network is much more reliable (free unlimited data won’t do you any good if you can’t connect)

    • Roswell_V

      Fast service, until you hit your cap with no way to make it faster until your billing cycle restarts. 

      Some people (vast majority if you look at subscriber count) would prefer to pay more for fast service all the time, not fast service until they feel you’re done and throttle you to dial-up speeds.

  • Udubb

    Sure it would be great if they tested Verizon against T-Mobiles top of the line HSPA+ phones in perfect coverage areas, but that’s not exactly a real world depiction. I have traveled the U.S with T-Mobile when I was stuck with them for my work phone and it was beyond frustrating to be in major metro areas and looking at the edge symbol on my phone and having to borrow Verizon and At&t phones to talk to my family. I have had Verizon since November and have done plenty of traveling and have never been without service. While this was not the most scientific demonstration, I would bet that in a random test of Tmobile vs Verizon speed test across the US, Verizon would be faster 9 times out of 10.

    • Legione13

      How long ago was that? I’ve been a T-Mobile customer for about four years, and in that time, they’ve significantly improved their 4G coverage area.  Now, I can honestly say that I’m rarely without 4G, although I do spend most of my time in or near major, Northeastern metro areas.

      • Roswell_V

        In my “4G” area my HSPA+ speeds are slower than EDGE speeds on T-Mobile; T-Mobile’s response? We know, and there are no planned network improvements for your area. 

    • Wait I was unaware, you need fast internet to TALK on the phone?

  • smoked by windows anyone I mean smoked by Verizon… and they called windows phone challenge one sided

  • mingkee

    There is no surprise Verizon is a winner as who conducted that?

  • Gouv

    HAHA i love how these types of challenges and showdowns get everyone riled up for nothing.. its great!!

  • What is this, Verizon LTE vs everyone else’s 3G?

    I got a good laugh out of Sprint’s response, haha. Right on.

    • Roswell_V

      T-Mobile did the same thing with their HSPA+ network vs 3G on Sprint/Verizon. It’s just how the game is played.

  • Loopylogic

    Lol, she is making a bfd about 8mbps? I am averaging 14 mbps here in the la area. 

  • People say VZW is so much more expensive, I call BS:
    VZW: 450 min, 10 GB data: $89.99, phone= $300; Avg: 30Mbps, Peak: 52Mbps
    T-Mo: 500 min, 10 GB data: $89.99, phone= $650; Avg: 10Mbps, Peak:  20Mbps
    (phones used were Galaxy SII and Galaxy Nexus, prices at retail store)

    • AndroidiMac


      I get UNLIMITED MINUTES, UNLIMITED texts, 5GB for $79.95  with wifi tethering included!!!

      • LOL

        He’s prob talking about a new individual plan on value plan. Using his own numbers (assuming they are accurate) I proved he’s still wrong (see above).He’s not talking about what you have but what a new customer would pay. The 50 additional minutes we get over Verizon should be valued.

        Tethering is another added bonus for us too. So good catch.  

        • The 50 minutes don’t matter to me, I was comparing my plan on each and I am not a talker. However we can switch it to unlimited:

          VZW: $120 x 24 + $300 = $3180
          T-Mo: $105 x 24 + $600 = $3120, savings: $60, or $2.50 per month
          I personally would not call $2.50 a month super expensive as everyone describes VZW, for me LTE and the coverage increase is worth it.
          Again, I was comparing my plans on each and both were current, not grandfathered.

          To be honest, I have since changed my plan, I now get 900 minutes, unlimited text, unlimited data, and free tethering with speeds between 30-50Mbps and have never dropped a call for $88 per month, T-Mobile can’t touch that.

          Also, if you are going to call me a muppet, you should see that I am the one posting under my real name. I also worked for t-mo and made training charts like this comparing plans, prices etc on a daily basis. There are certain combinations that T-Mo was cheaper, but it isn’t always the case.

      • TmoCSR

         the Galaxy S II is a $600 phone.  see pic for proof.


    • Magenta Man

      STOP SMOKING CRACK! DO YOU WORK FOR BIG RED OR SOMETHING! You must, because only they would lie to you like that LOL.

      • Actually I worked for T-Mobile until they demanded that I lie to customers. Good try though

    • LOL

      Do the math, you are off the bat saving more than $20 for exactly the same minutes. That’s 25% more. If more than 25% doesn’t mean “much more” then I don’t know what does… Flawed analysis if you take the full picture into consideration (as you did with speeds). That translates to $450 in 20 months and even more beyond that you muppet.

      • Where are you getting $20? Both plans are accurate. I left the T-Mo plan for the VZW plan

  • Tmobile cant say anything because half 2/3 of T-Mobiles customers are still stuck in GPRS/EDGE. You pick a carrier because it covers your area comepletely, not because its cheap…T-Mobile doesnt have that. 

    BTW i dont have Neither T-Mobile or Verizon anymore. I got AT&T. I average 7-9Mbits/sec in a country town in TX on AT&T. With T-Mobile, i didnt even have 3G at all. So far ive been more than pleased with my AT&T coverage and data speeds.

    • TOP_RSA

      So go bother AT&T! 

    • Gouv

      since when is half (1/2) numerically represented by “2/3” ???

  • Nicolas Howell1466

    Lmao Atandtshit really needs to relook at their coverage. I mean ive never had more trouble with a carrier. Verizon is hands down the best network. Science prooves that

    • Jarrod

      With the exception of the area I live in, almost every other carrier has better signal at my school and better 3G speeds and equivalent 4Gg speeds

  • Carloslacend

    I have a T-Mobile. And I live in PR. Whenever my phone runs 12mb download. Is great. Tmo is THE best here

  • guest

     Force T-Mobile to return tax subsidies to Kansas
    Read more here: http://joco913.com/news/force-t-mobile-to-return-tax-subsidies-to-kansas-group-says/#storylink=cpy

  • TechnoSage

    Sprint’s response is the best. Concise and to the point: Verizon will screw you for every last penny you have. These “tests” are jokes anyways. Every carrier has different results in different areas. To pick one based off this YT clip is insane.

  • VapidRapidRabbit

    Great choice of song, Cheers (Drink to That) by Rihanna (in the Denver showdown).  That Loud album is still banging.

  • VapidRapidRabbit

    Notice at the end of the video they ranked T-Mobile last when they are actually the second fastest on average after Verizon in most areas (especially where AT&T hasn’t launched LTE yet).

  • NoLongerPimpStrong

    That’s good information.  I’m sure Kansas will get their money back.

  • NoLongerPimpStrong

    I DL 7Mbps+ in the morning and 3-5 after work…

    I’m tired of my phone loading things slow when I have 2 or more bars of “4G”  Just sayin.

    • Realcool2000

      NoLongerPimpStrong?……..ok ……you know Im interested in the name change, P.S. why no longer?

      • NoLongerPimpStrong

        “PimpStrong” has had a good run but that name came a long time ago and I think its time for a new one.  I have nothing picked out yet though.

        • Realcool2000

          I see. Well, good luck picking a new one my brotha. Im sure it will be at least as interesting as the former ;).

  • carlyneeds2go

    im not a fan of carly. before the att sale i liked her but everytime i see her it reminds me of the bad days. . . . i dont know why. tmobile needs a new carly

    • Agree! The Carly thing just isn’t working. I love the 4G Wonderland commercial, I thought that was awesome for that time. But all those other silly ads with the Sidekick rapper and etc.. just makes T-Mobile look silly and non-serious. Virgin Mobile ads are better than T-Mobiles. 

      IMO, Verizon and Sprint has the best ads, especially Verizon. The Inception inspired HTC Rezound commercial, The whole DROID thing, can you hear me now, the 4G LTE Thunderbolt commercial was pretty epic, matter of fact all their LTE commercials are awesome. Even the HTC Rhyme ad was pretty sexy and cool. VZW just comes off like they this powerful colossal carrier that is simply the best… and they are. I don’t think a new Carly is the answer at all. They need to start making their ads more epic and theatrical even if its just for 30 seconds, and market the hell out of it. Never ever seen a exclusive HTC Amaze ad on television. T-Mobile being kicked to the curb by the NBA doesn’t help either lol. 

    • Littlesis1774

       T-mobile needs new everything. I don’t think the Carly thing is working at all because it was then T-mobile would have gain more then they have loss. T-mobile needs some new ads kinda like that “do you hear now” guy on Verizon. Carly is not cutting it. Better phones and iphone won’t kill them either

  • Loopylogic

    I just got 18.5 mbps download. I’d love to go head to head with that dumb beach using sgs2

    • Gouv

      HAHA its not like you are racing a car that you have control of…..  Some of you guys are really concerning me with this!!

      • Guest

        LOL! Really… hipster wanna be techie’s version of sports is benchmarking/bandwidth tests! And that’s coming from someone who has worked in the IT field for 10 years. Seriously, come on guys! Get a f*cking life! This twitter/facebook battle crap is the really douchey.

        • Loopylogic

          Lol, what were you for 10 years? A lil pc tech?

          Jk. I work in IT too as a BES admin, so please don’t make go around making ignorant statements/assumptions about people who you absolutely know nothing about. It doesn’t make you look good.

        • Guest

          Wow! That title means nothing… I clear over 100k per year not that it’s even relevant to this at all. No one was even addressing you so butt out. Besides, that’s all people do on the internet! They make assumptions and here say because what else can you do. Like they have some reputation to protect lol! Get real, kid… go brag about your useless title to someone who cares. Employers give dorks like you titles instead of raises because it’s cheaper and helps your fragile ego. I was head of an entire dept which meant nothing compared to my current position. Pay and job quality is what matters. And I’ll go around and make freakin assumptions if I want… that’s what everyone else does. I assume that you are a hipster douche and stuff iphones up your @ss for pleasure! lol Go continue your twitter war with some other hipster and butt out, please!

        • Gouv

          You remind me of… Me…. I like that!

        • Guest

          Yeah, there are a few of us with some common sense floating around lol! I’m afraid we’re a dying breed though :(

        • Loopylogic

          @Gouv I use to really respect you. But after today, my opinion of you is changing. 

        • Guest

          omfg! dude… we were teasing you because you seemed so serious about all this! Don’t take it to heart! It’s all in good fun… I’m sorry. I feel bad about it now.

        • Gouv

          Relax bud, it’s the Internet. It’s just fun and games at other peoples expense. If thats how u feel than It is what it is, nothing more nothing less mr logic. Im still the same antagonist here that I’ve always been. No worries!

        • Gouv

          btw i do feel bad if i hurt your internet feelings…  I’m kind of an ass in real life and on the internet, its just how I am… so if My egging on of guest upset you than i apologize my friend with such logic of the loopy kind…  

          You are probably an endless while loop

        • Loopylogic

          LOL!!! I cannot take you seriously. You know that those who go out there and brag and beat their chest about how much money they have usually do not make that much and are insecure about their pay check.

          And for the record, YOU are the one brandishing your 10 years of experience and bragging about your pay check. I only mentioned my title just so that you know that you are talking to someone who is your equal. By your attitude and actions, I can tell you are lying about how much you make. Either that or you are a complete d*uche. Actually, now that I think about, you are not my equal because I don’t go around with a nasty attitude attacking random people on the web and calling them a hipster (lol, I don’t think you know what a hipster is old man). Call me whatever you want, but everyone can see that you are a crazy troll.

          And just so that we are straight, I am positive I make more than you. I don’t have to brag about my wealth. But one thing I will say is that I have literally zero debt and outright own everything…cars, homes, watches, you name it. Can you say that about yourself? 

        • Guest

          The first thing you did was open with an insult and not try and establish yourself as a fellow equal. Don’t even try to lie about it. You claim it was a joke but it was just an insult because your argument was weak to begin with. Just for the record, I am not old. I just turned 30, received my MS from Georgia Tech, and do quite well. I do admire you for mentioning the lack of dept/frivolous spending. Alot of hipsters (and Americans in general) have that problem these days. We can go back and forth about who is better, more accomplished etc… but in the end it’s all crap. We can’t prove any of this. You could be a teenager or I could be working at McDonalds. It’s the internet and is full of lying, internet tough guys so this is all pointless. You seemed so serious about this virtual argument/competition so you kinda set youself up for this. My apologies.

        • Loopylogic

          Haha, I can see what I am saying slowly sinking in. Think about it…because that is priceless knowledge that others won’t tell you.

          And YOU are the one that insulted me by calling a hipster, a wannabe, and a loser who should get a life. Plus, you dropped the “f” word. You are the one who drew first blood. Just look at the time stamps. They don’t lie. You should not lie; it is all on this board for everyone to see. I am vindicated…you are not.
          I never tried to go back and forth with you about wealth. Point it out. You cannot. I was merely trying to point out that we are equals in that we work in the same field and thus are educated and equipped with some semblance of critical thinking skills (after all, in IT you have to problem solve, right?) I tried to engage with you in an intellectual debate. You obviously don’t want to do so.

          You lack so much class, it is obvious that you do not come from money and you have no money. People without money do so much to try to cover up that they are broke by brandishing what they deem to be expensive or a status symbol, whether that be a expensive phone or lying about their pay check. It may sound like a bs theory to you, but that is how people in my echelon can distinguish those who have money and class, and those who don’t. Trust me, it is a red flag. You are young (I’m also younger than you but apparently more wiser) and have not had the chance to be around those with real money. Maybe one day if you work hard, you will see. And even if you are rich like you claim (lol) you will realize that money cannot buy you a lot of things…like class, respect, and confidence. Oh, and btw, do you think a Micky-D employee can write coherent thoughts like this? I don’t think so. The more likely and obvious answer is that I am educated at the very least. Let me say something that might be along the lines of your level. Like what some people say: “Game recognize game” and right now you looking kind of unfamiliar.

        • Loopylogic

          Oh, and making assumptions about others just further illustrates your ignorance. It really does…

      • Loopylogic

        Lol, calm down. Don’t take it so seriously. 
        Geez…it’s not that big of a deal. What concerns me is that vzn marketing is going around spewing slighted/skewed/biased information. 

        • Guest

          And when is ANY marketing not completely skewed?! Get real…

        • Loopylogic

          Geez. What is wrong with you. Of course ads are skewed. But what verizon did was not very classy. They went around filming bs and engaged in mud slinging. They, along with Apple, lose points in my eyes because I don’t like how others engage in dirty tactics. I understand it is a part of the industry, but just because it happens does not justify it. 

  • Tradejak66

    *Girl walks up to me*
    “I’m here to challenge you to a verizon 4g lte speed test”
    *I look outside*
    *see’s verizon cell tower right next to building*

    The GS2 and Amaze get faster speeds than the ones Verizon was showing in the commercials..

  • Lani

    I live in Los Angeles and my 5bar 4G mobile data on Tmobile is not as fast as my friends Verizon 3G(max network capable) iPhone in terms of actual dl/ul speed.  Proof in the pudding.  We’re talking about speed here, nothing else.  Wish I could report differently… 

    • guest

       I find that hard to believe considering every time i go to LA, i average 10-15Mbps, EVDO caps out at 3.1Mbps and that’s if you’re the only one on that particular channel

  • Lol @ some of you T-Mobile fanboys getting butt-hurt over speed tests. 

    Did T-Mobile not market the GS4G, myTouch 4G and the G2X against a 3G AT&T iPhone 4 in their commercials? Talking about “3G buffering” and all of that? Amazing how it’s a problem now when Verizon does the same thing, but atleast they are comparing their 4G against competitor “4G” phones. 

    • Its not the same.. that wasn’t about 4G vs 4G in the iPhone 4 showdown.. it was purely speed tests, there was no set standard.

      In a 4G showdown both should be using comparable technology, this would be LTE versus HSPA+ 42; not like it matters.. LTE outages versus HSPA+ outages anyone?

      • Guest

        Dumb statement Simona.

    • James

      Speed tests are garbage. Do two speed tests in a row and you get different results. Move a block away and do them again, and you get different results again. You’d have to do several tests with several phones in several places to get a true idea of the network speed at any given time. I did a speed test on a galaxy s2 and got a download of over 10mbs, and then did it again, and hit just over 2mbs as I waited for a bus.

  • Compared my HTC Amaze to my friend’s Droid RAZR the other day. We both live in Pensacola, FL. He has Verizon 4G LTE, and I have T-Mobile HSPA+ 21mbps (still waiting for T-Mob to deploy the 42mbps down here). Guess who won? My Amaze clocked in with 17.9mbps, and his Droid RAZR got a whole 4.8mbps. Can you hear me now? Lulz

    • Titino Lattie

      Hey I aint suprised GO TMobiile lol

  • Tayshaun

    I don’t know what “3rd party tests” Verizon used to calculate the average speeds at the end of their ad, but T-Mobile has consistently ranked second only to Verizon in download speeds in nearly every market by Root Metrics since the HSPA 42 phones were used for testing. Not last as the commercial shows.

  • I guess they don’t remember how slow their 3G is?

    • Jarrod

      Its not really that slow, I was hitting 6mbps on my phone thats only capable of 14.4mbps during rush hour.

  • LOL, I love how true everyone of the carriers comments are TRUE.

  • Aaron

    T Mobile customers can’t afford Verizon service.

  • Aaron Phone Dog BiAtch

    I think a Monopoly of Cell Phone service would be great. Communism & Monopoly Cell Phone provider.
    Only one provider and we all have the same service.
    No more whining from Cell Phone companies, so tired of it.
    T Mobile just accept that Verizon is better than you.
    Lower Pricing doesn’t equal better. Poor people stand up for T Mobile, but they have no idea the difference Verizon is providing. Better Cell Tower deployment, better quality
    better better better
    T Mobile should get the fuck out of my country or shut up

  • The video is essentially an infomercial.  The spokeswoman is spunky and adorable, however.

  • guest

    ahaha those old people could give a shit about their “upload speed”

  • guest

    Ah yes the speed wars, because having 20+ mbps on your phone really matters at all

    • GinaDee

      Although carriers push “phones,” the wireless carriers are no longer cell phone shops.  They are wireless communication companies that span well beyond the common cell phone.  

      Faster, more secure and of course reliable wireless communication is key to a mostly wireless future on the horizon.  

      True there may be no practical need for 20 Mbps speeds on your cell phones, but why choose GPRS when there is a faster better alternative?

      • Zolor23

        Battery Life takes a huge hit when you have that kind of network.

      • Buddy

        Years ago, I remeber cell phones being failry all the same little candy bar or flip monochrome screen, minimal function items which lost service while driving around a bend or over a small hill Today, we as consumers have been programmed to expect complete coverage (unless we are miles away from any civilization). So in truth, all companies have to compete is phones, speed and reliability of netwrok, and finally price. T-mobile does a great job competeing for price, but many people will pay more for reliability. Others will pay for the hottest and latest thing even if they never use it.
        Personally I think carriers should make their data connections much more reliable before they start saying Mine is better than yours. As spotty as coverage is for data now, you could simply walk a couple blocks over and get different results, which make all of these claims somewhat unwaranted. Also, in my opinion, carriers should not charge for 4G data or require that we buy  data plans, when they can not garantee coverage anywhere. Yes we can get 4G signals on T-mobile, but I have never in either of my two apartments in Booklyn, gotten a 4G signal without having to find a sweet spot in the room. And as I travel, even in NYC, I see the signal drop in and out sometimes.

        • Buddy

          Just to explain, I do not mean that we should not be charged for data, just that we shouldn’t be charged more for 4G data if they can’t garantee the speed.

  • TyRetr0

    I had T-mobile and had a Radar 4G I swithced to VZW and got a DROID RAZR sure I pay $30 more with VZW but it actually is worth it!!

    • Auser72

      Could you going from a mid- tier phone to a high- end phone have anything to do with your overall experience?

      • Buddy

        Great Point. I had a Radar and a Galaxy S2, the radar was slower in terms of internet, yet I liked the flow and layout, But the S2 was faster and had a much better camera, not to mention the apps which make the S2 about twice the phone the Radar is. But Radar is a great phone all around for peopel who want a very capable phone. S2 is more than that, and I am sure that the Razr is as well.

  • stevejobbed

     You don’t, but often times areas that have a lack of data service also have spotty voice coverage as well.

  • Edgy_Timeless

    now lets compare which phones will die FASTER using any term of 4G. I say Verizon is first on that list.

  • Jk

    lmao sprint pied them

  • Robert Pierce

    How good is that Verizon speed when their LTE network is down every other day?

  • Taron19119

    david do u know if this is true that t-mobile has the one x on its web site http://easternmorningherald.com/t-mobile-announces-plans-to-release-htc-one-x/123511/

  • Verizon can shut it, no one will care about how fast the internet is if they can go over their data limit in just mere amount of hours. No one wants overage fees! And with Verizon being the most expensive carrier those overages WILL hurt your wallets BIG time!

    • Gouv

      Why do i have a feeling you have a t-mobile logo tattooed on you somewhere on your body???

    • Littlesis1774

       AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon all have the same price for overages. T-mobile does as well depending if you 200 mb plan

  • j5ive

    I live in the southern part of the country and i’ve compared my GS2 to a Verizon Galaxy Nexus LTE. We both ran the same speed test TWICE and i averaged about 17mbps where as the Verizon Galaxy Nexus on LTE averaged 8mbps…..maybe its the area. who know. Hell 5mbps is fine for me. I can stream netflix perfectly.

  • Andrew Brown

    Makes sense. Who needs to eat anyway, when we can have one great cellphone carrier with the best network and phones charging us $1000 a day to use their network. Do you have any idea how bad a monopoly is in a business world? It’s awful. They would control everything and they would tell us to just fucking deal. You sound like an ignorant redneck. There is a reason Communism failed

    • Gouv

      I doubt that would happen…. lets face it tmobile tried to kill itself and the fed wouldn’t let it lol because they wanted more competition.  I wouldn’t worry about monopolies, but i would worry about the big guys playing extremely dirty and hurting the little ones…  I say this because if I were them( bigger carriers) i’d do everything in my power to destroy the smaller competitors because i’m evil.

  • ChadBroChillz

    I am not impressed by their LTE speeds. I mean its LTE, the supposed future of phone technology and theirs avg 14 Mbps. 5% of verizon’s 100+million customrs have LTE devices. It only has 5 million subscribers spread over 200million POPS.  You mean to tell me an uncongested (almost empty the way i look at it) that is capable of theoretical 72Mbps can only get on average 14Mbps? 

    also nice to see they were comparing it to ATT’s HSPA+ network instead of their LTE network. Plus I did not notice any GS2, only a g2, which has a theoretical max of 14.4. And we know the GS2 and Amaze have up to 42Mbps. I have seen speed tests of both hitting above 14 consistently.

    But I loved the spokeswoman. 

  • Hey

    You sound like a dumbass

  • Brandon

    Been up and down the east coast since joining Tmobile 2 months ago and find my SGS2 spends most of it’s time in E. Sprint has much better data coverage.

    As one who is truly mobile (traveling inter-state frequently), I find Tmobile data coverage…dare I say…spotty. Voice is good, but data is inconsistent. It seems to go from E to 4g, then directly back. No 3g. It’s an all or none proposition. And when it goes to 4g, I notice a big signal strength drop, and then return when back on E.

    As I type this, I am in an area Tmobile’s coverage map says is “very good 4g”. This is defined as 4g in most homes. I get 4g if standing by a window facing east in my 3rd floor condo. Otherwise, i’m getting an extremely weak E. Data is Tmobile’s glaring weak link in an otherwise stellar offering. I’ll patiently wait for better data and ignore these meaningless boasts.

    • Brandon

      ^ Boasts from the carriers about data speeds.

    • Gouv

      My personal opinion from what I’ve read about the aws bands t-mobile is currenlty using (pre-farm) is that this is basically the downside to them… very very very poor in building penetration.  It’s usually why att and vzw can get better in building coverage, especially at&t on 850mhz.  

    • Me

      dude, they are putting data caps on you starting this week i think. u have VERY VERY LIMITED data access when you travel. Also it doesnot throttle it STOPS.

      good luck

    • Aaron

      I live in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. Same story here. 4g works than drops to Edge for several blocks. When 4g works, it works good. I think this is how T Mobile can sell their service for a lot less money. You get what you pay for.

    • I did some investigation about the 4G to E.  If you have a 4G phone on T-Mobile network when your on 3G your phone 4G icon wont say 3G.   Your phone will switch from 3G to 4G without notifying you.  So when your on E there’s no 3G in that area.

  • Juju

    T-Mobile lost how many thousand customers last year…..? Enough said! VZW wins again!

    • jadon

      Verizon has how many lte phones with crap battery life? T-Mobile wins

      • Gouv

        actually, verizon still wins in the battle of business because well they are making money and growing meanwhile poor tmo is losing customers and money and not growing…

        When you are on top and have momentum like they do it’s hard for the smaller guys to catch up and truly compete especially with how much they market and advertise.

        Edit: “they” meaning verizon.

        • pt

          Double check your math. Q4 quarterly earnings had big Red, big Blue, and little Yellow losing money while Mangenta was the only company of the four to post a profit….

        • Gouv

          No need to check math. Those were just quarterly figures. Look at the past 3 years and create a projection as to which carriers are likely to stay on top and keep making money, and have a ton of resources.

  • brad162

     considering i had Verizon and dumped them since i dropped calls on a daily basis, and not to mention that everyone on Verizon sounds either extra digitized or like they’re talking through their hand (extremely muffled).. I’ll stick to GSM thank you

  • Mektah

    I went to a Blazers game and my friend asked me to do a speed test in the arena sponsored by Verizon, he was like @ 54 Mbps and I couldn’t get a signal.  OUTSIDE we tried again and we were both around 10 Mbps which is about what I average in downtown Portland.  Most times though I get anywhere from 2-4 average.

  • No, the author of that is mistaken for the One S. I don’t know why they didn’t recognize that already.

  • Slotlover

    Regardless of the hype the new HTC One series gets so far, the two carriers to get the top of the line X model have castrated it! reduced the quad core cpu to TWO!
    The mobile rep I spoke with says that the carriers want to drop the real Quad core devices for Xmas!
    Just awesome! :/

    • ChadBroChillz

      Tegra 3 does not support LTE, plus dual core A15 processor murders a quad core A9.  The number of cores is not always important.  Go look up the benchmarks etc. 

    • Drakekt

      they are not going to because the Tegra 3 chip is not that good for smartphones because it overheats to much and it kills the phones battery life even faster. i have talked to people at HTC and they have said that if they were to put the tegra 3 chips in the US models LTE would not be present and the users would be tied to a wall. the Qualcom Snapdragon S4 processor runs double the speed of the quad core tegra 3 chip. it also just look at it here http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/processors/s4

  • Buddy

    Compelling argument if you live in a VZ LTE area and can afford to pay almost double t-mobile’s price- wich I’d say means they are marketting this to a minority of t-mobile customers.

  • Lani

    Check out the upcoming mobiles on Tmobile UK site.

  • sinuhe

    Funny b/c i average 15mbps @ home on my gs2 and about 12 mbps @ work…in a t-mo store…I can honestly say that even if i did have a vz device that provided me with faster web…i’d really have no use for it. Though i WOULD have a use for the extra cash i’d be paying per month. true story.

  • Shadybaby510

    Verizon is overpriced but, they are faster and have better service in buildings and places where At&t, Sprint and T-mobile wouldn’t. That’s in my area here in Massachusetts i don’t know about other places. By the way im not a Verizon customer i just give credit where its due. (Good service, BAD prices)

    • JBrowne1012

      If you aren’t a verizon customer then you are just spewing hearsay. I have always gotten better service than any other carrier hear in san antonio. I have gotten 4G signal in elevators that everyone elses phone went to no signal I have been in situations where im riding with everyone who has a different service and among competition i have won

  • antoine harrison

    T-mobile 4G speeds is really 3G and this video should remind us all that T-mobile needs to step there game up because they are way behind. 

    • JBrowne1012

      As well as verizons LTE is also 3G so your point is moot

  • Dav316

    Traveling to a few states over the last few months, a week in North Phila, a week in South Boston, and a week in San Francisco using a T-Mo hot spot I normally use in Houston and it works well here. Have to say the T-Mo travel experience was horrible, we are not talking Mbps speeds we are talking dial up speeds if that. In the area of the Moscone Center in San Francisco showing 4G but not able to load a web page on an IPad in under 30 seconds. When the contract ends I’ll be dropping T-MO data services, absolutely worthless!  

  • Blum0188

    This test is a joke. Maybe they should have tested these brand new Verizon phones against brand new T-Mobile phones and brand new AT&T phones on LTE. If they had tested the Amaze, or either of the Galaxy S 2’s they would have seen that Sprint is really the only 4G that is a joke.

  • This is misleading smh Thursday I got 7+ Mbps on Sidekick 4G in Cola,SC and T-Mobile has the largest 4G network over 200+ Markets

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Honestly I thought you were going to pull a prank on us by saying “V”oiceStream instead of Verizon Lol

  • I’m still confused why Verizon & AT&T customers are on a “Unofficial T-Mobile Blog”, that’s what really puzzles me.

    • Gouv

      That’s simply because it’s the internet and people like to be jerks… It really shouldn’t “puzzle” you all that much.

      • You were one of them, & it was a figure of speech. I see you like to troll the post.

        • Gouv

          Oh please, I post on here more than you do. So go be an A-typical artist and go try to impress someone else with your bold claims. What a fool!

        • Irritated

          You are a piece of work, wasting your time and energy defending Verizon wireless. Why don’t you go to http://www.vzbuzz.com and post on their blog because none of us care what you have to say. You’re such a big boy making fun of people on a blog. Why don’t you go kick your dog, or even better, go beat up a little kid to go make yourself feel better. Because we all know you can’t harm someone your own size, except on a blog.

          T-Mobile is a value carrier. Verizon is not. If you want exceptional coverage most everywhere, go with Verizon. If you want great coverage in major markets and along highways, go with T-Mobile. Me, I don’t care if I have super fast speed everywhere. I get good service most of the time and that is all I could ask for in my wireless carrier. I also like saving money.

          All of this name calling just needs to end. It contributes nothing to the blog.

        • Jillianacorn

          Funny, I have seen @DtheArtist:disqus  on here way more than I have seen you.

        • Gouv

          yeah it’s so hysterical!!!

  • ValuePlanFan

    Wow!  Verizon’s LTE network was up long enough to allow them the opportunity to film this.  Amazing!

  • out of all this wasted money on this commercial, Verizon could of  spent this money maintaining there 4G LTE how many time there network done been out? T-Mobile 4G HSDPA has almost never been down. 

    • Gouv

      Verizon has a lot of disposable income, this is pocket change to them. They can splurge in areas other carriers probably can’t and the same goes for AT&T.  Industry giants blow money like this because they want to flex their advertising muscle.

    • Jodog500

      True bs. My wife has tmobile and their network also has its ups and downs. Your particular areaand the surrounding towers will dictate your coverage.

  • EXIBITman

    I am heading over to a verison store on Saturday. To check out. A razor’s maxxs.I want real. 4Gs LTE I am sick of this fake 4Gs hspa+ it not LTE I would rather pay. 20$ more a month for real 4Gs!!!!!!

    • Drakekt

      well hope you like paying more for your data limit because with LITE usage 2GB gets eaten up in a week and thats just with 2 emails a day and 30mins of social networking a day because it takes up 3 times the bandwith amount.

      • EXIBITman

        I think I might get the 10GB for 50$ amonth plus 450 min unlimited text for 49:99$ a month. That’s 99:99$ a month. Plus tax my bill will be about 110:99$ a month that’s about 22$ a more then t mo

      • Gouv

        It’s his money, are you really that concerned with what he does with it?

    • Stonerslane

      Don’t let that magenta hit you on your way out.

    • JBrowne1012

      I believe in sarcasm

    • EXIBITman

      I brought back the razor’s maxxs today I am going to stay with t mobile. I like my Samsung blazers more then the razor’s maxxs. Blazers seems a lot faster.

  • ok this is not a test this just shows the speed of LTE. when Sprint, T-Mobile, & AT&T roll out their 4G LTE networks they all should be tested because it was LTE vs WiMax and LTE vs HSPA+. also everybody that i know hates their 4G LTE devices from verizon because it uses 3 times the data and kills the battery faster.

  • well hope you like paying more for your data limit because with LITE usage 2GB gets eaten up in a week and thats just with 2 emails a day and 30mins of social networking a day because it takes up 3 times the bandwith amount.

  • Gouv

    HAHA how did I really defend them? if anything I’ve been poking fun at those that simply get so into these speed competitions.  Also i travel a lot for work sometimes so its an easy way to kill time.  Also i would never kick my dogs, they go duck hunting with me and i paid a premium for them….

  • Anime44191

    I did a test in Phoenix where AT&T and Verizon both have lte and my AT&T phone averaged 36mbs download my girlfriends Verizon phone averaged 12mbs upload speeds

    • nyuhsuk

      So you’re comparing the download speed on one carrier vs the upload speed on another carrier?  Do apples and oranges taste the same to you?

  • ghulamsameer

    Lol. The G2 is the perfect phone to compare against Verizon LTE. Maybe they should’ve tested the Amaze and seen what the results would have been.

  • StonersLane

    You know I like to vouch for about the coverage along highways. But T-Mobile has shitty coverage along the highway. At least when I go on my road trip.

  • EXIBITman

    Just. Picked. Up my razor’s maxx’s today at a Verizon’s store. This thing is fast. I am getting. 21 UP 12 DOWN THIS IS REAL 4GS

    • Getsome

      Being completely subjective, many people don’t realize that the difference between 10 vs 20 mbps in the real world simply isn’t that much better of a user experience, and that’s if you could even afford that Verizon experience ;) reality is tmonews offers an excellent experience at a much more affordable price.

      • Mano

        I agree. The price is affordable and for the most part, download speeds aren’t a big deal for the average consumer. Uploading and posting to Facebook are simple tasks. The speed test though it’s probably going to make a lot of people think that their phones are “useless” and must switch to another carrier. I’m planning to switch carriers, but for personal reasons. Although I’m averaging only 1.2 Mbps in Memphis, it works fine for me.


    If this thing is real than I bet she was interviewing those ppl under the verizon’s tower :p

  • Ipsummm

    I don’t get why people want super fast speeds anyway like I think 6 mbps is more than enough to do everyday things.

    • Nikolai T

      Because a lot of people do more than “everyday” things on a phone. 

      • Jesse Cabrera

        No. Just a COUPLE of people do more than “everyday” things on a phone

  • rosario tripoli

    I’ve tested my rezound against a two amazes one rooted and one not and both of those phones beat mine using the same speed test app. I’m just saying.

  • The post this EDITED commercial as if the results would have been in a competitors favor? So with that logic why do they state the obvious they all Say they are better our counter one another. Just stick to your devices & plan cost & keep it moving let the best network speak for itself. Use that advertisement & commercial $ to lower cost to consumers 

  • techgeek01

    Yes, Verizon may have FASTER data speeds than my phone on t-mobile.  But, I won’t cringe every time I open my bill.  $10 unlimited family texting?  1000 minutes family plan for $50, $5 add a line, 200MB of data for $5, 2GB for $10, 5GB for $25?

    Family of 4, unlimited texting, 1000 minutes and 2GB data each: T-mobile? $110 a month
    Family of 4, unlimited texting, 700 minutes and 2GB data each: Verizon? $240 a month. (they don’t have 1000 family plan)

    So, $130 a month more WORTH faster data speeds?  Hell no! especially when I’m in wi-fi 90% of the time and that won’t ever count against my data on my phone.

    Yes, I’ll love when T-mobile gets LTE or faster network, but the point being, I’m NOT going to spend more than double than what I pay now to /just/ have faster LTE speeds. 

    • 0mie

      I can’t complain for my Verizon bill, UNLIMITED talk/text/web/insurance for 5 lines it’s $180 after tax…they are all smartphones btw :)

  • Jesse Cabrera

    I am literally LAUGHING OUT LOUD. “They should have compared their 4G data bills”

  • Mano

    Sadly, I have only averaged above 5 Mbps when HSPA+ was first introduced. Since then, it’s a constant 1.2 Mbps at most. Six more months and moving to a different carrier.

    • Mano

      I must clarify: I’m not moving to a different carrier because of download speeds.

  • Jodog500

    Uh I left tmobile for Verizon and I do live in a lte area. I consistently get 8 mbps down and 2 to 3 mbps up. Also when I’m outside of an lte area I’m ALWAYS in a 3g area. Not edge or gsm. 3g speeds on Verizon are compariable to any other major carriers 3g speeds. I have unlimited and don’t see any overage charges. If and when I get throttled its for a matter of hours….not the whole billing cycle.

    Also, the major issue which caused me to leave tmobile was that when I left the bigger or medium sized cities I was stuck in gsm or edge which is a big issue for someone like me because I frequently pass or am in smaller cities….att also lacks 3g in a lot if areas and most of the time I was stuck in the edge network with them. Sprint has terrible 3g in ny experience and not that many cities have 4g with sprint…Verizon is the best if….you don’t mind paying more on your monthly. Otherwise I think tmobile is good and affordable.

  • Guest

    I love how they tested a bunch of old phones. I live in Denver and with my old-ass Mytouch 4G I get an average speeds of 6-8Mbps. This is an HSPA+ 14Mbps phone. I would have liked to see them go against some phones with HSPA+ 21  even 42Mbps like the Amaze 4G. With the Amazda 4G my sister consistently gets 20-25Mbps speeds. Yeah way faster than that 14Mbps Verizon sees.

    Can we get a third party to do this? How many times did Verizon lose and they aren’t telling us about it?

  • Diana

    I have *several* 20Mbps tests with my Galaxy S2 4G (codenamed “Hercules”???  *REALLY*?!)

  • dukez45

    its funny how she loads a song she must of loaded like fifteen times lol