(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.

    • http://twitter.com/RapistOnBail Rapist on BAIL

      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~

        • http://twitter.com/RapistOnBail Rapist on BAIL

          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.

        • http://twitter.com/RapistOnBail Rapist on BAIL

          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. 

        • http://twitter.com/RapistOnBail Rapist on BAIL

          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.

  • http://twitter.com/sgleon99 FCNYC

    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$$

  • http://twitter.com/bunky1971 Bunky

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/RapistOnBail Rapist on BAIL

    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

      • http://twitter.com/RapistOnBail Rapist on BAIL

        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..

  • http://twitter.com/___MCMXCIV LEFT-H?NDED LIBER?L.

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

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_22F4BJBKQ4EDLR5DYRTQKQTUM4 DJSA

    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!

    • http://twitter.com/RapistOnBail Rapist on BAIL

      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! ;)

        • http://twitter.com/RapistOnBail Rapist on BAIL

          2+ million already? Wow that is amazing

    • http://tmonews.com David

      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.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6VGYFWQC6UGOW22TJLQ5ODGXF4 mark

        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. 

    • http://twitter.com/Serotheo Simon Yu

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

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6VGYFWQC6UGOW22TJLQ5ODGXF4 mark

    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!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VGQMRQOQYPZHFOGRIZ53F646KU Not ice_fusion.

    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. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/robaymett Rob Aymett

    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.  

        • http://profiles.google.com/robaymett Rob Aymett

          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.

    • 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.

      • http://profiles.google.com/robaymett Rob Aymett

        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.

      • http://profiles.google.com/robaymett Rob Aymett

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

  • http://twitter.com/IRONMARC23 Marcus Armstrong

    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

  • 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

    • http://twitter.com/RapistOnBail Rapist on BAIL

      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

  • http://twitter.com/RapistOnBail Rapist on BAIL

    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. 

    • http://twitter.com/Serotheo Simon Yu

      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.