T-Mobile Selects RootMetrics App As New Tool For Comparing Signal Strength Against The Competition

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T-Mobile’s continuing relationship with the good folks over at RootMetrics continues with the announcement that T-Mobile and RootMetrics will partner for comparing signal strength. In a blog post that went live yesterday, RM announced that T-Mobile has selected the company to serve “as the primary engine for comparing their signal strength to those of other carriers across the US.”

T-Mobile will ask its customer base to give feedback on the service, regardless of how good or bad the service is compared to the competition. The kicker? T-Mobile has agreed not to count any tests conducted with  CoverageMap app against your data allotment. I like the proactive attitude here T-Mobile is adopting, it’s something every carrier should consider on a widespread basis. Coverage is and has always been at the forefront of industry troubles, hopefully the opportunity for T-Mobile to gather user feedback on a major scale will provide the company with the knowledge to plug holes and fill in coverage gaps. Good for everyone.

So, T-Mobile customers, if you want to show how good your service is or highlight problems that you think others should know about, then start testing. In fact, showing where service is poor is one of the best aspects of using our app. It’s frustrating to find poor service and feel that nothing will change because your experience is lost or not heard. Our app gives you a voice to let the carriers hear both the good and bad. Your results are combined with those of everyone else who uses the app to create a true picture of performance. As we say, “a single person whispers but a crowd shouts.” The carriers are listening and can use your crowd-sourced results to improve network performance.

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Press Release:

T-Mobile chooses RootMetrics CoverageMap app for carrier comparisons

Mar 6, 2013 / Dave Andersen 

We’ve told you before that the reason we created our free CoverageMap app is so that you can see for yourself how the carriers really perform. We believe that real-world test results say more about a carrier’s actual performance than any marketing claim. And, we’re not the only ones who see the value of independent, 3rd-party test results generated by and—more importantly—for consumers.

In an industry-first, T-Mobile has chosen to use test results from our CoverageMap app as the primary engine for comparing their signal strength to those of the other carriers across the United States. T-Mobile is asking consumers to give them feedback on their service, regardless of how it stacks up to that of the other carriers. In fact, if you’re a US-based T-Mobile customer, T-Mobile has agreed to not count tests conducted with our CoverageMap app against your data plan.

So, T-Mobile customers, if you want to show how good your service is or highlight problems that you think others should know about, then start testing. In fact, showing where service is poor is one of the best aspects of using our app. It’s frustrating to find poor service and feel that nothing will change because your experience is lost or not heard. Our app gives you a voice to let the carriers hear both the good and bad. Your results are combined with those of everyone else who uses the app to create a true picture of performance. As we say, “a single person whispers but a crowd shouts.” The carriers are listening and can use your crowd-sourced results to improve network performance.

T-Mobile is the first carrier to not count your tests against your data plan, but the benefits of testing aren’t just for T-Mobile subscribers. If you’re not a T-Mobile customer and want to compare your carrier’s performance with T-Mobile’s, go right ahead: you too can use our CoverageMap app to test your performance and add your results to our map.

With your help, we’re changing the way mobile performance is measured and evaluated, by providing new levels of transparency that are valuable to subscribers of any mobile network. Test often and spread the word: the more tests, the better the picture of mobile performance.

The carriers are listening, so make your voice heard. May the best carrier win.

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  • thepanttherlady

    Interesting. I already have this app and use it occasionally. Will have to start using it more when I’m in different areas.

  • Robert Le

    I’ve been noticing this for awhile now I think it’s a good move by tmobile

  • xmiro

    awesome. I found RootMetrics a few weeks ago, great app and now with T-Mobile’s data cap not applying to it the more people use it the better.
    Also, im testing 17/3 on Tmobile here in South Florida

    • sidekicker89

      17 mpbs down and 3 up?! nice! :) my upload speeds have improves here but download has dropped a bit.. I checked late at night and got 12 mbps down and 2 up.

      • sidekicker89

        this was in Dayton, Ohio by the way.

      • xmiro

        yeah, 10-14Mbps and 2up is what I get consistently around here. And I am near a huge mall and surrounded by big apartment complexes

  • Josh Cooley

    I’ve been using this app and noticed the inconsistencies between account usage and device usage. It’s good to know this is officially free data.

    • Dave

      I’ve noticed the same thing on the (built in android) device data usage, but I don’t know how quickly the TMO myAccount app updates the data usage. I’ll keep an eye on it, I guess.

  • sidekicker89

    so If i’m on the 2GB unlimited data plan it won’t count against me??! :) score!

  • Turtle07

    I Just ran two tests and it used 45 MB. Does this not counting towards data allotment start today?

    • niftydl

      According to the release, no: “T-Mobile is the first carrier to not count your tests against your data plan, but the benefits of testing aren’t just for T-Mobile subscribers. “

      • Willie D

        I use Sprint as a primary device and have used over 11GB doing these tests, and I have not been charged nor has the excessive data usage shown on my account.

  • NotSure

    anyone know what the green button in the middle does on this app? every time I press it, it just spins ha!

    • Dave

      I don’t know, but it sure is fun.

    • xmiro

      I just found out the little dots in it move if you can hit them right and change the direction and speed of the spinning

    • RootMetrics

      The green button is merely a bit of whimsy for your amusement. It doesn’t do anything more than that.

    • Dar911

      The middle button refreshes the connection to the tower. It updates the dbm every time you spin it.

  • rfgenerator

    Does this app store test info if you run it in a complete “dead zone” and upload it when there is coverage, otherwise the complete dead zones have no way of being recorded?

    • xmiro

      yep, you can manually upload the data. When you’re on the home screen hit the settings button at the bottom on the gray bar then you’ll see an option to Upload Results

    • RootMetrics

      Yes, the app records “dead zones”. In the instance in which the app cannot upload the results at the end of a test cycle, the sample is cached locally on your device. Once a viable data connection is reestablished the app will automatically reattempt to upload the cached results (or you can choose to force a manually upload by tapping on the upload indicator).

  • rob

    Guess I won’t be needing Speed Test anymore. One question about this App, does it automatically update results or do you do it manually? I attempted to upload my results after a few tests but there was still a “0″ next to the “Upload” button…

    • RootMetrics

      Rob –

      If you have a valid data connection, the app will automatically upload your test results at the end of each test cycle.

      The upload result indicator is used to display the number of samples cached on your device in instances where you don’t have a sufficient data connection to upload them at the time of collection. In this instance, the samples are stored locally on your device. Then, once you’ve reestablished a data connection, the app’s automatic process to reattempt to upload those results (or you can tap the upload indicator to force a manual upload of the cached results).

      • thepanttherlady

        Hey, thank you for taking the time to read our questions and comments and responding!

  • daniel212

    Well I just wanna kno when I go out if the city and im on GPRS/EDGE on t-mobile while at&t has 3G can I still use this app on my t-mobile phone even tho im on gprs/edge? Im asking because this always happens to me on my tmobile galaxy s3 when I hop on the 5 south in LA .

    • rfgenerator

      I’ve found the app tends to fail a lot when trying to run a data test on EDGE, I suspect GPRS would be hopeless to run it on. Probably not the apps fault, but the fault of T-Mobile’s weak data service with EDGE/GPRS.

  • M42

    Oh boy, now I get to compare my T-Mobile Edge against everybody’s else’s LTE in my area.

    • Daniel

      Yeah really! T-Mobile will hopefully learn VERY quickly that they either need to put an end to this partnership before they get too much of a black eye, or do something in a hurry about some of these huge swathes of EDGE or even GPRS-only areas that they think don’t matter as they get trounced by the LTE networks of others!

    • Mike Oxbig

      If you’re only getting EDGE, you should switch to another carrier. You should know beforehand that you won’t get fast data in the boonies. Loving my super fast speeds in the NY Metro area!

      • Guest

        Loving my Edge speed at home in the NY Metro area! Yay T-Mobile! [Root Metrics says 79 kbps down, 24 up - 82 samples.]

        • Mike Oxbig

          What city are you in? I get fast HSPA all over NYC and NJ

        • wilde_ride

          Troll. No way on God’s green earth you have edge in New York.

        • Spanky

          Certain areas of Bensonhurst (Brooklyn) not only have EDGE, but are still no GPRS. 18th Avenue and 79th Street has blazing downstream speeds of 0.08 Mbps. I live a few blocks away, and was lucky to get 0.5 Mbps.

        • Spanky

          “still on GPRS”. Sorry, typing too fast.

        • TRocks

          That’s the best you’ve got? One corner with a weak spot in all the NYC area?

      • Daniel

        Not everyone wants to move to a metro area just so they can get decent cell coverage! Some people like living in more rural areas that are less crowded, and where the pace of life is slower. That doesn’t necessarily mean they want to live in a technological backwater, either!

        • Mike Oxbig

          Like I said, you should switch to a carrier with good backwater coverage.

        • samsavoy

          I love these backwater excuses. Half of these EDGE sites are within HSPA+ markets they never bothered upgrading. Look at their coverage maps and flip between 3G and 2G and it’s embarrassing to spot a lonesome EDGE site covering a town where all the ones around it have 4G. I don’t know what they’re thinking.

        • Sammie Bell

          You are so ignorant!!!! This is why T-Mobile is conducting this experiment so those who have bad signals can at least receive better signal strength in the future or come close to LTE signal strength!!! Telling people to move is the wrong approach!!!!

        • Savedbythebell

          You have a hot chick in your avatar! Who is she?

          I agree with Mike, if you don’t get good service, switch to a carrier that has good service where you need it.

        • wilde_ride

          No one said you shouldn’t live in the rural area. It’s beautiful and peaceful there, but why do you expect TMobile to boost their coverage there? Just change companies.

      • M42

        I live in a city with 500K pop. Is that the boonies? Perhaps. It’s ranked as the 116th largest metro area in the country. Anyway, there is 4G within the city, but it doesn’t cover the city limits. Then it’s all EDGE for a 2 1/2 hour drive in any direction. We’re intersected by two major interstates that are 100% EDGE.

        The fastest speeds I’ve clocked on EDGE were 245kps download, but I consistently get 0 on upload. The fastest I’ve gotten on 4G is 6kps down and .8 up. AT&T’s 4G blows these numbers away as does Verizon’s LTE. So yes I am going to switch to AT&T in three months when I get a break in my contract.

        By the way, I’ve traveled to other states and it’s no better anywhere I’ve been. You’ll find 4G in a small radius within major metro areas and then it’s EDGE all the way.

        • CactusCat

          If it’s no better anywhere else, then the problem is your phone dude. Everyone else has good speeds and you don’t. I know that in the same spot, some of the phones get better speeds than mine does. And mine usually gets about 5-6 Mbps down, and about 1.5Mbps up. Enjoy your new carrier. I’m sure you’ll be back here to spout how great it is.

        • M42

          I can boast right now and show exactly how sorry T-Mobile’s data is. I’ve gathered tests from AT&T and their HSPA speeds are every bit as fast as T-Mobiles HSPA in my city. And when I go outside the city and drive between offices, which is an hour drive down a major interstate, T-Mobile is on EDGE all the way and providing 35kps download and zero upload, whereas AT&T’s HSPA gives me 7.7mps down and 3.4 up.

        • JackMeBebe

          You need to switch carriers. Why stay with a carrier that doesn’t have service where you use it???? That is just stupid my friend.

        • M42

          Not so easy to switch when you have more than one phone under contract. But believe me I will switch when the time comes.

      • Spanky

        I loved my blazing fast 0.5 Mbps downstream in Brooklyn.

    • MacRat

      Get a better phone.

      • Daniel

        You don’t even know what kind of phone he has! Even on my ultra-modern Nexus 4, which is penta-band and DOES support HSPA+ on the 1700/AWS band, I constantly see it flipping back to EDGE, and sometimes even GPRS, and that’s in the SF Bay Area, the 3rd largest metro area in the nation! If they can’t modernize ALL their towers so I can get consistent HSPA+ coverage here, why should I expect LTE to be any different? You need to be more thoughtful and considerate before you shoot your mouth off, my friend!

        • MacRat

          I’m also in the SF bay area and I consistently see 3G.

          And this is on an iPhone 4, so 3G connections are via HSPA 1900MHz.

          Speed tests range 3-6mbs.

        • Daniel

          Well, you clearly don’t live where I live. I’m still seeing EDGE 30-50% of the time, and occasionally even GPRS, and that’s on both my Nexus 4 AND my mom’s iPhone 4. This area was announced as refarmed MONTHS ago. Unacceptable lies, IMHO.

      • M42

        I have a new Samsung Galaxy. It’s the network, not the phone.

    • daswahnsinn

      I’m about to test my T-mo EDGE against the rest now. -71 dBm 196 Kbps up 145 kbps down on T-mo

    • wilde_ride

      Seriously people stop complaining that TMobile doesn’t have 4G in rural areas. They are not going to. There are focused on major metropolitan areas. If you have Edge, accept that it is what you are going to have, or move to another carrier. It isn’t going to change, and frankly I’d be pissed if TMobile spent money giving rural areas 4G instead of rolling out network refarming and LTE to the metropolitan areas. Yes this affects me, when I visit my family in the rural area I grew up in, I have no signal. It’s a pain, but it isn’t TMobile job to spend money in a rural area just so I can have a signal when I visit family.

      • M42

        Every other carrier doesn’t consider these areas I’m talking about to be “rural”. They all have 4G, even the small regional carriers like US Cellular. They must find it profitable to offer coverage to people who live there and travel there for vacation or business.

        T-Mobile doesn’t even have 3G anywhere. It’s HSPA 4G or EDGE. I have to travel to some really remote small towns to find 3G with AT&T and in those places T-Mobile has zero coverage.

      • Birdsfan

        wilde_ride, I’m not sure how you don’t understand that this is not a complaint about a rural area. I understand if a carrier doesn’t built out an area with a thin population but when you’re 30 minutes outside of center city Philadelphia with a town population of tens of thousands I don’t think I’m asking for a lot from my carrier to provide better than Edge service.

        • Whinyb!tch

          So switch, don’t cry. The service is what it is.

        • M42

          You know a lot of us would like to switch now, but can’t because of contracts. We were mislead by T-Mobile reps about their coverage. I specifically asked about coverage in the areas I travel to and was shown a phony map that indicated they have 4G – they don’t. The coverage map on their website shows the same thing, but when you zoom in magically the 4G turns into an EDGE color.

    • Charles Ray

      Hey, me too!

  • rfgenerator

    The app bears out the readings that I’ve gotten on another speed test application, that even where there is HSPDA in Central Mass, the backhaul is starved. Average is 1MB UP and 1MB down, but once outside of Worcester it’s more like 512 up and down. Sometimes I think T-Mobile does something like some FM radio stations did in the 60s, simply turn on the a 19KHz tone to get people’s “stereo” light to turn on, but were really still broadcasting in mono. In T-Mobile’s instance that install the equipment to get the “4G” or “H” to show up on the phone, but the backhaul is not really supporting it.

  • Jeff Martinez

    PHX AZ, Just checked on RootMetrics, DL 15-17 Mbps, and 3-4 on the upload. It’d pretty stable, haven’t had no issues. Proud Tmo customer.

  • Nearmsp

    So far, most people on PCS 1900 Mhz using iPhone’s on T-mobile’s network were painting the maps black/red with their tests. Now T-mobile wants to wash all that red with AWS speed test results. That is brillliant! Those who plan to use it, switch to data speeds rather than the seeing the combined metric for signal strength and data speed which gives more weight to signal strength over data speeds.

  • Just asking

    So it doesn’t take away data for testing but is it free data when you use the “map” feature??

  • Verhouze

    It’s not free data. I installed it and used it and it showed on my phone as data use.

  • Willie D

    I have racked up 11GB using this app on Sprint, just to test and show the network is great in some areas, and crap in others (Ironically when it is bad, the phone will still discharge even if plugged in), and on my bill it never showed usage. This makes me uneasy, since if that means Sprint isnt billing for it, T-Mobile isnt billing for it, than maybe AT&T and Verizon both are, whats even more uneasy about this is that it means carriers have the ability to detect and start charging for what apps you use.

  • Guest

    i get full bars at my house, but my data is a joke. t-mobile should even sell data plans in my area because that’s how bad it is. i just did the speed test using this app. look at my download speeds. lol http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/Metalfreek617/2013-03-07135123_zps43deebf0.png

    • s10shane

      lol i delete my comment and now its still here but under guest lol. nice

  • s10shane

    i get full bars in my area for the most part, but i get horrible data speeds. t-mobile shouldn’t even sell data plans in my area. because they are that slow and its almost unusable. i got 119 kbps down and 1.4 mbps up. i really wish t-mobile would give us really good 3g speeds or 4g in the smaller area’s. we always get left behind.

    • angelo

      Dang Lucky when i try to test my data speeds i get failed. thats how fast me EDGE is

      • s10shane

        damn that sucks. what phone do u use?

        • angelo

          nexus 4

      • M42

        I get a lot of that on EDGE too. Or if I get a download number the upload will be zero. This is why EDGE is unusable to me. I can’t send or receive emails when I’m on EDGE.

    • ChristianMcC

      Are you sure you have the down speed and up speed correct? Otherwise that means that your area is horrible congested for T-Mobile on the towers you use. Anyway this is going to hopefully help them get that fixed.

  • Daniel

    RootMetrics, while a promising idea, has some definite flaws: 1) It does not show what kind of network the speed tests are run on in each area. For all we know, it could be that many heavy testers are running tests day and night on EDGE with original non-3G iPhones, while 1 or 2 average users are running LTE tests every now and then on their new LTE-enabled Galaxy S3/S4 or Note 2! The result of this would be that RootMetrics is NOT truly indicative of what the networks in a given area are truly capable of. 2) It would be nice if RootMetrics had some way of showing statistics on which network technologies and which phones figure into the results, so that one could determine what the best phones were for connection quality. 3) There is no indication of whether the results are taken indoors or outdoors. I’ve been bleeding red on some areas that used to be yellow because I run tons of tests indoors! Of course, I also wish the carriers would address this, as people don’t typically stand outside holding their phones above their heads as they wait for calls. 4) It might also be interesting to see reliability stats for the given area–e.g., dropped calls, data failures, load balances on the towers, etc. Of course, I suppose the carriers wouldn’t allow this, either!

    • Maxsilver

      Some of the thing you mention here aren’t faults, they’re strengths.

      For instance, RootMetrics doesn’t differentiate between indoor and outdoor tests, because it doesn’t matter. If T-Mobile has network problems indoors, they have network problems period. It’s not 1995 anymore, carriers don’t get a pass for bad service just because your indoors.

      • Daniel

        If that were really the case, then why is it that RIGHT NOW, in the year 2013, T-Mobile is making such a big deal in all their press releases about how their network modernization is supposed to improve indoor coverage? And why is it that Verizon is so proud of the fact that their 700 MHz spectrum will yield better indoor coverage than its competitors? Clearly, indoor coverage is STILL very much an issue!

  • steveb944

    Wow this app is making me hate T-Mobile. I’m on ’4g’, 1mb down, .3 up. That sucks. Can’t wait for LTE in south Florida

  • TayshaunBoba

    I love this new, gutsy TMO. How many carriers ask you to find flaws in their network, post them PUBLICLY online, and don’t even charge you for the data you used? Answer: Only one.

    • Nearmsp

      This App has been pushed on T-mobile’s iPhone usage. They just want to overwrite their shoddy PCS 3G (Edge) with AWS 4G on the maps. No one is picking up the T-mobile’s game here.

      • TBN27

        I think it isn’t a game. I think the app knows what frequency you are on and gives you coverage info on the specific frequency. I may be wrong though.

      • TayshaunBoba

        Even if that were the motive, which I don’t believe it is at all, people SHOULD be looking at AWS 4G because that is what official TMo phones support and what the majority of customers will experience.

    • iamnumbersix

      To me the issue is not how many carriers ask you to find flaws, the issue is what will they do once they are found.

  • Larry

    Looks like a nice app. I’m using my Sprint iPhone 4S with GPP on T-Mobile. The app thinks I’m on Nextel though.

  • doubleatheman

    Will speed test data count if we are on a Tmobile MVNO like Solavei?

    I run root metrics all the time, and I personally have over the course of 4 months mapped out most of my town and the neighboring town and many state parks in the area. Its kinda cool to see how well the app works. Battery drain is not too bad too (but it is noticeable)

  • Winski

    HA !!!!

    I’ve been using the Root app. for four-five months now in SoCal (south of LA) with my new iPhone 5 on the ‘re-farmed’ T-Mumble network…. This BLISTERING 2G/EDGE speed is amazing!!! It only takes 4-5 hours to download my 3 app. Updates… Oh, and the email and browsing on this NEW network is mind-boggling …. I can get a stock market update and 3-4 emails a day !!! What will they invent next?????

    Wonder if this has anything to do with the CEO of T-Mumbles parent company bailing out yesterday ????

    Who wants to bet money that NOTHING CHANGES????

    • Mike Oxbig

      Dude, lay off the crack pipe…

      • Winski

        No crack pipe here !!! Just FACTS. With T-Mumble flat out LYING about their network’s capability, speed, coverage and ‘build-out’ timing to customers / prospects in my area, dealing with reality seems to NOT be in their wheelhouse…

  • cielomoreno127

    This is really misleading, for one I was in an excellent coverage area until October. The area has degraded and it shows excellent coverage. Yet my signal is consistently around 107db and shows 85% Edge. Around a week ago, I even took screenshots where my handset shows G. As in GPRS. What’s the use of having a high-end handset, when the network isn’t up to par to utilize it?

    • iamnumbersix

      That is exactly my problem as well. In my area, I had good 3g/4g. All of a sudden I am struggling to get 1 bar of 4g and inconsistent EDGE (There are times I get “G” as well). They gave me a cel-fi and things were fine for a month. Now two weeks ago I get no 4g at all so the cel-fi doesn’t work at all with no 4g feed and I am back to inconsistent spotty edge coverage. I made sure to go an map out my entire neighborhood with RootMetric app. In reality I doubt it will do any good, but at least others can see all the Red Hexagons that cover my neighborhood and not get stuck with no coverage.

      • cielomoreno127

        I contacted the FCC, for the numerous problems that I had. I was contacted by t-mobile in a call as well as snail mail. They canceled my contracts and I’m free to leave. Been with the company since I was 18 and I’m 30 now. Hate to leave, but there is little to no service in my home area.

      • superg05

        I THINK THERE UPGRADING IS CAUSING ISSUES

  • http://www.facebook.com/unfazedrebel Jé Be (Here but Gone)

    Poor babies

  • T_Pain

    If you only get EDGE speeds, stop whining and leave T-Mobile! Simple. Done. Goodbye.

  • M42

    But seriously, what is T-Mobile thinking jumping into a pissing contest with AT&T and wasting money running these childish ads? Do they really think they’re going to score points with the public? Attract new customers by drawing attention to their deficient network?

    Let’s look at a comparison. AT&T had LTE that covers 150 million people. And they have HSPA+ covering nearly the rest of the country. I have to go into some really backwater areas to find AT&T 3G, but at least they have 3G. I don’t find AT&T EDGE anywhere, except on T-Mobile phones roaming on AT&T. On AT&T’s network you will seamlessly hand off from LTE to HSPA+ to 3G if you are traveling and changing coverage areas. This is a big advantage over Verizon’s network. Also, you can run data and voice at the same time, which you can’t do on either Verizon or Sprint. Not sure about T-Mobile.

    Now compare T-Mobile’s network. They have LTE in what, one city? Their HSPA+ 4G is as rare as a two dollar bill and only available in select areas and even then with a limited coverage footprint. Then It’s EDGE all the way on the rest of their network. I have never found any 3G except when I was in Europe and on T-Mobile. Consider also, as others have so proudly pointed out, they want to be an urban carrier and not give a damn about small towns and rural areas, which are often intersected by interstates where travelers have the need for not only good coverage, but good data speeds. If they don’t care about small towns they could at least do what Sprint has done and over the major interstate corridors.

    Folks, when you look at the quality and quantity of coverage there is no way T-Mobile is going to win this argument or impress new customers with these ads. To the contrary they’re going to come off looking childish and immature and leave customers wondering if the new CEO has been smoking crack.

    • Spanky

      AT&T’s LTE network actually covers 170 million people now.

  • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

    i don’t understand why TMO just doesn’t simply run commercials and ads about how much less expensive their plans are with the same data/unlimited etc. they should hammer the fact that plans are cheaper. coverage is good but Little Jonny and Mom want a cool phone that costs less. they’re not interested in the bumping of chests.

  • Big Mama

    Luckily in my unit, I have a great signal. If I lived one floor down or on the other side of my small condo building, I would NOT have a signal. Whereas the Tmobile and Rootmetrics Map indicate a GREAT 4G signal area 2 miles around me. NOT!

    Just think if the Google Car did Mobile Carrier signal mapping too. Then we’d all compare the real life data to Mobile Carriers Maps. 0.0

    • superg05

      not a bad idea write them

  • galaxydude

    Yesterday i tested my LG l9. 14.09 down and 3.14 upload :-) :-) :-)

  • samsavoy

    If you’re a cell phone company and you continuously treat your network as a cost-center, you will continue to lose customers.

  • Rob

    Check out Burlington Vermont 05401. I’ve been mapping the city a little bit and data is mostly clack circles. This move is not helping their business in this thriving college city. Just edge edge and more edge in Burlington and the entire freakin state for that matter. What a joke!

  • GoingToPostThisAnonymously

    I’ve been a huge fan of this app since it launched and show it to customer often. Only problem is, since I’m one of the few people using it in my area, and I do my part and set it to “continuous” testing, you can basically see where I live and everywhere I go. lol.
    (not really loling)

  • JBLmobileG1

    I am starting not to believe that this application doesn’t use your data plan when on Tmobile nor even works. The times that’s I have tried it and on different days after performing the test I notice that my data had gone up after looking at my used data. I also noticed that in my small apartment in Las Vegas I can get downloads at around 17 to 18 Mbps but when in my living room it’s around 6 to 7 Mbps, now that’s a pretty big difference for not even being 10 feet away. Also my radio signal is – 95 in my living room but is – 103 in my bathroom…. yeah right. Maybe Tmobile shouldn’t be relying on an app that doesn’t seem to work to possibly help with their coverage issues. While I am fortunate to have HSPA + data where I live I feel sorry for the ones still on edge.

    • JBLmobileG1

      I meant to say 17 to 18 Mbps in my Bathroom.

      • superg05

        THE MATERIAL THAT YOUR HOUSE IS MADE ON IN DIFFERENT PARTS CAN EASILY EFFECT SIGNAL PENETRATION DEPENDING ON WHAT MATERIAL IS USED

  • T-Fumble

    Why would T-Mobile voluntarily choose to embarass themselves by doing this? Customer perception is that their network is already trash. Why go out of your way to confirm it T-Mumble?

  • superg05

    JUST DOWNLOAD AND RUN THE TEST GET ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND THERE FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME IF THERES ENOUGH OF YOU THEY MIGHT FIX YOUR AREA OR GIVE IT MORE ATTENTION

  • superg05

    i just realized i was screwing up my results i took the protective case off my phone and got 21mbs speed unlike the between 6-15 i had with the case on