What were T-Mobile’s biggest and best moves this year? [Poll]

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A few days back, I kicked off a round up of this year’s moves and shakes by T-Mobile by asking which of 2014’s handsets was the best phone in Magenta Stores. So far, over five thousand votes have been submitted. If you haven’t done so yet, you can vote by heading over to the poll page.

The next poll is just about T-Mobile. No hardware, no manufacturers, just T-Mobile’s offers, changes, developments and improvements.

It’s been a big year for T-Mobile that has seen it break virtually all of its previous records, return to growth and put it within a hair’s breadth of catching up with Sprint in the subscriber race. But which of the company’s moves are the key factors for that growth? We’ve seen four big Uncarrier announcements, some brilliant offers and the awe-inspiring network development and evolution.

In the poll below you’ll see several options to choose from, and you can vote for up to three different ones. After all, picking one is just too darn hard after the year T-Mobile has had. So, pick your biggest three and we’ll find out the results when I publish the end of year report in a couple of weeks time.


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  • bob

    GOTTA UPGRADE DEM CELL TOWERS

    • Cam Bunton

      ALL THE CAPS!!

  • aen3

    You forgot unlimited international data and texting + 20¢/min calling

    • Cam Bunton

      Simple Global was in 2013.

      • SEBA

        No, new plan started 1 month ago 10 per accout

        • Cam Bunton

          Stateside international calling/texting you mean? Calling from the U.S. to abroad..?

        • SEBA

          Yes, Promo for $10 a month per account instead of $15 per line.

        • SEBA

          Yes

        • Romdude

          He’s right Cam, I just switched us to that too but instead, I choose the $5 per month since the country I’m calling isn’t in the unlimited $10 anyway.

  • Georgios Renieris

    All of the above for me.

    • Cam Bunton

      If only that was on option. ;-)

      • Georgios Renieris

        Yeah I wish it was but I picked the LTE one next would be the data match for tablets.

      • Jay Holm

        I saw match phone data on a tablet, that means if I have unlimited data on my S4, I can get unlimited data on a tablet for $10 more per month? If I understand that correctly, my mother just might be interested in that!

        • Austin

          If you have unlimited LTE on your phone, the $10 match gets you 5 GB on the tablet

        • Cam Bunton

          Nope. It’s maximum up to 5GB. So if you have unlimited, you can have 5GB on a tablet.

  • I’m switching to the 2-line unlimited plan as soon as my dad (the primary account holder) gets home from work.

  • Kev

    I would say the best one was the Uncarrier 3.0 – Unlimited texting and Data whole roaming and calls for 0.20/min

    • Kev

      While*

    • Cam Bunton

      2013…

  • SEBA

    I would say $10 Family International plan.

  • Mr Paul

    ETFs. I have to give them that; even Sprint wouldn’t be doing any of their current promotions without that big move, and I wouldn’t have been able to go to AT&T without waiting for my old VZW contract to expire.

    As for upgraded coverage: LOL! Only people in T-Mobile’s limited friendship network of cities got to see that happen. For the rest of us; even Sprint is outbuilding T-Mobile which was clearly the case on a recent RootMetrics market test for my area. It is amazing how much T-Mobile DOES NOT care for people outside of cities, you other people have no idea. It is worse than Verizon and Sprint’s nonsense combined.

    • Eric

      I’m sorry buddy, but T-Mobile’s network single-handily beats Sprint’s network. I get speeds on a 2×15 MHz network that Sprint achieves on a 2×20 MHz or greater Spark network. And once the 2G -> LTE upgrades are done, with 700 MHz deployed… It’s going to be bad for Sprint.

      By the way, T-Mobile is raising $1,000,000,000 for their capital…

      Oh and while sprint is “substantially complete” on their LTE network, T-Mobile will blow past them with 300+ million POPs.

      • Mr Paul

        Not where I live. Sorry you’re blind and can’t read. And yes, there are certain areas where Sprint is dominating on RootMetrics and taking 2nd place or 3rd place over T-Mobile; maybe try opening your eyes.

        300+ million pops of non-paper-bag-penetrating LTE? Oh sign me up, and I’ll make sure I have my WiFi ready for you, you’ll need it.

        • Eric

          Hmm, I thought 2.5 GHz TDD-LTE doesn’t have as much penetration as AWS/PCS LTE.

          Oh wait, that’s right…

        • lynyrd65

          Tmobile’s PCS LTE coverage is pretty impressive actually. I’ve been able to get pretty strong signals indoors.

        • Jay Holm

          Same here, really the only place I have a problem with signal penetration is sometimes deep inside a Walmart.

        • steveb944

          I thought I was the only one. Sam’s Club and Walmart are like you walk into the Twilight Zone, happened to me in the electronics area at Target the other day too.

        • Noticed that at most of the Walmart stores. Since most of their stores are built the same way, metal roof/ceilings and brick/concrete everywhere else.

        • That’s the biggest issue with metal roofings: they degrade digital signals. That’s the reason we can’t receive physical channels 6, 12 and 51 (WCES, WRDW and the low-pwered WFXG), or get decent T-Mobile signal INSIDE our residence.

        • Jay Holm

          People exaggerate though, they make it sound like the very moment you walk inside a house a phone drops to EDGE, that isn’t the case, I have 3-4 bars of LTE in my house, first floor, only problem, like you said, are large buildings.

        • Mr Paul

          The funny thing is, no one said that. You’re just trying to defend T-Mobile so hard you’re not even paying attention to my point. If the signal is strong, it will likely penetrate through non-brick buildings. This is also how people get Verizon’s XLTE, Sprint’s Spark, and AT&T’s PCS/WCS or LTE-A while clearly inside, that’s not new, and can be seen on YouTube all the time. If the signal is weak, it will drop to HSPA+ or EDGE “the moment you walk through the door”. I cannot tell you HOW many times on backroads where it could not reach, and in restaurants I lost my signal with T-Mobile; it was embarrassing. Wi-Fi is not readily available so most often I was screwed if I needed to use my phone.

          What does the first floor have to do with anything? On Verizon and AT&T 700MHz, and band 26 Sprint, we all have the same number of bars for the first several floors of any building, and for all of our entire houses excluding the basement, which, if it is very old and made of solid material in which case the signal can show slight degradation in the middle of the basement not near windows but still sticks.

          Only when you have high-ass frequencies like from Regular T-Mo and Sprint service do you have “dead” or strong weak spots in your house unless you have below -110dBm outside your house to begin with.

        • ________

          Why are you hating ? Why are you still talking ? Just leave as it is, gosh, you guys made a big deal out of it. You go with your carrier, and the others can go with their carrier of choice .

        • Mr Paul

          If hating is pointing out FACT, then yes, I’m a hater like no other.

        • Mr Paul

          Are you just trolling or are you this dumb? Sprint does NOT use 2.5GHz are their main band, they use 1900MHz. I also said Sprint is better in my area, which is a hard fact, but it doesn’t mean I use them. I use AT&T and get better coverage than Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile combined, in my area.

          As always, I’ll once again, for fun, inform another T-Sheep that T-Mobile is NOT better in areas outside of cities, it NOT building LTE in all areas, does NOT have coverage in many areas, and has more 2G than they do LTE as a whole, and will be unable to bring 700MHz to many important areas due to conflicting channel 51.

          Verizon, AT&T and or Sprint in any given area is almost always faster. On RootMetrics, what, 10-15% of markets is T-Mobile number 1 or 2 in reliability or speed? They are not on track to do anything more than be a city carrier. They are not, and never will be, a nationwide carrier, they will only be regional like US Cellular but cover a more markets.

          You have a CEO that lies out of his ass and talks shit about every other carrier like his is the best at n anything but giving a bunch of random yuppies in a bunch of random cities 70 down and 20 up, so they can go have a panic and spaz attack and laugh at everyone else who does use T-Mobile for a damn good reason, then you have a CTO that lies out of his ass saying T-Mobile is the fastest nationwide, which it is not, and a bunch of sheep that believe this shit. Enjoy your Wi-Fi calling.

        • UMA_Fan

          You know Sprints 2.5GHZ is useless in buildings of any sort. Sprint will simply not have enough cell sites ever to give people full nationwide with this band.

          In your area you could have an isolated case but looking at the past year AND the fact that Sprint is willing to buy out installment plans NO ONE is dumping Tmobile for Sprint in mass even though they get a virtual get out of jail free card.

        • Mr Paul

          Since when did 1900MHz turn into 2.5GHz? Sprint isn’t building Spark where I live, they are just outbuilding T-Mobile will regular LTE. I also don’t use them, you Legere followers just like to bully everyone who doesn’t use T-Mobile like they’re stupid. There’s a damn good reason most people use AT&T, Sprint or Verizon and not T-Mobile.

          Outside of cities, T-Mobile’s penetration is like this:

          http://oi59.tinypic.com/4ztiky.jpg

          Which is the last speed I took before switching from T-Mobile to a real carrier. Even Verizon got 5 megabits down and up before they raised their prices and T-Mobile even released HSPA+ in my area a year or two ago.

        • Outside of cities, T-Mobile’s penetration is like this:

          http://oi59.tinypic.com/4ztiky.jpg

          That was a hoot and was probably on Verizon, Sprint or Cricket. Last I checked, Folly Beach had just 3,000 people and my penetration was excellent on T-Mobile and I had 133 Mbps of download speed. Don’t believe me? Check this out:

          http://1drv.ms/1slISq8

          Eat that T-Mob 4G dust.

        • daniel

          Here are some stats for you:
          Voice/Text native network coverage for Sprint 276Million POPs and T-Mobile 285Million POPs.
          Both cover just over 250Million POPs with LTE.
          Average LTE speed according to Ookla: Sprint 8.9MBps T-Mobile 18.6Mbps.
          Also as you have over exaggeratingly stated, sometimes T-Mo’s LTE does have problems penetrating buildings, (not like Spark is any better) but next year T-Mo will aggressively start rolling out LTE on the 700mhz band which will bring amazing building penetration and 2 to 3 times better range from towers.

        • Mr Paul

          Every carrier likes loyalists like you, sigh…

        • Jay Holm

          Non-penetrating LTE? Are you referring to Sprint’s garbage 2.5ghz spectrum? My T-Mobile LTE works great inside the house where I live, 3-4 bars of LTE, no problems at all.

        • Mr Paul

          You’re a minority. Who gives a damn if you happen to recieve high frequencies through your house. So can people on every carrier, especially those close to towers. No one outside of any of the cities T-Mobile has upgraded is having a good experience with the network everywhere they go, if any at all.

          You don’t realize that T-Mobile is no different than Verizon. Verizon was just a trashy CDMA network, and took advantage of the fact that with EV-DO, they could push out usable speeds. It was usable and speedy in select areas, and they built out quickly, and then way too many people started using the network and taking advantage of Verizon’s bait like unlimited data and free throttling, and having data where no one else had it yet, and then it crashed, hard, and they jacked prices way, way up, and started charging for everything including certain things no other postpaid carrier charges for. Now the only places where Verizon is beginning to become decent again is where they are slowly rolling out XLTE, which will also crash an burn in typical Verizon fashion as soon and people get phones with the bands and start using that. Same type of brainwashed, blindly loyal, idiot fanbase. I don’t praise AT&T, T-Mobile (who I point out the horrible realities of) or Sprint, I just use whichever is better, so for my situation, I use just AT&T. If I move to certain areas in Texas or Florida or give or take NYC, etc., then obviously the choice is Sprint. If I move out west or in one of these chosen cities that T-Mobile is, maybe that will be the better choice. I don’t use T-Mobile because I don’t want to wait 5 years for T-Mobile to get low-frequencies deployed in MY area, not yours, not the lucky areas they choose, MINE. I’m not in the boonies, I’m an hour north of the biggest city and metro area in the country.

          The bigger difference is, Verizon is both set in terms of extensive coverage, and they have low frequencies, like AT&T. T-Mobile is far, far, from set, with tons and tons of 2G to convert, tons of towers to built to fill in the ridiculous amount of holes in their coverage, and completely lacking low frequencies in almost the entire country, some of which they cannot deploy due to conflicting TV stations, not of all which are agreeing yet to change channels.

          Your logic is no different than people with Spark, Verizon XLTE or AT&T LTE-A. The arguments are all the same, you HAPPEN to live in an area that has the latest and greatest, and you think the entire network is great because Legere and Ray lie out of their asses to reel people in and you feel by taking out your smartphone and running a speedtest with a nice looking result and finding 10, hell even 100 or 1000 other people in a country with other 315 million, and a big fraction of those using smartphones, somehow backs it up. They lie that networks don’t cover a lot of areas and you need Wi-Fi calling for this, instead of the reality that T-Mobile’s high frequencies and lack of LTE or even HSPA+, forces people to need WiFi calling in many situations, and then he makes a deal with airlines using GoGo Wi-Fi to make it look like a big treat and distract from why T-Mobile has NEEDED Wi-Fi calling like not as many, but still quite a lot of people on Sprint. They lie they are the fastest, yet Verizon is still faster, and AT&T and Sprint are still faster where they have brought in PCS/WCS and 850MHz AND 2.5GHz respectively.

          If US Cellular is faster in a couple dozen small to medium sized cities, does this make them the best carrier in the nation? According to you, if I replace US Cellular with T-Mobile and couple it with their CEO’s baseless shit-talking, yes it does.

        • Jay Holm

          Your comment is way, way too long!

        • Mr Paul

          What a ridiculous comment. Have your computer read it to you if you’re too lazy. Also: learn to skim.

        • Just wait until Cavalier and some of the other holdouts agree to give T-Mobile their 700 band, and just wait until T-Mob starts making 1700/2100, 1800 and 1900 4G/LTE bands live everywhere. Big Magenta will beat the brakes off the other three. Guaranteed!

        • Mr Paul

          Not possible with the gaping holes in their coverage. They need hundreds of more towers. Excitement over Sprint-like frequencies makes you sound like a fool. Would you say Sprint had success using high frequencies? I simply compare them to T-Mo in my area because Sprint has far more LTE, but it’s still useless. Everyone already knows high frequencies are good outside within a mile from a tower, and on Main St, but nowhere else.

          They need low frequencies, fast, and AT&T, Verizon once again provided them first, and Sprint will provide before T-Mobile will where it counts. And, they all will provide higher frequencies before T-Mobile is an adequate service for anyone in many areas like mine, just north of NYC, making trust for T-Mobile worse than AT&T for most people.

          Big Magenta will hurt the other three by using higher frequencies than Sprint? Yeah, okay. I only have more hope for Sprint because Sprint already learned from this mistake and is worry about getting out their lowest frequency, in the form of Spark, asap. They have Japanese brains and money working to execute this new plan, and they also plan to worry about VoLTE over their two lowest frequencies, exclusively, because they have learned, hard.

          T-Mobile in cities: Might be a good choice. Everywhere else: Not a choice, anytime soon.

        • You missed where T-Mobile is upgrading in rural areas in Kentucky and South Carolina from 2G to 4G.

        • Mr Paul

          With high frequencies? That is NOT any different that what Sprint offers, and depending on the area and how much penetration, we all know how well Sprint works for people.

          I’ve already heard the bullshit claims about upgrading (half by end of 2014, most by mid 2015), and I know it’s now completely bullshit because it gets shown here and there. The problem with me and many others like me, is, they have two towers in my entire county, making it impossible for them to ever offer the kind coverage VZW, AT&T and even exceed Sprint without building at least another 5-6 towers and boosting the shit out of it all being NY is very mountainous and has plenty of obstacles to screw those high frequencies up.

          T-Mobile reached my home giving about a -90dBm to -105dBm. Sounds good, right? Wrong, never saw more than 1 megabit up or down on HSPA+ (on an LTE capable phone), in fact there was an entire 5 mile radius whole of a supposed LTE-covered area with only HSPA+, and I am NOT the only person on T-Mobile having this issue.

          This is when the towers weren’t totally down (tons of outages) anywhere around my house, or a part of my area.

          Believe me, I’m tempted to upgrade IF they actually somehow offered a fraction of the coverage in my area they claim, but the problem is I don’t choose Sprint or T-Mobile for a reason: I don’t want high frequencies in an area where only the dupolists have enough towers and boost them enough. I want high frequencies as a complement, not as my cell coverage. If I were in Florida (was there on East side from Tampa to Ft. Myers), got stellar coverage with T-Mo but terrible speeds in most areas), it would be a different story, but the elevation fucks everything up in NY, that’s why only VZW and AT&T do it right outside of the bigger cities and almost no one uses Sprint, and why they still don’t use T-Mobile in this state outside of NYC.

          T-Mobile can build and boost the at least 5-6 towers they need, and I still won’t get a signal half the time due to the high frequencies that can’t penetrate a lot of things. I was IN areas where I got good signal with them, but 4/5 times, it dropped to virtually nothing, and totally nothing by the time I got inside a building not directly near a window. I don’t want to deal with high frequencies. You people don’t get it. “T-Mobile is upgrading, oh you just wait”. Listen, if they know how to build a network, and were doing it in my area, above the most populated city in the country, and they sorted the Band 12 problem well over a year ago instead of a year INTO getting and deploying the band, I’d probably be using them right now, but they just are not a better deal or carrier for many, will not be such for quite some time, and it is not my problem you cannot comprehend this and constantly argue in favor them like the rest.

          They’re attracting younger, yuppie, people who need something to shove in their parent’s and families face who use Verizon and AT&T. They have said it, they don’t want just people, they want younger, energetic, loud, proud, people. And they’re getting it. They’ve done good things for the industry, but they’re no saints.

        • jacky

          go back to your piss poor spark network sprint troll.

        • Mr Paul

          Learn to read other people’s posts. I’ve already stated I don’t use Sprint. Dealing with you T-Sheep with the capacity of a 12-year is exhausting. No wonder most people won’t touch T-Mobile; it’s gone from a nothing carrier to a cult carrier.

        • jacky

          o 2 of my best friend is suing sprint over billing and bogus fees in Los angeles this week. they got scammed with half price promotion thing.

      • Jay Holm

        And even though Sprint has announced new rate plans, still absolutely nothing has been announced to improve their data speeds that I see their customers complain about.

        • Bklynman

          So right you are,I am in NYC,have friends that have Stink,I mean Sprint,they say they are horrible, because of the big discount they get at work they stay with them.

      • Mr Paul

        I’m sure the other three carriers are really frightened of T-Mobile.

        • Nerd_Baller

          Yeah, none of them have responded to anything tmobile has been doing lately…..

        • Mr Paul

          Because they’re too busy having better coverage in most areas, mainly the evil “duopolists” Legere likes to shit-talk about, and deploying more and more of their own higher frequencies.

        • Nerd_Baller

          Avoidance is the cheapest form of argumentative defeat

        • Mr Paul

          So by arguing against a carrier that is failing miserably in many areas, I have been defeated? Look up the definition of a cult, that is what you and all T-Sheep are.

          “Oh, T-Mobile covers my area; now I have the pride I need to shit-talk like my sugar daddy Legere that T-Mo, the smallest insignificant carrier, will beat all the other three, especially those two evil duopolists, by next June!!!11!1!1”

          Time will till, kiddies.

        • Nerd_Baller

          Google porting ratio from vz and att to tmobile. Also Google grammar and spelling while you’re at it. Finally, I never said I have tmobile, you inferred it

        • Mr Paul

          Then you should try it instead of blindly praising it. Of COURSE T-Mobile is going to outport everyone, they have a good deal and the LTE to back it up in cities (not in most buildings, which is where Wi-Fi calling comes in, especially being cities are riddled with WiFi out the ass), I say it constantly, but the problem is, we all don’t live in NYC and LA, or right downtown any of the other cities T-Mobiles happens to cover. But they are porting CITY people, it will take a lot of time before they start porting suburban and commuter town people.

        • Nerd_Baller

          Not blindly praising it. I’m a scientist by trade and numbers are an objective measure. I’m also a free market capitalist and applaud big moves by small companies to compete. In the end, people will find what works best for them. Cheers :D

        • monkeybutts

          Works fine in the suburbs for me in California. Only lose service at one friends house who lives in a residential area, but only AT&T works at their house for whatever reason.

    • jacky

      sprint is shit last place and always last place. stop comparing a crappy sprint network to t mobile wideband network.

    • Jay Holm

      I never heard a network referred to as a “friendship network”, what exactly does that mean???

      • Mr Paul

        Try Google.

    • TBN27

      What you said is now a hot true and will become fully false between next year and the year after.

    • besweeet

      You’re all giving him the buffet of his life right now…

    • As for upgraded coverage: LOL! Only people in T-Mobile’s limited friendship network of cities got to see that happen. For the rest of us; even Sprint is outbuilding T-Mobile which was clearly the case on a recent RootMetrics market test for my area. It is amazing how much T-Mobile DOES NOT care for people outside of cities, you other people have no idea. It is worse than Verizon and Sprint’s nonsense combined.

      True now, becoming false as of June 27, 2015.

      • Mr Paul

        I’ll mark the date and start collecting data from disappointed T-Mobile users on internet forums and their support site when 90% of people who had 2G/H+ before still have it then. And of course, no low frequencies to those who need them, and mainly due to the fact that no one has phones will band 12, and people will NOT run out and get new phones for that reason.

        • Romdude

          You must be the life of the party huh? Just curious, why are you on t-mobile if you are getting poor service? You really should be with a carrier which covers the places you visit most. You can always try a test drive with an iphone later to see if you want to come back after the upgrades and the new spectrum are installed.

        • Mr Paul

          I am not using them, I use AT&T. I used T-Mobile for two months recently to get the ETF for canceling Verizon’s terrible service.

        • Romdude

          That was a pretty smart move, hats off for that.

    • amonyous

      Mr. Paul, you should drop by the Prepaid Mobile forums. There’s a lot of T-Mobile PR flack there, with people trumpeting the fact that t-Mobile has low churn as a reason to switch to T-Mobile. When someone says “what about coverage?” they claim that the idea that coverage is important is old fashioned and out of date. Dive in, set them straight:

      http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2014/12/t-mobile-recovering-un-carrier-costs.html

  • lynyrd65

    2G to 4G upgrade announcement for sure!

    ETF payouts is revolutionary but I can’t underscore the importance of the 2G to 4g announcement.

    • Jay Holm

      Agree! Still a lot of work to do though.

    • Marshall

      Announcement was nice, but that is all it was IMO. I am still on 2G. Probably wont see anything faster for a long time.

      • jacky

        by mid 2015 all 2g and edge is converted to 4g lte.

    • Better late than never.

    • besweeet

      That’s what I voted for as well. Data that works (and is fast) vs. data that almost always doesn’t work at all is pretty big.

  • Chilehead

    The original JUMP plan. Not the revised one.

    • johnny

      That started costing them dearly…and it was only matter of time…that it would get modified.

      • Chilehead

        True. Glad I got in early.

        • john

          guys can u explain what is the difference?

        • Jermaine Coakley Sr.

          Under the old JUMP plan, there was an initial 6 month wait period and after that, you could upgrade at any time. It didn’t matter what the EIP balance was on the phone.

          Well, that changed quickly and now the new JUMP plan there is no 6 month wait period and you can upgrade your phone at any time BUT you have to had paid off 50% of the phone before you upgrade now.

        • Romdude

          Just in case you guys didn’t know, if you have the old JUMP, you can pay off the existing phone and JUMP to a new phone and use the new phone as the basis to trade in for a new phone every six months. I didn’t use my JUMP as I was waiting for new phones in 2015 but at least I have the option to upgrade every six months. Also I plan to keep my existing HTC One M7 which is doing fine given that it will get an upgrade in early 2015 to Lollipop.

        • Bklynman

          Me too,got in it,just before they change it over,thanks to Tmonews.

    • Cam Bunton

      Which didn’t come out this year…

      • Chilehead

        My mistake. I think it started in July ’13.

  • mingkee

    HSPA/LTE expansion and band 12 rollout really help to “get more” customers.

    • Jay Holm

      And it will even more so next year!

  • VG

    I’d say letting the world know about WiFi Calling and the availability of the CellSpot Router. Up until this point, WiFi Calling had remained a “dirty little secret” known only to existing T-Mobile customers.

  • I think the biggest thing they did was the free international data and texts. I used on two different trips to Europe and it was great. By great I mean it worked well enough to stay in touch and use social apps. Not stream YouTube.

    • Cam Bunton

      Yeah, they launched international data and texts in 2013, so I couldn’t include that.

      • Ah, that makes sense. I would say the next best thing has been the network rollout. I’ve seen HUGE coverage improvements.

  • tom

    I quite enjoy the ten dollar option for international talk and text for the entire account. Keeps my family in touch!

  • Austin

    Yes they are building LTE coverage- faster than you’d even imagine. In the last year, I saw 40 miles of highway 67 between 63019 and 63640 light up from EDGE to LTE. Six flags, saint Louis converted from edge to LTE. Zip codes 63645 and 63775 are both LTE despite the coverage map showing 2G

    • Mr Paul

      They are not working hard at all out East. I will acknowledge I do notice a lot happening out West.

      • Austin

        Oh, you made it sound like you believed that T-mobile is only making cities faster and leaving everybody outside city limits in the cold, which in my experience is not true.

  • Brian Perez

    I speak for those who love domestically and dont travel internationally. i applaud tmobile for expanding their network and matching the data for 10 dollara a month i have a tablet in which i get up 5 gigs because i have my unlimited data plan for my voice line. Bravo tmobile

  • Last year, the Uncarrier moves were bringing the post-paid services closer to its pre-paid ones. This year, however, TMUS Uncarrier moves were exclusive to the post-paid users. No love to the pre-paid users this year, though such plans cost the same, minus fees.

    • Nick

      Prepaid got music freedom too though

  • Rick Rudge

    I have to go with the network expansion. It’s not as sexy, and it will never be big enough or fast enough for most people, but the fact that T-Mobile has worked hard at doing that is great! :-)

  • notyourbusiness

    The Wi-Fi calling Uncarrier 7.0 move was a big one. That’s one thing I voted for.

  • jacky

    uh t mobile is the fastest growing carrier in the nation.

    • Mr Paul

      Did you think of that all by yourself, or did T-Mo’s advertising campaign help you out?

  • Much tougher choices in this poll. But, I chose network expansion due to the fact that Wi-Fi can go out during a thunderstorm, and that can render a T-Mobile phone useless if one lives by himself or herself.

  • Bklynman

    This off topic,I just want to know if anyone,got $48.00 off the Zmax,with the promotion they have going on now,$48.00 off plus free blue tooth,call yesterday. The rep had click the promo page,go drop down menu, there it was new line of service only,this promo is on the holiday sale page. So do keep calling until I get rep that will give the discount? Thanks.I have org.Jump.

    • TylerCameron

      Wtf is a zmax?

      • monkeybutts

        ZTE ZMax. It’s a pretty good phone close to stock android. $200 for a 5.7 inch phone with pretty much the same specs of a Moto G (2014) but double the RAM and has access to LTE. No skin to slow down the device either.

  • monkeybutts

    Paying off contracts is what made me switch thats where my vote goes, was looking into them for a while, saw that I could get more for the same price over my AT&T plan switching was a no brainer.

  • Nearmsp

    The poll did not include the unlimited international calling for families for just $10. That was the coolest thing to happen this year.

  • Rob Jones

    2 for 100 unlimited data by far