Posts by Cam Bunton

T-Mobile working on a new interactive LTE coverage map that shows 1900 and 700MHz bands

T-Mobile is close to launching a revamped, interactive coverage map for use on its T-Mobile.com website, as well as its in-store coverage maps used by staff. The idea is to better help potential and existing customers understand what coverage is like in their area, and also help them choose the right devices. As many of you know, T-Mobile uses a few different bands for its LTE coverage, and not all of its devices … [read full article]

Spot the difference: Verizon’s old map of T-Mo LTE coverage vs. the new map

Late last year, Verizon got in to a little hot water over its representation of T-Mobile’s coverage. In fact, it was asked by the National Advertising Division to end its “More Everything” campaign. Long story short, VZW made it look as though T-Mobile had virtually no 4G coverage by excluding its HSPA areas, and by using old data. This was back in November. But, it seems it was up to … [read full article]

T-Mobile network upgrades spotted in New Mexico, North Carolina, California and more…

Every now and then our inbox gets so full with network update sightings from readers that we can’t ignore them anymore. This past few weeks has seem a collection of noticed changes all across the U.S. Whether it’s LTE showing up for the first time, or a noticeable download speed boost, it’s clear T-Mo’s network engineer team is keeping busy. Rio Rancho, New Mexico We’ve been informed by a reader in Rio Rancho that … [read full article]

Spam TmoMail SMS messages affecting a number of T-Mobile customers

UPDATE: T-Mobile got in touch to confirm that they have identified the issue:  “Our teams have now identified and blocked the sources of the unwanted text messages.  We apologize to any customers who may have been inconvenienced” It has come to our attention recently that some T-Mobile customers have been receiving spam text messages to their phones. The problem seemed to rear its ugly head towards the end of last month, and over the past … [read full article]

T-Mobile added an impressive 8.3 million customers in 2014, preliminary earnings announced

T-Mobile normally leaves it at least three weeks after a quarter has ended before announcing any financial figures. But for Q4 2014, the company has decided to give us an early sneak peak at its final quarter earnings. As well as an overview on 2014. As suspected – last year was huge for our favorite carrier. In a press release published this morning, T-Mobile announced its preliminary full year 2014 … [read full article]

T-Mobile network tied with AT&T, Verizon in latest San Jose RootMetrics report

RootMetrics, having finished its seventh test in San Jose, has declared three of the top four U.S. carriers as equal in the area. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile tied in first place, with T-Mo having the highest score by a small margin. T-Mobile finished with an overall score of 98.5, while Verizon and AT&T were awarded scores of 98.3 and 98.0 respectively. Sprint was a little way behind on 93.7: [read full article]

Apple starts selling iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with wider LTE support

Today, Apple started selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models unlocked and contract free with support for 20 national and international LTE bands. Just like the T-Mobile model, pricing starts at $649. Just a few months ago, Apple started selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. They were firsts for T-Mobile fans for a couple of reasons: They supported Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE. What’s more, Apple has been selling the T-Mobile version … [read full article]

T-Mobile outlines plans to use unlicensed 5GHz spectrum in trials “in the near future”

In a blog post published earlier today T-Mobile’s network chief, Neville Ray outlines the company’s plans to integrate new spectrum in to the company’s existing arsenal of airwaves. And while 2014 was the year of 700MHz low-band spectrum, seamless handover between VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling and wideband LTE, 2015 is something new. As we wrote about in a post just a … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s Braxton Carter and Neville Ray to present at the 2015 Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference

Although T-Mobile isn’t making any official Uncarrier announcements at CES this year, the carrier is sending one of its executives to present a keynote speech in Las Vegas, at the Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference. Braxton Carter, the carrier’s Chief Financial Officer and Neville Ray, the Chief Network Wizard will deliver the keynote presentations at 12:30pm Eastern (9:30 Pacific) on Wednesday, January 7th. If you want to tune in to the presentation, … [read full article]