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Extended Range LTE officially goes live in greater Atlanta area as more band 12 sightings pop up elsewhere

Good news, Magenta family! T-Mobile has announced that its Extended Range LTE (aka 700MHz, aka band 12) is now live in another major market, and I’ve got lots more sightings to report today, too. First up, T-Mo says that Extended Range LTE is now live in the greater Atlanta, Ga., area. This includes Atlanta and its surrounding Perimeter as well as Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Gainesville, Dalton, Rome, Newnan, … [read full article]

T-Mobile suffering from widespread SMS issues

UPDATE: If you’re having SMS issues, T-Mobile also suggests switching your phone into 2G/3G-only mode to see if that alleviates your texting problem. UPDATE 2: Several of you are reporting that you’re receiving loads of texts at once, suggesting that the problem may be resolved. There’s still no official word from T-Mobile, but things may be getting better. UPDATE 3: T-Mobile reached out to say that customers are seeing improvements … [read full article]

Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston among major T-Mobile markets having their AWS 3G/4G networks shut down this summer

Some of you may be aware already that T-Mobile – as part of its network modernization process – is shutting down its AWS HSPA+ network in a number of markets this year. As it builds out its LTE network, T-Mo wants to recycle its older network technology. This move has actually been planned for some time now, but there are some pretty big markets having their AWS 1700/2100 4G/3G (U2100) networks shut-down now, … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s new real-life LTE coverage map – now with more magenta

You may remember, towards the end of March, T-Mobile announced and launched a brand new coverage map. It promised it would be in near real-time and give realistic coverage expectations. Unlike the traditional coverage maps, it doesn’t hold on to old data and fail to update. Instead, it uses crowd-sourced information along with its own data to show how good, or bad, coverage … [read full article]

[UPDATE x2: Back up and running] T-Mobile LTE experiencing outages in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and more?

It seems as though T-Mobile is experiencing some network issues today. My first experience of it – coincidentally enough – was while being guest host on PocketNow’s weekly podcast a short while ago. Since then, I’ve had a number of emails and tweets informing me that it’s not just isolated to the Boston area where the show was being hosted. Checking DownDetector makes it clear that there are several reports of … [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]

Uncarrier 8.0 takeaway: T-Mobile’s network announcements were far more important than rollovers

T-Mobile’s Data Stash may – in the words of John Legere – be “arguably the biggest thing we’ve ever done since Uncarrier 1“, but other announcements caught my attention more. I’m not belittling the new data rollover scheme. Simply re-emphasizing the truth: Without a killer network, a great offer isn’t worth anything. Sprint has found that out to its own detriment.  In a blog post, T-Mo’s network guru, Neville Ray covered … [read full article]