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T-Mobile hit with network issues this morning

UPDATE: As of 9:18 am PT/12:18 pm ET, T-Mobile says that it’s resolved the data issues that were impacting some areas.   ORIGINAL: If you’re having issues with your T-Mobile connection this morning, you’re not alone. T-Mobile customers across the country are reporting data issues this morning. Folks are chiming in on Twitter, Reddit, and Down Detector to say that they’re unable to get a data connection, with reports coming in from places … [read full article]

T-Mobile comes in a close second in Fastest Mobile Networks 2017 report

Another report on the state of US mobile networks came out today, and while T-Mobile didn’t come out on top, it came pretty darn close. The folks at PCMag today published the 2017 edition of Fastest Mobile Networks, the annual test in which it measures the performance of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon’s networks in a number of cities across the country. For 2017, four Galaxy S8 phones were used in 30 cities as well as … [read full article]

T-Mobile to begin 600MHz network testing this summer

T-Mobile today shared more details on its 600MHz rollout plans. The FCC has granted T-Mobile the 600MHz spectrum licenses that it won in the recent auction. Now that T-Mo has its licenses, it plans to have its first 600MHz cell sites ready for testing this summer, with commercial use expected later this year. To use this 600MHz coverage, you’ll need a phone that supports that coverage. T-Mobile says that “new 600MHz smartphones from Samsung … [read full article]

T-Mobile increases deprioritization threshold to 32GB

A couple of months after increasing its deprioritization threshold to 30GB, T-Mobile has announced that it’s boosting the threshold again. T-Mobile has upped its deprioritization threshold to 32GB. This means that customers who use more than 32GB of data in a single billing cycle will have their data usage prioritized below other customers for the remainder of that billing cycle. When your data usage is deprioritized, you may see slower data speeds when you’re at a … [read full article]

T-Mobile will begin deploying 5G coverage in 2019

T-Mobile’s been talking quite a bit about its 600MHz spectrum since the auction for those airwaves came to an end last month, and today T-Mo revealed more of its 600MHz plans. T-Mobile announced today that it will use some of its newly acquired 600MHz spectrum for its 5G network. It also has 200MHz of 28/39GHz bands that covers nearly 100 million people in major metro areas and “an impressive volume” of mid-band spectrum for … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares more info on 600MHz spectrum transition process

Last month, T-Mobile revealed that it spent nearly $8 billion on 600MHz spectrum, making it the biggest spender in the FCC’s auction. Now T-Mo has revealed more details on its plans for deploying that spectrum for consumer use. T-Mobile has posted an animation that shows the phases in which the 600MHz spectrum that it purchased will be transitioned to its use. There are 10 phases in total, each with its own deadline for the TV … [read full article]

T-Mobile reports Q1 2017 results, adds another 1.1 million customers

UPDATE: T-Mobile says it will have a 600MHz-capable Samsung device by the holidays this year, with other OEMs making plans for their own 600MHz products. UPDATE 2: Another Un-carrier move coming before the end of this quarter (which ends June 30).   ORIGINAL: T-Mobile’s Q1 2017 results are in, and the Un-carrier has grown again. T-Mobile reports that it added 1.1 million customers in Q1 2017, which means that it has added more than 1 million … [read full article]

T-Mobile Extended Range LTE now live in Chicago metro area

After acquiring 700MHz spectrum in Chicago nearly one year ago, T-Mobile today announced that it’s officially flipped the switch on Extended Range LTE coverage in the Windy City. T-Mobile Extended Range LTE is now live in the Chicago metropolitan area, covering the city’s downtown as well as its suburban and outlying areas. Places like Janesville, Wisc., Rockford, DeKalb, Joliet, and Kankakee should all benefit from the extended range and building penetration of this new coverage. … [read full article]

FCC announces results of 600MHz auction, T-Mobile wins more spectrum than any other company

The FCC’s 600MHz incentive auction officially wrapped up earlier this year following a lot of back and forth between the TV broadcasters, the FCC, and the auction bidders. Now the results of that auction have come out. T-Mobile announced today that it came away with 1,525 licenses and an average of 31 MHz nationwide, which it spent a total of $7.99 billion on. T-Mo won 45 percent of all of the low-band spectrum available … [read full article]

T-Mobile asks FCC for permission to test 3.5GHz equipment

T-Mobile has some new testing that it wants to do, according to an FCC filing. T-Mobile has asked the FCC for permission to perform tests in the 3550-3700 MHz band. Specifically, T-Mo wants to test pre-commercial equipment from April 15, 2017, to September 30, 2018. The testing will take place in Bellevue, Wash., where T-Mobile’s headquarters are located, as well as in nearby Bothell, Wash. “T-Mobile wishes to start operating in the 3550-3700 MHz band to … [read full article]