Tag Archives: 3G

Slow data speed problem confirmed as “minor software issue”, fix coming today [UPDATE: Official Statement]

  Over the weekend we collected a number of first hand reports from Tmo customers stating that they’d noticed a significant slow down in data speeds over the past few weeks (read our report here). We weren’t really sure what the problem was, but we guessed it wasn’t throttling, or an issue with specific phones. Thankfully, there’s a fix on the way. John Legere, … [read full article]

Editorial: T-Mobile’s New Plans Are Awesome For Everyone

Earlier today, T-Mobile held an event to show off the new plans and payment schemes for service and phones. There weren’t many surprises given all the leaks we’ve had in the last few weeks about T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” offering. Like John Legere promised back in December, the new plans are very simple and pretty easy to understand once you grasp the basic concepts behind the plans. When looking at them on the … [read full article]

Editorial: T-Mobile Needs To Focus On The Real Network Issue: The Large Swath Of 2G-Only Markets

After T-Mobile’s announcements last week, I spent some time over the weekend evaluating T-Mobile’s work over the last two years. We all remember how T-Mobile was effectively paralyzed by the attempted acquisition by AT&T in 2011, and how it really messed up the company. Initially, I felt that T-Mobile’s announcement of the modernization of its network throughout 2012 was a great plan. I was hopeful that this would finally mean that T-Mobile will … [read full article]

T-Mobile, AT&T Win Top Honors In PC World Speed Test Report

T-Mobile and AT&T have taken top honors in PC World’s most recent 13-city study breaking down the speeds of the nation’s top four wireless carriers. The study involved “snapshot measurements of wireless service in 13 cities — Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington, D.C.” T-Mobile’s HPSA+ 21 network took the crown on the 3G side, reaching average download speeds … [read full article]

Editorial: Why T-Mobile Should And Will Deploy LTE (The Technical Edition)

In the comments of the article about the analyst positing $9 billion for LTE deployment, many people were puzzled on why everyone is so focused on T-Mobile needing to deploy LTE. The obvious marketing answer is that everyone else has it, so T-Mobile needs to be competitive and deploy it to be able to say that they’ve got it too. By itself, that is an incredibly stupid reason to spend billions of … [read full article]

Unlocked iPhone Spotted Running On T-Mobile’s 3G Network? It’s True…Sort Of

No, I’m not crazy and yes, this story is about an iPhone running on T-Mobile’s 3G network. Yes we’re talking 3G here because only the iPhone 4S really supports what T-Mobile quantifies as 4G anyway. A small, unknown factoid about how T-Mobile is handling some of its spectrum refarming is that in certain parts of the country, they are using the 1900MHz band (known as the PCS band) for HSPA+. We’ve come to … [read full article]

Motorola CHARM And T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Get Retail Price Discount

  In a rather unusual course of action, T-Mobile has apparently decided to discount the retail prices of the Motorola CHARM and the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G with 3.5mm Jack. The Motorola CHARM has been discounted from $269.99 to $199.99, and the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G with 3.5mm Jack has been discounted from $399.99 to $299.99. The discount applies to all colors that the devices are available in. Though we didn’t report it before, T-Mobile … [read full article]

T-Mobile G-Slate Includes Free Pair Of 3D Glasses

Well, this is interesting! Back at Mobile World Congress, LG stated that the LG Optimus Pad (known in the USA as the T-Mobile G-Slate) would not have a glasses-free 3D display, and instead it would require a separately sold pair of 3D glasses to properly watch 3D content on the tablet. For the record, this pair of glasses will be the famed Red and Blue variant you are all so familiar with. … [read full article]