Tag Archives: 4g lte

PSA: Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini Now Available in T-Mobile Retail Stores

Following its first official iPhone launch earlier this year, T-Mobile is experiencing another Apple-related first today. T-Mo is now selling both the iPad Air and iPad mini online and in stores, which marks the first time that Magenta has officially sold iPad hardware that’s compatible with its network. As you can see in the image above, passed along to us by an anonymous tipster, T-Mobile stores are receiving stock of both the space gray and … [read full article]

Hello Again With Another Round Of LTE Sightings From Across The Country

It’s another day in T-Mobile land and you know what that means, another group of LTE sightings. With yesterday’s activity, T-Mobile’s LTE network is clearly stepping into another gear as these sightings are steadily coming in from every geographic area we’ve posted. This morning the honor goes to Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; multiple cities in Puerto Rico, Orlando/Kissimmee, Florida; Salem, North Carolina and Cleveland, Ohio. I should also throw Pittsburgh in as a … [read full article]

T-Mobile LTE Sightings Continue With Chicago, Miami, Tampa And Salt Lake City

Good Monday morning TmoNews readers and especially to those residents of Chicago, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and the Salt Lake City areas as a new group of LTE sightings are coming in fast. No official announcement for any of these markets has been discovered as of this writing, but that’s not stopping plenty of T-Mobile customers from spotting the 4G LTE icon on their smartphone displays and hitting up that speed-test app for … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces MetroPCS Customer Migration To T-Mobile Network Ahead Of Schedule

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T-Mobile has just issued a press release indicating the migration of MetroPCS customer to T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G HSPA+ and LTE network is ahead of schedule. Just six weeks after completing the combination of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) today announced the migration of MetroPCS customers onto its 4G HSPA+ and LTE network is ahead of planned schedule. This migration will provide customers of both brands deeper LTE deployment … [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]

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note II For T-Mobile, All Four Major US Carriers

Now this is how we like to start our mornings as Samsung announces the release of the Galaxy Note II inside the US for all four major US carriers and US Cellular. The Note II will be optimized for US networks with 4G LTE and HSPA+42 connectivity, 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD slot, enhanced S Pen and S Pen apps, and a larger, thinner, lighter form factor than its predecessor. Unfortunately, Samsung … [read full article]

T-Mobile Says “Backhaul Strategy Key To A Competitive 4G Experience”

T-Mobile’s newest blog post wants you to know that the key to the company’s 4G success, is the backhaul. “Backhaul provides the connection cell sites to the internet. The bigger the “pipe,” the more mobile data traffic the network can move quickly.” T-Mobile began its own massive backhaul rollout in 2007, before it offered even offered 4G. Well, it’s that “aggressive rollout” that is helping T-Mobile “deliver a competitive, fast and dependable 4G … [read full article]

T-Mobile Pilot Trial Will Start Moving Customers Off 2G Network With Upgrade Incentives

Looks like T-Mobile is beginning to kick their network refarm into another gear as a new piece of intel hits our inbox suggesting T-Mobile will begin a “3G Device Upgrade Pilot” for select cities in the US. Beginning July 9th and running through July 30th, select residents of Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, DC, and Miami will take part in a pilot to cut the number of 2G devices on T-Mobile’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile Says “Making Great Progress” On 4G Network Modernization

T-Mobile Senior Vice President Dave Mayo took to the company’s Insight and Issues blog this afternoon and provided us with a brief update on T-Mobile’s current 4G network modernization progress. Let’s hit some of the high-points as Mayo says that the first 400 modernized GSM/HSPA+ sites will be completed by the end of June, with more than 2,500 sites installed by the end of July. Of course, those sites are likely scattered … [read full article]