Tag Archives: 4G

T-Mobile to throttle customers who use unlimited LTE data for torrents/p2p

In an internal memo to staff, it’s been revealed that T-Mobile is going to clamp down on users taking advantage of their unlimited 4G/LTE plans for peer-to-peer file sharing and other misuse of their data allowance. It reads: “T-mobile has identified customers who are heavy data users and are engaged in peer-to-peer file sharing, and tethering outside of T-Mobile’s Terms and Conditions (T&C). This results in a negative data network experience for T-Mobile … [read full article]

4G sighted in new small towns, Wideband 15+15 LTE in Rockford, IL

We like to keep tabs on any new developments in network expansion and modernization here at TmoNews. After all, if we just waited for official word on new upgrades, we’d only get them once per quarter. And those announcements never really paint the true picture of what customers are experiencing. We’ve been sent a handful of sightings over the past couple of weeks that make for encouraging reading. One area T-Mobile’s needed work for some time now … [read full article]

LTE speed bumps spotted in L.A. and OH, further expansion in Puerto Rico

Over the past few days we’ve received a number of emails from readers who’ve noticed speed bumps across the U.S. In various places, it seems 4G is getting boosted. The first was in Columbus, OH. It’s been noted that speeds have been around the 25-30Mbps mark. Recently, those download speeds have virtually doubled. The screenshot below is from a speed test undertaken in that area: The second is one of three speed tests done … [read full article]

T-Mobile 4G LTE lights up at Coamo, Puerto Rico

We never get tired of hearing about T-Mobile’s network getting bigger and better. Today one of our readers got in touch to let us know that 4G LTE has just gone live in Coamo, Puerto Rico. Submitting a speed test yielded results of around 23Mbps down and 6Mbps up. Not quite the speeds of Dallas, but, you still can’t beat the feeling of upgrading from 3G/HSPA to LTE. As always, we love hearing … [read full article]

4G LTE arrives in 22 new markets

Following on from yesterday’s news that T-Mobile’s new 20+20 LTE was going live in a few areas, it turns out, the carrier expanded its 4G LTE coverage to 22 new markets yesterday too, in 13 different states. They are as follows: California: San Luis Obispo Colorado: Silverthorne Florida: Key West, Naples-Marco Island Indiana: Evansville Kentucky: Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Frankfort Louisiana: Baton Rouge Massachusetts: Barnstable Town Minnesota: Red … [read full article]

T-Mobile expanding MetroPCS LTE branding, adding 15 new markets on November 21st

Along with all the hubbub surrounding T-Mobile’s earnings call yesterday came the news that it wasn’t only keen on expanding its own branded network, but also that of MetroPCS. In an official press release yesterday, the magenta carrier clarified its plans to launch LTE MetroPCS branding in 15 new markets on November 21st. Those markets include: Albuquerque – Santa Fe, NM Cincinnati – Dayton, OH Columbus, OH Denver – Colorado Springs, CO El … [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]