Tag Archives: AT&T

T-Mobile acquires 700MHz spectrum in Chicago to be used for Extended Range LTE

Good news, Chicagoans: some fresh Extended Range LTE is coming your way. T-Mobile has struck a deal with Leap Licenseco, Inc., an AT&T subsidiary, to acquire 12MHz of 700 MHz A-block spectrum. The spectrum covers several towns in the Chicago metropolitan area, including Chicago; Elgin; Joliet; Waukegan; Evanston; Naperville; Aurora; Gary, Ind.; Rockford; De Kalb; Janesville, Wis.; Bloomington; Normal; Kankakee; Kenosha, Wis.; and more. As with any other deal like this, T-Mo and Leap’s deal … [read full article]

T-Mobile takes part in May the Fourth with DeATTh Star Chrome extension

It’s now May 4th — on the east coast, at least — which means that the Star Wars references have started to flow. T-Mobile is getting in on the fun, too. T-Mobile has released its own Chrome extension that changes every text with the word “AT&T” to “The DeATTh Star,” complete with a small Death Star icon. It works on just about any web page with the the text “AT&T” on it, including AT&T’s official Twitter … [read full article]

T-Mobile ranked as best US network by new report, but US carriers rated below many European operators

A new report has come out that suggests that T-Mobile has the best network of the big four US carriers. Unfortunately, T-Mo doesn’t rank quite as high in comparison to the other global operators included in the report. Apteligent and research firm STL Partners have put together a report called the Mobile Network Customer Experience Index, which aims to measure the “app experience” for wireless users based on four metrics: Error Rate, Latency Consistency, Download Speed, … [read full article]

T-Mobile creates Wireless Customer Bill of Rights, wants you to urge other carriers to adopt it

Three years after T-Mobile’s first Un-carrier move, John Legere and Co. want to get some of their 10 Un-carrier moves adopted by the other US operators. T-Mobile today introduced the Wireless Customer Bill of Rights, a list of features that T-Mo thinks every wireless customer deserves. They include no service contracts, no overages, the ability to upgrade when you want, and the ability to keep the data … [read full article]

Netflix admits to capping AT&T and Verizon customer streams, backing up John Legere statement

Last week when T-Mobile announced the addition of YouTube and other services to Binge On, John Legere addressed criticisms of Binge On and its 480p streaming quality, saying that AT&T and Verizon was streaming Netflix at 360p. AT&T and Verizon denied Legere’s statement, but it turns out that AT&T and VZW’s customers are indeed getting their Netflix content throttled, just not by … [read full article]

T-Mobile wins most awards in OpenSignal network comparison, including fastest average 4G LTE download speed

T-Mobile is currently battling Verizon in the #BallBusterChallenge to see whose network is superior, but today a new report shows that T-Mo’s network is faster than its competition. OpenSignal today published its latest State of Mobile Networks: USA report, and in it, T-Mobile wins out for fastest 4G LTE download speeds. T-Mo’s average speed for the testing came out to 12.26Mbps, edging out … [read full article]

T-Mobile once again argues against AT&T attempt at low-band spectrum purchase

T-Mobile has been battling with AT&T lately about regarding the big blue carrier’s attempts to buy low band spectrum in a couple of different deals, with each side making their case to the FCC. This week, T-Mo filed another letter to the FCC arguing why an AT&T purchase should be blocked. AT&T is interested in three lower 700MHz C Block licenses in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. AT&T says that it … [read full article]

T-Mobile continues #AbolishOverages campaign in the skies above AT&T headquarters

Yesterday we saw T-Mobile take its #AbolishOverages message to the sky above Verizon’s headquarters in New Jersey, and today AT&T was the target of T-Mo’s skywriting airplane. T-Mobile today flew over Dallas, Texas, to tell AT&T that it needs to listen to consumers and abolish its overage fees. As you can see below, T-Mobile’s message to big blue read “End overages now AT&T.” Today’s skywriting … [read full article]