Tag Archives: AT&T

New report says T-Mobile is best in US network quality and performance

Twin Prime, a firm focused on “mobile performance and app acceleration,” recently released a report on the state of mobile performance in the US, and T-Mobile fared pretty well. In its report, Twin Prime found that T-Mobile has the best network quality and performance, offering the fastest speeds on both LTE and 3G networks. On LTE, Verizon is 1 percent slower than T-Mobile while Sprint is 5 percent slower and AT&T is 17 percent slower. The … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO talks about targeting AT&T’s M2M customers, keeping legacy GSM around

Earlier this month, T-Mobile began targeting AT&T’s Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) customers by offering them free 2H service through the end of 2016. Now T-Mo CFO Braxton Carter has elaborated on how the Un-carrier’s 2G plans differ from AT&T. “Until you get voice and data on LTE, you can’t refarm spectrum dedicated to legacy technology,” Carter said. He went on to say that 60 percent of T-Mobile’s spectrum is currently being used … [read full article]

Report: T-Mobile customers use apps on cellular more than those on other U.S. carriers

With many different data plans out there, consumers may use their phones differently, with some sticking mostly to Wi-Fi while others use cellular without a care. A new report that recently came out aimed to find out how subscribers across the major four U.S. carriers are using the apps on their devices. A report from FierceWireless and consulting firm P3 shows that T-Mobile customers use their apps far more on cellular than customers of the other … [read full article]

T-Mobile responds to AT&T’s upcoming 2G shutdown with free service for IoT customers

T-Mobile is no stranger to poking fun at the other major U.S. competitors and the moves that they make, and today T-Mo is putting AT&T in its sights. T-Mobile says that it’s “throwing a lifeline” to AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) customers but offering them free 2G service through the end of 2016. This includes up to 50MB per device per month and free SIM cards. If you’re an AT&T customer that’s interested in migrating your … [read full article]

T-Mobile shows improvements in new RootMetrics report, but finishes fourth overall

T-Mobile has done well in recent U.S. carrier reports from OpenSignal and Ookla, but the Un-carrier didn’t fare so well in a new RootMetrics report. RootMetrics today published its Mobile Network Performance in the U.S. report for the first half of 2016. In this test, RootMetrics says that it drove 265,386 miles and performed 3,676,470 tests, including tests conducted within the 125 most populous metro areas across the U.S. RootMetrics also notes that … [read full article]

Advertising group recommends T-Mobile make ‘Ditch and Switch’ campaign more clear

Last year, the National Advertising Division recommended that T-Mobile discontinue some of the claims it was making in its “Ditch and Switch” ad campaign. T-Mobile appealed the decision to the National Advertising Review Board, another unit of the advertising industry’s self-regulatory system, and now the NARB’s decision has come out. The National Advertising Review Board has recommended to T-Mobile that they better explain to consumers the terms of their “Ditch and Switch” campaign. First, the … [read full article]

T-Mobile wins most awards in latest OpenSignal U.S. network comparison

T-Mobile fared pretty well in OpenSignal’s State of Mobile Networks: USA report earlier this year, and it looks like T-Mo has done well in the second report of 2016, too. OpenSignal today released its latest State of Mobile Networks: USA report, and in it, T-Mobile came away with the fastest 4G LTE and 3G network speeds. T-Mo’s average LTE download speed was 16.28Mbps, while Verizon’s was 15.94Mbps. Meanwhile, AT&T posted an average LTE download speed … [read full article]

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]