Tag Archives: AT&T

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]

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]