Tag Archives: Coverage

T-Mo Personal Cellspot and GoGo in-flight texting available from today

Last week, T-Mobile announced its latest Uncarrier phase, setting Wi-Fi calling and texting free by ensuring that all new phones on sale would be compatible with the service, and signing a deal with GoGo for in-flight texting and voicemail. The latter of which is available from today. But the cherry on the cake was the new Personal Cellspot. “Available for every qualifying Simple Choice customer with a high-speed broadband connection and a [read full article]

T-Mobile LTE network stalling, or dropping out? You’re not alone

  With any network upgrades there are bound to some customers experiencing issues with network reliability and signal strength. And that seems to be what’s happening to many customers. Threads on HowardForums and Reddit indicate that there are plenty of T-Mobile customers who – when connected to a strong LTE network – notice that speeds suddenly stall. A customer posted the following on Reddit, three days back: Is … [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]

Unsurprisingly, Verizon’s unhappy with FCC’s plans to make spectrum auctions more competitive

Sprint and T-Mobile are doing the best they can to push the FCC in to making a decision on airwave auctions that would see the system changed to be more favorable to the smaller guys. Both carriers have increased lobbying budgets and contacted regulators over 24 times this year. Putting as much time and money in as possible because the upcoming spectrum auction could be the largest we’ve seen in the U.S. since … [read full article]

Report: T-Mobile LTE network not only getting faster, but stronger too

In June last year, GigaOM reporter, Kevin Fitchard broke a major story regarding T-Mobile’s plans to bolster its LTE network. Now, he’s back with further information on T-Mo’s plans. In his report last year, Fitchard stated that T-Mobile would be adopting a technology known as 4×2 MIMO (multiple input-multiple output). With MIMO, multiple antennas send multiple transmissions between the transmitter and the device making downloads speedier. Almost all LTE … [read full article]

4G LTE goes live in 14 new markets

T-Mobile is on a massive push to get LTE rolled out to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. It’s now added a further 14 markets to its list of areas covered. There’s a handful of markets in Florida and Michigan as well as a couple in other states. List below: Ocala, FL Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Punta Gorda, FL The Villages, FL Valdosta, GA Coeur d’Alene, ID Twin Falls, ID Bay … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s 2014 resolution? It’s got to be coverage, coverage and more coverage…

With 2013 virtually behind us, it’s impossible for anyone in the tech industry to look at T-Mobile and not be impressed by its moves. Getting rid of the subsidy model that the industry had clung to for so long, then allowing users to upgrade virtually whenever they liked. It wasn’t so much going against the flow as it was changing the flow’s direction entirely as AT&T and Sprint tried to copy Tmo with … [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 announces plans to sell $1.8 billion in stock to invest in more spectrum

Late yesterday evening T-Mobile announced a plan to sell common stock. In all, the company hopes to sell up to $1.8 billion worth of stock, or 66.15 million shares. The idea isn’t just to sit on a nice pile of money, instead it hopes to reinvest the money in to “capital investments, enhancing its financial flexibility and opportunistically acquiring additional spectrum.”  It’ll certainly come as good news for those of you concerned with T-Mobile’s … [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]