Tag Archives: data

T-Mobile network tied with AT&T, Verizon in latest San Jose RootMetrics report

RootMetrics, having finished its seventh test in San Jose, has declared three of the top four U.S. carriers as equal in the area. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile tied in first place, with T-Mo having the highest score by a small margin. T-Mobile finished with an overall score of 98.5, while Verizon and AT&T were awarded scores of 98.3 and 98.0 respectively. Sprint was a little way behind on 93.7: [read full article]

Update on legacy plan to Simple Choice switch confusion: You shouldn’t be losing data

A week ago, we pushed out an article asking how you felt about T-Mobile strategy in switching customers from older, legacy plans to new Simple Choice offers. It became clear beforehand that a number of customers weren’t happy about moving to a new plan and potentially losing allowances, or being pushed on to a plan without their permission. Having … [read full article]

T-Mobile set to launch a new ZTE-made 4G hotspot device?

Hints at new products can crop up in many places, but often times if it’s a minor device, T-Mobile itself can inform us of new gadgets before they’re available. This time out, that’s exactly what’s happened. In T-Mobile’s Support Pages, in the ‘Mobile Internet’ section, information on a new mobile hotspot has been uploaded. Dubbed the T-Mobile 4G HotSpot Z64, the device has been manufactured by ZTE. All kinds of … [read full article]

Clearing up the confusion: T-Mobile addressing data misuse is NOT widespread throttling

This week, we got hold of an internal memo showing how T-Mobile was going to start addressing customers abusing their unlimited data by downloading tons of content through P2P/torrent sites, and breaking the company’s misuse policy. As we understood it, this was going to be a simple case of singling out those negatively impacting on other customers’ service, making them … [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]

Slow data speed problem confirmed as “minor software issue”, fix coming today [UPDATE: Official Statement]

  Over the weekend we collected a number of first hand reports from Tmo customers stating that they’d noticed a significant slow down in data speeds over the past few weeks (read our report here). We weren’t really sure what the problem was, but we guessed it wasn’t throttling, or an issue with specific phones. Thankfully, there’s a fix on the way. John Legere, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces UnCarrier Phase 3 Part II, Tablets, Tablets And More Tablets

As anticipated, T-Mobile is announcing free 200MB of data every month for life. With the announcement of the new iPad mini with Retina and iPad Air, the timing couldn’t be more intentional as T-Mobile finally joined the club of LTE-ready iPad cellular data partners. “We’ve been waiting for a while to get in this game and stop this silliness,”said T-Mobile … [read full article]

Apple Announces New iPads, T-Mobile Finally Gets In On The Fun

T-Mobile’s CEO wasn’t teasing when he promised a Magenta announcement coming out of todays Apple iPad special event. For the first time, T-Mobile is now a cellular data partner with Apple’s iPad line and will support LTE on the UnCarrier. While the practice of data coverage on a tablet isn’t “new” news for T-Mobile customers (see: Android tablets), there is one thing that makes todays announcement something special. T-Mobile is offering … [read full article]

The Complete Breakdown Of Simple Global International Data And UnCarrier Phase 3

As T-Mobile’s Simple Global international data roaming plan continues to earn rave reviews, I’ve received many inquiries on Wi-Fi calling and traveling abroad. Well, some good news all around as T-Mobile has posted a full breakdown of the Simple Global plan, including its impact on Wi-Fi calling. There’s plenty of data contained within, including a breakdown of … [read full article]

T-Mobile Is Bringing The World A little Closer With “Simple Global” International Unlimited Data Plans

T-Mobile’s UnCarrier Phase 3 is kicking off into global gear with the announcement of “Simple Global” as T-Mobile looks to bring the world a little closer together. T-Mobile is making it simple and easy in the global arena by introducing unlimited global data at no extra charge in 100+ countries. “The cost of staying connected across borders is completely crazy,” said John … [read full article]