Tag Archives: data

New Root Metric Study Says T-Mobile HSPA+ Shouldn’t Be Lost In “LTE Shuffle”

The good folks at RootMetrics are back with another network study breakdown spanning 75 markets, 100,000 miles and 500,000 driven and indoor data tests to find the very best in wireless data service. I’ll jump right to the conclusion and let you all in on how T-Mobile performed: T-Mobile, meanwhile, often recorded download speeds that were closer to LTE speeds than you might expect and was very close to AT&T in overall performance. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Launches Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data Plan

T-Mobile’s 10th anniversary as a wireless brand in the US isn’t our reason to celebrate today as today also marks the release of their “Unlimited Nationwide 4G data plan,” introduced back on August 22nd. “We’re big believers in customer-driven innovation, and our Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan is the answer to customers who are frustrated by the cost, complexity and congested networks of our competitors,” said Kevin McLaughlin, vice president, marketing, T-Mobile … [read full article]

We Love Unlimited Data, But Is It Necessary? New Study Says Maybe Not.

I believe it goes without saying that the prospect and return of an Unlimited Data plan to T-Mobile excites us to no end. Perhaps it’s psychological, but the comfort of knowing you won’t be throttled is both exciting and makes us remember why we’re happy our beloved underdog carrier had a change of unlimited data heart. Even with the return of Unlimited Data, the question turns to how many of us truly … [read full article]

T-Mobile Confirms New ‘Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data’ Plan With Press Release

After breaking this to the world just hours ago, T-Mobile has confirmed the upcoming release of their “Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data” plan. I’ll refer you back to our earlier post tonight for all the relevant details or the official press release below.   Full Press Release: T-Mobile Unleashes Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data Starting Sept. 5, T-Mobile will be the only carrier with a nationwide 4G network to offer unlimited nationwide 4G data … [read full article]

T-Mobile Searching For VoLTE Specialists According To New Job Listing

A new job listing on T-Mobile’s website might hint at the company’s plans to roll out Voice-over-LTE services, just months after stating they were still “evaluating” the technology. Voice over LTE is pretty much what it sounds like, technology aside, it’s utilizing 4G networks for both voice and data services, not just data. As it stands today, both AT&T and Verizon are using LTE for data on just voice only, though Verizon has … [read full article]

(Updated x2) T-Mobile Suffering Data Outage Says Early Reports?

Update: T-Mobile has confirmed the outage via Twitter Update 2: T-Mobile now says full data services are restored. We’re receiving early word on Twitter that T-Mobile may be suffering a data outage in some areas across the country. As it stands, we can’t pinpoint an exact location as reports are popping up in random spots across the US with T-Mobile users suffering data connection … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42Mbps Users Average 1.3GB Of Data Per Month

With T-Mobile Senior Vice President Dave Mayo coming out and discussing a bit on T-Mobile’s current network modernization project, we almost lost comments from T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer, Neville Ray. Ray dropped one very interesting factoid during a presentation at the NGMN conference in San Francisco — T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42Mbps smartphone users consume 1.3GB of data per month on average. This figure of course comes just two weeks after a T-Mobile “expert” … [read full article]

T-Mobile “Expert” Says Verizon Is Least Efficient Spectrum User, T-Mobile Is Most Efficient

The T-Mobile vs. Verizon spectrum war continues with another salvo from T-Mobile as they challenge Verizon’s claim that it is the most efficient user of mobile spectrum in the US. Earlier today, T-Mobile rolled out an “expert” to not only knock Verizon’s claim, but to dig in a little deeper by showing Verizon as the most inefficient spectrum user in the US. Computer science research professor at Illinois Institute … [read full article]

T-Mobile Says ‘No Thanks’ To Family Shared Data Plans

As Verizon ramped up their own planned shared data plans earlier this week, T-Mobile’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Andrew Sherrard has taken to T-Mobile’s own blog to lay down the company’s position on shared family data plans. According to Sherrard’s posting, we shouldn’t expect to see shared family data plans on T-Mobile anytime soon and that’s just fine with me. It’s an interesting position and yet, Sherrard brings up some key … [read full article]

Editorial: I Still Think Throttling Data Sucks, There I said It

I’ve long thought T-Mobile’s loose definition of “unlimited data” has needed to change and now, with AT&T at the center of a throttling data news cycle, “unlimited” is once again called into question. In fact, one AT&T user successfully sued AT&T in small claims court winning $850 after the judge agreed AT&T had sold the customer an unlimited plan and then purposely slowed him down. AT&T has justified throttling by claiming it … [read full article]