Tag Archives: LTE

New Band 12 LTE sightings in Indiana, Missouri, and Pennsylvania

How about we wrap this week with some fresh band 12 sightings? TmoNews readers have reached out to me over the past few days with reports of band 12 LTE sightings in places like Indiana, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. Here’s what’s been spotted lately: Terre Haute, Ind. Along I-35 in Missouri, just south of the Iowa border Pottsville, Penn., near Yuengling brewery When it announced its full Q2 2015 earnings … [read full article]

John Legere says Un-carrier Amped move coming Thursday, another one next week

After taking to Periscope last week to tease that he had “something great” coming the following week, John Legere again appeared on Periscope today to keep the hype train going. John Legere’s latest Periscope was held during a run in Central Park ahead of an investor dinner. He shed just a tiny bit more light on his plans for this week, saying that he has some “big news” … [read full article]

Tom Wheeler pushes against T-Mobile request for 40MHz reserve in 600MHz auction

News this morning from the Commission states that Tom Wheeler, the FCC’s chairman, is pushing against T-Mo’s request to raise the spectrum reserve in next year’s low-band auction. In a blog post today, Wheeler stated the following: “While some parties have petitioned the Commission to increase the size of the reserve, the draft Order on Reconsideration I am circulating today would maintain the reserve size at the current level. The … [read full article]

T-Mobile Network Updates: Band 12 sightings in California, 100Mbps speeds in Augusta & more…

It’s been a little while since we updated you with the latest sightings from our T-Mobile-obsessed readers. And there are a few to get through in today’s network update post. Most is further news of band 12 LTE (700MHz) expansion, some is news of crazy speeds up in Georgia. But either way, it’s all good news when we hear of our readers seeing real-life improvements from T-Mobile’s efforts at improving its network. . Kansas City [read full article]

Rootmetrics: T-Mobile’s network needs improvement at leading NBA venues

Picture the scene: You’re settling down in your seat at a leading NBA game and want to snap and send a picture of your Zach LaVine slam-dunking from a mile away. Except, you can’t get Instagram to upload your picture because your network is completely congested by the thousands of other sports fans doing exactly the same thing. If this type of scenario is your worst nightmare, and cell coverage at your NBA … [read full article]

T-Mobile clear to launch 700MHz band 12 LTE in New York City

On Periscope, last night, John Legere confirmed that New York City should start to see some Band 12 LTE action at long last. As in many markets, one of the big obstructions to getting the 700MHz network live in New York has been TV broadcast channel 51 interference. In the often mentioned map by DanRant from Reddit, the areas affected and blocked by interference are indicated using the red circles (as seen in … [read full article]

List: All current T-Mobile 700MHz band 12 LTE compatible smartphones

It’s been over a year since T-Mobile acquired its first 700MHz spectrum from Verizon. Since then, it’s been picking up airwaves across the country from a number of smaller independent companies. More importantly, we now officially have a handful of markets where the network is alive and kicking. For those who still might not know what all the fuss over band 12 is … [read full article]

Is truly unlimited data going to disappear?

Looking at the U.S. wireless industry over the past couple of years seems to be indicating one thing to me: At some point in the future, truly unlimited data plans will die. Speaking at the Re/code conference yesterday, Sprint’s CEO Marcelo Claure stated that – although unlimited works really well for Sprint now – at some point, it will stop offering unlimited data plans. As the carrier partners to offer more content to … [read full article]