Tag Archives: LTE

T-Mobile’s LTE network one of the fastest and most reliable in Los Angeles and Phoenix

RootMetrics regularly releases reports from a number of locations across the U.S. More often than not, it’s a major metro area, and the two most recent are Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. As with many reports in recent times, T-Mobile’s network is holding up really well. It placed joint first in Phoenix and second place in Los Angeles. Phoenix, Arizona For the second consecutive time, T-Mobile and AT&T … [read full article]

T-Mobile working on a new interactive LTE coverage map that shows 1900 and 700MHz bands

T-Mobile is close to launching a revamped, interactive coverage map for use on its T-Mobile.com website, as well as its in-store coverage maps used by staff. The idea is to better help potential and existing customers understand what coverage is like in their area, and also help them choose the right devices. As many of you know, T-Mobile uses a few different bands for its LTE coverage, and not all of its devices … [read full article]

Spot the difference: Verizon’s old map of T-Mo LTE coverage vs. the new map

Late last year, Verizon got in to a little hot water over its representation of T-Mobile’s coverage. In fact, it was asked by the National Advertising Division to end its “More Everything” campaign. Long story short, VZW made it look as though T-Mobile had virtually no 4G coverage by excluding its HSPA areas, and by using old data. This was back in November. But, it seems it was up to … [read full article]

T-Mobile network upgrades spotted in New Mexico, North Carolina, California and more…

Every now and then our inbox gets so full with network update sightings from readers that we can’t ignore them anymore. This past few weeks has seem a collection of noticed changes all across the U.S. Whether it’s LTE showing up for the first time, or a noticeable download speed boost, it’s clear T-Mo’s network engineer team is keeping busy. Rio Rancho, New Mexico We’ve been informed by a reader in Rio Rancho that … [read full article]

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]

Apple starts selling iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with wider LTE support

Today, Apple started selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models unlocked and contract free with support for 20 national and international LTE bands. Just like the T-Mobile model, pricing starts at $649. Just a few months ago, Apple started selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. They were firsts for T-Mobile fans for a couple of reasons: They supported Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE. What’s more, Apple has been selling the T-Mobile version … [read full article]

T-Mobile outlines plans to use unlicensed 5GHz spectrum in trials “in the near future”

In a blog post published earlier today T-Mobile’s network chief, Neville Ray outlines the company’s plans to integrate new spectrum in to the company’s existing arsenal of airwaves. And while 2014 was the year of 700MHz low-band spectrum, seamless handover between VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling and wideband LTE, 2015 is something new. As we wrote about in a post just a … [read full article]