Tag Archives: LTE

T-Mobile’s new “next gen”coverage maps: Hit or miss?

T-Mobile fan or not, you can’t escape the carrier’s influence on the modern market. Before the company’s Un-carrier moves, the only discussion about network operators were generally complaints about signal strength (or lack of it). It takes something special for people to actually care about a carrier, and take notice of what it’s doing. Having recently launched Uncarrier 9.0, the carrier promises it’s not done yet and is moving confidently forward with its … [read full article]

Microsoft Surface 3 coming to T-Mobile later this year with 4G LTE

In a press release early this morning, Microsoft announced a brand new full-Windows tablet. The Surface 3 aims to offer a great laptop-replacing experience, at the fraction of the cost of its big brother, the Surface Pro 3. Prices will start from $499 for the base model, and it is the “thinnest and lightest Surface yet.” Inside this new lightweight tablet is a 1.6GHz quad-core Intel Atom x7 processor. It’s 8.7mm thick and weighs just 1.37 pounds, … [read full article]

Cleveland gets its first taste of T-Mobile Wideband LTE

It looks like Cleveland, Ohio has its first taste of T-Mobile’s faster LTE solution. Dubbed “Wideband LTE”, the network typically describes LTE with wider lanes for data traffic to flow through. Thanks to a post by Bradillac, a T-Mo fan and Redditor, we know that T-Mobile’s 15+15Mhz Wideband LTE network is now live in the area. Early speed test showed speeds of around 35Mbps down and 20Mbps up, but after … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches “next-gen” coverage map, shows real user experience

In a blog post this morning, T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer – also known as Grand Master Wizard of networks – Neville Ray announced a new coverage map. Like many of its Uncarrier moves, this new launch is aimed at eliminating another customer pain-point: Estimated and inaccurate coverage maps. T-Mobile is introducing this as the “industry’s first and only crowdsourced, customer-verified network coverage map.” This new map shows near real-time customer … [read full article]

Confirmed: T-Mobile HTC One M9 does include LTE band 2 and band 12 support

Yesterday, when the HTC One M9 became available to pre-order there was a little confusion over whether or not it included support for T-Mobile’s band 2 and band 12 LTE networks. That’s almost entirely down to the fact that the specifications on T-Mobile’s online listing page only includes LTE bands 4 and 17. But, thanks to the ever-knowledgeable product guru, Des Smith, we now know that the listed information is … [read full article]

T-Mobile LTE suffers another outage, concentrated on the East Coast [Update]

We’ve received several emails from TmoNews readers and T-Mo customers this morning to inform us that T-Mobile is currently suffering another LTE outage. And, yet again, it seems to be concentrated around the East Coast. Areas like Philadelphia, New Jersey, Virginia Beach and Washington D.C. have been affected. Checking on DownDetector.com reveals there have been reports of outages, but not anywhere near as widespread as the [read full article]

T-Mobile could gain from AT&T’s Band 17 and Band 12 LTE network interoperating

According to a filing with the FCC, AT&T is progressing well with its promise to support band 12 and band 17 700MHz network interoperability. It’s working with smaller carriers – presumably T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular included – to prepare for this interoperability between the two flavors of 700MHz network. AT&T has said that before the mid-way point of this year, it will have devices available which are capable of interoperating between bands 12 … [read full article]

Network Updates: Multiple new 700MHz sightings in Cleveland and Cincinnati, OH among others

I’ve had a number of emails over the past week with new band 12 LTE sightings. I figured I’d share them with you before I take the weekend off to celebrate the beginning of the second year in to my thirties. It’s no coincidence that these sightings have fallen in line with the new Android 5.1 software update on the Nexus 6, but it comes as … [read full article]