Tag Archives: LTE

Band 12 LTE spotted in south Austin, Texas

T-Mobile’s band 12, 700MHz LTE rollout is showing no signs of slowing down as we hear of yet another sighting of the stronger network. One of our readers from south Austin noticed much stronger signal than normal just a couple of days ago while using his Nexus 6. Curious to see the reason for the extra strength of his LTE signal, he turned to the LTE Discovery app and found that band 12 … [read full article]

T-Mobile now covers 280 million people with LTE, same as Sprint

The revelation was made by T-Mobile’s CTO, Neville Ray, and suggests that T-Mobile is easily on target to reach its 300 million goal by the end of 2015. With 280 million POPs (or people) covered with LTE now, T-Mobile has the same number of people covered as its nearest rival, Sprint. Our favorite carrier plans to expand its LTE further in to areas where it doesn’t currently have a retail presence, in a … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s new real-life LTE coverage map – now with more magenta

You may remember, towards the end of March, T-Mobile announced and launched a brand new coverage map. It promised it would be in near real-time and give realistic coverage expectations. Unlike the traditional coverage maps, it doesn’t hold on to old data and fail to update. Instead, it uses crowd-sourced information along with its own data to show how good, or bad, coverage … [read full article]

Band 12 support arrives for Samsung Galaxy Avant in latest software update

Starting today, T-Mobile is beginning the rollout of a software update which finally brings Band 12 support to the Samsung Galaxy Avant. Although it’s not an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, it will enable those with the budget smartphone to access the carrier’s stronger, low-band network. Software version G386TUVU1AOD7 was made available to download over-the-air from today, May 11 and – as far as we know – it’s not a staggered release. If … [read full article]

T-Mobile Band 12 700MHz LTE network spotted in Fresno, Talladega, Indianapolis and more…

As much as we’d love to, we can’t just take T-Mobile’s word for it that it’s busy rolling out its 700MHz frequency band 12 network. So we like to collate some of our readers’ sightings of the new low-band network in action when we can here, at TmoNews. Over the past week or two we’ve been sent a number of fresh sightings in various markets across the U.S. All of which proves that T-Mobile really has been … [read full article]

T-Mobile gives Cincinnati’s LTE network a speed bump

A couple of readers got in touch with us over the past couple of days to inform us of some very interesting and promising network news from Cincinnati. It looks almost certain that T-Mobile has upgraded the network to a 10+10 network meaning residents on T-Mobile now have twice as many “data lanes” to use. Speed tests done by these readers show that the new network has significantly improved download speeds. Although they’re … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s data de-prioritization (aka “throttling” high users) – Explained

Just a couple of days before T-Mobile’s first quarterly earnings call of 2015 a thread on Reddit got our attention. Within it, a customer complained of being “throttled” when – in fact – he was feeling the result of data de-prioritization. It seemed like – from what he understood – that he’d hit some magic, hidden number of GBs in downloads … [read full article]

User complaints of T-Mobile LTE speed “throttling” get John Legere’s attention

A couple of days back, a thread on Reddit started with a user complaining that they had experienced what they believed was throttling. As you’d expect, with a topic like that, the thread soon exploded and now has over 300 comments from people who are customers, fans and even employees of T-Mobile. Some are insinuating that customers are subject to throttling once they start reaching high levels of data usage. … [read full article]