Tag Archives: LTE

RootMetrics: T-Mo LTE scores joint 1st place with AT&T and Verizon in Las Vegas

I know, I know, John Legere and T-Mobile don’t like referencing RootMetrics results. Calling them out for being out of date and not based on real user testing. Still, they can give a decent portrayal of the network quality offered by the US’ top carriers. This time out, it’s showing T-Mo in a favorable light. In its most recent test in Las Vegas, T-Mobile’s RootScore matched the big two: 1 – Verizon (95.4) 1 … [read full article]

Fastest Mobile Networks 2014 is happening, get testing your T-Mo phones with Sensorly

Every carrier likes to claim that it has the best network around. And John Legere likes to point out that most claims are based on old, paid-for “independent” testing, and that in real life use, T-Mobile has the fastest LTE network. Data from Ookla’s SpeedTest.net would suggest that Magenta users have it good, and it’s only going to get better. But now’s your chance to contribute to an official survey to find out … [read full article]

T-Mobile 4G LTE lights up at Coamo, Puerto Rico

We never get tired of hearing about T-Mobile’s network getting bigger and better. Today one of our readers got in touch to let us know that 4G LTE has just gone live in Coamo, Puerto Rico. Submitting a speed test yielded results of around 23Mbps down and 6Mbps up. Not quite the speeds of Dallas, but, you still can’t beat the feeling of upgrading from 3G/HSPA to LTE. As always, we love hearing … [read full article]

T-Mo opens pre-registration on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition, ships in June

Whatever way you look at it, Samsung has a knack for making product names long and lumpy. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition certainly doesn’t roll off the tongue, but if looks are anything to go by, this could be one of this year’s toughest iPad competitors. Sammy’s impressive S-Pen equipped tablet features a beautiful 2560×1600 pixel LCD 10.1-inch display, Cat4 LTE, an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video capture and a front … [read full article]

Unsurprisingly, Verizon’s unhappy with FCC’s plans to make spectrum auctions more competitive

Sprint and T-Mobile are doing the best they can to push the FCC in to making a decision on airwave auctions that would see the system changed to be more favorable to the smaller guys. Both carriers have increased lobbying budgets and contacted regulators over 24 times this year. Putting as much time and money in as possible because the upcoming spectrum auction could be the largest we’ve seen in the U.S. since … [read full article]

15+15 LTE going live in Minneapolis

T-Mobile’s made no secret of the fact that its building up a strong, and fast LTE network. And quickly. That was made clear when it announced that it had gone from 0 to 220 million people covered within the first twelve months of the network going live. But covering a wide area isn’t the only measure they’re concerned with. It’s also committed to boosting networks up to 10+10, 15+15 and 20+20 MHz LTE … [read full article]

T-Mobile closes 700MHz A-block deal, announces plans for expansion

In a blog post today, T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Office, Neville Ray announced that the company has now closed the deal to acquire Verizon’s unused A-block, 700MHz spectrum. This news comes just a few days after the FCC gave the purchase the go ahead, and signals the beginning of a major plan to improve and expand T-Mobile’s existing LTE coverage. A-block spectrum at these … [read full article]

[Update] MetroPCS CDMA network shutting down in New England and Las Vegas on July 1

Following T-Mobile and MetroPCS’ merger, the prepaid brand has been slowly shutting down its old CDMA network as well as seeing a new lease of life in other areas, using GSM technology. Today, the company revealed which markets would be next in the old network shut-down. On July 1st, MetroPCS’ CDMA waves will go dead in New England and Las Vegas. As part of the process, the carrier has emailed customers in the … [read full article]

Report: T-Mobile LTE network not only getting faster, but stronger too

In June last year, GigaOM reporter, Kevin Fitchard broke a major story regarding T-Mobile’s plans to bolster its LTE network. Now, he’s back with further information on T-Mo’s plans. In his report last year, Fitchard stated that T-Mobile would be adopting a technology known as 4×2 MIMO (multiple input-multiple output). With MIMO, multiple antennas send multiple transmissions between the transmitter and the device making downloads speedier. Almost all LTE networks … [read full article]

Analysts predict success for T-Mobile throughout 2014 thanks to Uncarrier momentum

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that T-Mobile’s Uncarrier movement is a big hit. It’s not just bringing in more customers for T-Mobile than it’s had in years, it’s also forcing other carriers to change their ways and compete. The most recent example of this was Sprint’s promotion, offering up to $650 to customer for trading in, and switching networks. Essentially, a point-by-point copy of … [read full article]