Tag Archives: LTE

RootMetrics network report: Verizon and T-Mobile share 1st place in Philadelphia

T-Mobile regularly states that its data network is the fastest in the country, proudly using its “Data Strong” brand promise as often as it can. But it wasn’t until earlier this year that RootMetrics’ independent reports started catching up with what the carrier already knew. Perhaps a reason why – in the past – the company’s chiefs have mocked the RootMetrics results for being out of date and not being truly independent. In one of its … [read full article]

T-Mo LTE coverage hits 250 million mark

We’ve been covering network upgrades here on TmoNews for many months, posting on sightings in various locations. Whether it be new LTE sites or upgrades to wideband LTE. But during that time, one thing has become increasingly clear: The network engineers are working ridiculously fast. We get new sightings every single week, across various states and markets. So it’s no surprise to us that T-Mobile’s LTE network now officially covers 250 million Americans, … [read full article]

Connecticut gets wideband LTE

T-Mobile announced officially today that its team of engineers has finished upgrading the LTE network in Connecticut, making it faster than ever. T-Mo claims speeds will be up to 50% faster than before in Bridgeport, Danbury, Hartford, Fairfield, Meriden, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, Stamford and Waterbury. T-Mobile customers in these areas are seeing speeds faster than AT&T and Verizon, and almost two and half times faster than Sprint. From the city of … [read full article]

Network update: T-Mobile LTE Sightings in Maine, rural Illinois and Pennsylvania

I have no idea what T-Mobile’s network engineers are eating for breakfast each morning, but if I had to guess from the rate of expansion and upgrades, it’s probably Red Bull-soaked Lucky Charms and three triple espressos. These guys are working incredibly quickly. Over the past 10-14 days, I’ve received a huge number of sightings and updates from readers across the U.S. noticing LTE in new markets, in many different areas. Illinois [read full article]

Nexus 6 coming to T-Mobile, available from November 12

T-Mobile announced this morning that the Nexus 6 will be joining its lineup of smartphones from November 12 for $0 down on EIP, with 24 monthly payments of $27.08 per month. That’s a full retail price of $649, which is considerably more than what it would cost for the previous two generations of Nexus. As many rumors predicted in the lead up to the launch, the Nexus 6 features a 6-inch Quad HD … [read full article]

T-Mobile to acquire more 700MHz spectrum, in Alaska and Nevada

T-Mobile’s been on something of a mass spectrum hunt in recent weeks and months. Yet another FCC filing reveals plans to acquire more A-block airwaves from Triad 700MHz in Reno, Nevada and Anchorage, Alaska. If completed, it would see T-Mobile add another 2.43 million POPs to its potential A-block coverage. When you add the 2.43 million to the 13.45 million POPs we’ve already reported, that gets you 15.88 million POPs. Only around 2 … [read full article]