Tag Archives: LTE

T-Mobile 2G upgrade to 4G network seemingly well underway

When T-Mobile announced earlier this year that it would be upgrading its 2G network to 4G, it’s fair to say our attention was grabbed. T-Mobile’s reputation of having great, fast coverage in major cities and having poor coverage elsewhere has been a big hindrance to many people joining the carrier. But times – as the famous song goes – are a-changing. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been informed by a good … [read full article]

Fastest Mobile Networks 2014 results are out, T-Mo LTE finishes 2nd

Over the past few weeks, PCMag – in partnership with Sensorly, TmoNews and a handful of other publications – has been collecting all kinds of network, carrier and handset data from across the U.S. And you’ll be pleased to know that – overall – T-Mobile scored very well. Particularly in LTE and 3G (4G HSPA) speed tests. As well as collecting data from real users, like yourselves, PCMag sent out three cars to … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint users’ mobile data consumption soars above VZW/ATT

Over the past year, both Sprint and T-Mobile have made changes to their plans to make them more competitive, undercutting their main rivals and being more generous with mobile internet allowances usage. And it’s starting to pay off – for the consumer – if data collected by Macquarie Capital is anything to go by. In the first quarter of this year, T-Mobile users on average used over 2.5GB of mobile data each month, with … [read full article]

VoLTE shows up in Dallas? [Update: NYC too]

It’s not long ago T-Mobile announced VoLTE was going live in Seattle. Along with that announcement came a few software updates for the Galaxy Note 3, G Flex and Galaxy Light. But Seattle isn’t the only city to get the network update. Just today we were sent an image showing the service being live and kicking in Dallas. At the moment, when you make a call in a 4G LTE area in any … [read full article]

A peak at Galaxy Note 3 VoLTE update’s new features [gallery]

By now, we should all know that T-Mobile has begun the VoLTE revolution. And although not every handset on T-Mo has been updated to make use of the new service, one device to get updated was the awesome Galaxy Note 3. But, the software update didn’t just include the ability to make VoLTE calls. It featured a whole host of new additions, some of which already exist on the Galaxy S5. Most noticeable were the download booster, … [read full article]

15+15 LTE pops up in Houston, Texas while 40-70 Mbps spotted in California, New Jersey and OH

Late last year, we got news from our readers that 20+20 wideband LTE was starting to go live in Dallas, Texas. And not to be outdone by its neighbor, Houston is now showing signs of being upgraded to a faster network too. It’s the latest in a long line of upgrades we’ve heard about here at TmoNews, the most recent included higher download speeds in [read full article]

LTE speed bumps spotted in L.A. and OH, further expansion in Puerto Rico

Over the past few days we’ve received a number of emails from readers who’ve noticed speed bumps across the U.S. In various places, it seems 4G is getting boosted. The first was in Columbus, OH. It’s been noted that speeds have been around the 25-30Mbps mark. Recently, those download speeds have virtually doubled. The screenshot below is from a speed test undertaken in that area: The second is one of three speed tests done … [read full article]

T-Mobile HD Voice tested, compared with AT&T standard call [sound clips]

For years we’ve been making phone calls with sub-quality audio. We’ve done so, because it’s the only option we’ve had. Arguably, some phones have had better clarity than others due to stronger reception, or a better earpiece. But, a key change had to be made, and it’s happening now. HD Voice is the next generation cellular call quality, and by all accounts, it really does make a difference. As noted by PC Mag:[read full article]