Tag Archives: LTE

T-Mobile’s 2014 resolution? It’s got to be coverage, coverage and more coverage…

With 2013 virtually behind us, it’s impossible for anyone in the tech industry to look at T-Mobile and not be impressed by its moves. Getting rid of the subsidy model that the industry had clung to for so long, then allowing users to upgrade virtually whenever they liked. It wasn’t so much going against the flow as it was changing the flow’s direction entirely as AT&T and Sprint tried to copy Tmo with … [read full article]

RootMetrics results show huge T-Mobile speed jump, but still behind Verizon/AT&T in Dallas, TX

Dallas, Texas has been something of a popular talking point among T-Mobile watchers over the past couple of months. It’s one of the first places in the States to show signs of the faster 20+20 LTE network lighting up. RootMetrics has published its most recent results from the area, and it’s generally good news. Since the test in March … [read full article]

Slow data speed problem confirmed as “minor software issue”, fix coming today [UPDATE: Official Statement]

  Over the weekend we collected a number of first hand reports from Tmo customers stating that they’d noticed a significant slow down in data speeds over the past few weeks (read our report here). We weren’t really sure what the problem was, but we guessed it wasn’t throttling, or an issue with specific phones. Thankfully, there’s a fix on the way. John Legere, … [read full article]

4G LTE arrives in 22 new markets

Following on from yesterday’s news that T-Mobile’s new 20+20 LTE was going live in a few areas, it turns out, the carrier expanded its 4G LTE coverage to 22 new markets yesterday too, in 13 different states. They are as follows: California: San Luis Obispo Colorado: Silverthorne Florida: Key West, Naples-Marco Island Indiana: Evansville Kentucky: Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Frankfort Louisiana: Baton Rouge Massachusetts: Barnstable Town Minnesota: Red … [read full article]

20+20 LTE networks popping up, Speed tests show 70Mbps downloads near Plano, Dallas,TX

As part of T-Mobile’s earnings call earlier in the month, one of the big points Tmo’s chiefs wanted to get across was that it was investing heavily in its network coverage. But it’s not just about how much coverage it has, the speeds and performance of the network are key too. As part of the announcement, the carrier stated that it would be launching new, faster … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s LTE and HSPA+ network latency comes out on top in comparison with AT&T, Verizon and Sprint

With yesterday’s news and encouragements regarding T-Mobile’s continued expansion of its own LTE network in the States and the gradual upgrading to 10+10 and 20+20 networks, it’s a further “cherry on the top” to hear that our favorite magenta colored carrier scored well on latency tests. In LTE, HSPA+ and HSPA tests, it came out on top of every comparison. Using a panel of over 1 million … [read full article]

T-Mobile expanding MetroPCS LTE branding, adding 15 new markets on November 21st

Along with all the hubbub surrounding T-Mobile’s earnings call yesterday came the news that it wasn’t only keen on expanding its own branded network, but also that of MetroPCS. In an official press release yesterday, the magenta carrier clarified its plans to launch LTE MetroPCS branding in 15 new markets on November 21st. Those markets include: Albuquerque – Santa Fe, NM Cincinnati – Dayton, OH Columbus, OH Denver – Colorado Springs, CO El … [read full article]

T-Mobile Announces UnCarrier Phase 3 Part II, Tablets, Tablets And More Tablets

As anticipated, T-Mobile is announcing free 200MB of data every month for life. With the announcement of the new iPad mini with Retina and iPad Air, the timing couldn’t be more intentional as T-Mobile finally joined the club of LTE-ready iPad cellular data partners. “We’ve been waiting for a while to get in this game and stop this silliness,”said T-Mobile … [read full article]

Apple Announces New iPads, T-Mobile Finally Gets In On The Fun

T-Mobile’s CEO wasn’t teasing when he promised a Magenta announcement coming out of todays Apple iPad special event. For the first time, T-Mobile is now a cellular data partner with Apple’s iPad line and will support LTE on the UnCarrier. While the practice of data coverage on a tablet isn’t “new” news for T-Mobile customers (see: Android tablets), there is one thing that makes todays announcement something special. T-Mobile is offering … [read full article]