Tag Archives: Network

T-Mobile improves in latest RootMetrics US network report, but wins 0 national awards

RootMetrics today released its First Half 2015 US Mobile Network Performance Review, which ranks the US carriers based on performance across the country. During its testing, RootMetrics says that it drove 237,506 miles across the US to collect around 6.1 million test samples. RootMetrics’ overall performance winner for the first half of 2015 was Verizon, scoring a 94.5 out of 100. AT&T scored 91.8, Sprint … [read full article]

Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston among major T-Mobile markets having their AWS 3G/4G networks shut down this summer

Some of you may be aware already that T-Mobile – as part of its network modernization process – is shutting down its AWS HSPA+ network in a number of markets this year. As it builds out its LTE network, T-Mo wants to recycle its older network technology. This move has actually been planned for some time now, but there are some pretty big markets having their AWS 1700/2100 4G/3G (U2100) networks shut-down now, … [read full article]

T-Mobile Network Updates: Band 12 sightings in California, 100Mbps speeds in Augusta & more…

It’s been a little while since we updated you with the latest sightings from our T-Mobile-obsessed readers. And there are a few to get through in today’s network update post. Most is further news of band 12 LTE (700MHz) expansion, some is news of crazy speeds up in Georgia. But either way, it’s all good news when we hear of our readers seeing real-life improvements from T-Mobile’s efforts at improving its network. . Kansas City [read full article]

Rootmetrics: T-Mobile’s network needs improvement at leading NBA venues

Picture the scene: You’re settling down in your seat at a leading NBA game and want to snap and send a picture of your Zach LaVine slam-dunking from a mile away. Except, you can’t get Instagram to upload your picture because your network is completely congested by the thousands of other sports fans doing exactly the same thing. If this type of scenario is your worst nightmare, and cell coverage at your NBA … [read full article]

T-Mobile clear to launch 700MHz band 12 LTE in New York City

On Periscope, last night, John Legere confirmed that New York City should start to see some Band 12 LTE action at long last. As in many markets, one of the big obstructions to getting the 700MHz network live in New York has been TV broadcast channel 51 interference. In the often mentioned map by DanRant from Reddit, the areas affected and blocked by interference are indicated using the red circles (as seen in … [read full article]

Is truly unlimited data going to disappear?

Looking at the U.S. wireless industry over the past couple of years seems to be indicating one thing to me: At some point in the future, truly unlimited data plans will die. Speaking at the Re/code conference yesterday, Sprint’s CEO Marcelo Claure stated that – although unlimited works really well for Sprint now – at some point, it will stop offering unlimited data plans. As the carrier partners to offer more content to … [read full article]

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]