Tag Archives: Network

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]

Noticing drastically reduced download speeds? You’re not alone

At the back end of last week I got sent some information from one of our readers regarding some drastically reduced data connection speeds. Since then, a growing thread on HowardForums and another on XDA-Developers seems to show that he’s not alone. I also tweeted out just before the weekend to offer some of our followers the chance to share their experience. Essentially, I wanted to make sure that people were experiencing the … [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]

FCC chairman in a letter to CTIA: Let customers unlock phones, or we’ll start regulating

Yesterday evening an interesting story broke online regarding the FCC’s new chairman, Tom Wheeler. In an open letter to CTIA (a U.S. operator association) he stated that current plans by the organization regarding unlocking handsets are “a hollow shell” unless a further, key point is added to them. And, if CTIA doesn’t instigate more consumer friendly plans, it will step in to regulate itself: “Enough time has passed, and it is now time … [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 Boosts LTE Network To 202 Million POPs, 233 Metro Areas

T-Mobile’s Simple Global plan may steal the headlines tonight but not to be out-shined is a brand new set of LTE announcements. T-Mobile’s announcing 202 million people are now covered in 233 metro areas covering 91 of the top 100 largest markets by population. T-Mobile’s LTE market announcement is almost one month to date from their earlier news of 180 million POPs covered in more than 154 markets. Let’s just be … [read full article]

New LTE Sightings Include Knoxville, Milwaukee and Two Texas Cities

T-Mobile’s LTE market launches are still in full swing as the company heads towards its goal of 200 million POPs covered before year’s end. A new group of sightings have come my way highlighting the work that is still being done and hopefully these markets are next up to go live. According to residents in Knoxville, Tennessee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Valley, Texas LTE is slowly coming online. The … [read full article]

T-Mobile Slapped On The Wrist For “Misleading” Ad Campaign Against AT&T

Update: T-Mobile CEO John Legere pinged me on Twitter to let me know he responded to the article in the comments below. An image of his comment follows at the end of the article.  Roh oh, T-Mobile may have gone a little too far in its claims against AT&T as the National Advertising Division has slapped T-Mobile on the wrist for statements made in several campaigns. T-Mobile has become considerably more … [read full article]

T-Mobile Updates LTE City List, Highlights 180 Million POPS And 154 Markets

After a yesterdays low-key announcement of another round of LTE market launches, T-Mobile has updated its full city list to show their entire LTE coverage area. Up from 116 markets and 157 million people, T-Mobile enow highlights 180 million POPs covered with the full list of available cities. If you know you’re already live with LTE, this might not be of much interest, but for those … [read full article]

T-Mobile Updates LTE Coverage Numbers In AllThingsD Report

In the minutes following our uncovering of the T-Mobile iPhone 5s/iPhone 5c pricing, AllThingsD went on record with T-Mobile executive Andrew Sherrard. The AllThingsD report and related confirmation of the iPhone pricing isn’t what caught my eye, what did catch my eye is new numbers on T-Mobile’s LTE rollout. Sherrard told the publication that the company now covers 180 million people in 154 markets … [read full article]