Tag Archives: Network

T-Mobile overtakes Sprint in RootMetrics’ overall U.S. network performance report

Although T-Mobile’s executives have made it clear they don’t place any value RootMetrics’ network performance reports, it’s encouraging that the more recent results are finally catching up with what we already knew about the company’s LTE: It’s fast. In RootMetrics’ most recent Midyear Mobile Network Performance Report, compiling data from across the entire U.S., T-Mobile is finally gaining ground and has finished above Sprint. With an overall score of 71.5, … [read full article]

T-Mobile LTE pops up in Geneva and Ashtabula, Ohio

Every once in a while we get sent news of new networks being tested and activated in various locations across the U.S. Often times, I dig through them and round them all up in a single post. But, since I’m on vacation (sort of), I’ll just post this week’s as and when I’m able too. A T-Mo customer and TmoNews reader has been testing the network in and around Geneva and Ashtabula, Ohio … [read full article]

Carter: 20+20 LTE to be lit up in all major metro areas… Eventually

The subject of wideband LTE has cropped up a number of times this year, as T-Mobile seeks to build a “Data Strong” network capable of providing super-fast speeds to all its customers (within the right area). It comes in two flavors: 15+15 and 20+20. To use the old, basic highway traffic analogy: One’s like have 15 lanes each side of the highway, and the other’s like having 20. It’s not a perfect analogy, … [read full article]

4G sighted in new small towns, Wideband 15+15 LTE in Rockford, IL

We like to keep tabs on any new developments in network expansion and modernization here at TmoNews. After all, if we just waited for official word on new upgrades, we’d only get them once per quarter. And those announcements never really paint the true picture of what customers are experiencing. We’ve been sent a handful of sightings over the past couple of weeks that make for encouraging reading. One area T-Mobile’s needed work for some time now … [read full article]

T-Mo scores well in RootMetrics airport network tests

RootMetrics is well known for testing and reporting on network speed and reliability across the globe, and its latest published report answers the age-old question: How good is my network at an airport? Okay, so it’s not a question on many peoples’ lips, but it’s still useful to know that next time you’re heading to meet a friend at O’Hare arrivals that your connection isn’t going to drop off. Or, if you’re planning … [read full article]

T-Mobile VoLTE reaches ‘nationwide’ status and 700MHz LTE is go!

T-Mobile CEO, John Legere, took to a blog post this morning to let us know a few key exciting tidbits of information. First off: VoLTE is now officially nationwide. Secondly: 700MHz is go! T-Mobile’s upgrades and expansions on the network side have been hugely impressive over the past 6 months. It wasn’t long ago the company officially announced the VoLTE service, … [read full article]

Rural 2G in Texas set to be upgraded to 4G [Update: Maybe not?]

As part of its ongoing commitment to building a “Data Strong” network, T-Mo has stated that it will be upgrading several 2G areas to 4G/LTE before the end of this year. This move joins others like building up wideband LTE in major metro areas, and rolling out 4×2 MIMO in others to offer the best, fastest network available. However, the 2G to 4G upgrade is by far – in my mind – of biggest … [read full article]

MetroPCS legacy network switch-off in Philadelphia scheduled for September 30

Ever since T-Mobile merged with MetroPCS last year, the two have been working together to replace the purple carrier’s old legacy network with a more modern LTE network. What that means is that in certain locations over the past 12 months, the old network has been switched off, freeing up some much needed spectrum for T-Mobile to use elsewhere. More recently, Las Vegas [read full article]