Tag Archives: Network

T-Mobile celebrates 1 year of LTE by launching major 2G/Edge network upgrade, and suing Verizon

12 months ago, T-Mobile kicked off its LTE rollout in the U.S., and since then hasn’t stopped its expansion. It’s gone from 0 to over 200 million POPs in a ridiculously short time, breaking records set by other U.S. carriers. As part of its 1-year anniversary celebration, Tmo has announced that it will begin repurposing its 2G/EDGE networks and upgrading them to 4G LTE. It also announced that by the beginning of next year, its A-block spectrum … [read full article]

T-Mobile will shut off MetroPCS network in Boston, Las Vegas and Philly by year’s end

Over the past 12 months, T-Mobile’s network roll-out speed has been phenomenal. It’s ahead of schedule with its LTE expansion, and ahead of schedule in migrating customers from the old MetroPCS network over to T-Mobile. As part of its earnings results yesterday, Tmo announced that it plans on decommissioning MetroPCS’ CDMA-based networks as soon as the end of … [read full article]

Magenta has fastest U.S. LTE network according to OpenSignal report

According to the most recent report published by OpenSignal, T-Mobile has the fastest LTE speeds on average in the States. Its average download speeds are 11.5Mbps, making it faster than AT&T’s 9.12Mbps, Verizon’s 7.82Mbps and Sprint’s mediocre 4.32Mbps. Although that may sound great, the report is pretty damning on the state of the US’ LTE coverage. Although it was one of the first countries to start building on the 4th gen networking technology, it’s one of the … [read full article]

4G LTE goes live in 14 new markets

T-Mobile is on a massive push to get LTE rolled out to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. It’s now added a further 14 markets to its list of areas covered. There’s a handful of markets in Florida and Michigan as well as a couple in other states. List below: Ocala, FL Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Punta Gorda, FL The Villages, FL Valdosta, GA Coeur d’Alene, ID Twin Falls, ID Bay … [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]

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]