Tag Archives: Network

John Legere: AWS-3 spectrum auction a “disaster for American wireless customers”

It’s been a few weeks now since the government’s AWS-3 spectrum auction ended, and by all accounts, T-Mobile played its cards perfectly. It spent almost $1.8 billion on mid-range spectrum which it can use to bolster its already-strong portfolio of 1700/2100 airwaves. But all-in-all, the whole affair was a big pile of baloney according to T-Mobile’s outspoken CEO. … [read full article]

T-Mobile Band 12 LTE shows up in Springfield, MA

A read got in touch from Springfield, MA to inform us that T-Mobile’s 700MHz LTE network is – at the very least – being tested in the city. We were sent a screenshot of the Galaxy Note 4′s Service Mode screen which shows all the indicators we’d normally require to confirm that this is, indeed, a T-Mobile band 12 site. Check it out below: As with every sighting we’ve … [read full article]

T-Mobile network gaining ground, Verizon still dominates in latest nationwide RootMetrics report

Very early this morning, RootMetrics published the most recent US mobile network performance review. This report shows an overview of which carriers offer the best network experience across the country, in metro and state-wide areas. In some ways it makes great reading for T-Mobile fans. In other ways, it shows how far the carrier still has to go before it can match Verizon and AT&T on a national scale. But … [read full article]

Croatia and Paraguay added to Simple Choice international roaming

T-Mobile’s list of countries supported by the free international roaming – as part of Simple Choice – continues to grow. Android Police noticed that Paraguay and Croatia are now included. Since launch, the list of supported countries, where you can get unlimited texting and 2G data roaming free of charge as part of  your Simple Choice plan, has now grown to over 120. Oddly, Vietnam has been removed from the list, and it would seem … [read full article]

Superbowl mobile traffic: T-Mobile network proves fastest in Phoenix Stadium

More people than ever before tuned in during the Patriots’ defeat of the Seahawks last weekend. And while Superbowl itself proved more popular than it ever has been on TV, it was in and around the venue where we get the most interesting mobile network story of the weekend. First up, we talk speed. T-Mobile’s network in the University of Phoenix Stadium area proved to offer the best download speeds of the four … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s recently acquired AWS-3 spectrum shown on map

One of our readers, who has evidently been quite busy, got in touch with a map put together after the AWS-3 spectrum auction results were announced. It’s not the most complicated map, but at each point where T-Mobile bid successfully for the spectrum, there’s a dropped pin. You can see the map above, or get a full look at the interactive Google map at this link. As a big picture, … [read full article]

Rumor: Google wants to launch its own wireless service, using T-Mobile and Sprint networks

Listen to a John Legere interview over the past few months and you’ll have undoubtedly hear his prediction that the wireless industry’s carriers are likely to be challenged by other, non-traditional carriers. Names like Facebook and Google have been thrown around in respect to other companies getting in on the wireless service game. His prediction could become reality sooner than we thought. According to a new report by The Information, Google is planning … [read full article]