Tag Archives: Network

T-Mobile Lights Up 1900 UMTS Refarm In Kansas City, Second Location To Launch

Kansas City residents take note as T-Mobile officially announces the “City of Fountains” as the second location to go live with the 1900 UMTS refarm. Kansas City receives “enhanced voice and data coverage, as well as faster speeds on unlocked devices, including the iPhone.” T-Mobile expects to announce “many other markets this year.” This is great news, … [read full article]

T-Mobile, AT&T File Application With FCC For Spectrum Swap

The FCC announced yesterday that AT&T and T-Mobile have filed an application to swap PCS (1900 MHz) licenses and one AWS (1700 MHz) license. According to the report, the two companies would exchange equal amounts of spectrum in 35 markets with AT&T gaining spectrum in 12 markets. In another 8 markets, T-Mobile would gain 5-10 MHz of PCS spectrum. Along with that, T-Mobile would pick up another 10 MHz of AWS spectrum covering … [read full article]

What Will A T-Mobile, MetroPCS Merger Look Like On A Spectrum Map?

While T-Mobile and MetroPCS execs played up the joint spectrum possibilities today, we’re curious as to what the actual spectrum makeup looks like on paper. Thankfully we have the folks at Moasik Solutions, a company that maps network coverage and they’ve provided the folks at GigaOM some nice visuals showing off T-Mobile and Metro’s network and spectrum holdings. First up is a look at … [read full article]

T-Mobile Press Release Officially Announces Las Vegas 4G iPhone Speeds

T-Mobile’s made their Las Vegas refarmed 4G iPhone-ready network official with a morning press release courtesy of T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer, Neville Ray. Ray made a similar announcement this past friday at GigaOM’s Mobilize conference calling Las Vegas at least 75% live. So what does this mean for Las Vegas residents? Improved coverage: T-Mobile customers in … [read full article]

Las Vegas Network Refarm Now 75% Live, Nationwide LTE Network Coming By End Of 2013

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, speaking at GigaOM’s Mobilize conference this afternoon has confirmed that the Las Vegas market is now at least 75% live as T-Mobile’s first refarmed spectrum on the 1900 band. T-Mobile continues to refarm its 1900 MHz spectrum for use on the HSPA+ band with other major cities such as Seattle, New York City, and Washington, D.C. expected to … [read full article]

New Root Metric Study Says T-Mobile HSPA+ Shouldn’t Be Lost In “LTE Shuffle”

The good folks at RootMetrics are back with another network study breakdown spanning 75 markets, 100,000 miles and 500,000 driven and indoor data tests to find the very best in wireless data service. I’ll jump right to the conclusion and let you all in on how T-Mobile performed: T-Mobile, meanwhile, often recorded download speeds that were closer to LTE speeds than you might expect and was very close to AT&T in overall performance. … [read full article]

Will You Bring An Unlocked Smartphone To T-Mobile’s Refarmed Network?

For a moment forget about all the attention T-Mobile is placing on the iPhone and their soon-to-be refarmed network, and remember that the iPhone is just one of many smartphones that will take advantage of this new capability. In fact, any phone with 1900MHz HSPA+ or HSDPA will be table to take advantage of T-Mobile’s refarmed network in a big way and that opens up the door for a heap of new possibilities. … [read full article]

Newest Verizon Marketing Spot Pokes Fun At T-Mobile’s Non-Existent LTE Network

Verizon’s newest marketing spot is definitely taking some cheap shots at T-Mobile’s nonexistent LTE network. Verizon calls this a “focus group” which is probably better known as a group of low-paid actors but hey, I can’t say that for certain. Still, Verizon does have the nation’s largest LTE network, nobody is disputing that and they arguably have one of the best networks, period. Still, I can’t help but notice the absence of any … [read full article]