Tag Archives: Speed test

T-Mobile confirms speed-test apps exempt from data allowances

Fairly recently we were tipped that T-Mobile would begin excluding Ookla’s SpeedTest app from users’ monthly data allowances. The idea is that once users with data caps in place on their accounts exceeded their allowance, that the SpeedTest will still show the true network performance. On the one hand, users might be frustrated that they don’t know precisely what speed they’re limited to. On the … [read full article]

OOKLA Speedtest App being removed from throttling?

Not everyone on T-Mobile is subscribed to one of its unlimited high-speed data plans. Some are on the lower plans which restrict data speeds once you hit your allocated allowance. Today, we’ve learned that T-Mobile is removing OOKLA’s Speedtest app from network throttling. What that means is that those who have hit their cap, and are being throttled, they’ll be able to use the Speedtest app and still see the true network speeds … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ Network Takes On LTE In PC Mag’s Latest Speed Tests

Well, well, well — yet another piece of news that shows T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42Mbps network holds its own against the likes of Verizon’s LTE network. This new study, courtesy of PC Mag, shows that not only does T-Mobile hold its own, “It’s really fast, covers a lot of the country and is inexpensive.” In fact, T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42Mbps network bested Verizon’s LTE network in 11 cities and outside of cities, it “blew away … [read full article]

T-Mobile, AT&T Win Top Honors In PC World Speed Test Report

T-Mobile and AT&T have taken top honors in PC World’s most recent 13-city study breaking down the speeds of the nation’s top four wireless carriers. The study involved “snapshot measurements of wireless service in 13 cities — Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington, D.C.” T-Mobile’s HPSA+ 21 network took the crown on the 3G side, reaching average download speeds … [read full article]

Reminder: T-Mobile 4G Is Taking On The iPhone 4 In Seattle Speed Tests

This message is for you Seattle residents as you all hopefully remember this is the weekend T-Mobile takes the iPhone 4 on in a no holds barred speed test. The prize? A one thousand dollar prize to any iPhone 4 owner who can beat the Samsung Galaxy S 4G two out of three times in a speed test at one of the T-Mobile retail locations mentioned on the flyer below. The contest runs through tomorrow, … [read full article]

Seattle Area T-Mobile Fans, Have An iPhone? Win $1000

Hey Seattle fans, want to win a $1000 this weekend? T-Mobile is challenging all Seattle area iPhone users to a speed test against the Galaxy S 4G with $1000 prize. T-Mobile is so supremely confident in their HSPA+ network when tested against the AT&T (ironic right?) 3G network. The challenge will run from Friday April 29th to Sunday May 1st. iPhone 4 owners will have to beat the Galaxy S 4G … [read full article]