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RootMetrics releases new report on US carrier networks, T-Mobile finishes in fourth place

RootMetrics has released its report on the performance of the big four US carriers in the second half of 2016, and unfortunately for T-Mobile, the ranks are similar to the report from the first half of 2016. In RootMetrics’ report, Verizon finished first place with an overall score of 93.9, AT&T finished second with 90.5, Sprint finished third with 84.7, and T-Mobile finished fourth with a score of 81.2. RootMetrics notes that T-Mobile’s rankings in its … [read full article]

SoftBank reportedly still interested in T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The rumors of a T-Mobile-Sprint merger are back. A new report from Reuters claims that SoftBank is willing to give up its control of Sprint to T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom in order to get a T-Mo-Sprint merger done. While SoftBank would reportedly discuss different deals, sources say that the company is willing to cede control of Sprint and then get a minority stake in a combined T-Mo-Sprint. SoftBank hasn’t actually approached Deutsche Telekom regarding a … [read full article]

OpenSignal compares US carriers’ LTE by region, T-Mobile finishes first or second each

After releasing its State of Mobile Networks: USA report last week, OpenSignal today shared a follow-up report that shows how the four major US carriers stack up in the different regions of the USA. Looking at the map above, you can see that the regional results are similar to the nationwide report from last week. According to OpenSignal, Verizon has the best 4G LTE availability in all five regions of the USA. The 4G LTE … [read full article]

T-Mobile ties for most awards, improves LTE availability in latest OpenSignal network report

T-Mobile did pretty well for itself in both of OpenSignal’s 2016 US mobile network reports, and that trend has continued into 2017. OpenSignal today released its new State of Mobile Networks USA report, which measured the networks of the four major US carriers between October 1 and December 31, 2016. For this report, OpenSignal gathered 4,599,231,167 datapoints from 169,683 Android and iOS users. OpenSignal also notes that it examined 4G speeds and availability in … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere talks Sprint, possibility of merger

Following today’s Un-carrier Next announcement, T-Mobile CEO John Legere took some questions from the media. And unsurprisingly, a question about Sprint came up. Legere was asked about the possibilities of a merger with SoftBank and Sprint with President Donald Trump and a new FCC. According to The Verge, T-Mobile’s CEO didn’t come out and say definitively yes or no to a T-Mobile-Sprint merger, but he did say that it was a possible outcome under the new administration. … [read full article]

New report says T-Mobile is best in US network quality and performance

Twin Prime, a firm focused on “mobile performance and app acceleration,” recently released a report on the state of mobile performance in the US, and T-Mobile fared pretty well. In its report, Twin Prime found that T-Mobile has the best network quality and performance, offering the fastest speeds on both LTE and 3G networks. On LTE, Verizon is 1 percent slower than T-Mobile while Sprint is 5 percent slower and AT&T is 17 percent slower. The … [read full article]

Report: T-Mobile customers use apps on cellular more than those on other U.S. carriers

With many different data plans out there, consumers may use their phones differently, with some sticking mostly to Wi-Fi while others use cellular without a care. A new report that recently came out aimed to find out how subscribers across the major four U.S. carriers are using the apps on their devices. A report from FierceWireless and consulting firm P3 shows that T-Mobile customers use their apps far more on cellular than customers of the other … [read full article]

T-Mobile shows improvements in new RootMetrics report, but finishes fourth overall

T-Mobile has done well in recent U.S. carrier reports from OpenSignal and Ookla, but the Un-carrier didn’t fare so well in a new RootMetrics report. RootMetrics today published its Mobile Network Performance in the U.S. report for the first half of 2016. In this test, RootMetrics says that it drove 265,386 miles and performed 3,676,470 tests, including tests conducted within the 125 most populous metro areas across the U.S. RootMetrics also notes that … [read full article]

Sprint CEO confirms interest in T-Mobile merger, but says no talks happening

Earlier this week, a report suggested that SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son was interested in merging Sprint — which his company is the majority owner of — with T-Mobile. Now Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has commented on that report. In an interview with Fortune, Claure confirmed that there is interest in merging Sprint and T-Mobile. “We’ve always said that we were interested, Claure said, adding that “it would be nice to combine both companies to give … [read full article]

SoftBank CEO reportedly still wants Sprint and T-Mobile merger

T-Mobile’s name has popped up as part of several possible mergers, including some with Sprint. None of those deals have actually panned out, but Sprint’s owner is holding out hope that one will. Sources say that Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank, wants to merge Sprint with T-Mobile. SoftBank currently owns more than 80 percent of Sprint. Bloomberg’s sources explain that if Son feels that the next head of the FCC would be responsive … [read full article]