Tag Archives: Verizon

Spot the difference: Verizon’s old map of T-Mo LTE coverage vs. the new map

Late last year, Verizon got in to a little hot water over its representation of T-Mobile’s coverage. In fact, it was asked by the National Advertising Division to end its “More Everything” campaign. Long story short, VZW made it look as though T-Mobile had virtually no 4G coverage by excluding its HSPA areas, and by using old data. This was back in November. But, it seems it was up to … [read full article]

T-Mobile network tied with AT&T, Verizon in latest San Jose RootMetrics report

RootMetrics, having finished its seventh test in San Jose, has declared three of the top four U.S. carriers as equal in the area. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile tied in first place, with T-Mo having the highest score by a small margin. T-Mobile finished with an overall score of 98.5, while Verizon and AT&T were awarded scores of 98.3 and 98.0 respectively. Sprint was a little way behind on 93.7: [read full article]

FCC agrees with T-Mobile’s request for clearer data roaming rules

Earlier this year, T-Mobile petitioned the FCC to make changes to its data roaming agreement guidelines. Complaining that the Commission’s current rules are too vague, and could lead to companies like AT&T charging smaller carriers exorbitant amounts for national data roaming. It was a move which saw the backing of the Competitive Carriers Association, Sprint and a number of other smaller carriers. AT&T actively defended the current rules, claiming … [read full article]

RootMetrics: T-Mobile behind Verizon on maximum observed download speeds

T-Mobile loves to boast about how its network is the fastest LTE network around. This claim is based on averaging out actual user-observed download speeds. And there’s nothing wrong with it. In fact, average download speeds shows us a much more accurate view of what to expect from a carrier when we sign up to one of their plans. But how about maximum observed speeds? In partnership with RootMetrics, Fierce Wireless published a … [read full article]

RootMetrics: T-Mobile and Verizon joint top performers in Denver

With RootMetrics network reports these days it seems each tells the same tale, regardless of location: T-Mobile is the fastest, Verizon is the most reliable. And that’s certainly true of the most recent report published by the independent network testing company. After performing over 25,000 call, data and texting tests in Denver, RootMetrics found that T-Mobile was – on average – the fastest of all four major carriers with average download speeds of … [read full article]

RootMetrics network report: Verizon and T-Mobile share 1st place in Philadelphia

T-Mobile regularly states that its data network is the fastest in the country, proudly using its “Data Strong” brand promise as often as it can. But it wasn’t until earlier this year that RootMetrics’ independent reports started catching up with what the carrier already knew. Perhaps a reason why – in the past – the company’s chiefs have mocked the RootMetrics results for being out of date and not being truly independent. In one of its … [read full article]

Detailed report shows how T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint compared in Q3

It seems an age since T-Mobile announced its results for Q3 of this year, having added a record number of branded postpaid additions. It also posted double digit service revenue growth. In fact, in virtually every measurable performance indicator, T-Mobile showed incredible statistics. Jan Dawson, a knowledgeable and respected wireless industry analyst at Jackdaw, has teamed up exclusively with Fierce Wireless to publish his third quarter slides which show how T-Mobile stacked up … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Verizon and Dish among 70 companies allowed to bid at AWS-3 auction

The FCC’s upcoming AWS-3 auction will be the biggest spectrum auction in the U.S. since 2008, and the list of companies qualified to bid has 70 names. The auction is set to begin on November 13th. T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T are all on the list, as is Dish Network. But perhaps the biggest absence is Sprint. Old Yeller decided to sit this one out. Alongside the major companies are a … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering free unlimited data refer-a-friend deal from next week

T-Mobile has responded to Sprint’s “disruptive” offer with its very own offer for any T-Mobile Simple Choice customer and their friends on other carriers. In short, if a T-Mobile customer “throws a lifeline” to a Sprint, AT&T or Verizon customer, both will get 12 months of unlimited data free of charge. It’s a pretty amazing offer: Starting next week, whenever a T-Mobile Simple Choice customer throws a lifeline to a Sprint (or AT&T … [read full article]