T-Mobile wins all awards in latest OpenSignal report on U.S. networks

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Earlier this year, T-Mobile tied for the most awards in OpenSignal’s State of Mobile Networks: USA report. Now the latest report shows T-Mo winning ‘em all.

OpenSignal today published the August 2017 edition of its State of Mobile Networks: USA report, showing how all four major U.S. carriers performed when tested by consumers using OpenSignal’s apps. T-Mobile won out in all six categories: 4G Download Speed, 3G Download Speed, Overall Download Speed, 4G Latency, 3G Latency, and 4G Availability.

In its report, OpenSignal notes that T-Mobile became the first U.S. carrier to surpass 90 percent 4G availability, squeaking ahead of Verizon and its 89.8 percent 4G availability. This metric measures the proportion of time that a user can connect to the 4G LTE network.

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T-Mobile came out well ahead in 4G download speeds, finishing with an average LTE speed of 17.45Mbps. Verizon came in second with 14.91Mbps, AT&T in third with 12.92Mbps, and Sprint in fourth with 9.76Mbps. The Overall Speed results are similar, with T-Mobile finishing with an average of 16.07Mbps, ahead of the other three carriers.

OpenSignal also notes that Verizon and AT&T’s average 4G LTE speeds have dropped since the previous report in February, with Verizon dropping from 16.9Mbps to 14.9Mbps and AT&T slipping from 13.9Mbps to 12.9Mbps.

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Finally, OpenSignal says that while T-Mobile won out in all award categories, it’s locked into a close network battle with Verizon. In 32 major U.S. cities, T-Mo or Verizon were ranked highest or were tied in 4G speed and 4G availability. For example, Verizon had the best 4G speeds in six markets and shared that title in 24 cities, while T-Mobile won in four markets and tied in 25 others.

This OpenSignal report is based on 5.07 billion datapoint collected from 172,919 users between March 31, 2017 and June 29, 2017. The data was gathered from OpenSignal’s apps for Android and iOS. For a closer look at all of the data, hit the link below.

Source: OpenSignal

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  • Jason Caprio

    Meanwhile, T-Mobile remains dead last in 1st Half 2017 RootMetrics United States score. I’m sure once they fully roll out their 600MHz in 3 years, they will receive higher national scores.

    • Acdc1a

      Meanwhile here you are trolling as you pay more to get less. No problem Jason, we all make mistakes.

      • Sharti24

        He’s paying for what works for him. We pay for tmobile because it works for us.

      • Jason Caprio

        Pointing out the fact that an un-biased, non-crowd sourced based study shows completely different results doesn’t make me a troll. Furthermore, I’m not paying for my service because it’s provided by my company.

        I didn’t make a mistake. I was recently camping at Cherry Springs State Park which is literally in the middle of nowhere, and the closest populated town is Coudersport, PA. At Cherry Springs, Verizon had a blazing full signal with speeds around 50MBit/sec on Band 13. My girlfriend’s T-Mobile phone had ZERO signal as well as others who were with us with AT&T also had ZERO signal.

        We visited Coudersport, PA and I too had a blazing full signal while the T-Mobile phone was roaming on AT&T.

        As I said, I prefer to believe studies done right, than BS crowd-sourced ones only done in major cities.

        • mreveryphone

          The real question is who is going to be camping there everyday for the rest of our lives?? That’s great you got a signal out there but that’s not real life situations that’s a one off situation that no one really cares about. Plus if your camping aren’t you supposed to be enjoying nature and not worrying about data speeds in the middle of no where?

        • John Doe

          I think that is the wrong question to ask with regards to carrier service…the right question is, why does Verizon have a signal there while the others don’t?

        • Jason Caprio

          That is a really great question. Must I also point out, all 4 carriers have spectrum holdings in that area. This is also why I’m very skeptical about the actual implementation of the 600MHz. Big spectrum maps look nice, but don’t reflect actual coverage. This article is a little dated but pretty much confirms what I’m saying. Source: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/2016-how-much-lte-spectrum-do-verizon-at-t-t-mobile-and-sprint-have-and-where

        • mreveryphone

          Well we know why that is..l But give tmo a year or less and they will have a signal there as well as well as other places that Verizon doesn’t… In fact tmo works in some places verizon does not… All carriers have dead spots…

        • Sectime

          Don’t waste your time they never travel outside of their comfort zones at school, home, mall plus their parents won’t pay for Verizon.

        • slybacon

          And I bet your girlfriend had a better experience camping than you did!

        • right who cares about having a phone when your enjoying nature you sound like your 12 years old good bye and go to a Verizon forum

    • Andrew Addison

      They were never dead last at all. It goes to show that Verizon was never the Best after all. T-Mobile-MetroPCS were the ones to have outshined all other carriers throughout USA. Okay Verizon Troll, you can stop harassing us now.

      • Jason Caprio

        How am I harassing you when I’m simply stating facts? Verizon won the most awards on Rootmetrics, which I deem as a reliable source because my real world experience with both carriers concurs with their findings.

        This OpenSignal study is so heavily biased, it’s laughable.

        • marque2

          Rootmetrics plays games to lower Tmo ratings. Last year they turned off VoLte on the Tmobile phones they used which blocked all the new 700mhz bandwidth Tmo put in play. They made some stupid claim, when caught, that not all phones support VoLte yet (about 1/2 did at the time, as with any new phone cycle).

          Anyway, I believe Rootmetrics is an industry hack group which is paid by At&T and Verizon to perform these tests for them. I wonder who is going to look better and who is going to look worst.

          Not saying Tmo has better coverage than Verizon – it doesn’t, at least not yet. But it definitely isn’t as bad as you or Rootmetrics claims.

          I am beginning to root for Andrew here. He may be over the top, but he is right about your, shall we put it – odd – set of facts.

        • Jason Caprio

          I believe RootMetrics is unbiased, since all of their findings are confirmed by my travels and experience with both T-Mobile and Verizon. All these claims of them purposefully giving Verizon the edge and throwing T-Mobile under the bus are unfounded and purely speculation with no solid evidence. As of late, in many Metro areas ranked by RootMetrics is showing T-Mobile and Verizon are neck and neck, with T-Mobile beating Verizon in many locations, mostly in the top-speed department. The only part where Verizon really excels is on the NATIONAL and STATE level as a whole.

          I don’t see exactly what a company like that has to gain by fudging results.

        • Andrew Addison

          Bro havent you not learned your lesson yet???? ROOTMETRICS IS BIASED BRO. FACE FACTS. ROOTMETICS DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO KEEP IT 1000%.

        • Andrew Addison

          Thanks for rooting for me Bro. Over the Top is actually excellent. It is actually Great to be overly Superior Bro.

    • slybacon

      Rolling out this month (August), ya dead beat.

      • J.J.

        He said fully roll out. TMobile will not fully roll out 600 in August. It actually may take some years to fully roll it out Nationwide.

        • Andrew Addison

          Full Roll out in stages. So yes it will be a few years, but only in stages. Slybacon didnt say it was full roll out. Stop putting words in his mouth dude. Troll.

    • But has Verizon added million customers 7 quarters consecutively Verizon is a market troll who only has 1 advantage that not worth paying for anymore. same pony old trick. After 2 years with them my pandora never worked on network switched back to tmobile and i saw a new light.

      • marque2

        Rootmetrics is paid for by the other carriers, and does interesting things to block various Tmo bands, to make Tmo look worse.

  • Sharti24
  • Joe2050

    Indoor/outdoor coverage and tower congestion in populated areas needs to be worked on, hope that’s also on there list.

    • slybacon

      I just ran a speedtest in the bathroom of Cheesecake Factory in downtown Salt Lake last night. 40mbps down, 5 mbps up. Great network experience for a public bathroom in the middle of a high rise. Haha.

      • marque2

        Why the bathroom? Better signal resonance?

        • slybacon

          Haha. Mostly cause things were taking a while… but also I wanted to see how “bad” Tmo is in buildings like everyone claims. Claims are wrong.

  • George Salcedo

    On average, coverage still sucks balls in 90706 Bellflower, Ca. Overall though still love T-Mo

  • Jason Caprio

    And you think a crowd-sourced “study” is accurate? People seem to just want to believe what makes them feel better instead of waking up to the facts.

    • slybacon

      Ookla (people) is exactly who you are talking about, right? They want to feel good, and don’t have any facts. This is why they run the tests in controlled environments. They have stated Tmo hasn’t improved in their last 6 reports. Tmo has definitely improved since then. I’ve experienced it first hand. Nothing you or Ookla says changes the facts.

      • marque2

        Tmo also doesn’t monetarily support them, like the other carriers do. Rootmetrics, is always doing weird things as well to make Tmo figures worse, like turning off VoLTe for one of their tests, which effectively blocked all the new Band 12 spectrum Tmo put up. Rootmetrics is for crap.

  • Jason Caprio

    You are as delusional as they come. If anybody here is a troll here, it’s you. I’m fairly certain you don’t believe half the stuff you post here.

    • Sharti24

      Preach brother!

  • Jason Caprio

    Your posts sound like the ranting of a 12 year old fan boy. You seriously need to grow up.

    • Andrew Addison

      Aww you are the troll and won’t leave us the hell alone

      • marque2

        agreed.

  • Sharti24

    You sound dumb when you say “verizon smells bad” really dude you can’t think of something else to say? Well at least you stopped calling people sweety pie and boo cakes lol

  • Sharti24

    When you compare all 4 carriers at the same time while standing in front of a tower will all 4 carriers antennas i would expect tmobile to win.

    They have 1/2 the customer base of verizon and Att and tmobile uses 3CA 4×4 mimo and 256qam. So yes the technology for fast internet speedis there, coverage….not so much

    • slybacon

      90%+ 4G availability… T-mo customers don’t travel rural much. They don’t go to places like Wyoming :)

      • Jason Caprio

        I’ll be in Wyoming for the Eclipse this month. Guess who will have a signal so I can use Google Maps? ;-)

        • Tom@L

          just download google maps offline in your phone where you are going …..

        • slybacon

          You are smart. Jason isn’t so smart.

        • Jason Caprio

          I’m not smart because I rather have a signal? Your logic is flawed lol

        • marque2

          Maybe you should start reading / posting here instead

          http://verizonforums.com/

        • slybacon

          Bahaha, Jackson has Tmo LTE. They have for 2-3 years now. And the Tetons too, which is where I’ve been and will be for the eclipse. Except, I don’t need google maps to watch the eclipse. Why do you need google maps?

        • ppl are going to be looking at the sky not their phones lmaoo

        • marque2

          He needs Google Sky so he can find the Sun and moon.

        • SirStephenH

          Doesn’t matter. Just download an offline area in Google Maps. You shouldn’t rely on any of the carriers when it comes to navigation.

        • marque2

          At least not for long distance drives, especially when not on major freeways.

      • J.J.

        You don’t need to go to wyoming to find no data. I travel a few times a year with this year being atypical since I’ve been to/through 8 states. the second your off a major highway in most states in the Midwest, South and Pacific nw TMobile struggles. TMobile does great in major cities but still struggling with building penetration sometimes, and is still sub par in rural period. S8+for most of the trips. V20 for trips prior to s8 launch

        • Andrew Addison

          You sound like a troll. That is a lie. T-Mobile-MetroPCS is best all around. T-Mobile-MetroPCS has more stability, reliability, strongest LTE connection verses it being with sorry behind AT&T/Verizon/Sprint. T-Mobile-MetroPCS will forever be #1000. Sorry, but my boy right there is absolutely right about you needing to travel Wyoming to actually experience bad services there. For general purposes since you would not have to travel to Wyoming, then perhaps you just have dead spots or a blockage within an area that so happens to have excellent coverage while a blockage is happening indoors/outdoors.

        • J.J.

          You got me. I made it all up. TMobile-Metro PCS is the top. AT&T/Verizon/Sprint are smelly. These other boys doubting TMobile-Metro are boy trolls. TMobile-Metro is forever #100000000000!!

        • Andrew Addison

          Well said. At least I got you to say that. Yay. True fact speaking from the heart T-Mobile-MetroPCS is Better.

        • J.J.

          Amazing!

        • Jason Caprio

          You fed the troll the right food lol

        • Sharti24

          Andrew Addison will soon convince you to switch to tmobile once they cover “every inch” of the US with band 71

        • Jason Caprio

          I know right. I’ll believe it when I see it. Most people don’t understand that spectrum ownership maps do not translate to coverage. If that was the case, all 4 carriers would cover “every inch of the US”

        • Andrew Addison

          Sorry T-Mobile-MetroPCS covers every inch within USA and will soon be more advanced throughout all of USA

        • marque2

          Not exactly true. I don’t think Tmo had full US coverage as far as spectrum ownership was concerned until the last FCC auction. We have to wait about 2 years to see how that spectrum will affect actual coverage. Alas I will need to purchase a new phone. My G6 doesn’t support 600mhz

        • Andrew Addison

          That is a lie T-Mobile-MetroPCS has full coverage everywhere.

        • Sharti24

          Now you’re learning. Soon you will do all things tmobile and john legere will be your supreme leader!

        • marque2

          Well Sprint is smelly, and AT&T is comparable to Tmo in coverage, but not speed. Only one in question is Verizon. I am at this point amenable to believing that Verizon still has better coverage.

        • Andrew Addison

          Sorry, but Verizon is no where near way Better than T-Mobile-MetroPCS. Thank you.

        • marque2

          You are funny dude. I am an admitted Tmo fanboi myself – but I have been places.where Verizon was the only provider.out the the big four and in had to run around for Wi-Fi. I also drive a lot and can tell you there are huge swaths if I40 I20 I395 and I8 where I have trouble getting tmo signal.where I have seen incidental evidence Verizon has service.

          Don’t get me wrong – four years ago when I joined TMo coverage.totally sucked. It has gotten much better in most (except it seems to be getting worse in my house) area.

        • Andrew Addison

          I Must say that Verizon is not always accurate everywhere you got, despite their so called so claim to be covering more areas over other carriers, knowing it to not always be very accurate. To me I have always been way more attracted to T-Mobile-MetroPCS services/stability over Verizon Wireless.

        • marque2

          The problem with your statement is I have witnessed with my own eyes these Verizon working and to not. I am not going by the coverage maps. And I can tell you being well travelled Tmo also is quite generous claiming signal on coverage maps where signal doesn’t exist.

        • Andrew Addison

          You are nuts. First you went from rooting for me, to claiming that I was a friend to saying that I am a “bonehead”?? Which one is it? Am I a friend or not?

        • marque2

          Unfortunately, I have witnessed Verizon phones getting decent signal where my tmo got none. And you must be aware that tmo also exaggerates the coverage maps.

          You have gone from being a friend of tmo to being a bonehead.

        • Andrew Addison

          Again reread my freaking comment. Excuse me? I never thought of you as a friend to start with. I never onced mentioned you to begin with. That was your assumption that I was a friend to you and went right out of your way in rooting for me. Again since you have trouble reading and comprehending, Verizon wireless is not always 1000% accurate. Just because Verizon states that they cover mostly everywhere within each area+city+state throughout the whole United States of America does not mean that you won’t have connection problems or won’t have dead spots, knowing you will experience a Dead Spot within certain areas, cities and states throughout the whole United States of America. So yes, you may claim that you were getting reliable LTE, coverage and signal, does not mean that it will always remain stable and reliable. Soooo whats your deal with me again? Nothing, you are the assumption and not I. Boy Bye. For the record I was in a poor coverage area and was still able to get an LTE signal on my phone.

        • marque2

          Certified Troll

        • dude get your head out of tmobile butt

        • Andrew Addison

          Boy T-Mobile-MetroPCS is Super Superior over Verizon/AT&T/Sprint. Boy sniff me somemore please? You seem depressed there Bud. Bye.

        • Your embarrassing us leave!

      • who cares about wyoming lmaooo itll be covered im sure you seen tmobile master 600mhz plan. Even when its covered who going to care about cow country

  • J.J.

    10 yr + with T-Mobile but This test is not a great representation of TMobile overall. Rural and building penetration are still dismal in many areas but steadily improving. I only stick around for the price of my old plan and hopes that they catch up with the big 2 in full coverage outside of cities. But if prices keep rising and i still encounter no bars frequently I’ll have to go.

    • Andrew Addison

      Sorry, but your statement is rather false. Next time do Better research as far as the whole Deeply better understanding as to why you are getting not so connectivity within certain areas outdoors or indoors of buildings. Otherwise T-Mobile-MetroPCS covers way Better areas with stability, reliability, call quality and Better LTE connectivity over Verizon/AT&T/Sprint. Face Facts there Brother. T-Mobile-MetroPCS is Better.

      • Jason Caprio

        I am now convinced that you are probably around 11 or 12 years old and your mommy and daddy pay for your wonderful T-Mobile service that you use in 3 places.

        • thepanttherlady

          MetroPCS

        • Jason Caprio

          Why hasn’t this user been banned yet? He brings nothing productive to any conversation, and copies and pastes the same canned responses full of fiction. His posts lack any form of intellect and generally berates people who dare speak against T-Mobile, let alone anybody who disagrees with him.

          I don’t see any reason for him to be in any forum. He’s an annoyance.

        • Andrew Addison

          Aww Thank you Sweetie. Why are you still here?? You said that you were going to leave, Remember???? Why put up with the abuse?????

        • Sharti24

          Quit calling people “sweetie” and “boo cakes” please

        • Andrew Addison

          Whose copying and pasting?? I was actually not copying/pasting. I actually spoke from the heart.

        • marque2

          It is a T-mobile forum. I am surprised at the amount of T-mobile hate and misrepresentation as well.

        • Andrew Addison

          Sorry you are in denial. T-Mobile-MetroPCS is better and you still have not yet left us the heck alone. Be gone already you T-Mobile-MetroPCS Hater. Face Facts. Verizon/AT&T/Sprint is no where near close to being way Better than T-Mobile-MetroPCS.

        • KS

          Ha ha! Love this!

    • Jason Caprio

      According to Andrew Addison, it’s your fault if you get a bad signal lol

      • J.J.

        Just amazing the level of ignorance going on in forums… At this point one must be either crazy or paid to deny reality.

        • Andrew Addison

          Denying what? You are a liar to assume that I’m lying. Boy Bye.

      • Andrew Addison

        Yes it is your fault.

    • Andrew Addison

      Perhaps you need to do better research maybe and understand what is going on maybe??

      • Jason Caprio

        What is there to research? Verizon and AT&T have coverage where T-Mobile doesn’t outside of major cities. How hard is that to understand? Are you even capable of an intelligent conversation?

        • Andrew Addison

          That is not true. Their coverage map is not actually 1000%. Sorry, but even if they have coverage, their coverage map that says excellent in every area throughout United States of America, is not always 1000% stable or strong, while T-Mobile-MetroPCS can have coverage everywhere is poor coverage area and can actually maintain actually connection in most buildings/areas throughout United States of America. Face Facts you liar.

        • Jason Caprio

          I will no longer respond to your trolling posts. I would have a more intelligent conversation with a 7 year old than with you.

        • Andrew Addison

          Thank you Baby. Hehe. You got served. Buh Bye now Hunny.

  • Omar Boyer

    Soo I just got Verizon s8 plus yesterday and my mom kept her s8 from T-Mobile she didn’t wanna join me on Verizon. We live in Los Angeles. I will be comparing both haha. One thing I noticed off the bat was Verizon signal is always lower? 1-2 bars lte even standing outside . Lte discovery app says im on xlte . And ran a few speed tests 5-10mbps? Haven’t gotten Higher. T-Mobile s8 full bars even inside the mall were I only had 1 bar lte on the Verizon s8 and speed up to 40 on T-Mobile . I will deff be doing more speed tests and see how it goes.

    • Sharti24

      Keep us posted. So you’re testing your new S8+ on verizon and your moms S8 on tmobile? You cant do too many side by side tests unless you’re with her a lot

    • Jason Caprio

      Don’t put too much stock in bars comparing Verizon and T-Mobile phones. I noticed that AT&T/T-Mobile tend to show more bars on phones for the same signal level. With Verizon, 1 bar = 3 bars of T-Mobile, 2 Bars = 4, 3+ = 5, and 5 bars is basically standing next to the tower.

      No network is perfect. There are a handful of areas where I would get a lower signal with Verizon when I did with T-Mobile, and they were only indoor areas. There are a lot more indoor and especially outdoor areas where Verizon works much better than T-Mobile did.

      • Omar Boyer

        I guess because even with that one bar of lte everything worked fine and got 10 mbps which worked for everything . And didn’t drop a call. I was just like aw dam . Why is signal so bad ?? This can’t be right even standing outside 1 or 2 bars .

        • Jason Caprio

          Yep. I recommend a little app called SignalCheck. It shows your -dBm rating. I use the Pro paid version so I get a little notification showing my band and dBm level. LTE -dBm Signals are kinda like this:

          >-89dbm Excellent
          -90 ~ -99 Great
          -100 ~ -105 Good
          -106 ~ -114 Fair
          -115 ~ -119 Poor
          <-120 Near loss of data usage

        • Sharti24

          What phone do you have jason?

        • Jason Caprio

          My current phone is a Google Pixel XL 128GB. It’s a very smooth and fast phone!

        • Sharti24

          Ok i have an iphone 6s plus and cant use the app signal check

        • Jason Caprio

          On iPhones you can use Field Test Mode. In the dialer, enter:

          *3001#12345#*

          Then you can choose Serving Cell Info. It should tell you the band, download/upload bandwidth, and dBm signal level. There is also a trick to replace the bars(dots) up top with a -dBm rating.

          “If you want your iPhone to always display numerical signal strength instead of signal bars, you can perform the following process. Once in Field-test mode (accessed by entering and dialing the code above), hold down the power button until you see “Slide to Power Off”, then release it. Then hold the Home button until you’re returned to your main app screen. You’ll now see your numerical signal strength while you use your phone, and you’ll be able to tap the signal numbers to switch to signal bars, and vice versa. To exit this permanent field-test mode, simply reboot the phone or re-load Field Test Mode and exit it via the Home button.”

        • Andrew Addison

          Not always accurate witu Verizon though. Sometimes T-Mobile-MetroPCS can have 1 bar or 2 bars ad can actually punctuate way Better than Verizon. So what are you saying? Usually T-Mobile-MetroPCS with full bars in certain areas can have a blockage within an area indoors or outdoors preventing the signal from punctuating within that area there. Otherwise in most other areas with T-Mobile-MetroPCS having full bars is when you can actually get full data speeds/actual internet connection capabilities.

      • Andrew Addison

        Sorry, dont try to cover for Verizon. Even with 1 bar up sometimes, Verizon can sometimes have poor indoor/outdoor connection problems. I’ve had 1 bar or 2 bars with T-Mobile-MetroPCS and was still connect way Better than Verizon. Go sit down and quit being very sneaky.

        • Sharti24

          Stfu. You’ve never had verzion so you would never know how their network performs

        • Jason Caprio

          Don’t even bother responding to him anymore. He’ll just keep singing the same tune.

        • KS

          Whether he’s trying to cover up for something or not (he’s not) he’s telling the truth. Bars on your phone don’t mean squat.

      • when i had 1 bar with Verizon it usually means text and calls only data would crawl. I use to hate that

        • Jason Caprio

          When I had 1 bar with T-Mobile, I wouldn’t even bother trying to use it because 1 bar was just a more friendly way of telling me I had no signal lol

        • vrm

          I get mostly 1 bar where I live esp indoors but LTE speeds are pretty good. Only time it doesn’t work is when there’s no signal indoors sometimes because t-mobile doesn’t have any low band spectrum in my region.

          I don’t think # bars determines the speed- congestion, backhaul, and spectrum width do.

  • Jason Caprio

    I will admit T-Mobile’s top speeds are faster than Verizon overall, however with Verizon there is more consistency. I rather get a consistent 4 – 16MBit/sec in most places, than 80Mb here, and 0.01Mbit there.

    • Omar Boyer

      Tru that that’s the reason I got Verizon yesterday . I had t mobile for 2 years and I saw that a lot. It’s not consistent. My mom stood . But not gonna talk bad bout it cuz I did had plenty good times with it haha . When I traveled to Mexico and Spain I never had a problem with overages and my bill was always the same. Verizon international roaming in Mexico is free but Spain?? Yiiikes!! I wonder how that’s gonna go?? When I go down there for my sis wedding in November.

    • Andrew Addison

      Haaaa you finally admitted that Verizon smells bad. Yays.

  • Sharti24

    Why didnt your mom want to switch to verizon? Coulda saved money if you get more lines and split the bill. $140 for unlimited on Verizon. $100 on tmobile both with 2 lines

    • Omar Boyer

      I told her but she said she gonna wait for the next iPhone. She wants an iPhone now after having android for so long . Then shel join me on Verizon . I wanted her to switch now so I won’t be paying 2 separate phone bills. Cuz I do pay hers .

      • Sharti24

        You shoulda just waited the a month and switched over when both the note 8 and iphone 8 come out. Woulda made the transition smoother

        • Omar Boyer

          I am good with the s8plus I never liked notes I had 2 before. Problem is her I guess next month when the iPhone 8 comes out shel join me .

        • marque2

          Would you still want your mom to switch when you seem to dislike the Verizon service in your area?

        • Omar Boyer

          It’s just I don’t wanna be paying 2 separate bills. So if she came with me to Verizon it would all be on one bill. She has never paid for her cellphone I always pay for it . So I’m paying T-Mobile and Verizon for now.

  • Sharti24

    Verizon is the only carrier that covers zip 85634. Ask Charles Burt on here if you dont believe me

    • Jason Caprio

      Verified. Verizon’s coverage map paints the area red in LTE. T-Mobile coverage map shows a blob of “PARTNER” Coverage. I suffered a lot of that PARTNER Coverage during my road trip around Vermont, Hew Hampshire, and Maine around Oct. 2016 and that was the final straw for me.

      Edit: Verizon may have partners but it shows up as native coverage with full LTE speeds. T-Mobile’s partner coverage is roaming on AT&T/US Cellular with a 50MB limit per month and speeds slower than 2G and does not use LTE. Uses HSPA 3G only.

      • Sharti24

        Theres no Att native coverage there

        • Sharti24

          And its 200mb roaming while if on the 1 plan

  • Sharti24

    They have more native coverage than any other carrier though

    • Omar Boyer

      True that much much more native coverage than T-Mobile which is a fact. It might have partner coverage areas in some places but not as much as t Mobile

      • way more then tmobile sir do some research

        • Omar Boyer

          I did do my research mr jay and Verizon has more native coverage than T-Mobile. Yes Verizon does have roaming partners in some places. But not as much as T-Mobile.

        • Jason Caprio

          You are correct. For those who disagree, if the phone says “Verizon Wireless” on it with an LTE signal, that is native coverage, regardless if it’s being served by an LTE in Rural America agreement which is reciprocal. T-Mobile’s partner’s make the phone say “AT&T”, or “US Cellular” or some other regional carrier and does not use LTE, but uses a heavily throttled HSPA/GSM 3G/2G connection.

          If it shows up as native coverage, it’s native to me!

        • Sharti24

          Isnt US Cellular CDMA? How did tmobile team up with them

        • Jason Caprio

          From doing some research it does seem that way. I can’t recall if I was on 3G or 2G when roaming on them. All I know is that I distinctly recall seeing my Galaxy Note 5 with T-Mobile roaming on them frequently especially up around Maine. It was most likely a CDMA 1X connection although the phone probably showed E for the symbol.

        • Andrew Addison

          Sorry but from what I know Verizon doesnt have full access to their own native coverage. Try again Please.

  • Omar Boyer

    Sorry hun but but get your facts together it depends on ones location I was in big bear city California which is pure mountains and I had absolutely no service to 1 bar edge on t mobile but then again so did At&t which had me surprised. I went on a family trip . I really thought AT&T would have lte but just like T-Mobile it was spotty. Only the ones that had Verizon and Sprint yes Sprint hard to believe but true had strong LTE . As much as I love T-Mobile truth is it was just bad there. Then again at most mountain places it is. So fckk what the maps say cuz they ain’t accurate at all t mobile shows lte in that area but truth of the matter is it ain’t like that I was there in person u want a screen shot?

    • thepanttherlady

      I moved to said mountains. I get zero service where I am. I’m going to try to get the cell booster and see if that helps. I have bars just no connection. :/

      • Omar Boyer

        Them cell boosters do help ! We had to get one in the hospital I was working before cuz no company worked that good in there even Verizon was spotty there haha . So i think u should deff try one.

      • Sharti24

        Why havent they given you a cell spot if you get no signal at home. Have you just been using wifi calling?

    • marque2

      I was at Snow Summit, no Tmo service whatsoever. Most of Bear valley has no service. That is one of the faults of Tmo, it doesn’t have much service in wilderness, and there are still freeways without service (large parts of I20 in Texas) i395 other than Bishop and Mammoth is devoid of signal. Also Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks have no service (but Verizon does) But I have to say Tmo is getting better, but they are rightly focusing on getting service in populated areas working better, and working on the outback secondarily.

  • marque2

    Rootmetrics also does non-crowd sourcing tests.

    • Andrew Addison

      Opensource is always accurate. Rootmetrics knows for themselves that T-Mobile-MetroPCS is way Better.

  • Brandon

    I’m a big fan of Tmobile, but even I know what your saying is so not true. Tmobile’s coverage has come a long way, but it’s no where near Verizon and AT&T’s coverage. And I’m just being honest.

    • Andrew Addison

      I even know what you are saying is not true. T-Mobile-MetroPCS OUTSHINES VERIZON/SPRINT/AT&T WITH FULL NATIVE COVERAGE, RELIABILITY, CALL QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY. TROLL TROLL ALONE BUD. VERIZON AND AT&T GOT THEIR BEHINDS SPANKED OUT BY T-MOBILE-METROPCS. SORRY, DOO YOU EVEN KNOW ME? DONT PUT WORDS IN MY MOUTH AND CALL ME A LIAR. WHATEVER I SAY IS TRUE.

  • Jason Stevenson

    I have no service by the Frio River can this be fixed.. In texas!! No T-Mobile service here wish there was on my phone would work

    • Jason Caprio

      T-Mobile coverage map shows service there, however zooming in, you can see it is a fringe area with a weak signal and only Band 2 1900MHz which is horrible at penetration and distance. I’ve had my own experiences with Band 2-only areas. Outside it would work fine, as soon as you stepped inside any structure, BOOM, no signal or reduced to EDGE.

      AT&T is the best choice for Texas. They beat Verizon in many areas in that particular state.

      • Sharti24

        Band 2 towers usually have band 12 on them because they’re located in rural areas.

        Also, i never understand why my iPhone 6s plus drops to E or 4G! Both are on the 1900 frequency and when i’m connected to weak band 12 and my phone switchs over to Edge sometimes. wtf? lol

  • KS

    In the real world Verizon beats T-Mobile and your crappy lover MetroPCS every time. Get a life.