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T-Mobile meets with FCC to talk 5G network model and Sprint merger

T-Mobile is working to persuade the FCC that its proposed merger with Sprint should be approved, and recently the carrier put together a presentation about what its 5G network would be like if T-Mo and Sprint do come together. T-Mobile’s presentation is pretty heavily redacted, but there are some interesting tidbits still available. For example, T-Mobile estimates that by 2024, the New T-Mobile’s 5G network would handle 21 exabytes of traffic every month. T-Mo also … [read full article]

T-Mobile asks FCC for permission to perform 5G tests in Las Vegas and Spokane

T-Mobile has named Las Vegas as one of the first cities that’ll get its 5G coverage, and recently the company asked for permission to begin 5G testing there. An FCC filing shows that T-Mobile has requested permission to conduct 5G NR tests in Las Vegas, NV and Spokane, WA. Tests will take place at two sites in Las Vegas and two sites in Spokane, and the period of testing will run from November 1, 2018 … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering free calling, texting, and data to customers affected by Hurricane Michael

As Hurricane Michael makes landfall, T-Mobile has announced that it’s working to help those affected by the storm stay connected with loved ones. T-Mobile is offering free calling, texting, and data to active postpaid and prepaid customers affected by Hurricane Michael who aren’t already on an unlimited plan. Customers on Pay As You Go and postpaid plans that don’t include data will receive free talk and text. These offers are available for customers in the 850, 352, … [read full article]

T-Mobile added low-band LTE to more cell sites over the past two weeks

T-Mobile has completed another low-band LTE expansion. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo has added low-band LTE coverage to dozens of cell sites over the past two weeks. This includes both 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum. Our network team added lowband LTE to dozens of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better coverage. And #WeWontStop!! @TMobile @MetroPCS #AcrossTheGrid pic.twitter.com/3cwES48AKY — Neville (@NevilleRay) October 10, 2018 Some … [read full article]

Metro by T-Mobile prepaid service will offer 5G in 2019

On the same day that its new branding and rate plans go live, Metro by T-Mobile is committing to 5G service. Metro by T-Mobile will offer 5G service in 2019, which is when T-Mobile plans to begin launching 5G service and 5G smartphones. “When we talk about 5G for All, it’s not just nationwide 5G service but it’s all shades of T-Mobile, Magenta and Purple,” said T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray. “5G is going to be … [read full article]

T-Mobile deploys mid-band LTE capacity upgrades to hundreds of cell sites

Another round of mid-band LTE upgrades has been deployed. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that in the past two weeks, T-Mo has upgraded hundreds of cell sites across the U.S. with more mid-band LTE capacity. These upgrades include both PCS and AWS spectrum. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two weeks and #WeWontStop! This is why we’ve had the fastest LTE network for 4 years!! @TMobile @MetroPCS[read full article]

T-Mobile has fastest 4G LTE speeds in the U.S. for 19th straight quarter, says new report

Ookla’s Speedtest Intellence data has been saying for some time now that T-Mobile has the fastest 4G LTE speeds in the U.S., and today T-Mo claimed the crown once again. According to the latest Speedtest Intelligence data from Ookla, T-Mobile had the fastest 4G LTE speeds in the U.S. in Q3 2018. That marks the 19th straight quarter that Ookla’s data has shown T-Mo to have the fastest LTE in the country. The data from … [read full article]

T-Mobile expands low-band LTE to more cell sites

In addition to expanding its low-band LTE coverage in Puerto Rico, T-Mobile has recently added more low-band LTE in cities across the continental U.S. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo has added low-band LTE to dozens of cell sites in U.S. over the past two weeks. These low-band LTE expansions typically include both 600MHz and 700MHz coverage. Our network team added lowband LTE to dozens of sites in just two weeks, which means more and better … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds more low-band LTE to many cities across Puerto Rico

Earlier this month, T-Mobile confirmed that it had added low-band LTE to hundreds of cell sites across the U.S. Now T-Mo says that it’s rolled out even more low-band LTE, this time focusing specifically on Puerto Rico. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has announced that T-Mo has added low-band LTE to several cities in Puerto Rico in the last few weeks. This low-band LTE expansion includes 600MHz coverage. The @TMobile network team in Puerto Rico … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolled out mid-band LTE upgrades to hundreds of cell sites in the past two weeks

T-Mobile today announced some network news to help you over the Wednesday hump. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that T-Mo has upgraded hundreds of cell sites with more mid-band LTE capacity in the last two weeks. These upgrades include both PCS and AWS spectrum. 100s of sites were upgraded with more midband capacity in just the last two weeks and #WeWontStop! This is why we’ve had the fastest LTE network for 4 years!! [read full article]