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Two new reports say T-Mobile is the fastest carrier in the U.S.

Ookla and OpenSignal both released reports today on the state of U.S. mobile networks, and T-Mobile did pretty well for itself in both. T-Mobile was the fastest carrier in the U.S. in the first and second quarters of 2018, says Ookla. T-Mobile finished with a Speed Score of 27.86, with Verizon coming in second at 26.02, AT&T in third with 22.17, and Sprint in fourth with 20.38. The Speed Score is a metric that incorporates … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers spend less time on Wi-Fi than those on other U.S. carriers, says report

OpenSignal normally gives us info on the state of U.S. carrier networks, but this week the group put out a slightly different report. According to OpenSignal, T-Mobile customers spend less time on Wi-Fi than customers on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. T-Mo customers spend 41 percent of their time on Wi-Fi, which is down from 43 percent one year ago. To compare, AT&T customers spend 49 percent of their time on Wi-Fi, Sprint customers spend 51 … [read full article]

More details on U.S. carriers’ Mobile Authentication Taskforce announced

Last year, we got word that AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon were coming together to for the Mobile Authentication Taskforce with the goal of creating a mobile identification system to fight identity risks. Fast-forward several months and the group has started to share details of what it’s cooking up. The Mobile Authentication Taskforce is creating a “highly secure and trusted multi-factor authentication platform” that’s powered by the networks of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. With … [read full article]

NAD issues decision on Verizon complaint about T-Mobile 4G LTE advertising

Hot on the heels of AT&T filing a complaint with the National Advertising Division (NAD) over T-Mobile’s claymation holiday video, a decision  on another NAD complaint related to T-Mo has come out. The NAD has issued a compliance report on a Verizon complaint about T-Mobile’s 4G LTE advertising, which covers three aspects: network speed, network age, and network coverage. When it comes to network speed, the NAD was concerned that the crowdsourced data referenced by … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s fastest 4G LTE network claim met with skepticism by advertising group

T-Mobile likes to tout the speed of its 4G LTE network, often saying that it’s the fastest in the U.S. Recently, though, that claim was met with some skepticism. The National Advertising Division, which is overseen by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, has recommended that T-Mobile stop claiming that it has the fastest 4G LTE network. This is following a complaint from Verizon, which argued that the results T-Mo was basing its claim on … [read full article]

T-Mobile comes out on top in another U.S. mobile network report

Days after Ookla declared T-Mobile to have the fastest mobile network in the U.S., another report has come out to support Ookla’s claim. Wirefly released its 2017 Internet Speed Rankings today, saying that T-Mobile had the fastest network in the U.S. in the first half of 2017. According to the results of Wirefly’s results, T-Mobile had an overall speed of 21.06 Mbps. Verizon finished with 20.91 Mbps, AT&T had 16.33 Mbps, and Sprint had 14.82 … [read full article]

T-Mobile partnering with other three major U.S. carriers to form Mobile Authentication Taskforce

Typically when we hear about AT&T and Verizon, it’s because John Legere is mocking one of their new rate plans or some other move they’ve made. That’s not the case today, though. T-Mobile is partnering with AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon to form the Mobile Authentication Taskforce. This group will work to create a mobile authentication solution that’ll fight identity risks by analyzing data and activity patterns on a network to predict whether or not a user … [read full article]

T-Mobile comes in a close second in Fastest Mobile Networks 2017 report

Another report on the state of US mobile networks came out today, and while T-Mobile didn’t come out on top, it came pretty darn close. The folks at PCMag today published the 2017 edition of Fastest Mobile Networks, the annual test in which it measures the performance of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon’s networks in a number of cities across the country. For 2017, four Galaxy S8 phones were used in 30 cities as well as … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches LTE comparison map so you can compare its coverage to the other carriers

T-Mobile has long offered a coverage map so that you can get an idea of what the service will be like in your neck of the woods. Now T-Mo is making it easy to compare its own coverage against those of its competitors, too. T-Mobile has added an LTE comparison map to its website. The map is just what it sounds like, letting you compare T-Mobile’s LTE coverage to that of AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. … [read full article]

T-Mobile responds to Verizon Unlimited Plan by including HD video and 10GB of high-speed hotspot data on ONE plan

As you might have heard, Verizon launched their Verizon Unlimited plan today, which offers unlimited data*, talk, and text. (Data may be throttled after 22GB in usage per month). Well, it didn’t take long for T-Mobile and John Legere to respond. Legere took to Twitter just now to announce that T-Mobile ONE plans will now include HD video by default, as well as 10GB of high-speed hotspot data, starting Friday. More to come. Update: Legere has also … [read full article]