Tag Archives: Extended Range LTE

T-Mobile BYOD Check App will tell you if your phone supports Extended Range LTE and VoLTE

T-Mobile has long encouraged customers to bring their own device to its network, and today it continued that effort with the release of a new Android app. The BYOD Check App is now available on for Android and iOS. With it, you can determine if your phone is compatible with T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE coverage and its Voice over LTE service. To perform the check, you can use your phone’s camera to scan for … [read full article]

T-Mobile shares new end-of-year 2017 coverage map with 600MHz LTE

With the impending launch of the LG V30 and the start of 600MHz LTE coverage deployment, there’s a lot of excitement about T-Mobile’s newest LTE band. And now there are some maps to help us visualize there we’ll see 600MHz LTE coverage this year. T-Mobile has shared some maps that show its end-of-year 2017 coverage both with and without 600MHz coverage. The maps, posted by PCMag, make it easy to see where 600MHz LTE will … [read full article]

T-Mobile reports Q1 2017 results, adds another 1.1 million customers

UPDATE: T-Mobile says it will have a 600MHz-capable Samsung device by the holidays this year, with other OEMs making plans for their own 600MHz products. UPDATE 2: Another Un-carrier move coming before the end of this quarter (which ends June 30).   ORIGINAL: T-Mobile’s Q1 2017 results are in, and the Un-carrier has grown again. T-Mobile reports that it added 1.1 million customers in Q1 2017, which means that it has added more than 1 million … [read full article]

T-Mobile Extended Range LTE now live in Chicago metro area

After acquiring 700MHz spectrum in Chicago nearly one year ago, T-Mobile today announced that it’s officially flipped the switch on Extended Range LTE coverage in the Windy City. T-Mobile Extended Range LTE is now live in the Chicago metropolitan area, covering the city’s downtown as well as its suburban and outlying areas. Places like Janesville, Wisc., Rockford, DeKalb, Joliet, and Kankakee should all benefit from the extended range and building penetration of this new coverage. … [read full article]

T-Mobile adds 2.1 million customers in Q4 2016, total subscriber base grows to 71.5 million

UPDATE: John Legere said today that T-Mobile plans to open 1,000 new T-Mo stores in 2017 as well as 1,500 new MetroPCS stores. Also revealed during today’s earnings call is that two-thirds of T-Mobile customers are using Voice over LTE (VoLTE) calling.   ORIGINAL: Today is a Tuesday that’s loaded with big events, because not only is it both Valentine’s Day and T-Mobile Tuesday, but it’s also T-Mobile earnings day. T-Mobile today shared its Q4 … [read full article]

T-Mobile deploys permanent LTE network upgrades in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI

After permanently beefing up its coverage in Washington, D.C. for the presidential inauguration, T-Mobile today revealed that it’s done something similar for Houston, Texas. T-Mobile has rolled out upgrades to its 4G LTE network in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI on February 5. T-Mo touts that its LTE capacity has grown nearly 20 times in and around NRG Stadium, where the Super Bowl will be played, as well as 10 times at airports and … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolls out LTE upgrades in Washington, DC ahead of presidential inauguration

Days ahead of the presidential inauguration, T-Mobile has announced that it’s beefed up its coverage in Washington, DC. T-Mobile has rolled out new LTE features like 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM to improve its coverage in DC. Other upgrades made by T-Mo include adding LTE spectrum to cell sites, deploying three carrier aggregation for 30+30 MHz of LTE, adding upgraded equipment like multi-beam antennas, and more than doubling the backhaul on several sites. The LTE capacity … [read full article]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere makes his predictions for 2017

It’s the start of a new year, and just like he has the past couple of years, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has laid out his predictions for the coming 12 months. Legere’s first prediction for 2017 is that cable companies will try to enter wireless through MVNO deals, but that they’ll fail. Legere adds that because of this, T-Mobile will not get into any MVNO deals with cable companies. Cable companies are the only … [read full article]

T-Mobile band 12 LTE spotted in Kentucky, Arizona, and other states

Yesterday, T-Mobile gave us an update on its network as it stands at the end of 2016. Extended Range LTE grew quite a bit in the final months alone, going from 225 million people in October to 250 million people in December. T-Mo continues to expand its Extended Range LTE coverage, and here are some of the places that it’s been spotted lately: Bono, Ark. Crozet, Va. Hershey, Pa. Georgetown, Ky. San Diego, Calif. [read full article]

T-Mobile shares end-of-year network update

With 2016 coming to a close, T-Mobile has decided to share an end of year update on its network. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray revealed today that T-Mo’s LTE network now covers 313 million people. To compare, T-Mobile reported its LTE coverage was at 312 million people back in October and 304 million at the end of 2015. Extended Range LTE coverage has grown, too, with 250 million people in 500 metro areas now able … [read full article]