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Speedtest data shows that T-Mobile has the fastest 4G LTE pipeline in the nation

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Speedtest data shows that T-Mobile has the fastest 4G LTE pipeline in the nation
The popular Ookla Speedtest app is used by many smartphone owners to check the data speed on their current network. T-Mobile has sifted through real-life data created from consumers' use of the app. Based on this data, which comes from more than a million customers running millions of tests, T-Mobile has the fastest 4G LTE network in the nation.

According to the results from the app, T-Mobile provides the fastest average data speeds over 4G LTE in the U.S. at 17.8 Mbps. The data also revealed that T-Mobile's speeds are more consistent than the competition. That's because the company has been able to offer 10 + 10MHz service in major markets like New York City, Miami, Chicago and San Francisco. In those markets, T-Mobile's 4G LTE service has been measured as high as 72Mbps for downloads, and 27Mbps for uploads. At that speed, a 90 minute HD movie can be downloaded in 5 and a half minutes, and an entire music album will take only 13 seconds to download over the carrier's network.

"Finally we agree with AT&T on something: Faster is better. I warned the competition this day would come, and millions of speed tests from real people using their own phones prove it: T-Mobile's nationwide 4G LTE network is the fastest network in the nation -- bar none."-John Legere, CEO, T-Mobile

"T-Mobile is laser-focused on giving customers the best network experience possible. First we deployed nationwide LTE at breakneck speed, covering more than 200 million people in just six months. Now, we're adding more and more spectrum to this footprint and have commenced the launch of our Wideband LTE service, doubling already best-in-class speeds."-Neville Ray, CTO, T-Mobile

T-Mobile just turned on its first 20 + 20MHz LTE network in North Dallas as T-Mobile Wideband LTE launched. The service can provide download speeds as high as 150Mbps and a download speed of 147Mbps and an upload speed of 40Mbps have been measured in the area. T-Mobile says currently the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G2 and the Nexus 5 will support the faster data speeds as the Wideband LTE is rolled out nationally. Three more Wideband enabled devices will soon be available from the carrier, namely the LG G Flex, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7.0) tablet, and the recently announced Sony Xperia Z1S which is a T-Mobile exclusive.

source: T-Mobile

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posted on 08 Jan 2014, 20:43 10

1. technomichael (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


impressive, the only thing keeping me from switching to t-mobile is there coverage, every time i look at there coverage map it scares me

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 21:16 4

7. 14545 (Posts: 1604; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Same here. But keep making moves like today, and better their coverage just as hair, and I'll still jump ship. VZW is going to steal my unlimited data someday.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 21:18 1

8. czarniko253 (Posts: 12; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


What map are you looking at? Up and down west coast I get coverage everywhere.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 21:36 2

14. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


He's looking at a fictional map cause he's a subtle troll or a hired one. If he was more blatant about it people wouldn't take him seriously.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 23:23 8

35. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 889; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


He's referring the LTE data coverage map. Last I heard the West Coast wasn't the entire USA.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 08:42 1

52. tuminatr (Posts: 774; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


hey I have the same concern I live in Minnesota but travel minnesota, north dakota, south dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and wisconsin for my job and there are plenty of spots where i wont even get 3g with t-mobile according to the map on tmobile.com. it depends on your lifestyle and where you live

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 22:11 2

22. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


It depends on where you live. On the east coast and the west coast, you really couldn't go wrong with any carrier as they offer just about the same coverage in those areas (note the wording "just about" means there are some discrepancies but not major ones). However, if you live in the Midwest then you may not want to go with T-Mobile or Sprint. So, if you live in California or any of the states along the east coast then you might as well go with T-Mobile since they offer a better plan at a better price.

http://opensignal.com/network-coverage-maps/t-mobile-coverage-map.php

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 23:01

27. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


T-Mobile is running great here in KC Mo... 30 download inside of a building note 3...

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 10:30

61. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Here in Austin, near a window on the 8th floor of a building, 10 and 1.2Mbps on LTE and 3 and 1.0Mbps on HSPA+. Nothing to brag about.

I'm often tempted at leaving it in 3G mode in order to prolong the battery life, since it's good enough for everyday use.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 04:43

44. davenycept (Posts: 200; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


It's true...as long as you live in a decently populated areas you should be fine.. I live on the edge of el paso Texas and the services has drastically improved in the last 3 years.. Now I easily get an average of 13-20 mbps down and 5-15 mbps up all over the city on my S4..

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 19:30

65. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1045; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I agree. Tmobile doesnt have good coverage here in st. louis so I'll stick with AT&T LTE for now.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 20:50 1

2. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2117; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Congrates to you tmobile ,....

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 20:53 1

3. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


kind of disappointing, up here with bell i average around 25-30 mbps

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 21:00 2

4. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


FIX the D@##* Coverage!!

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 21:01 4

5. Qbancelli (Posts: 75; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)


You can't beat those 4G speeds paying $30 a month for unlimited data(5G LTE) unlimited text and 100 minutes.

Thanks T-Mobile!

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 22:35

26. promise7 (Posts: 882; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I thought the $30 prepaid plan is HSPA+ not LTE?

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 23:04 2

31. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Nope. It's definitely includes LTE if it's available in your area.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 23:24

36. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 889; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


That's a big IF.

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 10:10

56. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 489; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


It's a big IF, but many of those who are cover under the LTE coverage are getting a great deal. Like I am

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 10:24

60. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


No, it's LTE. I know, I have it too.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 21:02 3

6. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


T- Mobile is killing' it! Good job.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 21:20 2

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 22022; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


With the fewest subscribers of the big 4 they should. Their subs base is growing rapidly though.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 21:25 6

12. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


By your logic, all the smaller regional carriers should have faster speeds than T-Mobile. They don't. Don't try to rain on T-Mobile's parade, Dark. They're doing big things & I, as a loyal customer for over 10 years, am very happy about it.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 21:37 2

15. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Don't call him dark just cause he's black you jerk.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 21:44 4

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 22022; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My point was to say they have less congestion. And don't call me black dark lol. +1 a Terry lol

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 23:03

28. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You don't know what the relationship between the number of subscribers T-Mobile has & the amount of spectrum they have is compared to other carriers, therefore you're only speculating. Sprint has the slowest network of the Big 4, yet they're the second smallest. Your logic carries no weight in this case, man.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 23:27 1

37. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 889; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


It does carry weight. Less congestion, blocking and bandwidth being used. This applies to basic cell reception and coverage (other than Sprint because no one knows what the hell they're doing over there).

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 05:01 1

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 22022; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly my point R_H +1

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 00:20 1

39. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Black Dark,,, wth... Lmfao. Wtf... This is hilarious,,

One thing i must say is: why can't everyone leave Darkkjedii alone, everyone always picking on him cause he loves Apple, and know cause he's black. Few months ago i was reading users were attacking your family and insulting them.... Wtf, these Android users are really hard. and another imitating your usename and your avatar... Wow.. i also remember a post by Lyndon saying something about oven...

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 05:02

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 22022; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I guess I have brand loyalty lol. +1

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