Faster data speeds on the way to T-Mobile customers

Faster data speeds on the way to T-Mobile customers
According to a published statement made by T-Mobile, "Nationwide, we plan to deploy 10+10 MHz of LTE in 90 percent of the top 25 markets by the end of the year." This will be a big step up in the speed department as the carrier is currently employing 2X5 MHz LTE broadband which can't carry as much traffic. If you live in New York City and discovered the speed of your T-Mobile HSPA+ connection drop from 42Mbps to 21Mbps, it's because the carrier was using some of the extra bandwidth to test the new 2X10 MHz system in the Big Apple.

Last week, T-Mobile was testing the new technology on a site on 11th Avenue in the Big Apple which led T-Mobile John Legere to send out a tweet showing a Speedtest result of 60Mbps. The executive wrote, "Let’s see the others run this fast." After the testing ended, T-Mobile restored the 42 Mbps HSPA+ service to the area of New York where it had borrowed the bandwidth.

Sounds like some T-Mobile customers have something to look forward to before the end of the year.

source: LightReading via AndroidCentral



1. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

good hope houston and surrounding are on that list

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This was on tmonews a few days ago. Anywho, couldn't be a more satisfied T-Mobile customer. Top 25 markets means Chicago is on the list!

3. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Dallas Tx please

12. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Dallas will get it its like their 5th biggest market.

4. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Well im already getting 25 mbps on the brand new xperia z I bought over here in LA on tmobile lte faster than att lte which I still have I wonder what speeds tmobile will offer at the end of the year and if the xperia z will be able to take advantage off.

6. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

In Saint Louis, full bars on ATT gets 40-60 Mbps pretty consistently. Verizon and T-Mobile with full bars are usually less than 20Mbps. They have half the coverage for their high speeds here as ATT too.

15. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Well your lucky att in lte in los angeles never ever gets those speeds even with full bars standing outside u get 10 tops, tmobile , verizon even sprint get more than att here verizon gets 20-25 tmobile hspa 10-15 , sprint has lte here in LA And Gets up to 30 so att is the slowest here I know because I still have my s4 with them and I kno many people on att with different phones that get 10 mbps tops and people on sprint, verizon and tmobile that always get more than 10 mbps when they do speed tests.

19. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

why are you in this article if you running with att,?? dumb a55

21. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

omar is right att in cali(i lived in Los Angeles my whole life) sucks and it sucks here in atlanta( moved to atl ) and when compared to t-mobile, att is too much money for less speeds than tmobile.

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah... I just made the mistake of buying an unlocked Asus Fonepad and have tried running it on T-Mobiles 1900 MHz HSPA+ network. T-Mobile doesn't exactly have a robust network on 1900 MHz. It'll vary from 50 Kbps to 15,000 Kbps in a block. Freaking awesome...

10. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Always buy a phone with WCDMA 1700/1900/2100 if your going to use tmobile, anyone would of told you that.

7. milan03

Posts: 8; Member since: May 28, 2013

rediculously fast. Recently tested one of their 2x10Mhz LTE sites, it's insanely fast. Hitting 73.6Mbps.

17. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

not impressed,,,, att lte speed test was 75.45 in baltimore

20. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

why come in here to lie about non existing speeds..?

22. milan03

Posts: 8; Member since: May 28, 2013

Sure you did hit 75.45, except for the maximum achievable peak download rate being 73.6Mbps in a 10Mhz Physical Layer. Nice try though...

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Good. When I had AT&T and LTE was new here in Saint Louis, my Lumia 900 pulled 60Mbps. Personally I'm ready for LTE-Advanced.

9. smacsteve

Posts: 87; Member since: May 16, 2012

This is nothing.... I have AT&T and have recorded multiple 50+ mbps downloads (MPLS/STP) on my HTC One device. And that is on a actively running network with a fully loaded system! Not a John Legere "Let's flip the switch on this new test system with nobody else on it" speed test. This is just more BS hype/smoke and mirrors lies by T-Mobile.

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Back a year ago I would gree with you ATT was fast but before i ditched them my average speed on my S3 had gone from 40-50Mbps at best down to 20 if I was lucky before I cancelled my contract and left them. The culprit: iphone 5 killed LTEs speed.

13. Rogerlebo

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Very very often, I get 100 mbps with my Galaxy S4 on LTE Rogers network in Québec city in Canada (

16. benzb

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

Anything over 10mbps is more than enough on a phone (IMO). I don't see how having 60mbps vs 10mbps on a cellphone would be so different. If you are using a computer, tablet, etc., that is a different story. However, on those devices, none of the providers give you unlimited internet. I have Verizon and have great speeds. I rarely even reach 25mbps in Los Angeles with Verizon these days, but I have LTE pretty much everywhere and it is extremely reliable. I prefer a larger and more reliable LTE network than a smaller and faster one.

18. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

all these speeds are great, but what goes is it if you dont have a truly unlimited network to use it on,,, only one left is sprint , and tmobile needs to drop there stupid throttling

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