Faster data speeds on the way to T-Mobile customers
posted by Alan F. / Jul 30, 2013, 10:13 PM
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
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.
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 11:38 PM 0
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.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 12:06 AM 1
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.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 9:50 AM 0
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.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 10:26 PM 0
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...
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 11:55 PM 0
Posts: 8; Member since: May 28, 2013
rediculously fast. Recently tested one of their 2x10Mhz LTE sites, it's insanely fast. Hitting 73.6Mbps. i.imgur.com/yKMynV8.png
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 12:13 AM 1
Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011
not impressed,,,, att lte speed test was 75.45 in baltimore
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 3:18 PM 1
Posts: 86; 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.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 1:23 AM 2
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.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 1:42 AM 0
Posts: 81; 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.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 1:49 PM 1
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