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

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.


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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66 Comments

1. technomichael

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 27, 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

7. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

8. czarniko253

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

14. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 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.

35. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

52. tuminatr

Posts: 1092; Member since: Feb 23, 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

22. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2248; Member since: Feb 14, 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

27. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

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

61. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

44. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 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..

65. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

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

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2253; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Congrates to you tmobile ,....

3. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

4. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

FIX the D@##* Coverage!!

5. Qbancelli

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 11, 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!

26. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

31. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

36. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

That's a big IF.

56. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 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

60. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

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

6. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

T- Mobile is killing' it! Good job.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

15. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

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

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

37. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 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).

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly my point R_H +1

39. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 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...

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I guess I have brand loyalty lol. +1

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