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

55. mike2959

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Their own coverage maps have changed very little in 3 years.

54. mike2959

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

TMO never talks about the footprint of coverage. It's 200 million in 10 cities people. That's not impressive.

64. g2a5b0e unregistered

"200 million in 10 cities" I'm not even gonna begin on why this statement is completely retarded.

47. Rogerlebo

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Ookla 138 mbps down and 38 mbps up speed in Qu├ębec Canada on Rogers LTE network with my Galaxy Note 3. It is very very fast!

43. theo14461 unregistered

I tried T-Mobile, here in the Illinois North Shore, Sorry, no coverage.

50. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

BS. Complete BS. I had three bars everywhere.

63. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

oooooo, 3 bars, oooooo

38. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Only reason i'm still with verizon is because i need a 2nd job to pay for it. Currently payin 40/month for 2gb and unlimited text. Verizon is falling back into the horrible phone selection. Every carried besides verizon gets any phone that's released for the most part. Verizon is either last or they just don't get it. Not to mention T-mo is the only one who gets all the phones + Sony phones. Very tempted to switch before my contract ends. In my opinion coverage on verizon ain't worth it. I get 4G mostly where i drive to and from work but i'd be willing to be it's spotty as hell just like the "lesser" carriers

34. tiburonpineda

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

but T Mobile only work in the cities. ..country areas there's not data coverage. check the map and see for yourself people. otherwise I switch to tmobile next week. im tired of Sprint slow network.

23. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Huh???Why do you guys keep posting this stuff like it is facts. I just ran this on ATT LTE and got my slowest speed to date- 59ms ping, 40.63 download, and 11.41 upload. My slowest ATT is faster than this! I'm usually low to mid 20's on ping, 50-60 download and 15-20 upload. Next time try researching other carriers instead of taking T-MO and Verizon's word for it.

24. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

59. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

According to Ookla, AT&T beats T-mobile:http://www.speedtest.net/isp/att-wireless vs.http://www.speedtest.net/isp/t-mobile-usa PS: I am a satisfied T-mobile customer without illusions about my carrier of choice or its CEO.

25. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Where u live? I have at&t lte and it sucks really bad, at fastest 4.18down and 2.86up. Wish I could post a screen shot here

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

My cousin's LTE speeds on AT&T are the same on his iPhone 5. He was blown away on how fast T-Mobile was. Every Speedtest and webpage we've loaded, T-Mobile always finished a few second a ahead.

62. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Ookla is not avery accurate. Try the Root Metrics app instead: bit.ly/1e8YG3N

29. czarniko253

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Read above, it says 72 up 27 down, and then it's the average which is faster based on All the user that test they're speed. AT&T and Verizon can't afford in data to test they're speed, and Sprint can't keep a connection stable enough to get a result. Ookla is third party, no biasty here.

30. hadouken

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Oh. Your speed test makes the nation's average for AT&T. Make sure to check with fervid next time before writing an article, PA!

32. g2a5b0e unregistered

Someone with some sense. Thank you & +1.

40. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Aha StreetFighter Ryu.... Where is Shin Akuma

19. Maverick1

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 30, 2012

Seriously! I get between 30-35Mpbs dn and 8-10Mbps up on LTE and the carrier I'm on has a much larger network. So why is this so impressive. Not buying into the hoopla on tmobile, there's just not there both network coverage and performance.

21. czarniko253

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Too embarrassed to mention the carrier??

51. Maverick1

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 30, 2012

Not at all, in order to avoid confrontation it wasn't necessary to post it being that this is about boasting speeds of tmobile which I don't agree having first hand experience. It shouldn't matter whom I'm with since it's not tmobile judgment is already reserved.

53. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Then why did you even bother to mention it?

66. Maverick1

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 30, 2012

In regards to what???? In either case it's not a bother.

57. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I don't trust the date from Ookla; I do trust the date from Root Metrics. T-mobile also trusts its data better, for they provide a link from their website to it where one can compare T-mobile's coverage with other carriers':http://t-mobile.rootmetrics.com Even though it has only a select list of cities, T-mobile's coverage is more often than not a notch below AT&T.

16. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I used to regard Ookla's app the golden standard. But after the last update to make it pretty also made it inaccurate. I cannot fathom anyone taking its measurements seriously. Root Metric FTW!

13. HyperM3

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

What good are these speeds if they can only be gotten outside? Try getting those speeds inside a building where their spectrum still can't penetrate.

20. czarniko253

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

There's wifi in most places I visit, and wifi calling is awesome with tmobile. If you places with no wifi I can where it would have trouble. Luckily tmobile is working on lower frequency.

48. Maverick1

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 30, 2012

I don't need Wifi.......

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