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T-Mobile ad attacks AT&T for having slow pipes

0. phoneArena posted on 07 May 2013, 12:57

T-Mobile's latest commercial might not mention AT&T by name, but considering that the carrier has recently chosen to go head to head with AT&T in previous ads featuring Frankenstein and a man encased in ice, it seems apparent that it is the nation's second largest carrier that T-Mobile is depicting as having a slow moving, congested network...

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posted on 09 May 2013, 08:04

72. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

AT&T and Sprint murder TMO in PR>

posted on 09 May 2013, 08:02

71. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


posted on 07 May 2013, 13:43 3

7. drazyw (unregistered)

Oh i dunno. Having both AT&T and Tmobile at the moment, All over the Norhern VA area, testing data speeds, Tmobile is killing AT&T in performance. At my house, both get excellent signal on their HSPA+ (4g) frequencies and AT&T on the best day can get 4Mb/s down where Tmo is up at 13Mb/s. I've never seen Tmo drop below 6Mb/s where the AT&T has dropped under 1Mb/s during peak times. This holds true everywhere I go. And yes, I do carry both phones around. Tmo doesn't have near the coverage as AT&T once you get west of Manassass VA though. But as far as I can see, Tmo blows the doors off AT&T given equal coverage. Too many users per cell and overloaded backhauls. Tmo would be the same if they had the same number of users. They just reap the benefits of being smaller.

posted on 07 May 2013, 13:59

14. mrfamous1 (Posts: 27; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)

At&T has more towers than any other company which equals more ppl and better service everywhere!!! At&t have LTE and Tmobile is still running HSPA+(3G and a half) that is not true 4G. So this commercial is false!!! TMobile can't compete so they ATTACK the ppl that is doing good!

posted on 07 May 2013, 14:23 1

21. drazyw (unregistered)

Sorry, I'm looking at my phone right now. I have LTE on Tmobile and LTE on AT&T. (HTC one vs Nokia 920) True 4g. AT&T currently speedtesting at 15Mb/s down and Tmo at 23Mb/s down. Thats the LTE you say they don't have.
Anyway, more towers does not = more bandwidth. Which is what the comercial is tageting here. If their backhaul can't handle the number of users, you will see a reduciton in your speeds. I love AT&T for their coverage, I love Tmobile for their speed. Oh, and I have no cap on my data on my Tmo account. No throttling either. 5GB/month on my AT&T. Tmo is 30 bucks cheaper as well.

posted on 07 May 2013, 18:06 1

51. Hemlocke (unregistered)

I'm in a Top 125 market, and I get 3-9 Mbps on AT&T (No LTE), versus 20+ on T-Mo HSPA+. If I didn't have so many people on my account, I would be on T-Mo in a minute. Who knows when AT&T will get LTE in my town. They are too busy deploying to bustling metropolises like Corsicana, Texas and Warrensburg, Missouri.

posted on 07 May 2013, 15:34 5

29. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

CDMA towers are far more abundant in the US, than GSM towers. Noob.

As for LTE, AT&T is still playing catch-up with VZW.

Go troll somwhere else.

posted on 07 May 2013, 14:05 1

16. Droiddoes (unregistered)

We'll see if your statement is true once TMO actually gets
1)LTE devices
2) LTE in more than what, 4 markets? Once they have as many people on their LTE network as AT&T we'll see whio is better.
SPOILER: it will be AT&T

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:10 2

45. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

Verizon's LTE will be done, this year. Good sir, can you please tell me when AT&T will be done? :)

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:37

48. Droiddoes (unregistered)

I could, but since this is a TMO vs AT&T debate it is irrelevant. Do try to keep up.

posted on 07 May 2013, 21:54 1

66. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

"but since this is a TMO vs AT&T debate it is irrelevant."

Do try to use proper punctuation.

posted on 07 May 2013, 19:35 3

59. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

T-Mo is late on bringing LTE yes, but covering 225 pops by the end of the year? That's impressive. And with LTE Advanced coming soon, T-Mobile will be blowing AT&T out of the water. LTE + 42mbps as back haul is a force to be reckoned with.

Funny thing is, when Verizon was bragging about their LTE network and AT&T just started, did you say the same thing as you did now back then? As time passes by, networks do get slower. But T-Mo to spend money on towers for more bandwidth is a positive side.

Point across: The money you save with T-Mobile when comparing their service is unmatched. Unlimited everything is $70, you can't go wrong with that.

posted on 09 May 2013, 09:03

74. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

You really like bullet points Droiddoes.
Unfortunately for you, it does not make you appear more intelligent.

posted on 07 May 2013, 14:06

18. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Glad to hear someone gets coverage inside their house; as for me, have to walk outside of the structure, just to get 2g service. By the way, don't live in the sticks, every carrier is represented in my area.

posted on 07 May 2013, 16:51

42. sniper1087 (Posts: 531; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)

ok you are having issues with AT&T then, well let me tell you I was having the same problems a month ago, I was getting really low speeds on LTE but I called to AT&T and complaint for like 2 weeks and they fixed it and now I am getting faster speeds than T-mobile and yes I had both.


posted on 07 May 2013, 17:57

50. Andrew10301 (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

That's interesting because on my one x+ in northern Virginia I consistently get 25 down on lte. But being as I live in Manassas I mostly have hspa+ where I don't get more than 8 and less than two mbps

posted on 07 May 2013, 13:48 4

11. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

You sound like the typical SHILL of a At&t customer. They definitely got you twisted or on meds. Keep your crappy useless data plans and monthly overpriced bills and piss poor updates. At@t sucks rotten eggs.

posted on 07 May 2013, 16:57 1

44. Droiddoes (unregistered)

LOL umad?

posted on 07 May 2013, 20:05

64. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 404; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

looks like it.

posted on 07 May 2013, 13:29 3

3. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1117; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

I dont understand why Tmobile is ripping AT&T for something that they never had: coverage. Why dont Tmobile focus on their bottom dolar instead of using their dollars ripping a compant company thats better than them when it comes to phones, coverage, and overall quality

posted on 07 May 2013, 13:34 2

6. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

Maybe you should worry less about what TMO's focus should be and more on using proper grammar.

posted on 07 May 2013, 13:47 5

9. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Maybe you should stop being a little girl Disneydad. You defend T-Mobile like its one of your kids. Jeradiah3 is simply pointing out the facts.

posted on 07 May 2013, 15:27 3

28. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1117; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

Thank you Ruckus!! Obviously "Disneydad" is living in a fantasy if he thinks that T-Mobile is actually making a splash in the mobile technology business

posted on 09 May 2013, 09:06

75. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

LOL. Where did you get that insult.....the toilet store?

posted on 07 May 2013, 13:47 9

10. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

T-Mobile works great in the places I need it, and their HSPA+ really is just as fast as other company's LTE speeds. VZW may have the slightly faster speeds, but T-Mobile is no slouch.

posted on 07 May 2013, 13:54 13

12. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Seriously T-Mobile, calling the iPhone 5 a revolutionary phone? How about these phones:
- HTC One
- Nokia Lumia 920
- Samsung Galaxy 4
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2
- Sony Xperia Z
These are true revolutionary phones.

posted on 07 May 2013, 14:06 3

17. Droiddoes (unregistered)

B b b b but they're not apple! I herd apple was the greatest most thing EVAR from all my kids friends and they're pretty on the ball right?


posted on 07 May 2013, 14:21 3

20. godinruin (Posts: 10; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)

O Here it goes. Android vs. Apple warz. Seriously, when will people get over this?

posted on 08 May 2013, 09:49 1

69. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

lol yeah xD

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:29

47. papss (unregistered)

they have some of the sorriest selections in phones of the three as well... sorry I'll stick with my better choices and one without a pink mascot riding a motorcycle like shes a badass

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