T-Mobile announces Wideband LTE in Connecticut; data speeds are 50% faster

T-Mobile announces Wideband LTE in Connecticut; data speeds  are 50% faster
If you're a T-Mobile customer in Connecticut, you might notice that you are getting faster data speeds. That is because the carrier has added its Wideband LTE service in the state. In cities such as Bridgeport, Danbury, Hartford, Fairfield, Meriden, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, Stamford and Waterbury, T-Mobile subscribers are scoring average download speeds of 30Mbps. Peak speeds have been seen as high as 80Mbps. On average, T-Mobile's customers in the state use an average of 2.03GB of data each month.

T-Mobile is using 15+15 and 20+20 Wideband LTE service, which allows for more "lanes to the T-Mobile network, increasing capacity and speeds for everyone by giving customers a multi-lane data freeway." And as T-Mobile's CTO Neville Ray points out (sounding almost like his boss), unlike other carriers like Sprint or Verizon where you might need a new phone to take advantage of enhanced signals, T-Mobile's Widebrand service can be enjoyed immediately by customers, without having to upgrade to new equipment.

Other markets enjoying T-Mobile's Wideband LTE service include Atlanta GA; Birmingham, AL; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Mobile, AL; Orlando, FL; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Tampa, FL and Upstate New York.

source: T-Mobile via TmoNews



1. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

When are some carriers going to understand its not the speeds thats important....but the quality of the signal that is.... If I have to be near a tower to get those speeds...whats the point.

4. hackdaddy

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

you know, the last two days ive been getting service not available intermittently. I went to speedtest and clocked the LTE jus for kicks and it was 33 Mbs and occasionally 60 Mbs. interesting, I didn't know tmo was rolling this out

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I don't think you've tested AT&T lately then.

2. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

They keep increasing the speeds in the same area. That's cool and all but the places that have little to no service at all don't get any of these benefits. Increase reception not speeds.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They're upgrading all 2G towers to HSPA+/LTE by next year.

7. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Yup. And been adding towers too, it seems. On my commute from work I am now 100% LTE on my 30 mile drive to work on half back roads and no interstates. Most everywhere is 80 Mpbs download speeds (I'm in CT). I used to have one spot where I dropped to no service and it's now nearly full LTE coverage. The other carriers need to seriously watch out. T-Mobile is going all out.

3. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I beleive you have to have different spectrom for better signal and building penetration. T-mobile doesn't have the same bands as vzw and att does. However they recently aquired 700mhz spectrum acouple months ago i believe in an auction. So until they can get more spectrum that may be a challenge. In the mean time give me all the speed I can get. I'm most greatful.

8. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

T-Mobile's 700mhz spectrum covers a massive population area. The problem is TV interference that needs to be phased out and devices to gain band 12 (700MHz block A) support. Supposedly they are adding all the necessary equipment as they upgrade 2G areas to LTE (on band 4)today so that when the time comes, it just a software change to enable nationwide 700MHz!!

10. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Does the new iPhone 6 support wideband LTE? Some sites reported that Apple did not include support for T-Mobiles 700mhz band.

9. NateAdam8

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

New Mexico?

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