T-Mobile trolls Verizon, AT&T and Sprint again, hits highest LTE speeds at the Super Bowl LI

It's not beneath T-Mobile to out a near-NSFW set of commercials during the Super Bowl, in order to attract the most attention bang for its buck it can get. As CEO John Legere eloquently puts it:

Of course, proof is in the pudding, and, just as last year, T-Mobile's CTO took his time during the big game to compare the LTE speeds of the Big Four at the stadium. Needless to say, T-Mobile wins, which is why this shot was posted, but it seems that Sprint has fared pretty well, too, as you can see in the full game recap below, not a singular speed spike. It's a whole other matter how many people at the game were on Verizon or AT&T, and how many on T-Mobile, but Verizon did boost its Houston network specifically for the Super Bowl.

source: T-Mobile



1. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I'm on Verizon in NYC during off peak and peak hours and my SpeedTest results are 100+ Mbps with several reading 150 Mbps down 30 - 50Mbps up. Gotta remember that towers get saturated and it may very well have been more Verizon and AT&T users at the stadium.

2. snatchlax17

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I was gonna mention the fact that there was probably more VZW and ATT customers in the stadium causing slower service.

3. det_bradlee

Posts: 163; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

So in other words you're saying VZW and ATT don't have enough capacity to meet their current customer needs. No wonder they're losing customers!

4. applesnapple93

Posts: 339; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

hes probably covering the AT&T ping because they lost in that part. And 50mbps with a stadium that is probably 90% vzw and at&t customers is very impressive. theyre also not throttling their users to 480p streams so you have to realize that not only are their more users on the other networks theyre capable of streaming video of 4x the quality. take notes det_bradlee, this will be on the exam

6. snatchlax17

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Let's not forget the concentration of all those customers in one area which is atypical of any network. As applesnapple93 said 50 mbps is indeed impressive with the amount of congestion that was most likely on those networks plus the streaming of higher quality photo/video. Although Tmo is making great strides and gobbling up market share, this isn't exactly an apples to apples comparison.

5. kaintae

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

If you can afford super bowl tickets, you're probably not using T-Mobile. I wonder what the ratio of T-mobile customers to Verizon/AT&T customers was at NRG last night.

7. amtdue2day

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Anyone notice the 123.85 mbps and where the needle was on the meter just over 3 mbps. How is that even possible considering that once you exceed 50 mbps the needle remain there even if its over 100 mbps. I have Sprint and have seen just over 100 mbps and the needle stays over 50. What a mislead this is.

8. amtdue2day

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Where is the 123.85 mbps coming from. On speedtest.net, once you exceed 50 mbps the needle remains there and doesn't circle back around. I have exceeded 100 mbps in certain areas outside Chicago with Sprint and the needle doesn't move back to the 1,2, or 3 mbps marker. Just thought I would mention this.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

look at the bottom progress bar.. the DL test is done and the that needle goes to zero again (before start UL test)

9. erikhdz36

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

At least AT&T works any ware..not like tmobile haha only at some areas thanks but no thanks...at&t unlimited

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