T-Mobile hits mid-year LTE expansion goal
T-Mobile announced that it has achieved its mid-year coverage goal of expending its LTE footprint. Now the Un-carrier network announced that as of the end of June, it now has 230 million points-of-presence for its 4G LTE footprint, meaning its network is expanding and LTE is available in more areas. And though T-Mobile has hit its milestone for June, the carrier says that it will continue to expand its LTE footprint.
In addition to hitting the coverage goal to bring its 4G LTE coverage to more people through that pops goal, T-Mobile also recently announced at its uN-carrier 5.0 event that it has expanded 15X15 MHz network to 16 markets in the U.S. and VoLTE now is available in 15 markets to aid in congestion and help deliver bandwidth.
Is this recent achievement enough for you to give T-Mobile a shot? If so, what device are you looking at using on T-Mobile's expanding LTE footprint?
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Agreed as I was with vz during lte rollout with a droid charge and tmo is adding quickly but they don't have the 3g backbone vz had.
I know Sprint is like the AC comments section whipping boy or something, but in areas where they've worked thru their upgrade schedule they've actually improved a ton. Even 3G speeds went up a lot in Puerto Rico, tho LTE is pretty spread out at this point.
I was just going thru my Speed Test history and I can't find a single test under 1mbps even on 3G, which sounds like faint praise but half a mbps on 3G used to be common whereas the mean seems to be closer to 2mbps now. Hard to really tell tho since the vast majority of my tests are on LTE.
I wish I could test the one local carrier here that isn't a national US carrier (Claro), cause from what I've seen AT&T is really saturated (no VZW here sadly) to the point where Sprint LTE and even Tmo HSPA+ are often faster (specially in more open locations, AT&T still has an edge overall in building penetration).
Not touching a Claro contract with a ten foot pole tho, I travel too much to states. I intend to try out Tmo at some point tho, coverage has been their weakness here, particularly because Tmo didn't exist at all in PR some 4-5 years ago. The island really isn't hard to cover extensively tho, load casualty capacity is the bigger issue. We're more densely populated than some major U.S. markets.
If Sprint gets approval to buy Tmo, its going to be the same as when they bought Nextel. BAD!!
First, Sprint is #3
Next, things did improve after Nextel, there spectrum was and is still used to improve a lot of things.
Finally, this is not the same Sprint. They got bought a little while ago by a little company from Japan.
T-Mo.. You're making my prediction of your ascension to Numero Uno by the end of 2015 look better with each passing week.. *The Un-Carrier ! *
Keep It Up.. :-)