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Comments on news posted 2010-11-16 10:19:09: Buoyed by the recent ITU declaration that nobody is technically deploying a 4G network here in the States, T-Mobile recently kicked off a new marketing campaign proclaiming that the carrier has the "largest 4G network. ..

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Gbcue
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Nothing to say because it's true

AT&T has nothing to say because what T-Mobile is saying is true; HSPA+ speeds on T-Mobile are faster than those of AT&T's.
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glinc

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Yea but what will they call LTE "IF" they get to launch it on T-Mo?? 5G? 6G? lol


ptrowski
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They will call it whatever they want just like they are doing now.


axiomatic

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Agreed completely. Marketing departments at these telco companies has never been "called out" on their bullshit so why would anyone start now? SOSDD.

flyingjoey

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It's interesting to see!

I remember a couple of years (like 5) ago when T-Mo had no mobile data footprint whatsoever. Not even edge while the VZs and FONs already had EvDO up and running.

Obviously T-Mo does not have the customer base of the other 3, nor the coverage of its competitors, but nonetheless in those cities where they do operate I'm sure their customers are very happy campers.


Duramax08
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Cool

way to hit that 5 gig cap faster (for the heavy users).

jaypetrello

join:2010-10-05
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Hmmmm?

I agree that having 12mbps just pushes you to the cap faster but my concern would be the service. I had T-Mobile and AT&T and they were both very inconsistent. AT&T is launching Netflix while you can't really catch much of a signal or make a phone call and T-Mobile is launching "4G" while they have pretty limited service and resources in most places. These companies should really get towers galore out first before they bog down the stretched ones they have now. Just makes sense for the customer. Good luck......


fifty nine

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reply to Gbcue

Re: Nothing to say because it's true

said by Gbcue:

AT&T has nothing to say because what T-Mobile is saying is true; HSPA+ speeds on T-Mobile are faster than those of AT&T's.
True, but T-Mobile coverage is piss poor.

I'd rather have slower speeds and coverage instead of faster speeds and no coverage.


jgkolt
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I have actually had really good coverage with T-Mobile. I think coverage really depends on the area you are in as a representation of the small area were you live is not necessarily representative of the whole coverage available.


jgkolt
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reply to Gbcue
Largest coverage is noted, not fastest.


Gbcue
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Re: Cool

At least there's no overages like with the "balding, middle aged man" network.
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ptrowski
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So what good is dial-up speeds on that fancy new phone?


W8ASA
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Sigh.... My HD2 phone still shows an "E"

both here at my office and at my house. T-Mobile (and the others,
of course), should somehow be held accountable for the accuracy
of their coverage maps.
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Gbcue
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Re: Cool

said by ptrowski:

So what good is dial-up speeds on that fancy new phone?
I don't know about you but I'm hitting 8/1.5.
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ptrowski
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Beyond your 5GB cap?


Gbcue
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said by ptrowski:

Beyond your 5GB cap?
Never even gotten close to it.
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ptrowski
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Well then you would not get throttled back to the dial up speeds then.

NuShrike

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Re: Hmmmm?

The genius of this is continuing infrastructure deployment that software upgrades to 4G. It's a win/win.


Gbcue
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Re: Cool

said by ptrowski:

Well then you would not get throttled back to the dial up speeds then.
Still, I'd rather have DU speeds than pay $$$ for data overages...
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ptrowski
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Not me. At that point the whole "4G" sell goes right out the window.


fifty nine

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Re: Nothing to say because it's true

said by jgkolt:

I think coverage really depends on the area you are in as a representation of the small area were you live is not necessarily representative of the whole coverage available.
The problems I had with T-Mobile coverage were in Queens, NYC.

Out here in NJ it's a lot worse.


Duramax08
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Re: Cool

said by ptrowski:

Not me. At that point the whole "4G" sell goes right out the window.
Bingo.


maartena
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Yeah but how many "4G" phones are sharing that bandwidth? I bet 98% of T-Mobile customers have a phone that can't even talk to this "4G" network. Wait till the market share of those phones have increased to 20% in a year or so
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OldschoolDSL
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I like T-Mobile

Their service is good & their prices are better then ATT. Although I wish they'd get more cool phones.


en102
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reply to Gbcue

Re: Cool

I don't have a 5GB cap on my iPhone.

iansltx

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At that point TMo will have 42 Mbps HSPA+ deployed, so speeds will be at last what they are now.

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Re: Hmmmm?

On HSPA+ here T-Mobile has landline-quality connectivity. Sightly higherlatency (60ms to the Internet) but the experience feels positively snappy, even though the tower I'm using can only push 1.6-1.8 Mbps due to lack of backhaul.

That said, if I walk two blocks and go inside a building I'm stuck with 160 kbps on EDGE.

tdouglas22

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Re: I like T-Mobile

said by OldschoolDSL:

Their service is good & their prices are better then ATT. Although I wish they'd get more cool phones.
I agree completely. I was really hoping they would get an EVO type phone. Still, their service has done well by me so my complaints are minor at this point.

iansltx

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IPhone or something else? Because TMo has a solid portfolio of Android phones...


ptrowski
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Re: Cool

said by en102:

I don't have a 5GB cap on my iPhone.
Me neither.