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T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint

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May 14, 2015, 12:25 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the company's LTE 4G network now covers 280 million POPS. That's a slight improvement from the 275 million POPs T-Mobile said it covered at the end of April. With 280 million people blanketed by its 4G network, T-Mobile's coverage footprint is on par with that of Sprint, which also coves 280 million. AT&T and Verizon both claim to cover 308 million POPs. Ray offered a few more details about T-Mobile's progress. It is still on track to cover 300 million POPS by the end of the year. It plans to shutter its legacy CDMA MetroPCS network on June 21, and there are fewer than 300,000 customers still using that network in Dallas, Miami, and New York City. T-Mobile said it has 15x15 MHz LTE deployments in 150 markets, which the company will expand to 200 by the end of the year. T-Mobile charted an aggressive path for building its LTE network and has met or exceeded most of its goals over the past two years.

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arox413

May 14, 2015, 9:33 PM

Here's a quarter call...

someone who cares. No offense to any of their customers but until they can come close to rivaling either big blue or red in terms of coverage, both sprint and tmobile shouldn't be bragging about coverage. I wish they it did matter but unless you never leave a city they just aren't an option.
I think the fact that you are missing, is that a lot of people complained that Sprint and T-Mobile were primarily urban carriers, and lacked rural coverage.
Now that both are giving people what they want, and requested, people are still quick to sha...
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Exactly my thoughts. T-Mobile bragging about having an LTE footprint the size of Sprint's isn't saying much. LOL. Compared to Verizon and AT&T, their LTE footprint is abysmal at best!

I wish either of these two had a bigger footprint, I'd love t...
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You are being rather arrogant in supporting vast coverage. There are approximately 104 million people that don't care to have coverage in every nook and cranny of the country. While coverage is a nice selling feature, majority of metropolitan consumer...
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cyclekid58

May 14, 2015, 3:40 PM

Idaho & Montana

Neither T-Mobile nor Sprint are any good in Idaho and Montana, at Best a little coverage around a couple major cities in ID, rest is roaming at basically 1x if any coverage at all. For the Present Verizon has the best coverage in these states hands down.
True. AT&T is not too shabby either.
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Jonathanlc2005

May 14, 2015, 11:01 PM

this is just attention getting

so heres my attention getting... I have a SERO-P plan with 50 dollars unlimited everything and 500 landline minutes from 7am-7pm. im running an HTC M8 and i never have problems driving long highways streaming Iheartradio. my favorite station is GenX.

sprint spark is very good wherever i go so yeah
You must live in the big city, in our area it's all roaming for both.
phonefreak87

May 14, 2015, 2:36 PM

great

Now tmobile need to get the ball rolling around in missouri more there are still alot of 2g pockets around here
There are areas in the Northeast as well if you can believe it.
Even where you would think there would be at least 3G, it is EDGE.
ajac09

May 14, 2015, 1:40 PM

eh

Not saying much. Thats like saying your the water you drink is a little less toxic.
Our water will only give you the trots for 23 hours, bot 24 like those other guys! Lawl
dougm

May 14, 2015, 1:24 PM
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Indiana

US31 north of Indianapolis & Kokomo now finally covered by LTE 1900, was just EDGE up until a couple months ago. Haven't been on I-65 between Indy and Chicago lately, hopefully it's all been upgraded too. Seeing more and more rural LTE, but LTE speeds in the city and suburbs are starting to get more sluggish. Seems like they recently expanded from 5 MHz channels to 10 MHz around here, but the improvements have quickly been overtaken by congestion. I haven't seen any LTE 1900 in the city.

At this point I feel they need to implement more aggressive and transparent network management on the heavier users. If my neighbor is using 40 GB/month and I'm getting the same speeds as him, and I only use 4 GB/month, I should get better treatment and/...
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