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T-Mobile's LTE Network Now Covers 180M People

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Pandemic187

Sep 13, 2013, 12:47 PM
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Mostly marketing fluff

Competition is great because it motivates businesses to continually improve. This can become a bit of a problem though, which is what we see with the wireless industry. It's SO competitive that carriers bend the truth on a regular basis.

I first started seeing this with my Galaxy S II T989, a device with no 4G hardware of which to speak, yet the TouchWiz UI shows a 4G icon whenever there is a data connection active. Apparently the carriers were legally allowed to do this, but that doesn't change the fact that it was a blatant lie.

Now we see this press release, which is basically more of the same. I do get LTE, but like Jayshmay, my coverage is unreliable and often I lose LTE completely. Sometimes my signal will be very weak to the po...
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Hopefully as time goes by, the LTE signal will become as strong, and consistent as the HSPA+ signal.

I'm sure there was a time when HSPA+ wasn't as reliable as it is now.
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Actually your Galaxy S II T989 absolutely has 4G.
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Jayshmay

Sep 13, 2013, 11:44 AM

I have LTE where I live. . .but. . .

The signal isn't steady, always changing between 4G and LTE. BUt it's still better than when Verizon dropped from LTE to crappy EVDO!!!

I always prefer LTE over any older technology though. Just wish the LTE signal was more steady.

I live in Waterbury, Connecticut.
You're having the same issue as I'm having. I live in metro Houston and the network is very iffy. LTE is never consistent.
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Since Verizon covers 99% of the entire 3g foot print I can't remember when I switched to 3g. Also I get between 20mbs to 56mbs.
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