T-Mobile 4G LTE Expands to 14 New Markets

Not to be outdone by AT&T, T-Mobile expanded its 4G LTE network into 14 new markets today.

The move is one of many by the carrier in recent months to improve the quality of its 4G network. T-Mobile recently began using spectrum acquired from US Cellular and MetroPCS to improve LTE speeds, and plans to purchase chunks of Verizon’s 700 MHz A-Block for future expansion. The developments are a promising response to T-Mobile’s middling performance in JD Power’s August assessment of US cellular networks.  (more…)

AT&T 4G LTE Coverage Expands to 26 New Markets, Now Reaches 270 Million People

The precocity of AT&T’s 4G LTE network is impressive. Once paling in comparison to Verizon’s coverage, Ma Bell’s strategy of rapid deployment has helped its high-speed network blanket the US at a breakneck pace. Case in point: the carrier announced today that, with an expansion of LTE into 26 additional markets, its 4G now reaches more than 270 million people. That’s good news for AT&T, which intends to spend more than $14 billion in an effort to expand 4G LTE to 300 million (T-Mobile?) customers by the end of 2014. I’d say the company is well on its way. (more…)

Umm, Best Buy, the Moto G for Verizon Doesn’t Have 4G LTE

According to Best Buy’s listing for the Moto G on Verizon, the phone magically grew a 4G LTE radio over night. In other words, their listing is wrong. The Moto G (unless Best Buy is selling a version that even Motorola doesn’t know about) does not have the ability to connect to an LTE network. No sir, not the GSM version or this CDMA variant that works on Verizon’s 3G network. Again, it almost certainly lacks the radio, probably as a cost cutting measure to keep the phone at its insanely low $179 and $99 price points.  (more…)

T-Mobile CEO Wants to Un-Shackle Families From “Those Other Guys,” Get LOUD with 4G LTE

I think we now know for sure what T-Mobile is about to announce next week at CES through their UnCarrier part 4 event. In a Tweet sent out this morning through the official T-Mobile account, an image lists out the company’s 2013 and 2014 resolutions, thanks to it being a new year and all. The 2013 list runs through all of the items they introduced through previous UnCarrier events. The 2014 list includes a bunch of items they will likely try and check off over the coming months.  (more…)

AT&T Flips on 4G LTE in 12 Additional Markets

Thank goodness for competition, right? In a continuing effort to match or best other mobile carriers’ 4G LTE coverage, AT&T has aggressively expanded its coverage in rural portions of the United States. Today’s 12 added locations will bring AT&T’s total market reach to a little over 400 (488 to be exact), which is certainly more than T-Mobile’s (around 230 as of October) and Sprint’s (233), but a far cry from still behind Verizon’s 500+. But it’s OK, AT&T, slow and steady wins the race, right? (more…)