Sprint Lights Up 40 New 4G LTE Markets, Total Rises to 340

Sprint may still be playing catch-up in the 4G LTE market game, but with today’s announcement of 40 new markets, they are starting to hit some sort of a stride. If you count today’s new additions, their total tops out at around 340. While that is still far below Verizon’s total, it feels like we are getting there. Keep in mind that Verizon lit up their 500th market back in June of 2013.

The list of markets isn’t necessarily focused on one part of the country either. You’ll see Eugene, Oregon on the list, right next to Georgetown, South Carolina. Idaho Falls is on there as well, next to Jackson, Mississippi.  (more…)

T-Mobile: Customer Data Proves We Have the Fastest 4G LTE Network in the U.S.

During T-Mobile’s UnCarrier 4.0 event that wrapped earlier this afternoon, T-Mobile made a bold new claim:  they now have the fastest 4G LTE network in the land. Don’t worry (or maybe you should) though, they didn’t use an outside firm or “highly paid industry consultants” to collect their data. No sir, they used data straight from consumers and testing through the ever-popular Ookla Speedtest app(more…)

T-Mobile Buying Unused Spectrum From Verizon to Bolster LTE Coverage

It’s no secret at this point that T-Mobile CEO John Legere is looking to make waves in the mobile industry. All the UnCarrier plans and smack talk against other carriers will only get you so far if your network performance can’t back it up. It looks like T-Mobile is starting off 2014 by expanding that network coverage with a little help from Verizon(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…)

Sprint’s LTE Rollout Continues, 70 New Markets Brings Total Coverage to 300 Across the Country

Most readers here might be spoiled by Verizon’s quick and decisive LTE rollout over the past few years, but all carriers have not gotten to that level quite yet. Sprint had a late start in implementing LTE to their nationwide network, but today they have announced 70 new LTE markets going live around the country. That brings their total number to 300 markets covered. (more…)