With a Wideband LTE upgrade, the Un-carrier’s download speeds zoom past Verizon, AT&T and Sprint in Boise with observed download speeds as high as 67.5 Mbps
Bellevue, Washington – November 13, 2014 – On the heels of recent LTE upgrades in Philadelphia, Connecticut and the Greater Bay Area, T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) today announced that it has made things even faster in Boise by upgrading its LTE network to Wideband LTE, bringing up to a 50% increase in mobile speeds to customers. Already in November, T-Mobile customers have observed download speeds as high as 67.5 Mbps. With the average download speed clocking in at 19.5 Mbps, T-Mobile customers in Boise are seeing speeds faster than both AT&T and Verizon and two times faster than Sprint.
Wideband LTE doubles the bandwidth and increases the capacity of T-Mobile’s LTE network to help deliver faster peak speeds. It is like adding more lanes to a freeway for all LTE customers to speed along in. With T-Mobile’s Wideband LTE, customers can download a full 90 minute HD movie to their phone or tablet in three and half minutes or a whole album in just nine seconds with theoretical peak download speeds of 110 Mbps.
“Our data-hungry T-Mobile customers in Boise are going to love the speed boost that Wideband LTE is bringing to the area,” said David Gallacher, Vice President – Engineering, T-Mobile. “Whether surfing, streaming, shopping, FaceTiming or Facebooking, every one of our T-Mobile LTE customers who use their mobile device can immediately take advantage of this network upgrade.”
Boise is just the latest area to get a speed boost, as the Un-carrier ™ continues to expand coverage and enhance performance of its 4G LTE network. Wideband LTE has already been rolled out in the following areas:
- Atlanta, GA
- Greater Bay Area, CA
- Birmingham, AL
- Columbus, OH
- Dallas, TX
- Detroit, MI
- Honolulu, HI
- Houston, TX
- Jacksonville, FL
- Las Vegas, NV
- Los Angeles, CA
- Minneapolis, MN
- Mobile, AL
- Orlando, FL
- Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
- Portland, OR
- Seattle, WA
- Tampa, FL
- Upstate New York Area
Often imitated, never duplicated, T-Mobile’s Data-Strong™ network, the fastest nationwide 4G LTE network, now reaches over 250 million people and was the first to launch:
- Next-gen Wi-Fi Calling in September 2014
- Nationwide HD Voice in January 2013
- Nationwide Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in July 2014
Based on download speeds.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.
As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company’s advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to approximately 53 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit https://www.t-mobile.com.
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