T-Mobile 4G Mobile Broadband | 2011 Review

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Since their 2010 review, T-Mobile’s launched their HSPA+ 4G network and surpassed Verizon, Sprint & AT&T to have the largest 4G network.

In addition to developing the largest 4G network, they’ve increased their speeds by 226% and launched their 1st 4G mobile hotspot.

As always, this review will be broken up into:

  1. T-Mobile 4G Plans
  2. T-Mobile 4G Speed
  3. T-Mobile 4G Coverage
  4. T-Mobile 4G Broadband Cards & Mobile Hotspots

 

T-Mobile 4G Plans

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Like Verizon, T-Mobile 4G plans for mobile broadband now include a 10 GB option for "power users". But is it enough?

 

T-Mobile 4G Speed

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T-Mobile 4G speed test show a 226% increase in speed. With a 42 Mbps upgrade on the way, it could get faster than Verizon LTE to become the fastest 4G network.

 

T-Mobile 4G Coverage

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T-Mobile 4G coverage covers more of the country than any other network. However, the majority of coverage is urban.

 

T-Mobile 4G Broadband Cards & Mobile Hotspot

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T-Mobile 4G broadband cards selection totals two devices. To their credit, they’ve also launched their 1st 4G mobile hotspot.

 

Looking For A Comparison?

If you’re looking to see how Verizon 4G LTE compares to other providers, check out the Mobile Broadband Comparison.

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4 Comments

  1. Jayson Kim says:


    After the first three generations in mobile telecommunications comes 4G. The fourth generation that is set to be the future of cellular technology, with analysts predicting a global scale commercial roll out from 2012 to around 2015!
    Jayson Kim


  2. Bikini Mom says:


    Great article. Looking to get a mobile Broadband device and trying to figure out which carrier to pick. I am currently a T-Mobile customer and have no complaints for the past 6 years. This info helped me make up my mind, thank you!


  3. mikem says:


    T-Mobiles coverage in the Phoenix sucks. I changed from Sprint 4 months ago. I have dropped more calls in 4 months with T-Mobile than 6 years with Sprint. Big mistake leaving Sprint


  4. Robert says:


    Dear Debra,

    I respectfully disagree and dispute the amount of debt/collection that T-Mobile USA claims I owe them. T-Mobile USA was not able to provide me with adequate and reliable internet service with a PC internet device I purchased from T-Mobile USA on 09/27/2010. When I purchased PC internet service through T-Mobile USA, the T-Mobile USA store representative stated to me verbally that T-Mobile USA had very strong internet connection service in the Troy and Oakland Twp., Michigan areas. The representative showed me a color chart of just how strong my internet connection would be and convinced me that I would have no problem connecting to the internet through their service.
    Prior to me canceling my internet service with T-Mobile USA, I contacted T-Mobile USA on at least three (3) separate occasions to inform them that I was unable to connect to the internet through their service on a reliable and consistent basis. When I first purchased PC internet service through T-Mobile USA, my internet connection was very good at my home in Oakland Twp., MI, and I had a fair connection at my office of employment in Troy, MI. As time progressed, my PC internet service became very poor at my office in Troy, MI. During the final 4– 5 months I had active PC internet service through T-Mobile USA, I was not able to make any internet connection whatsoever at my office in Troy, MI. However, I was still able to obtain a moderately fair PC internet connection at my home in Oakland Twp., MI.
    I made much effort to contact T-Mobile USA to let them know my PC internet service had rapidly diminished at my office in Troy, MI, and that my PC internet service had become somewhat weak at my home in Oakland Twp., MI. Upon T-Mobile receiving my first phone call, I was told by their service representative that T-Mobile USA’s engineers/technicians would look into the problem and try to make corrections. At the request of T-Mobile USA, I made a follow up phone call to T-Mobile about 7-10 days after I was told the problem would be corrected. My follow up phone call was to inform T-Mobile that I was still unable to make any PC internet connection at my office in Troy, MI. At that point, T-Mobile told me there was nothing more they could do to correct the problem. As time progressed, my PC internet service at my home became poor. My internet connections at home were sporadic and intermittent at best. Again, I contacted T-Mobile USA to inform them that my PC internet connection was less than adequate. T-Mobile USA put me in contact with a service technician to troubleshoot the problem. After going through a series of tests with the service technician, I was told by the T-Mobile USA service technician that T-Mobile USA’s internet signal was very weak in my area (Oakland Twp., MI). I was also told by the service technician that T-Mobile USA would try to make field corrections with their service engineers. Unfortunately, my PC internet service did not get any better.
    My last phone call to T-Mobile before canceling their internet service was to inform them that I still had an extremely weak internet signal at my home in Oakland Twp., MI, and that my computer was not able to stay connected to the internet on a regular and consistent basis. In fact, my internet service became so poor, at most times, I could not stay connected to the internet for more than several minutes at a time. I informed T-Mobile USA that I must cancel their internet service if they could not provide me with an adequate and reliable internet connection. I was then told by T-Mobile USA that there was nothing they could do improve my service. At that point I informed T-Mobile USA that I must cancel their internet service.
    It is not my responsibility to pay T-Mobile USA an early termination of fee of $200.00 since T-Mobile USA was not able to provide me with adequate and reliable internet service which was promised in a contract signed by T-Mobile USA and me. It is my contention that T-Mobile USA defaulted on our contract agreement as they were not able to hold up their end of the bargain. Did T-Mobile USA expect me to continue to pay them a monthly fee for internet service while they were unable to provide me with adequate and reliable internet connections? Now I ask you Debra Flow, is that fair? It is not fair.
    Please declare your Collection null and void and provide me with written proof that the amount of debt allegedly owed by me to T-Mobile USA has been terminated.

    Sincerely,

    Robert


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