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As the dust settles on unlimited plans, T-Mobile emerges as the frontrunner in OpenSignal’s metrics

OpenSignal’s newly published State of Mobile Networks: USA report might have yielded very different results if it weren’t for Verizon and AT&T’s return to the unlimited data fold last year. It’s been nearly a year since AT&T and Verizon decided to … Continue reading

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AT&T, Verizon still feeling the pain of unlimited, but 4G speeds have begun recovering

It’s been nearly a year since AT&T and Verizon reintroduced their unlimited plans, inviting their customers to download, stream and surf at their whim. But those unlimited plans came with a performance price. 4G speeds for both operators began dropping … Continue reading

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SprinT-Mo: How 2 operators could create 1 powerhouse network

It may be an open question whether Sprint and T-Mobile will move forward with their merger plans, but that hasn’t stopped speculation on what the future mega-operator would look like if they somehow do succeed. Wall Street has poured over … Continue reading

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Analyzing the impact of unlimited data in the US

Last week OpenSignal unveiled a new experimental metric called average peak speed, which is designed to gauge a network’s full data connection capabilities under optimal conditions. We kicked off our analysis of peak speed with a look at India’s four … Continue reading

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LTE: How US operators stack up by region

Last week OpenSignal released its semi-annual State of Mobile Networks report for the U.S., comparing the 3G and 4G performance of the big 4 nationwide. As we’ve done in previous reports, we also looked at LTE speeds and availability in … Continue reading

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4G speeds are on the rise in US cities

Today OpenSignal published its State of Mobile Networks report for the U.S., breaking down the network performance of the four major operators both nationwide and in cities across the country. While the report explores general 3G and 4G trends in … Continue reading

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T-Mobile butts head with Verizon in OpenSignal’s latest U.S. results

The John Legere juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down. Ever since the outspoken CEO took over T-Mobile in 2012, he’s been promising the Un-carrier would become a major force in the U.S. mobile scene. In our latest test results, … Continue reading

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How the Big 4 stack up in the US in coverage and speed

The TV ad war between mobile operators in the U.S. has reached a fever pitch. Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are using everything from marbles to samurai swords – and in T-Mobile’s case a good deal of sarcasm – to explain … Continue reading

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Sprint coins another new word for its 4G network: LTE Plus

Sprint, the operator who famously first began using the term 4G, is back at the name-creation game. This week it unveiled a new moniker for its LTE network in 77 cities. That name is LTE Plus, and it replaces Spark, … Continue reading

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WiMAX remains on life support in the US thanks to court order

Today was supposed to be an historic day or sorts. Sprint had planned to pull the plug on its WiMAX network, finally putting an end to that grand failed experiment in mobile networking. A U.S. court, however, has taken exception … Continue reading

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