That's GPRS, which the 3GPP says can typically achieve blazing speeds of 5KB/s (would take almost 4 minutes to download a 1MB file).
You may not be the only one on this train of thought but I bet there isn't that many of you (As much as there should be) who find it against your moral judgement to sell a phone with problems. For that sir/mam, I applaud, and so do these people
> video streams probably look the same as just trying to watch a video when you analyze the data.
I'm pretty sure that's not how T-Mobile's video throttling works.
I'd put my money on it being a fixed list of IPs that are always throttled because they're owned by a streaming provider. This would explain why services like fast.com are throttled despite not being video.
Make sure you've put your phone number on the government's do not call list: https://www.donotcall.gov/
And if you have an Android phone using Google's Phone app you can now have spam calls go straight to voicemail! Go to Phone App-> Settings-> Caller ID & spam-> Filter suspected spam calls.
Run both Cellmapper and Sensorly while you drive. Make sure you plug in!
just a heads up you do not need to pay anything extra besides the SIM card to run speedtests on the speedtest app
Sensorly and Cellmapper are both really helpful. Crowdsourced maps tend to be the most accurate and one of the best ways to track network upgrade progress.
36-115kbps and in practice is usually 35kbps.
It is that bad - I've been stuck on it with T-Mobile and you're better off sending smoke signals.
Remember instead of renting you can buy a movie with your credit. Here is a list of all $5 and under movie on vudu. You can adjust the price/other filters if you just want a discount on a movie. Personal recommendation is battle royale!
WireGuard is not obfuscated as HTTPS. T-Mobile doesn't see it as HTTPS, they see it as WireGuard traffic. It seems misleading to claim that it looks like HTTPS.
The WireGuard project acknowledges this shortcoming of WireGuard being detectable by DPI. The purpose of WireGuard was never to obfuscate traffic, but to encrypt it.
If you do want a VPN that is indistinguishable from HTTPS (and is obfuscated), try SoftEther VPN. It is frames of Ethernet over TLS. This is something T-Mobile cannot detect with DPI.
But that's a portrait keyboard and they just aren't the same.
Landscape keyboards were the shit! Even the Samsung slider phone was dope.
Samsung Gravity T459 T-Mobile Cell Phone White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001KZHEFI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kj4PBb5CGTT1K
Your rant Legere-style. Inspired by the recent interview
That is such horseshit. I mean, come on, what the fuck do you need to see? A video of the accountant issuing the bills? -- and if you could have seen his face, he probably wears a shit eating grin all day long. Do you think he's writing the bills with a pen? Are you shitting me? I mean, when was the last time your accountant sweat doing your taxes... T-Mobile has amazing supercomputers in their hands. What the fuck are their using them for? Playing Angry Birds? Those nine computers issuing the bills...first of all, they should install more memory. These things can do the fucking work.
Likewise in IT. Decently easy to prevent.
for all the folks that are getting their shipments showing up on the ups site, here’s a link to upgrade your ups account for 3 months which includes the ability to pick a 2 hour window for your delivery
i haven’t used this feature before and i’m not able to pick a window yet, i’m just passing on useful info i found on the macrumors forum 👍
John also criticized Dish for warehousing spectrum on the last conference call:
... that’s good for the overall country that all wireless carriers are investing heavily in their networks that is except by the way for their big wireless holder spectrum Dish who has been given a lot of waver by the FCC on utilization of some of the spectrum for satellite so there could be used to create a competitive environment in the U.S. and so far it has put to work exactly no amount of that spectrum and I think that’s an interesting variable to keep an eye on because I think with the four wireless carriers Washington certainly was expecting to create more competition with those wavers and so far I'm still waiting to see that as well.
Transcript (albeit with mistakes) courtesy of Seeking Alpha.
Remember as always you dont have to rent you can always buy a movie. Here is a list of whats $5 right now on Vudu. Click the title then click the vudu icon on the next page and it will take you too the movie.
This week has some good deals from the Terminator franchise.
I Need 1 vudu code pm me!
UPS units are not very efficient. A better route is a battery that supplies the DC voltage straight to the device. Amazon has a few brands that use a lithium battery that can last 12 hours. You may be able to adapt one depending on the T-Mobile device power needs. Here is an example: APC UPS Back-UPS Connect, VoIP, Modem and Router Uninterruptible Power Supply Battery Backup (CP12142LI) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079HFML55
I that does not work, I generally buy APC brand UPS equipment. Is that the only device you want to supply backup power to? What kind of runtime do you want? I generally supply something like a 600VA UPS($63) on home and business PC’s. It’s more to buffer power blips then runtime. I’m not familiar with the T-Mobile home internet unit, but a guess is you would get more than 30 minutes with the above UPS. I use better quality units with longer runtime for small network equipment. Examples are the APC SMC750 or SMC1000. You can sometimes get these for a steal on eBay. You just need to supply a new battery.
Here is a UPS calculator:
I wish I was more familiar with the device to give you better advice.
Tracfone Carrier-Locked Alcatel MyFlip 4G Prepaid Flip Phone- Black - 4GB - Sim Card Included â€“ CDMA (Renewed) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B084GXS58R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_BKWGQRY1WBAQ1B1T1NJF
And yes, you will pay taxes on the A32.
This is the fan I used, it comes with a USB adapter so you can plug it into a computer or a USB to wall charger.
Noctua NF-F12 5V, Premium Quiet... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DXLV5Z6?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I haven't hit 50GB (nowhere near it). I'm in Brooklyn, NYC. I am on One Plus, but recently switched to One Amplified (it's basically One Plus exactly just for One pricing through my company).
I 100% have HD video active. I noticed when streaming Netflix the other night over LTE (20-30 Mbps connection via ), video looked blocky and the colors looked off. Like low bitrate for sure. I also have the 4K Netflix plan (I know it's not streaming in 4K; just saying that it isn't 480p). Over WiFi, everything was fine. I'll have to test with NordVPN vs no VPN.
I think T-Mobile is shaping traffic in congested markets in order to mitigate congestion. But my evidence so far is anecdotal.
The word prediction engine? You mean the Samsung Keyboard? Just download Google Keyboard ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.inputmethod.latin ) or Swiftkey ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey )
All VZW POSTPAID phones are unlocked ootb. Prepaid...depends on when you bought it. Verizon has recently started locking them out.
As for this iPhone...whole different story, especially since this is Retail SKU'd, but looks like VZW figured out their mistake and as of 7/18 have started locking them. Check the wiki on Slickdeals:
Good deal if you got in, but looks like they changed the activation/unlock policy for this model starting the 18th.
Hey, I did some testing for you. Idk if you’ve seen my post above, but I currently have ~50GB tethering and ~30GB smartphone on-device usage this month on my iPhone X, and I noticed YouTube was having serious buffering problems.
After a bit of testing and using YouTube’s “stats for nerds”, I see that my default LTE connection hits a max speed of 1.5Mbps, whereas my actual connection speed here right now according to is 20+Mbps. After enabling ExpressVPN, my YouTube video is now getting 10+Mbps.
Conclusion: I’m being throttled.
It uses Google Duo for that
From what I understand Google worked out deals with carriers to have Duo data prioritized similar to how VoLTE is prioritized for phone calls, ViLTE (Video over LTE) is also prioritzed.
Eventually you'll have these plans on all carriers, including T-Mobile. Also, just because they are testing new data plan options doesn't mean that unlimited is going away. They're just providing more options to entice people on Verizon/AT&T to switch. Sprint's shared data buckets as detailed in the CNET article undercut AT&T's prices.
Also you seem to have missed this part
>Additionally, the report said, in Chicago, Minneapolis and parts of western Michigan, Sprint is allowing customers to get a $50 unlimited plan or $40 plan with unlimited voice, texting and 3 GB of data per month if those customers pay full price for their smartphone, bring their own device, or pay for their phone in monthly installments
T-Mobile will have to make some major price changes if this plan is released nationally
Find movies you can buy on Vudu for $5 on this site.
Edit: Train To Busan, is a great zombie flick, if that's your thing.
Just a reminder that you can bypass blackouts by using a service such as http://www.unlocator.com. They have a 7 day free trial that doesn't require a credit card.
The process is so much easier now. No more hex editors. When I get home I'll get the instructions and post them.
EDIT: Here is the link.
RFC 6238: Time-based One-time Password Algorithm.
TOTP is great because it's an open standard. Many online services support it. You can use a phone apps including Google Authenticator/Authy/FreeOTP, a hardware token, or even a program for your PC.
The cons are that it requires a hardware purchase or smartphone ownership and average users need to be trained on how to use it. You need to print out the backup codes in case of phone loss/theft/damage. If you have many accounts it can be tedious to scroll through many codes to find the one you need. Even though NIST doesn't recommend it anymore, so many business have just use SMS 2FA because it's universal across their customer base. A widely adopted good enough solution is better than lower deployment of 2FA. Lots of people use 123456 or password1 as their password.
I just updated. Where is this FM Radio app?
Edit: Seems as though you have to download a tuner app. NextRadio appears to be a popular choice: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextradioapp.nextradio
This deal will save you $45 on your iPhone purchase. $60 to purchase Costco membership but you get a $20 cash card and a coupon for $25 off $250 or more purchase.
Total iPhone XR Cost will be:
upfront - $750 + $60 for Costco membership
2months of service on new line - $30/mo *2 = $60
trade in iPhone 7 - $200 bill credit
rebate card - $550
Costco cash coupon - $45
Total cost of iPhone XR:
$920 (incl. 7% approx tax) - 795 = $125
For those wondering where I found this, I googled "tmobile promo codes" and the first result was a Groupon link which I clicked, and the link to this promotion was listed there on Groupon. Also looks like it's for new customers only, and not existing T-Mobile customers.
Diclosure: biased note 5 user.
Honestly, its time to switch and I congratulate you for having this realization on your own. S7 was rated best phone ever by Consumer Reports. http://www.consumerreports.org/smartphones/samsung-galaxy-s7-smartphones-top-consumer-reports-ratings/
Ive seen Samsung do so much while it appears Apple has grown stagnent. Water resistent, expandable memory, wireless charging, simple share, multiwindow, wide angle lense, Oculus VR goggles, nfc/bluetooth file transfer are all features that apple cant compete with.
> no Sprint phones work on T-Mobile at all
Incorrect, though I can see why an inexperienced salesman/woman might say this.
There are however, certain ~~CDMA~~ GSM iPhones that cannot move over to ~~GSM~~ CDMA. I believe the iPhone 8 is one of them, though the 6s should be fine. To verify, you can go check the the specifications of it, and you will notice the following
> NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
What you care about, as a T-Mobile customer is
These are the networks that T-Mobile uses.
Most sprint devices (especially older ones) do not have the capabilities to connect to these networks. Almost all high end devices (read flagships) will have those capabilities however.
Source: Sprint Employee
I’ve hit over 300mbps on T-Mobile LTE. I don’t think matching those speeds will be an issue once they receive sprints spectrum, if the merger goes though. https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/i/3568450514
I sure hope so because I use http://www.unlocator.com to bypass blackouts and am able to watch the Dodgers here in Los Angeles without subscribing to Spectrum.
Quick clarification - You are now sending videos over MMS. This will mostly limit the video size to around 1 MB. Using iMessage would compress the video a little and send via the data connection through Apple servers.
Files services/storage like Dropbox and Google Drive store the video and you provide a link to the person. They click and view. The full resolution of the video is downloaded (generally 720p or 1080p with modern phones). I don't like this method because of the large amount of data being used by the person who clicks the link. It also uses a large amount of data to upload the video.
I prefer using a service like WhatsApp. This is a free and extremely popular messaging service. It is compatible with Android and Apple phones. It will only compress the video as needed to send. It is also very reliable. One of the many reasons it has become so popular. Side note: WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook in 2014. Some folks consider this a negative. I personally like the money that Facebook brings to the table for sustaining their growth and innovation. e.g. They recently added video calling.
T-Mobile one would be $180 for 5 lines of unlimited(video at 480p unless you use a VPN or pay and $15/month/line(when you can use something like Speedify for $15 for 6 months and you have to pay once for 5 users connecting simultaneously).
You get deprioritized after 50 gigs.
128kbps and unlimited texting for free overseas. $0.25 calls. $50/month gets you 15gb international LTE(and unlimited calls and text) for one line. $5/day gets you 500MB international LTE and unlimited talk and text.
Phone is a OnePlus 6. The app shown is Network Signal Guru which requires root.
T-Mobile started building out B71 here in December to January but no CA was enabled as checked with a S9 in the store when they came out and a few days ago with this OP6.
Edit: All the working combos I could get:
Try running some cellmapper. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cellmapper.net.cellmapper&hl=en
That would at least show what bands are on the towers in that area...nobody has run anything in your area for a long while.
Here is the current beta map https://www.cellmapper.net/testmap/map/310/260/LTE?lat=42.38739520612153&lng=-82.91759490966797&z=14
This is the $30 "Walmart" pre-paid plan, which offers 100 ANYTIME minutes with no nights&weekend. But it does offer unlimited text messages, and 5GB of 4G LTE data.
Every month is $30 for:
5GB of 4G data, then throttled to 2G
100 minutes, then $0.10/min if you run out.
Free Mobile to Mobile? No
Free T-Mobile to T-Mobile? No
Free Nights? No
Free Weekends? No
Free Long Distance? Yes
Do remaining minutes rollover? No
/u/Breakingb4d - This is very much a new thing, and I'm rather surprised that they decided to offer unlimited minutes now on an old plan that can't be activated.
I have had this plan for my second phone since 2012. If you want more information, Slickdeals is usually pretty good for that sort of thing.
Edit: Mine still doesn't show it's unlimited. YMMV.
> Model A1530*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20); TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)
You might pick up 1900MHz UMTS (should be deployed, in most of the area), you won't pick up LTE (Band 4), but you should be picking up EDGE (1900MHz). I would say check the APN settings/carrier bundle.
Great to see more Windows Phone options, but would personally not recommend based on lack of crucial LTE Band 2 support.
> Neville R. Ray - CTO and EVP
> Yes, take the 2 pieces. I mean, so 700 MHz, we're delighted with progress there considering how recently we acquired those assets. But handsets are coming on thick and fast. There's 8 planned for this quarter, and we already have our first in the market. Great handsets like the Note 4 from Samsung. So we're making great progress there considering we've been working with our handset providers for, what, about 9 months. As we move into '15, our plan is to have everything that's LTE capable to have 700 MHz support. So that's that piece. There was a tag on the question about 1900 LTE. Thankfully, not -- the PCS band has been in our LTE products, the vast majority of them for some time. There are a small number of handsets that don't support LTE 1900, but it's a very limited percentage of our base. Apologies to the questioner coming in there if that's not on his handset, but the vast majority of LTE terminals that we have today support the 1900 LTE band.
actually with the new iOS 15 update (coming out monday)
there’s a special feature on icloud that lets you completely backup your phone regardless of icloud plan (even 5gb).
it’s here on the apple ios 15 features list
> Temporary iCloud storage to transfer your data
> Now when you buy a new device you can use iCloud Backup to move your data to your new device, even if you’re low on storage. iCloud will grant you as much storage as you need to complete a temporary backup, free of charge, for up to three weeks. This allows you to get all your apps, data, and settings onto your device automatically.
Probably an IMSI mitm device like Stingray operating in your area, breaking all TLS traffic. Check out /r/Stingray and grab AIMSICD to defend yourself against attacks like that.
Maybe there was a Gang/Cartel they were gathering data on? They might just be doing some mass surveillance/data theft, gotta love that!
I'm on Magenta Max with a UHD video pass enabled, as shown, I am getting 140M on fast.com which is quite close to my speedtest result.
Is it true that the UHD video pass is just like the legacy HD Video Pass on the retired One plans? It sure seems to be but was curious if there were any official answers?
When I asked this question to Care, they had no idea what I was asking lol.
EDIT: This was on Band 66, no N41 love over here yet =(
I have it. (yay, cause I was paying $105 for 15 mbps) I just did a speed test and got 67 download and 13 up. https://www.speedtest.net/result/8438840784 I then did a speed test on my phone and got just about the same 65 up 20 down. Do a speed test on your phone, the tmobile internet should be pretty close for speed.
I just recently started using CF.Lumen (root). If you're rooted, give that a shot.
I tried Twilight several months ago but found the same thing as you, it wasn't seamless and there were places where it was inconsistent or painfully obvious that it was an overlay. CF.Lumen is more like f.lux on a PC/Mac, and properly applies exactly the same color filter to the entire display. It's also pretty customizable -- my one complaint so far being that the light sensor could use expanded sensitivity scales, as my Galaxy S5 seems overly sensitive to minor changes in ambient light.
I know some people have the account option, but has it actually been flipped on from T-Mobile's end?
Would mind posting some screenshots running the Example Short 23.976 on Netflix with BingeOn service On and Off? It will show your current bitrate so we can see how much is throttling.
Where do you guys get this information that you keep parroting? I've seen this like 3 times in the thread. They don't have capacity issues. In actuality, their mobile networks are healthier than the networks in the US
Colorado Springs, CO.
This was a Speedtest taken as requested by T-Force due to ongoing speed complaints. I’ve been shaking their cage since APRIL of last year.
Today I’m paying off my phones and leaving. They’re already unlocked for military travel.
VoLTE is likely since the post mentions HD voice for T-mobile and Verizon. Verizon only has HD Voice on VoLTE.
Also a tool to check for factory images if anyone wants to manually flash an update.
Except the IMEI is not populated in T-Mobile's database.
Confirming that this works. Completely painless and did not ask my .edu email.
Free Sim, Free Shipping, and $50 Mastercard
Keep that s8 and buy this instead. I did the promotion and gave them that phone. The promotion doesn’t require adding a line.
So I was able to get a 20% off code and signed up through the website and have a tracking code. I have a few questions on how to properly sign up for T-Mobile:
When I go on the promotion status site to check it, it says Tampa, FL for the location, but I'm in Dallas, TX. Will this be okay? It did take my phone number when I signed up and my email, and I printed out the confirmation page with tracking ID. Also, how long will it take for me to see the 20% discount for life on my bill?
I'm switching over from Verizon and have an iPhone 6s Plus, and will be porting my number over. I want to go about this properly and need a SIM card. Can I purchase this Amazon prepaid SIM card and activate it on the T-Mobile One Postpaid account with my 20% off discount?: https://www.amazon.com/T-Mobile-Prepaid-Complete-SIM-Kit/dp/B00LPPHHFK/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 If not, where can I purchase a correct SIM card?
How do I activate the SIM card once I get it and transfer my number? Do I need to call in or can it be done online?
Can I also sign up for the "17SWITCHER" $150 gift card promo and stack the coupon? If so, do I just go on the T-Mobile Promotions site and enter that before or after I sign up? How long does it take to receive the card via mail?
Thank you in advance!
Moto G4, $130 for Amazon prime members with lockscreen ads. +$20 to upgrade from 16GB to 32GB, +$50 to get rid of ads,
Mint Mobile trial sim. $5 on Amazon. Trial includes 100MB of 4G LTE data, 100 text messages, and 100 minutes of talk—all of which is good for 7 days after activation. Activate it with a random number. Test coverage for a week. Then throw the sim away and decide if you want to move your mom to t-mobile (or Mint Mobile if you don't need postpaid luxuries).
Do you have any source for that?
I've been looking at it:
One of the comments from "manufacturer" says:
> This is not the T-Mobile Version (X410TK), this is the Amazon Prime Exclusive Version (X410ULMG) which supports different band. The X410ULMG, Amazon Prime Exclusive, supports: WCDMA 850/1700/1900 , GSM – 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, CDMA 800/1900 Mhz, LTE 2,4,5,12,13,66
So no band 71 on the variant amazon sells?
For some reason when I use NordVPN and keep it on for an extended amount of time, I lose data connection.
So you’re telling me that using NordVPN on One will let me watch HD video without doing One Plus? If I use VPN when using hotspot, will I be able to hotspot LTE data?
A VPN (or Virtual Private Network) is a service that allows you to encrypt your connection, hide your traffic, and/or change the perceived location of your device.
VPNs are used for a number of purposes:
Companies use them so employees can get secure access to the company network while being physically outside the network.
Colleges and universities use them for database access and other network resources while physically outside the network.
Personal uses might include remote access to your home network. For example, if you wanted to stream video stored on a home server but are on the other side of the world. They can also be used to access services like Netflix that are not available in some countries (though Netflix has put a stop to that as of late).
WiFi calling on T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and soon Verizon is powered by a VPN so calls and texts are properly encrypted and routed to the carrier's network even over public hotspots.
If you are looking for a basic VPN service, I would recommend TunnelBear as it's the easiest to use, has a free tier, and uses 256-bit AES encryption.
I know this is shooting in the dark, but if you're rooted and have Xposed installed, there's this option.
You can regex block these numbers by doing 123456* inside your blocklist, then set the action to "kill". It will disconnect the calls before the spammer even hears a single ring, and you will never know they called.
Lots of Android people from the s4gru.com forums use Signal Check Pro (it was developed by a user over there).
There's also a Lite version.
You can compare with FCC speed test app. Right now in South Bay not that far from you:
Ookla speedtest.net app: 10.95 down, 8.66 up, 30 ping
FCC app: 10.13 down, 9.59 up, 49 ping
Unless you are somewhere you didn't have LTE coverage before, we have no way of knowing from SignalCheck.
If you are on a Nexus 6, open up the engineering mode with this app.
T-Mobile kinda sucks for domestic roaming. There no native coverage in West Virginia except for the panhandle. I have no business in West Virginia except having to pass through it while driving to Pittsburgh from the south. There's roaming on ATT, but 50MB is useless in the age of smartphones. For any roadtrip of decent length, I recommend downloading Here Maps and the individual maps for any states you're going through.
Not necessarily. I personally have seen as high as 362Mbps on Low-Band n71 and I usually get over 300Mbps.
5G supports a feature called ENDC (E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity) that allows 5G and 4G to be combined together to get super fast speeds. In fact most 5G networks only work when combining 4G with 5G, T-Mobile's 5G SA network is the only 5G network that can operate without 4G.
T-Mobile usually aggregates 5G with LTE bands 2 and 66.
Low-Band 5G has a theoretical maximum speed of 218Mbps assuming 2x2 MIMO, 256qam, and 20MHz channel width.
LTE bands 2 and 66 both have a theoretical maximum speed of 391Mbps assuming 4x4 MIMO, 256qam, and 20MHz channel width.
That totals to a theoretical maximum speed of 1Gbps with Low-Band 5G and ENDC with 4G.
In my area T-Mobile has 15MHz n71 as well as 20MHz b2 and b66, that translates to a theoretical maximum speed of 944Mbps and I usually get 300-350Mbps.
OP's speed test could be either Low-Band, Mid-Band, or even mmWave.
LOL fiber? None here on Kauai.
Hawaii Telcom DSL here. Pinged Eureka, CA. at 120ms 1.89 Mbps down 0.69 up. results
OP, You know you posted a 3 year old article, right?
Apple was sued for basically being anticompetitive (surprise, surprise).
People who switched away from iPhones were unable to receive messages on their new device, even after disabling imessage.
Apple was fully aware of the "bug" for some time, but did nothing to fix it (why fix a bug that makes your competitor's devices nonfunctional?)
Neville answered the first question a few months ago: I'd love to get down to kind of a 5x5 carrier on UMTS in the 2017 timeframe, 2017 in probably some markets, a little more than that in 2018, but that's the goal and objective in front of the team.
The rep is trying to make sales by making the you pay for a Tmo version of iPhone 6 despite the fact iPhone GSM model is the same. https://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/.
Don't fall for the rep comment, as your ATT iPhone 6 will work well and should get the same speed.
Tmobile unlimited everything is truly unlimited.
I'm not sure if this is accurate or not, but fast.com uses Netflix's servers so the network thinks you're streaming and throttles you down to 1.3Mbps which is enough for 480p. If you have Magenta Max or some other plan that doesn't throttle streaming, then ignore this and I have no idea what's wrong.
Is it truly unthrottled tho? I know in my testing using fast.com and the fast iOS app - I can never break more than 170 while speedtest is over 300. I don't know if that's a fast limitation or if there's a cap.
I no longer have TMO One with the HD Video so I can't compare
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 from Walmart for $199: https://www.walmart.com/ip/T-Mobile-Samsung-Galaxy-J7-Prepaid-Smartphone/54083216
Moto G4 from Best Buy and Amazon for $200 (Amazon sells version with ads on lock screen for $50 less)
Moto G4 Play from Best Buy and Amazon for $150 (Amazon sells version with ads on lock screen for $50 less)
LeEco Le S3 from lemall.com for $249 ($100 less during flash sales)
LeEco Le PRO3 from lemall.com for $399 ($100 less during flash sales)
Note that Moto G4 and Moto G4 Play do not support T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling if that matters.
And...what? So you just came here to post from /r/Sprint about this out of the blue..because..why? Because Sprint is being shitty?
That language has been present since mid-2013.
..you can actually even go further back to 2012 and the only change was from 98% to 95%.
In fact the 5GB language has been in place even BEFORE LEGERE.
Having a policy in place and actually enforcing the policy is different. AFAIK T-Mobile does not enforce this policy at all at this point in time (or I'm just not in the top 5%. Which...seeing as I have surpassed more data usage than my home ISP usage at points..I have no idea how much the 5% are freaking using then.)
T-Mobile has lots of bandwidth to spare. They'll enforce this when they need to. They haven't, to my knowledge, for as long as that policy has been in place.
For the record, I successfully purchased two S8s on the Samsung.com BOGO offer, and didn't add any new lines. Other people on slickdeals have also had success
It comes with more LTE bands than that.
>LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100), 71
What's interesting about this is usually, the shoe is on the other foot: the carriers are typically the ones who certify which phones are able to operate on their networks. Verizon in particular is strict about this. And their procedures/requirements are just as opaque.
Anyway, I think the certification you're talking about is how they enabled 4G for the iPhone 5. I suspect that might've been something done specifically for that model of phone. Mainly because at the time, iPhone 5's chipset supported LTE on a limited number of bands. To get T-Mobile LTE on an iPhone 5, for example, required Apple to do a hardware change mid-cycle. So, some iPhone 5 handsets work on with LTE on T-Mobile (newer ones made mid-late cycle), and older ones don't.
There's an xposed module called Flat Style Bar Indicators which allows you to customize many different things about signal icons, battery icons etc. along with this. If you have root access and xposed you can install the module, activate, reboot, make sure to thoroughly go through and disable what you don't want and if you have questions feel free to ask and I'll be more than willing to help. But after you activate the module, go to carrier, and it should already be activated, but that's where you'll find it. Here's a screenshot
I hate to break it to you, but extended warranties and protection plans are widely regarded to be a terrible deal.
You're far more likely to come out on top if you take the $10 per month, put it in the bank as a "phone emergency fund," and exercise caution with your phone.
Based on sales, those are the most popular Android devices in retail. Same reason you don't see cases sold in random non tech retailers for anything other than an iPhone and Galaxy S series.
Traditional VPN tunnels are not tolerant to connection switching, they will always drop out and may not reconnect. Wireguard does not have this issue and PIA have said that they are keeping a close eye on Wireguard and are considering it. Until they switch to Wireguard though, remember that it's best to disable your VPN and reenable it when you switch connections.
Metro By T-Mobile
Location: Honey Brook, PA/West Caln Township
Bands 2 and 12 2x CA
Band 2: -122dbm
Band 12: -109dbm
Download: 19.9 Mbps
Upload: 2.77 Mbps
On Average T-Mobile is faster. Whilst there are Sprint sites that produce fast results https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/3803309076 many don't.
A more recent one from a different location https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/4459145274
If you're on Android, install Google Messages and turn on the spam filter in the settings. It won't catch them all, but it should help. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.messaging
Hi! It's possible that your T-Mobile SIM is sticking you on standalone 5G and your phone isn't switching to NSA for whatever reason. For a brief explanation on SA vs NSA:
SA (Standalone) 5G means you are connecting only to a 5G network. This is okay for battery, but if you're on low-band along with everyone else, the capacity is limited and it can slow down.
NSA (Non-Standalone) 5G connects to both LTE and 5G, and aggregates the speeds together using EN-DC. This can be good for speeds, because currently LTE has a lot more capacity than 5G (due to few people having 5G phones).
If you download an app like SignalCheck, it'll tell you whether you're on SA or NSA.
If you see full information about the 5G connection and no LTE connection, you're on Standalone 5G. if you see an LTE connection and limited 5G information (no band, just a frequency range and signal strength) - you're on Non-Standalone.
T-Mobile's CONNECT plans are actually higher priority than Mint and Tello - MVNOs are QCI 7, while T-Mobile prepaid is QCI 6. For more information on QCI structure (basically, lower number = higher priority), see this comment.
Here's the SIM Starter Kit you need on Amazon
Just follow the kit's instructions and get select the right plan. It's only there for new activations. The only issue you might have is porting out your number if you want to keep it. You can port it to Google Voice and back to the new account. That's probably the best and cheapest option.
You can also get one from amazon for $9.99 instead of the $25 if that doesn’t end up working, probably can find some way cheaper on eBay, just make sure they are not expired.
As far as I know, they started removing this from some phones, such as the Galaxy series. Have to use the sometimes-unreliable Google Play app.
The unlocked varient might be preferring a certain LTE band over your TMO varient. Download Cellmapper: Link, and see what LTE each phone is using while running a speed test.
T-Mobile is building out band 71 LTE, but it won't be completed until late 2020. So between now and 2020, coverage will improve slowly if you're patient enough. The OP6T is compatible with band 71 as well. If you can't wait, then switch carriers, and come back later?
Got this as well, but it didn’t tell me to install MetroPCS. Just to update the voicemail app. The link took me here: https://i.imgur.com/Hzo0xuA.png I clicked the voicemail app and it automatically redirected me to the Playstore to update (this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tmobile.vvm.application&hl=en), so I doubt it was phishing/scam (since the link is legitimate). Not sure about Metro.
Though the app is by T-Mobile voicemail, but I never installed it.
Edit: from the looks of it, I guess it’s fine?
Edit: asked T-Mobile on Twitter. It’s legit.
I use a VPN. I specifically use Private Internet Access. You don't connect to it on the cell phone but rather use the device you're tethering to the phone to connect to a VPN. All data is encrypted and they can't block it. I do it all the time and it works great. I buy 5GB of data from T-Mobile every month so I don't see how they can tell me on what device I can use that. I'm certainly not going to pay them $15 a month for permission to tether and use the data I bought in a different way. 5GB is 5GB regardless of how it's used. That's the way that I see it.
Have you tried a different text messaging app? (try "Textra SMS") https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.textra&hl=en The Google "android messages" app tends to have issues. If other texting apps have the same issue, then check your APN settings. https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-2090
The following app was initially designed and developed for the denizens of s4gru.com, a Sprint fan site. It moved on to being a paid app but since the members of that site are either network engineers/theorists and/or students/work in the industry I understand the app has a good reputation.
Signal Check Pro.
Sounds like your Nexus 6 might be switching between Band 12 LTE and Band 4 LTE. Band 4 is faster than Band 12. The OnePlus One only works with Band 4 LTE on T-Mobile. Download this app to check what LTE band each phone connects to. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.simplyadvanced.ltediscovery&hl=en If your Nexus 6 is connected to Band 4 and your speeds are still slow, the tower you're connected to might be congested, or you're being temporarily de-prioritized as the tower is congested and your speeds will return to normal when the congestion is alleviated.
You can actually, though it's a little bit of a workaround:
-Install this app from the Play Store QuickShortcutMaker
From within the app, search for "Gear VR SetupWizardStub", select it, then tap Create. This will load a shortcut to your home screen to access the GearVR setup wizard, which is already on your device, but is hidden/disabled and set to load automatically when you attach the phone to the headset.
Selecting the new shortcut on your home screen will load the Oculus Store app, which you can browse freely while waiting for your Gear VR to arrive.
If you also set up an Oculus ID (or login if you already have one) from the S7, then you'll most likely already see the bundle in your Oculus Library under 'Not Installed'.
Even though I already have a GearVR that I got as part of the Note 5 promo, I used this method because I had my S7 Edge delivered to my office. The bundle was available in the store for me without ever plugging it in to my headset.
There is an app for android or iphone.
or the website, my.t-mobile.com
GPS per se does not require cellular signal or data connection. Most popular smartphone navigation apps do require data connection for new route calculation and rerouting but some apps like HERE do not if you download offline maps. I'd suggest to download and setup the app just in case.
Good question. I'm not sure. I know most OEMs that use their own skin(Samsung, HTC) have their own stock app they cook up.
Motorola on non nexus phones is the only one I know of to use the stock "messenger" app.
LG has a skin so I would assume it's their own but don't qoute me.
The stock Android app is linked here