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 02-27-2018 12:11 AM
Topic I posted on a competing forum.


Hey guys what's happening...

I've been with Magenta nearly 3 and a half years now. I left AT&T after 10 years and switched right as the glory days were reaching a peak. I can remember one of their print slogans especially resonating with me "Release the Data Hounds".

I mean what company says that sort of thing 🤷🏾*♂️. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE of being with T-Mobile back then and still do. However, I think one would have to turn a willing blind eye to say that things aren't ever so slightly changing with the uncarrier.

You won't find slogans like the above mentioned anymore, lol for starters. The deals are still good for "new" customers, but not as aggressive as the recent past.

Then lastly, I've started to notice at my home saturation is starting to settle in...

When I first joined speeds were regularly in the 30Mbps - 40Mbps range. Essentially, they've been reducing by roughly 10Mbps per year. Up until the point you see in my OP (I ran the test 3 times in a row with similar results). This has been exacerbated by a COR Store being built right down the street.

The speeds have not affected practical use, but I'd be lying if I said I weren't concerned...

So, with all that said I figured I would start this thread, so that others could report similar conditions and noticed remedies, if any.

THIS THREAD IS NOT TO BASH T-Mobile, so let's make it a constructive and productive topic!!!

 02-27-2018 12:12 AM
I've not noticed that, but any "saturation" will be short lived with 5G almost here!

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 02-27-2018 12:45 AM
It's never been about one individual being able to get unbelievably fast speeds. It's about 1000 individuals being able to do what they need to do.
 02-27-2018 12:45 AM
I've been with every national provider. I can tell you at some point they all have peaks and valley's in terms of data performance.

T-Mobile is not immune to congestion. Depending on where you live someone will experience congestion and hate life while others will rave about throughput performance.

That is why LNP is great. If one starts to suck you can port out to another then come back when the cycle restarts.

I've experienced congestion near my office late last year but now the area is twice as fast as before and density is better than ever.

Most of what I do on my mobile I can do just fine with 3 Mbps down for the most part; some much less and other stuff much more. I tend to stay away from "speed tests," unless I am experiencing an issue.

I'm excited about T-Mobile's Band 71 rollout, more HSPA<LTE refarming, small cells, LAA etc. Having more avaialble lanes for LTE almost always makes the experience better all around.
 02-27-2018 01:00 AM
T-Mobile has been consistent in the Chicago area the last few years. The city has been a train wreck, and the suburbs have remained fast all this time.
They've been densifying a lot in the city but it's barely catching up with demand. It's very easy to tell where they have higher market share just driving around cuz the speeds are garbage in those areas.
 02-27-2018 01:28 AM
No issues in SE Florida and Band 71 will be here in the 2H of this year. Then 5G in early 2019.

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