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  • Eggrenade - Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - link

    There are 6 questions but only 5 answers. Did you forget one? Reply
  • Brian Klug - Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - link

    Well, he didn't really reply to the Release 8 / Release 10 thing, which is why.

    There are other new responses as well in that thread, he seems to be going at it quite actively.

  • senecarr - Friday, August 10, 2012 - link

    The Release 8 / Release 10 is one you didn't really need to bother asking him. T-Mobile's CTO, Neville Ray, has already said they're going straight to release 10, which will leave them software upgradeable to LTE advanced. They also said they don't foresee doing VoLTE anytime soon (voice just isn't that much of drain on their network). Reply
  • tom1l21 - Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - link

    A little over my head, but interesting nonetheless. I'd love to see a Verizon engineer do one. Reply
  • Brian Klug - Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - link

    That would be interesting. I should note that one of the VZW RF engineers does maintain a useful personal blog:

  • Souka - Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - link

    "Among mundane things like equipment failures, copper theft and vandalism are a major source of problems for T-Mobile in some markets"

    Ahh that explains it.... Verizon, ATT, and Sprint don't have any of those problems, only T-Mobile.


  • Zoomer - Thursday, August 09, 2012 - link

    He can't speak for other companies. Reply
  • Bardia - Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - link

    "In general, I think caps are stupid, especially the way that we handle them. "

    Man I strongly disagree. I'm a TMO customer right now and I love how they do their caps. I don't have to worry about either getting charged or getting caught without any connectivity, you just get throttled.

    I use the 2g plan and I've yet to get throttled. I know some people may exceed that, but they have 5g and 10g plans available as well.
  • Impulses - Thursday, August 09, 2012 - link

    I agree, their soft cap is the next best thing to unlimited IMO... Though I think he may have been alluding to caps in general, not just T-mo's, he was referring to the fact that caps are just meant as a way of preserving network integrity but network integrity is usually only compromised in temporary locations and dates...

    Kinda like when AT&T was throttling the top X percent of people with unlimited plans in all markets even when it meant some people were getting throttled way before reaching 2GB because it was a sparsely loaded location. At the time I remember reading Verizon did some localized throttling on a per tower basis even if you were an unlimited plan, which makes far more sense.
  • sigmatau - Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - link

    Maybe if you are in a large city and rarely wander away does T-mobile work for you. Otherwise they are barely better than Sprint in terms of coverage. To me, who travels statewide and to sorounding states, their 4G is not faster than AT&T's 3G. Reply
  • Impulses - Thursday, August 09, 2012 - link

    That describes a huge chunk of the population tho. Sprint's actually more even than T-shirt mobile where I'm at, coverage wise, tho T-mobile speeds peak higher in HSPA+ areas... Puerto Rico's on track to be in the second round of Sprint LTE markets tho. Reply
  • doubledeej - Thursday, August 09, 2012 - link

    I've been with T-Mobile for 16 years (since they were VoiceStream). In the last 10 years I haven't had an issue with coverage anywhere I've travelled... even to small towns. There is nearly always somebody with a roaming agreement, and lately it's even AT&T... so you get the benefit of using AT&T towers without paying AT&T rates. Reply
  • Impulses - Thursday, August 09, 2012 - link

    Thanks for posting this, very interesting, would've totally missed it. Reply
  • Bitmap - Sunday, August 12, 2012 - link

    I too enjoyed that article but for the love of all things literary please put the answers with the questions. Reply

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