Tmobile LTE coverage in Seattle

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by note235, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. note235 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone care to give their opinions on tmobile's LTE in seattle and surrounding areas?

    I'm thinking of switching from ATT when the 5S comes.
     
  2. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    I've never been there, but here is the coverage map.

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    Since Seattle and Bellevue (T-Mobile's headquarters) are close, they both offer excellent coverage. :D

    Purple is EDGE.

    Light Pink is 3G/4G HSPA+/LTE.

    Dark Pink is 4G HSPA+/LTE.
     
  3. note235 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the map!

    the reason why I ask though is that my cousin has an iPhone 5 (originally on ATT) and doesn't get LTE when he' at my house even though im in the area where it should be
     
  4. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    Was he not getting LTE on AT&T or on T-Mobile?
     
  5. note235 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LTE on tmobile.
    iPhone 5s should have LTE on either carrier?
     
  6. LithePanther macrumors 6502

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    Don't trust the map because it doesn't mean crap.

    I personally would never go to T-mobile. I switched with the iphone 5 release and their service is atrocious.

    And I live 15 minutes out of NYC - not a place you'd expect to have low service, especially since their map says it's great.
     
  7. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, just where both offer LTE. :D
     
  8. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Oddly enough, I can attest to what this guy says, "don't trust the map."

    I'm on AT&T and I've added my mom's line to T-mobile. So far, if you're outside, your signal would be great on LTE but as soon as you get indoors (i.e inside a mall) there would be a point where your iPhone 5 would go Edge and be really really painfully slow to even open Google on Safari.

    I personally tried this while shopping at the downtown Seattle area, inside establishments, and was dumbfounded when it can't even load a Google results page. Also when you get outside of the greater Seattle metro area, you'll be sometimes experiencing Edge as well.
     

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