T-Mobile’s network has made some big improvements over the past couple of years but there are still a lot of places where its coverage is subpar. That said, the “Un-carrier” seems confident enough that it will keep improving that it’s letting users access a new coverage map that offers detailed information about where its network is strong and where it’s still weak.
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“T-Mobile’s new Next-Gen Network Map reflects near real-time customer experiences on our network — based on more than 200 million actual customer usage data points every day,” explains T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray. “On top of that — to validate and augment our own collected data — our new map also incorporates additional customer usage data from trusted third-party sources, including Inrix and others.”
Among other things, Ray says that the map will include “customer-verified coverage based on actual customer usage” that will show you “exactly where you can expect 4G LTE, 4G, 3G or other levels of coverage.” This means that if you’re taking a trip out to a more rural area, you’ll know where you’re more likely to get good coverage and where you’re more likely to have slow data service.
From T-Mobile’s perspective, the hope is that we’ll continually see improvements to the map as the year goes by as the company works to expand its LTE network’s reach to 300 million PoPs. Learn more about this new map at T-Mobile’s official blog by clicking here.