T-Mobile iPhone 8 Will Deliver the Fastest Experience

T-Mobile iPhone 8 Will Deliver the Fastest Experience is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

If you want the fastest iPhone 8 experience this year, you’ll want to consider switching to T-Mobile. A new report from Ookla and Speedtest share that T-Mobile delivers the fastest speed score on the iPhone 7. We expect the T-Mobile iPhone 8 will deliver the same speed benefits, giving you a speed boost when using apps, uploading photos, downloading and streaming videos.

The average speed of mobile downloads increased 19% in 2017, and while all of the major carriers posted faster downloads, there is a clear winner among the big four and it may not be the one you expect. Using over 3 million unique devices and 14 more than 14 million speed tests Ookla and Speedtest scored the speed of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

T-Mobile is the fastest carrier in the U.S.
T-Mobile is the fastest carrier in the U.S.

The average mobile download speed in the U.S is 22.69 Mbps down and 8.51Mbps up. Upload speeds are up about 4% from 2016. When it comes to the fastest speeds, T-Mobile is the clear winner. Verizon is in second place , followed closely by AT&T. Sprint brings up the tail end with a noticeable difference in speed among the rest of the carriers.

Speedtest notes that T-Mobile is the fastest to roll out new advanced LTE features and states, “T-Mobile is in an excellent position to become the first all-LTE mobile carrier in the United States which will allow them to deliver voice and data more efficiently.”

What’s even more important the overall network speed is how fast popular devices are on the network. T-Mobile isn’t just the fastest, it’s also the fastest for the iPhone 7 and the Galaxy S7. Both of these devices beat the carrier average and come in faster than Verizon and AT&T who remain second and third. Sprint is in last place by a long shot.

The iPhone is faster on T-Mobile.
The iPhone is faster on T-Mobile.

There is one area where your T-Mobile iPhone 8 might not stack up to Verizon and AT&T and that’s coverage. Verizon and AT&T both have better coverage in rural areas and. Ookla shares that among all carriers, “there’s a strict divide in the consistency customers in more populated areas can expect from their internet experience versus what those in rural areas can.” You can see the fastest carrier in each of the cities in the table below, which isn’t always T-Mobile. This will help you pick the best carrier for your location.

CityDownload (Mbps)Upload (Mbps)Fastest CarrierSpeed Score
Albuquerque, NM25.410.11T-Mobile29.98
Anaheim, CA20.339.46Verizon Wireless25.69
Anchorage, AK18.318.04AT&T19.64
Arlington, TX23.549.87T-Mobile24.79
Atlanta, GA29.6411.68Sprint32.05
Aurora, CO18.296.17T-Mobile17.34
Austin, TX25.087.91AT&T25.2
Bakersfield, CA24.299.97Verizon Wireless25.98
Baltimore, MD21.387.82Verizon Wireless29.69
Baton Rouge, LA22.627.37Verizon Wireless23.39
Boise, ID20.036.23T-Mobile24.29
Boston, MA23.0710.47AT&T25.44
Buffalo, NY19.477.85T-Mobile21.69
Chandler, AZ25.168.72Verizon Wireless24.89
Charlotte, NC19.037.38AT&T21
Chesapeake, VA24.698.5T-Mobile29.64
Chicago, IL24.7610.66Verizon Wireless31.35
Chula Vista, CA22.4910.46Verizon Wireless31.55
Cincinnati, OH23.217.25Sprint23.19
Cleveland, OH27.259.92T-Mobile28.01
Colorado Springs, CO20.967.87T-Mobile21.18
Columbus, OH25.39.05T-Mobile29.35
Corpus Christi, TX22.948.97T-Mobile24.16
Dallas, TX23.279.65T-Mobile24.93
Denver, CO18.996.46Sprint20.18
Detroit, MI24.4710.35Verizon Wireless26.2
Durham, NC22.077.76AT&T24.01
El Paso, TX19.779.85T-Mobile21.45
Fort Wayne, IN36.6411.53Verizon Wireless41.54
Fort Worth, TX22.569.1T-Mobile24.97
Fremont, CA24.959.47Verizon Wireless27.17
Fresno, CA19.028.06AT&T21.26
Garland, TX22.949.49T-Mobile25.1
Gilbert, AZ24.468.07T-Mobile28.07
Glendale, AZ21.038.46AT&T23.29
Greensboro, NC20.197.85AT&T22.58
Henderson, NV20.798.5T-Mobile20.62
Hialeah, FL22.9410.24T-Mobile24.22
Honolulu, HI18.3211.97Verizon Wireless24.4
Houston, TX22.999.4AT&T21.77
Indianapolis, IN27.838.8AT&T29.29
Irvine, CA26.2711.68Verizon Wireless28.97
Irving, TX21.69.29T-Mobile21.35
Jacksonville, FL24.159.41T-Mobile27.44
Jersey City, NJ22.6911.57Verizon Wireless30.6
Kansas City, MO25.157.79T-Mobile26.73
Laredo, TX16.255.67AT&T19.06
Las Vegas, NV17.918.14AT&T17.87
Lexington, KY21.788.27T-Mobile28.05
Lincoln, NE24.19.13Verizon Wireless23.24
Long Beach, CA21.2310.27AT&T20.88
Los Angeles, CA21.7610.31Verizon Wireless24.57
Louisville, KY24.237.83T-Mobile23.83
Lubbock, TX19.17.6Verizon Wireless24.87
Madison, WI18.367.05AT&T22.2
Memphis, TN19.136.96T-Mobile23.97
Mesa, AZ22.498.21T-Mobile23.58
Miami, FL20.939.25Verizon Wireless23.58
Milwaukee, WI22.78.47Verizon Wireless29.95
Minneapolis, MN32.6612.23T-Mobile32.49
Nashville, TN21.279.91Verizon Wireless23.57
New Orleans, LA21.887.92Verizon Wireless22.08
New York, NY24.3211.08Verizon Wireless28.83
Newark, NJ17.9710.11Verizon Wireless24.07
Norfolk, VA19.158.01T-Mobile24.25
North Las Vegas, NV15.367.16AT&T16.84
Oakland, CA23.239.71Verizon Wireless27.62
Oklahoma City, OK19.058.03T-Mobile21.2
Omaha, NE20.388.32T-Mobile27.11
Orlando, FL25.1310.04Verizon Wireless30.35
Philadelphia, PA21.59.96T-Mobile21.12
Phoenix, AZ20.547.9AT&T21.21
Pittsburgh, PA28.4211.12Verizon Wireless28.48
Plano, TX25.979.67T-Mobile34.15
Portland, OR25.579.5T-Mobile31.43
Raleigh, NC23.868.32AT&T24.72
Reno, NV19.058.04Sprint20.57
Richmond, VA23.359.09T-Mobile26.11
Riverside, CA24.3410.89Verizon Wireless24.65
Sacramento, CA20.659.83AT&T22.93
San Antonio, TX20.518.26T-Mobile23.48
San Bernardino, CA19.4910.45Verizon Wireless26.18
San Diego, CA23.2210.9Verizon Wireless24.85
San Francisco, CA26.512.18Verizon Wireless34.7
San Jose, CA24.529.36Verizon Wireless26.46
Santa Ana, CA20.269.75Verizon Wireless27.88
Scottsdale, AZ24.387.88T-Mobile28.23
Seattle, WA25.9611.08Sprint27.04
St Paul, MN32.0312.1T-Mobile33.69
St. Louis, MO22.488.27Verizon Wireless25.65
St. Petersburg, FL23.4710.34T-Mobile24.09
Stockton, CA19.699.06Verizon Wireless27.41
Tampa, FL23.911.19T-Mobile24.25
Toledo, OH26.088.65T-Mobile29
Tucson, AZ19.727.67Verizon Wireless21.91
Tulsa, OK20.188.58T-Mobile26.04
Virginia Beach, VA26.349.17T-Mobile33.23
Washington, DC22.689.16AT&T22.31
Wichita, KS24.37.11Verizon Wireless27.49
Winston-Salem, NC20.898.46AT&T22.45

Ookla notes that unlimited data does not appear to be causing network problems, but there is an uptick in speed tests below 5 Mbps, which they believe signals AT&T and Verizon are reducing performance due to high and plan choices rather than overall network problems.

iPhone 8: 5 Reasons to Wait & 4 Reasons Not To

Wait If You Want the Best iPhone Software Support

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Wait If You Want the Best iPhone Software Support

If you want the best iPhone software support money can buy in 2017, you'll want to hold out for the iPhone 8. 

If you're the type of person that upgrades your phone once every three years (or so), it makes sense to wait for the iPhone 8. 

Apple probably won't confirm this on stage but this year's iPhone model will likely get at least four years of software support. That means four years of bug fix updates, milestone upgrades, new operating systems, and security patches. 

While it might be tempting to go with a cheaper option like the iPhone 5 or iPhone 6, their software support will be coming to an end much sooner. The iPhone 5 won't get upgraded to Apple's iOS 11 update this fall and the iPhone 5s will likely lose support next year. 

The iPhone 8's hardware will also ensure that the device gets all of the new features coming in the iOS 11 update and beyond. 

If you love getting all of the latest features and bug fixes and value your device's security, you probably want to wait for the iPhone 8 release.

It'll feature the most robust version of iOS 11 and it'll be well-protected with security patches and bug fixes for years to come. 

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T-Mobile iPhone 8 Will Deliver the Fastest Experience is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.