T-Mobile Hates on iPhone Team in Study

February 28, 2011
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Citing a third party speed comparison in two major metropolitan areas, T-Mobile has published results that predictably puts them on top with their 4G network, while skewering AT&T and Verizon's iPhones as being as slow as a rabbit beating the turtle. In addition to claiming a speed advantage over the iPhone thanks to it's Samsung Galaxy S 4G, T-Mobile also points out that their 4G data plans start at just $10 a month, while AT&T and Verizon start at $15 and $30 respectively. Now, to be fair, the Galaxy S does run on T-Mobile's 4G network, while both AT&T and Verizon have the iPhone 4 on a 3G network. But while T-mobile wants to compare the iPhone to the Galaxy S as a tortoise to a hare, is it really more comparing apples to oranges?

It's likely that T-Mobile is attempting to preemptively strike since both networks are launching 4G capability in a major way with plenty of Android handsets that equal or surpass the Galaxy S in performance. T-Mobile has a point on starting data plan costs, sure. But while the speed benefits of 3G over 4G are obvious, the T-mobile comparison is rather like comparing a motorcycle to a bicycle, while ignoring the Harley sitting in the bicycle's driveway. And, in the end, we all know how that story of the tortoise and the hare ends up, don't we?

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  • Anonymous

    I agree, an iphone is bicycle or a tricycle.

    Having tested Att s 4g network, I agree with T mobile, regardless of the phone used (Atrix included) 4g on Att is still a bicycle and no Harley is available.

    Now Verizon, LTE network for now on smartphone s its still not here. We shall see if the thunderbolt can keep four hours of batery life. So a Harley with a pint of gas that will get you to the store and not back is not useful either. So for now Tmobile enjoys the benefit of the doubt.

  • Eflammer

    Can this article be a bit more biased? The fact is at my workplace we have 3 IT people and it happens that one has an iphone 4 on att, the other iphone 4 on verizon, and i have the G2 with t-mobile, and as of now i have the best download speed. When AT&t and verizon get their networks up to speed i can pretty much guarantee both my co-workers will be buying new phones to take advantage of it.