T-Mobile is currently running commercials where they claim that there new 4G network eliminates pauses in video downloads caused by buffering. I have Verizon, and at least on my cell phone, pauses in video play caused by buffering or whatever, is a way of life. Does anyone know if T-Mobile really eliminates pauses in video play caused by buffering?
It depends on where you live (coverage). T-Mobile's 3G/4G HSPA is way less susceptible to buffering because of the higher max speed. But if you can't get HSPA or have really congested towers it will probably still buffer on T-Mobile. That said, in Los Angeles the coverage is supposed to be pretty good with a high density of cell towers.. but 3G coverage is currently less than that of super slow GSM/EDGE because T-Mobile chose to pinch every penny. AWS panels only on one sector or no 3G at all in areas they don't consider worth the investment just yet.
LTE has arrived. The third carrier in Las Vegas with 10x10 LTE coverage
Coverage will expand to 100 million LTE pops for the first half of 2013, with the second half of 2013 expanding to 200 million POPs covered. Release 10 LTE (2×10, 2×20) will be better performing than all other competitors. T-Mobile USA. “This year, we’re stepping on the gas again. We are making continued coverage improvements and launching an advanced LTE network