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T-Mobile US, Inc. aka T-Mobile figures high on the wireless network operator ladder in the United States. A subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG, it provides wireless communications, data services, voice and messaging. More than 81 million subscribers benefit from its services. The company also sells accessories and its devices manufactured under the T-Mobile brand.
The operator is headquartered in the Seattle metropolitan area in Bellevue, Washington. T-Mobile began its innings in 1994 and has been steadily increasing its coverage area. However, it still ranks third after the two biggies- Verizon and AT&T.
T-Mobile and Sprint seem all set to enter into a partnership deal. Though this combination is unlikely to make T-Mobile rank any higher, it will become a bigger competitor.
The MetroPCS and T-Mobile brand provides services to Puerto Rico, the United States, and the US Virgin Islands. Also, many virtual network operators use T-Mobile as their host network. The company’s low-band LTE network operates across Central and Northern US. As a result, areas such as Northern Michigan, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico and more are likely to be covered by the T-Mobile network.
To cater to the rural cities and towns that were not initially covered, T-Mobile has introduced its 600MHz or band 71 network. The fact that the company has data centers, switch centers, macro towers and distributed antenna systems across the country makes it easy for T-Mobile to have a presence.
T-Mobile is planning to extend the capability of its 5G network across the US by 2020. By that time, it aims to have in place a “nation-wide standards-based” network. Currently, the company is testing 5G service in Manhattan.
T-Mobile’s partnership with other US carriers helps customers in certain areas of the country avail data-roaming on partner networks.
While connecting to the T-Mobile network, many connection manager errors can be displayed. This is likely to happen whenever there is a low signal, the modem reports an error or you’re outside T-Mobile coverage. Multiple connections to the same network may also throw up errors.
If you are experiencing an outage then make sure to report it. Check the outage report to see the nature and extent of the outage. Keep updating yourself with the status of the outage if any.
However, if your phone settings are okay, you’re covered by T-Mobile’s service and there is no outage and you still have problems, then you can do a little troubleshooting. However, if all else fails, contact T-Mobile customer service.
In general, check whether Airplane mode is off and network mode is set to auto. Turn data roaming on. Switch the device off, wait for a while and turn it on once again. Ensure that the SIM card is securely placed, check for updates and reset all network settings.
Resolve low signal issues by restarting and re-connecting the computer. In the case of the mobile internet issues, uninstall and reinstall the connection manager.
If your network is still down, there’s no mobile Internet, no cell reception and you’re unable to resolve the issue, then do contact T-Mobile customer service. Dial 611 from a T-Mobile phone or call 1-877-746-0909.