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How to access better T-Mobile coverage maps

Old T-Mobile nationwide map

T-Mobile has been doing a lot of really awesome things lately, such as buying out competitors’ contracts and offering free data roaming around the world. One of T-Mobile latest ventures that I absolutely hate is its new “mobile friendly” website redesign, with new coverage maps to go along with it.

Those of you who have tried checking out T-Mobile’s coverage in your area know what I’m talking about. It’s not easy to differentiate between LTE and 3G, the new coverage maps don’t show the signal quality of 2G coverage, and roaming coverage is incredibly inaccurate.

Here’s what I mean:

New T-Mobile maps

Eek! I’m blinded by magenta!

If you want to get the old green map back – the one where  you can toggle between voice and data coverage, with clearer and more accurate signal levels in various places – simply navigate to

T-Mobile map

See how much cleaner and nicer that looks?

For some reason, T-Mobile clearly wants people to use the new magenta maps, but I’m happy to see that the carrier is still supporting the older versions, for those who don’t like the change. Granted, there’s no telling how long these will be available, so use them while you can – I know I will.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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