A new report from Open Signal on the "State of Mobile Networks" shows that T-Mobile has not only caught up with Verizon Wireless in data download speeds, they beat them in some markets. Fortunately for us, all 4 top cellular networks have made noticeable improvements in download rates. T-Mobile's aggressive addition of 700 MHz spectrum has contributed much to their network upgrades, however, there are still a number of markets where they don't have this new "Extended" coverage. This could change either with more spectrum acquisitions, or T-Mobile's success in the current 600 MHz spectrum auction.
These numbers will contribute to the 2 carriers' bragging rights as much as make true improvements available to users. So let the boasting begin. It's is a foot race where the leader just noticed another runner catching up...and faster is better for all of us.