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Will Latency Improve as the Service Matures?

  • 19 April 2021
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Obviously there is a limit to how good latency can be with a wireless signal like T-Mobile Home Internet is using, but I’m just wondering if it is expected to mature over time. I’m a big gamer and I’ve been tolerating the ping because my only other internet option has much better ping but a tiny fraction of the speed. Lately however, I don’t know if it’s the spring leaves coming back on the trees or what--it’s been getting noticeably worse. It used to be a consistent 80ms in Overwatch, my favorite title, but now its more like 105-120ms with spikes to 300ms. It’s making it very difficult and I’m questioning whether I can continue using the service.

I have the white box router Model: RTL 0102.

My signal is only “Good” but I haven’t found any place in my house where it can be improved further.


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I’m pretty new to the whole T-Mobile Home Internet thing, but no one else responded, so…
It sounds like you have the older 4G LTE gateway. Are you eligible to upgrade to the 5G gateway? 

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I would hope so. I’ve seen folks getting very high speeds (400+Mbps) with latency <20-30ms, but I don’t know of their distance to/from towers, saturation, capacity, tower upgrades, high-capacity, etc. 

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I’m pretty new to the whole T-Mobile Home Internet thing, but no one else responded, so…
It sounds like you have the older 4G LTE gateway. Are you eligible to upgrade to the 5G gateway? 


I’m not sure how to check. I’ve also read about numerous issues on this form with the new gateway regarding lack of features and problems with services related to gaming. I’m not sure if they have been fixed yet?

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