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T-Mobile launches real-time data map

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Wireless carrier T-Mobile is ditching its static coverage map for one that uses real-time data. 

T-Mobile unveiled its "Next-Gen Network Map" today. 

The map will be updated every two weeks from data collected from customers and third-party sources like SpeedTest.net and Inrix. 

The data gives customers a chance to determine if T-Mobile's coverage is sufficient in a particular area. 

T-Mobile hopes the new map will fight the perception that its network lags behind other carriers when it comes to coverage. 

The new map will also show areas where T-Mobile is not available. 

Company executives say that's OK because they want transparency. 

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