T-Mobile unveils 'next-gen network map'

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(NBC) - 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" Monday.

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 execs say that's OK, because they want transparency.

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