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It's definitely a "bummed" face. Maybe he just used the wrong face.  Look closely at it. 

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2 minutes ago, JonnygATL said:

It's definitely a "bummed" face. Maybe he just used the wrong face.  Look closely at it. 

Depends on which browser you use, kinda looks like a surprised face, but on my phone it looks like the embarrassed face. 

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I was thinking the same thing after I posted that.  Using Chrome here. Interpretation is largely subjective.  But there are more clear emojis for either emotion. 

Either way,  those speeds kick ass.

Here's an emoji that shouldn't be debatable: 😉

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24 minutes ago, JonnygATL said:

I was thinking the same thing after I posted that.  Using Chrome here. Interpretation is largely subjective.  But there are more clear emojis for either emotion. 

Either way,  those speeds kick ass.

Here's an emoji that shouldn't be debatable: 😉

Haha it was definitely a “wow” face. I guess it comes across differently. I guess I should have used “😧” 😜

Anyways, I snapped a couple pics of that 3G only tower that had been bothering me.

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16 hours ago, WuTang03 said:

Haha it was definitely a “wow” face. I guess it comes across differently. I guess I should have used “😧” 😜

Anyways, I snapped a couple pics of that 3G only tower that had been bothering me.

 

 

 

 

Bother Marci on twitter and ask when this sucker will finally get 4G.  Someone should get back to you and let you know.    

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Haha it was definitely a “wow” face. I guess it comes across differently. I guess I should have used “

Anyways, I snapped a couple pics of that 3G only tower that had been bothering me.

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It might be complicated by the fact that the wires go through a hole in the brick exterior. Perhaps that has something to do with the holdup. But at the very least they should be able to give it GMO LTE.

 

It's also possible they can't get to the radios easily inside (it looks like the top is an addition. The bricks look to be a different color).

 

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23 minutes ago, ingenium said:

It might be complicated by the fact that the wires go through a hole in the brick exterior. Perhaps that has something to do with the holdup. But at the very least they should be able to give it GMO LTE.

 

It's also possible they can't get to the radios easily inside (it looks like the top is an addition. The bricks look to be a different color).

 

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I think you could be onto something with the brick exterior. It’s the only site in the area that is 3G only left, so hopefully it gets taken care of in the next round of upgrades. 

You’d think they would have made it easily accessible for their own sakes 🙃

happy new year!

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1 hour ago, ingenium said:

It might be complicated by the fact that the wires go through a hole in the brick exterior. Perhaps that has something to do with the holdup. But at the very least they should be able to give it GMO LTE.

 

It's also possible they can't get to the radios easily inside (it looks like the top is an addition. The bricks look to be a different color).

 

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Those appear to be NV antennas, so that's not an issue. They wouldn't put in NV antennas without RRUs. Now the RRUs don't have to go right behind the antennas. They can be placed with the cabinets, making it a GMR site (slightly different from GMO). So it looks to me like a backhaul issue of some kind. Because the equipment is there.

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22 minutes ago, Dkoellerwx said:

Those appear to be NV antennas, so that's not an issue. They wouldn't put in NV antennas without RRUs. Now the RRUs don't have to go right behind the antennas. They can be placed with the cabinets, making it a GMR site (slightly different from GMO). So it looks to me like a backhaul issue of some kind. Because the equipment is there.

Is backhaul an easy fix? I can’t imagine that’s something they overlooked, especially if @ingenium‘s guess of an addition is correct. 

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5 minutes ago, WuTang03 said:

Is backhaul an easy fix? I can’t imagine that’s something they overlooked, especially if @ingenium‘s guess of an addition is correct. 

Depends on the site. In an area like that, I would think that it wouldn't be, but there must be an issue of some kind if it is still 3G only.

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49 minutes ago, Dkoellerwx said:

Depends on the site. In an area like that, I would think that it wouldn't be, but there must be an issue of some kind if it is still 3G only.

Appreciate the insight!

I tweeted Marci and Sprint with the site ID, so I’ll keep everyone posted on what I hear :)

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8 hours ago, Dkoellerwx said:

Depends on the site. In an area like that, I would think that it wouldn't be, but there must be an issue of some kind if it is still 3G only.

Same thing happened with PH03XC057 Tower In Phoenix. It is on a Hill with houses and private access.  Keep bugging Marci and her team. and Finally They were able to activate B26.   Which I found funny cause B25 isnt activated on the tower yet.  

 

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Marci was really quick with a response!

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Looks like it’s a straggler 🙃. I wonder why the delay is so long for B26. 

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Hello,

For the past few weeks I am getting abysmal speeds in the Loop area. I work specifically at the corner of Franklin and Jackson right by the Sears Tower. My speeds hover at 0.5MB up and down. This is beyond unacceptable. My cell phone is connected to a Band 41 antenna. The cell ID is 133794305. Any known issues in the area?

Thank you in advance!

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4 hours ago, WestLoopResident said:

Hello,

For the past few weeks I am getting abysmal speeds in the Loop area. I work specifically at the corner of Franklin and Jackson right by the Sears Tower. My speeds hover at 0.5MB up and down. This is beyond unacceptable. My cell phone is connected to a Band 41 antenna. The cell ID is 133794305. Any known issues in the area?

Thank you in advance!

You need to contact Sprint and report the issue - and ask that same question.

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On 1/3/2018 at 9:34 AM, WestLoopResident said:

Hello,

For the past few weeks I am getting abysmal speeds in the Loop area. I work specifically at the corner of Franklin and Jackson right by the Sears Tower. My speeds hover at 0.5MB up and down. This is beyond unacceptable. My cell phone is connected to a Band 41 antenna. The cell ID is 133794305. Any known issues in the area?

Thank you in advance!

I recommend the contracting the same twitter(Marci Carrie) as above and it will get forward to the network team at sprint

 

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11 hours ago, Cubbiefan82 said:

I recommend the contracting the the same twitter(Marci Carrie) as above and it will get forward to the network team at sprint

Will do!

Thanks!

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On 1/3/2018 at 9:49 PM, Cubbiefan82 said:

I recommend the contracting the same twitter(Marci Carrie) as above and it will get forward to the network team at sprint

 

So I contacted Marci Carrie and she replied back immediately and referred the case to a technical service group which contacted me within 2-3 hours. They told me that there is a tower down being repaired and that might be causing my data speed issues. They opened a ticket and even though they have not called me to follow-up I am very happy to say service is much better today. 

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On 1/5/2018 at 4:04 PM, WestLoopResident said:
So I contacted Marci Carrie and she replied back immediately and referred the case to a technical service group which contacted me within 2-3 hours. They told me that there is a tower down being repaired and that might be causing my data speed issues. They opened a ticket and even though they have not called me to follow-up I am very happy to say service is much better today. 

 


Glad to hear it was taken care of so quickly!

I’m really hoping Joel Meyer (new VP of Service Assurance) will be able to provide us with more info about future plans.


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Is this congestion or just crappy B41?

8:23PM: 

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1:30AM:

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I was in Woodridge by Seven Bridges tonight; terrible LTE coverage 🙄. I barely had service in the movie theater. 

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On 1/13/2018 at 1:12 AM, WuTang03 said:

I was in Woodridge by Seven Bridges tonight; terrible LTE coverage 🙄. I barely had service in the movie theater. 

Well, on the plus side you didnt have any distraction while watching your movie. 

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On 1/14/2018 at 8:58 AM, utiz4321 said:

Well, on the plus side you didnt have any distraction while watching your movie. 

Good point! I went to see Star Wars. 

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I continue to be impressed.

Ohare gate H10 at 8:15 Monday morning.  :o

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Wow, that's the fastest I've seen down yet. I know I've gotten over 100 on this 5X, but nothing close to 190!

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