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I went to the T-Mobile Store for some testing & saw that they use Band 4 for LTE tested on an S4 & saw speeds at 55.22 MPS download & 43.44 Uploads sure wish Sprint will hurry up & get those types of speeds quick

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I went to the T-Mobile Store for some testing & saw that they use Band 4 for LTE tested on an S4 & saw speeds at 55.22 MPS download & 43.44 Uploads sure wish Sprint will hurry up & get those types of speeds quick

 

Sounds like a 20x20 carrier is active there.

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Sounds like a 20x20 carrier is active there.

They have had those speeds since LTE Launched here in Bakersfield yet don't seem to be slowing down on speeds does anyone know if Sprint Spark beat those speeds when launched in April when I went to LA I got close to those just not with downloads speeds like that

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T-Mobile's signal here in Fresno is very spotty for LTE (as is Sprint's so far). Not sure if it is more stable elsewhere but it's great and then horiible a block apart. (and admittedly so is Sprint).

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Looks like their strongest coverage and speeds are in each others weakest areas

 

T-Mobile's signal here in Fresno is very spotty for LTE (as is Sprint's so far). Not sure if it is more stable elsewhere but it's great and then horiible a block apart. (and admittedly so is Sprint).

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The only tower left thats not 4G or 800 is the one closest to my moms house :( (the Nextel megatower in Clovis)

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The only tower left thats not 4G or 800 is the one closest to my moms house :( (the Nextel megatower in Clovis)

Man, that's the story of my life. I always seem last. I almost died when AT&T upgraded my home site first when deploying in my area. Seemed like it was the first time in my life I was first for anything.

 

But then again, I didn't care if I had LTE at home. I preferred it where I go. Like my office. So maybe the curse continues after all? :)

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Man, that's the story of my life. I always seem last. I almost died when AT&T upgraded my home site first when deploying in my area. Seemed like it was the first time in my life I was first for anything.

 

But then again, I didn't care if I had LTE at home. I preferred it where I go. Like my office. So maybe the curse continues after all? :)

 

In the case of her home, LTE isnt so much an issue, but the spotty cell service is. Lots of dropped calls and even failed texts, that 800 would address (or even a change in antenna position, the tower is close by). She left for Verizon, as she was missing important work calls, but Ill find out during Christmas if the 3G NV improved the call signal inside the home, or if the kitchen and bathroom are still roaming land.

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No more Sprint for this guy. I'll still keep an eye on the 8t8r deployment, though.

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No more Sprint for this guy. I'll still keep an eye on the 8t8r deployment, though.

You've done a lot for your market. I appreciate all your contributions. Best of luck with your new provider. Hope to see you around in the future.
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No more Sprint for this guy. I'll still keep an eye on the 8t8r deployment, though.

 

Maybe one day Sprint will add the extra 10+ towers the market needs to fully cover where people are instead of what the population layout looked in 1995.

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Maybe one day Sprint will add the extra 10+ towers the market needs to fully cover where people are instead of what the population layout looked in 1995.

For real! That would be great and likely about do it! 

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No more Sprint for this guy. I'll still keep an eye on the 8t8r deployment, though.

I'm sorry to find out you left Sprint. But I can't blame you for all the problems that have been occurring in the LCV with the upgrades.

 

 

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It's tough in this market because it is either really good or really bad.  There is really no middle ground.

 

My biggest (personal) complaint is why they would have LTE in towns of 12,000 and 7,000 (Mendota and Firebaugh) but not have it for a town of 17,000.  Kerman is a blackhole with all the other neighboring towns with LTE.  It makes no sense.  Oh and the backhaul/hub provider is 2' away so that cannot be an excuse.

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It's tough in this market because it is either really good or really bad.  There is really no middle ground.

 

My biggest (personal) complaint is why they would have LTE in towns of 12,000 and 7,000 (Mendota and Firebaugh) but not have it for a town of 17,000.  Kerman is a blackhole with all the other neighboring towns with LTE.  It makes no sense.  Oh and the backhaul/hub provider is 2' away so that cannot be an excuse.

 

Permits, lack of integration techs, bad carrier cards, or someone forgot to place the order for the LTE carrier card, stolen copper, fiber, etc.

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We have Spark in Deep Rosedale I was Happy to see it here are the screen shots enjoy 685a764fe0e3c38ba4a653979fa1b60d.jpg14441089ec046a3a2df7fd9700061b5a.jpgc6f5db5e818ba4cd8b98f4322e5a2f2d.jpg4d74262f4e025e3e2c30368b5473b90b.jpg

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It's tough in this market because it is either really good or really bad.  There is really no middle ground.

 

My biggest (personal) complaint is why they would have LTE in towns of 12,000 and 7,000 (Mendota and Firebaugh) but not have it for a town of 17,000.  Kerman is a blackhole with all the other neighboring towns with LTE.  It makes no sense.  Oh and the backhaul/hub provider is 2' away so that cannot be an excuse.

 

I can guarantee you that Sebastian is not providing the backhaul for that site.

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They actually did. Sprint 3 months back put a microwave dish on the tower so i am not sure if they still do but it wouldnt make much sense if they didnt provide the bulk of the backhaul since it is their tower. Sebastian would actually be dumb to not have that in the lease agreement.

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Guess no one cares about that Spark is Starting here? with my latest post?

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Sorry no Spark here....I am in Bakersfield and I only can see Band 25

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If you head out to buttonwillow & right before you get at the end of 58/Rosedale hwy you will get it I screened shot all mine just to prove I was on it & boy was I happy to see it got it until I got to the Allen Rd then lost it

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Guess no one cares about that Spark is Starting here? with my latest post?

 

I saw B41 gear north of Bakersfield off the 99 a few weeks ago.

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When you say North do you mean close to Oildale or Freeway 99 North

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