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What is the average speed for band 41?

 

 

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Max speed is around 81Mbps. Average? Highly dependant. 10-60Mbps. 

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Max speed is around 81Mbps. Average? Highly dependant. 10-60Mbps.

Nice. I was wondering because I'm getting about 4.5 MBPS from a Sprint 8t8r site with 3 bars... Something's up.

 

 

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Sounds like I need patience.

 

Sounds like you need some Garrison Keillor...

 

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Never mind... Nothing's wrong

 

 

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In Austin B41 is 65-20 but usually around 30 for me (in S. Austin).

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Someone please explain to me why I get this on two bars in my house (impressive I know :P) and struggle to get that right in front of the b41 tower. Is 8t8r still being optimized in my case? 692a697623a397d2f6c4310ad5ab48e6.jpg

 

 

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If you are too close to the tower, you may be out of the broadcast range of the signal. Think of it like baseball. The person next to bat stands to the back of the person batting so they aren't in the projected path of a hit ball

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If you are too close to the tower, you may be out of the broadcast range of the signal. Think of it like baseball. The person next to bat stands to the back of the person batting so they aren't in the projected path of a hit ball

That makes sense. I'm still under the impression work is being done on band 41 on the tower though because Sprint's coverage map doesn't even show spark for where I live, but I do get band 41.

 

 

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That makes sense. I'm still under the impression work is being done on band 41 on the tower though because Sprint's coverage map doesn't even show spark for where I live, but I do get band 41.

 

 

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Maps haven't really been updated to reflect 8T8R Band 41 anywhere, so that's not surprising.

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I feel sorry for people that only have access to overloaded sectors like this. Hopefully speeds will even out for those without a triband device. post-37383-142162128629_thumb.jpg

 

 

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crossposted from the Marcelo thread:

http://www.rootmetrics.com/us/rsr/austin-tx/2014/2H

 

 

So a Tie for the big 2 and Sprint in 4th but a large jump forward from 1st half 2014.

Overall score from 86.9 to 94.4 

Average DL from 2.4 to 8.4

 

Most importantly what I was hearing from friends turned out to be true. T-Mobile is slowing down here: "T-Mobile’s median download speed decreased from 17.6 Mbps to 13.4 Mbps." Still faster than Sprint but interesting nonetheless. Also AT&T has sped up while Verizon has lost the 1st place rank in speed which was unexpected. Many of my AT&T friends complained about slower service in some areas.

 

http://www.rootmetrics.com/us/rsr/aus-airport/2014/2H

 

Sprint remains completely and utterly useless at the Airport.

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Noticed an increase in B41 in my area (NW part of town). Haven't sought it out enough to do some real diagnostics, but I'm guessing that, along the 183 corridor north of me, plus a bit south on 360, there have been three or more new (or converted) B41 sites. I'll get more details at the week goes on.

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I visiting the Austin market with a new phone (HTC M9) and still trying to sort out whether some of my experiences are network or phone related. I'm having a heck of a time in the SoCo restaurant area. I've got a really strong connection, usually on LTE800 but sometimes on 1900 but I've got basically no data throughput. I could calculate a route to the airport even. Is this a current issue in that area or should I be looking at my phone for any issues?

 

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I visiting the Austin market with a new phone (HTC M9) and still trying to sort out whether some of my experiences are network or phone related. I'm having a heck of a time in the SoCo restaurant area. I've got a really strong connection, usually on LTE800 but sometimes on 1900 but I've got basically no data throughput. I could calculate a route to the airport even. Is this a current issue in that area or should I be looking at my phone for any issues?

 

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This sounds like a network issue. The best way to diagnose a problem like this is to have a second device to compare to. So if someone you know who also uses Sprint in the same area and is having the same problems, it is likely related to network congestion. The M9 previously had some difficulties maintaining a network connection, especially when B41 was involved, but a recent update took care of most of those issues. 

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My brothers m8 has plenty of trouble getting a connection to stick to lte.

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Pretty solid speeds driving around town these days (don't worry I was in the passenger seat)

 

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Oh and as an aside I almost don't need SignalCheck Pro to tell the difference between Clearwire B41 and Sprint B41.

 

100ms ping or higher = Clearwire tower almost every single time (at least in the Austin market)

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Oh and as an aside I almost don't need SignalCheck Pro to tell the difference between Clearwire B41 and Sprint B41.

 

100ms ping or higher = Clearwire tower almost every single time (at least in the Austin market)

That's almost everywhere. Any clear tower or clear equipment in southeast Texas also lacks in ping times behind Sprint NV equipment. It's not very noticeable while browsing, but I'd imagine people doing VoIP over hangouts may notice some lag. Never tried it though.

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Welcome to ABIA: A continued source of embarrassment for Sprint performance!

http://m.imgur.com/Gdyoyve

Meh, that's pretty standard for most of Houston's B26. Clearwire B41 didn't do anything to alleviate congestion on B26 sadly.
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Fredericksburg and Kerrville are broadcasting a second carrier on 1900. I would assume that means Austin proper is as well.

 

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Fredericksburg and Kerrville are broadcasting a second carrier on 1900. I would assume that means Austin proper is as well.

 

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Not necessarily, but definitely a chance it may be. Austin has the spectrum to do a 10x10 if I recall correctly. There is a new PRL coming out soon so if they are going to repurpose spectrum, now's the time.

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