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I just checked and I was told my area will not have LTE800 until October 2018 :(.

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Daughter attending Univ Michigan starting next month. We are a 15 year Sprint family (4 lines).

 

We are currently visiting Ann Arbor. Is there something wrong with Sprint's service right now? Very little LTE service throughout the AnnArbor area.

 

I happened upon the Sprint store in Ann Arbor's largest mall and was told by two employees that, yes, there are currently problems in Ann Arbor with some of the towers and work is ongoing.

 

Any and all help and info is much appreciated.

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Not sure why because it is a forum "disclaimers" need to be put up. But do what is best for you.

 

Most of the sites in Ann Arbor have B41 at least all of the sites that ring Ann Arbor have B41 not sure about downtown. Even small cells may be going live in the area. If anyone can check out the one below which should be west of Briarwood mall to see if it is really a small cell it fits the GCI pattern.

 

gci: [08CA3F01]
pci: 458
tac: 17938
strongest_rsrp: -106
latitude: 42.246455
longitude: -83.764741

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Daughter attending Univ Michigan starting next month. We are a 15 year Sprint family (4 lines).

 

We are currently visiting Ann Arbor. Is there something wrong with Sprint's service right now? Very little LTE service throughout the AnnArbor area.

 

I happened upon the Sprint store in Ann Arbor's largest mall and was told by two employees that, yes, there are currently problems in Ann Arbor with some of the towers and work is ongoing.

 

Any and all help and info is much appreciated.

Not sure if its related, buy network acted up all day yesterday across the midwest. Things are back to normal now.

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Not sure if its related, buy network acted up all day yesterday across the midwest. Things are back to normal now.

Rumor is it was a fiber cable cut that affected a number of carriers. Downdetector.com had Sprint with the most complaints closely followed by AT&T. Verizon also some compliants in similar areas.

 

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An update: As of Sat noontime, decent Sprint service has returned to all four of our phones (while in Ann Arbor) ...don't know why!?

 

So we had spotty (at best) service for about 12-16 hours (in the Ann Arbor area). I hope the service interruptions are in the past.

 

For what it's worth...we are loyal Sprint customers.

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An update: As of Sat noontime, decent Sprint service has returned to all four of our phones (while in Ann Arbor) ...don't know why!?

 

So we had spotty (at best) service for about 12-16 hours (in the Ann Arbor area). I hope the service interruptions are in the past.

 

For what it's worth...we are loyal Sprint customers.

There have been issues in the upper Midwest for the past day. As another member noted in response to your other post.

 

Also, this is a Sprint forum, it's assumed you are a Sprint user, why the need for the disclaimer?

 

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I think this might be a second 800 tower in Commerce? Maybe I'm wrong a10e274471c83aaf7e25e9d375e22fe1.jpg

 

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Not sure why because it is a forum "disclaimers" need to be put up. But do what is best for you.

 

Most of the sites in Ann Arbor have B41 at least all of the sites that ring Ann Arbor have B41 not sure about downtown. Even small cells may be going live in the area. If anyone can check out the one below which should be west of Briarwood mall to see if it is really a small cell it fits the GCI pattern.

 

gci: [08CA3F01]
pci: 458
tac: 17938
strongest_rsrp: -106
latitude: 42.246455
longitude: -83.764741

 

Service was terrible on Friday afternoon, into the evening.  I suspected a network issue or something like that.  I'd go from strong LTE to nothing, then back.  Had a few friends that know I'm a nerd reach out to me because they were experiencing the same.  By Saturday morning, everything was fine.

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New Hudson, MI LTE800f5c05129bd0c007054bc27d9904ab8d0.jpg

 

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I've found Band 26 in Hartland, rural Fenton, Commerce Twp, Walled Lake area, Novi/Farmington Hills area, White Lake area. I don't have all of the sites identified yet.

 

Haven't seen any B26 in Holly, Highland, Brighton, Howell, Frankenmuth, Birch Run areas. Not saying it isn't active, just haven't seen it yet.

 

800MHz is starting to spread like wildfire the last handful of weeks.

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I had good service the few times I have stayed in Ann Arbor. But I have also had good service(stream video) in West Connecticut and Jacksonville FL and those areas are complained about a lot. That is why I just gave that the confirmed in my logs over half the sites have B41 (sprint's high capacity band) pretty much ever where I went. I did not want to sound like I was just preaching the good news of sprint. I have not had issues there but that does not mean that issues can't be found with the network. If the daughter that is attending school there does not like the service they should not hold on even if they are loyal. The school may have a DAS for another carrier that may be better for her use case. But I also showed that sprint likely started deploying SC in Ann Arbor and sprint may have 3 or 4 SC on campus sometime down the road who knows maybe that is why they are having issues. 

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I've found Band 26 in Hartland, rural Fenton, Commerce Twp, Walled Lake area, Novi/Farmington Hills area, White Lake area. I don't have all of the sites identified yet.

 

Haven't seen any B26 in Holly, Highland, Brighton, Howell, Frankenmuth, Birch Run areas. Not saying it isn't active, just haven't seen it yet.

 

800MHz is starting to spread like wildfire the last handful of weeks.

 

I'm really hoping we see something in the Brighton, Howell, Whitmore Lake, or Pinckney areas... we really need it. I did find the Hartland, Commerce, Novi, and White Lake sites so far. I got a screenshot of the White Lake site.

 

I had a BSL of Brighton Township, MI pop up on 1x800 but it was super weak (-105) I couldn't hold on to it so I haven't been able to identify the site yet. 

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Here is the White Lake site...3af4ca63c5073137676805b1285922f2.jpg

 

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Whitmore Lake, MI 1x800 and LTE800 just went online about an hour ago de35e7eed7a4172d98c2b99ef6db5193.jpg2c924780c7fe4a0bd4a923265326a63c.jpg

 

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Whitmore Lake, MI 1x800 and LTE800 just went online about an hour ago de35e7eed7a4172d98c2b99ef6db5193.jpg2c924780c7fe4a0bd4a923265326a63c.jpg

 

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I fear this happening in El Paso .. not being able to get the full 5mhz on band 26 ... band 26 in areas like this, just fills in coverage can't expect good speeds from just 3mhz.

 

 

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I fear this happening in El Paso .. not being able to get the full 5mhz on band 26 ... band 26 in areas like this, just fills in coverage can't expect good speeds from just 3mhz.

 

 

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Agreed but we have some huge 3G area that this just filled in. Very happy about that and I'm sure Sprint will extend to 5mhz when they can...

 

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Agreed but we have some huge 3G area that this just filled in. Very happy about that and I'm sure Sprint will extend to 5mhz when they can...

 

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Yup, good to see sprint is working on the network and expand LTE coverage

 

 

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Looks like the 800 went off the air now. Is it possible they were testing and need it to be accepted before they permanently turn it up? 

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Looks like the 800 went off the air now. Is it possible they were testing and need it to be accepted before they permanently turn it up?

More likely that they are lighting up other sites. They often turn surrounding sites/ sectors off for a few days. Possible it is also on but not public, also for testing. It takes a long time to fully tune b26 LTE 800, so your best experience will be around the holidays. Generally b26 coverage starts small and umbrellas outward.

 

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When B26 3x3Mhz came on in the Lansing area it was very nice at first to fill in the gaps, but very quickly it became overloaded.  Too many devices would latch on to it and stick there due to weaker B25 and B41 signals.  I would be in downtown Lansing, with visual site of multiple triband Sprint sites and watch my phone bounce between overloaded B41 carriers and towers, then finally lock on B26 with zero thruput.

 

I finally had to disable B26 and now I have a much better experience on B25 and B41.

 

This is all on my Nexus 6P, I'd love to get the MSL for my Tab E so that I can disable B26 on that too.

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Sprint does alter the transfer thresholds so I would occasionally check on it or complain with the Sprint app. I personally set my priorities to b41 then b25 the b26. Of course at many sites/locations the network will choose but it helps at others.

 

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I found out more info that they were doing maintenance on the B41 yesterday. They probably turned on the B26 RRU's while they were working on the site. Not the best news as I don't know when they will keep the B26 RRU turned up... Hopefully soon 

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<p>Think I just found a little B26 near the house? Was at the Home Depot in Rochester Hills....noticed this</p>

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Think I just found a little B26 near the house? Was at the Home Depot in Rochester Hills....noticed this but it didnt say "sprint" ?? 2c47673ecccd986bfbe1e6c0d493b03a.jpg

 

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I see sprint

 

 

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