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Hey I decided to go ahead and start a TAC tracking thread. The TAC , in my findings, have been a value to me deciphering which band I am connected to. Signal check pro easily states the TAC when connected to LTE.

 

If you can report your Market, city, which band you are connected too(engineering screens will relay which band you are on), and of course your TAC. We will create a spreadsheet with the information in time.

 

Do NOT post Side ID's or any sponsor level information. Censor the info out if you use SCP notes. Thanks!

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Market:  Nashville

 

Location:  Bristol, VA...Bristol, TN...Abingdon, VA

 

TAC:  11281

 

LTE Band: 1900MHz PCS Band 25

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Market: West Washington

 

Location: Tukwila, WA 98188

 

TAC: 23313

 

LTE Band: 1900Mhz PCS Band 25

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Market: Shentel

Location: Woodstock, VA

TAC: 32523

LTE Band: 800MHz Band 26

As soon as my wife gets back in town, I can post the TAC for Band 25. My phone locks onto 26 and very rarely switches back to 25.

 

Edit: When I just ended a phone call, my phone latched onto B25 for about 10 seconds before switching to B26. The TAC was the same on B25 as it was on B26. I was connected to the same tower both times I checked it.

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Some of you in larger population cities will need to be more detailed in reporting your location.  Your cities may be divided into multiple TACs each.  We certainly have seen that with NIDs in the past.

 

AJ

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Market: Houston

 

City: Houston, TX 77016 (inside city limits of Houston)

 

TAC: 9274 (taken from Signal Check Pro on GS5)

 

Band: 26 (800)

 

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In same location:

 

TAC: 9224

 

Band: 25 (1900)

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Yep, and here is the pattern already. The band 26 TAC is the band 25 TAC + 50. I have finally paid attention and can corroborate the same in my market.

 

AJ

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Market:  Nashville


 


Location:  Kingsport, TN...Blountville, TN


 


TAC:  11279


 


LTE Band: 1900MHz PCS Band 25

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Market: Dakotas

Location: Beaver Creek, MN

TAC: 17414

Band 25

 

Robert via Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

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Market: St. Louis (Missouri)

Location: 270 & Manchester (west county mall)

TAC: 11014

B25

 

I will be editing this post throughout today and adding more. Due to traveling to various locations throughout my market.

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Market: St Louis (Missouri)

Location: ballas road and highway 40

TAC: 11013

B25

 

Well I couldn't edit my post, so onward with multiple posts!

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Hmm wonder if these TAC for b25 will be the same for the 2nd carrier b25, when it is installed and turned on.

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Hmm wonder if these TAC for b25 will be the same for the 2nd carrier b25, when it is installed and turned on.

Market: Shentel

Location: Chambersburg PA

TAC: 32522

Band 25 1st and 2nd carrier

 

edit sorry wrong line in scp log 2818 is closer to hartford ct

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Market: New York City

Location: Flushing, NY (Queens)

TAC: 2313

Band: 25, 41

 

TAC: 12323

Band: 41

 

Edit:Different tower

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Market: Phoenix, AZ

   Location: Scottsdale
   TAC:12301
   Band 25

 

   Location: Phoenix
   TAC:12298
   Band 25

 

 

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Market: Houston

Location: Spring Tx 77373

TAC: 9291

Band: 26

 

Location: Spring

TAC: 9241

Band: 25

 

Market: Houston

Location: The Woodlands Tx

TAC: 9298

Band: 26

 

Location: The Woodlands

TAC: 9248

Band: 25

 

Sent from my 831C using Tapatalk 4

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Market: Northern CT

Location: East Windsor, 06088

TAC: 2820

Band 25 and B26 are same. Waited 10 minutes to see any change, none. On HTC M8 (wondering if its not updating or something)

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Market: Northern CT

Location: East Windsor, 06088

TAC: 2820

Band 25 and B26 are same. Waited 10 minutes to see any change, none. On HTC M8 (wondering if its not updating or something)

My m8 reports bad PLMN ids so could be M8 issues

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Market: Philadelphia

Location: Ephrata (I-76/Rt 222)

Tac: 3341

Band 25

 

Sent to me by my wife. She may send me a few more over the next couple days as she will be in the Philly and NJ areas.

 

Sent from my Galaxy Note 10.0 2014 edition

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I have several different tags for the same areas. I'll look at mine and wife's phones tonight and see what I can get together :)

 

Also do you want B 41 clear TAC-

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Market:  VT/NH/ME

 

Location:  Alfred / Sanford, ME

 

TAC:  5895

 

LTE Band: Band 25

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I created a map in our sponsors thread to map out all reported TACs for East/West KY and Nashville markets.

 

Third map down at: http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/4956-kentucky-nashville-maps-and-stats/

 

Most of KY has been tracked on B25 as well as a large part of the Nashville Metro area. On the map, each color change is a different TAC.

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I am working on a spreadsheet for all TACs.  It is a work in progress.

Trying to figure out the best way to show all markets.

 

Please PM me any ideas to improve it and I will do the best I can.

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I am working on a spreadsheet for all TACs.  It is a work in progress.

Trying to figure out the best way to show all markets.

 

Please PM me any ideas to improve it and I will do the best I can.

 

Include the infrastructure vendor:  Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Samsung, or Nokia.  The 50 offset between band 25 and band 26 seems to be consistent only within Ericsson markets, if that.

 

AJ

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Market: East Texas

 

Location: Tyler , Tx

 

TAC: 8526/8476

 

LTE Band: Band 26/Band25

 

Band 41 is unknown at this time.

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