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There’s band 71 live on a tower in Omaha now. Also on one south of Omaha on I29. I mapped some on cellmapper


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There’s band 71 live on a tower in Omaha now. Also on one south of Omaha on I29. I mapped some on cellmapper


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Band 71? OK I that's great there's keeping to their promise

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T-Mobile acquires Layer3 TV

 

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T-Mobile is making a foray into television, announcing Wednesday it is acquiring Layer3 TV to launch "a disruptive new TV service."

CEO John Legere said T-Mobile is going to "fix the pain points" of television "and bring real choice to consumers across the country."

"I can't wait to start fighting for consumers here," Legere said.

 

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More news from T-Mobile today. 600mhz now LIVE in 586 cities, and heard that maybe 150 more went live this afternoon/evening. Be sure to read the whole story. Will be heading into Wyoming to map Gillette-Wright-Newcastle on CellMapper and Sensorly. 

https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news-and-blogs/number-1-customer-satisfaction-2017.htm

Additional info here-click on the list to see the actual list of cities that are LIVE. You must have a phone that supports Band 71 to receive any benefits from this....currently only the LG V30 and Samsung S8 Active are available, however, it looks like more than a dozen new phones coming in 2018 that support it. Also talks about the I-Wireless deal being completed as of yesterday. 

https://www.tmonews.com/2018/01/t-mobile-600mhz-lte-586-cities-confirms-completion-iowa-wireless-deal/

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Any info on which phones are coming that support Band 71?  I want to find a low-end one to replace one of my current T-Mobile phones.

- Trip

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On 1/4/2018 at 3:52 AM, Trip said:

Any info on which phones are coming that support Band 71?  I want to find a low-end one to replace one of my current T-Mobile phones.

- Trip

Don't have any info on phones, as of yet, but as soon as I do I will be posting it. 

 

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Okay, so now that I am over it, I will post about it...................Went to Gillette last weekend to map and test out Band 71 on my LG V30. Get all the way to Gillette and you can only guess..............................NO SIGNAL. Yes, 160 miles just to find out NOTHING! Was not happy at all and took to Twitter to message both Neville and John Legere. Received a reply back from T-Mobile Help, which is nice, but they can't help with turning on towers now can they.................I just would prefer honesty when they are making announcements and making believe they have all this wonderful 600mhz coverage when they really don't. Will NOT be going back until I see it LIVE on the coverage map on T-Mobile's site. #DISAPPOINTED

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13 minutes ago, brockeb1 said:

Okay, so now that I am over it, I will post about it...................Went to Gillette last weekend to map and test out Band 71 on my LG V30. Get all the way to Gillette and you can only guess..............................NO SIGNAL. Yes, 160 miles just to find out NOTHING! Was not happy at all and took to Twitter to message both Neville and John Legere. Received a reply back from T-Mobile Help, which is nice, but they can't help with turning on towers now can they.................I just would prefer honesty when they are making announcements and making believe they have all this wonderful 600mhz coverage when they really don't. Will NOT be going back until I see it LIVE on the coverage map on T-Mobile's site. #DISAPPOINTED

I don't know how many disappointing miles I have logged a wireless enthusiast.  Probably tens of thousands.  I get your frustration.  And I've experienced them with every carrier at some point or another.  All funny anecdotes now.  Enjoy the view, the greasy roadside food and keep mapping!  #manymilesbeforeisleep

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I don't know how many disappointing miles I have logged a wireless enthusiast.  Probably tens of thousands.  I get your frustration.  And I've experienced them with every carrier at some point or another.  All funny anecdotes now.  Enjoy the view, the greasy roadside food and keep mapping!  #manymilesbeforeisleep
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I think I remember you crashing your xc90 trying to find a tower a while back.

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1 minute ago, Jones said:

I think I remember you crashing your xc90 trying to find a tower a while back.

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I've owned two XC90's.  And other vehicles too.  I totaled an Isuzu Ascender by hitting a deer outside Bismarck, North Dakota chasing Sprint LTE tracks on Sensorly (which turned out not to be actual Sprint signals).  I have run into golf ball sized hail while signal tracking.  Been chased by a funnel cloud.  I have slid off icy roads.  I have backed into parking bollards.  Numerous paint scratchings from brush and trees while driving up mountaintop access roads.  I have blown a transmission.  I have had more close calls than I can count with other cars and pedestrians (and sometimes farm animals).  I have dropped a brand new phone on asphalt jumping out to view new base station equipment deliveries.  I have been chased off by well armed unhappy property owners.  And other things that aren't coming to my mind quickly.

There have been a lot of casualties.  But many fun memories.  I think I get the same rush that extreme sport enthusiasts get when I discover a new signal or some sort of unexpected anomaly and begin the chase.  Like a less dangerous storm chaser?  And less useful.  I don't provide useful information to climate scientists and meteorologists.  But hey, we do have a meteorologist on staff at S4GRU.  And I'm glad for that!

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GOD BLESS AMERICA!! FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY, the tower at Pactola, SD is finally fired up. 700mhz only. You have to understand, radio's and base station have been there since at least November of 2016 or possibly even longer. They had a permit last March to do a microwave backhaul to that site and that's what I thought was taking so long. On a whim, I drove up there today and voila the tower is LIVE and NO microwave backhaul-must have ended up with fiber. Couldn't figure out why they would need microwave backhaul as Verizon, who's on that tower, has fiber backhaul to the site. Either way, it's running now. Also, they have added Band 4 to the site at Custer Peak and re-engineered the signal on that site so that I was able to get a signal from just south of the lake on hwy 385 all the way to Strawberry Hill, all on T-Mobile. There are some weak stretches, but strong enough to keep a call active. I still think they need to be at Merritt Rd and hwy 385 on that ATT pine tree.  Would give them a much better signal on that middle portion where the other 2 towers cross each other. Hopefully, I will be more active in reporting as I have it on good authority that much more work is coming very soon in this area, including the west side of Rapid City, Spearfish, Lead/Deadwood, Whitewood and more. Stay tuned...............

 

PS-mapped on both CellMapper and Sensorly

 

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2 minutes ago, brockeb1 said:

GOD BLESS AMERICA!! FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY, the tower at Pactola, SD is finally fired up. 700mhz only. You have to understand, radio's and base station have been there since at least November of 2016 or possibly even longer. They had a permit last March to do a microwave backhaul to that site and that's what I thought was taking so long. On a whim, I drove up there today and voila the tower is LIVE and NO microwave backhaul-must have ended up with fiber. Couldn't figure out why they would need microwave backhaul as Verizon, who's on that tower, has fiber backhaul to the site. Either way, it's running now. Also, they have added Band 4 to the site at Custer Peak and re-engineered the signal on that site so that I was able to get a signal from just south of the lake on hwy 385 all the way to Strawberry Hill, all on T-Mobile. There are some weak stretches, but strong enough to keep a call active. I still think they need to be at Merritt Rd and hwy 385 on that ATT pine tree.  Would give them a much better signal on that middle portion where the other 2 towers cross each other. Hopefully, I will be more active in reporting as I have it on good authority that much more work is coming very soon in this area, including the west side of Rapid City, Spearfish, Lead/Deadwood, Whitewood and more. Stay tuned...............

PS-mapped on both CellMapper and Sensorly

That site initially had antenna panels installed in 2015.  Crazy how long that one took.  Congrats!  Those other site locations, West Rapid, Spearfish, Lead/Deadwood and Whitewood are the most critical remaining spots for Tmo.  With those fired up, they will be good enough coverage for 90% of customers in the area.  A true contender.

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That site initially had antenna panels installed in 2015.  Crazy how long that one took.  Congrats!  Those other site locations, West Rapid, Spearfish, Lead/Deadwood and Whitewood are the most critical remaining spots for Tmo.  With those fired up, they will be good enough coverage for 90% of customers in the area.  A true contender.
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Now that you say that, yes, that is right. WOW. Tomorrow I am going to check the site at Spring Creek. Additional radio's got added to that rack recently so it looks like Band 12 and Band 4 at that site. No T-Mobile signal from there yet, but those radio's have been there about the same amount of time as Pactola. Another note is that they have been adding Band 4 to all the Band 12 only sites in western SD for the past couple of months. This install would line up with that and that site IS a microwave backhaul site. I will be most curious to see the results and will report in when I get them. Fingers crossed!!

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