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Sprint Coverage Map Updated May 11th, 2018

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Link: https://coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.jsp?

In Cumberland, zip code 21502:

These areas are now being shown as 4G LTE! However, they are not. They are still 3G only. The last map had them at Extended LTE, but now there is 4G LTE covering, yet it's only 3G?

Shentel confirmed to me that these areas are being upgraded in Q3 with new towers being added, but it's only Q2?

 

UPDATE: If you look in the "VOICE" map, these areas are shown as "Extended" so I guess this is T-Mobile data roaming? Look at these images:

https://imgur.com/a/hItzGJz

 

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39 minutes ago, Elijah said:

Post any changes you find!

Link: https://coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.jsp?

In Cumberland, zip code 21502:

These areas are now being shown as 4G LTE! However, they are not. They are still 3G only. The last map had them at Extended LTE, but now there is 4G LTE covering, yet it's only 3G?

Shentel confirmed to me that these areas are being upgraded in Q3 with new towers being added, but it's only Q2?

 

UPDATE: If you look in the "VOICE" map, these areas are shown as "Extended" so I guess this is T-Mobile data roaming? Look at these images:

https://ibb.co/bxQEoy
https://ibb.co/d8pJFd

 

Yeah, it's always interesting when on the coverage map you see native LTE, but extended or roaming voice in the same area.

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4 hours ago, Elijah said:

Post any changes you find!

Link: https://coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.jsp?

In Cumberland, zip code 21502:

These areas are now being shown as 4G LTE! However, they are not. They are still 3G only. The last map had them at Extended LTE, but now there is 4G LTE covering, yet it's only 3G?

Shentel confirmed to me that these areas are being upgraded in Q3 with new towers being added, but it's only Q2?

 

UPDATE: If you look in the "VOICE" map, these areas are shown as "Extended" so I guess this is T-Mobile data roaming? Look at these images:

https://imgur.com/a/hItzGJz

In the last several updates, Sprint has had issues with future coverage showing up on the official map. When the next update comes around, it often disappears. I suspect that is what is happening here. I have not found other evidence so far of T-Mobile roaming appearing on the official map yet. 

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Sprint's coverage maps are a lost cause in Cleveland market.  Our problem is that more B41 keeps disappearing with each update.  My estimation is that about 75% of our macro sites now have B41, but one would never know that by looking at the Sprint coverage maps.  At least with this latest update, most of the former clearwire sites show up again, but basically any additional B41 since the Huawei equipment swap that occurred in 2016 isn't being shown.

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1 hour ago, Joski1624 said:

Sprint's coverage maps are a lost cause in Cleveland market.  Our problem is that more B41 keeps disappearing with each update.  My estimation is that about 75% of our macro sites now have B41, but one would never know that by looking at the Sprint coverage maps.  At least with this latest update, most of the former clearwire sites show up again, but basically any additional B41 since the Huawei equipment swap that occurred in 2016 isn't being shown.

You guys have one of the best market teams here, and have consistently received visible band 41 upgrades over the years. This is a genuine shame to the network progress in your area.

Our 6 out of 70 site upgrades don't show either, and they were all added since 1/1/17 as well.

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Update: Coverage Map updated 5/17. 

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2 minutes ago, Elijah said:

Update: Coverage Map updated 5/17. 

Wow, so soon!

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Just now, S4GRU said:

Wow, so soon!

Seems to be very minor. One area, Cumberland now shows the coverage in voice too. In my previous post, the area only had LTE data showing. See what I mean here: https://imgur.com/a/XdXaKGU

 

However, there isn’t any native LTE yet. Just 3G. 

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Man, Sprint really needs to jump on this coverage map.  

So a lot of B41 in my home town still does not show. Some of the towers are over 6 months old and going on 1yr now.  Then I have been traveling in Alabama a lot recently, so B41 coverage in this state at all.  In Birmingham it appeared to be mostly MM (which supposedly they aren't showing up on the coverage map yet) but in Huntsville and now here in Decatur, what I pick up aren't MMs.  

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Same all over Kentucky outside of Louisville and Cincinnati metros. In reality, much of the state's (more) urban areas are blanketed in band 41, especially along interstate highways. 

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