I was in the zip codes of 33993 and 33991 today and did some speed tests on speedtest.net
I got speeds of about .8 Mbps with peek rates of 1 Mbps. I tried to upload pictures but the uploader said files were to large but even though they were below the maximum file size
I've been following the network.sprint.com site and just in the past year in South Florida there have been over 700+ upgrades to towers in my area (Miami/Fort Lauderdale) with another like 400+ planned! I've been taking screen grabs and adding them up. I know we are on the second tier LTE launch list but could they be doing the upgrades now? I mean I have noticed the speed on my 3G shoot up from unbearable to quite fast in the past 6 months or so. Also the speed of 3G on my new EVO LTE is about double+ of that on my OG EVO! So are these just a lot of 3G upgrades, normal maintenance, Network Vision or new LTE cabinets? When I choose other cities from the drop-down list they have a quarter of the updates that the towers in my area are getting except for say New York, lol. I've tried 4G LTE on my new EVO LTE with no luck. I remember that before the 4G Wimax launch down here in some areas I could get Wimax on one or two towers in certain locations so I thought they might test like last time. Thanks for any answers in advance.
There are positives to be had if there is a merger, for sure. I don't believe a merger is bad in every way. And if it happens, there will be things that I will like. I just believe, at this time, all things considered, I'd prefer they'd be separate. Just my opinion, and I respect the opinions of others points as well. Because I considered them, and they are marked in the 'pro' column for me.
I like where Sprint is going now more than ever in it's past. And Sprint's road to "5G" is less capital intensive than the others because of spectrum and equipment deployed.
I don't think a merger will help consumers much. TMobile capex is $5b. Sprint might spend $5b. A merged company still could have $10b, but it will take years and a LOT of money to consolidate assets. There is going to be a lot of work, and a lot of money that will not go into making the network better, but making 2 networks 1.
If you want to see a combined company make ProjectFi your carrier.
Just look at some recent mergers. Charter is doing horrible. AT&T and DirecTV brought no value but just increased TV bills. Large acquisitions tend not to benefit the customers but more so investors and those on the board who get millions for making a deal happen.
As an investor I can see the excitement, but not so much a customer.
The total percent of subscribers graph shows everything you need to know about the current US wireless industry. Verizon has ~35%, AT&T has ~35%, and all the other competitors are competing for the final 25% to 30%. This also means that 70% to 75% of all the profits are split between AT&T and Verizon which gives them the money to keep deploying and keeps them with much larger, stronger networks. If AT&T and Verizon can each afford to spend $10 billion+ on their networks each year, no smaller competitor can hope to keep up.
I see the purple on the Minuteman Site. I've been to it many sites. Very friendly horse next to it.
It's a well established AT&T Guyed Wire Site. It's possible this might be AT&T LTE Roaming pollution on Sensorly. Especially given the strength of the report.
I was expecting the Sprint site in this area to be in the town site of Wall itself. I guess it's possible Sprint chose this site instead. If I still lived in the area, I'd go check it out. But alas..