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    Blocks are definitely less, but it has happened to me on one of my devices within the last day.
  2. I think if you are totally dependant on wireless, it might be best to carry two phones that use different networks. This would not only give protection against outages but possibly for service gaps. Cost of the backup phone could be reduced by using a MVNO If money is no object, get a satellite phone. Of course even if you have a satellite phone there are times and places you won't get coverage (deep valleys, too far north/south, no satellite overhead). Let us not forget Wi-Fi calling and femto cells as alternatives for mobile phone service in certain situations. Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
  3. Downdetector.com shows relatively few complaints but definitely some issues. Quite small compared to AT&T's reported national issues a few days ago with VoLTE. Sprint's issues with LTE a few months ago fell in between. I also recall T-Mobile having issues a while back. Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
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  5. Covered in last conference call. It is part of the April 2017 expansion where they purchased the Sprint sites / customers in the Cumberland/ Frostburg area (part of Sprint Western PA market), Marietta, OH/Parkersburg, WV and Gallipolis, WV (Sprint West Virginia Market), and Portsmouth, OH (Sprint Columbus Market). My guess is the remaining counties of the Sprint West Virginia market will be merged back into the Columbus Market. A few sites in this area may already have been upgraded equipment-wise, but it may not have been turned on yet (one found, others checked, some photos still being reviewed). There was discussion of adding / upgrading 88 sites in the prior conference call. They said they will release their capital expansion budget once they decide on the details. Currently each one of the areas is being handled differently.
  6. Cross streets of the site? Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
  7. LG V20: LG's Next V10? (LG-LS997)

    I have had issues with annoying echos on my phone during voice calls. Started a few months ago and has been getting worse. I can say an entire sentence before I hear the echo. It does not affect Wi-Fi calling. Anyone else seen or heard of this?
  8. Network Vision/LTE - Columbus Market

    Driving from north to south from Lane to Fifth Ave was all b41 except a few feet about a 1/2 block south of lane, which was b25. This was using a LG V20. Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
  9. Trust but verify is one of my mottos. It is a Magic Box.Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
  10. Network Vision/LTE - Columbus Market

    I am often in that area and will be tomorrow. I will check it out and let you know what I observe. Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
  11. PCI=502, I will try to find out what it is. Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
  12. I have picked up a 0F0 in my logs using b41. I will try to figure out if it is an Airave, Magic Box or S1000 (matches that earfcn for the area). Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
  13. Softbank did provide various amounts of capital to Sprint it the earlier years https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sprint-softbank/japans-softbank-snaps-up-sprint-in-20-billion-deal-idUSBRE89A0I520121015, and more through indirect channels in recent years. Look back at this: http://www.barrons.com/articles/SB50001424053111904034104578060690989363534 You forget about Tiger teams with the softbank engineers going to numerous individual sites. To achieve what you wanted, Sprint would have been fully merged into Softbank communications division. Don't forget that Softbank overall is best described as a conglomerate/venture capital firm.
  14. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I have a different take. Announcement of a non-merger is unusual, therefor take T-Mobile and Sprint at their word. A deal with a cable company makes sense if Softbank is constrained in making further investments in Sprint given its ownership level. Beyond that I am uncertain. Yes there is content rights, backhaul, and customer base but also a lot of items in a mature industry that may not be of interest. Hopefully what ever additional happens, occurs soon, so the main focus returns to improving service/revenues.
  15. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Hopefully we come out with better roaming from this exploration, between T-Mobile and Sprint.
  16. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Shentel sees it your way for their cable company. They prefer over the top as they call it. Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
  17. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Tine warp again
  18. http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/SHEN/5470481102x0x962380/768CF7A2-6377-4D29-B258-69EB6C21CD0F/SHEN_Earnings_Call_Q3_2017_-FINAL_v1.0.0.pdf From Q&A - still working on 2018 CAPex budget, which will include new sites in April 2017 expansion area, Cumberland, MD, Parkersburg WV mentioned. They believe their network is equal to or better than national carriers. Shentel launched their biggest advertising in their history and the end of September to show LTE and new coverage. Store traffic has picked up. They are almost doubling their typical advertising.
  19. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Meeger talks with Charter might be back on (less reliable source) https://seekingalpha.com/news/3307114-ny-post-softbank-merger-talks-charter Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
  20. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    https://www.totaltele.com/498453/Sprint-T-Mobile-US-merger-not-dead Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
  21. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    My gut feel is Softbank is very limited in what it can do with Sprint given the current ownership level and structure. Setting up an antenna company is quite clever. It can provide more capital to Sprint indirectly in conjunction to the Australian firm or to a new T-Mobile entity including Sprint (it can reduce debt if needed for a deal). If the T-Mobile deal goes through it could buy more share (via treasury stock for more capital or market). It will cost lots of money to build out a nation-wide network, 5G, and merger two firms/networks. This increase in money runs up against DT being able to claim T-Mobile as a whole owned subsidiary, yet without an increase in funds the opportunity to beat the duo could slip away. I also agree that a merger has a lot of risks. It will have to go through all the dealmaking steps before we would know if it is viable. If making the total deal takes too long, the underlying assumptions could also change. Fascinating to watch. ::popcorn::
  22. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    According to this egos are the issue, but still 75% - 80% likely for a signed deal. Then the various other steps would be needed after that (Anti-Trust, FCC frequencies/handset/coverage conditions, and anything else). http://www.lightreading.com/mobile/4g-lte/source-egos-cloud-sprint-t-mobile-talks/d/d-id/737761?
  23. Should have posted this a while back: https://www.shentel.com/news/2017/october/ntelos merger completed The key item is the amount of work completed a full quarter ahead of schedule: "Shentel committed $240 million for the initial network upgrade and coverage expansion. As of September 30, Shentel has upgraded 854 sites to 4G LTE, added 800 MHz coverage and capacity; decommissioned 99 overlapping sites; and added 2.5GHz capacity to 197 sites. As planned, Shentel will have built 60% of the 220 additional coverage sites in West Virginia and southern Virginia by year end 2017, with the remaining 40% to be built in 2018. By the end of 2018, Shentel will have the largest 4G LTE wireless coverage area in its West Virginia and southern Virginia Affiliate area." "The Company is pleased to have migrated approximately 65% of the prepaid and 73% of the postpaid former nTelos customers to Sprint, while at the same time having rebuilt the entire acquired network." It is almost true that they have upgraded the entire nTelos network. They are continuing with extensive work in the April 2017 expansion area which covers Marietta OH, Parkersburg WV, Gallipolis OH, Portsmouth OH, which you guys can look at or report here if your are a sponsor (donate the cost of a typical lunch to become one): and also some here (look at the bottom of the map: