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  1. I drove all the way from Boston, MA to Easton, PA and encountered only a few 3G areas along the way. They were mostly areas with just poor service in general. There was only one area I found in Connecticut where I had a strong 3G signal with no LTE. In Easton with 2xCA from a mini macro pulling about 30Mbps in the middle of the day. When I was in Bethlehem, PA visiting my friend's family, I had 3xCA from a Sprint 8T8R site and I was getting up to 74Mbps.
  2. RT @DaRealNiecey: MR.WEST is in the building https://t.co/y546FLbU1v

  3. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    You literally said #2 carrier ahead of AT&T. They're #2 not because of network metrics but because of the amount of subscribers they have. Nationally, they're still ranked last in terms of overall network performance because despite their square milage, they still lack in call and text reliability. There is zero doubt that they have one of, if not the fastest network in the country but that is far from the only metric to measure a network, even if it's the most important to you. All you have to do is look at the recent reddit thread that suggested T-Mobile might stop their program that gives people those Cellspots to see that a lot of people were ready to switch because the only thing keeping them on was that device giving them service indoors. At least we know Sprint is going all in on the Magic Boxes and they treat it as a part of their network instead of as just another device.
  4. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    This is a reach. AT&T and Verizon still have twice as many customers as T-Mobile and even if they added 2 Million customers per quarter it would take 8 years before they got to VZ and AT&T's current size, assuming VZW or AT&T don't have any growth at all. We can acknowledge T-Mobile's accomplishments without making it seem like they're nearly on par with the big two. In terms of data speed, sure. In terms of price, they're approaching it too. However, you won't be able to find the consistency of the duopoly's network nationwide on T-Mobile right now. That'll take quite a bit more infill sites. That's why given Sprint's "non-announcement" of 8K macro sites for expansion, I'm glad to see it's not a huge expansion because we know that they're going for reliability over square mileage.
  5. RT @memeprovider: the hill i wanna die on https://t.co/WCvMQNYTEG

  6. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Because as of right now it's still pretty high value with only one device that supports it and pretty much undeployed/unable to be deployed in many areas for another 2-3 years. I'm not suggesting that they should divest it, but it would likely be one of the first things on the chopping block.
  7. Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    Sprint is targeting businesses more heavily right now. A lot of Sprint stores got sent a first-gen MB as opposed to the new one so it wouldn't be affecting regular customers wanting to get one. The current shortage is mostly do to the sheer volume of customers and businesses that want them right now.
  8. Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    It looks like you're connected to a small cell. The range of it depends but you definitely could still be connected one even if your down the block. When Sprint first started activating small cells, I would connect to them up to a block and a half away from the corner it was spotted at. The ping also points to it being a small cell. Magic Boxes tend not to have pings that low. Macro sites in NYC are typically in the high 20's/low 30's and small cells tend to be low 20's in my experience.
  9. Airraves didn't count so I don't see why a Magic Box would.
  10. RT @SoAnxious_mp3: We dont know why your ass is famous either https://t.co/w93gZWftaR

  11. Network Vision/LTE - Boston Market (all of Massachusetts)

    I'm on Harvard Ave in Boston at my barbershop where inside I would get a weak Band 25 signal. I'm currently connected to a Band 41 Mini Macro. Ping of 29ms with speeds of 30 down and 13 up.
  12. We got some expansion maps and numbers courtesy of reddit!
  13. Hopefully this will shut some people up for a bit. I know we're waiting to see execution of this but Sprint is definitely more competent and on a better footing now than ever before. It seems like we get more exciting info from these side engagements than we do during the quarterly reports.
  14. RT @brendonSkolat: Beyoncé: *uses iPhone X facial recognition* iPhone X: https://t.co/8ao9moveCd


    The banner color change is already an improvement. It also looks cool on mobile since it changes the color of my notification bar.