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  1. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Why would u think that sprint will dramatically reduce capex? Just continue to execute and people will move over to sprint. I am pretty sure this latest move by verizon with the GoUnlimited plan to limit video to 480p and 600 kbps for hotspot for base unlimited plan is driving people away from verizon. If sprint is truly expanding B41 to 3xCA with 4xCA and deploying massive small cells soon then eventually the root metrics will catch up. To assume that 3 carriers is the only answer is crazy. Tmobile themselves have demonstrated it can single handingly draw customers away from the big 2 with their net adds. Sprint just needs to copy those types of moves and offer deals to current customers. I think a 2 lines for $60 deal for 55+ years old would be a fantastic program to draw customers even though people will ise workarounds to sign up for it.
  2. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I am 100% against this merger. Sprint and Tmobile should remain separate to keep the competition at 4 players. If currently there were 7 semi major players in the wireless industry, I would agree with you that consolidation of a few more players would be beneficial for the industry due to LTE and 5G going forward requiring high amounts of spectrum bandwidths. However we are now down to 4 players which to me is already a good number to maintain nationally. Comparing how it looked in 2003 doesn't matter back then because we didn't have LTE that required at least 5x5 , 10x10, 20x20 MHz bandwidth. It would have sucked if we still have 7 major players in the 600 MHz auction with only 70 MHz available for purchase and each buying a nationwide 5x5 block of spectrum instead of fewer players buy a bigger chunk of spectrum to deploy larger bandwidths. Sprint needs to be worrying about getting itself into gear and try to deploy its B41 LTE in small cells and densify its network instead of looking for a bailout in Tmobile to save them.
  3. Well I think if existing customers want to take advantage of that why should they restrict that to new customers? I think those that are on the ED1500/SERO/Framily/Unlimited Freedom/etc should be allowed to take advantage of that. Trying to simplify the number of plans should be the goal.
  4. Boost Mobile now includes taxes and fees in their service plans just like Tmobile. I hope this comes to Sprint postpaid to compete with Tmobile. Just another way to align themselves together with Tmobile. I think with Taxes and Fees included and being the only carrier now that contains 1080p video streaming in their base service plan, hopefully that should draw more customers to Sprint. https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/8/16273586/boost-mobile-now-bundles-taxes-fees-in-service-plans
  5. T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    Good luck with that wish. Especially with Verizon capitulating to the 480p mess and AT&T following very soon I don't see that going away. To be honest, Tmobile can really use some folks on the 480p plan because until their 600 MHz LTE network is up and running as well as wide deployment of LTE-U/LAA, Tmobile doesn't have enough capacity to keep up the crazy 1080p streaming. What Netflix fee? Tmobile is not forcing anyone to switch plans to take advantage of this deal.
  6. I am hoping that Tmobile will be more consistent with their B71 LTE deployment so that it can be tracked more easily on SignalCheck.
  7. I would love if sprint can stand on its own and keep 4 national carriers. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  8. This is not the first time Google has done this and in fact Nestle took full advantage of the KitKat marketing to offer Android Play promotion codes. Who knows if sales of KitKat went up because of these promotions. Google will have not problem paying Nabisco to use the Oreo name.
  9. T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    B71 still has to be officially approved by the 3GPP next month so that it can be added to smartphones. Its a good start i guess but the 600 MHz LTE deployment available now is nothing to really rave about. The major metros wont be seeing 600 MHz LTE until 2019. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. Network Vision/LTE - LA Metro Market

    Any updates on small cell deployments? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. It seems like Charter is not interesting in doing a deal with Softbank so I guess the search continues. http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/charter-says-it-has-no-interest-acquiring-sprint
  12. Fantastic update to the SignalCheck Pro app. I know there has been a lot of changes between the different Android revisions which probably led to setbacks and just in the wireless industry in general with the addition of small cells, DAS, and mini macros and I appreciate all the time you have put in on your busy schedule to still carve out time to help us wireless enthusiasts discover LTE. Looking forward to seeing future updates especially with the upcoming addition of B71 (600 MHz) and curious to see if there is a way to track LTE-U updates on Tmobile with the engineering screens.
  13. Now that I think about it, I am glad that Sprint did not participate in the 600 MHz auction. It would have been a disaster and the rollout schedule for 600 MHz for Sprint would have been a huge crawl. I am glad that Tmobile was able to get the bulk of the 600 MHz spectrum since they had the least amount of spectrum of the major carriers and was able to help reach parity in low band spectrum with the big 2 carriers. Not to mention that Tmobile has been just fantastic when it comes to deploying new spectrum for LTE use. But in terms of whether what Tmobile is according to schedule the answer is Yes. There has always been areas that are not affected by 600 MHz and if Tmobile follows through with the strategy that you deploy 600 MHz whereever and whenever is ready regardless of market they will be in great shape in terms of expanding native coverage and providing overall better LTE coverage and speeds. Tmobile has come out and said that they want to cover more area in LTE with this low band spectrum.
  14. T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    Totally agreed. Why Sprint didn't just jump straight to 3xCA B41 LTE and begin deploying it is last year is beyond me. Why do incremental upgrades like that when they know they need to come out with a bang and provide as much capacity as possible. These interference issues with 800 MHz are just ridiculous and I am going to be mad if Tmobile is able to deploy 600 MHz LTE in Los Angeles before B26 LTE and that 600 MHz is scheduled to be cleared by mid 2019. If B26 LTE is not deployed by mid 2019 in Los Angeles it will literally be hopeless that it will ever happen.
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