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#2161 kineticman

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 12:20 PM

The legacy site that just won't stop. Downtown Baton Rouge legacy rebuild.  New single band antennas, new coax, and legacy cabinets moved from the roof to the sidewalk during the building construction.

 

Figured some of you would get a kick out of these.

 

 

 

Unbelievable that site is still untouched...

 

Good to see you around though!



#2162 JWMaloney

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 12:12 AM

MidCity getting some action... Need to start thinking about my next handset. Nexus 5 maybe?

With some B41, Carrier Aggregation on the new chips, plus the potential to do a 10x10 LTE in 1900, speeds around here could finally be coming together.

 

Don't hold your breath for a second PCS LTE carrier. Sprint is still happily using all of its non-G-block PCS spectrum for 3G:

 

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 09:47 PM

Don't hold your breath for a second PCS LTE carrier. Sprint is still happily using all of its non-G-block PCS spectrum for 3G:

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That would actually explain why when my LTE signal is wonky, I can so easily switch to 3g for better connectivity.
Alas...

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 06:39 AM

Can anyone provide me with some solid information about coverage, and data speeds in New Orleans. I'll be down for a couple of days after Christmas till after New years. Will mostly be in the French Quarter. Staying at the Marriott which charges for WiFi. So I'm hoping to hear more about that area.



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 09:33 AM

Can anyone provide me with some solid information about coverage, and data speeds in New Orleans. I'll be down for a couple of days after Christmas till after New years. Will mostly be in the French Quarter. Staying at the Marriott which charges for WiFi. So I'm hoping to hear more about that area.

 

Which Marriott? The one near the Convention Center is a block away from a B25/B26 macro site; the one on Canal St is facing a tri-band macro site with three band 41 carriers. You'll also see B25 on the French Quarter ODAS. You should definitely see usable data speeds.


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Posted 28 November 2016 - 09:45 AM

Which Marriott? The one near the Convention Center is a block away from a B25/B26 macro site; the one on Canal St is facing a tri-band macro site with three band 41 carriers. You'll also see B25 on the French Quarter ODAS. You should definitely see usable data speeds.

Its the one on Canal St so this sounds very good. Also cool to learn about the ODAS in the French Quarter, curious if phones will latch on to a week B41 signal over the ODAS that only broadcast B25. Seems like Sprint is only using 8 out of the 14 LTE capable Towers available at that time from Crown Castle. Hopefully that has changed as of now. Its been 3.5 years since that video came out. would be cool if they added B26 and B41



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 11:32 AM

Staying at the Marriott which charges for WiFi. So I'm hoping to hear more about that area.

The Marriott gives free wifi if you sign up for their Marriott rewards program before booking. You might be able to sign up and attach it to your booking after the fact and still get the free wifi.

You also get discounted rates on the rooms. Try logging into your account and switching to their member rate for the same room. It's stupid they do this, but since it's free to become a member, you may as well take advantage of it.

For a booking I have in Peru, they kept dropping the price over the course of a month or 2. I just kept changing my room and selecting the exact same one again to get the lower price. Saved a few hundred dollars.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:45 PM

Didn't really know where to throw this out, but going through Gonzales, la last night close to Tanger outlet I randomly did a speed test and got 71mbps download..I haven't ever gotten that..it was only right there on that area...did sprint upgrade a tower or something? Appreciate any response!

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:48 PM

Didn't really know where to throw this out, but going through Gonzales, la last night close to Tanger outlet I randomly did a speed test and got 71mbps download..I haven't ever gotten that..it was only right there on that area...did sprint upgrade a tower or something? Appreciate any response!


There are some B41 mini macros in the area.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:44 PM

I was wondering, when I look on signal lite it just says LTE but nothing extra..so I didn't know..

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:50 PM

I was wondering, when I look on signal lite it just says LTE but nothing extra..so I didn't know..

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I am not sure that Signal Check Lite does band identification, that might be limited to Signal Check Pro. You can always check your engineering screens to see what LTE band you are connected to.


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#2172 iruntrains

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:51 PM

I am not sure that Signal Check Lite does band identification, that might be limited to Signal Check Pro. You can always check your engineering screens to see what LTE band you are connected to.

It does normally...doubt know how to get to the engineering screen and how to use it..

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:10 PM

I was wondering, when I look on signal lite it just says LTE but nothing extra..so I didn't know..

 

SignalCheck can't properly identify the B41 mini macro sites in the area because they share GCI space with B26 sites. If the second hex digit from the right is a 3 or a 4 (e.g. 31, 3A, 42) then you're on band 41.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:11 PM

Cool deal thanks

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:32 PM

Did a speed test with my note 5 last night in New Orleans around the dental school and on band41.. I got 133 down and 6 up. That was with ookla speed test..I tried with sensorly but it would never get over 100 in the same spot.

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