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#521 RSC405

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 11:16 PM

Today's the day WiMAX is scheduled to die nationwide at least for all non-protection sites :popcorn:


It appears to be dead here in Alamogordo NM. Could not get a connection. I do believe we were a protected site. Just wish we could get B26.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 11:31 PM

I asked a few weeks ago about protection sites, but never got a response, so that's why I was very specific in my wording. Some protection sites are still very far from deployed B41 areas. Nice to get some feedback on the issue :tu: I sympathize with you regarding B26 as I am in the same boat being inside the Canadian IBEZ .

#523 ttwiitch

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 06:07 AM

I found I needed to do a profile update. Then my phone would connect to B25 and B41 again.

She has an iPhone. How do I do that for her?
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Posted 01 April 2016 - 08:09 AM

##UPDATE#



#525 MikeCortez

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 10:48 AM

Can someone explains what happens now that WiMAX has been shutdown? Within the last half hour here at my house I no longer see Clearwire B41 in SignalCheck but now Sprint 412 with the same GCI that I saw for Clearwire B41 yesterday. Was this to be expected with the shutdown?



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Posted 01 April 2016 - 10:53 AM

Can someone explains what happens now that WiMAX has been shutdown? Within the last half hour here at my house I no longer see Clearwire B41 in SignalCheck but now Sprint 412 with the same GCI that I saw for Clearwire B41 yesterday. Was this to be expected with the shutdown?

 

Now that WiMAX has been shutdown, Sprint can fire up LTE and Carrier Aggregation on its capable Clearwire Gear. As for the legacy WiMAX gear (single mode), it can finally remove it from these sites and either replace the equipment with all new LTE gear or unload the site from the roster entirely if no longer needed.



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Posted 01 April 2016 - 10:59 AM

I am now having less b41 connections where normally I would have either Clear or Sprint b41. It's not everywhere but in a hand full of places. I updated my prl n everything else. I strongly believe some b41 went down too. I'm seeing more Sprint b41 but many places fell back to b25. Like I stated before, even my wife at work that had LTE, now has 1x. She updated and now it switches between 3G n 1x...but never again LTE.

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#528 MikeCortez

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 11:04 AM

I am now having less b41 connections where normally I would have either Clear or Sprint b41. It's not everywhere but in a hand full of places. I updated my prl n everything else. I strongly believe some b41 went down too. I'm seeing more Sprint b41 but many places fell back to b25. Like I stated before, even my wife at work that had LTE, now has 1x. She updated and now it switches between 3G n 1x...but never again LTE.

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When was the shutdown scheduled for your area? Mine was yesterday. I should have elaborated that my signal has been jumping around from SprintB41 to SprintB412 to even SprintB252. So if I had to guess there has to be some additional optimization if the Clearwire gear can now broadcast b41.



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Posted 01 April 2016 - 11:06 AM

When was the shutdown scheduled for your area? Mine was yesterday. I should have elaborated that my signal has been jumping around from SprintB41 to SprintB412 to even SprintB252. So if I had to guess there has to be some additional optimization if the Clearwire gear can now broadcast b41.

Yesterday too, Miami FL.

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 11:22 AM

Would all users see an immediate benefit from the shutdown? Even those of us who do not yet have a capable device for carrier aggregation on b41?



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Posted 01 April 2016 - 12:49 PM

Usually what happens is that they will now have the ability to turn on the second carrier on those sites that didn't have them. As long as the clear equipment is capable in your region, you will see them fire it up on all sites in the coming weeks.

Average speeds went up 10 folds in NYC after the wimax shutdown.

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 12:49 PM

Would all users see an immediate benefit from the shutdown? Even those of us who do not yet have a capable device for carrier aggregation on b41?


Yes due to a great capacity increase (this will be evident over the next few weeks)

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 12:52 PM

Usually what happens is that they will now have the ability to turn on the second carrier on those sites that didn't have them. As long as the clear equipment is capable in your region, you will see them fire it up on all sites in the coming weeks.
Average speeds went up 10 folds in NYC after the wimax shutdown.


But give it a couple weeks to see all the improvements.

#534 MikeCortez

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 01:09 PM

But give it a couple weeks to see all the improvements.

 

So what did the average speeds go up to in NYC? And non CA phones saw benefits as well right? I'm trying to hold out on upgrading to a new device.



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Posted 01 April 2016 - 01:56 PM

So what did the average speeds go up to in NYC? And non CA phones saw benefits as well right? I'm trying to hold out on upgrading to a new device.

Speeds became extremely slow in NYC, sub 1mb. After second carrier came online non CA devices speeds went up to 15-20mbs average and CA devices 25-40mbs average.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:24 AM

Topeka protection sites are still up, but I've been getting authentication errors for over a week and can't connect even though there's signal.



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Posted 17 April 2016 - 05:16 PM

Topeka protection sites are still up, but I've been getting authentication errors for over a week and can't connect even though there's signal.

well it's shut down then





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