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  1. 5 points
    Verizon and At&t didnt participate in the 600 auction because they have plenty of low band to go around. Verizon has 1-2 layers of lowband b13 and b5. Att has 2-3 layers b5, b12/17 and b14. Sprint needed that lowband and would have drastically improved coverage and capacity for lowband. 3-5mhz of b26 that it's not even aggregated is not going to cut it. Sprint has lied before. Where is Gigabit LTE that they announced 16 months ago that was supposed to launch in 2017??? Why is Sprint all of a sudden really quiet about 4xCA that was supposed to launch?? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  2. 2 points
    One thing I wish that you could do with an iPhone is set the band priority.
  3. 2 points
    This isn't true. The models are defined by the modem inside Qualcomm or Intel. The Qualcomm modem is used only for Verizon and Sprint phones. The Intel modem lacks CDMA completely. The SIM is simply the card that tells the modem what network it is on. You can't pop in a Sprint SIM card into the T-Mobile iPhone X and have it work on CDMA.
  4. 2 points
    Don't forget VoLTE. That was promised and continually delayed also.
  5. 2 points
    Not much time yet on carrier 32.5.38 (public iOS 12) But LTE performance appears stronger. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 1 point
    Sadly I jinxed myself I think. Ten minutes after sending that post. My X was on 3g :-( Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 1 point
    That’s become very clear over time. Flashback to November 2017: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sprint-corp-network/sprint-to-accelerate-network-investment-ceo-says-idUSKBN1D82P2 https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/softbank-s-son-doubling-down-sprint-will-triple-capex-to-6b-medium-term Sigh...
  8. 1 point
    I agree with you and I had hoped that they would have participated in the 600MHz auction. I am glad they are merging with T-Mobile.
  9. 1 point
    Once again 4x4 MIMO, 256qam was supposed to happened last year...so. Massive MIMO from what we seen on the charts that Marcelo presented in court will be extremely limited. They can say we will deploy thousands but how many? 3-5 thousand? Sprint made a statement earlier in the year that they would have nationwide 5G by the beginning of the second half of 2019. That map says that was a flat out lie. Just because Sprint says it doesn’t mean that they will follow through every time. They will say anything to keep shareholders happy as would any company. B41 is not the end all solution because it is not viable indoors even with HPUE. The magic box as great as it is can’t be the solution because latency is too high. Small cells still have many battleground states where people don’t want it to happen. Two low band layers with 10-25mhz of capacity would have been the rural and indoor solution.
  10. 1 point
    I thought the FCC approved EBS to change to move away from radius and go per county as well.
  11. 1 point
    Hopefully the LTE connectivity is a lot better than the 11.4 update.
  12. 1 point
    This merger is pretty much approved in my opinion. ATT and Verizon are making moves on their data plans which indicate this. Verizon got three plans: Go unlimited 80/mo with only 480P video Beyond unlimited 90/mo (720P video) Above unlimited 100 dollars/mo And if you want 1080P video you need to chime in 10 dollars extra Meanwhile, ATT is forcing unlimited users to buy skinny TV bundled plans. Once the merger is approved I think Verizon will raise the price of their Beyond and Above unlimited plans...... because of 5G.
  13. 1 point
    Basically. The CDMA model uses a Qualcomm modem whereas the GSM model uses an Intel modem, therefore no CDMA support. -Anthony
  14. 1 point
    So the CFO lied?: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-cfo-robbiati-600-mhz-spectrum-past “We did not participate in the 600 MHz (auction) not because we didn’t have money at the time, or we were under-resourced for it,” he said. “It is simply spectrum that is spectrum of the past. The world is moving toward high-capacity wireless data networks, and in that world the best and most efficient spectrum that is needed for that… is mid-band spectrum, the spectrum that we have, the 2.5 GHz spectrum.” Robbiati also noted that the TV broadcasters’ airwaves currently up for grabs may not be available for several years. The FCC has issued a 39-month repacking plan for that spectrum, enabling the broadcasters to move to other airwaves while their former spectrum is reshuffled for wireless use. “Why invest in 600 MHz spectrum if that spectrum doesn’t really cater for the future, and also it’s spectrum you cannot deploy for four years?” Robbiati asked rhetorically. “And it doesn’t have an ecosystem in support as widespread as 2.5 spectrum, which is the largest ecosystem in the world.”
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