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    Neverending Jingle (Shoot me now, please)
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    I'm here to put ice water on the creeping into negativity. No more feelings. Stick to facts, and stop picking a fight with everyone who has a different opinion than you. If people who have a Pro Sprint opinion can't voice them here without being bludgeoned, where can they go? S4GRU will be much more heavily moderating as necessary. We are not here to host all your Sprint complaints. Lots of places for you to go post your Sprint negativity. Effective immediately. Robert
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    I'm here to put ice water on the creeping into negativity. No more feelings. Stick to facts, and stop picking a fight with everyone who has a different opinion than you. If people who have a Pro Sprint opinion can't voice them here without being bludgeoned, where can they go? S4GRU will be much more heavily moderating as necessary. We are not here to host all your Sprint complaints. Lots of places for you to go post your Sprint negativity. Effective immediately. Robert
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    The fact that it seems Neville (as much as folks here loved to slam him) gets stuff done and delivered. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Actually compared to Verizon and AT&T the new company will be relatively light on debt. I think about $68B in debt compared to Verizon's $117B and AT&T's 150B.
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    I'm so curious to see what happens. Obviously it's going to take a year before they make any decision on the merger. Sent from my Moto Z3 Play using Tapatalk
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    1.9 "evdo spacing" not 1.9 LTE spacing, the hope was that 800 LTE (still don't see the point of 600Mhz for Sprint due to monetary limitations) would be comparable to 1.9 edvo (mostly is). Small cell legislation is happening now, and Mobilitie has finally got there sh*t together, and you better believe that the "new T-mobile" will take complete advantage of that.
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    You do realize that Tmobile has massive debt right? and now they're about to tack on Sprint's debt. This venture will not be easy no matter how you slice it. Your not taking into account the amount of time it takes to deploy newly built sites(adding 600Mhz to existing sites would not be enough, since 800Mhz has mostly proved that). If Sprint had 600Mhz years ago, your strategy would make a bit more sense. Small cell would not be such a big part of the equation and a couple of macro sites would make more of a difference. But with 2.5, site density is key, so small cells make all the sense in the world, so I understood the Mobilitie strategy. Unfortunately, lack of small cell legislation, NIMBY in combination with sloppy Mobilitie work, made that plan drag out more than it should of.
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    Clickable: http://spectrummobile.com
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    I agree. Sprint users will gain the most from this merger in the ways of better coverage and more consistent speeds. Brand loyalty especially with these carriers is just not worth it most of the time cause they owe us nothing. If you’re not liking the quality of service or whatever, switch and go to a carrier that’s going to work for your needs. There’s no use in just settling just because you’re rooting for the underdog and stuff.
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    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.
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    I think that the timetable was accelerated by Verizon's sunsetting of CDMA which Sprint depends on for roaming.
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    Masayoshi Son wanted to merge with T-Mobile from the get go. He had no desire to invest further in Sprint.
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    It’s supposed to happen this fall. https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-expects-to-deploy-volte-fall https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-still-track-volte-despite-roaming-agreement-t-mobile Truth is, you wouldn’t want to have VoLTE before the Network is ready for it. Better to have more reliable CDMA. As for why the network wasn’t ready for VoLTE for so long, limited Capex and other related factors probably explain it. Perhaps the 800 MHz rebanding issue as well.
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    Because they are reserving some spectrum for 5G. 3xCA is plenty if deployed everywhere. Let them deploy 4x4 MIMO, 256QAM and then Massive MIMO first augmented by small cells.
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    He mislead. They technically could have spent the money, but then they would have been screwed for resouces to deploy it and 2.5. They dont lie, they highlight what they want to. It is all sales.
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    What does nationwide mean to you? I said in my previous comment that nationwide is used in two contexts, in terms of covering most cities and suburbs and also referring to blanket coverage. If Sprint covers most cities and suburbs, effectively covering most of the population, by all accounts of how the word "nationwide" has been used in the past, Sprint would have a nationwide 5G network. Sprint never claimed they'd offer any amount of blanket 5G coverage over 2.5GHz, so where are you getting this expectation from? T-Mobile's 600MHz deployment has happened in rural areas mostly and is still waiting in urban areas across the country. That map that they are showing for 5G coverage in their FCC filing is in 2024, not 2019. So while they are deploying quickly in areas that they can, they are still playing the waiting game like Sprint is in other areas. Verizon didn't participate and AT&T barely participated in the 600MHz auction. Why? Because it's not worth it to spend billions on a spectrum that has very little net benefit to consumers. That's why they keep calling it spectrum of the past. If Sprint had bid against T-Mobile they'd likely end up with even smaller broken up chunks of 600MHz in fewer places which would have made it even less practical to own any.
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    600Mhz has not being cleared for the major metro areas and won't for a little while. T-Mobile has done a remarkable job deploying 600Mhz where it has been cleared.
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    It was for lack of money. Sprint has not had money for 13 years now.
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    There’s two Model Numbers: https://www.apple.com/iphone-x/specs/ Cellular and Wireless Model A1865* FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66) TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41) TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A) CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900, 2100 MHz) UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz) GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) Model A1901* Model A1901 does not support CDMA networks, such as those used by Verizon and Sprint. FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66) TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41) UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz) GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) All models 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology NFC with reader mode
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    The iPhone X only has one model. With sim, different features and turned on and off. Therefore I think this next gen will be just fine as I assume Tmo will provide updated sims or firmware will be pushed to Sprint people for VoLTE and vice versa to Tmo people to acces B41.
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    Once again, it's the same information with a different tone. In the context of mmWave being the standard spectrum for deployment of high speed 5G services, yes Sprint's 2.5GHz is lowband. 2.5GHz can be deployed throughout urban and suburban areas in a cost effective manner while still providing the gigabit speeds you see from mmWave. mmWave in itself is not a practical way to deliver 5G services to anywhere outside of dense urban areas and even T-Mobile acknowledges that. You can see in the filing that the areas where they expect to match Sprint in high speed 5G are pathetically small compared to Sprint. To these points, the term nationwide in used in two contexts, blanket coverage and covering cities across the country. If you expected Sprint to offer blanket coverage over 2.5GHz, I don't know where you got that idea. Neither T-Mobile, nor Verizon, nor AT&T offer blanket LTE coverage over their midband holdings. Sure they cover a lot of the country but it's mostly due to their 700MHz and 850MHz holdings. And while 600MHz offers great coverage, the speed it produces will be similar to LTE. Because of this, I'd say it isn't unfair to call 600MHz the spectrum of the past. In use it resembles LTE more than it embodies the high speeds that we expect from 5G. I really don't understand why you're railing hard against Sprint and 2.5GHz when T-Mobile has expressed even more doubts about how well its 600MHz will be for 5G. They spent billions on what's only barely faster LTE. TL;DR Sprint alone will have great speeds but not great coverage. T-Mobile alone will have great coverage but not great speeds. Neither of these is new information and isn't a change in tune from what we heard previously.
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    They are not saying two different things. They are saying two different parts of the same story. Combs: we are investing 5-7 billion in out network for the next two years. Marcelo: we are but it will not likily change the overall market and we wont gain significant scale out of the investment. Combs: we are building a a 5g network with deep spectrum assets. Marcelo: yes we are, but it will be limited geographically to major metros and it wont penetrate buildings for crap. See? Same story, just different parts.
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    Also we really need to stop acting like what is being said is new information. Marcelo says Sprint is going to need to spend $20-25 Billion over the next 4 years to build out 5G coverage to urban and suburban areas. Sprint already said they plan on spending $5-6Billion in capex per year going forward. Marcelo said Sprint doesn't have the spectrum to deploy 5G across its entire footprint and will be forced to stay within urban centers and their suburbs. We already knew that given how 2.5GHz propagates and that 5G deployment at least initially would focus on areas that would provide the largest return on investment. The only thing new is the that Marcelo is saying that he thinks this increased investment won't be enough to take on Verizon and AT&T. The information hasn't changed, only the tone. The change in tone is simply to sell the merger as a necessity.
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