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  1. 11 points
    This is a cool looking Sprint small cell. Nice and compact. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 7 points
    Sprint has seriously gotten to work in the last few months eliminating the rest of the 3G-only sites. It should have happened years ago, but we're finally there.
  3. 7 points
    Just a few, what's the easiest way to select and post multiple pictures at once with Tapatalk? Sent from my LG-LS998 using Tapatalk
  4. 7 points
    Obviously they are keeping up. They are even getting ahead. Because the network speeds are improving still. If they weren't keeping up, it would be getting worse. Some are exploiting Sprint's weaknesses to promote a combined entity. I don't have a crystal ball, but neither do they. Sprint was supposed to go bankrupt 10x since Nextel. And here they are. I'd argue they are in better shape and better run now than ever. I'm not anti merger, necessarily. But I don't think Sprint will go under without it
  5. 7 points
  6. 7 points
    Cool to hear a Sprint exec specifically mention 5 channel carrier aggregation in Sprint's latest press release (second to last paragraph, if you're having trouble finding it). Down the line pretty far, I'm sure, but nice to see Sprint openly stocking the pipeline. http://newsroom.sprint.com/nationwide-data-speeds-up-33-year-on-year.htm
  7. 6 points
  8. 6 points
    Hey guys, Sprint’s coverage map received a big update today. USCC roaming is now extended! Additionally the map is now full screen. Native coverage now appears to be more accurate (at least in my market) as well as detailed. Take a peek and see for yourselves!
  9. 6 points
    http://coverage.sprint.com/ Coverage map has been updated. Sure seems like USCC is included with extended coverage and doesn't count against limits.
  10. 6 points
    This merger doesn't need to happen. Sprint is completely capable of being a competitive player in the marketplace without resorting to a merger with T-Mobile. I keep thinking back to AT&T which wanted to merge with T-Mobile... and very similar promises were made about how competition would be preserved. And then that Merger Document leaked and it was clear that the merger was BS. For the first time the letter pegs the cost of bringing AT&T's LTE coverage from 80% to 97% at $3.8 billion -- quite a cost difference from the $39 billion price tag on the T-Mobile deal. The push for 97% coverage apparently came from AT&T marketing, who was well aware that leaving LTE investment at 80% would leave them at a competitive disadvantage to Verizon. Marketing likely didn't want a repeat of the Luke Wilson map fiasco of a few years back, when Verizon made AT&T look foolish for poor 3G coverage. AT&T was willing to spend 10x the amount of money over a network build cost to knock T-Mobile as a competitor off the market. None of this needs to happen here. Sprint has to keep paying down its debt, which over time will free up additional funds for CapEx. Network improves, better customer experience means more customers which means more funds to pay down debt. Repeat. This is already happening and it's why Sprint isn't in a death spiral now. Here's what Sprint needs to do right now: 1) Fire leadership in the marketing department. Sprint's marketing message is inconsistent and incoherent. There's no real brand message/advantage with "1% difference". Sprint should be saying "Great service at a great price"... and deliver that. That's it. 2) Fire leadership in the website department. Sprint's website is a tangle of non-skinned legacy content mixed with skinned-over legacy content. One crappy retail store might affect a subset of people, but a crappy website affects everyone visiting it. Sprint needs a "Tiger Team" to fix this pronto. 3) Sign national deals for Magic Box with major retailers: CVS/Walgreens, Safeway, Target, etc. Place Magic Boxes in every qualifying address/location. Put a sticker on the entrance which says Sprint Magic Box. Make it clear that people will have coverage when they go in the store. More time in the store means more money spent in the store. This should be obvious to the retail partners. 4) Stand up a new profitable division: The Event Coverage Group. This group would have a page on the Sprint website through which event organizers could request COWS/COLTS or perhaps one day "Flying Magic Boxes". Sprint would profit from doing this by charging for the coverage. When the Sprint crews go to events, they need to bring Sprint Branding with them. If it's a music event, get the TIDAL team there. This is branding. This is effective brand messaging. This is exposure. This merger doesn't need to happen for Sprint to succeed in the long run as a viable competitor. Ultimately, the joke will be on us in the form of higher prices if it goes through IMHO.
  11. 5 points
    This is actually huge news for when I go to visit family in Eastern NC now. It also looks like they finally got around to updating Upstate NY. Most of the interstates show LTE now.
  12. 5 points
    It's also called an Airave not airwave. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  13. 4 points
  14. 4 points
    I think you're absolutely right about that. The Mini Macros did help some but what's really needed are 8T8R builds/upgrades or Massive MIMO to be deployed next year. The population density of DC has increased substantially with all the new construction and these 2CA Mini Macros that they've deployed can't get ahead with the traffic demand. I hope Mobilitie is one of those bids too! I believe Sprint's last major announcement about DC's network was for Inauguration Day earlier this year: http://newsroom.sprint.com/sprints-dc-network-ready-to-support-great-american-tradition-presidential-inauguration.htm https://www.rcrwireless.com/20170113/carriers/carriers-network-infrastructure-inauguration-day-tag17 I was up in Downtown Bethesda and Northern Bethesda this past weekend visiting some family I have up there. I have the "Baseline Data Experience" enabled in the RootMetrics Coverage Map App for iOS and I also ran some Speed Tests in the App in area hexes that were reported as 3G (Orange), hexes which didn't have any reports at all, and hexes which had slow LTE reported previously. I was pleasantly surprised at the speeds I saw! I was hitting upwards of 70-80 Mbps for download and 10 Mbps upload. Just doing my part to knock out those Orange Hexes when I can!
  15. 4 points
    They do! Paintsville's site now has B41, B25, & B26! Allen and Prestonsburg have B25. The Pikeville site was still 3G as of last Thursday, I'm heading there tomorrow morning. Curious to see if it changed over the weekend to LTE or the map is just incorrect. And yes, these 4 sites were previous Horizon PCS (Out of Chillicothe Ohio) installations. I am really loving my Sprint situation in East Ky. I have B41 in town, and good Extended LTE via Appalachian Wireless Band 12 pretty much everywhere else.
  16. 4 points
    Tested CP(beta) on an S8. IMHO works better than expected. Only really tested the receiving end (was listening to the movie hotline while driving out in the country, where LTE is marginal), so not sure if the opposite party would have heard me as well as I heard them. What is a bit iffy is the WiFi Calling handover where I tested it. Seems that the building you are in and connected to WiFi must have pretty good overlap of LTE and WiFi. So, if inside your building, LTE is weak or nonexistant, it won't usually handover in either direction. But, I was able to coax some handovers by finding areas with good overlap. Will run a test at home, where I have a -38db LTE signal from tower in my backyard. Vs. Verizon Advanced Calling 2.0 I would say that VZW will drop an VoLTE call very quickly, but Sprint will tolerate more LTE signal gap before dropping. At one point, I heard a CP call hang on through about 5 seconds of silence in a weak signal area, then it came back just fine. VZW will drop in that situation.
  17. 4 points
    Tapatalk is working again....I don't use computers very often and just use mobile or tapatalk. Check about once a week with mobile browser but everyday with tapatalk and Tapatalk notifications. Calling plus worked great with my limited tests before I sold my g6. Highly recommend to test it out..... Sent from my PH-1 using Tapatalk
  18. 4 points
    It's really not that hard to use the mobile site... I don't get the reliance on Tapatalk. Yeah it's nice to have... but the forum existed without it before. Hopefully the next update can fix the compatibility issue.
  19. 3 points
    Looks like a new GCI range on Magic Boxes:
  20. 3 points
    Not sure if 256QAM and or 4X4 MIMO are active, but I was able to get this speed test on my way home from work this afternoon. Sent from my LG-LS998 using Tapatalk
  21. 3 points
    Shows Cellcom LTE roaming in Northern WI.
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    This is a truncated list. Sprint has 99 markets. Washington is not the slowest. If the list continued and included other markets, you would see many more. So where Washington is on this list is not very meaningful. In fact, if the worst city is still pretty darn fast, I'd see it as a very good thing. Though some reference Sprint gloom and doom and broken promises, Sprint does keep improving. The service is better now than 2015, than 2013 and definitely better than 2011. I'd like things to be faster, sure. But it's fast enough in most instances. I know Sprint struggles in some markets, especially lack of B41 in many Ericsson markets. But it is not bad everywhere. Or even half of places. In the Seattle area, I actually run into less slow sites on Sprint than I do on Tmo. Sprint can survive on its own. But cell investors would do better without them.
  24. 3 points
    Nice phone so far, calling plus available out of the box. Sent from my PH-1 using Tapatalk
  25. 3 points
    I swear some how sprint is getting faster in NYC. First is at my desk at work on 33rd between Park and Madison, second is on 34th and Park.
  26. 3 points
    A lot of them used to be here. Remember the years of arguing with the people who'd freak out about every change to plans/limits, etc.? Many of the worst churned and went to T-Mobile. People that take more than their share ruin it for everyone. In this case 5GB seems pretty darn reasonable to me. Especially when you consider Sprint domestic roaming is limited to 100MB on most modern plans.
  27. 3 points
  28. 3 points
    TAPATALK BACK WORKING!!! I saw a new IP Board security update this morning. Installed it. I figured I would try reinstalling the old Tapatalk update from August with the new IPBoard update from today...and what do you know? It started working again! For those of you using Tapatalk, give it a whirl and let me know if it's working for you too! Robert
  29. 2 points
    There have been some network issues in the past couple of days affecting LTE connectivity. Could that have contributed or are you sure all of the issues are the device?
  30. 2 points
    Picked up two isims and my xl2 will be here Thursday.
  31. 2 points
    This is a great improvement in how the map displays full screen. Looks like a lot of areas are now more accurate. I do wish the colors had more contrast as you zoom in on an area but it is definitely a big improvement. Hope they continue to improve and densify their LTE coverage. Will be glad when it gets to my area and they fill in the remaining holes in Ohio.
  32. 2 points
    I went by a 3G-only site over the weekend that has a permit filed. Still 3G. (Checked this morning and the permit isn't granted yet for some reason.) Got my fingers crossed; it's one of the very last ones in the area. I'm incredibly pleased about US Cellular no longer counting as roaming, assuming that's true. That makes me significantly less likely to want to jump to T-Mobile if they ever get US Cellular roaming working. - Trip
  33. 2 points
    Well I guess this is the point where we finally switch to the Asus firmware....
  34. 2 points
    Just a few, many markets have 100% LTE now, at least at a site level, maybe not footprint wise (thinking of GMOs which may have a slightly more limited range). It is a huge improvement in numbers over even a few months ago.
  35. 2 points
    Looks like T-Mobile already has B71 up in some areas, even areas that I frequent up in the Northeast. The timeframe is pretty impressive! https://www.reddit.com/r/tmobile/comments/76m88t/b71_sighting_in_cheyenne_with_screenshots/
  36. 2 points
    Uplink CA enabled out of the box. Speed test on b41 please!!!
  37. 2 points
  38. 2 points
    I lucked out, was sold the store demo...unopened off course! Sent from my LG-LS998 using Tapatalk
  39. 2 points
    Called in 2 days ago and gotten my MB today.
  40. 2 points
    I see that too and I am on the sero plan. But they want a $25/mo fee for a 2 yr contract. EDIT: Just signed a 2 yr contract again for the lg v30+ for $450+tax+shipping = $490. If they start charging $25/mo on top, I'm out.
  41. 2 points
    Sprint is doing well on its own in my opinion. As long as it can pay down its debt and keep expanding its network over time, it doesn't matter to me what the other players are doing. This is a long game. Sprint has the spectrum advantage to win this.
  42. 2 points
    I ordered my V30+... Hope it ships out today.
  43. 2 points
    That was a legacy airave. Some people (myself included) were approved by the booster team to have 2 MBs or a MB and Airave 3, for use at multiple locations. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  44. 2 points
    The RJ45 is hardware disabled to prevent unauthorized tampering / access. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  45. 2 points
    I made an activity to get unread threads and when clicked takes you to the last unread post. Not sure if link will work but it did in incognito mode. http://s4gru.com/index.php?/discover/20/
  46. 2 points
    Those uploads! Could it mean that Sprint finally switch their download:upload ratio in NYC?
  47. 2 points
    Love my LG V30 with one exception, the second screen. I really miss it and I don't like the floating toolbar thing. Other than that, it's a GREAT phone and I highly recommend it. Will also be using for signal tracking as 600mhz spreads out in Wyoming/Southeastern Montana as well as Western North and South Dakota. I am located in Rapid City, SD, so I am right at the front door.
  48. 2 points
    Incoming ASP544. Identical functionality to 545 except a different (inferior) WIFi module.
  49. 2 points
    Glad to see we can use Tapatalk once again. Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
  50. 2 points
    Oreo beta coming soon Sent from my PH-1 using Tapatalk