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S4GRU last won the day on October 21

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  1. Down to the last week. This is usually when most of the entries come in. We are still not fully funded. Only $550 so far. Please support S4GRU and get your chance to win a new phone. Many of you asked for us to do an open phone promotion where the winner can select the phone. Now's your chance. Please donate and support today! We should be able to make double this time! I really want to be able to upgrade the phone. Thank you to all of you who have donated so far. Good luck! Robert
  2. Mobile hotspot in Extended LTE

    It's unlikely Sprint will show Native Roaming as a pseudo-native network on phone displays. It's likely to be shown as R on your display. Because Sprint would likely err on the side of a customer afraid to over use in a 'count as native' roaming area than to have them go hog wild and over indulge while roaming. Sprint allows certain roaming partners to count as native because they anticipate usage from the roaming partners customers on their network to be roughly equal to Sprint customers on theirs. If Sprint customers over use and throw off the ratios and Sprint starts having to overpay what they projected, they will reconsider. Similar to what happened with Verizon in Maine (and other places). Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  3. Yes, the existing shown coverage is Cellcom. I recently learned through a contact that Sprint is planning 5 or 6 UP sites. They have not yet been funded, but they are scouting sites. I wouldn't be surprised if they end up mostly on Protection Sites. Especially if they still have leases. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  4. I believe it will be located at the Downtown Clearwire Substantial Service Site. But it has not been formally sited yet. Just in early planning. It might not even be developed.
  5. I think your assumption is probably right. One site planned for now. Coverage will be good only right around that site. And spotty as you go away. But supposedly all new sites will be Triband from the outset. So 800 MHz will help with these one off sites.
  6. Sprint is planning a few sites in the Upper Peninsula. Nothing widespread or comprehensive. What is seen on Sensorly is roaming pollution. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  7. If the image link won't render, you should be left with a hyperlink. Or you can click this:. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CED5R2HV4HMBY
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Since we are asking questions...why are you concerned about 20Mbps being slow?
  11. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Click on the hyperlink for this license. Look at the Map tab and see where they actually have licenses in that broad area.
  12. T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    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.

    Depending on the version of Tapatalk, the ALL section will also show threads in the S4GRU Club.
  14. We have now brought in over $450 in donations for the raffle. About half funded. If you have not joined yet, please do so. We need to fund the raffle and increase the prize! Thanks for all of you have donated. I will probably not get the entries from the last week out for another few more days. Thanks! Robert