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  1. sprint network 2018 predictions

    Another interesting thing is that SoLINC is one of the only (maybe only) provider to migrate users to an all LTE network. They will have no legacy fallback whatsoever. VoLTE will be the voice technology from day one migrations from iDEN. Their map depicts what appears to be Sprint LTE partner coverage, so I wonder if LINC customers will be able to VoLTE roam on Sprint, or if they will end up using T-Mobile? Another giveaway that LINC has 0 intentions of working with Sprint are that they have co-located most of their urban sites on sites that contain Sprint equipment. They wouldn’t have done that if they intended to share resources. Their LTE network has been virtually deployed and every single LINC LTE site has some type of backup generator.
  2. sprint network 2018 predictions

    I’d invite you to do business with SoLINC sometime haha. They are very set in their ways and do business very differently than any other wireless provider I have dealt with. Their #1 priority is taking care of the power company workers and ensuring their PTT services are reliable throughout the coverage area. Their second priority is taking care of the business segment customers to generate a little ROI on the network they only run for the power company. They had ample opportunities to do business with NEXTEL, but refused every opportunity and were content with only signing a 1 way roaming contract. They are not known for being innovative, and certainly not competitive. They are a great company, I’ll give them that. But they are not in the business of expanding their service market. Even with this LTE build out, they are only attempting to replicate their existing iDEN network for a smooth transition. They aren’t beefing up backhaul and filling in service gaps. I am a bit nervous to transition over from iDEN myself, and I know their data plans are not going to be unlimited. Oh, and they solely using SONIM phones for now. No iPhones or anything of that sorts :/.
  3. sprint network 2018 predictions

    I’d be almost willing to guarantee that won’t happen. I know the people working on the SoLINC LTE network, and none of that is in their plans.
  4. sprint network 2018 predictions

    I have SouthernLINC and from my dealings with them and their network and business crew, i'd say thats not going to happen. Their first priority is the power crew, and second is to recoup some of the associated costs of the PTT LTE and iDEN network by allowing construction companies and other PTT critical users on the network. They have never marketed their network much to personal users and have also made it very clear that their new LTE network is not there to support data intensive apps, but rather "mission critical" applications such as PTT.
  5. sprint network 2018 predictions

    Sprint won’t be roaming on SoLINC with only 1.4MHz LTE carrier. Their interests are to serve the power company and their core clients they serve directly.
  6. sprint network 2018 predictions

    Sprint won’t be roaming on LINC. They did strike an agreement similar to the old iDEN roaming agreement where LINC subs can roam onto Sprint, but not vice versa.
  7. sprint network 2018 predictions

    Their LTE network is actually 1.4MHz. Using SouthernLINC has definitely let me understand why it’s a “Mission Critical” network. It’s not for streaming or entertainment purposes. From what I understand, Sprint will not be allowed to use it for roaming at all. There just isn’t the capacity to sustain them. Sprint just needs to do like T-Mobile and expand natively.
  8. Verizon EVDO roaming now?

    No. Verizon roaming agreement is definitely still valid.
  9. I think Southern LINC has less than 10MHz. I think the most they'd be able to do is a 3x3 MHz channel. They seem highly focused on making this a "mission critical" network. I'm glad Southern LINC is modernizing their network but their main purpose is still to support their power company employees and also their niche clientele. As far as Sprint in Alabama, I've not seen many improvements lately. The only recently thing I've noticed is that there is now AT&T LTE roaming in West Alabama capped at 128kbps. Voice is still Verizon CDMA. I have yet to see B41 also.
  10. Verizon EVDO roaming now?

    I've found roaming on AT&T B12 LTE in West Alabama, though EVDO still is available where LTE isn't.
  11. Well it's looking extremely unlikely that Southern Linc will be a roaming partner for Sprint to latch on to. My T-Mobile phone had no service in an area that only Southern Linc covers as well as Verizon and my S8 was able to catch Southern Linc's LTE info for a second. Looks like they are transmitting as MCC 312-720 and only a 1.4MHz block. 1.4MHz would only be enough to support their own subscribers at a very slowly rate. For their sake, I hope they increase it to 5+5MHz when it fully launches.
  12. Where is there any B41 coverage now? They need B41 desperately around Hoover and 280.. My speeds have been steadily decreasing whenever I return home, but all I see is B25 or B26.
  13. 1x Advanced deployment scheme

    Verizon being the only CDMA carrier right now with nationwide VoLTE seems to be able to handle it just fine. They have enabled it as default on accounts now and has a very low failure rate. T-Mobile and AT&T of course have the advantage because calls will fall back to their older HSPA networks. Sprint I hope can come up with a way to facilitate fall back to the 1x network when they implement VoLTE.
  14. I feel like the speeds around Hoover and Homewoos have dropped lately, especially around the summit on 280. I've had to take all but 2 of my lines to AT&T because of the vast amount of 3G outside of the metro.
  15. Verizon EVDO roaming now?

    For whatever reason, my phone roaming will have spotty 3G and bumping to 1X with no usable Verizon EVDO. However in all those same areas, I can force my Verizon Blackberry Classic down to only 1XEV and attain a stable connection and 1-2Mbit/s easily. Could it be how they interact when roaming, like is it scanning too much for the tiniest bit of Sprint (would make sense). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk