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  1. Are there truly that many folks that use Verizon roaming on Sprint?! In my 13 year run with Sprint I've semi successfully made two calls on Verizon roaming and one was in a basement and that call dropped, and the other was in a super small town upstate NY and that call kept failing. I just don't see the need for it anymore, if your constantly in a fringe area that ends up roaming on V, you should probably just switch to Verizon or whoever covers those places.
  2. So wrong! but this kinda explains why I barely need upload bandwidth while speaking to my girl
  3. That's the thing, it's the opposite where I visit. The places I visit could have had volte a long time ago. Also, the other 3 players didn't have the same level of 3G voice Sprint had unfortunately, especially Tmobile, they didn't have as good of voice coverage to match.
  4. I do not think that would make much sense from there standpoint. Would be an amazing perk, but unrealistic.
  5. As expected. New plans are now official.. http://newsroom.sprint.com/sprints-industry-leading-unlimited-plans-just-got-even-better-new-unlimited-plans-include-features-customers-love-for-best-price.htm
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Unfortunately, there are scenarios where none of those are an option. Also, allocating 20mhz out of the combined Sprint+Tmobile would have minimal impact on the grand scheme of things to their spectral bottom line. Plus none of those other devices are able to broadcast a WiFi signal from a relay.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    For Sprint alone, it might not make a ton of sense to deploy fixed services because you will potentially cannibalize your spectrum. But Sprint+Tmobile will have quite a bit of spectrum to go around.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    That's exactly my point. They already mentioned a 5G MagicBox. Since it does indeed broadcast Wifi as well. Once you have 2 or 3 million of these in the wild, you could potentially add fixed wireless services to your arsenal.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Every carrier has dead zones unfortunately. Also, your experience most definirely does not reflect everyone else's. There are a couple of building in midtown that I visit that are like a fortresses, only 1x800 work on Sprint Tmobile and Att are completely dead and V can only make 3G calls, Plopped a MB now it covers two of the floors with perfect B41 signal.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    It would be pretty dumb for the "new tmobile" to not adopt the MB. Since they could potentially even add other spectrum to broadcast, like MMWAVE..
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    Network Vision/LTE - Boston Market (all of Massachusetts)

    Cant see the image looks like permissions or something.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Sprint does not need to be ultra competitive in every single market to be successful. They just need to be the fastest in the big cities (which they can achieve in almost no time considering they have all the building blocks in place) All the other carriers are running on ALL CYLINDERS, while Sprint has tons and tons of headroom. (4x4MIMO, Massive MIMO, 4xCA, 5xCA etc) If Sprint went balls to the wall starting TODAY in most major cities, they would easily match or surpass the competition. But unfortunately, that will not bold well for their pity tour in congress. You know "funding" is a huuuge issue, also, why would they do that at this stage in the game? It would take YEARS to build up customer base to a substantial level where Softbank is comfortable.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    We are gonna have to agree to disagree at this point. Also FYI I don't know of any location where Sprint only has 5mhz of B26. Typically they have over 10Mhz nationwide on average, which covers upstream downstream and guard band. At the end of the day, Tmobile will end up deploying 5x5 and 10x10 on average.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    If Sprint kept its capex at its current level for the next two or three quarters (highly unlikely at this point) they would be perfectly fine and in a good position to launch 5G in a big way.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I think your way too hung up on the whole 600mhz thing. Just ask any Tmobile or Sprint user how "amazing" band 12 or 26 was after being deployed. In most applications its more of a "Hey we can finally hang onto LTE so your VoLTE can work and see less 3G" and while I do believe having that low band spectrum has its place (especially in more rural situations) Its cost does not outway its benefits unfortunately especially coming from Sprint. For Tmobile, it was a no brainier, simply because they truly lacked spectrum, not because they saw it as this huge technical advancement over their other holdings. Now if somehow they could have secured 60Mhz+ of 600mhz, I would have been singing a different tune.
  16. So your connecting to sites with B25 only? or 3G? At this point it must be rare for macro sites to not broadcast B26 (not counting GMO or small cell)
  17. Almost all sites have B26, they can just disable VoLTE on sites that are still waiting on IBEZ.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Ha! At this point it seems they aren't far from it.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    My use of the word "fighting" was figuratively speaking. Maybe a better suited word would have been challenges. I think the use of the word fighting for me comes from the massive roadblocks Sprint has experienced over the last decade or so. From ibez, to huawei issues, NIMBY, Wimax etc.. Sprint just can't seem to catch a damn break.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Adding another 5x5 swath of spectrum that a tiny portion of your users can take advantage of for years makes no sense. Sprint can barely walk and chew gun at the same time. Why delay or slow down deployment of B41 to deploy spectrum that will be congested almost instantly. The cost of purchasing and deploying 600mhz will end up costing upwards of 10billion dollars. I'd way rather see that 10billion be spent on forward thinking established B41 than 600mhz.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    The key word is "compensation" T-mobile has gone the extra mile to speed the process up. Sprint is in no position to spend more for these types scenarios.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    So you believe Sprint had the finances to create a new ecosystem of devices, fight TV stations occupying the spectrum (This sounds all too familiar *cough*cough...800Mhz) and deploy new sites with 600Mhz capability at a reasonable rate to see a return on that investment anytime soon? All this, knowing you were gonna have to split all that spectrum with the likes of ATT and Tmobile, meaning you would end up with an average of no more than 10-15mhz of 600Mhz. Also, with talks of the merger with T-mobile, them being 100% committed to the auction out of pure need. The fact is, if Sprint would have commited the proper amount of Capex last year and year before like they are this year, they would have completed B41 deployment on almost all macro sites and they could have devoted more time in expanding and densifying. But now, they have to do both at the same time, which is easier said than done.
  23. Makes some sense, but they could also eventually make these 5G as well..
  24. I would think they would stay considering very little benefit to switch them to AWS, especially since these can hit over 200mbs under ideal conditions.
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