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  1. LG V30

    Personally I think the 2CA uplink could be the cause of problems. They likely tested this under config 1, while we are now on config 2 with about 49.7 % slower uplinks.
  2. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    better explained in the additional source I forgot to list: https://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2017/10/softbank-joint-venture-acquire-8000-us-cell-towers It starts with rooftop leases from Sprint.
  3. LG V30

    CA or Calling Plus? If CA, which level did you have it set to previously?
  4. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-19/sprint-t-mobile-deal-announcement-is-said-to-likely-be-delayed and in case you missed it: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-parent-softbank-dives-into-u-s-tower-market-ahead-expected-t-mobile-tie-up https://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2017/10/softbank-joint-venture-acquire-8000-us-cell-towers The second one is likely the most important as it would free up capital for Sprint which could be used even if there was not a merger imo. It certainly could make Sprint's balance sheet look better in a merger.
  5. LG V30

    Maybe different hardware or driver revs? Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
  6. LG V30

    Here is to hoping these B41 and other LTE problems are mostly software issues which will be fixed in a firmware update. Likewise with the download speed drop while using calling plus -- Sansung S8+ users report no download speed drop. Wireless charging has often had a negative effect on reception. Don't know if anything can be done there. Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
  7. A lot of it is Cellcom, 3g only. Matches former Clearwire protection sites. Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
  8. If that is true, expect AT&T LTE limited to 3g speeds. Cellcomm or Verizon would still be used for phone calls. Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
  9. LG V30

    Hmmm Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
  10. Columbus has two 3g only sites left, both with 1900 and 800 rrhs. Shentel has 3g only gmo sites remaining in the area. Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
  11. LG V30

    How well does it work at sites that have special QAM / MIMO ? A speed test from any of these would be awesome! Thanks Sent from my LG-LS997 using Tapatalk
  12. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    iirc US Cellular leases most of its spectrum from King Partners. I believe they have been approached over the years about selling the spectrum and US Cellular, but they have no interest. Sprint did manage to peel some spectrum and sites away a few years ago.
  13. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    The Window of Opportunity concept refers to the time when it is best to invest and deliver on a new idea. Too early can be a waste of money (WiMAX in hindsight), too late leaves you with not much to gain (current). It will be quite expensive to build out 5g, which is what Verizon will do to differentiate themselves in the market and to justify a higher price. Could there be other windows of opportunity for Sprint beyond this possible merger? Yes, but Sprint will have to wait for another carrier to stumble and also Sprint would hopefully be able to pay off more debt beforehand so they would have the capital (or better access to it) to seize such a new opportunity. Will Sprint immediately die without a merger? No. Sprint could continue to grow but at a much slower pace, although it might also slowly decline. Sprint would likely continue to look for new partners. Vast additional sums of money would be needed to build out 5G in many major metropolitan markets in a significant fashion (ie noticeable on a daily basis by many people). Additional large sums are needed to make everyone aware of this (marketing).
  14. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    https://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2017/10/report-doj-staff-likely-oppose-t-mobile-sprint-merger Staff recommendations are not always accepted, but not good news for the pro merger camp.
  15. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I think it is just as likely that Softbank increases their investment in the merged company.
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