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About mhammett

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  • Birthday 07/15/1982

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    Nexus 6
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    DeKalb, IL
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  1. mhammett

    Google voice integration going away June 1st

    Right, but that doesn't really address my questions (about Google Fi vs. Google Voice feature parity or Sprint rural partnerships).
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    Google voice integration going away June 1st

    How much of the current feature-set would one have if they just moved over to Google Fi? I assume that you would lose any of the roaming partnerships that Sprint has, for whatever those are worth. I'm not sure on the current functionality.
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    Google voice integration going away June 1st

    I'd like to figure out how closely I can replicate the existing Sprint - Google Voice full integration. I use it extensively. Send and receive SMS and phone calls from multiple devices including PC. Send MMS from multiple devices including PC. Make and receive calls with the standard phone functions on my primary number.
  4. mhammett

    Network Vision/LTE - Chicago Market

    Who cares what it looks like? I didn't know this was the Victoria Secret Fashion Show.
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    Network Vision/LTE - Chicago Market

    I drove by today and it was there. I didn't visually confirm the equipment on the tower, but all indications are that's where it is. There's a small cell EARFCN in the vicinity and I haven't figured out where that was. It could be at the Sprint store that's near there.
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    Network Vision/LTE - Chicago Market

    I misread the site. I thought it said that the last seen was in 2016, therefore assuming it was offline. It has the last seen in December, so likely I just haven't had CellMapper on when driving past there since then.
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    Network Vision/LTE - Chicago Market

    https://www.cellmapper.net/testmap/map/310/120/LTE?lat=41.954192385285396&lng=-88.73004913330078&z=15 Any thoughts on site 517309? There is a tower there with multiple carriers, but it's not a legacy site and doesn't appear to be an active Sprint site any longer.
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    My rambling's and things I find...

    Major APAC real estate and infrastructure investor partners with Softbank on US infrastructure. http://wirelessestimator.com/articles/2017/towercos-headed-for-some-stiff-competition-with-formation-of-lendlease-towers/
  9. mhammett

    The Magic Box 6 months later

    The ping time will approximately double because you're now going through two LTE links. LTE has a moderately high ping time.
  10. mhammett

    [Teaser] Life's Good with the V30

    This is even bigger news now that PR is basically destroyed and has to be rebuilt.
  11. mhammett

    My rambling's and things I find...

    Well, a new tactic might have worked. A Tweet to Guenther got me in touch with Sprint's VP, Network Engineering and Deployment. Hopefully I can get some traction there. Has Sprint changed their backhaul capacity at all? I believe it was last rumored that it was 1 gig to the tower. I've heard in some areas, some cell companies want an entire sheath of dark fiber. Post in a Premier thread if it's too sensitive for public consumption.
  12. Now that Android 7 includes EARFCN data in the API, what's the cheapest phone to get the most information out of each network? I'd like to get one phone each for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and US Cellular and then get the cheapest SIM card I can for them.
  13. mhammett

    My rambling's and things I find...

    I've been gathering information about MSCs and cores in my area, largely through carrier maps, building lists, etc. Most have registered switches with CLLIs, but often just searching that address will tell you what company has that facility.Some information is from property records, some from EPA records for generator fuel storage, some probably from old phone records, etc. It is geographically limited and by no means guaranteed to be complete within that. https://drive.google.com/open?id=15ZBWRVe5hVKfDLjsF3hbRCIj7sQ&usp=sharing Trying to get into the mobile backhaul game, so figuring out where to go. If anyone has leads on doing business with the carriers, let me know.
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    My rambling's and things I find...

    Is there a map of the MSCs and cores? I know one can get a list of MSCs from the maps and one can then do some research to actually find them. I know there's a core in Chicago and IIRC, it's either in Chicago proper or Bridgeview, but that's from speculation based on prior testing work by Sprint.
  15. mhammett

    Motorola Google Nexus 6 Users Thread

    For frak's sake, stop moving individual posts into monster thrrads!