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  • Birthday 06/20/1983

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    Nexus 5X, Nexus S (retired), Hydro Icon [Sprint MVNO] Moto E [Sprint MVNO]
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  1. Mobile hotspot in Extended LTE

    Years ago when my parents had a mobile broadband router (3G), they somehow managed to rack up a ton of roaming usage one month. I then changed it to home only and they never had another problem. The letter basically says cut it out or your service will be dropped. Fortunately they got a warning first before a letter of termination of service.
  2. The strange thing here is that Cleveland on what I believe is the "typical" B26 EARFCN which is 8763, and I've also been told that 3x3 is here to stay until further notice. Our CDMA Channel is different being at 526. In our secondary IBEZ zone, 1x800 was initially 476 and was changed to 526 when B26 launched.
  3. The Magic Box 6 months later

    I have an inverter that has a built in watt meter, so I plugged my Gen 2 MB in to see what it pulls. It is pretty efficient. When it's fully configured and transmitting B41, it pulls about 10 watts. During setup when B41 is off, it pulls just 3 watts.
  4. Do you know if the carrier size is 3 or 5 MHz? Its 3 MHz in the Cleveland market IBEZ zones. B26 went live here back in the spring. Many sites within 20 miles or so of the Lake have the 0F northerly sector shut off. In some cases only one sector is live at a particular site. The strange thing is that many sites along the lakeshore have 0F active. Maybe it's to test interference to Canada without a potential network interruption if sectors need to be shut off?
  5. Network Vision/LTE - LA Metro Market

    All Sprint small cells found in the Ohio markets have had their Cascade ID posted at the site, so it makes singling it out a lot easier. They've all contained 90XS. For instance, a cascade ID for a small cell found in a Cleveland, OH area suburb is CL90XSB19. Obviously, the LA market prefix is different. Also, the signal is quite strong standing next to those things. I've achieved low -60s RSRP standing roughly 20 feet away from the pole.
  6. Network Vision/LTE - LA Metro Market

    Once upon a time, BSLs we're the actual site coordinates, but now a vast majority use what are called offsets. Triangulation with the BSL coordinates of all sectors is the only way to narrow down the approximate location. Also, BSLs are a CDMA technology feature. Small cells are LTE only. That's where site notes on SCP comes into play.
  7. Official Magic Box discussion thread

    So what EARFCNs have shown up so far? Mine is 39874
  8. The CDMA channel number in the engineering screen should tell you that. Here's a good resource to help figure out the frequency. http://niviuk.free.fr/cdma_band.php
  9. Which is why I am sooo thankful for the database file that you maintain . Adding CDMA site notes were too much of a hassle to add to my personal database file.
  10. Mini macros and small cells share the same GCI pool here. They all are intermixed. All of our small cells have a GCI ending of 01 only. All of them are relay backhaul, so fiber or other backhaul may yield different results if the small cell supports multiple carriers. All our mini macro Gci suffixes have been 31, 32, 33/39, 3A, 3B depending on the carrier.
  11. Motorola Google Nexus 6 Users Thread

    The final security patch for my Nexus 5 was like this (Dec 2016, I believe). It says up to date. I tried manually applying the update and it didn't work. The latest security patch still shown is November.
  12. I wish a SCP beta thread would be considered. I'm not really interested in digging through 30+ replies to something I'm not a part of.
  13. With Toledo now keeping track of network upgrades now, it's been found that many areas of the market now have a 10x10 MHz carrier for B25, and even some areas that have an additional 5x5 carrier for capacity. B26 has pretty much gone marketwide now too. blkkatana would probably have a better idea of what's around Lima. Not sure how well VZW is fairing in the unlimited game, but AT&T seems to be suffering terribly in parts of Northeast Ohio from my observation. I use an AT&T sim mostly for testing purposes. Lately, I've had to push the device to HSPA just to have uninterrupted music streaming. I'm very glad I've got Sprint now to be honest.
  14. Current Sprint PRLs

    Data roaming on vzw hasn't worked in my area for years; only voice calls work. Fortunately, I rarely roam now, but vzw data roaming does work when I travel to other regions. Whenever I get EVDO while getting a 1x roaming signal, it ends up being Sprint anyway when I check the EVDO engineering screen.
  15. Throwback Thursday S4GRU style

    Now there must be MOAR!! Ain't nobody got time for a lousy 3G forever site finally getting fired up with only 1900 LTE these days except for the die hards like myself