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  1. Paynefanbro

    Coverage Map updated 6/15/18

    Not at all. Sprint has added Extended LTE (roaming treated as native LTE) to their maps without an issue in the past. I think it just has to do with the Band 41 coverage map being wrong and ultimately misleading customers about LTE coverage for months now. Until they fix it, they probably shouldn't even bring back that layer of the maps. It's perfectly fine to have a single LTE layer since that is what every other carrier does.
  2. Paynefanbro

    3G Shutdown

    That might be an issue with your device or iPhones as a whole because my S9+ will drop down to Band 26 and hold onto a it until it's pretty much unusable.
  3. Paynefanbro

    3G Shutdown

    If Sprint got rid of EVDO today, I probably wouldn't notice it. 99% of the time my phone will go straight from LTE to 1x without dropping down to EVDO in areas with poor signal.
  4. Paynefanbro

    Coverage Map updated 6/15/18

    From the coverage map you can tell it's only one site which is the protection site. That one site might cover the entire city but it's not intended as everyday coverage. If you go indoors, that coverage is likely lost.
  5. Paynefanbro

    Coverage Map updated 6/15/18

    There is, it's just not a full buildout. It's likely only one site or a skeleton network that's there just to fulfill buildout requirements for Band 41.
  6. Paynefanbro

    Coverage Map updated 6/15/18

    Not to mention the LTE Plus layer was broken for months now so it might be easier to just get rid of it on the coverage map and maybe add it again later. Although I wouldn't be surprised to see them get rid of it indefinitely.
  7. I think that's one of the biggest takeaways from this. Sprint went from being the slowest carrier in the U.S. by a large margin to being up there with everyone else in what is basically a tradeoff. PCMag said it best that Sprint is good for content consumption, video streaming, and web browsing whereas T-Mobile is great for content creators and the social media crowd with it's super high upload speeds.
  8. PCMag's Fastest Mobile Networks 2018 is out now. Here are some quotes from it regarding Sprint. https://www.pcmag.com/Fastest-Mobile-Networks
  9. Paynefanbro

    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    We missed this news last month but Altice CEO had this to say about progress on their MVNO set to launch next year. "In terms of where we are on the Sprint, let's call it densification of their network side--we’re probably ahead of where we thought we would be relative to when we signed the MVNO agreement. I think there's a tremendous amount of goodwill amongst ourselves and our colleagues over at Sprint to deliver the best and most dense network that we can before we launch, let alone helping our friends over at Sprint to deliver a better product to their existing customers. So I would say we’re ahead on our densification, significantly improving our Wi-Fi capabilities for the offload." Source
  10. Paynefanbro

    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    So for Sprint's deployment of Massive MIMO in NYC we already know it's initially going to cover all of Manhattan. Do you think Sprint will use the 8T8R antennas that they take down to replace Clearwire equipment in the outer boroughs? That's what I'm hoping for honestly. We haven't come across many, if any, Clearwire equipment replacements in the NYC market.
  11. Paynefanbro

    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    Yup, it happens on mine too. I just have to keep scrolling down over and over again.
  12. Paynefanbro

    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    Got these speeds in Crown Heights this morning. I've only found 64QAM so far throughout Brooklyn.
  13. Paynefanbro

    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    Getting over 200Mbps from a DAS means you probably experienced 256QAM too. Given you're using a Galaxy device, you can check by going into the debug menu through the dialer, then the LTE menu, and scrolling all the way down. During an active data session, it'll tell you whether you're using 16, 64, or 256QAM.
  14. Paynefanbro

    HTC U 12+

    Exactly.
  15. Paynefanbro

    HTC U 12+

    It's missing Band 30 for AT&T and Band 71 for T-Mobile, both of which are boutique bands only used in the U.S. just like Band 25 and Band 26. It seems like this device is an international device that is simply being sold in the U.S. just because they can. The only carrier it isn't missing bands for is Verizon and that's if you don't include Band 46 which is used/going to be used for LAA on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. I'm with you that there really isn't anything special about the device beyond the new Edge Sense and cool, non-mechanical volume buttons. I suppose if you prefer notch-less screens, you may pick it over something like the LG G7. But in a world where you can purchase the S9/S9+ for less than this phone costs, what standout feature would make you want to pick it over the an S9+?
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