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  1. Paynefanbro

    Google voice integration going away June 1st

    They've bee working on it for a few months but I just got the notification today. It's supposed to roll out to everyone over the next week.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I agree completely and even posted that in a comment on reddit before I saw you said the same thing 2 minutes before me so I deleted my comment and upvoted yours lol.
  3. Paynefanbro

    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    Definitely not in Manhattan. That's super low rise and reminds me of far out areas in Queens and Brooklyn. My guess is Queens.
  4. Paynefanbro

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Nope. Sprint's plan is eventually to use all of the spectrum for 5G. Selling any of it gets rid of Sprint's advantage. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that Sprint selling Band 41 to T-Mobile would kill the company. Sprint's Band 41 gives them the ability to deploy high speed 5G in a traditional network setup with macros, etc. mmWave will pretty much only be used on small cells and 600MHz only gives people slight boost in speeds despite the vast coverage you'll get. If anyone else had the spectrum that Sprint has, they'd crush them.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I read the portion of the filing that is being referenced in the article and it makes it seem as though both Sprint and T-Mobile are in a dire position. It's funny that despite all that has been stated, both carriers have 5G plans going out at least 6 years from now prepared already, should they be forced to operate separately. The main issue presented is that Sprint can't deploy 2.5GHz 5G in rural areas because they don't have the money to do so. The only way to get more money is to have more customers. Because of Sprint's poor network perception, the only way for Sprint to get new customers is to lower prices. And because of low prices, Sprint can't make as much money off of their customers so they're stuck in a loop. T-Mobile on the other hand has the money to build a broad 5G network over 600MHz, but they don't have the spectrum to provide 5G speeds like Sprint can. So they'll be able to claim the title of the largest 5G network by square mileage but with speeds that aren't much better than current LTE speeds. Sprint will a larger network capable of providing faster speeds. Basically, T-Mobile won't be able to compete effectively in the 5G space in terms of offering "true 5G experience" to their customers until they can get everyone off of LTE which isn't happening soon. The solution is that in merging, the New T-Mobile will be able to deploy 2.5GHz over a large area so that more people can have access to those higher speeds that they wouldn't get by 600MHz only or because of Sprint's smaller network.
  6. Paynefanbro

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    So much juicy info in the Public Interest Statement that T-Mobile and Sprint put together for the FCC. Page 23 and 24 have some maps that show the projected extent of 5G coverage on both networks in 2024 if they were to go at it alone. Beware, the document is over 600 pages long so if anyone has free time and wants to go through the whole thing, please do! https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/10618281006240/Public Interest Statement and Appendices A-J (Public Redacted) .pdf I'll keep editing as I find more cool stuff. Edits: I'm still reading but something to note is that on their own, it is expected that by 2021, Sprint will cover more POP's in high-speed 5G than T-Mobile. So while T-Mobile would have greater overall coverage by a long shot, Sprint would be capable of providing 153 Million POPs with speeds greater than 150Mbps compared to only 10 Million from T-Mobile.
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    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. PCMag's Fastest Mobile Networks 2018 is out now. Here are some quotes from it regarding Sprint. https://www.pcmag.com/Fastest-Mobile-Networks
  15. 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