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  1. red_dog007

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Dude, yes they have native service. BUT it does not cover the entire state. So they still have off-network roaming. 😕 Just wondering if you knew who that carrier was...
  2. red_dog007

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    No they don't. Check their map. AT&T maybe? TMobile still has off-network working. In some cases too cheap so provide no service instead. 😕
  3. red_dog007

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Every carrier has domestic roaming. Even AT&T and VZW, which have a decent amount themselves. As long as it is counted as native, it doesn't matter.
  4. red_dog007

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Do you know who TMobile roams on in that state?
  5. Are their spectrum constraints there on B4? In BHam I only came cross lower EBS 2.5GHz range sites. Every other place I have been has been upper BRS, in the 2.6GHz range. It seems like that area does have a lot of high capacity B25 sites though. The speeds were pretty awesome for B25 standards.
  6. red_dog007

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    Well, this is why people use programs such as Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp. Because their friends use it gives them RCS like capabilities, while being able to import their "low class" SMS messages. It isn't really worthless when more than half the USA market uses Android. iPhone has even less share around the world. For example the Chinese market share for Android is almost 75% whose market is 3x larger than the USA. So yeah, RCS is a big deal. Many other apps support RCS, such as VZW messaging, but have yet to implement the universal profile.
  7. red_dog007

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Ah, I knew they were looking at selling it. Actually went through... So, goes to show that spectrum really isn't an issue.
  8. red_dog007

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    B14, B66, B71, B5, B2, B30 The fact that 3G/HSPA still exists, some bands have not been deployed on yet, or that some of these have not been deployed as heavily yet. Then there is unlicensed spectrum too that carriers are getting their feet wet with. How many Sprint direct customers will really see a benefit though? Not everyone will. I know if this merger goes through, I won't see a single benefit. Sprint continues to get faster. My speeds are as fast as everyone elses. Many already get talk/data over LTE. My lines are at > 90% over LTE. VoLTE will be live by then. Sprint is continuing to dump billons into the network this year. They have a lot of extended LTE roaming that makes up for a lot of TMobile's coverage. The only difference I will see the change from Extended LTE to being on TMobile's network. In the areas I go, it will be a reduction in coverage so I hope the extended LTE agreements stay in place. Then there are the MVNO users. This place has the chance to get slammed extremely hard. I think only government merger mandated rules will protect MVNOs but will contain a sunset.
  9. red_dog007

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    8 major carriers? There are only 5 major spectrum holders, and one of them isn't even a carrier. How would the New-TMobile truly benefit customers having twice the spectrum as the next holder (if they don't have to shed assets for the merger) when both TMobile and Sprint already have loads of unused or under utilized spectrum. Even VZW/ATT still have increasing speeds, with spectrum not on LTE yet and have unused / under utilized spectrum. Carriers are getting into unlicensed spectrum, and just between 600/AWS-3 there is still a lot of unsold licenses and plenty of the license holders are squatters.
  10. red_dog007

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Instead of being glad with the merger, go to one of the three other carriers that will satisfy your needs. Especially with these large acquisitions, the consumers never win unless there are restrictions placed on the merger that directly benefit or protect the consumers. In this case, the only people who might benefit are Sprint customers. But these guys could just switch providers if they really needed to change providers.
  11. I thought the FCC approved EBS to change to move away from radius and go per county as well.
  12. red_dog007

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    As long as you are on a new device, I bet the integration will be fairly seem less on the network side. Beings the underlying technology for both companies is LTE and the changes of a local TMobile and Sprint site going fully down at exactly the same time I doubt will happen. And right now with the roaming agreement they are already getting to jump ahead, getting the networks at least a little integrated with each other now. Depending on their confidence level of the merger happening, I would not be surprised if they do even deeper integration to allow them to turn on with a "switch" once the merger is approved.
  13. red_dog007

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Trying to fuel the merger approval with these "excuses".
  14. I think removing it and keeping it that way is cool. Even TMobile didn't go as far as Sprint with 600/700MHz. If Sprint ever had a B41 only device, then they should only show B41 coverage, but keep it the same color. However, they could leave the API there to be used on a site like our local user here (forgot name/site name) for the more geeky users and to track B41 a little. However, it needs a lot of work and a lot of updating.
  15. Yeah, with almost 60% of the towers having B41 on them now, it's probably a good call. Beings 2.5GHz, there will never be a one to one coverage w/ B26. Just adds confusion.