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  1. Streaming Services Chat

    I got Sling when it first came out, it was pretty nice for a brand new product. But I have a mix of OTA, Youtube Red, Netflix, Amazon Prime and now Hulu. I pay for Youtube Red Family ($15/mo), Amazon Prime if I just used video would be $8.33/mo. OTA, Netflix, Hulu is free. $23.33/mo + tax is way better than the $160 was paying for DirecTV. Never watched it cause either nothing was ever on, or I'd sit down to eat+watch TV and I would finish my food by the time the commercials finished. :P. Noticed towards the end of shows commercials would be ~5 minutes in length.
  2. Streaming Services Chat

    Beings that it is Youtube, and it is a separate subdivision, I doubt it'll go away unless the current areas it is in it just fails. As far as cable prices, Google can't help that. Prices constantly and will continuously be raised on cable TV no matter who sells it. It isn't very profitable and I am happy to here that their new market (San Antonio?) will not have cable service's deployed. This needs to be a trend. As far as DVR restrictions, even on DirecTV it was annoying. Streaming was unreliable, couldn't do it not from home, wouldn't record entire shows/movies. They let that bug go for almost a year.
  3. I was on B41 off my Airave 3 when I setup my Hulu. No issues here.
  4. Man, I remember when Sprint's 2.5GHz was said it couldn't penetrate a plastic bag. You going to give 28GHz a thicker paper bag!? How dare you!!! lol 28GHz wavelength is ~0.4in and 37GHz is ~0.3in. This spectrum isn't practical for consumers direct usage. It's meant for the back-end, should make for cheaper and quicker site deployments however.
  5. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    In this Sprint/TMobile merger rumor mill, it seems there is a breakup benefit... For Sprint. They would get favorable roaming rates. So Sprint would basically get TMobile's added coverage / use of B71. Hopefully if this ball does start rolling and regulators do not approve it, this roaming agreement would be pseudo-native.
  6. Is the Extended LTE on USCC actually confirmed? The handful of towers in East Kentucky, Im assuming PCS protection sites, now have LTE!
  7. Official Airave 3 LTE / S1000 NSC Thread

    Dang. WiFi is only 50mW. With the the location it is in, it provides good coverage still for the guest WiFi. rocketr, I actually run two APs. I use 5GHz only and have both on separate channels. One for myself and one for guests. Gives me a bit more flexibility in being able to make rules so things like printers can still be accessed from the guest network. Going to use the Airwave as the new guest AP.
  8. Official Airave 3 LTE / S1000 NSC Thread

    Between the two femto cells, is there a difference in 2.5GHz coverage? Is there any WiFi support differences? Like the Airave 3 does not support the upper most 5GHz channels, but support the DFS channels. Is there a MIMO difference? I found the spec sheet for the S1000 but it doesn't detail what WiFi specs it supports other than it only does 50mW on WiFi. LTE is 100mW but says x2. Does the S1000 support 2 carriers?
  9. T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    I enjoyed the second screen until it started getting serious burn in. So it now turns off with the main display. I'm really looking forward to the V30, and beings as I don't really use the second display anymore, I won't miss it. Will like the smaller footprint though.
  10. Official Airave 3 LTE / S1000 NSC Thread

    I got my Airave. Works good. My neighbor might be able to get a little B41, but not much. I haven't turned in my broken MB yet. Wonder how these two devices would play with each other in the same house. I was hoping to be a bit more of a B41 carrier for some of the neighbors though if it were to improve speeds. B25/26 speeds are ~1Mbps here due to the rapid growth of the area. It is cool that the Airave supports the DFS 5GHz channels, but not upper 5GHz channels. Oh well. Think I will use this to replace the guest WiFI (I have had to reflash that router twice this year). What is the B41 rated wattage wise on the Airaves vs the MagicBox?
  11. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I'd just wonder how long it would take to get the networks to mesh. How integrated would they need to be to have seemless handoffs, especially with voice. Then how long will this integration take to get to that point. That's if they even integrate networks. Maybe they could say just point Sprint's equipment to TMobile's servers, push some updates and be integrated. Not knowing a thing about how their networks work, this is the grey area and the area I'd be concerned with. For data, I can see just open up bands to each others customers, retransmit requests/packets if hopping networks. But not sure that will go well for VoLTE. Plus there could be a lot of lost packets which wouldn't be good for a lot of services. I'd imagine at first say as a Sprint customer I would be able to use the TMobile network, but when the phone scans it would scan for Sprint channels first then scan for TMobile if it can't find Sprint.
  12. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Apparently the MiniMacros was an actual order placement. But I don't know how long of a period a time this order is for.
  13. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Nothing to do anything about number of customers... How are they not on par with the big two? TMobile is crushing it for data in all the major markets. If TMobile can execute their 2017 coverage map goal, they will be on par with AT&T, which is considered to be in the same coverage league as VZW. So yes, TMobile will be in this club come 2018. https://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/lte-comparison-map
  14. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    And in terms of this, TMobile already does on many fronts. They constantly prove to be #1 in so many data tests. Verizon and TMobile are essentially #1/2 in terms of data speeds and they are the most constrained carriers in terms of spectrum. In terms of Coverage, TMobile continues to show us how they will be on par with VZW/AT&T soon and do continue to deliver with expanded coverage. TMobile is well on its way without Sprint to be equal to VZW/AT&T. So that is three strong nationwide carriers with Sprint still being a forth option if absolute total native coverage is less a concern. They are well on their way to provide fast speeds within existing coverage areas. Honestly, with a little stronger rural coverage and less dead zones TMobile will be the nations #2 carrier ahead of AT&T.
  15. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I also stated that they are raising prices for internet as well, and in TWC areas are actually reducing speeds. TWC was pretty much in an entire network upgrade with many areas done. Those done areas had access to speeds over 300Mbps, and now under Charter are being limited to 100Mbps. The areas in the process of upgrades are in limbo. People are fighting tooth and nail to keep their prices and higher speeds in these old TWC markets. Plus one of the many arguments of mergers is to reduce the cost of TV content due to greater bargaining power. Yet the first thing AT&T and Charter did was raise the cost of their TV content. This is also kind of the point I am making in a TMobile/Sprint deal that you pointed out. It will take time to merge the companies. Even more so for these carriers because they both are nationwide providers with greatly overlapping coverage. This will be capital taken out of CAPEX or still count towards CAPEX but used for merging purposes. While that happens, don't count on price decreases nor magically superior service. For Charter and TWC it has been 100% downhill 1yr later and they had no overlapping markets. DirecTV/ATT was fairly smooth due to nature of businesses, but there has been 0 savings here. The only way to save money is to bundle the services. TV services did not get cheaper at all outright for either DirecTV or UVerse customer. I was a DirecTV customer and my bills only continued to go up.
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