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  1. https://rf.jwmaloney.name/sprint-coverage.html If I select 3G & More and LTE Plus (No 3G) I see lot more B41 coverage. The two B41 towers that are new near me are shown. Manhattan is shown correctly. Shentel B41 is shown. The B41 I saw in Huntsville is shown.
  2. Earlier they were bashing all the other carriers for announcing 5G this year, and now they are saying 30 cities!? Geez... I can see them doing a lot with 600MHz. Their 5GHz movement will be interesting. The cellular industry push on 5GHz in general will be interesting. So many things are out of your control.
  3. 5g : what's required ?

    Yeah, plus a 8T8R "maxed out" should provide a ton of throughput. 4x4MIMO + 256QAM on 4 Carriers is almost 1Gbps for just that single sector. It might even be way more cost effective to just add additional sectors to the site or toss up another 8T8R antenna. I'd expect 64T64R to be extremely rare, especially if it is really expensive.
  4. Streaming Services Chat

    The common route of most others who don't pay for Netflix. It's a "family" account. That's why I pay for YTRed. But now I also got Youtube TV. Not sure how long I am going to keep it. It is almost $40/mo after taxes. Im not a huge sports guy, and it is mostly sports channels.
  5. For the 40GB, it would depend on how it is actually being used. If aren't even close, I may not worry too much. Plus do you see any lines being shed over the next 3~5yrs? As consumers use more data and 5G delivers faster speeds, codecs will continue to get better and/or utilized to help keep data usage to a minimum. Plus with current caps in place, there is already a check on how much you can us. Also 1080p will be more than enough streaming resolution a phone would ever need. Anything above that is just a waste of bandwidth. I'd rather not get boned with a much higher bill than before, that is unless you are constantly hitting your 40GB cap. I'd just remember what Sprint has done the last years. Post some solid or OK CAPEX spending only to not spend it. I want Sprint to spend every dollar they say they will spend, but recent history shows us that CAPEX spending is all talk.
  6. I called to get a phone unlocked. Apparently I have a special on my account. $10/off per line if I switch to unlimited SD and removed the hotspot. Would drop me to $70/mo+tax+phones. That's $35/mo a line. Kinda interesting. Not going to do it, but thought it was cool.
  7. I think they are fine. Go back and replace them once B41 gets congested. 160Mbps is a great starting point and with Config 2 that goes up to +200Mbps and if it can do Q256 we are almost at 300Mbps.
  8. sprint network 2018 predictions

    If the price was right it could totally happen. But doubt Sprint cares enough. The just roam LTE on someone else.
  9. How much gear is capable of even doing that for B25/26? I think Sprint has been moving a long great with B41, but not giving any love to their other bands. Being able able to utilize additional LTE technology and have increased power output would go pretty far for B25/26 when one isn't on B41. Especially spectrum starved B25 areas and high capacity sites.
  10. Streaming Services Chat

    Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YoutubeTV. Youtube TV is still in beta mode for us. Not sure if it is worth $40/mo after taxes, but the local channels are great. I live behind a ridge so no local channels. Still < $50/mo for these services. Was paying like $150 for DirecTV before. I think come 2018, there will be another big wave / continuation of cord cutting. Prices are going up again on TV across the board for everyone landline based. The TV providers need to put their foot down. The broadcasters don't care what they charge cause they get money from the customers whether they pay for "cable" or pay for a streaming service. The companies that provide just the service can have a lot smaller revenue because they don't have the infrastructure they don't have to invest in. So cable companies that provide their own services don't have the advantage of not having infrastructure.
  11. sprint network 2018 predictions

    Got another B41 tower running! This one is using 8T8R gear. Kinda odd for what it is. The other tower got MM gear. The gear should ideally be swapped. But the gear the MM is on, could be tower load limitations, has all the carriers on it. It's exciting to see them come online right around me. 2 towers down, 4 to go. As far as SouthernLinc, I don't expect them to really go full on LTE coverage for Sprint if at all. As we know, it's just 3MHz. I think we'd not only get slapped with the lowest of the low priority, but might even get throttled hard on their network where it may not be much better than VZW 3G.
  12. Sprint Home Wifi Router [Wi-Fi Connect][Asus AC66u]

    Any word if Sprint might be getting say the newer AC66U_B1?
  13. They are late... They have been doing pretty good on monthly updates recently. Hope it continues.
  14. Calling Plus (VoLTE "Lite")

    What can we expect in terms of LTE carrier handoff? With Sprint's current and future implementation, will LTE handoff's between networks be possible?
  15. VoLTE for "older" devices

    I can see CDMA staying on for a long time. Until the last drop so to speak. Would shutting down 1x800 result in any gain for Sprint?