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Trip last won the day on February 5

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  1. 3.7-4.2GHz band NPRM

    Er, that's not true. It's allocated to the C-band satellite service. The licenses are, as I understand it, nationwide, but vary based on which slot in the sky the satellite is in. So Intelsat has some slots, SES has some, and there are other companies as well that I'm not familiar with. - Trip
  2. My extended family lives in Fair Lawn and I boggle at how spotty the service is there. While the WiFi in the house makes it a bit of a non-issue, I sit on 1X in my grandmother's house, for example. T-Mobile built a flagpole tower down the street and even that doesn't do well for some reason. It's very odd. Only Verizon is decent, and that's only because they appear have a small cell around there that I can't find. Good news, of course, is that it's an Altice area, so I assume we'll see strand-mount equipment pop up at some point. That should help greatly. - Trip
  3. On the state-by-state, their one overall win came in... West Virginia, which is dominated by Shentel. Surprise! - Trip
  4. I was also surprised to see Lancaster and Culpeper included, but the rest seems like a good fit. Sprint currently has a network in those areas that is either entirely non-existent (see Charlotte, Lunenburg Counties), or is the bare minimum to be able to say there's service in the area. Take Farmville as an example; two cell sites to cover Farmville, and neither is particularly well-suited to cover Longwood University, leaving plenty of holes where the students are. Sprint is the only carrier not on the site near the high school, so while B26 connects outside the Wal-Mart, it's 3G or 1X 800 inside. The LTE is long gone by the time you get the Hampden-Sydney, too, usually 1X 800 even outdoors. I will be surprised if Shentel builds fewer than three new sites in Farmville proper; Shentel Cable actually owns one of the towers AT&T is on in Farmville, so I would bet we'll see Shentel cell service appear there sooner rather than later. The other two being the tower by the high school and the tower overlooking Longwood. (Hampden-Sydney is not in Farmville, but I expect they'll put one there too.) I also expect to see them beef up the highways around Farmville, as the network is quite sparse there too. I cannot wait to see what gets built. Exciting times await! - Trip
  5. Yes yes yes YES YES!!!! https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/02/05/1332737/0/en/Shentel-Announces-Expansion-of-its-Affiliate-Relationship-with-Sprint.html http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/SHEN/5964881640x0x969980/03FEA5BA-6059-4DD6-BBB3-A6C1E6F02561/Wireless_Network_Expansion_01-30-2018.pdf My year has officially been made. - Trip
  6. Cellmapper

    That SIM is how I track AT&T in my area. It's worked great, and it's helpful to have the 200MB of data through it now and then. - Trip
  7. That is a fantastic story. Among the many reasons I love Shentel. At some point I'll have to try to make a similar contact. I want to try to get more information on their deployment down near my parents in the former nTelos region. - Trip
  8. SignalCheck Beta Crew Forum

    Mike, I've been having an issue where sometimes, when connected to Clear B41, I just get "LTE" without the band indicator. I've tried to send diagnostics, but I keep getting the Temporary Redirect message. And the Send Saved Reports button doesn't seem to work at all. Not sure how else to get it to you. - Trip
  9. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/sprint-5G-is-coming-soon/ Anyone else see this? I wouldn't have assumed National Geographic to be a sensible place for wireless advertising, personally. - Trip
  10. Excellent! Cox is the local cable company where I am. I don't actually have Cox service (waaay more expensive than FiOS) but hopefully it means they'll do something locally. - Trip
  11. Much of the new Shentel coverage is shown. - Trip
  12. That is why roaming was invented. Compete where it makes sense, and cooperate where it doesn't. - Trip
  13. I took care of it. - Trip
  14. T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    Any info on which phones are coming that support Band 71? I want to find a low-end one to replace one of my current T-Mobile phones. - Trip
  15. Wild speculation about Dish

    If 700 isn't low-band, then other than 600 (which they also hold), what is? FM? Shortwave? Except for 600, there's nothing lower than 700 even licensed to cell companies. The problem with the E-block isn't that it's not low-band, but that it has no matching uplink spectrum. - Trip