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  1. Update to my last post: second small cell sighting(approx a mile away from first sighting, right down the street. Intersection of Jefferson and 21 Mile Rd 48047 https://imgur.com/DBuA4Uo https://imgur.com/oaNYtj6 https://imgur.com/W12ks0d https://imgur.com/cFj6Ctd https://imgur.com/duUh9oQ https://imgur.com/iulZ88i https://imgur.com/vAv9Q7b Edit: I'd like to add that these small cells are located in absolute dead zones.
  2. Update to my last post: Small Cell located at Jefferson and Sugarbush Rd 48047 https://imgur.com/z5lobxm https://imgur.com/QYgOYTj https://imgur.com/24Gdrei https://imgur.com/vBITSnj Edit: I'd like to add that these small cells are located in absolute dead zones.
  3. Mobilitie Sites

    So some great news here! I have spotted 2 mobilitie small cells in Chesterfield Twp, MI, 48047 on Jefferson ave and 21 mile rd, as well as another at Sugarbush rd and Jefferson... two horrendous areas where data is non-existent and maybe make a decent phone call and stay connected if you're lucky. I am currently with at&t and have been taken advantage of sensorly's iphone app now capable of mapping coverage; which is how i discovered these sites. I'm curious to see what kind of improvements these two relatively close cells will improve performance but have no way to test as I am no longer a sprint subscriber. If anyone living relatively close to the area and is willing to visit these sites and report on their performance it would be awesome to see what speeds these site can provide as well as range. Let me know! In the Detroit Market it seems that Sprint's small cell deployment speed is on par with Verizon's. New small cells popping up everywhere. If anyone is able to take some time out of their day, let us know what you can find. Even map it on Sensorly if you can! If this fast pace installation continues I may consider moving my account back to Sprint. SO EXCITING! Side note: Still no small cell deployment that I have seen from at&t or magenta, also a note; Verizon has been erecting new macro sites like crazy in and around the whole Detroit Metropolitan area. Edit: If I have time within the next few weeks during daylight hours(screw daylight savings time) I will upload shots of these two new small cells. Also, I have spotted between 5-10 of these same sites in Saint Clair Shores MI, along intersections on Harper Ave, and about 2 dozen in the Downtown/Midtown/Corktown neighborhoods in Detroit. 3 have been recently installed along Warren Ave 48201 right near Wayne State University's campus.
  4. So some great news here! I have spotted 2 mobilitie small cells in Chesterfield Twp, MI, 48047 on Jefferson ave and 21 mile rd, as well as another at Sugarbush rd and Jefferson... two horrendous areas where data is non-existent and maybe make a decent phone call and stay connected if you're lucky. I am currently with at&t and have been taken advantage of sensorly's iphone app now capable of mapping coverage; which is how i discovered these sites. I'm curious to see what kind of improvements these two relatively close cells will improve performance but have no way to test as I am no longer a sprint subscriber. If anyone living relatively close to the area and is willing to visit these sites and report on their performance it would be awesome to see what speeds these site can provide as well as range. Let me know! In the Detroit Market it seems that Sprint's small cell deployment speed is on par with Verizon's. New small cells popping up everywhere. If anyone is able to take some time out of their day, let us know what you can find. Even map it on Sensorly if you can! If this fast pace installation continues I may consider moving my account back to Sprint. SO EXCITING! Side note: Still no small cell deployment that I have seen from at&t or magenta, also a note; Verizon has been erecting new macro sites like crazy in and around the whole Detroit Metropolitan area. Edit: If I have time within the next few weeks during daylight hours(screw daylight savings time) I will upload shots of these two new small cells. Also, I have spotted between 5-10 of these same sites in Saint Clair Shores MI, along intersections on Harper Ave, and about 2 dozen in the Downtown/Midtown/Corktown neighborhoods in Detroit. 3 have been recently installed along Warren Ave 48201 right near Wayne State University's campus.
  5. All of the panels on the cell sites in this side of the state are only 1900 capable. It seems like a huge waste of money if sprint planned on swapping them out for new ones or even just bolting an extra 800 panel up on the racks when the ibez crap is all figured out
  6. Site density will have to be increased in Howell as well as the rest of Michigan to stay competitive. There are too many lte drop offs in between sites across this whole area and the lack of 800 doesn't help. Data demand is continuously increasing and 3G just isn't going to be enough to handle the increasing traffic . Once the 8t8r setups are largely complete and speeds are at full potential, I hope sprint starts to focus on consistent lte coverage by adding fill in sites. Fast speeds will be great but won't be worth much if the experience isn't consistent.
  7. Those handfuls of rural sites going live are just an added bonus to the more urban work taking place right now. A lot is going on here in this area right now. Several GMO sites were converted to full builds and are now broadcasting lte. More and more sites in the area are being upgraded to dual panel dual RRU high capacity sites. Regarding the 8t8r builds, equipment going up all over the place. And they are going up around other sites that already have this equipment. It seems that Samsung is focusing on grouping these sites together. It isn't a sporadic deployment like NV 1.0 was. This is just what I've been observing in the past month or two.
  8. T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion

    T-Mobile has been pretty serious about converting metro pcs sites to modernized NSN equipment to further density their network around here in the Detroit area. I seen 3 specific sites in the past couple weeks. If sprint did this with a handful of old nextel sites I'm thinking of, LTE coverage without band 26 would be golden.
  9. you are lucky then! All of macomb county sites less rural also need a second b25 carrier.
  10. This is just because In the city more people are within range of a certain cell site. This creates more load which yields lower speeds. Farmington isn't nearly as dense population wise, so when you connect to your home tower theoretically speeds should be higher.
  11. If Sprint had the site density of Tmobile or at&t here then we wouldn't even need band 26 lte, just more capacity.
  12. I've been using a sprint iPhone 5s for a few days now to test out the network in the area (personal phone is att) and wow, the network is in need for a second 1900 carrier and tons of new cell sites, considering band 26 isn't an option here. I believe sprint can pull it together but they better do it quick with band 41 upgrades and lots of new cell sites or else sprint will never be as good in detroit metro as verizon att or even tmobile.
  13. Took a drive up 75 yesterday and between Pontiac and Saginaw there are about half a dozen sites with the 8T8R equipment up! All rural highway sites but still a great sign!
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