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  1. vryan44

    Network Vision/LTE - San Diego Market

    All of those configurations in my Market seem to be Verizon
  2. vryan44

    5g : what's required ?

    Although I don't think it will be a major issue(crossing my fingers here) there is scientific evidence supporting the claim that higher frequencies emit much higher levels of radiation than lower bands. I hope the science is wrong on this one. Disclaimer: I am in no way a Nimby and and looking forward to what 5g has to offer. It's just something to think about.
  3. T-mobile isn't fooling around
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Okay, I was just curious because I have a cabin in northern Michigan where several iden sites are on the list to be converted to Sprint along a major highway (interstate 75 to be exact). If I can connect to one of these sites at the cabin that currently does not have service without these new additional sites, and a magic box can connect to them once they are finished being upgraded, I can finally ditch at&t. Edit: I would like to add that Verizon does not have coverage in this area.
  5. Well, I just made an exciting discovery. I picked up an iPhone 5s without an active service plan to test bands in my area and guess what I found?! Band 26 in Midtown Detroit. See for yourself! As expected, the site it connected to is only broadcasting a 3mhz channel. This is very exciting but unfortunatly I was standing right next to the site that has multiple B41 channels broadcasting(I'm aware this phone doesn't support band 41), however this site broadcasts a 10 mHz band 25 channel and possibly an additional 5 mhz channel. (I'm not sure the 5mhz could be coming from a different cell site). You would think that the site would place me on band 25 as priority considering I was about 100 feet away from the macro. Some network tuning needs to be done because there is no reason I should've connected to this band so close to the tower. Maybe its because its an iPhone 5s? I'm not sure. Either way its exciting to see this especially with my proximity to Canada. But if it forces everyone on this channel it will be completely unusable considering the population density of this area is 12,000 people per square mile....... Any thoughts on this?
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Is there any sort of additional gain antenna available for this magic box just out of curiosity? And if not how much stronger of a signal would this box be able to acquire from a normal, lets say iPhone just for testing purposes?
  7. vryan44

    Calling Plus (VoLTE "Lite")

    I think volte should be prioritized on band 26
  8. I think it is definitely needed for rural areas for what you explain, as for urban environments, deployed as needed and set as a last priority connection only for deep inside buildings, etc.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. vryan44

    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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
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