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bigsnake49

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  1. bigsnake49

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I do believe that they will drop them after the merger closes. Of course they have agreements with them and it depends on the terms of agreement whether they are protected or not. Remember that Sprint already has a roaming agreement with AT&T for LTE. I am guessing that the roaming agreement with T-Mobile is on better terms/cheaper.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    It will be so much easier since Sprint phones could roam on band 4 and band 2 before and after the merger. I expect band 25 to be first integrated into T-Mobile's network, then band 26 then band 41. At least that's the way I'd do it.
  3. bigsnake49

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    A maximum of 180 days.
  4. bigsnake49

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    The New T-mobile will end up with 85, 000. 10,000 Sprint sites and 10,000 new sites.
  5. bigsnake49

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    They need to add it to more sites. I'm getting 1x800 from site(s) 4-6 miles away not the site .5 mile away. I could definitely use some band 26 broadcasting from that site. While they're at it they need to increase the band 41 to 3 carriers.
  6. bigsnake49

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    For Sprint customers, the merger will be a godsend. The New T-Mobile will have 85,000 macro sites vs Sprint's current 45,000. The average signal improvement for Sprint customers will be 12db. For current T-Mobile customers it will only be improved by 1db. For current T-mobile customers , it is all about the promise of 5G.
  7. bigsnake49

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    A lot of newish Sprint phones support Band 66 but not many support band 71. Is T-mobile deploying both LTE and 5G on band 71 or are they just implementing 5G? T-Mobile phones will probably need to be replaced in greater numbers than Sprint phones.
  8. bigsnake49

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I have had a lot of dropped calls lately on Cricket. 1x800 works really well in my Faraday cage of a condo.
  9. bigsnake49

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    You could do that now, nothing is stopping you.
  10. bigsnake49

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Look, they are not saying something different than what we have been saying in these forums. When they do the quarterly reports they tend to emphasize the positive and minimize the negative. In this case they are doing the opposite.
  11. bigsnake49

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Add another 15x15 or even 20x20 in some markets for Sprint's band 25 and you have a very nice midband network.
  12. bigsnake49

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Plus Dish is up to their necks in debt right now.
  13. bigsnake49

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Not a bad thing 😁!
  14. bigsnake49

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Yeah, Dish could have invested all that money that they invested in spectrum on Sprint's network instead. They could have brought the AWS-4 25x20 band of spectrum to sprint to strengthen Sprint's midband position, they would not have needed to bid on the AWS-3 auction and they could have probably acquired a 10x10 band of 600MHz.
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