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  1. LTE Band 8 temporarily used in Puerto Rico

    It was a carrier update for the iPhone. I think they are using it as an auxiliary band running on Project Loon balloons. So yes you had to download it from somewhere. Maybe go to a AT&T store that has either other bands or WiFi or both.
  2. Apple and AT&T in conjunction with Project Loon are using Band 8 in Puerto Rico. Band 8 is from 880-915 and 925-960. It is in effect in the rest of the world but not the US. It must be unencumbered in Puerto Rico. I guess anything to help restore service. http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/loon-working-at-t-to-get-basic-services-to-puerto-rico
  3. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    OK they will be building towers for Sprint and other companies to share. They will buy sites and build sites for Sprint and then lease them back to sprint thereby contributing money to Sprint and freeing Capex. But then opex will increase.
  4. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    That was speculation by an analyst and not part of the announcement. Unless he knows something nobody else knows...
  5. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I don't understand your take on the second one. Softbank will invest in a tower company which does not have any towers right now which means that they have to construct them. So how does it freaup capital for Sprint? Maybe I am dense.
  6. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    The cleanest way to do that is to form a third not for profit company that leases the spectrum from the parent company and is solely responsible for network deployment and maintenance. The parent company will then pay the network company for service.
  7. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I am hoping that they merge their networks in some fashion whether with a full on merger or just merging the networks. I admire what T-Mobile has done but I wonder where they would be without the break up fee from AT&T and the $5Bdebt forgiveness that they got from the mothership?
  8. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    It proves that Sprint's promises are just that, promises. They should be taken with a giant block of salt. Himalayan salt at that :). The proof is in the pudding and so far all that Sprint has is the water, no eggs, no nothing.
  9. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    “When you look at our guidance for fiscal year ’16, we continue to say that we expect adjusted cash flow to be around breakeven, which reflects the fact that we are reducing our capex guidance from less than $3 billion to (a range of) $2 billion to $2.3 billion,” CFO Tarek Robbiati said during an earnings call this morning. The move marks at least the third time Sprint has lowered its capex guidance for fiscal year 2016. In May it reduced the figure from $4.5 billion to $3 billion, then in October it lowered it from $3 billion to “less than $3 billion.” http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-lowers-capex-guidance-again-raising-concerns-over-network
  10. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    They have a 5Mhz license that covers 3/4 of the US but not the East coast and Northeast nor Florida. Their holdings are scattered. It would be beneficial if Sprint acquired them and horsetraded with carriers that already own AWS spectrum for some PCS spectrum. Adding yet another band to support is probably not worth it for Sprint and USCC has not deployed that spectrum either.
  11. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    We have all heard those promises before, like in 2016.
  12. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Can you provide me with a reference to their nationwide spectrum?
  13. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    It is too late. They don't have the money to improve their network so they have to compete on price. When they compete on price they don't have the money to improve their network. It's a vicious cycle. It does not help that T-Mobile has realized most of their gains in customers at the expense of Sprint. If T-mobile actually makes good on their promise of deploying 600Mhz spectrum on an accelerated spectrum, you can kiss Sprint's behind goodbye. I am sure they can then make an alliance with Dish to get access to Dish's spectrum. T-Mobile can make it alone. Sprint cannot. Not as a truly nationwide provider.
  14. XFinity Mobile

    I would think that it should automatically go on WiFi.
  15. XFinity Mobile

    What about outside? Comcast has a pretty extensive outdoor WiFi network. When you go inside does it automatically switch the data connection to your cable/WiFi modem?
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