Josh HillSprint 4G Rollout UpdatesFriday, April 5, 2019 - 3:06 AM PDT
Now that VoLTE is actually rolling out on Sprint, it's a good time to dive into what exactly is VoLTE, and how is it different from Calling+ and VoWiFi (Wifi Calling).
E-UTRA or EUTRA: Stands for Evolved Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) Terrestrial Radio Access. This is the technical name for the actual LTE airlink.
QoS: Quality of Service. This is a way of tagging / fla
NEW SERVICE ALERT/RUMOR CONFIRMED: Lamesa, Texas
A new Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax tower is now active in the West Texas town of Lamesa. This rumor was posted on July 18th and has now come to pass! Coverage blankets the area pretty good from this one protection site. Turn on your 4G antennas, scan for service and start surfin'!
SERVICE RESTORED: Fortuna Foothills, Arizona (east Yuma)
The Fortuna Foothills tower east of Yuma, Arizona was taken offline at the beginning of the month. But today it's back up again. Rumor I heard was that it was creating interference across the border in Mexico with a foreign broadcaster. I guess it's been taken care of!
RUMOR ALERT: Three Iowa Cities to get 4G Protection Sites
More Iowa cities coming soon! Dubuque, Keokuk and Burlington. These will be single tower protection sites. I will announce when they go live. Stay tuned!
NEW SERVICE ALERT: Ames, Iowa
A new Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax tower is now active in Ames, Iowa! Coverage on the north side is great, but not so good in the center of town. Turn on your 4G antennas, scan for service and start surfin'!
This is the list of communities in the United States in which there is at least one tower of Sprint/Clear 4G WiMax service currently active. These are referred to as "Protection Sites." There are more than 400 communities in which Sprint and Clear now has some basic 4G service, but does not officially acknowledge because these are limited deployments for the purposes of maintaining FCC licensing. See listing below:
ALABAMA: Birmingham, Huntsville/Madison, Montgomery, Mobile (very limit
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Just one question; Since Sprint usage is prioritized over MVNO usage (at least that's what most MVNOs state in their fine print), are MVNO users assigned a different QCI that gives them lower QoS priority?
It would be interesting to see if plans such as Sprint's Kickstart, T-Mobile Essentials, and Verizon's goUnlimited also have a different QCI.
" VoLTE is able to use a dedicated, guaranteed airlink to ensure that congestion on the network (LTE or WiFi) won’t adversely affect the call."
Dont know if adding wifi to that statement was in error but if not, how would sprint handle call affecting congestion on someones wifi network or ISP which is completely out of their hands?
So confirmed the sites here in STL that area reading Sprint B41 that use to be Clear sites are still Clear sites. They only changed the site name.
I have however confirmed two Clear sites that have been converted to Sprint B41