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  2. Not working out very well for Mexico yet.
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  4. Did some more mapping between 110 and 165 yesterday. Connected to 7 new B41 sites, only one of which I was able to locate. Three sites I spotted with n41 antennas several months ago still aren't broadcasting B41 (47004, 43911, 43918). I wonder if they're waiting to upgrade them with 6449s. Also, spotted a site that looked to be recently upgraded (41956) with 6449s that wasn't yet broadcasting B41. B71 had been moved to 140190 on that site (the first 14xxxx eNB I've spotted), so it appears as though eNB splits are still occurring. Including the site on E110 and Lexington I spotted a couple days
  5. One can dream, right? Any way the Department of Defense has let out an RFI (Request for Information) for a Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) of DOD spectrum in the 3100-3550MHz spectrum band. No they don't want to clear it for a future auction, they want to share it and make it available for 5G for commercial purposes. Of course the CTIA, the representative body for the major cellular operators is opposed to the idea since it will devalue whatever spectrum they just paid and will pay for in the C-band auction. Anyway, here is an interesting blurb from the article: "According to the Wall Stre
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  7. I feel like this guy has a complex that he sold on the low and feels that the barrier to get back in is so high he can only reenter via government fiat.
  8. Boost Mobile's founder wants divestitures to occur for Verizon to buy out Tracfone. https://www.fiercewireless.com/operators/boost-founder-bucks-waves-fights-new-mvno-battle
  9. Spotted Band 41 and n41 near Brooklyn College today. Also spotted some workers wrapping up on an n41 installation today at the T-Mobile site at the intersection of Rogers Ave and Albemarle Road in Brooklyn. I forced my phone to Band 41 and tried to force n41 but my phone would only pick up n71 from the site. Edit: I forgot I took a pic of it. Here it is.
  10. Has anyone started having issues with their MagicBox in the last few days? any device of mine that is connecting to the MB is terribly slow and very unstable network connections. We turn off the MB and we are somewhat stable on B26/weak B25/41 connections. I did a full factory reset on the MB and the issue still persists. Has anything changed with the B41 carriers that are being used for the backhaul of these devices?
  11. Today I confirmed I'm able to connect to our Magicbox now with my T-Mobile phone.
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  13. Good point re: Dish being interested. They could ask for divestiture of Family Mobile and SIMple Mobile brands, since both use T-Mobile exclusively, and swapping them over would minimize the impact to those subscribers, while providing Dish an even larger customer base. I'm sure T-Mobile gives Dish a better deal than they do Tracfone, as not only does Dish have a larger subscriber base (Boost is larger than Tracfone's entire non-VZW customer base), but they negotiated their MVNO agreement when T-Mobile had to get the deal done to merge. Dish could push for divesting T-Mobile based custome
  14. Well, we're into the new billing cycle and Ting let us keep the 20GB per line plan somehow. Pure Talk SIMs are coming, but they'll sit around unactivated until this plan stops...which might be the end of the month, or might be the end of *this* billing cycle...or ??? We'll definitely hop over to AT&T (via Pure Talk) between now and a couple months from now, but plan is to hop back when new plans on Ting come out, assuming either we can get those plans on Sprint's network or T-Mobile cleans up their act in 78624 (putting B66 on the sites that are currently PCS-only would probably do th
  15. It's awesome!!! Currently at 67% at 7:46 PM and it estimates will last until 4:30 PM tomorrow. Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
  16. That phone doesn't have band 71. Picking it up for Sprint/TMo would be a bad idea.
  17. I'm not sure it tells you anything about T-Mobile. You're not roaming at that moment; that's still the Sprint network. The oddball GCI is because for Sprint sites where the GCI had a value already used by T-Mobile's existing sites, they very quickly shoved the Sprint GCIs off to other values that T-Mobile doesn't use instead. T-Mobile doesn't really follow very many patterns. - Trip
  18. Hey guys, I have a couple of questions. I recently took the train for the first time since March. This was my daily commute, and it would pass through 2 Sprint dead zones. Well, 99% dead - sometimes I would grab a signal but not enough to even open a simple web page or email. I knew exactly where I was on my commute based on this. I was hoping with Tmobile, that issue would be solved. Instead I got this image. Does it means that Tmobile is even worse in that specific location than Sprint? Also, I am interested in purchasing this phone when it comes out in December. Will I
  19. Finally got the fold in hand, and it's just phenomenal as I'd imagined. It truly is "next generation" Btw, the radio performance on Sprint/TMobile has been quite good, heading out my GS20U+
  20. So if anyone is wondering about the TMO and Shentel Deal. I got some what of an update today. Had an interesting day today not long before I went into work and when I was working. Saw a Technician out for Shentel using a Sprint truck looking at a a telephone line. I’m assuming they may be looking at putting up on the pole at some point. But stopped and talked a few minutes and asked what’s going on with the TMO and Shentel negations and alls he knew is that they didn’t take TMO up on the first offer they did for Shentel. And at work one of the Sprint Store workers came in and since the ones he
  21. Had an interesting day today not long before I went into work and when I was working. Saw a Technician out for Shentel using a Sprint truck looking at a a telephone line. I’m assuming they may be looking at putting up on the pole at some point. But stopped and talked a few minutes and asked what’s going on with the TMO and Shentel negations and alls he knew is that they didn’t take TMO up on the first offer they did for Shentel. And at work one of the Sprint Store workers came in and since the ones here work for Shentel I asked the same question. He said that Shentel had declined the first off
  22. Yup, in western PA and northeast Ohio, Sprint coverage blows away T-Mobile's. T-mobile seems to have built a barebones network just to claim coverage. In the Youngstown area I'd estimate that Sprint has 2x as many towers as T-mobile. Pittsburgh also has better site density and site placement. The only places I know where T-mobile has better coverage are along 376 between the 76-376 interchange near Beaver Falls and 224, and on the route northeast of Pittsburgh going up to I-80, where there is a 20 minute stretch of no Sprint service but T-mobile does. T-mobile built their network in this area
  23. Another one: https://www.fiercewireless.com/financial/softbank-to-sell-majority-stake-brightstar
  24. Hmm, I'm betting this is why I keep getting a "ROAMING NOT ALLOWED" in the service menu when I try to force SA N71. I had an issue trying to activate both my S20+ and Tab S6 when I switched to T-Mobile in April. Long story short they fixed the issue by giving me new SIM cards for both at a local store. My current SIM does not say R15 on it, it just says TM9263.
  25. Not sure how more of yous guys aren't having GPS problems, my wife's phone finally updated and immediately started to fail and her dot was wandering around on Google Maps...... but as an update, I heard from Samsung. They know about the GPS dropouts and failed locks. It's almost isolated only on T-mobile's software build. It's an issue with Qualcomm's 5G chip and the GPS component. It will be fixed in ~2 weeks in the next update. I hope your data issues are fixed on the next update too. I always have these kinds of issues with my data dropping out or locking on to a shitty signal.
  26. FYI for anyone with a recent multi-line T-Mobile plan, they're offering another free line for life if you call in or chat via T-Force on Twitter/Facebook/iMessage. I now have five lines of Magenta Plus for $125, all taxes included. (Three free lines, plus a $15 discount match from when I ported one number over from Verizon that had an corporate discount attached to it).
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