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Why would you waste anymore spectrum for anything over 10mbs? 
It's not a waste when the competition hits higher and Sprint gets complains about slow uploads. Sprint needs faster upload. Does it have to see 50+ no. Up to 35 or so would be nice

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Why would you waste anymore spectrum for anything over 10mbs? 
Speed test bragging rights mostly. Sprint loses a lot of test because there uploads are way too slow.

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That's it? The CA alone should be 18. Since one carrier is 9.

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Yes 64qam is raises the limit to 14mbps per carrier. So 28mbps. 4x4 mimo I believe increases it to 36mbps.

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5 minutes ago, Terrell352 said:

Speed test bragging rights mostly. Sprint loses a lot of test because there uploads are way too slow.

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If Sprint can manage 3-5mbs at the edge of signal, that should be more than enough. The main issue come mostly from sub 1mb upload speeds. 

But I get it, of course optics matter for marketing purposes.

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Speed test bragging rights mostly. Sprint loses a lot of test because there uploads are way too slow.

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Or also in times where people do more uploading. Stadium's statefairs and anywhere else with heavy traffic, where people do lots of uploading.


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If Sprint can manage 3-5mbs at the edge of signal, that should be more than enough. The main issue come mostly from sub 1mb upload speeds. 
But I get it, of course optics matter for marketing purposes.
Is that really good enough during times of heavy traffic where people do more uploading?

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Just now, Tengen31 said:

Is that really good enough during times of heavy traffic where people do more uploading?

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I mean, no matter the situation, heavy traffic or not. Not a theoretical top upload speed.

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I didn't check if it was 64QAM or do any speed tests. I'll keep my eye out for more and next time I will do some further testing.

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I'll be damned. This just popped up in the Juanita area of Kirkland.249948938e616ee3febe4b85d18444d9.jpg

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I'll be damned. This just popped up in the Juanita area of Kirkland.249948938e616ee3febe4b85d18444d9.jpg

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Is that 3x3? That's a different EARFCN

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1 hour ago, Tengen31 said:

Is that 3x3? That's a different EARFCN

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Yes.  That's the 3x3 channel being used in Western Washington.

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This just popped up in Bellevue. Can't connect to anything, but it's showing up now.

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This just popped up in Bellevue. Can't connect to anything, but it's showing up now.

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What did?

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30 minutes ago, oversight said:

This just popped up in Bellevue. Can't connect to anything, but it's showing up now.

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Did you forget to include an image here?

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B26 here in Bellevue. Can't connect to anything unless in WiFi though.ee645092ba3c797e76437a38665aa77c.jpg

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29 minutes ago, oversight said:

B26 here in Bellevue. Can't connect to anything unless in WiFi though.

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Based on the GCI, the Site is SE03XC001 Bellevue/Key Bank Bldg.

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4 minutes ago, S4GRU said:

Based on the GCI, the Site is SE03XC001 Bellevue/Key Bank Bldg.

Robert

Beat me to it!

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Opposite corner of the block my building is on. Nice to see, just annoying it's not usable yet. Reminds me of old 3G connections and nothing loads unless I'm on WiFi or the phone finds 25 or 41.

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13 minutes ago, oversight said:

Opposite corner of the block my building is on. Nice to see, just annoying it's not usable yet. Reminds me of old 3G connections and nothing loads unless I'm on WiFi or the phone finds 25 or 41.

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How are L800 signal levels compared to L1900 and CDMA?

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As I'm staring at the Key Bank building right now, L800 is -73 dbm 31asu. Usually I see mid 90's to low 100's here with 25 and 41.

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25^2 1x is -95 LTE is -111

As I'm staring at the Key Bank building right now, L800 is -73 dbm 31asu. Usually I see mid 90's to low 100's here with 25 and 41.

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10 hours ago, oversight said:

As I'm staring at the Key Bank building right now, L800 is -73 dbm 31asu. Usually I see mid 90's to low 100's here with 25 and 41.

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Nice. I’ll be back in Seattle tomorrow and check it out!

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Yesterday the phone was stuck on B26 most of the day here in Bellevue. Haven't seen it come up once today.

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6 hours ago, oversight said:

Yesterday the phone was stuck on B26 most of the day here in Bellevue. Haven't seen it come up once today.

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That’s what I’ve observed most of the time when they’re bringing L800 online in the Seattle market. It’ll probably return in a week or two, but optimized and with the correct handoff parameters. 

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Seeing lots of roaming spots today that show as Clearwire.

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