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11 minutes ago, Terrell352 said:

Strange YouTube prefers 720p for me most of the time and there is a way past the video limit. It's called a VPN and yes there are free ones. The one from hubvnp is a good one. Shout out to pornhub emoji23.png. I used Nord VPN though.

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I can go above 480p but if I leave YouTube on auto it will default to 480p even when I have a good connection and good speeds. 

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I can go above 480p but if I leave YouTube on auto it will default to 480p even when I have a good connection and good speeds. 
Mine doesnt do that on my galaxy S9+. How do you know it's not a iPhone thing?

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21 minutes ago, Terrell352 said:

Mine doesnt do that on my galaxy S9+. How do you know it's not a iPhone thing?

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It’s very possible that it’s an iPhone thing. 

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It’s very possible that it’s an iPhone thing. 
I say that because I had a iPad pro 9.7 on Sprint that only liked 480p even in good areas but when I switched to Tmobile or At&t I would use 1080p.

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On 8/18/2018 at 4:59 PM, tybo31316 said:

Video capped at 12mpbs and YouTube seems to prefer 480p majority of the time. I think merger or no merger I’m gone. I’ve hang in there with Sprint for years. Don’t want to go thru growing pains of intergrating networks. 

My videos are always in HD, either 720 or 1080p. Make sure the *free* HD video add on has been added to your account.

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14 hours ago, Dkoellerwx said:

My videos are always in HD, either 720 or 1080p. Make sure the *free* HD video add on has been added to your account.

This is what I see on my account. I don’t see a FREE HD video addon or any video add ons at all. 

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49 minutes ago, tybo31316 said:

This is what I see on my account. I don’t see a FREE HD video addon or any video add ons at all. 

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You already have it added. "HD Streaming"

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I’ve been noticing that Sprint has been going back around and installing 8t8r’s on old Clearwire sites. Seems like they are decommissioning the clear sites days ahead of the installs and takes under a week to power on the 8t8r equipment. 

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I’ve been noticing that Sprint has been going back around and installing 8t8r’s on old Clearwire sites. Seems like they are decommissioning the clear sites days ahead of the installs and takes under a week to power on the 8t8r equipment. 
Seems like a waste of money since they started turning on 3xca on Clearwire towers. Just go straight to massive mimo

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10 minutes ago, Terrell352 said:

Seems like a waste of money since they started turning on 3xca on Clearwire towers. Just go straight to massive mimo

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True. Also it seems as if Sprint is going into overdrive on their upgrades even tho they may be merging with T-Mobile. Seems like Sprint doesn’t have much confidence that the deal will get approved. 

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I agree with you. Even though the current Administration is pro-business it doesn't mean the merger will get approved.

True. Also it seems as if Sprint is going into overdrive on their upgrades even tho they may be merging with T-Mobile. Seems like Sprint doesn’t have much confidence that the deal will get approved. 


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True. Also it seems as if Sprint is going into overdrive on their upgrades even tho they may be merging with T-Mobile. Seems like Sprint doesn’t have much confidence that the deal will get approved. 
How much 15mhz b25 is in Jacksonville now??

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1 minute ago, danlodish345 said:

I agree with you. Even though the current Administration is pro-business it doesn't mean the merger will get approved.

 


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I think the Sprint/T-Mobile deal will get denied because the GOVT failed to block the ATT/Time Warner merger. I know 2 cell companies merging is different than what Att had going on but I think the Sprint merger will suffer because of it. 

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Yes I totally agree. But I saw that the justice department was trying to pursue some type of action against AT&T and Time Warner to undo the merger. But at least Sprint is starting to go into overdrive to get there Network in shape.

I think the Sprint/T-Mobile deal will get denied because the GOVT failed to block the ATT/Time Warner merger. I know 2 cell companies merging is different than what Att had going on but I think the Sprint merger will suffer because of it. 


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3 minutes ago, Terrell352 said:

How much 15mhz b25 is in Jacksonville now??

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Majority of the sites are 15mhz every now and then I may hit a 10mhz site. There’s not many though. 

Service connectivity was bad for a month or two. I don’t know if it’s my device or the network. My phone was dropping to 3g prematurely. It seems to be fixed now. I hope it was Sprint optimizing the network for voLTE. 

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They might need more time. That's why the Jax market is not in the first wave of volte

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They might need more time. That's why the Jax market is not in the first wave of volte

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I live in the Central Jersey market so I surmised that my area may be one of the first for Sprint volte. But then again there's still a few coverage holes that need some serious density work. So I don't know how Sprint will do that but let's see what happens. I'm just excited that Sprint is still working on the network and I hope to see great improvements.

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Majority of the sites are 15mhz every now and then I may hit a 10mhz site. There’s not many though. 
Service connectivity was bad for a month or two. I don’t know if it’s my device or the network. My phone was dropping to 3g prematurely. It seems to be fixed now. I hope it was Sprint optimizing the network for voLTE. 
Ocala is still waiting for 15mhz to show up. But the closest tower is only 24 miles away so it's getting close. How long did it take to see 15mhz on most towers?? I know the first wave of 10mhz showed up in August last year and the second wave in February this year. I imagine any day now we should start seeing it.

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17 hours ago, tybo31316 said:

True. Also it seems as if Sprint is going into overdrive on their upgrades even tho they may be merging with T-Mobile. Seems like Sprint doesn’t have much confidence that the deal will get approved. 

It has nothing to do with lack of confidence in the merger. Sprint already had the funding for these upgrades lined up before the merger announcement so they're going to spend it no matter what. If Sprint doesn't keep operating as normal and the merger doesn't go through, then that would be a year of potential upgrades wasted.

By choosing to go full speed ahead on upgrades, they're in a win-win scenario. If the merger doesn't go through, they're still well positioned network-wise to compete with the other 3 carriers. And if it does go through, they'll only have to move equipment from the decommissioned sites to new T-Mobile sites instead of having to put in a whole new order for a ton of equipment.

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It has nothing to do with lack of confidence in the merger. Sprint already had the funding for these upgrades lined up before the merger announcement so they're going to spend it no matter what. If Sprint doesn't keep operating as normal and the merger doesn't go through, then that would be a year of potential upgrades wasted.
By choosing to go full speed ahead on upgrades, they're in a win-win scenario. If the merger doesn't go through, they're still well positioned network-wise to compete with the other 3 carriers. And if it does go through, they'll only have to move equipment from the decommissioned sites to new T-Mobile sites instead of having to put in a whole new order for a ton of equipment.
Not true for the moving part. Tmobile wants 2.5ghz as 5G only. Only massive mimo equipment would be moved but 8t8r equipment would be terminated.

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2 hours ago, Terrell352 said:

Not true for the moving part. Tmobile wants 2.5ghz as 5G only. Only massive mimo equipment would be moved but 8t8r equipment would be terminated.

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True, I forgot about them wanting to shunt all 2.5GHz LTE traffic to AWS and using 2.5GHz for 5G as soon as possible.

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True, I forgot about them wanting to shunt all 2.5GHz LTE traffic to AWS and using 2.5GHz for 5G as soon as possible.
Tmobiles network will not be able to handle a influx that with out 2.5ghz

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Tmobiles network will not be able to handle a influx that with out 2.5ghz

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Completely agree. There are some sites near me that are already struggling daily with single digit download speeds on 3xCA B41. No way that T-Mobile can absorb that on their existing AWS without serious problems or high densificiation. In my opinion, they'll stop deploying new B41 carriers, make sure 4x4 and 256 QAM are enabled, and then use the remaining spectrum for 5G instead. And as load on B41 is reduced as 5G capable handsets become available, they'll shut down carriers and refarm to 5G.

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41 minutes ago, Terrell352 said:

Tmobiles network will not be able to handle a influx that with out 2.5ghz

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I completely agree. My guess is that they're planning to use Sprint's PCS and SMR to bolster the LTE network and pray that it handles the influx of 50 Million+ customers. They're probably going to try aggregating 20x20 PCS with 20x20 AWS and 5x5 SMR or 5x5 Band12 in most areas. In urban areas, they'd likely rely on LAA and either Band 4 or Band 25 to achieve gigabit speeds over LTE. 

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6 hours ago, Paynefanbro said:

I completely agree. My guess is that they're planning to use Sprint's PCS and SMR to bolster the LTE network and pray that it handles the influx of 50 Million+ customers. They're probably going to try aggregating 20x20 PCS with 20x20 AWS and 5x5 SMR or 5x5 Band12 in most areas. In urban areas, they'd likely rely on LAA and either Band 4 or Band 25 to achieve gigabit speeds over LTE. 

I do not believe either B25+B4 or B25+B12 CA are standardized. Aggregating PCS with their other holdings would require the new T-Mobile to run B2 carriers and I’m not sure what would happen to the PCS G Block in that case. 

7 hours ago, Paynefanbro said:

True, I forgot about them wanting to shunt all 2.5GHz LTE traffic to AWS and using 2.5GHz for 5G as soon as possible.

LTE and NR carriers can be aggregated. I don’t see why shutting down L2500 in a rush would be a smart play on new T-Mobile’s part...

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