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Something has to be up because I usually get B26 in my apartment complex and sometimes B25, but now I’m able to watch YouTube and scroll Instagram on B26 without much of a problem. Before I couldn’t do either while on B26. 

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Yes, I’m still on sprint. I know about the Walgreens thing. Service has been amazing inside and near Walgreens around the city. I was asking more about macro upgrades. 

Yeah. Like 80% of all towers in Gainesville now have 2.5


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Something has to be up because I usually get B26 in my apartment complex and sometimes B25, but now I’m able to watch YouTube and scroll Instagram on B26 without much of a problem. Before I couldn’t do either while on B26. 


Probably from the load being taken off that band by the traffic being moved to other bands.

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Alright cool. I’m not as informed as you guys are, but I try to learn from you all because I find these kinds of things interesting. Eager to see how VoLTE will perform. It was flawless for me in Orlando. 

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Alright cool. I’m not as informed as you guys are, but I try to learn from you all because I find these kinds of things interesting. Eager to see how VoLTE will perform. It was flawless for me in Orlando. 

Sprint to me is not as dense in Gainesville as they need to be. Not bad but could be way better. Part of the problem is they are on the bottom racks of the tower way too often.


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Do you know if sprint is benefiting from cox at all here? When they made the deal with cox I was hoping to see a bunch of small cells popping up being that they are the only cable provider in Gainesville. 

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Do you know if sprint is benefiting from cox at all here? When they made the deal with cox I was hoping to see a bunch of small cells popping up being that they are the only cable provider in Gainesville. 

I haven’t seen a single small cell in Gainesville or Ocala which is the only Cox territories in Florida


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Sheesh. Smh. I thought that sprint would have improved back hail and add small cells with their agreement with cox, but I guess not. 

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Backhaul*

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Service for the most part isn’t bad at all, but I work in alachua and I’m stuck on B26 until I leave work and it’s fine most of the day until around 1pm when I take my last break. I have to turn off LTE and use 3G for my phone to be able to load Instagram or Facebook. 

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Sheesh. Smh. I thought that sprint would have improved back hail and add small cells with their agreement with cox, but I guess not. 
They did increase backhaul. In Ocala towers are doing double or even triple the speeds they were two months ago. Very recent upgrade. Towers in the middle of nowhere even breaking over 200mbps

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Backhaul*
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Nice! I was hoping that with their agreement with cox that we would see small cells but at least they’re increasing backhaul. Service where I frequent except back in Live Oak my hometown is usually good. I don’t care about being the fastest I just want usable data for the most part. 

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Nice! I was hoping that with their agreement with cox that we would see small cells but at least they’re increasing backhaul. Service where I frequent except back in Live Oak my hometown is usually good. I don’t care about being the fastest I just want usable data for the most part. 
In Ocala Sprint is like a completely different network. And Verizon is slowing down fast.

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Nice! I was hoping that with their agreement with cox that we would see small cells but at least they’re increasing backhaul. Service where I frequent except back in Live Oak my hometown is usually good. I don’t care about being the fastest I just want usable data for the most part. 
I think places like Atlanta is where that small cell deal was really intended.

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Is Ocala really good? Don’t go there much just pass through on my way to Orlando or Tampa. Service in Atlanta was excellent when I was there last September. Left Atlanta then went to Knoxville and service was good there also. 

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Is Ocala really good? Don’t go there much just pass through on my way to Orlando or Tampa. Service in Atlanta was excellent when I was there last September. Left Atlanta then went to Knoxville and service was good there also. 
I would say Ocala is better than Gainesville. Since Sprint seems to neglect east Gainesville

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You’re right. East Gainesville isn’t good past Waldo road. 

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You’re right. East Gainesville isn’t good past Waldo road. 
Yep big mistake. But tmobile roaming is helping that way alot.

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There’s T-mobile roaming out east? If so, I didn’t know that. I used to take my daughter to track practice out east and data was terrible. That was a year ago though. 

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There’s T-mobile roaming out east? If so, I didn’t know that. I used to take my daughter to track practice out east and data was terrible. That was a year ago though. 
There is now. And since its treated as native coverage you don't see a roaming indicator.

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That’s good to know. Do you think that’s due to prep for VoLTE?

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3 minutes ago, Terrell352 said:

There is now. And since its treated as native coverage you don't see a roaming indicator.

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No doubt about it

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That’s good to know. Additional coverage was definitely needed there. 

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On 5/19/2019 at 5:24 PM, Terrell352 said:

In Ocala Sprint is like a completely different network. And Verizon is slowing down fast.

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I think the higher BW on B25 helps along with B41

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