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Got this test in Pendleton SC today pretty good 20+mbps down on Band 25

 

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B25 in Berea avg about 3 down and up b26 about the same although Hartwell GA last Thursday I got almost 30 down and half that up on b25

 

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Got a new PRL update from 55051 to 55052

 

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I haven't seen anyone dissect this update yet. Probably some new roaming partners.

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Hello everyone. I left sprint a couple of years ago over poor reception. I work in downtown Columbia and back then Sprints building penetration was horrid. I think B26 was coming online but not making much of a difference.

 

While I don't miss Sprint's coverage I do miss their prices!

 

So, query: I assume a full rollout of band 26 would resolve my problems in downtown COLA, so is there anyone who spends time here who can update me on coverage? Thanks.

 

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Hello everyone. I left sprint a couple of years ago over poor reception. I work in downtown Columbia and back then Sprints building penetration was horrid. I think B26 was coming online but not making much of a difference.

While I don't miss Sprint's coverage I do miss their prices!

So, query: I assume a full rollout of band 26 would resolve my problems in downtown COLA, so is there anyone who spends time here who can update me on coverage? Thanks.

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I don't live in Colombia but if you're wondering what coverage should be like with a full B26 rollout, imagine LTE pretty much every where 3G was. When optimized, B26 should run -114 to -118 when 3G loses service.

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It still needs densification; that is happening now. Small cells are popping up at the western end of the Myrtle Market in Florence. I found a new macro in Marion.

 

Coverage is just now changing inside established markets. Band 26 is on the majority of sites across SC, but crawls mostly due to use as capacity/to many users/lack of cells. I am on the lookout for coverage expansion to new areas but have not found it (much) yet.

 

If you travel inside the footprint now it is usable and improving slowly. Outside of native service is still difficult but LTE roaming and new sites will be needed to fix that of course. Should be getting better, quicker, by the summer or fall.

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Riding around downtown area of anderson near the hospital had Band 41 with alittle 2 for a split second then it dropped got a LTE connection error signal dropped to none back to Band 26 which is going up and and dropping like the time they was putting LTE in our area

 

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Finally got a screen shot it was fast lol but edit i got a better screenshot it stayed connected a little longer 974fd6fe9e1012386807b7e7616253c7.jpg

 

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And something is def going on in the area i usually get 10+mbps here and only this and around the hospital i usually get full bars of B26 but today no way lol keeps going back and forth 25 26 41 back to 26 and 41df60384aa6e7d88510b5eb24203351c7.jpg

 

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Speed test i got off of B41

 

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Sounds like they are optimizing the site, give it a few days, if it continues to be the same way, just give them a call and open up a trouble ticket.

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Manage to get a Engineering screen shot from Debug BW-10Mhz usually 5 around here and weird it reports B4 i saw this one time they where building out in the Statesville/Mooresville NC area fcba335c58eaab0b3d571d70541f644a.jpg

 

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Manage to get a Engineering screen shot from Debug BW-10Mhz usually 5 around here and weird it reports B4 i saw this one time they where building out in the Statesville/Mooresville NC area fcba335c58eaab0b3d571d70541f644a.jpg

 

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B4 is AWS which sprint doesn't have...

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Yeah i know its strange i saw the same thing in a area once it was getting B41 i know i saw some SBA techs at the tower we lease our land to for their Tower i am gonna walk down there in a bit they have Paneled the tower for B41 when they where working on 26 they put alot of Panels up and while they where Removing the Nextel section array reason they told me B41 is not on yet is cause of a Backhaul issue Verizon on the tower LTE is Microwaved from a company Called Conterra communications but the current for sprint atm is pulling from backhaul from AT&T which there is also a Charter Communication backhaul line also going to it last time i went down there and it was new when Charter redone all the Cable in our area

 

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Was Anderson not the lone SC band 41 tower outside of the CLT south market? I seem to remember there being one site on the map that was confirmed from sources; it stood out for sure.

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Yeah there was one then 2 in Greenville i remember seeing them on Clearwires coverage map but they was not active just got done talking with the SBA guy at the tower he looked at the GCI PCI and TAC numbers and he said that was their tower on E Whitner Street downtown and there was a upgrade work order open for it from Sprint been in Progress for 3 days now he was saying most of the towers around here SBA tower wise has the B41 Equipment but inactive due to backhaul issues like our tower he says when the backhaul issues gets fixed he said its as simple as cutting on the power switch to broadcast but he cant speak for Crown Castle which also owns alot around here

 

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He also told me he does not know why Sprint wont microwave to these what he calls "Interstate towers" he says from Atlanta to Commerce Ga Exit 149 is Microwaved thru Conterra and its SBA towers he said there is about 13 towers of theirs that has B41 following I85 that can be easily Microwaved from that last tower with B41 in Commerce and he said Conterra is pretty good Verizon speedtest on our tower gets around 20 to 40mbs down and he said all of the towers along I85 are Microwaved and they never had a slowdown issue or anything and serve plenty of rural customers in this area of the upstate

 

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Would be sweet to have B41, I'm usually on B26 not much faster than 1 to 3 mbps on average.

 

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Talked to the SBA tech again a network engineer was with him Sprint struck a Charter Comm backhaul deal for the Upstate he says it also includes Time Warner Cable areas which I am guessing includes Columbia and The Sandhills the tower I use they gonna start optimizing it over the next few weeks this is for SBA Communications towers and sites again he can't speak for Crown Castle and American towers SBA and those 2 are major tower companies in SC

 

 

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Any news around hwy 25 between TR and Berea? Moved to a house off hwy 25 signal had been iffy. Hopefully they get it rocking and rolling.

 

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So I'm curious on what sprint has planned for this approaching major storm for Carolinas and Florida ?

 

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The network is loaded beach side. Traffic was heavy yesterday on the way out. Today a bit less as I believe any few remaining tourists have left. Word is Charleston is packed all the way out since the order was given to leave.

 

Our county is tomorrow afternoon, I am flying out to catch a metal show. My partner has the week off due to H. Mathew and is staying home, inland. We haven't seen much in preparation here by cellcos yet, but it is a day or two out and they usually will not deploy unless network damage is predicted/happens or until public safety asks for assistance.

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