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i can tel you right now lte coverage in the baltimore area is pitiful right now even at this late stage in the game. Unfortunately they've also cratered overall signal performance in all areas from Frederick up to hagerstown to Baltimore i had 85 tickets open with them at one point. i got tired of spending more time on the phone with sprint than my clients and closed them all.

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We need some Sensorly updates. I'd do it myself, but I have an iPhone.

i tried that on my galaxy nexus and it made the radio so unstable i had to take it off.

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i would agree with the coverage in baltimore, but i thought it was just because i have a evo 4g lte.

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i can tel you right now lte coverage in the baltimore area is pitiful right now even at this late stage in the game. Unfortunately they've also cratered overall signal performance in all areas from Frederick up to hagerstown to Baltimore i had 85 tickets open with them at one point. i got tired of spending more time on the phone with sprint than my clients and closed them all.

i would agree with the coverage in baltimore, but i thought it was just because i have a evo 4g lte.

 

The coverage in the suburbs isn't very good, but it's more then adequate with 50% of towers complete. I have LTE in most places I frequent, and the 3G is superb just about everywhere. There are those holes, but that's to be expected only half way through the market. We're actually lucky- people in Chicago have been almost unable to use their phones because of incompatibility between the legacy Motorola equipment and the Network Vision Samsung equipment.

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The coverage in the suburbs isn't very good, but it's more then adequate with 50% of towers complete. I have LTE in most places I frequent, and the 3G is superb just about everywhere. There are those holes, but that's to be expected only half way through the market. We're actually lucky- people in Chicago have been almost unable to use their phones because of incompatibility between the legacy Motorola equipment and the Network Vision Samsung equipment.

 

I haeard about that..ickies..sorry for you folks there.

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I haeard about that..ickies..sorry for you folks there.

 

I'm in Baltimore, enjoying my service. Leaps and bounds ahead of AT&T.

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I added some new points to sensorly but I just looked and I don't see them now. So here is good old low tech I got a lte signal from I 695 nw on I 795 for a couple miles blinks off then comes back on exit 4. I would say 2 new towers. I suspect there are towers on the tall blue cross Blue Shield building with a severe down tilt.

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^^^ i have been adding to sensorly as well.

 

Speedtest while I was at BWW in OM:

 

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Now to revive this thread.

 

Ended up getting an LTE signal, plus a Speed test at the Annapolis Plaza shopping center parking lot at Trader Joes.

 

 

 

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Now to revive this thread.

 

Ended up getting an LTE signal, plus a Speed test at the Annapolis Plaza shopping center parking lot at Trader Joes.

 

 

 

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I was waiting for someone to revive it. I currently have a full bar LTE signal in Owings Mills- that's new.

 

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Now to revive this thread.

 

Ended up getting an LTE signal, plus a Speed test at the Annapolis Plaza shopping center parking lot at Trader Joes.

 

 

 

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I was waiting for someone to revive it. I currently have a full bar LTE signal in Owings Mills- that's new.

 

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And.. LTE is now live in Western AA County! Turned off Wifi this morning and then the 4F icon came up. So I quickly did a Speed test! I wonder when they turned my local tower on to it? Ether way still pleased with this!

 

Btw, not the fastest connection but hey. ude7yvu8.jpg

 

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And.. LTE is now live in Western AA County! Turned off Wifi this morning and then the 4F icon came up. So I quickly did a Speed test! I wonder when they turned my local tower on to it? Ether way still pleased with this!

 

Btw, not the fastest connection but hey. ude7yvu8.jpg

 

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I have a signal here at the Glen Burnie MVA. Weak though. -114dBm. ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21359822106.073313.jpg

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I have a signal here at the Glen Burnie MVA. Weak though. -114dBm. ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21359822106.073313.jpg

 

Weak? Ukraine is not weak!!!

 

Robert via Nexus 7 with Tapatalk HD

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Just to add, I lost the signal just to the north of my house (on John's Hopkins Road). So it must be just one tower by my house.

 

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In Baltimore City now. Looks like we have some capacity issues. ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21359827185.918105.jpg

 

Coverage is great around here though. Consistently around 3-5 bars.

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In Baltimore City now. Looks like we have some capacity issues. ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21359827185.918105.jpg

 

Coverage is great around here though. Consistently around 3-5 bars.

 

That may be a sector capacity issue. It may also be a backhaul issue. If there is an issue with the backhaul download under performing for a variety of issues, this can also result. My Verizon LTE will occasionally have low download speeds and high upload speeds at times on even rural sectors. I have attributed that issue to backhaul.

 

There is no way to know definitively. But you have definitely discovered some under performing download.

 

If this is a sector you frequent, you can call and report it and open a ticket. On new sites, it will be easy for them to determine a problem. If it is because of backhaul, they can call the vendor and get it fixed. If it is because of abusers, they can quickly identify them and take action. If it is because of hardware/radios at the site, they can dispatch someone.

 

If you report it, make sure you get a ticket number.

 

Robert via Samsung Note II via Tapatalk

 

 

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In Baltimore City now. Looks like we have some capacity issues.

 

Coverage is great around here though. Consistently around 3-5 bars.

 

Another thought. Can you verify if all sectors on this same site are suffering from reduced download? That would help identify capacity or backhaul.

 

Robert via Samsung Note II via Tapatalk

 

 

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Another thought. Can you verify if all sectors on this same site are suffering from reduced download? That would help identify capacity or backhaul.

 

Robert via Samsung Note II via Tapatalk

 

It was capacity. Got this from the same site.

 

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It was capacity. Got this from the same site.

 

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Did you verify it's the same site via Site ID? Now your download looks really slow.

 

Robert

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Did you verify it's the same site via Site ID? Now your download looks really slow.

 

Robert

 

Didn't think of that. I didn't move much. I could still see the site. It was a rooftop.

I was in a fire lane though, so I was kind of rushed.

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Did you verify it's the same site via Site ID? Now your download looks really slow.

 

Robert

 

Didn't think of that. I didn't move much. I could still see the site. It was a rooftop.

I was in a fire lane though, so I was kind of rushed.

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Huh, now I lost my LTE connection, but the 3G connection is getting weak. The roaming is stronger though. Maybe they were testing LTE from the tower.

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After about a week, my LTE came back. Maybe it's tower testing or something. Anything happen overnight? I'm in Crofton. ruquzaqu.jpg

 

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After about a week, my LTE came back. Maybe it's tower testing or something. Anything happen overnight? I'm in Crofton. ruquzaqu.jpg

 

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Also to add, I had LTE from Underwood to 424, 424 to 3, and then 3 to the Exxon station on 3 (I didn't drive further) but I did have LTE by the Burger King in 450. All in Crofton, and all mapped on Sensorly.

 

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