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It sounds like your area is a bit spectrum constrained on Band 41. Hopefully T-Mobile buys or leases the spectrum from the squatters holding onto it. Sprint didn't really have the funds or bargaining position to negotiate those squatters away. The new T-Mobile does.

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6 hours ago, transitwatch889 said:

I am now connecting to 15 megahertz of T-Mobile band 41! In addition to the 20 MHz of NR 41. From what I can tell the Sprint site is still transmitting three carriers of two band 41, 20 wide channels and a 10 wide channel. For total 50 MHz there 

B41+B41 in CA? 

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7 hours ago, nexgencpu said:

B41+B41 in CA? 

No it drops off to just straight LTE single carrier!

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4 hours ago, transitwatch889 said:

No it drops off to just straight LTE single carrier!

Thanks,

Funny, I meant N41+B41(autocorrect switches N to B for some reason) but you still understood what I meant. lol

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3 hours ago, nexgencpu said:

Thanks,

Funny, I meant N41+B41(autocorrect switches N to B for some reason) but you still understood what I meant. lol

Yeah I understood! But I don't think T-Mobile wants to do that because they pretty much told Sprint customers with their first generation 5G devices they were no good just to turn around and then say psych we got you LOL! So it's still just anchoring to b2/4/66

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I got an iPhone 12 Pro Max and one of the things I've noticed is consistently higher 5G speeds on it than I used to get on my S20 Ultra. I have also noticed that it seems to have an easier time connecting to and staying on 5G even in Auto mode. In Manhattan in area where I knew I should have mmWave coverage but I always had trouble connecting with my S20 Ultra, the iPhone connected and gave me over 400Mbps down.

Another thing that Apple did with the iPhone is that when your device is actually connected to 5G, the signal strength indicator reflects your 5G signal strength as opposed to your LTE signal strength. So if you're in an area with weak 5G but strong LTE, you'll only see 1 or 2 bars. Once you drop out of 5G coverage, it'll go back to reflecting LTE signal strength while still showing the 5G icon in the top right.

I got my fastest speeds ever from my home site just now on this phone.

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Another update. My mom purchased an iPhone 12 Pro Max on Verizon today. At my house, she has between 1-2 bars of n5 and speeds have ranged from 60-100Mbps so far.

One thing I've noticed is that DSS seems to provide very inconsistent speeds. The same speed test in one spot gives me wildly varying results.

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So I don't know if they're doing some Network optimizations in my area because of the new tower builds but I keep dropping down to a single channel of either band 12 or band 41. And rolling off nr41 off to nr71 even though the signal is there. It's kind of annoying to constantly see the indicator jump in and out of frequencies.

I feel like T-Mobile has too many bands and there's like no priority to which when you lock onto and then drop off to from there.

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