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Hey guys just wanted to create a thread for Puerto Rican residents to report the new LTE sites around the island.

 

around a week ago I noticed the site by the Mayaguez Town Center (posted by another member in another thread) had people on it working aswell as the new panels.

 

sprint really sucks in any part of the island right now, hoping to see NV soon to get improved 3g data.

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Hmmm, how bad is it for you? I was down there last winter and I was getting fine 3G signals, enough to watch netflix at sort of low res on.

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I live in Bayamon, and with 3 bars i got 48kbps and 210 ping. :unsure:

Cant wait till NV gets here! I should be able to try it out as soon as they put the backhaul in and upgrade the towers since one of the towers that im nearby usually is one of the first towers to get upgraded in the whole island. :tu:

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Hmmm, how bad is it for you? I was down there last winter and I was getting fine 3G signals, enough to watch netflix at sort of low res on.

 

you were probably around a metro area, I'm at Mayaguez which is the west side of the island. I barely get enough for whatsapp conversations!

 

Its around 149kbps and 601 ping

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They're working and installing panels according to schedules (if they are on schedule an not behind it), but we not gonna see any LTE until Bayamon 4G Core center is finished. We don't know status of that. Probably Robert gonna give us some light when he get more info.

 

According schedule we should start seeing LTE sites up around december - march 2013.

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Yeah I heard that the bayamon core was a key part to this whole process but I hope we get some improved 3g speeds soon. I'm a student at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and it just sucks to have 1 bar(or -105dB) of 1x coverage inside the campus.

 

AT&T and Open Mobile have LTE and T-Mo has HSPA+

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Hopefully we will at least, start seeing some test sites soon! I wonder if the backhaul is ready. Also, does anyone know if there are already towers that have been upgraded to network vision and they are just waiting for the backhaul?

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I live in Arecibo 00612 always had bad reception and no good 3G Speeds but on 31/August/2012 @ evening everything change for good from no bars to 3 and from 0.09Mbps Downloads to 1.70Mbps :D

 

See this test:

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Wow Omar, those speeds are great! for some reason I've been stuck in 1x for a while now at the bayamon area near plaza rio hondo. This was today while visiting my parents.

 

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Back at Mayaguez 00682 early in the morning.(nevermind about the signal bars as they bounce from 1-3 here)

 

 

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

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Are you guys seeing eHRPD connections here?

 

From what I could tell in the PRL, they will need to add the correct MCC/MNC record for the PR Geographic area to make LTE work.

 

How can we verify? For testing purposes I was running CM10 on my galaxy nexus but reverted to stock 4.0.4 just in case anything got screwed due to having a custom rom.

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Nevermind, did a search and found it.

Nothing at Mayaguez, I'll check again tomorrow by the campus where the cell site with the new panels is located.

 

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You only have 1xRTT there?

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Does anyone know if the fiber cable work that is going on in PR/VI has anything to do wifh NV ....THANKS

 

As far as the VI market specifically I really don't know. As far as scheduling though the VI is on the same time table as PR but honestly I expect PR to get set up relatively quickly while the VI will lag behind as with everything else there.

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You only have 1xRTT there?

 

Phone registers it as 3g as far as the icon near the bars go. But yeah, thats all we're getting here I don't know why. Let me check my sisters OG Evo and I'll report back in a few mins.

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Phone registers it as 3g as far as the icon near the bars go. But yeah, thats all we're getting here I don't know why. Let me check my sisters OG Evo and I'll report back in a few mins.

 

Yeah, unless you fixed your ROM it always shows 3g. Sprint accidentally over wrote the 1x icon with 3g on all of their smartphones. Imagine that!

 

If so, wow you get a double upgrade. 3g and 4G upgrade!

 

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Apparently I'm between 2 sites. Since theres little signal inside our dorm we are connected to two different towers. The evo is on EVDO RevA with -105 dB and the Nexus is on 1x with -86dB to a different site nearby.

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