Jump to content
jonathanm1978

Network Vision/LTE - Alabama Market (including Birmingham, Montgomery, Huntsville, Mobile)

Recommended Posts

Is this the correct rf 900mhz? Posted Image

 

Sent from my LG-LS970 using Tapatalk 2

Sorry cant edit my post... to go along with that isnt the 900mhz for strictly gsm?

 

Sent from my LG-LS970 using Tapatalk 2

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sprint is 850kHz-1900kHz and SMR is 800kHz.

 

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was wondering how accurate the BSL is on Signal Pro...I saw a location the other day when I ran it in Syl and I know there shouldn't be a tower where it was addressing ....because I know the 3 for this area. But it still showed it after I cycled data.

So far every app I've tried (signalcheck being the exception, don't have the pro version yet) puts a site right in the middle of a weapons test range on Redstone Arsenal.

SignalCheck Pro will probably show the same spot any other apps do.. see here for why: http://www.bluelinepc.com/signalcheck/help/#bslwrong

 

-Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok...I can say with pride that Sylacauga has LTE on one of the towers and thanks to Sensorly, I've laid down some purple track on the way home from some visiting we did over the weekend to Troy, Alabama. I'm headed back to town in a few to check which site it is, but I got a good idea already and will take photos to post for the supporters...but it's been on since Friday when I suddenly felt that 3-vibrate notification that Sigcheck does when LTE is found. I was in town on Thursday and there wasn't any LTE in the same spot..so I know they had just got it on Friday morning and were still working on it when we hit hwy 21 headed towards Montgomery.

I Sensorly'd some in Montgomery but there was already someone doing it in that area...I'm happy to say I'm the only sensorly user in the Sylacauga area - besides my wife, I made her download it yesterday when we came back to Sylacauga because it shouldn't be long before she starts seeing some around Wilsonville/Columbiana, where the power plant is...

 

If you look at the Sensorly map, when I get home later the word "Sylacauga" should have some dark purple on it...if I'm right about the tower that's been flipped on. I'm going right there where you can see the hwy 34 just under the word Sylacauga, and around in the entire area surrounding that street.(though that's not where the antenna is, I'm going to do some extra driving to put down some purple).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I laid down some purple near the 20/59 junction in Birmingham :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been around Centerpoint when they turned that first tower on and put some track down from 459 on in. My doctor is on roebuck pkwy.

 

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

in Auburn 4G lit up on my phone just past the mall. frustrating for me because now it lights up within 60 seconds of each direction i turn from where i live. just my luck..and weird at the same time that i'm within that small window where it's stilll 3G

Edited by gamersfuel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sprint is 850kHz-1900kHz and SMR is 800kHz. Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2

Thanks

 

Sent from my LG-LS970 using Tapatalk 4

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blah, mHz..not kHz. Sorry.

 

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 4

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone in a near Huntsville getting LTE?

 

I haven't seen any yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Huewytown seems to be lighting up more lately. Noticed signal on more roads than usual today. Downloaded at 13mb the other morning on speedtest app

 

Sent from a Galaxy within my palm

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not so much the download speed as most things on a phone can operate on 5mbps, give or take a meg per second, but upload speed is important because things sync so often. YouTube uploading a video, photos being sent to Google+, etc

 

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 4

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not so much the download speed as most things on a phone can operate on 5mbps, give or take a meg per second, but upload speed is important because things sync so often. YouTube uploading a video, photos being sent to Google+, etc

 

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 4

Upload that particular test was 1.5mb but have seen over 5mb on other test

 

Sent from a Galaxy within my palm

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Laid some more people tracks down coming from Woodstock AL over the weekend. Here are some speed test results I had on hwy 59

Posted Image

 

Sent from a Galaxy within my palm

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like Columbiana is getting LTE, (or Wilsonville). My wife just called me from work and told me...so I got her to text me a couple of screenshots:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Starting to pick up 4g in Dothan! :) finally

 

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk 4

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More and more 4g popping up around the Bessemer and Huewytown area. Download test at 15mb and uploads 6mb. Laid the purple on the map as well

 

Sent from a galaxy within my palm

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm heading to (almost) Trussville today, and i think there is some more mapping I can do during my trip...this was one of the first areas in the state, aside from Tuscaloosa, to get a live LTE site.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Long time reader, first time poster...

 

I'm in Huntsville, so decided to create an account when I first started seeing 4G.  Noticed it the other day and started laying down the purple.  So far I've found it in the Hampton Cove area, and on University Dr. around Madison Sq. Mall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't done much with Sensorly since I left headed to Slidell for my brother's funeral on October 10. I dunno..I've lost interest in lots of things since then and just haven't had the urge to do much...but it's good to see Sprint working so fast to get LTE up and going in areas that are so rural, like the Sylacauga area.  I had LTE at my dads, and at the Microtel on 1090 in Pearl River...and even on the West Pearl when we went out in the boat. I just wasn't thinking and didn't map anything on our travels.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm here in the Huntsville area too. I've noticed LTE being turned on as you go up N. Memorial Parkway in the plaza with Redstone Federal Credit Union and Lowe's also pass Memorial Parkway and Winchester. I took a screen shot of the speed test, but not sure how to post it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These were mine this morning in Bessemer in the Dollar General Distribution Center parking lot. 33 mb is the fastest I've seen so far

Posted Image

 

Sent from a galaxy within my palm

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I have been getting LTE around Madison and close to Triana off and on the past two or three days, I have mapped some of it with Sensorly, though I still have to do Zierdt and some other areas. I have to say seeing 4G on my phone was a very nice surprise after roaming for almost two weeks at home, I still wonder if what I saw at the I-565 site had anything to do with it, as it started right after I saw a lift crane (I think) at the top

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • large.unreadcontent.png.6ef00db54e758d06

  • gallery_1_23_9202.png

  • Posts

    • Wow. That's quite a burn. 🔥🔥🔥
    • Long time lurker here, long time SCP user.  FYI...  I'm the guy in the bar that had SC on his phone!  LOL First, I just wanted to thank you for this awesome tool.   Second, I do have an occasional freezing of the app on my Galaxy S20 Ultra.  It's usually when switching back and forth between the engineering screen to check CA, SCP, and the Speedtest app, to make sure it's still running.  I have to go in and force close it to get it to run again. Now for a question: how accurate is the distance from the tower in SCP?  I've had a few times that I can't figure out where it's picking up a tower, and now that I think about it, it could be a SC.  Since the S20 U is now on T-Mobile, there are no site notes for the towers, and I'm trying to figure out where they are!
    • So, I'm late to the party here.  Columbus, Ohio market.  I've had my S20 Ultra since a few days after launch (late pre-order) so I've been through the stuff mentioned through this thread.  My issue is 5G.  Before 5G was turned on, my speeds on T-Mobile were great!  Maybe a bit slower than Sprint in a speedtest, but latency was better, and it "felt" faster.  Then 5G was turned on, and I found out to check in the *#0011# service mode screen to see if n71 was working.  It was, I was happy.  Within a couple days, that totally changed.  It seemed that I rarely got n71, and data was SLOW, maybe 1/3 of the speed as before 5G was turned on.  When I do see n71, speeds are really good. For instance, 2 days ago, it was hitting n71 without active data transferring.  Then yesterday and today, not even a blip of n71 when actively transferring.  I found that switching the network mode to LTE/CDMA got my speeds back to good.  It seems that I must get a profile update push when not looking and it turns 5G back on, or if I have to restart and forget to reset it.   Is anyone else seeing this behavior?  
    • Just got off the phone with a Sprint Business rep. According to him the cell site nearest me is now running n41. Which explains why my LTE-41 speeds are a fraction of what they were a few months back. He mentioned a pretty awesome deal on an S20 if I sign a contract, with a $10 price increase per month in exchange for going from 3 GB of hotspot to 50 GB (which I've wanted anyway), so chances are good I'll bump up to the S20. Apparently it's still a Business Fusion plan so I don't have to pay $$$ extra per month for the phone either. Anyone heard of a $55/mo (or $75/mo) Business Fusion plan with 50GB of hotspot? Any video/VPN throttling to speak of there?
  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...