IBEZ will be solved SOONER, rather than later.
Which is a good thing. I would have liked for SoftBank to join the fight, because EVERYONE knows that their roaming rates are going to be abysmal with Sprint customers traveling to Mexico.
Is this a raw deal? Your thoughts?
The closest Sprint tower to my house is about 3.5 miles away. In between are hills, trees, a handful of houses, and fields. However, I do have line of sight. I can see the blinking light of the tower in the distance at night. I do not think Sprint has deployed any LTE at this tower. When they do, is it possible that the LTE signal would reach my house?
Right now I have a Moto X, but I may go back to the Q10. I do pick up eHRPD at my house. What frequency is that on? I'm thinking Sprint's 800ish mhz LTE band might. Not sure about 1900 though..
With the extremely fast ramp-up of band 26 deployment in the recent months, a lot of the US is now covered by it. Some markets have been optimized, some haven't.
For those markets that have seen band 26 optimization, what's your story? Did you used to get a weak 3G connection indoors, and now enjoy a usable 1-2 bar LTE connection?
Is your 800Mhz LTE connection stronger, the same, or slightly weaker than 3G now?
Let's try to keep this focused only on stories about areas that have seen a definite coverage improvement as a result of a fully optimized band 26 LTE deployment, not a thread that focuses on where optimization hasn't taken place yet. Perhaps we can boost morale and give us non-optimized folks something to look forward to. :-)
I'm James from OpenSignal. We're trying to map international rollout of LTE, but very few phones can report the band and bandwidth used, so we're hoping people can help us by firing up field test mode and submitting the data to our map - all the data can be downloaded.
We've already got a great map of South Korea and China, there's a lot of 10 MHz and 20 MHz bands there, which explains why they're clocking some of the fastest LTE speeds on the planet.
You actually need to use "service mode" on Android to do this:
Into a dialer.
You should see
Here you can read the LTE stats easily. The Band is 7 (around 2600 MHz), and the LTE Bandwidth for download (LTE DL BW) is 15 MHz. Actually the Earfcn_dl gives a more precise reading of the band, 2825, so if this available use this.
You can fill in the form here: Google docs form
Your data will appear on a map here: LTE bandwidth map.
This won't work for all Android phones, I'm yet to find any other codes that can bring up this info (field test modes & service modes are implemented differently on different devices.
On iOS try:
Btw if any admin has the permissions, you can embed the form and map right here:
If that works fill out this form and your information will be automatically mapped:
All the information is public, and responses are mapped immediately below – you will probably need to refresh this page before your data becomes visible. If it doesn’t appear after that there may be a problem geocoding please email me James (@ opensignal.com) with your observation and we’ll get it up.
Map of LTE bandwidth. Click on a dot to see the observation. Get the raw data here.
Marcelo Claure, Town Hall Meetings, New Family Share Pack Plan, Unlimited Individual Plan, Discussion ThreadSprint has plenty of tricks in its arsenal to do more with the network and alot of it doesnt cost much at all being mostly software upgrades. Sent from my SM-G977P using Tapatalk
Yup! It came with the Android 10 update. Glad to have it officially supported instead of requiring a hack. The question is, does it continue to ignore the VoLTE flag on the eNB (ie, will it work on a Magic Box or Airave), unlike other VoLTE enabled devices? I've been out of the country since it came out, so haven't been able to test. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
Marcelo Claure, Town Hall Meetings, New Family Share Pack Plan, Unlimited Individual Plan, Discussion ThreadIt depends on the market. In Pittsburgh and other cities, I rarely see B26, and when I do, it performs well. I think in less urban areas there is higher B26 usage, but urban areas account for a majority of traffic. So that will affect the % of traffic on B26 in total. On the other hand, there are some cities where Sprint is lacking. The Bay area (SF, Oakland, Berkeley) doesn't have sufficient density for the topography, despite having a ton of sites. I'll be on B25 or B26 a lot, and it can be painfully slow. Even B41 gets congested, due to only 2 carriers on most sites (and only 2xCA on ones that do. Non contig B41 spectrum there). Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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