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14 minutes ago, kg4icg said:

Well I now have the lg v50 in hand, picked it up from sprint yesterday

How do you like it? Any 5G visible yet?

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5 minutes ago, RedSpark said:

How do you like it? Any 5G visible yet?

Not yet, here at work at Dulles

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5G has officially launched in DC: https://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-lights-up-true-mobile-5g-in-washington-dc.htm

Part of this 5G launch announcement for Los Angeles, New York City and Phoenix: https://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-lights-up-true-mobile-5g-in-los-angeles-new-york-city-phoenix-and-washington-dc.htm

Seems Sprint/Nokia got the bugs worked out!

Sprint's Coverage Map now shows 5G Coverage for DC....

Still a number of areas to cover with 5G in DC.

From the Coverage Map, it actually seems that the 5G Coverage in Montgomery County, MD is greater than it is in DC. Have a look at Bethesda and then go in all directions. Seems solid.

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Something looks wrong with the map to me.  If you look at Beacon Hill, for instance, there is 5G to the northeast and southeast of the site, but not immediately surrounding it or west of it.  It almost looks like there's a smaller 4G site overlaid on top of it or something.  The site at Kingstowne looks the same, as do several others I'm spot-checking.

- Trip

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Noticing Sprint's 5G foot print getting bigger week by week in the DC area

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10 minutes ago, RedSpark said:

Except Sprint's 5G setup is on the celltower, using 64T64R antenna's, replace band 41 antennas with new ones, not utility pole mounted.

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1 hour ago, kg4icg said:

Except Sprint's 5G setup is on the celltower, using 64T64R antenna's, replace band 41 antennas with new ones, not utility pole mounted.

Very good point!

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Any observations or experience with 5G coverage in Northern Virginia?

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1 minute ago, RedSpark said:

It doesn't apply to sprint, they aren't doing mmwave, sprint is upgrading panels on cell towers for there 5g, but it does apply to AT&T and Verizon

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6 minutes ago, kg4icg said:

It doesn't apply to sprint, they aren't doing mmwave, sprint is upgrading panels on cell towers for there 5g, but it does apply to AT&T and Verizon

That’s true. Sprint is in a good position with its 2.5 GHz for 5G. I only wish they had some more low band to complement it.

It would apply to T-Mobile mmwave though right?

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2 minutes ago, RedSpark said:

That’s true. Sprint is in a good position with its 2.5 GHz for 5G. I only wish they had some more low band to complement it.

It would apply to T-Mobile mmwave though right?

Simply yes

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That’s true. Sprint is in a good position with its 2.5 GHz for 5G. I only wish they had some more low band to complement it.
It would apply to T-Mobile mmwave though right?
People will rally against 5G the carrier really doesn't matter. If Sprint wanted to install a small cell in a spot someone might go against it. Some of the same people might even want all towers gone then complain that their phone doesn't work.

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