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At work over at merle hay and meridith and connected to 1x800 shows between 72nd & 86th by 80/35

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At work over at merle hay and meridith and connected to 1x800 shows between 72nd & 86th by 80/35

 

make sure to check out the sponsor thread, i've picked up 1x800 from 5 towers today, posted them all in there. the merle hay tower was broadcasting 1x800 when i drove by over lunch too.

 

http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/4711-nebraska-iowa-market-spreadsheets-and-maps/

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1x800 means enhanced 3G, right? :)

 

no, 1x800 is voice going over the 800Mhz range instead of the 1900Mhz that it used to. there will be no "3G" (EVDO) on 800, just voice and eventually LTE.

 

800 = voice and LTE

1900 = voice, 3G (EVDO), and LTE

2600 = LTE

 

usable 3G speeds will come when LTE gets turned on as that will mean the fiber backhaul is hooked up instead of T1 lines. the exciting thing about seeing the 1x800 signals is that means the new NV equipment has been accepted and is now broadcasting something at least.

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1x CDMA is a 3G technology which is why Sprint refers to it as such.

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Ok so I got an HTC one. What app should I get ?

 

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Ok so I got an HTC one. What app should I get ?

 

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Sorry I meant to be able to identify signals and towers.

 

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Sorry I meant to be able to identify signals and towers.

 

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Signal Check Pro.

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I apologize for complaining...I didn't realize I was being that harsh.  

 

i don't think it was so much you being harsh as it is that complaining is pointless. everyone here knows the legacy network sucks, so complaining about it is akin to beating the dead horse. if sprint is that bad for you your options are to switch to another carrier or wait and deal with it until NV is done. anything beyond that is just a waste of time and energy :)

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Man... You idahoians have it good in Idaho Falls! I'm visiting from OC and you have 800 MHz and string 4g throughout central Idaho Falls. I just pulled down 23 mbs down and 4 mbs up.

 

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Btw... You guys need to get out and map on Sensorly. I thought 4g was barely here. Now I'm gonna make it my goal to fill in the gaps.

 

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So here is my screenshot from downtown. Does this mean anything significant?

 

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So here is my screenshot from downtown. Does this mean anything significant?

 

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BID 337 is not one we currently have in the spreadsheet, so i can't tell you exactly what tower you are connected to. legacy towers have their sector coordinates offset so clicking on the BSL location won't show you where the tower is at either. if you want to find out exactly which tower you are connected to you will need to use the maps in the sponsor section to view the tower locations and then go visit one and get as close as you can to it. a signal strength of -70 or better would indicate you are really close to the tower and would then confirm the BID you are seeing belongs to the tower.

 

you Ec/Io and SNR numbers for your EVDO signal are about as perfect as you can get. so that means its not your signal quality causing slow 3G speeds its the lack of backhaul. so once the new equipment comes online with fiber backhaul you will get much better speeds.

 

if you see 1xRTT change to 1x800 that means you are connected to an 800 signal, the location shown from an 800 signal is accurate and will take you to the tower location that you are connected too. the the towers that got switched over last friday we noticed that the BID will change to a 5 digit number beginning with either 11 or 12. so if you ever see your 1xRTT signal show a BID like that then you know you are connected to NV equipment.

 

also if you want to start discussing exact tower locations and what not you really need to move the discussion to the sponsor thread so you can reference the maps and spreadsheet.

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Thank you B, may I call u B?

That was what I was looking for. Extremely helpful! I shall be vigilent on this tower from now on! ;)

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Thank you B, may I call u B?

That was what I was looking for. Extremely helpful! I shall be vigilent on this tower from now on! ;)

 

yep :) and no problem :) we are keeping track of BIDs, both legacy and NV, in the spreadsheet, so if you do track down BIDs to towers that we don't have marked in the spreadsheet be sure to post the tower ID along with the BID that goes with it in the sponsor thread so we can get it added :) on the flip side, if you connect to a BID that we do already have in the spreadsheet you will then know what tower you were connected too :)

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While at work out by Jordan Creek, i notice i'm connect to a tower that says it's 445 S 64th St, West Des Moines...I checked the maps and didn't see we had one listed there.  SignalCheck has it as BID 291(x123).  Maybe i'm looking in the wrong spot here.

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While at work out by Jordan Creek, i notice i'm connect to a tower that says it's 445 S 64th St, West Des Moines...I checked the maps and didn't see we had one listed there.  SignalCheck has it as BID 291(x123).  Maybe i'm looking in the wrong spot here.

 

legacy towers (which 291 is, its the west des moines water tower) broadcast offset coordinates for each sector. If you were to plot all 3 offset locations on a map they would form a rough triangle with the tower in the middle. once sites get switched over to NV equipment they will be updated to broadcast exact coordinates on every sector. since you are a sponsor make sure to check the spreadsheet in the sponsor thread. DSMIowaGuy and myself have entered a lot of the BIDs in the des moines area, so you can use that for a reference to see what legacy tower you are connected to.

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Phase 2 is suppose to be the upgrade to 800mhz ? So does that mean they are going to turn on LTE here on the 800mhz spectrum at the same time as 1900 or maybe not at all on the 1900 mhz spectrum ? I'm all sorts of confused because I thought the 800 mhz upgrade was phase 2.

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no, 1x800 is voice going over the 800Mhz range instead of the 1900Mhz that it used to. there will be no "3G" (EVDO) on 800, just voice and eventually LTE.

 

800 = voice and LTE

1900 = voice, 3G (EVDO), and LTE

2600 = LTE

 

usable 3G speeds will come when LTE gets turned on as that will mean the fiber backhaul is hooked up instead of T1 lines. the exciting thing about seeing the 1x800 signals is that means the new NV equipment has been accepted and is now broadcasting something at least.

this is what I was reffering to.

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Phase 2 is suppose to be the upgrade to 800mhz ? So does that mean they are going to turn on LTE here on the 800mhz spectrum at the same time as 1900 or maybe not at all on the 1900 mhz spectrum ? I'm all sorts of confused because I thought the 800 mhz upgrade was phase 2.

NV2.0= activation of SMR 800 service on a wide deployment on both CDmA and LTE. In addition, Clearwire TDd-LTE sites will be utilizing 2500 mhz for spark in huge 20mhz carrier aggregated channels. This is beginning with the Nextel iden shutdown on June 30,2013 11:59:00pm.

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OK so I've noticed today that my tower downtown is broadcasting evdo only now and not erhpd or whatever. Does this meaning they were testing maybe? Speeds seem faster this morning.

 

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Phase 2 is suppose to be the upgrade to 800mhz ? So does that mean they are going to turn on LTE here on the 800mhz spectrum at the same time as 1900 or maybe not at all on the 1900 mhz spectrum ? I'm all sorts of confused because I thought the 800 mhz upgrade was phase 2.

 

my post was more pointing out what frequencies will have what technologies when everything is all said and done. we have no idea when they will turn on LTE on 800 here, or across the nation as its not enabled anywhere yet.

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OK so I've noticed today that my tower downtown is broadcasting evdo only now and not erhpd or whatever. Does this meaning they were testing maybe? Speeds seem faster this morning.

 

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yes, no, maybe, no one knows for sure really.

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