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4G is live in Bloomington off the Highland bank cell at 100 and W 84th!

I noticed that - I posted that yesterday in several subforums on this site yesterday. I ate lunch 90 feet from the antennas wednesday and they were still on 3G so it must have been that night or thursday morning.

 

That's 5 LTE sites in Bloomington now. Now we just need to get central Bloomington filled in.

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I have been getting it very hit and miss for a couple weeks ramping up to today.  Today it actually held a signal until I left the service area and got a ways down 494.  

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Got some really nice 3G speeds tonight at the U of M Medical Center (East Bank)

Had full signal the whole time, must've been on the tower off Washington - but I'm not certain.

Just wanted to share a most-likely NV'd site's 3G speed test :P

 

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Got some really nice 3G speeds tonight at the U of M Medical Center (East Bank)

Had full signal the whole time, must've been on the tower off Washington - but I'm not certain.

Just wanted to share a most-likely NV'd site's 3G speed test :P

 

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Some awesome speeds! I have only seen speeds like that at like 3 A.M. Let's hope that is what is will be like throughout the whole day! :D 

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These are the 3G speeds I get in Willmar. I guess they are alright. (The time is GMT, which is 12:18A.M. central time)

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This is a video of what type of 3G speeds I get. The first tests were messed up, because my phone was still somewhat booting up.

 

Also, I am 16, so yes, I am a "kid". 

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As Promised...

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The last two pictures are of a tower right off 694 & Victoria. Looks like Centurylink laid some fresh fiber right to the sprint cabinets. I drive by this tower just about every day going to work - so I'll for sure keep you guys posted. 

 

The first two pictures are of the 4G tower that covers 694 right off HWY 61 in Vadnais Heights. I didn't know which antennae's were sprints (still learning on that ;) ) But I took some pictures regardless.

 

Finally, here's a few speed tests I took as well

Vadnais Heights 4G:

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694 & Victoria 3G:

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Hope you guys enjoy these pictures :)

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You should switch your server on the speed test to Minnetonka.

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As Promised...

2pqqb9k.jpg

ieh6rs.jpg

2zzhxd5.jpg5xn9d.jpg

 

The last two pictures are of a tower right off 694 & Victoria. Looks like Centurylink laid some fresh fiber right to the sprint cabinets. I drive by this tower just about every day going to work - so I'll for sure keep you guys posted. 

 

The first two pictures are of the 4G tower that covers 694 right off HWY 61 in Vadnais Heights. I didn't know which antennae's were sprints (still learning on that ;) ) But I took some pictures regardless.

 

Finally, here's a few speed tests I took as well

Vadnais Heights 4G:

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694 & Victoria 3G:

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Hope you guys enjoy these pictures :)

 The  bottom set of hexport ANTENNAS.. don't  get yourself caught up calling them panels..  :wall:

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I was getting lte in my master bedroom in the upstair of my house for the last month or so but bnowhere else in town. (about 5mbs download as a high) then I couldn't get LTE for about a week. Came back on tonight and much to my delight just got 16mps down and I even keep a connection in my basement! (about 6mbps down there) very happy tonight!

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Sorry that's in St. Michael... Haha. don't know if our tower finally went live or they did some tweaking in Monticello or Rogers but it doesn't really matter to me!

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Sprint's coverage map is now showing LTE in St. Cloud, MN

 

(We know that their has been been LTE in St. Cloud for a while now). 

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Sprint's coverage map is now showing LTE in St. Cloud, MN

 

(We know that their has been been LTE in St. Cloud for a while now). 

Wow, just saw that! That is a bigger area than I expected them to put on there! Now they need to get the little areas put on there! ;)

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Has anyone gotten CDMA 800 in the twin cities?  Especially if they haven't gotten it before the last couple weeks?

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Has anyone gotten CDMA 800 in the twin cities?  Especially if they haven't gotten it before the last couple weeks?

The closest to the TC that I have gotten 800 is in Hinckley. 

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Yup, I had it out east of Faribault by Nerstrand 2 weekends ago.

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More 4g being served up in Bloomington at 494 and Bush Lake Rd.  On Friday I was picking it up from the east side, now I'm picking it up from both the east and west sides of the cell.

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I grabbed this in Clearwater.  Wouldnt it be nice everywhere?

 

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I grabbed this in Clearwater. Wouldnt it be nice everywhere?

 

 

That's a fluke as a 5mhz setup can't do that. I think the max is 37 or so.

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That's a fluke as a 5mhz setup can't do that. I think the max is 37 or so.

Hummm, I have never heard that before. I ran several tests on multiple servers and they were all right around that speed.

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Hummm, I have never heard that before. I ran several tests on multiple servers and they were all right around that speed.

 

What other PCS spectrum does Spring have in this market? Could they have put up a 10x10 LTE here?

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So, I got a text from Sprint today saying "We're building you an all new network! See how this affects your coverage at http://sprint.us/rnr"  Did anyone else get this message?  Does this mean that they'll be working on my area specifically or is this a generic message for the entire metro area?  

 

Basically, they're saying, "...expect bad coverage for a while until ..."  I've seen other posts here eluding to reduced signal, and such so I have already prepared myself for that.  Although, I can't say I have really had any problems, and I have actually been experiencing more and more 4G south of the river lately.  Also, I work in Eden Prairie and just a few blocks from work I get 4G for about a mile on the way home.  :)

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So, I got a text from Sprint today saying "We're building you an all new network! See how this affects your coverage at http://sprint.us/rnr"  Did anyone else get this message?  Does this mean that they'll be working on my area specifically or is this a generic message for the entire metro area?  

 

Basically, they're saying, "...expect bad coverage for a while until ..."  I've seen other posts here eluding to reduced signal, and such so I have already prepared myself for that.  Although, I can't say I have really had any problems, and I have actually been experiencing more and more 4G south of the river lately.  Also, I work in Eden Prairie and just a few blocks from work I get 4G for about a mile on the way home.   :)

I got it.

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