Jump to content
4ginnc

Will NV Rollout Cover an Entire Market?

Recommended Posts

Does anyone know, when Sprint rolls out LTE to a Market (or an area) will they cover the entire market?

 

For example, the maps that I see in the Gallery show the Raleigh/Durham area of NC cover a wide range of counties including the County I live in. However, when Sprint rolled out WiMax they stopped a few miles south of my house, as do Verizon and AT&T currently with their LTE deployments.

 

With no DSL or Cable available to my home, I'm stuck with Sprint 3G for now and eagerly awaiting some form of upgrade. AT&T and Verizon won't be an option since I work from home and routinely use 18-21GB of data a month on the slow 3G network I have now.

 

Even though I haven't seen Raleigh/Durham on the list yet, I'm hoping once they do it covers all of the Counties in the map.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The experiment call WiMax is over. NV/LTE will cover Sprints entire native market when complete, assuming that Sprint doesn't run out of money.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone know, when Sprint rolls out LTE to a Market (or an area) will they cover the entire market?

 

For example, the maps that I see in the Gallery show the Raleigh/Durham area of NC cover a wide range of counties including the County I live in. However, when Sprint rolled out WiMax they stopped a few miles south of my house, as do Verizon and AT&T currently with their LTE deployments.

 

With no DSL or Cable available to my home, I'm stuck with Sprint 3G for now and eagerly awaiting some form of upgrade. AT&T and Verizon won't be an option since I work from home and routinely use 18-21GB of data a month on the slow 3G network I have now.

 

Even though I haven't seen Raleigh/Durham on the list yet, I'm hoping once they do it covers all of the Counties in the map.

 

I got good news for you. Last night Orange County and the Raleigh/Durham markets were announced. Stay tuned for the article later today on the front page.

 

Also if you have a chance, Robert holds chats on Sun, Tues, Thurs and sometimes Fri nights around 9:30 MST in The Lounge to announce the markets you will see in the article on the wall the next day as well as have a nice discussion with fellow community members and of course you can ask Robert all your Network Vision questions. Check the calendar under More->Calendar for the official time of the chats. There is always a nice turnout from about 10-20 people that show up on a consistent basis including myself.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Does anyone know, when Sprint rolls out LTE to a Market (or an area) will they cover the entire market?

 

For example, the maps that I see in the Gallery show the Raleigh/Durham area of NC cover a wide range of counties including the County I live in. However, when Sprint rolled out WiMax they stopped a few miles south of my house, as do Verizon and AT&T currently with their LTE deployments.

 

With no DSL or Cable available to my home, I'm stuck with Sprint 3G for now and eagerly awaiting some form of upgrade. AT&T and Verizon won't be an option since I work from home and routinely use 18-21GB of data a month on the slow 3G network I have now.

 

Even though I haven't seen Raleigh/Durham on the list yet, I'm hoping once they do it covers all of the Counties in the map.

 

Where you live at?

 

Grew up in Orange County here but live in Raleigh now...most everywhere you can at least get crap DSL internet through your phone provider....though if you have sprint and get LTE in future it'll be faster than the DSL provided in those areas like where my rents live...boonies pulling less than 1Mbps dl on bell south/att DSL. Lol

 

Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got good news for you. Last night Orange County and the Raleigh/Durham markets were announced. Stay tuned for the article later today on the front page.

 

Also if you have a chance, Robert holds chats on Sun, Tues, Thurs and sometimes Fri nights around 9:30 MST in The Lounge to announce the markets you will see in the article on the wall the next day as well as have a nice discussion with fellow community members and of course you can ask Robert all your Network Vision questions. Check the calendar under More->Calendar for the official time of the chats. There is always a nice turnout from about 10-20 people that show up on a consistent basis including myself.

 

That is good news, but does that mean it will cover all of the map that I see on this Site for the Raleigh/Durham market or something closer to their original Wi-Max footprint? That was the main point of my original question, since I'm just outside of their current "4G" area.

 

Where you live at?

 

Grew up in Orange County here but live in Raleigh now...most everywhere you can at least get crap DSL internet through your phone provider....though if you have sprint and get LTE in future it'll be faster than the DSL provided in those areas like where my rents live...boonies pulling less than 1Mbps dl on bell south/att DSL. Lol

 

 

I'm in Franklin County, about 12 miles north of Wake Forest. Unfortunately, I can't get DSL or Cable where I am. I'm only 5 miles from the C.O. downtown (which is at the very edge for DSL) but our phone lines run past our street and then back so we're actually even further away from a DSL point of view. And cable, although only about 1.5 miles away, has no interest coming up the nearest main road because there aren't enough houses.

 

My 3G speeds are pretty slow (250-300k up, 30-50k down) during the best times of day but seem to just tank around 5-6pm every day. But that's something I need to post on the 3G forum and start calling Sprint to bug them about.

 

Thanks everyone for the help and replies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The deployment within a market is variable. However, it appears that Sprint NV Contractors are deploying entire markets within a deployment, not just the chief cities. In Chicago, Austin and Boston, it appears they are starting out in the rurals and working their way in toward the denser parts of the markets. This does not guarantee all markets will work this way.

 

If this trend holds, most likely this will occur in the RDU market first. Start in the southern part of the market around Fayetteville area and work their way up around the Raleigh/Durham perimeter. Then start working their way in the 540 loop. That would be my guess.

 

As we get more specific info about deployment within a market, we will pass it on to all of you. So far, Chicago is the only market I have received in-depth cluster deployment schedules for.

 

- Robert

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Robert, and everyone, for the helpful info. Glad to hear that Raleigh/Durham made the second round list.

 

One other question on the map image that's in the announcement from today, is the actual map itself is available? I'd like to be able to click around and find where some cell sites are. I've used Open Signal on my android phone to try to find which tower I'm connecting to but when I drove past where it's telling me the tower is I don't find a tower.

 

I see a few towers in the area, a few miles away, but I don't know which is Sprint versus Verizon, AT&T, etc. And those are a bit south of where it's telling me I'm connected.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Robert, and everyone, for the helpful info. Glad to hear that Raleigh/Durham made the second round list.

 

One other question on the map image that's in the announcement from today, is the actual map itself is available? I'd like to be able to click around and find where some cell sites are. I've used Open Signal on my android phone to try to find which tower I'm connecting to but when I drove past where it's telling me the tower is I don't find a tower.

 

I see a few towers in the area, a few miles away, but I don't know which is Sprint versus Verizon, AT&T, etc. And those are a bit south of where it's telling me I'm connected.

 

It is not public. It's my own personal resource. It is something I am trying to work out logistics for to open up to our S4GRU Sponsor members. But will likely involve accepting a confidentiality agreement to get access to.

 

- Robert

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is not public. It's my own personal resource. It is something I am trying to work out logistics for to open up to our S4GRU Sponsor members. But will likely involve accepting a confidentiality agreement to get access to.

 

- Robert

 

Consider this my electronic signature. ;)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is not public. It's my own personal resource. It is something I am trying to work out logistics for to open up to our S4GRU Sponsor members. But will likely involve accepting a confidentiality agreement to get access to.

 

- Robert

 

You have my Electronic Signature too here. B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is not public. It's my own personal resource. It is something I am trying to work out logistics for to open up to our S4GRU Sponsor members. But will likely involve accepting a confidentiality agreement to get access to.

 

- Robert

You have my Electronic Signature too here. B)

mine as well :D:tu:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have signed NDAs with Sprint, Motorola, and Toyota already, so I can ship you a physically signed agreement if you wish.

 

Or you could take my electronic signature.

 

Tomas_cz13.gif:)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I had a Sprint Galaxy Note I would send one in, but I guess Scan and fax will do for now. :)

 

Nice signature there Tomas.

 

TS

  • Like 2

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

    • The last time I did that on my S10+ and I went back into that menu, the toggles had been reset to their default positions automatically.
    • Jumping off of my previous issue with VoLTE with Verizon customers. It seems like Sprint to Sprint HD voice works fine both for incoming and outgoing calls but with Verizon users, it won't activate unless I call the person. Incoming calls from Verizon sound horrible.
    • That would involve another lengthy merger proposal with the FCC and DOJ.   Another 2 years wasted.   A possible new administration...  IDK.... don't like that idea.    Who's going to teach them  how to run a network?   (LOL)... please don't say ....    
    • A solution to what exactly?  anti-competitive?  Well when it is to buy or not to buy, the only answer is not to buy. I guess the judge is considering Dish's prospective. Will they get the job done.  I think, with deadlines so near, and them owning spectrum for so long, we have to look at intent.  So far, with the lack of building anything, that shows pretty solid intent right there.  As soon as the carriers get spectrum, they toss that stuff up on towers asap. Look how much has been deployed for B66, B71, B14. Look how much 5G is already deployed.  Dish, in the last year before deadlines annouced 1, maybe 1.5billion for an IoT network.    I was actually kinda thinking about this. Dish needs to be willing to buy Sprint's entire network. Sprint essentially stays as is, minus spectrum licenses and postpaid customers. 
  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...