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1 hour ago, Trip said:

 

My wife's phone shows 312-530 frequently and it's definitely on Sprint.

- Trip

Best I can tell, based on reports here and on Reddit, that is the PLMN for Sprint sites that are still accessible but are not likely to be keep sites. Essentially native "roaming" at this point. Most Sprint lines have been pushed to TNA if you want it or not. Happened to my other lines that don't have 5G phones without me asking for them to do it. 

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The dividing line for TNA appears to be band 66 support.  VoLTE not required (Sprint LG V20).  Just additional 700Mhz service by the phone still prefers usual triband (Sprint LG G4 and G5) but will roam on 700Mhz.

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I was under the impression that TNA meant you were on T-Mobile natively, like ROAMAHOME.  I had that blocked on three of my lines.

More evidence of T-Mobile's complete failure at transitioning in a clear manner is that I literally cannot figure out what their various things actually mean, and every time I think I understand it, it turns out to be wrong.

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On 6/12/2021 at 5:39 AM, Trip said:

I was under the impression that TNA meant you were on T-Mobile natively, like ROAMAHOME.  I had that blocked on three of my lines.

More evidence of T-Mobile's complete failure at transitioning in a clear manner is that I literally cannot figure out what their various things actually mean, and every time I think I understand it, it turns out to be wrong.

- Trip

Except on 5G phones, ROAMAHOME is said to have now been replaced for most phones by MOCN, which allows access to both TMobile and Sprint towers interchangeably.  It is now set from the profile and no longer uses an SOC code.

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