I'm new to this forum, and I've seen people mention cell sites with specific ID's (for example, SF33XC664). Is there any significance to these ID's, and is there a way to decode them? Also, how do I figure out what the cell site ID's are for towers near me?
Thanks! I'm excited to start talking on this site more 😀
With Todays announcement that T-Mobile and Sprint are merging, and the announcement of the T-Mobile Sprint Roaming deal that will survive and will last for four years regardless if the merger is completed or not, which is effect immediately as stated in the conference call and the slides made available. So I thought I'd create this to see if anyone has been able to use their Sprint device on T-Mobile roaming yet. And of course if not, once you do, come back here and say you have. Personally I'm not bothering with anything until after the coverage map is updated again, hopefully to reflect the T-Mobile roaming. And of course if you are able to roam onto T-Mobile what kind of speeds are you pulling, and on what device.
Also for those that are unaware, the T-Mobile Sprint Roaming agreement that was announced as part of todays merger announcement is a roaming agreement for Sprint customers to roam onto T-Mobile for 4 years and takes affect immediately, yes right now, regardless if the merger completes or not. Surely it's a stepping stone to integrating the networks by getting Sprint devices that are capable, which according to the conference call is 20 Million Sprint devices ready to be used on the T-Mobile network full time once deal is approved by the regulators and finally completed.
I have the $100 for two lines Family Unlimited Data Plan with add-on lines at $40.
Would there be any "fine-print" drawbacks?
Like, loss of Unlimited for Life Guarantee?
Less off-network roaming data allotment from the usual 300+Mb of data?
Lower priority on the network? I know that bucket data plans have the highest post-paid priority.
What will I miss out on? Because I can NOT fathom that Sprint will be losing money by giving you 3GB of hotspot data AND lose more money than my current plan.
I've disabled 25/26/41 on my phone for now. When I have those enabled I never see tmobile unless I completely loose Sprint service. I'm thinking about going ahead and switching my account over to T-Mobile and upgrading my s9+ and adding a Tab S6 if they still have the promotion going on where they pay 1/2 the tablet price as bill credits over 24 months. Would there be any reasons to not go ahead and switch to T-Mobile?
Are you only seeing roaming when you're completely out of Sprint coverage or have you been seeing it when T-Mobile coverage is better?
I'm curious as to when they will edit the QRxLevMinOffset and QQualMinOffset params to kick UEs over to T-Mobile before Sprint coverage is completely lost...