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$$$,$$$.

Same reason why T-mobile and Vzw and ATT throws up low band only sites in rural areas.

Optimize sites for coverage and then go back and add mid band and high band if there's demand.



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Should I still treat it like roaming coverage? Especially since my phone still thinks it's roaming. I would hate to accidentally hit my 100mb limit.

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Should I still treat it like roaming coverage? Especially since my phone still thinks it's roaming. I would hate to accidentally hit my 100mb limit.

 

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You phone thinks it's roaming cause of the 1x voice signal. LTE doesn't ever show roaming even when you are

 

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2 hours ago, bretton88 said:

I wonder what's the point of putting up a B26 only site up. If you're going to the expense of setting up a new site, why not do a full triband setup? To note, I suspect there are similar setups on the town's along Highway 2 through Montana, as I found B26 in some of those towns too last weekend.

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Could you elaborate on your findings along 2 in Montana? This is news to me.

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2 hours ago, bretton88 said:

Should I still treat it like roaming coverage? Especially since my phone still thinks it's roaming. I would hate to accidentally hit my 100mb limit.

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Not data.  Your phone is only displaying roaming because of the 1x roaming signal.  Data is native.  

Don't go over your voice roaming limit though!

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Not data.  Your phone is only displaying roaming because of the 1x roaming signal.  Data is native.  
Don't go over your voice roaming limit though!
Wonder if that has volte on it?

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Could you elaborate on your findings along 2 in Montana? This is news to me.
The only ones I can guarantee I hit B26 where in Shelby and Glasgow, as I stopped and checked my phone in those towns. I believe I found some in Havre and Malta too, but I since I was passing through, I couldn't pay too much attention. They where close to unusably slow data, but I was authenticated to them and able to use the signals.

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1 minute ago, bretton88 said:

The only ones I can guarantee I hit B26 where in Shelby and Glasgow, as I stopped and checked my phone in those towns. I believe I found some in Havre and Malta too, but I since I was passing through, I couldn't pay too much attention. They where close to unusably slow data, but I was authenticated to them and able to use the signals.

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Any chance you were able to map them on Cellmapper or something similar?

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Wonder if that has volte on it?

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My phone (Note 9) is not Volte enabled yet. I use wifi calling for all my calling needs to avoid the voice roaming issue.

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Any chance you were able to map them on Cellmapper or something similar?
I did not map it. All I'll have from the journey is signal check logs.

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My phone (Note 9) is not Volte enabled yet. I use wifi calling for all my calling needs to avoid the voice roaming issue.

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Got ya. I know how that feels

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51 minutes ago, bretton88 said:

I did not map it. All I'll have from the journey is signal check logs.

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Ah. Those logs would be interesting to see. 

I forgot to ask, was 1x800 live. You indicated you were roaming for voice so I'm guessing not?

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Ah. Those logs would be interesting to see. 

I forgot to ask, was 1x800 live. You indicated you were roaming for voice so I'm guessing not?

I haven't been able to find any 1x800 at all. It's all 1xRTT voice/evdo roaming on "North Dakota PCS Alliance" aka Verizon out here.

 

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Galaxy S10 5G set to drop for Sprint on June 21st for $40.28 per month on Flex lease with pre-order.

Galaxy S10 5G

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7 hours ago, Rawvega said:

Galaxy S10 5G set to drop for Sprint on June 21st for $40.28 per month on Flex lease with pre-order.

Galaxy S10 5G

That pricing seems to be with a new line of service.

Footnote 1:

Samsung S10 5G $40.28/month after $13.89/month credit, applied within two bills. With approved credit, 18-monthly lease payments, new line of service. If you cancel early, remaining balance due. Silver color. 256GB Memory SRP: $1299.99. Requires capable plan. 5G coverage will be limited in select cities. Speed claim requires optimal 5G connection. See Sprint.com/sprint5G for actual coverage and availability.

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8 hours ago, Rawvega said:

Galaxy S10 5G set to drop for Sprint on June 21st for $40.28 per month on Flex lease with pre-order.

Galaxy S10 5G

I hadn't looked yet but is that being sold everywhere or just 5G markets?

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I hadn't looked yet but is that being sold everywhere or just 5G markets?
Just 5G markets again. But VPN seems to work sometimes to trick Sprint into believing your in that market.

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1 minute ago, Terrell352 said:

Just 5G markets again. But VPN seems to work sometimes to trick Sprint into believing your in that market.

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Yea but i'm not leasing a phone through them. I rather wait till I can buy it from Best Buy and get the better deal

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13 minutes ago, bigsnake49 said:

Yeah but most carriers will go with the non-standalone NR version.

For now.

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For now.
- Trip
Does this mean that current 8t8r can be upgraded to 5G via software?

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Does this mean that current 8t8r can be upgraded to 5G via software?

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No I think 5G requires the Massive Mimo setup.

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No I think 5G requires the Massive Mimo setup.

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It implies that massive mimo is not necessary.

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It implies that massive mimo is not necessary.

 

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Verizon is / was deploying the Ericsson 5GTF backend systems which is their proprietary 5G pre NR standards setup.

 

The M-mimo equipment on cell towers / light poles are dual mode 5GTF and NR capable. So it's fairly simple for them to just "flip the switch" (simple terms).

 

They had built a completely new standalone system for 5GTF that doesn't really interact with their extensive LTE EPC hence why they can go full stack NR rather than mixed which most carriers will be going with.

 

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6 minutes ago, Terrell352 said:

It implies that massive mimo is not necessary.

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Going to the release that's linked in the article, you'll find this quote:

"The new standalone 5G NR software can be installed on existing Ericsson Radio System hardware."

Clicking the link of "Ericsson Radio System" and going about 3/4 of the way down you'll find mention of some antenna models. Sprint is currently using AIR 6468 antennas with the updated AIR 6488 antennas replacing those. Only using those models will there be a software switched upgrade

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