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My favorite part, the "Top 10 Shit List". I wonder what towers are on that list? lol

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My favorite part, the "Top 10 Shit List". I wonder what towers are on that list? lol

I can think of a 3G GMO smack in the middle of a high-density suburb with apartments and a couple of strip malls that times out no matter what time of day it is that might be on the list at some point down the line. None of the equipment is technically broken (the phone is still sending and receiving data according to engineering screens) but it straight-up doesn't work. Sprint Zone reports don't even send while connected to the site. I'd imagine they are working down the list of sites like that by order of dropped calls since that's the metric they focus on the most. Fixing what we call NV problem sites. At least I hope so.

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I can think of a 3G GMO smack in the middle of a high-density suburb with apartments and a couple of strip malls that times out no matter what time of day it is that might be on the list at some point down the line. None of the equipment is technically broken (the phone is still sending and receiving data according to engineering screens) but it straight-up doesn't work. Sprint Zone reports don't even send while connected to the site. I'd imagine they are working down the list of sites like that by order of dropped calls since that's the metric they focus on the most. Fixing what we call NV problem sites. At least I hope so.

 

You have an address for that site?

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You have an address for that site?

Not sure I can indicate a site's status outside the sponsor forums. I can PM it to you if you want. Or if a staff member says it's OK I can post it here. And there are actually two such sites on my end of the city but one of them is pretty close to a working LTE site so it's not quite as overloaded.

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I enjoyed this article. Reminded me of the good old days.

 

 

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Not sure I can indicate a site's status outside the sponsor forums. I can PM it to you if you want. Or if a staff member says it's OK I can post it here. And there are actually two such sites on my end of the city but one of them is pretty close to a working LTE site so it's not quite as overloaded.

Its OK. He's here to help.

 

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You have an address for that site?

  

Its OK. He's here to help.

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Alright then. :)

 

*snip* (decided to PM. If anyone wants to check it out on the sponsor maps it's the 3G site in south-central suburban Charlotte.) Covers the strip mall it's on top of plus the one to the southeast. And all the surrounding houses and apartments obviously.

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Not sure I can indicate a site's status outside the sponsor forums. I can PM it to you if you want. Or if a staff member says it's OK I can post it here. And there are actually two such sites on my end of the city but one of them is pretty close to a working LTE site so it's not quite as overloaded.

 

Do me a favor and PM me a reminder with the address, thanks!

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Its OK. He's here to help.

 

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are "I'm from the S4GRU, and I'm here to help."

 

;)

 

AJ

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