I'm sure everyone remembers the free night and weekend minutes we had years ago. This morning I was thinking what if a carrier took that same idea but instead made for it data. I think that if a carrier was able to implement this that it would be big and a game changer. What do you guys think?
Has anyone noticed that they increased the price of their contract unlimited plan to $85 a month now? I go onto my account and select change plan (I'm currently on a 450 min/unlimited data plan). And it takes me to a page showing that plan.
With the introduction of the new plans Sprint has announced. I told one of my friends about the $60 unlimited plan and she was shocked yet happy about it. She currently has T-Mobile and there has been times where my Sprint service has out performed her service even in the city with puling up information and out of town...well... you already know how that went. She was talking about switching and stuff but then she sent me a typical article bashing Sprint and I got irritated by it and I had to explain to her that Sprint is not bad at all. These articles are based on past experiences from 3+ years ago. I told her I'm pulling 60+ mbps on LTE but she's worried about Sprint being slow ( because of what she read). Guys give me some advice on persuading her to give Sprint a chance.
I feel like articles that are being posted is what keeps away customers. It makes no sense that T-Mobiles 2g network is not spoken about when they are in the news for changes to plans and such. But good ol Sprint makes changes and articles that get posted rips Sprint apart for filth.
Not exactly...600 MHz antennas haven't been in production for very long and manufacturers are still refining their designs. Since T-Mobile wanted to deploy their spectrum as quickly as possible, they ordered what was available when they started the rollout. Now we're feeling the pain that comes with that early tech. And unfortunately, the shared transmit path means 700 performance takes a hit as well.
There are a lot of much higher performing non-600 4x lowband antennas. For example, Verizon has deployed Amphenol HT4C6318x000 antennas (https://amphenol-antennas.com/product/ht4c6318x000/) throughout the greater Seattle area. These antennas get ~18 dBi gain from 696-900 MHz. As a result, there is a tremendous coverage difference between Verizon and T-Mobile setups from the same site - I'll often drop T-Mobile LTE altogether while Verizon is hovering at -110ish or better.
Newer 600 MHz antennas have significantly more robust coverage patterns than the antennas T-Mobile is deploying. For example the Amphenol TWIN6510LU000G-T/TWIN658LU000G-T (https://amphenol-antennas.com/product/twin6510lu000g-t/ and https://amphenol-antennas.com/product/twin658lu000g-t/) get ~17.1dBi and 16.4 dBi gain respectively in the 617-906 MHz range and both support 4xLowband/4xMidband. That being said, I doubt T-Mobile will climb towers to swap out 600 MHz antennas in the near future. As a result, where T-Mobile's density is similar to AT&T and Verizon, as far as raw coverage goes, AT&T and Verizon will have a definite and noticeable edge.
For what ever reason my magicbox stopped working with LTE backhaul after they sent me the gen 3. No I have the Casa pebble. It uses ethernet/wifi for backhaul. I just got it installed yesterday and mms is working great which was hit or miss with wifi calling. Hopefully VOLTE will start working on it soon as WiFi calling does tend to drop out from time to time.