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I tried looking everywhere, but I haven't had any luck.    I'm just wondering if there is anywhere on this site that says where Sprint plans on building new cites.    The reason I ask is because I have 3 towers that are pretty far out from me, but off one of them I'm getting service.    The probably is that my area is in a bad location and service here is horrible.    No I'm not bashing Sprint, but speeds are like .10 Mbps down and .35 up.  LTE is pretty much useless in this location and when there is LTE, those are the speeds we get.  3G is pretty bad also. This isn't something that has just happened.   This has been speeds for probably two years now.    I have created a million tickets and nothing has gotten done.  

 

There used to be a Nextel tower that was probably  a 1/2 mile away, but once they got rid of Nextel, they never reused the site.     That site would have been awesome to have because it would have covered the huge coverage gap in my location.

 

So you can get an idea where I'm at, I live off this road:   Lake Whistler Drive, Auburndale, FL 33823.   The tower I mentioned they got rid of was at http://www.antennasearch.com/sitestart.asp?sourcepagename=antennachecktowerreview&getpagename=pgtowerdetail_fcc&cmdrequest=getpage&ipos=1&registration_number=1028737

 

Just zoom out  on you will see Berkley RD to the right and my street next to Berkley, Lake Whistler Drive. I hope that info helps some.

 

That tower would have done a great service to my location.     Verizon is great here, even inside my home.   I only know this because I have them via my work cell.    I don't plan on getting rid of Sprint, but I was just curious if there was anyway to know if Sprint plans to improve this area or not.

 

My area is LTE off roaming and anywhere from Berkley RD up Denton AVE is horrible, until you get to Pace RD.   The bad thing is that we have a soccer field that we go to often to watch games and take the kids to the park there so they can play, but cell phone service is nonexistence while there.

 

Thanks in advance.

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About the only tried and true way is to check your local building permits.

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About the only tried and true way is to check your local building permits.

 

What search terms should I use? Do Sprint or any of the other carriers typically have their name or a contractor's on the permit?  My county posts PDF lists of building permits online. I searched keywords like "sprint", "t mobile", "verizon" and "at&t", but didn't find anything in the permits for this year.

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What search terms should I use? Do Sprint or any of the other carriers typically have their name or a contractor's on the permit?  My county posts PDF lists of building permits online. I searched keywords like "sprint", "t mobile", "verizon" and "at&t", but didn't find anything in the permits for this year.

You may also want to check your town. Typically, the county only posts permits for county-owned land, unincorporated parts of the county or specific instances requiring county permitting. The towns/cities often have their own planning/permitting departments.

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I would report your speed issues on Sprint zone.

I have been doing this for about 2 years now.   Unforetunately, it has done nothing.    Hopefully others that go to the sports complex up the road have been reporting it, but even if they have, then it hasn't done anything.  

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You may also want to check your town. Typically, the county only posts permits for county-owned land, unincorporated parts of the county or specific instances requiring county permitting. The towns/cities often have their own planning/permitting departments.

 

Ah. I checked my town's website- they let the county handle permits.

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Ah. I checked my town's website- they let the county handle permits.

AH. I don't know if this helps but this is an example from my town. Most municipalities use similar formats but they may report them differently on their website. Hope this helps.

Archer Lodge Verizon Tower Major Site Plan & Special Use Permit (2016-68-SP & 2016-75-SUP)

Proposal: To install a new 155' monopole tower on Covered Bridge Road. 

Location: 3654 Covered Bridge Road

Parcel: 4305214

Applicant: Crown Castle, 864-915-1122

Project Planner: Haley Hogg,Planner, hhogg@townofclaytonnc.org, 919-553-5002

Status: Proposed. Planning Board- May 23, 6:00 PM, Town Council Work Session- June 20, 6:30 PM, Town Council Hearing- July 18, 6:30 PM

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Thanks for the example. Here are a few examples I found that are of interest:

 

January 2016

 

Property Owner:

AMERICAN TOWERS INC
PO BOX 723597
ATLANTA GA 31139-0597

 

Contractor:  TOWER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Purpose:     TELECOMMUNICATIONS UPGRADE
Location:     17561 CANBY RD

Est. Cost:     $25,000

 

 

April 2016

 

Property Owner:

S B A PROPERTIES INC               
8051 CONGRESS AVE STE 100          
BOCA RATON FL 33487-1311

       
Contractor: SBA NETWORK SERVICES INC      
Purpose:    TELECOMMUNICATIONS                      
Location:    19166 BLUERIDGE MOUNTAIN RD       

Est. Cost:    $15,500

 

 

Could these be sites that Sprint (or any other carrier) is leasing?

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Thanks for the example. Here are a few examples I found that are of interest:

 

January 2016

 

Property Owner:

AMERICAN TOWERS INC

PO BOX 723597

ATLANTA GA 31139-0597

 

Contractor:  TOWER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Purpose:     TELECOMMUNICATIONS UPGRADE

Location:     17561 CANBY RD

Est. Cost:     $25,000

 

 

April 2016

 

Property Owner:

S B A PROPERTIES INC               

8051 CONGRESS AVE STE 100          

BOCA RATON FL 33487-1311

       

Contractor: SBA NETWORK SERVICES INC      

Purpose:    TELECOMMUNICATIONS                      

Location:    19166 BLUERIDGE MOUNTAIN RD       

Est. Cost:    $15,500

 

 

Could these be sites that Sprint (or any other carrier) is leasing?

probably yes. The way I understand it, the cell phone operators have mostly gotten rid of their towers. They now lease from a tower owner such as American Tower or Crown Castle. I think there is a third major one. I am sure someone will chime in if I got any of this wrong.

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All the towers surrounding your area are upgraded to an extent for LTE, just need to increase site density.

 

Have everyone you know who's on Sprint continue to report it using Sprint Zone.

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Thanks for the responses everyone. I'll start doing reports again every chance I get.

Problem meshes that are reported by only one ban are ignored. Get others to report as well

 

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Is the intersection of Berkley and Denton the correct area?

That is correct.   anything north of that is a dead zone, until you get to Pace RD.     From Denton/Berkley intersection, just north of that maybe 1/2 mile is Lake Myrtle Sports Complex.   If no one is there I might be able to get service that is extremely slow, but once you add in the hundreds of other people that go, Sprint becomes nonexistent.

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I kind of figured that.   I really don't know many others around here.   I'm tempted to make some signs and take them to the soccer field one weekend asking people to make reports, LOL!

 

 

Service at the house is bad, but I have wifi, so it isn't a big deal.  It's just once I leave the house and do anything around here is where the issue is at.    Even if it doesn't get fixed I'm keeping Sprint.    It would just be nice to have coverage since I have 2 towers near me that provide service, and a 3rd maybe 5-7 miles away.

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That is correct.   anything north of that is a dead zone, until you get to Pace RD.     From Denton/Berkley intersection, just north of that maybe 1/2 mile is Lake Myrtle Sports Complex.   If no one is there I might be able to get service that is extremely slow, but once you add in the hundreds of other people that go, Sprint becomes nonexistent.

 

If I'm not mistaken, there is a tower just west of that intersection that currently does not have Sprint service. I would keep an eye on that tower if I were you ... just sayin'

 

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That is correct. anything north of that is a dead zone, until you get to Pace RD. From Denton/Berkley intersection, just north of that maybe 1/2 mile is Lake Myrtle Sports Complex. If no one is there I might be able to get service that is extremely slow, but once you add in the hundreds of other people that go, Sprint becomes nonexistent.

 

 

I kind of figured that. I really don't know many others around here. I'm tempted to make some signs and take them to the soccer field one weekend asking people to make reports, LOL!

 

 

Service at the house is bad, but I have wifi, so it isn't a big deal. It's just once I leave the house and do anything around here is where the issue is at. Even if it doesn't get fixed I'm keeping Sprint. It would just be nice to have coverage since I have 2 towers near me that provide service, and a 3rd maybe 5-7 miles away.

Small world though. I used to live on Lake Ariana and know the area quite well.

 

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Small world though. I used to live on Lake Ariana and know the area quite well.

 

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Well, you made sure to get as far away as you could from Auburndale, LOL!

 

 

If I'm not mistaken, there is a tower just west of that intersection that currently does not have Sprint service. I would keep an eye on that tower if I were you ... just sayin'

 

  ;)

 

 

Yes, that is the tower I was talking about.  It would help us out tremendously if they were to build on that tower.   Lake Myrtle Sports Complex is busy pretty often that you would think they would do something about this area.   We are in a bad cell reception area that it's just annoying, because  just north when you get to Pace RD service is great, and if you go south from my house to HWY 92, service is great there.   

 

That tower had Nextel on it (I think at least), but they didn't reuse it.   I'm taking it that Verizon uses it b/c service is awesome at the house with it.  I use wifi at the house, but I did speed test with my work cell to see how it performs, and it makes me very jealous, lol.   I'm guessing they figured with the 3 towers they have in our location now that it would cover the area well, but unfortunately, they don't.   It's bad here. :( 

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