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T-Mobile & Sprint have had 2 years to plan the network integration. If they have not figured out what to do in each site down to the size screws to use I would be severely disappointed. 

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T-Mobile & Sprint have had 2 years to plan the network integration. If they have not figured out what to do in each site down to the size screws to use I would be severely disappointed. 
They get had a plan this whole time. TMobile has been buying up tons of massive mimo equipment to deploy it ASAP. AWS,600,700 will go on the Sprint keep sites. Sprints PCS and 2.5 on all TMO sites

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After the merger closes, and updates are sent out...will our phones still display Sprint as the carrier, or will it display T-Mobile?

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After the merger closes, and updates are sent out...will our phones still display Sprint as the carrier, or will it display T-Mobile?
TMobile Sprint is done

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8 hours ago, chamb said:

You could be right, however, most of us members on S4GRU have used Sprint for years.  We were not users of T-Mobile.  Do we really know how many screw-ups they had combining other networks?  We were not there using it.

I've been with Sprint since 2000.   T-Mobile's integration of Metro (former CDMA) was considered to be a huge success.    I can tell you though, that I've been through Nextel buyout and the famous (not in a positive way) Network Vision, and countless promises of "a better network", so many "Projects" planned and started and very few of them completed.  Dr Saw is probably the best head of network Sprint has had in some time.    He's going to T-Mo too.   I too have heard through tower engineer friend that T-Mo has been buying and storing Massive mimo units for a while... and fully plans on using them when the network conversion starts.  

I'd say give T-Mo some time to actually start before doubting them.   We don't really know their latest plan.    I am looking forward to hearing this and much more news, hopefully beginning Wednesday.      

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I think the transition will go pretty smoothly.

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45 minutes ago, BlueAngel said:

I think the transition will go pretty smoothly.

I agree!       Either it will or it won't.     It will be exciting to see it take place! 

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I think for all us who have been long time Sprint subs that there is a little fear with the network integration and not wanting to relive the network vision era. On the other side of this is the excitement of what kinda of coverage and speed this will finally bring us. As it stands, T-Mobile has made good on their promises and failure to combine the networks properly is not an option. They’d be highly scrutinized like no other. I think all will be fine. I would say 6 months from the official close will give a good enough idea of what to expect.


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13 hours ago, dro1984 said:

I agree!       Either it will or it won't.     It will be exciting to see it take place! 

Failure is not an option.  It would be best to limit change to only those areas where there is very little risk at this time.

 

If New T-Mobile messes up the network integration (looking at you Sprint Network Vision) in the middle of this virus crisis, there will be hell to pay.  Large numbers of people are dependent on their mobile phones, hot spots, and internet data connections right now for work, school, news, shopping, entertainment and just to keep contact with work, friends and family while they are stuck in their homes.  If connectivity breaks, they can no longer communicate with the outside world.  They also cannot run to a New T-Mobile store to get a bad software push to their mobile phone fixed right now so they better be careful with changes on the mobile device side of the network.

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Posted (edited)

When I think more about this merger now that we're approaching April 1, I think back to these old Sprint advertisements and how things have turned out since.

These are first rate ads, and they certainly rival anything that the other three carriers put out there. However, this merger was bound to happen when these advertisements were better than the actual network. The icing on top was great, but the cake was falling apart underneath.

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When is the last day we can order through sprint if anyone happens to know.


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28 minutes ago, derrph said:

When is the last day we can order through sprint if anyone happens to know.

Should find out Wednesday. 

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Perhaps Merger is still on for April 1st?   

From Bloomburg, about an hour ago:  Company notifies lenders it will draw the funds on Wednesday

 

Company notifies lenders it will draw the funds on Wednesday

I’m excited to hear any announcement and plans going forward!!!

 

 

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10 hours ago, derrph said:

When is the last day we can order through sprint if anyone happens to know.


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I would think today (Tuesday).    If they hold to what was said... any new additions after closing would be put on the T-Mobile network.  ie... device too.    Not sure if that helps.   I would think any deal Sprint had would cease as soon as signatures are in place.

I'm sure we'll know more once the markets open... information will get generated.    If the plan is actually in place to close tomorrow or not.    I'm sure the banks wouldn't of been told to have funding ready for April 1st, if it wasn't really going to happen.     We'll see.   Might be a busy news day later?  

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I just hope that the merger closes finally tomorrow and that everything is finally put into motion.

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me too!

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I would think today (Tuesday).    If they hold to what was said... any new additions after closing would be put on the T-Mobile network.  ie... device too.    Not sure if that helps.   I would think any deal Sprint had would cease as soon as signatures are in place.

I'm sure we'll know more once the markets open... information will get generated.    If the plan is actually in place to close tomorrow or not.    I'm sure the banks wouldn't of been told to have funding ready for April 1st, if it wasn't really going to happen.     We'll see.   Might be a busy news day later?  

I thought about today as being the final day. I was going to grab the LgV50 while it’s on sale for $600 but when I think about it, how well will that device transition into T-Mobile.

 

 

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So I guess would be a good day (and last chance) to add a line with advantage plus for my daughter.

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Will my LG V30 finally get Android 9 and also have B66 and B71 unlocked?

TMobile's could have B25 and B26 unlocked.

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Will my LG V30 finally get Android 9 and also have B66 and B71 unlocked?
TMobile's could have B25 and B26 unlocked.
I'm Interested in see how fast they widen the BW for B2/25

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3 minutes ago, Tengen31 said:

I'm Interested in see how fast they widen the BW for B2/25

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Shouldn't that be a matter of remote configuration in most cases?

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Shouldn't that be a matter of remote configuration in most cases?
Yeah the Sprint sites might need another RRU for all the PCS but if TMO has 15x15 LTE like my area and they takes Sprints and add to it for 20x20 then it should just be remote yeah

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6 minutes ago, Tengen31 said:

Yeah the Sprint sites might need another RRU for all the PCS but if TMO has 15x15 LTE like my area and they takes Sprints and add to it for 20x20 then it should just be remote yeah

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Is Sprint's and T-Mobile's b25/b2 contiguous in your area?

 

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