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16 minutes ago, clbowens said:

I was also wondering about this statement.

Yeah, both Virgin Mobile and Boost are MVNOs nothing to do with core. Now Altice is a facilities based MVNO which means that at some point all data and voice is routed over Altice's core. Nextel???? It is true that Sprint still has legacy CDMA that is routed over it's core but T-Mobile's HSPA+ is also routed our its core network. I think he's just talking out of his behind. 

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And what will this all mean for S4GRU?  We are in a wait and see mode before we decide how to adapt.  Until then, we will be here every day with you all, plotting our wireless destiny. Robert

Alright.  There may not be a Sprint anymore, but the same rules apply.  Just incessant complaining about the old Sprint is getting old.  People will start checking out because it just will become a co

And this is the truth that many of us are going to learn.  T-Mobile is not perfect everywhere.  They have some markets where they have some real bad towers here and there.  And there are some entire m

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2 hours ago, bigsnake49 said:

 I think he's just talking out of his behind. 

Perfectly said!  Couldn't of put it more eloquently!    Entner is an just an investment analyst... not a network engineer.     Like our buddy (Craig Moffet) at the other investment firm who constantly thinks he knows what is what with Sprint and T Mobile and is constantly putting out mis-information time and time again.       🙄    (Huge rolling eyes!)....   LOL.    Philly is a sort a test market for T-Mo re-configuring and deploying Sprint's spectrum,  from what I understand.  It's not "temporary deployment".... I think T-Mo is totally going through it and and setting it up as a core New T Mobile region.    Just my thoughts.    I think we'll know more in a week or two.   

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The network we will all be on eventually.  (Core/Host network)    T-Mobile's network is the host network... then when you add the equipment from Sprint, and the frequencies and band width, you end up with the New T Mobile Network.    

Remember 2 years ago... the plan was to add and bulk up the T mobile network... then transition all the Sprint people to the T Mo network.   Sprint's network would be taken apart and equipment and some sites would be reused.    Hope that helps you understand.  

 

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19 hours ago, RedSpark said:

So T-Mobile will have to keep filing those monthly "Band Reconfiguration"  status reports to the FCC until the rebanding is complete.

Here's the most recent one: https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/10402116410705/800 MHz Report April 2020.pdf (Dated April 2, 2020)

Still one public safety licensee and one non-public safety licensee remaining after all this.... Hopeless.

Though they've been dragging their feet, I imagine that the city of El Paso will be taken care of sooner rather than later. License Acquisitions, on the other hand, has been a constant PITA throughout the rebanding process. I'm guessing that they've been hoping for some financial windfall from Sprint in exchange for their cooperation. They've been stalling for years. Whatever it is that they're looking for, they need to just go away at this point.

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Interesting how they're breaking out the statistics now between Sprint and T-Mobile.

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1 minute ago, RedSpark said:

 

Interesting how they're breaking out the statistics now between Sprint and T-Mobile.

It seems like he is cherry picking stats for the PR publicity. 

I hope this doesn't result in a ban, but I'm actually genuinely curious as to what their "pornography" numbers look like during the virus outbreak? How has it affected their networks? How much data has been used? One of the more popular porn sites released their numbers by country and you could tell by the spike in their chart the day that country went into curfew 😁.

Mods. Please take this post down if y'all deem it inappropriate. But I only asked because...well, for science!

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10 minutes ago, RedSpark said:

Interesting how they're breaking out the statistics now between Sprint and T-Mobile.

Well they have stated that the networks are still independent of each other

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18 hours ago, greenbastard said:

It seems like he is cherry picking stats for the PR publicity. 

I hope this doesn't result in a ban, but I'm actually genuinely curious as to what their "pornography" numbers look like during the virus outbreak? How has it affected their networks? How much data has been used? One of the more popular porn sites released their numbers by country and you could tell by the spike in their chart the day that country went into curfew 😁.

Mods. Please take this post down if y'all deem it inappropriate. But I only asked because...well, for science!

That is a good question. Probably will never get an official answer from Sprint for that segment, but T-Mobile.... well, maybe from Legere if he was still running things.

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8 hours ago, though said:

I take solace in the fact that this is an article by one of the analysts who, like the other analysts, are basically guessing.

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5 hours ago, JimBob said:

What would be the payout to Shentel (SHEN) shareholders?

Somebody estimated it at $29/share.

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39 minutes ago, joshnys8913 said:

What's next US Cellular? LOL! 

If I was responsible for managing US Cellular and wanted to stay in business, I would try to get a very good new roaming agreement with the new T-Mobile.  Even that may not be enough to survive, but that is their best chance to remain in business.

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56 minutes ago, chamb said:

If I was responsible for managing US Cellular and wanted to stay in business, I would try to get a very good new roaming agreement with the new T-Mobile.  Even that may not be enough to survive, but that is their best chance to remain in business.

I do wonder how much longer US Cellular will survive, ESPECIALLY now with the Sprint and t-Mobile officially merging. 

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2 hours ago, joshnys8913 said:

I do wonder how much longer US Cellular will survive, ESPECIALLY now with the Sprint and t-Mobile officially merging. 

If not TMobile then maybe merge with Dish. I certainly don't want US Cellular merging with ATT or Verizon.

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21 minutes ago, IrwinshereAgain said:

If not TMobile then maybe merge with Dish. I certainly don't want US Cellular merging with ATT or Verizon.

With all of the hoops that Tmo/Sprint went through, its not even a question. The only liklihood would be new Tmo or Dish. From a federal level, it would be dish to help provide broader scale for them.

 

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I would like for USCC and C-Spire to eventually get absorbed by Dish but still offering roaming to T-Mobile.

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I'd said previously I'd bounced sometimes at home between TMo B4 and B66.   Today I just noticed a few minutes ago, I'm sitting on B12 for the first time I've ever noticed here as well.

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I went ahead and upgraded to an S20+ and ported my Sprint line over to T-mobile. They have way more N71 active around Louisville than AT&T has N5. My mapping should start to show up on CellMapper in the coming days. I'll be watching for any Sprint connections. 

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55 minutes ago, mdob07 said:

I went ahead and upgraded to an S20+ and ported my Sprint line over to T-mobile. They have way more N71 active around Louisville than AT&T has N5. My mapping should start to show up on CellMapper in the coming days. I'll be watching for any Sprint connections. 

T-Mobile doesn't play around. When they deploy spectrum or new technology, they deploy.

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2 hours ago, greenbastard said:

T-Mobile doesn't play around. When they deploy spectrum or new technology, they deploy.

Sprint would have been a force had it actually deployed the network like they should have and with proper backhaul.

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