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  2. Linking properly for those having issue with the inline twitter thing: https://www.speedtest.net/insights/blog/t-mobile-merger-sprint-changing-5g/
  3. You don't define cheap, but the LG v30 and v40 work well, can be rooted, and can be found for pretty cheap(<$100-150). As expected, the v30 is cheaper than the v40 and I can attest the v30 works very well. That being said, it lacks bands 28, 40, and 71 and has the drawback that Sprint never released Pie for it (the only vendor who didn't). This means some of the 9.0 bandwidth features are not available for SCP, that being said NSG is able to provide this data on 8.0. Sprint LG V30+ (LS998) LTE Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 41 Sprint Lg V40 (LM-V405UA) LTE Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 40, 41, 71
  4. Today
  5. Hi all, I'm looking to purchase an Android for Cellmapper/logging purposes; accordingly, I was wondering if there are any cheap devices you guys recommended that work well with both SCP and Cellmapper. Thanks in advance!
  6. 1. Wifi calling directly uses your home's wifi to place the call while the Pebble uses your internet connection to broadcast an LTE signal which your phone uses to place the call (once VoLTE is enabled). Before VoLTE is enabled, you don't place calls through the Pebble, it only boosts data. After 2-3 weeks, VoLTE should be enabled on the Pebble allowing simultaneous voice and MMS which wifi calling doesn't allow mms (but if you have a decent signal you can receive MMS without issue while on a wifi call). 2. Yes, any user can piggyback off the signal but I noticed the footprint isn't that large and didn't extend outside my home. I wouldn't be too concerned with that. 3. If you disconnect the device they will send you warnings that they will charge you if you don't reconnect it or send it back.
  7. You can move them in the app as by long pressing on the tower and dragging it to it's new location. Sent from my LG-LS998 using Tapatalk
  8. I recently got one of those Sprint pebbles that was sent even though i did not request. i finally set it up after nearly 1 hr of fighting with it. I was wondering: 1. How is this different that Sprint wifi calling ? 2. Can other sprint users outside of my house piggyback off this pebble ? 3. If I stop using the pebble after a few months, do I need to pay the $70 or is the $70 only apply if you never initially set it up ?
  9. I'll run some tests tomorrow, I don't get T-Mobile coverage at home, but I get excellent B41, outside. The Magic Box has been a help!
  10. I'm going to get the other sector of the tower verified before I do that, so far I've only logged 2 sides.
  11. You can login to the web version and manually placed them (or move them if someone put it in the wrong place). Definitely worth doing once you're 100% certain of a site's location. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  12. I've found some that are flat out wrong in cellmapper, I'm about 98% sure of it. In fact, I think the tower was being upgraded over the past couple weeks (I'm sure the lovely weather has slowed them.) I'm mostly outside of, or just inside of I-270, northeast Columbus and beyond, most of the time. I'm new to tower locating and identifying, so it's a learning process for me!
  13. Columbus 600MHz spectrum was just whacked 5x5 in a dispute with Dish.
  14. In my market about 75% are co-sited with Sprint! Cellmapper helps to narrow down the others. The I load the address into SCP once I find those sites. For just knowing what band and where you signal is coming from SignalCheck Pro can't be beat!
  15. what sort of speeds (actual numbers) are we talking here?
  16. Long time lurker here, long time SCP user. FYI... I'm the guy in the bar that had SC on his phone! LOL First, I just wanted to thank you for this awesome tool. Second, I do have an occasional freezing of the app on my Galaxy S20 Ultra. It's usually when switching back and forth between the engineering screen to check CA, SCP, and the Speedtest app, to make sure it's still running. I have to go in and force close it to get it to run again. Now for a question: how accurate is the distance from the tower in SCP? I've had a few times that I can't figure out where it's picking up a tower, and now that I think about it, it could be a SC. Since the S20 U is now on T-Mobile, there are no site notes for the towers, and I'm trying to figure out where they are!
  17. So, I'm late to the party here. Columbus, Ohio market. I've had my S20 Ultra since a few days after launch (late pre-order) so I've been through the stuff mentioned through this thread. My issue is 5G. Before 5G was turned on, my speeds on T-Mobile were great! Maybe a bit slower than Sprint in a speedtest, but latency was better, and it "felt" faster. Then 5G was turned on, and I found out to check in the *#0011# service mode screen to see if n71 was working. It was, I was happy. Within a couple days, that totally changed. It seemed that I rarely got n71, and data was SLOW, maybe 1/3 of the speed as before 5G was turned on. When I do see n71, speeds are really good. For instance, 2 days ago, it was hitting n71 without active data transferring. Then yesterday and today, not even a blip of n71 when actively transferring. I found that switching the network mode to LTE/CDMA got my speeds back to good. It seems that I must get a profile update push when not looking and it turns 5G back on, or if I have to restart and forget to reset it. Is anyone else seeing this behavior?
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  19. Just got off the phone with a Sprint Business rep. According to him the cell site nearest me is now running n41. Which explains why my LTE-41 speeds are a fraction of what they were a few months back. He mentioned a pretty awesome deal on an S20 if I sign a contract, with a $10 price increase per month in exchange for going from 3 GB of hotspot to 50 GB (which I've wanted anyway), so chances are good I'll bump up to the S20. Apparently it's still a Business Fusion plan so I don't have to pay $$$ extra per month for the phone either. Anyone heard of a $55/mo (or $75/mo) Business Fusion plan with 50GB of hotspot? Any video/VPN throttling to speak of there?
  20. You can roam on HSPA now. It will use it if there's no Sprint CDMA and no Sprint and T-Mobile LTE (or if you force it with something like NSG). But T-mobile is shutting down HSPA at the end of 2021 I believe. They haven't added it to any of their new sites in a while. They really want to refarm the spectrum. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  21. I'd assume HSPA would be further down the road, not currently though, correct?
  22. Yes, you need VoLTE on. Alternatively, if it's connected to HSPA, it would use that for calls and you'd have data at the same time. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  23. Got a text today that "Sprint has joined T-Mobile. You now have access to expanded coverage on the T-Mobile Network! Also enjoy simultaneous talk and data - no action required by you" Are we supposed to get actual Data while using voice? Or do we have to switch on VOLTE calls under settings? I see T-Mobile LTE bands, but no data available while making a call. Thanks all!
  24. That must be a Samsung thing then. Or an issue with your wifi. It's been rock solid on Pixels. For years back in the day, Samsung phones had an issue where wifi would go into a power save mode and would miss IPv6 RA packets. The result was that the IPv6 address would expire, and the phone would just drop all the connections silently and not reestablish them unless you turned the screen on. This caused notifications to stop working on IPv6 capable networks. I'm pretty sure it eventually got fixed, but it's possible there's something similar that's happening with wifi calling on Samsung devices. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  25. The only thing I've noticed in NYC is that T-Mobile seems to deploy 5G in clusters which is something they've been doing since their initial LTE deployment. Taking a look at Cellmapper in my area, the sites where T-Mobile has deployed n71 appear to be grouped together for the most part.
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