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  1. I finally got those gigabit peak speeds on n41 that T-Mobile always talks about.
    9 points
  2. Back from my whirlwind Hawaii tour and have a few more things to report. Oahu has the most mature n41 deployment I've seen yet. While it's not everywhere, its outdoor coverage in Honolulu is significant, such that it's hard to find n71 unless you're at the airport. Also saw n41 at the BYU campus. Interestingly, I was able to keep n41 down to even negative SNRs, which is the first time I've seen that happen. Speeds with good signal were in excess of 500 Mbps, though that's pretty obviously backhaul limited, as Oahu has a full 100 MHz live already, even though I'm pretty sure Sprint still h
    8 points
  3. Here's the formal SEC filing press release for Shentel. https://www.shentel.com/news/2021/june/shentel and t-mobile enter into an asset purchase agreement - Trip
    6 points
  4. I have no idea if it has increased to 80MHz in Crown Heights but pings and speeds are pretty much unchanged. I'm still getting the same ~600-650Mbps speeds in my house as before.
    6 points
  5. Just got a phone call from executive services, they're switching me back and crediting my account for the last 3 months for the difference! I'm pleased.
    5 points
  6. Smaller towns and cities are harder to find permits if they're even required. Louisville doesn't require permits for most upgrades so there's not much to track up here. T-Mobile should get better down there once they start converting keep sites and hopefully add some new sites as well. The last time I was down there I hit several Sprint's sites broadcasting the 312-250 "keep" PLMN and had quite a bit of AT&T roaming as well, especially on the stretch of 27 from Stanford to just north of Somerset.
    4 points
  7. Nope. The only sites that get backhaul provisioned like this in NYC are sites that have LAA, mmWave, and Band/n41 like this site. If a site doesn't have that combo then speeds peak around 700Mbps. That isn't slow, but what a lot of people are realizing is that T-Mobile's network is only limited by backhaul at this point. Verizon has their own fiber network here and they provision lots of their sites, with multi-gigabit backhaul. When they turn on C-band here, they'll likely be able to match T-Mobile's performance despite having less spectrum on air. If T-Mobile wants to maintain their sp
    4 points
  8. I sent an email let's see what happens. Haha, just got a text saying I will be put back onto Unlimited Freedom v24 as of 6/6, think the email worked!
    4 points
  9. Regarding these location service issues, I am starting to believe it could be a bug in the Google Play location API. I recently updated it to a newer version; I will roll it back and push out a new beta sometime this week. I have not been able to come up with any other source of the problem. Fingers crossed!
    4 points
  10. If there's an equipment restriction limiting MIMO rank or similar, would make sense for TMo to phase them out in favor of macros, then come back in with mmW later if capacity constraints merit it.
    3 points
  11. It would appear that T-Mobile has enabled the 312-250 and 311-490 PLMNs on Sprint sites in Shentel's area late last night. (at least in Morgantown, WV)
    3 points
  12. Visited Los Angeles this past weekend and T-Mobile's network left a lot to be desired in most of the areas I visited, especially their 5G network. I spent the most time in West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice, Universal Studios. I visited other places but not long enough to give a good summary of network performance. LAX: According to Cellmapper there are three T-Mobile macro sites that serve the airport specifically. That means that outdoor signal and speeds are great, but inside the terminal both signal strength and speeds dropped off significantly the further away from the site you we
    3 points
  13. Same here but I've had them since 1998 - one year longer than even you. I was a senior in high school that year in Lexington, KY. Since then I've lived in both several portions of metro Cincinnati and also here in Atlanta. Even in the late 90s, I had no signal issues with Sprint even in Lexington. Anywhere I went - and I went to a lot of places during my college years (while at University of Kentucky)all over the United States - I tended to have service. When I didn't have it through Sprint I was roaming on Verizon for little or no cost. So it didn't matter to me as long as the damned th
    3 points
  14. Sprint Note 20 Ultra May 1st update is out and includes eSim!
    3 points
  15. You won't be able to find the backhaul provider with a traceroute. Devices VPN through T-Mobile's core network, hopping through their routing interfaces and using their peering agreements.
    3 points
  16. Glad I kept the Sprint SIM. Iceland Friday to see a volcano...
    3 points
  17. T-Mobile expanded n41 within the same footprint of the former (current depending on location) 60 MHz block by adding 10 MHz at each side. Now there is a reason for 2558 MHz T-Mobile LTE block being replaced for 2538.2 MHz, as 80 MHz n41 with 520110 EARFCN means its 2560.55 MHz to 2640.55 MHz. I think 2660.2 carrier is gone from Sprint macros, dropping Sprint from 40 to 20 MHz B41. Checking 2 macros isn't enough data to confirm this IMO, so I'm asking if anyone else has seen the same thing. Space for 100 MHz n41 is there, if its gone or not, just a waiting game for when 100 MHz happens. If i
    3 points
  18. This went live in Astoria yesterday. Just had it pop up in midtown today. Seems like it's work in progress. 5G has been on and off all day on the site that covers my office.
    3 points
  19. Yea that team is legit. I had to use them when I was having issues with my phone connecting to n41 and was getting no help from support. They ended up sending me out a brand new S20+
    3 points
  20. These setups are becoming increasingly common in downtown areas across the country. Carriers don't want their RAD centers at high elevations in dense areas because that creates a lot of noise between sites. But sometimes, there isn't a short building within the search ring! Here's another example in downtown Milwaukee: https://goo.gl/maps/4qhYwCCGAtZkdDAv5
    3 points
  21. That's super interesting, I hadn't noticed that before. It looks like the vzw antennas are integrated right into the exterior wall of the building. That is super cool. https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6879694,-73.978504,3a,15y,260.61h,127.91t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s6EcJxy751hetyHGJxQTV7A!2e0!5s20201101T000000!7i16384!8i8192
    3 points
  22. I noticed that when I was there in March. Was on an 80Mhz n41 channel but the anchor bands sucked. On the other hand, also recorded my fasted ever speed at 700Mbps on the neighboring site near Evans and Monaco. B25 + 41 + 41 cropping up here in Omaha on the Sprint keep sites. Had never seen that either until now.
    3 points
  23. It kinda just blows my mind that it's been almost a year and a half since start of auction and there still isn't a band designation. Why spend almost a billion dollars (T-Mobile's $873 million plus Sprint's $114 million) if you can't even get around to working something like that out with the 3GPP? I pray there's something going on behind the scenes, but I'm not too hopeful seeing as the only other owner of the band is DISH, haha. I'd be shocked if T-Mobile doesn't keep a strong mmWave presence in lower/mid-Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn with their 5G small-cell rollout. That'
    3 points
  24. I'm definitely going to miss Sprint. It's like a homely introverted ex-girlfriend. She's a cheap date and just likes to stay home (on WiFi). You know there was so much potential, if she could just be what you wanted her to be. Get moving, get out of the house, get a makeover. You weren't in love with her, and made so many excuses for her to all your friends. You've been meaning to break up with her, but you didn't want to end up with one of those 3 other narcissistic chicks out there, who really didn't look much better with their makeup off. Eventually she just finds someone else (T-Mob
    3 points
  25. You could try emailing Mike Sievert and asking about that DAS and if they have any plans for it or other legacy Sprint DAS builds. He's shared his email publicly on Twitter: DerekKY1980 heard back on his email to Sievert about network upgrades pretty quickly. Curious what you hear back on it. Please share if you do!
    2 points
  26. There is a setting in SCP to display the alternate PLMN. This will allow you to see 312-250 instead of just 310120. I know this because I requested that and Mike added it really quickly!
    2 points
  27. In distinguishing between T-Mobile-branded and non-TMobile branded Androids for roaming purposes, I had assumed it uses the IMEI but I could be wrong. Of course it should not be making such a distinction in the first place, but people say it does. Some have suggested that you can cure such issues by moving the sim to an iPhone for a few hours, which causes T-Mobile to whitelist the sim and it stays whitelisted even when moved back.
    2 points
  28. It's super dependent on where you live. In NYC since most cell sites are on top of buildings, you can look at public building permits and usually they're listed as "-AL" which is an alteration permit. In the notes they'll usually talk about "telecommunications equipment". Very rarely is that actually carrier named though. On the other hand for Greenville, NC where I visit family pretty often, you can search the public permit database for any carrier and find all permits for that specific carrier. Searching for T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, or U.S. Cellular beings up permits for their sites
    2 points
  29. n41 when you give it sufficient backhaul mmWave from the same site 10MHz of Standalone n71 from the same site This is the same site where I got nearly 800Mbps a while back, eNB ID 41047.
    2 points
  30. According to this post from Sprint's very-well-connected revik2, it should be about a month until Pixels 3 and up are supported for TNX.
    2 points
  31. There are a few that have gone up in Seattle too. They are definitely starting to build out.
    2 points
  32. Traffic in a lot of places is returning to pre-pandemic levels so it's a good opportunity to test out the 5G network in lots of locations. Yesterday I drove down to Gravesend from Crown Heights for pizza and there was a ton of n41 along the way which was expected. I did encounter a few sites that were still 2/12/66 after all of these years (for example eNB ID 47016). Luckily, T-Mobile has upgraded enough sites such even with these sites having no 5G, neighboring sites provide infill 5G coverage. While in Gravesend I was primarily connected to eNB 41220. Unfortunately I wasn't able to
    2 points
  33. Super happy to see continued n41 rollout/densification in NYC. This site (eNB 128041) was upgraded within the last week. Unfortunately B41 isn't yet live, so couldn't map, but pulled some very healthy speeds on NSA n41. Across the street from this is one of the few Sprint sites I've found with B25/B26 deployed on 310-120 but B41 deployed on 311-940. Does anyone know what is up with these? I feel like I am totally out of the loop as to why they still have sites configured like this.
    2 points
  34. There's another T-Mobile site in Fort Greene that looks like a small cell. It has been around and untouched for many years and only manages to pump out about 5 Mbps. Sites like this have got to go.
    2 points
  35. In March TMobile announced a major addition to it's Charleston SC customer support center where it will be adding 540 jobs and spending about 10 million dollars. https://www.postandcourier.com/business/t-mobile-expanding-its-north-charleston-customer-call-center/article_e8fdf620-7c61-11eb-9e02-e33432834607.html I believe there have been other sites added or upgraded around the country also. Hopefully this is the start of a better experience for customers like Jporter12 and BlueAngel.
    2 points
  36. You should email mike.sievert@t-mobile.com. This get you a response from the executive team. It helped me when no one else could fixing device credits.
    2 points
  37. In Denver over the weekend and there's a significant amount of n41 here at either 60 or 80 MHz. Catch is, they have 5 MHz channels on B2 and B66 that get aggregsted rather often, and it seems like backhaul could be better (have seen sub 100 Mbps with good signal on 60 MHz in some cases). Also saw B25 (PCS-G) aggregated with B41 (2 CA) for the first time ever, as 312-250; indoors it was either that or 10 MHz n71 plus 2 or 66, while outdoors I could get n41. Been swapping out my Visible SIM every so often but have seen neither mmW nor CBRS yet...nor LTE wider than 10 MHz. n5 is rather easy
    2 points
  38. ah yep, turned that setting on and it showed 312250. Neat!
    1 point
  39. Even though Sprint doesn't have the best coverage in my area. I do have lots of memories and nostalgia with the company. I wonder who else here will miss Sprint besides me?
    1 point
  40. Paul Laurence Dunbar class of 98!
    1 point
  41. 19 dish permits filed in my county! Marion county FL
    1 point
  42. Supposedly the next update will enable esim but it's a wait and see I guess.
    1 point
  43. I like it! I don't recall you asking for it, but if you did I apologize. I will get it added. Also, still debugging the location issues.. haven't gotten much feedback. If anyone has observations they haven't shared yet, please let me know!
    1 point
  44. I knew they would be able to help you. Glad it worked out.
    1 point
  45. Sitting on my flight home from SJC and hitting 400 Mbps in an aisle seat. That's on 100 MHz n41 (centered at 2560 MHz) plus 20x20 B66 + 15x15 B2. Sprint B41 also exists here; was seeing that in the terminal. Didn't lose signal between SF and here, even in the BART tunnel under the bay. In SF, had only 40 MHz n41, and it was rare to see speeds break 100 Mbps. VZW was either LTE-only or LTE+n5 but hit 150-180 Mbps on Visible. In SJC speeds were much slower with a similar config. Didn't see mmW or even CBRS anywhere. Also saw 25+41 CA (5x5 on B25 every time I looked, 1-2 CA on B41) in a
    1 point
  46. Sent you a new diagnostic report. Updated the app this morning and left the house this afternoon to run somewhere. Several minutes into the drive and it still hadn't updated the location/time.
    1 point
  47. We're on "Unlimited Freedom with Taxes/Fees Included" w/TNX on our lines, and it's actually less than we were paying before, so I don't mind that. What I don't like is the loss of certain on-device functionality that we had with Sprint. Switching to TNX meant we couldn't update Wi-Fi Calling Addresses directly on Android handsets (On device address updating was still possible for iPhones) as we could before with Sprint SIM's. We now had to go through the ancient section of the Sprint website to do that (which T-Mobile probably has no intention of updating until they turn it off.) So ever
    1 point
  48. I just did TNX in Milwaukee area and so far the places that I had Sprint over T-Mobile due to lack of closer tower I'm still on Sprint, which is good. One thing I noticed is I'm getting N71 NSA (NOT SA) and I was NOT before. I didn't know that TNX was required for that? Or was it just a fluke? I almost thought N41 was added to a couple of towers then realized it was N71 that I hadn't seen before.
    1 point
  49. Found some more CBRS yesterday afternoon, including 4CA (plus B13 and maybe 2/66)? My my estimation, I was 0.8 mi from the macro broadcasting, with signal in the mid -120s, but ~10 SNR. I don't think B48 contributed much to speeds, but the fact that the noise floor was so low meant that the connection still happened. So VZW is definitely using GAA here, as they should. Just checked CA combos on my phone and it looks like they could aggregate n77 with a single B48 carrier, plus 2+13, so at the end of this year they could wind up with 25x25 FD + 80 MHz TD on X60-based devices, not far behin
    1 point
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