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  1. Looks like T-Mobile turned on HPUE for n41.
    8 points
  2. A test reaching speeds near 400Mbps can use over 500MB of data. If you're getting faster than that, easy to pull 1GB of data per test.
    7 points
  3. Just watched the webcast. Some cool stuff in it: Great Free 5G Upgrade: T-Mobile is giving everyone a free 5G smartphone. Trade in your existing mobile phone, and T-Mobile will give you a brand-spanking-new, Samsung Galaxy A32 5G smartphone for free, exclusive to T-Mobile postpaid customers. This offer applies to new and existing customers, and ANY (literally any) old phone in working condition. Great Unlimited Trade-Up: People with limited data plans on Verizon and AT&T can trade up to both unlimited data and full access to T-Mobile’s expansive 5G network all at the same o
    6 points
  4. Noticed a crew here in the middle of town yesterday that completely ripped and replaced this entire site that was GMO 1900MHz LTE only, I don't keep up with T-Mobile's gear but they were putting up this brand new configuration today.
    6 points
  5. Crowdsourcing is almost ready for SignalCheck!
    6 points
  6. Suddenly all the of the Sprint sites around me are showing as Sprint "keep" sites. I'm sure it'll be different market by market, but so far it seems like they are keeping more Sprint sites around here than they are dropping.
    6 points
  7. There is this one. Not zoomable, but bigger with a little more detail than other's they've shared. https://cdn.tmobile.com/content/dam/t-mobile/ntm/coverage/maps/Ultra-Capacity-5G.desktop1.jpg
    5 points
  8. According to reddit, "HINT" is what T-Mobile uses internally to refer to "Home Internet". My guess is they're going to expand Home Internet in some way, shape, or form. My guess is they're just going to throw in some Google services like Google One with every subscription. Apparently, standalone Home Internet plans are also eligible for the YouTube TV and PhiloTV discounts, so I'm sure that will also be pushed.
    5 points
  9. Perhaps this is reason enough alone to swap SIM's now. It's amazing how quickly T-Mobile moves on everything compared to Sprint, and this is in the middle of a pandemic no less.
    5 points
  10. Hello Mike! I sent you a new diagnostic report. There's no need to refund my purchase, since I really appreciate your efforts to help solve my problem, and your always attencious feedback. Besides, SignalCheck Pro is a fantastic app, despite not working as intended on my system, so I'm glad to be a small contributor to your future developments. Keep up the good work!
    5 points
  11. An update to SignalCheck Pro is ready for all users and is rolling out on Google Play now! It should be available shortly. You may be prompted to update when you open the app; if not, you can check Google Play. There are a LOT of bugfixes in this release, and a lot of groundwork for future improvements. As always, I love to hear feedback -- especially in the form of a Google Play review. SignalCheck Lite will be updated to this version soon. Those of you asking about the references that have popped up regarding "web data uploads".. stay tuned. Something really cool is in the works!
    4 points
  12. Having a significant footprint where T-Mobile never existed is a bonus here. Every Sprint site outside of the T-Mobile footprint has the keep PLMN. Seems more than temporary. T-Mobile already seems to have dropped a previous permit here in favor of a Sprint site that just in the last week popped up as a keep site.
    4 points
  13. eNB ID 42182 in the Lower East Side near the Williamsburg Bridge seems to be one of those sites that can give 1Gbps speeds. I was running a Speedtest near it and saw my speeds climb above 850Mbps but I was driving away from it and speeds dropped down to just over 600Mbps by the time the test ended. Also got 490Mbps on mmWave from site eNB ID 56661 in Midtown around 59th St and 3rd Ave. I ran an LTE speed test from the same site and got nearly 300Mbps down before the network kicked me over to Band 41. On Band 41 I got speeds of about 100Mbps down and 7Mbps up.
    4 points
  14. Another SCP beta is rolling out now and should be available shortly. Lots of bugfixes, but also includes 2 notable changes. The existing site note lock option has been adjusted, and now locks the Location/Site/Trail icons so they can't be clicked accidentally. (Sorry @Trip, it's all one option.. for now!) A new option has also been added that allows you to change the "chunk" size of web data uploads. Hopefully this will be stable enough for public release.. let me know!
    4 points
  15. Maybe we can get Lily from AT&T to come over to T-Mobile?
    4 points
  16. Lots of cool information here: They set a goal for themselves of having 60% of Sprint's traffic moved to T-Mobile's network by year end. They're decommissioning 7-8k macros sites this year and 35k by the end of next year, effectively completing the decommissioning of Sprint's network a year earlier than they had anticipated. They have already begun adding T-Mobile 5G-ready equipment to Sprint keep sites including 600MHz, AWS, PCS, and BRS/EBS equipment. Neville said they realize the value of adding all bands to a site in one climb as opposed to making multiple trips an
    4 points
  17. Mine jumped by $5/line, but considering the eliminated taxes and fees, my bill only went up 15 cents overall. Considering I've seen those taxes and fees jump around month to month, I'm going to call the consistency this should bring to my bill a net win. - Trip
    3 points
  18. As long as it powers on and isn't cracked, they will.
    3 points
  19. Soooo they will take my HTC EVO 4G I have on a free line (not kidding), and give me the Samsung..?!
    3 points
  20. Today’s Announcements: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210407005732/en/
    3 points
  21. I hope they make a map of the ultra band 5G.
    3 points
  22. Fastest LTE speeds I've ever received on T-Mobile. This was taken indoors about half a block away from eNB ID 43383 in Gowanus. A 5G speed test in the same spot was actually slower at around 380-400Mbps. Also seeing much faster speeds in my home on LTE. I'm consistently getting ~270Mbps down and 55Mbps up inside my house. I'm unable to confirm if my site is using 20MHz of PCS but I don't know if that alone can account for speeds these high. There must be some sort of backhaul upgrade.
    3 points
  23. The salesperson at the store gets a commission. Make certain it is the strongest signal where you need it. They don't really want you to change back -- ie get a free line first with a t-mobile sim if you need to test).
    3 points
  24. A new SignalCheck Pro update is now available for download, version 4.67. It includes the following changes: Added one-time popup to comply with Google Play background location policy. This popup is a policy mandate, there are no changes to existing app behavior. The popup will only display on first launch after a brand new installation. Changed location accuracy precision to one decimal place. Changed location accuracy to display in feet if metric units are not enabled. Improved PLMN ID validation. Resolved force closes on some devices when connected to GSM/WCDMA networks.
    3 points
  25. Another SignalCheck Pro beta was released this morning! The most visible change is a message displayed at startup explaining the app's use of your location. It will only appear once per app install; you will never see it again unless you uninstall/reinstall. This is to comply with Google Play policies; there are no functional changes to the location features. Location accuracy will now be displayed in either feet or meters, depending on your app settings. There are also some bugfixes in this release. Invalid PLMN entries in logs should be reduced, and a frequent cause of crashes when
    3 points
  26. T-Mobile said during their investor day presentation that they plan on aggregating n71 with n41 this year and using n71 as the PCC, allowing for greater range on n41.
    3 points
  27. The accuracy is in meters (m) because that's what Google refers to in all of its location setting descriptions. Miles would not be terribly useful, but I do plan to add feet as an option.
    3 points
  28. The phone's uplink is the big issue. When Sprint activated HPUE, I got very little benefit. It looked to me like the phone could only transmit more power on a single 20 wide band 41 channel. I had aggregated band 41 service in my area and had great downlink but terrible uplink. The uplink was still the issue. I hope T-Mobile and the vendors figure out something. The real solution if to have another lower band to use as the uplink. Trying to transmit band 41 on a wide aggregated channel is not going to work well if at all. Too much power needed and the battery will not take it. I am
    3 points
  29. They just did a rip and replace on a tower in area in STL. I'll get pictures tomorrow
    3 points
  30. So what’s the throttle? A throttle would indicate some kind of speed cap which I am not seeing. Deprioritization maybe but those are very different.
    3 points
  31. Some interesting (though kinda dated) info about 6488/6449 allocation that I hadn't seen before.
    3 points
  32. Gotcha, thanks Mike....I'd only read the Business Wire article back when the news first hit which really didn't give date specifics. And I was cross referencing that with another release strictly about the new phones (A52 and A72 as well) themselves which touted April 9th release, so I just assumed that the free upgrade was also available out the gate too ha.
    2 points
  33. From the official T-Mobile press release: "The Great Free 5G Phone Upgrade and Great Unlimited Trade-Up start April 18 and last all year long."
    2 points
  34. Do you have to wait until the 18th for the free phone trade in deal?
    2 points
  35. I'd actually prefer to switch that line to TNX so I can get a different experience from my Pixel 5 on TNA, especially since it's just a testing/logging/backup device.. but I also don't want to lose my free line or SWAC. I'm sure it will be a headache no matter what, but we'll see.
    2 points
  36. I note they now do not expect the sale to close until the third quarter. I wish they would at least start running 312250 on the Shentel sites... - Trip
    2 points
  37. Also apparently the auto-message during the initial order message was wrong - the S21 got shipped overnight to me. I'm currently installing the April security update on it before attempting to activate it.
    2 points
  38. My son is on a paid off iPhone XR. they sent him a text also, but for an iPhone 12. he's upgrading to an iPhone 12 for about $150.
    2 points
  39. FYSA for anyone that didn't already get the text, T-Mo is 'celebrating' one year since the merger by offering 50% off the Galaxy S21's if you're upgrading from an acceptable phone. I was able to get the base S21 256gb model (though I have to wait a few weeks since I suppose they're backordered) for $19.21 x 24 = $461.04 total via installment plan.
    2 points
  40. Look at them go... Sprint really supercharged this.
    2 points
  41. I always thought it was smarter for T-Mobile to partner with one of the existing streaming services instead of trying to create their own. I'm glad they chose YouTube TV since I already use it and it integrates well with Google Home and the Chromecast with Google TV if you're in that ecosystem. Also pretty beneficial for both Google and T-Mobile since it could potentially draw customers to both services.
    2 points
  42. Thanks! Unfortunately Google Play doesn't pass on any user info or comments, so it's difficult to pinpoint those.. but one of my other crash reporting libraries caught it (the username from diagnostic reports is included on those). That crash is something I've been working on, it just recently started over the past couple of months and only impacts GSM/WCDMA connections. Looks like you were on HSPA at the time of the crash. I added some additional error tracking in this version so your report was very helpful.. hopefully I can squash it.
    2 points
  43. More upgrades! My nearest n41 site can now hit 500+ Mbps down over its 80 MHz channel. ...and in even more recent news, n71 is live on the site to the south of me (Burnet and Justin are the nearest cross streets). Hit ~200 Mbps down on what appeared to be LTE alone, interestingly preferring B12 as the PCC. When taking advantage of NR, I was able to hit as much as 90 Mbps up! On the same site, it appears VZW has mmW, though I'm not sure if it's active yet. Ordered a Visible SIM to check further. No CBRS from what I can tell. VZW definitely has a sweet spot where you can hit 200 M
    2 points
  44. Will do I drove by the other day and there is actually 4 antennas per sector, ill snap new photos once they are done.
    2 points
  45. Here's 700 MHz vs PCS for SE02669D/WA6079. Most coverage from WA6079 is LoS, so its 1900 and 700 coverage patterns are quite similar. There's a more significant between 700 and 1900 coverage for SE02669D because it isn't much higher than most of the obstacles around it. https://imgur.com/a/9MV8Vul
    2 points
  46. I meant to tell you that I noticed this over the weekend and find it IMMENSELY useful. Thank you so much! - Trip
    2 points
  47. I'm seeing quite a few keep sites around Louisville where T-Mobile had the superior network by a large margin. Far more than I thought I'd see.
    2 points
  48. Omaha probably isn't indicative of an "average" market in this merger. T-Mobile HAS to keep a fair amount of Sprint sites here or else they'll fail.
    2 points
  49. Sprint got the "Can you hear me now?" Verizon guy.... (I think we've heard the last of him since the Merger, but maybe he could come back as a T-Mobile guy?) Intel just got the "I'm a Mac" guy.... Only a matter of time before we see the T-Mobile girl (Carly Foulkes) show up in a Verizon commercial. No loyalty in this business.....
    2 points
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