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  1. The problem with that is many of their sites in rural areas need attention even if they're not putting 2.5 GHz on them. I'm aware of sites that are 700 MHz-only (so only 5x5 LTE available!), for example, or PCS-only (so if co-located with a Sprint site, that site would lose the low-band advantage of Band 26). If they do it right, they'll put 600 (and 700, where available) on every site. If they are serious about also being a fixed ISP, they'll do AWS and PCS as well. And pick up a lot of Sprint sites. - Trip
    8 points
  2. 1,000 sites per month sounds impressive (up from 800/month we heard previously), but if they're talking about having an 85,000 site network, it would take them 7 years to touch all of them. They actually need to speed up more, IMO. Especially given how weak the network continues to be outside of populated areas. If they kicked me off of Sprint's network today and said I couldn't have it back, I'd switch carriers as soon as possible. (Not possible right away, mind you.) - Trip
    8 points
  3. Looks like if you turn off the 5G layer on T-Mobile's coverage map, it shows you n41 coverage. https://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/coverage-map
    7 points
  4. I'm sure part of the problem is TM feels they already had a superior network and didn't have to worry that Sprint may have been better in areas. Sprint was better in more areas than we think.
    7 points
  5. Officially cracked 500Mbps on my home site Thursday morning.
    6 points
  6. I came across my first Sprint/T-Mobile combined site today. You can take a look here here: https://imgur.com/a/J3y0xN9 You can see the T-Mobile quadband 8-port Commscope panel (for 600/700/1900/2100), the T-Mobile massive MIMO Nokia panel (for 2500), the Sprint dualband 8-port RFS panel (for 800/1900) and the Sprint Commscope 8T8R (for 2500).
    6 points
  7. You may have missed the part over the weekend where I was suddenly shunted onto the T-Mobile network without warning. In the places I go, the T-Mobile network is certainly not better. I was fortunately able to get that reverted on the three lines of my account where it was relevant, with a lot of fighting Support's attempts to keep me on the T-Mobile network. I'm holding on for now, but I suspect a time will come when they don't give the choice, and if the network still isn't ready by then (I'm skeptical), then I'll be switching to a carrier who is less prone to the "move fast and brea
    6 points
  8. Confirmed, I'm back to Sprint-primary behavior. - Trip
    6 points
  9. It would be nice if T-Mobile did some "Uncarrier" changes for Sprint.... such as removing taxes and fees from our plans.
    5 points
  10. I'll bet it's released with a Sprint SIM Card provisioned to "T-Mobile Network Access/ROAMAHOME". So for 5G coverage it would likely be in the following order: T-Mobile 5G, which falls back to.... T-Mobile LTE (and T-Mobile VoLTE accordingly), which falls back to.... Sprint LTE (including Wi-Fi calling on Sprint), which falls back to.... Sprint CDMA, which falls back to.... Sprint Roaming Partner.
    5 points
  11. Looks like T-Mobile decided to do a full site modernization. I'm getting n41 too!
    5 points
  12. It seems if they have one tower with B/N 41 equipment the city gets listed. I wouldn't expect widespread coverage in most of those areas yet.
    5 points
  13. I've been walking around northern Crown Heights/Prospect Heights with my phone locked to Band 41 and Band 71 in an effort to find new 600MHz and BRS/EBS sites. So far I've gathered that T-Mobile is doing what they did back in their LTE deployments days and doing cluster deployments. By that I mean that they seem to be going to neighborhoods and upgrading pretty much all of the sites in that area at once. On September 1st you could count on one hand the number of sites with 600MHz in Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. Now it seems that somewhere in the range of 50-75% of the sites have 60
    4 points
  14. Consumer hardware would indicate to me either devices, or small cell or in home devices (think magic box), not network gear.
    4 points
  15. Why would it be "the next CLWR disaster"? They're rolling this out the same way VZW did their broad expansion...last week, I guess it was? Basically any sector that has significant available capacity all the time represents an eligible area...so you're basically talking about areas where T-Mobile has touched sites recently to light all of B2 and B66, yet those sites are on the edge of an area that needs density so one or two of the sectors are pointing toward where there are fewer people. This is where T-Mobile is getting the "20 million households" number from...that's maybe 15% of the U
    4 points
  16. T-Mobile absolutely needs 600MHz and 700MHz on every site. It benefits both capacity and coverage. Both Verizon and AT&T seem to get that according to the chart below from Tutela's recent report.
    4 points
  17. That would make T-Mobile the only carrier not running low-band on every site. I'm not sure why they would want to be at such a disadvantage. Not that there are many sites less than a mile apart in rural areas. (Note that when I say "every site" I'm referring to macro sites, not small cells. Though there are plenty of Verizon 700 MHz small cells, as well.) - Trip
    4 points
  18. A new SignalCheck beta has been submitted, and will become available sometime in the next few hours (days?) depending on how long it takes Google Play to release it. They are still warning of delayed processing times. There are no big changes in this version on the end-user side, however there are extensive changes behind the scenes, including a new crash reporting service I am trying out. I did a lot of testing on my own, but as I mentioned last week, this release MAY be more unstable than typical beta builds because of the volume of code changes. I need help testing to ensure it is stab
    4 points
  19. I have no idea how they picked it. I know that when the person on the chat first told me I'd been moved to the T-Mobile network and it couldn't be undone, I was told it gave me access to 5G and VoLTE. My phone does not have 5G, of course, and VoLTE is burning garbage in my experience, so neither of those were selling points. I told them the truth--that the service was atrocious--and the tech support person took care of it. - Trip
    4 points
  20. Actually had a T-Mobile store close that was near a Sprint store and they rebranded the Sprint store
    3 points
  21. Thats some pure BS that Sprint is offering these deals for the New iphone and they offered little to nothing for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
    3 points
  22. New onesplus 8 update is out this morning, still on android 10 but they fixed the missing 5G info!!!! https://imgur.com/a/ZcZFmkZ
    3 points
  23. This story is a huge nothingburger. All three carriers already carry chinese phones with chinese components. Any phone sold under the T-Mobile or Revvl brand will be a Chinese phone. You will still be able to buy your Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxies.
    3 points
  24. n41 is back and even faster than before. Here's a speed test from inside my house. Also 20MHz Band 41 is broadcasting from my site, speeds are ~40Mbps down and 4Mbps up. Edit: Getting even faster speeds this morning. Band 41 has also climbed up to around 70Mbps.
    3 points
  25. I got the Android 11/OneUI 3 beta update yesterday. My phone is reasonably reliable again, mobile hotspot config works properly again, WiFi works consistently, no more constant crashes...there are a few rough edges still I think, but my opinion has gone from "don't install this" to "probably fine to install this"
    3 points
  26. If you have a watch tied to your phone they're unable to put you on TMX, that will change in the future though.
    3 points
  27. So this was correct, I had to go to two different T-Mobile stores because the first one didn't really know what they were doing. I of course was the first person to come in for the T-Mobile Network Experience, they asked me know I knew about it and I said Reddit and they laughed. But anyway I am officially on T-Mobile, I also have 5G SA as well.
    3 points
  28. T-Mobile is not about to put the newest Apple flagship 5G devices on a network that does not have 5G. No way they allow these to use the Sprint network as their home network where they would be stuck on LTE and almost never see a 5G icon.
    3 points
  29. I was working from home today and noticed that my phone signal went from full bars down to 1-2 bars in my house. I caught T-Mobile working on my cell site so it looks like I'm finally getting some 5G goodness! Edit: It looks like I'm getting n71!
    3 points
  30. Found out that a guy I met in college 14 years ago is the store manager at a converted Sprint store. He told me that they should begin swapping SIM cards for the TME on the 7th. Idk how true this is though. Located in Florida.
    3 points
  31. I think you are missing the point. Sprint, in enough places to matter, had (and still has) the superior network - wether it is talking about LTE coverage or speeds. The issue is that (legacy) T-mobile simply does not have towers in a lot of areas, and instead rely on their low band to give the guise of coverage. Its easy to paint an area pink to show 'coverage', yet when you go into that area, you get zero service. Sprint, on the other hand as an example, in my basement, is getting download speeds of 90+mbps. The attached image is a great example - it is painted pink, yet if you
    3 points
  32. Well that was quick: https://www.t-mobile.com/news/network/supercharged-midband-5g Go Magenta!
    3 points
  33. I have been in contact with OnePlus support in an attempt to improve SignalCheck's 5G reporting. I was ultimately directed to make a forum bug post by their support team. I would appreciate it if I could get users to "Like" or comment on that post in an attempt to get it attention: https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/oneplus-devices-not-properly-reporting-5g-nr-cell-info-to-android-api.1312205/ Not sure if it will help, but it certainly can't hurt. Thank you!
    3 points
  34. They're leasing an additional 5x5MHz from Dish in the NYC area. Lease was submitted and approved a couple weeks ago. See attachment A for more info.
    3 points
  35. So I've noticed in my roundabout travels that the 5 megahertz frequency on band 71 had been increased in certain areas to around the 10 . It just increased in my area as well. Is this due to that spectrum lease agreement I read about in the news from capital?
    3 points
  36. I think ROAMAHOME got added to my line this morning because I have only been able to connect to T-Mobile all day. I've restarted my phone multiple times and toggled airplane mode to no avail. I also don't seem to be able to roam on Sprint LTE where T-Mobile is unavailable. I've dropped 5 calls so far and counting .
    3 points
  37. I got my iPhone 12 Pro yesterday. The alpha tag reads Sprint but the phone uses T-Mobile NR/LTE primarily, falling back to Sprint LTE where T-Mobile is unavailable. The phone only supports NSA right now, and you can only see LTE anchor information in Field Test. I haven't connected to any legacy 3G networks yet, so I'm not sure what the behavior will be with those. In settings, you are only able to disable 5G - it isn't possible to disable LTE.
    2 points
  38. it is, from what i've gathered with the way NSA 5G works you won't get any of the 5G cell info, other than signal strength, in that mode. you only get that with SA 5G
    2 points
  39. In rewatching it, I have a feeling the Uncarrier event could be for T-Mobile's TV service (T-Vision) with no extra taxes/fees and no charge for a "box". There's a TV in the background, and Mike says "It's on." Would be nice if it was available to Sprint customers if this is the case.
    2 points
  40. Which reminds me, the new iPhones are out or will be shortly. So all of you guys that have 5g even if it is just one tower can rush and buy them 🤣. Me, I will wait until they have basically blanketed the area with 5G before I upgrade. Meanwhile I will wait for the integration of the 4G networks or they move me to T-Mobile whichever comes first.
    2 points
  41. Who knew the merger would be a jobs program for the PRC home modem industry? Multinational corporation's love milking this country at bottom dollar 🤑
    2 points
  42. Here is newly upgraded site. Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    2 points
  43. All good observations. I'm curious how the launch of the iPhone 5G will be handled, because that's going to represent a substantial surge of new 5G devices on T-Mobile and Sprint's network within a short period of time. How will the device be treated by the T-Mobile and Sprint networks?
    2 points
  44. Sprint never moved this aggressively. T-Mobile is not playing around and will soon show why Sprint was wasting away the full potential of the EBS/BRS band. Sites in my area that just got 600 MHz not long ago are now getting Massive MIMO on B2/66 along with B41/n41. Having said that, their B41 definitely performs worse than Sprint's. Lots of timeouts, more latency, and more jitter. I guess this is supposed to be expected as "L41" isn't officially supported yet.
    2 points
  45. B41 in this market always had the 0x145000 offset, until these oddball 000***** B41 GCIs started appearing on some sites. Currently everything either remains the same it always had been, or has switched B41 to the new 000-style. I have not seen any B25/B26 GCI changes on any sites I had previously identified in MA or NH.
    2 points
  46. Just FYI. SCP isn’t avail on iPhones. Just android devices. She can open the dialer and type in *3001#12345#* and it will bring up the engineering screen for the iPhone and she can find out what band and stuff she is on for both upload and download.
    2 points
  47. Good to know. I couldn't figure out why my phone was acting so sluggish until I checked SCP only to discover my Galaxy Note 10+ is now stuck on band 66. No, thank you. I get 130 mbps down using 3xCA on band 41 with Sprint here in my apartment. I'll be turning off all TMO bands on this phone immediately.
    2 points
  48. I am not terribly familiar with Reddit but I looked just now and didn't see any similar issues in the past few days so maybe it's just me? I happened to be making my way down to the sticks today, and the service was as poor as I expected it to be on T-Mobile. So along the way I tried to do SCRTN while "roaming" on Shentel (seriously, with the R and everything), and then when that didn't work, I went to a Sprint store and they swapped my SIM. When it first came on, it connected to Band 25, but once the network configuration ended, it kicked me right back over to T-Mobile. I'm tryi
    2 points
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