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  1. 10 points
    I don't remember which blog it was but it had the best headline announcing the closing of the brand, "Sprint sacrifices Virgin".😂
  2. 7 points
    It's funny how much goalposts get moved as time has gone on. For years people complained that Sprints greatest downfall was how slow their network is. Now that they're faster than both Verizon and T-Mobile speed doesn't matter? Within their current footprint, Sprint is the most competitive carrier there is. They're a lot like T-Mobile at the start of "Uncarrier". They offer a great combo of speed and price. Sprint is stuck because their brand is ruined. No one wants to join Sprint no matter how many good things people say about them and because of that Sprint can't get the revenue to do meaningful coverage expansion (which is what I'm assuming most of you who are complaining want). That's why they're so focused on beefing up their current network and deploying 5G. They're hoping that more people within their current footprint will join and stay and when they have a solid foundation of users and a strong urban/suburban network they can finally focus on building out their network everywhere else. It's literally the T-Mobile formula.
  3. 7 points
    Ookla data shows Sprint's improvements over the last two years. Started off Q1 2018 in last at 23.6Mbps average download speed. They finished Q4 2019 in second at 39.5Mbps average download speed. T-Mobile finds themselves in last and Verizon in 3rd as congestion catches up with them. https://imgur.com/a/uvn9sBC
  4. 6 points
    5G is live in Miami: https://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-heats-up-miami-network-for-footballs-biggest-game.htm
  5. 5 points
  6. 5 points
    Cincinnati Market is live with Fdd Tdd CA Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  7. 4 points
    This is the Beta 2 update for Android 10. They seem be be coming out about once a week. It has VoLTE and additional aggregation, although they are both turned off by default. Just a few weeks away from final!
  8. 3 points
    Was in Fremont today with wicked fast 4g speeds.
  9. 3 points
    Now I know you're all thinking "Brad this is terrible!". It is both terrible and not terrible. Let's compare Sprint's data against the July 2019 report to see what's improved. 4G Availability has improved quite a bit (OpenSignal is very urban-heavy on it's data though, 4G availability should be considered availability in urban environments only). On the July 2019 report it was 89.5. On the January 2020 report it's 92.5. That's a 3% increase! Sprint's scores on the video experience metric have also improved. On the July 2019 report, Sprint scored a 47.5. On the January 2020 report, they scored 55.5. OpenSignal had this to say: We're going to break down the Download Speed Experience metric into 4G and 3G performance. Average 4G download speed on the July 2019 report was 21.1Mbps. Average 4G download speed on the January 2020 report is 25.9Mbps. That's a 4.8Mbps increase in average 4G download speed. Average 3G download speed on the July 2019 report was 1.3Mbps. Average 3G download speed on the January 2020 report was 1.4Mbps. The 3G speeds are what is dragging the overall download speed metric score down. Upload speed experience is going to focus on 4G speeds only. Sprint's average 4G upload speed on the July 2019 report was 2.6Mbps. Average 4G upload speed on the January 2020 was 3Mbps. A very small increase which shows that uploads still need a lot of work. Latency experience will only focus on 4G. Sprint's average 4G latency on the July 2019 report was 55.1ms. Average 4G latency on the January 2020 report is 51.2ms.
  10. 2 points
    A lot of people are going to jump ship if the merger fails to go through myself included.
  11. 2 points
    Completely agree. I have been back and forth on this merger from the start, but came around when concessions were made and deals started happening with the individual states. The potentials of a completely merged network and company are huge. Sprint obviously can not go at it alone financially. And t-mobile can not go at it alone based on their own spectrum. The two companies are a near perfect match, and I honestly believe we would all benefit from a merger in both the short term and the long term. They both need each other to succeed at the level that Verizon and ATT has.
  12. 2 points
    I'd give him until the beginning of February. Remember that he had the opposing sides briefs in his possession for 3-4+ months. He and his clerk(s) identified the main issues from the briefs and asked questions about it during trial. The closing arguments are really a show by the lawyers and really unnecessary when in front of a judge that actually paid attention. The reason why I think it will be delayed until the first week of February is that he needs to keep up appearances that he did not rush through it and he was deliberative and thoughtful. The last thing a judge wants to do is to give the states ammunition for an appeal.
  13. 2 points
    Forgot to mention but Monday 1/13 the Sprint S10 5G got the android 10 update. Sent from my SM-G977P using Tapatalk
  14. 2 points
    I was debating whether to get the OnePlus 7T Pro as a secondary phone, but I couldn't decided between the Sprint OnePlus 7 Pro 5G or the T-Mobile OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren version. Upon researching them, it's a shame that the Sprint version has less ram, an older processor and slight less battery but whats worse is that its not as future proof as the T-Mobile version since it has less bands. (Understandable since the McLaren version just came out recently and the Sprint version came out last May). The Sprint version doesn't have NR 5G band 71 / 600 MHz that T-Mobile uses for their 5G. So if the merger gets approved, the T-Mobile version can use both Sprint and T-Mobiles 5G. The Sprint one only uses the Band 41. Bummer.🤬 Band Compare The kicker is that according to numerous youtube videos of both phones on their networks, the Sprint version seems to be able to deliver better speeds. Decisions, decisions. TS
  15. 2 points
    Yeah it should be able to go faster, but honestly does it really matter? On macros and SCs, the added speed is more about the capacity to handle more users. But on a MB where you'll likely only have a couple users (or at least only a couple simultaneous users), I don't know why faster would make a difference on a phone. I doubt anyone would notice 80 vs 140 Mbps outside of speed tests. Now that I think about it, I wonder if something internally is limited to 100 Mbps. If it was, that, combined with the ipsec VPN overhead, might explain the ~80-85 Mbps max speed. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
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  18. 2 points
    4x4 L2500 at 256 QAM can provide ~280 mbps DL per carrier. Aggregate that with 3x3 L800 and I would be unsurprised by your speeds. Also, interband CA is enabled in Phoenix.
  19. 2 points
    Like others have said (thanks guys!), Lite is outdated.. very outdated. I just don't have enough time to maintain two separate apps, which is why I'm working on combining them into one app, and paying will "unlock" the Pro features instead of having it be a separate download. It is a complicated task but in the end it will be far easier than the way I have it now. Other things take priority because those who do kick in some beer money get my time first!
  20. 1 point
    Great speeds but not enough proof. I have pulled 170 on 2XCA Sent from my SM-G977P using Tapatalk
  21. 1 point
    Brad! NO... There is no time table. The judge said he will try to make a decision as soon as possible. You picked up Phone Arena's headline ... that's their opinion. Here is what the judge said: (Feburary was not what was said.) It may be, but it's not concrete. What's next Judge Marrero opened Wednesday's hearing reminding attendees that, "there is life beyond the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint." He declined to say when he will return with a final ruling on whether to approve the merger, but said he would "endeavor to decide as quickly as possible." Sprint and T-Mobile make a final argument for why their massive merger should be allowed to go through
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  23. 1 point
    Clearwire Towers still exist but they are rare (mainly random B2 or B4 sightings). Almost all = Clearwire locations have been converted over to Nokia MM/SC clusters, though some have been upgraded to Tri-band towers. I assume the Clearwire sightings are from full-towers which also have legacy Clearwire equipment. Recently, some of the Nokia MM/SC clusters are starting to be upgraded to Tri-Band.
  24. 1 point
    I'm starting to see 4X CA in my area. And it's using B25 and B41. So the engineering screen will show the first channel as B25 (10mhz). Then the other 3 channels will be B41 (20mhz). Download speeds are...ok. Not as high as I would expect with 4X CA (peak around 80Mbps). But upload speeds are terrible. Max around 1Mbps. But at least it's good to see them adding B25/B41 CA.
  25. 1 point
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  27. 1 point
    3xCA on Central Ave in Colonie is rocking. Sprint has made nice improvements in upstate. Still more to go coverage wise but it’s better than it was 2 years ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  29. 1 point
    Figured I would throw up a photo of one from the ground. You can see it on the top rack on the left of the 8t8r antenna. It really illustrates how small they are compared to the old antennas.
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  32. 1 point
    yes. another test after rebooting router : https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/5640435048
  33. 1 point
    I'll be headed up to Baltimore this weekend for the Raven's game. Looks like the stadium has DAS so I'll see how that performs in the stadium and how the Macro network holds up outside. We'll be driving up Friday from Louisville and heading back Sunday. This will be my first trip to Baltimore, should be a fun trip!
  34. 1 point
    Signal check pro might tell you that. Sent from my SM-G975U1 using Tapatalk
  35. 1 point
    No just no. TMO or Sprint do something but not those two. Sent from my SM-G975U1 using Tapatalk
  36. 1 point
    You might be getting the benefits of improved aggregation. Band 25 aggregated with band 41. Band 25 gives improved upload, band 41 gives great download. Or maybe a new site has been added near you.
  37. 1 point
    It was "by year end" but in Sprint language. "By year end" in Sprint language translates to "by the end of the next year" in normal English.
  38. 1 point
    Freaking Monroe..wtf!? Kirkland, Bothell, and Woodinville don't have Massive MIMO. Hell, even Duvall doesn't have it but Monroe does. Also the aforementioned tower has 3 Samsung Massive-MIMO panels, as expected: one pointing down I-5 towards Seattle, one pointing up I-5 towards Everett, and one pointing down I-405 towards Bothell. I was surprised how much smaller they are than the older panels right next to it. As an aside, I went on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail over the holidays. Wow are the eNBs different there. Up here, outside of MM/SC cells, each tower has a single eNB for all bands. In Kentucky, it seems like each band on each tower has its own eNB (meaning tri-band towers have three eNBs). Even worse, for B41 the Cells look like MM/SC. Made it really hard to map very many towers. Sent from my LG-LS998 using Tapatalk
  39. 1 point
    Call first or go to the AT&T corporate store nearest you. Ask for the stand alone iPad plan for $20 a month with unlimited data. It was originally designed to be an add on to single line phone plans but is simply usable with only an IMEI and a credit check. I just used the IMEI of the iPad they had in the store. If this does not work Best Buy may have this option. If you also like, Jim over at LTEfix knows a guy that can help you out. The mobley option is now unattainable, the unlimited RV plan is toasted, and the new connected car modem plan is like 30 or 40 bucks stand alone. This is the way to go if you do not have post paid service already and If you do, well I believe you can just add an iPad line like this.
  40. 1 point
    No I deleted the data for it and it worked.
  41. 1 point
    An oldy, but seems relevant again.
  42. 1 point
    I’ve got 10x10 B25 aggregating with 5x5 B25 as well. Looks like Phoenix is live with multiple configurations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    On iOS, the application is Sprint Call Screener and can be downloaded from the app store.
  45. 1 point
    Makes sense to have B26 as primary carrier since upload transmission from handset to tower is much weaker over B41, yet this preserves B41 download advantage.
  46. 1 point
    Download is smoking. Upload Eh. I'd rather have 100/50. Or even 50/50.
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  49. 1 point
    https://wmata.com/about/news/Wireless-service-now-available-in-all-Green-line-tunnels.cfm#main-content Progress!
  50. 1 point
    My 2nd gen updated today and enabled WiFi backhaul. Not going to use it, since it has a good B41 connection. Made three calls, VoLTE has not connected yet. SW Ver. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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