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  1. 9 points
    Tim YuSprint 4G Rollout UpdatesThursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:01 PM PDT It's been a long time coming for Sprint through many trials and tribulations. Now it's finally here! S4GRU was able to obtain confirmations that Sprint is finally ready and prepared to enable Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for subscribers to manually opt into in select markets across the country this coming September. See list at the bottom. As a refresher here are some of the essential points about VoLTE applicable to Sprint: Calls placed over VoLTE will have the QOS tag unlike the current Calling Plus configuration on numerous Sprint devices Like Calling Plus, VoLTE will have no fallback to the legacy 1x voice network. Calls will drop if the LTE signal drops. The voice codec is AMR-WB which one can experience with Calling Plus calls and matches the other carriers VoLTE setups. At this point and time S4GRU does not have a list of compatible VoLTE devices though we do speculate that any device currently running Calling Plus should be able to tap into that very same IMS core Calling Plus utilizes via true VoLTE. In addition, recent Apple iPhone's seems like a sure bet as some users have already experienced VoLTE in live field tests conducted by Sprint. For the non Sprint branded BYOD devices like Google Pixels or unlocked Moto devices the future is quite murky indeed. Sprint VoLTE Soft Launch Market Map See this for map of all Sprint market boundaries Sprint VoLTE Soft Launch Markets .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:black;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:black;} .tg .tg-wk8r{background-color:#ffffff;border-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;vertical-align:top} Atlanta / Athens Austin Baltimore Boston Central Jersey Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Colorado Columbus DFW East Kentucky East Michigan Ft. Wayne / South Bend Houston Idaho Indianapolis Kansas LA Metro Las Vegas Long Island Miami / West Palm Milwaukee Minnesota Missouri Nashville New York City Norfolk North Wisconsin Northern Jersey Oklahoma Oregon / SW Washington Orlando Philadelphia Metro Phoenix Pittsburgh Richmond San Antonio SF Bay South Bay South Texas Southern Jersey Tampa Toledo Upper Central Valley Utah Washington DC West Iowa / Nebraska West Virginia
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    Yes it's that site. Nexgen & I geolocated it earlier today with a little help of the drydock crane, marina, roof architecture, and S4GRU sponsor maps. If anyone want to visit that site with a rooted device running NSG it'd be very appreciated.
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    It's a hoist for putting boats in and out of the water. After a quick search for a marina with a big hoist came up with this. I believe the antennas is on the roof of the office building on the corner of Avenue U and E 69th st. Spun the map around to try and get the same view from the pic Sent from my 2PYB2 using Tapatalk
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    It will more then likely be the introduction of their layer 3 tv service Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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    I don't know how excited I am for this. My experience on Calling Plus is VERY mixed with quality. Often folks on the other end complain I sound very choppy on a Calling Plus (on LTE) call, also losing audio for a couple seconds. Other times it's like I'm sitting in the same room with them. I hope there are some improvements afoot over Calling Plus quality.
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    Great news. I wonder if this will come with a subsequent final bump of B26 power levels to absolutely ensure the voice footprint is as close to 1x as it can get. It's good to see that NY and Delaware are absent from the soft launch, as they are definitely not ready yet. Sprint must know this, and is hopefully taking measures to get these markets up to snuff before finishing the VoLTE rollout.
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    You can probably do it if you block access to the ipsec VPN server that the LTE side uses. I did a packet capture on my router when I powered on the Airave. The CDMA side seems to do a DNS lookup for either segw01.femto.sprint.net, segw02.femto.sprint.net, ...., or segw10.femto.sprint.net (10 possibilities, not sure how it picks one each time it boots up). And then establishes an IKEv2 VPN tunnel to it. The LTE side does not seem to do a DNS lookup (maybe the it does it via the first tunnel?), however in my case it established a second IKEv2 tunnel to 68.31.0.1. That IP address seems to "neat", so maybe it's hard coded. You can try blocking access to that IP at your router, which would prevent the LTE side from working. Interesting tidbit, the AIrave also looks up its assigned hostname (via DHCP) in DNS for some reason. And also first does an NTP check for time.localdomainname (where localdomainname is whatever your local domain is set as in your DHCP server). If that fails, it then queries the ntp pool. After these two things, it proceeds to the CDMA DNS lookups and establishing that ipsec tunnel.
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    Some areas are enabled. The first areas enabled are said to be California.
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    Unfortunately I could not verify MIMO but if it's running in normal 2x2 its close to its theoretical maximum speed. One thing I gotta point out, at the edge I was still hitting 100mbs+ and uploads were very stable (4-7mbs at the cell edge) from about 5 blocks away in any direction.
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    Yes, GMO turnover to full build on Old Highway 90; It is almost as rural as it sounds. The beach area is limited to two carriers of band 41 mini macros, with 1 of 2 ports attached at the antennas on 6 of ~15 sites along the grand strand. Meanwhile inland a bit, The s1k is on top of the now Sprint location. It covers half of the parking lot of a shopping center. If you drive by the store the Airrave 3 and the s1k crush your connection trying to hand off to and fro. Good experience. I have no idea who is driving the bus here.
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    That's what I keep saying. They really are great in alot of NYC. I'm gonna try to get out to BK later today to see if I spot that M-MIMO site.
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    Just a few mins ago 33rd and 3rd Ave on a full sprint site. I honestly think sprint is the best in Manhattan. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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    Very possible this is why my speeds increase. its crazy that in the middle of the day in such a busy area I can reach speeds of 100Mbps.
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    Banana(rama) Venus na(rama) Venus
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    256 / 64 QAM is live in NYC market ALU 8T8R equipment.
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    They’re up! http://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-reports-inflection-in-wireless-service-revenue-with-fiscal-year-2018-first-quarter-results.htm Network progress: Completed thousands of tri-band upgrades and now has 2.5 GHz spectrum deployed on nearly two-thirds of its macro sites. Added thousands of new outdoor small cells and currently has more than 15,000 deployed including both mini-macros and strand mounts. Distributed more than 65,000 Sprint Magic Boxes, bringing the total to more than 260,000 nationwide. Much more detail in John Saw’s writeup today as well: http://newsroom.sprint.com/sprints-next-gen-network-build-gains-momentum.htm
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    UPDATE-Catron Blvd and Keystone sites completed. Not yet broadcasting Band 71. Assume Wall has been competed as well. Will check later this week. Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
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    A new record for myself in Brooklyn. Also interesting to see video streaming speeds through fast.com in the same area.
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    Speeds in Baldwin, on a Note 8
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