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    Typically with a band around their wrist [emoji12][emoji851][emoji56] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    One of the stipulations in these merger deals is often the retention of existing customers. Failure can kill the merger in some cases, but it is more frequently tied to golden parachutes for departing executives. I doubt that Sprint is losing money on these deals. Iirc, about $25 per month is built into the ED1500 plan for phones. In my view, they should give customers what they want. Without two year plans, customers are retaining their phones about 50% longer. It is hard to get people to enjoy the new features of your network without new phones. HPUE, 4x4 MIMO, 5 Carrier B41, dramatically improved throughput of the phone itself for better speeds are all missing on most phones over 2 years old. Many customers often leave their current network, get new phones, and think how wonderful their new network is when their old network would also have been dramatically better with new phones. There are some people in Reddit who downvote many Sprint posts, so I would not let that bother you.
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    I don't know about that... T-Mobile is already known for being more efficient with their network teams with fewer people than Sprint. If you are on a field network team for Sprint, odds are T-Mobile already has their own team in the same area. The one thing that the network guys may have going for them is the combined company is planning on spending a lot of capex on the network early on. But fundamentally whether or not you are a network team member, an accountant, a call center worker, etc. Odds are there is a counterpart at T-Mobile; and odds are after a year or so the work-load in nearly every case is going to be a lot closer to that of either company alone than something that needs the majority of employees from both companies retained.
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    Downloaded iOS 12.1 earlier today. Just came back from the supermarket. Just Sprint 1x and 3g. Still no T-Mobile roaming. Very sad. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I haven’t installed the update yet. I usually wait. My biggest concern is the new radio. I’m loving the performance of 33 on my XS MAX. Don’t want to decrease the radio performance.
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    Walk together Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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    Oh that's very good then. Over here in New Jersey where I live it seems like in the next several months TMobile will launch the 600 megahertz band here. I have the Galaxy Note 9 which by far and my opinion has the fastest speeds available and the better Network Hardware. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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    Those antennas are super WIDE. They have been upgrading my area (Western South Dakota) over the past couple months and should be fully complete by end of December. Of course I also monitor NE Wyoming which has been LIVE since the beginning of this year. The 600mhz does make a difference for sure. Also mutiple new sites going up so it's a very exciting time for T-Mo in this area. First stores opened a year ago in August. Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
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    My suggestion if you can get somebody that has a T-Mobile phone then ask him if he could borrow it for a day and see how the coverage is. If not then get a prepaid T-Mobile SIM card and get a cheap plan. Cheap prepaid plan I mean and see how the coverage is an overall performance. Before you switch don't switch impulsively make sure TMobile can meet your needs wherever you live and work. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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    Sprint in some areas lacks efficiency. As you just said T-Mobile's much more efficient. Hell in my area was Sprint once I go to my parents place there's an LTE coverage hole. And T-Mobile has 4x4 mimo setup so I get better service at my parents place. Sprint is the only carrier in the area that roams. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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    I don't think you'll find any such stipulation in business combination agreement. I'm sure sure T-Mobile's pro-forma projections were based at a certain customer level and ARPU for Sprint when deciding what they were willing to pay, but that has been set. Furthermore, while important, I'd argue Sprint's customer base is secondary to its spectrum holdings.
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    T-Mobile can also show up as nTelos in other parts of the country away from West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio , and Kentucky
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    Go into settings and see what apps have permission to draw over other apps. Disable or uninstall any that you don't use. Or, if it's not an overlay, press the multitasking button and see what the most recent app is. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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    Already has. I'm doing a October summary blog post soon but generally speaking refer to this. You'll hear first from S4GRU when more news is available.
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    Were contracts ever really removed? Just moved from the phone service and added as a device finance charge wth 24 months to pay. But it did lessen the cost of phone service! So that’s good! Above doesnt look too bad - half of the price of the phone Paid upfront with no monthly fees
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    Wonder if they somehow pushed the new firmware coming out that is supposed to improve the MB for VoLTE?
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    Better SNR was listed as well. Also it added a toggle for b41 uplink CA Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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    B71 live in Ankeny, IA!!!!! https://imgur.com/gallery/OCrS3Ml
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    The configuration I believe they're undertaking is LTE RAN sharing using MOCN. The short summary of that would be that the LTE RAN hardware on roaming partners will broadcast a lower priority PLM-NID which Sprint devices will lock onto when a set of parameters are met. Think back to like the Clearwire B41 network in terms of different PLM-NID. Depending on how they configure it, the LTE hardware doesn't matter in this case. What matters is how the packets are routed and with LTE RAN sharing configurations, instead of the packets going through the t-mobile network then through to Sprint, it goes directly to Sprint from the cell site.
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    Moon Walk Side note: 15 demerits to Jeff68005 for not replying to Space Coast with the obvious no-brainer follow-up:
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    Am i seeing this right!?? Contracts are back on Sprint!? With a way worse subsidy..?
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