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    Spent some of my morning mapping on RootMetrics. I managed to turn a bunch of red hexagons to the darkest blue on their coverage map. I also broke my personal record here in Crown Heights.
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    Based on the earlier public released plans and interviews, that would be true on a market by market basis as the new T-Mobile converts B41 to 5G. What is in the latest plans is anyone's guess. Going to 5G would provide 100MHz wide carriers which would mean 5 times faster uploads before factoring in 5G speed improvements. Could one radio handle all of the available B41 bandwidth that Sprint has in numerous cities (up to 8 or 9 20MHz carriers)? Rumors are the Sprint Massive MIMO radios can only handle 6 carriers for a total of 120MHz, but I could be wrong. My understanding is also that T-Mobile small cells are all fiber fed which would free up bandwidth for phones. T-Mobile would likely go for different radios hopefully covering the full 194Mhz since they would only want 5G support. In deals like the Shentel-nTelos and T-Mobile-Metro PCS the FCC has always had the firms either upgrade the firmware to support the new network or to give discounts for new phones. Your voice will only be heard if you tell the FCC. The FCC comment period is now open until early December. If T-Mobile drops CDMA, then voice coverage will also be reduced given the vast range of 1x800. (I have observed it up to 50 miles away, but that is in rare cases). In the Shentel-nTelos merger, LTE coverage was mandated to extend fully over all nTelos 3G coverage. Once again this is something you should ask for. Another area of concern is VoLTE support. I personally think Sprint will only offer it on phones it is currently selling. Hopefully T-Mobile will go back to phones such as the LG V20 and have VoLTE support. But always best to ask. https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-1155A1.pdf https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/filings?proceedings_name=18-197&sort=date_disseminated,DESC
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    Bro I though it exploded on its own! Glad you didn’t get hurt though. I hope you have Sprint complete or some type of insurance Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Deer [emoji1662] Rack Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
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    Grabbed the Prime Exclusive version of this phone for $180 apiece for two family members who needed upgrades from aging HTC One A9s. Ting SIMs are sitting at their place, to be installed tomorrow, but from initial setup this is seems like a really solid midrange phone even a year on. I'll be able to compare RF with my OG Pixel and PH-1 tomorrow, but the phone is running Android 8.1 with the October security patches despite being based on an Amazon OS image. From the sound of it it'll get Pie Q1 '19.
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    Yes RCS works on Wifi only. And is only available at the moment for Sprint to Sprint users via the stock Google "Messages" app. RCS is 'rich communication system' and uses data/internet/wifi. Totally different than SMS/MMS.
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    Hat [emoji145] Rack Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
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    Yeah that tower is by mercy. I saw yesterday a tower being put up north or Penn and Memorial.
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    Sprint’s first small cell in Northwest Oklahoma City, using Nokia’s 2.5 GHz mini macro. This pole went up in September, and the equipment was added in late October or early this month. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I recently got Band 41 added to my local tower. Pulling max 80Mbps which isn't too shabby. Also, Jacksonville results were just posted on RootMetrics. https://rootmetrics.com/en-US/rootscore/map/metro/jacksonville-fl/2018/2H
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