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    "The proposed @TMobile @Sprint merger is vital to accelerating the deployment of a nationwide mobile #5G network, enabling the U.S. to take a leadership position in 5G." Translation this government needs to approve this merger so I can the millions of dollars that I was promised then I would move back to Seattle where I used to reside during my Clearwire days.
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    As part of Sprints Next Generation Network (NGN) upgrades, Sprint has been actively deploying antenna setups that have a total of 4 individual 800 MHz antenna ports. It was first discovered with the 16 port triband antennas which had four 800 MHz ports, four 1900 MHz ports, and eight 2.5 GHz ports. Subsequently, 10 port dual band 800 MHz and 2.5 GHz antennas also began to appear shortly after in deployments alongside Network Vision era 6 port 800/1900 MHz antennas bringing the total amount of 800 MHz ports in use to four per sector. And for what reason one might ask? It's for 2 Transmit and 4 Receive (2Tx4Rx) diversity for 800 MHz at the cell site. Deploying such an antenna setup enables the eNB to maintain a stronger connection to UE which results in improved LTE data speeds and coverage as the device uplink is almost always the first to fail. This serves as a huge plus in terms of supporting Voice of LTE (VoLTE) as ubiquitous LTE coverage is essential for Sprint as there is no legacy voice fallback. With the these new 8 port dual band antennas, Sprint can now provide more consistent 800 MHz service than two individual antennas provided in the 10 port dual band antenna configuration provided and removed the extraneous 2.5 GHz hardware from the 16 port triband antenna where it is no longer needed. These new antennas will now stand alone next to 2.5 GHz Massive-MIMO antennas or older 2.5 GHz RRH and antenna configurations. Both highly optimized in what they do best. Nokia - Alcatel-Lucent 2x50w 800 MHz RRH + 1.9 GHz 4x45 RRH + 2.5 GHz 8x20 RRH Source: bucdenny Source: bucdenny Samsung 800 MHz RRH-C4 + 1.9 GHz RRH-P4 + 2.5 GHz 8x20 RRH-V3/B8 Source: RAvirani: Source: RAvirani Source: dkyeager Source: dkyeager Source: dkyeager Source: dkyeager
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    I'm saying Sprint speeds here have gotten better. I'm not going to deny that. coverage obviously can use improvements here but obviously they need money for that so I'm not going to complain about that. But other than that Sprint has improved that's definitely a true fact Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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    Thanks, I saw those this morning.. looks like on pre-Oreo devices there is an issue with how the app was compiled. I'm looking into it! -Mike
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    Sprint has over 56 million customers, do we need to really go down this rabbit hole?! Is Sprint perfect? Nope, is any carrier perfect!? Nope. You should go with what works for you, if Sprint was somehow not meeting my needs, I would have moved on a long time ago. I'm not with them to save a buck, I'm still with them because the network meets my needs (and I consider myself a pretty heavy data user) and customer support has always taken care of any/all my issues. As a plus, I personally enjoy the community Robert and gang have created here, which has been extremely educational and enjoyable.
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    VoLTE post is up! https://s4gru.com/entry/439-sprints-casting-call-of-voice-over-actors-an-in-depth-analysis-of-volte-calling-and-vowifi/ Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    I have a hosted email address I could use (actually I use a wildcard hosted email so that I could figure out who leaked my info). For MR1100, I have tested and it worked with AT&T, Verizon and T-mobile. I can't get it to register with Sprint, even-though in network scan, Sprint will show up. But maybe somehow on the firmware level, they block it.
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    The Verge is immediately critical. They say it's really fast but it barely exists. https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/4/18295600/verizon-5g-network-first-tests-data-speed
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