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  1. Not necessarily. Depends who bids for it, how much they get and what they have to pay for it. Had the merger not occurred (with Masa failing to infuse any cash into the business), Sprint would be in an even worse position as T-Mobile could have picked some up, unless AT&T or Verizon grabbed it all. Sprint was already circling the drain. This would have finished them off in my opinion. Sprint didn't have the money for lowband, and it wouldn't have had the money for this spectrum either. The efficiencies realized through merger synergies should allow T-Mobile to pick up some if it
    2 points
  2. The *vast* majority of markets had at least 60Mhz deployed, more if you count small cells and magic boxes. There were only a few areas where they were limited to 40Mhz due to spectrum issues.
    2 points
  3. DUDE! Im here to post the same thing but my actual home site!!! SUPER SURPRISED! I was wondering why all of a sudden, my phone calls were not breaking up! YAY to N41! only 20Mhz of it, but with CA on other bands its performing solidly, (20mbs-60mbs) I'm happy with the service now!
    2 points
  4. Or you install multiple massive MIMOs per sector in the markets that can handle it/ need it. Another option is to leave most Sprint b41 up where possible until needed on the T-Mobile side.
    2 points
  5. n41 is officially in my neighborhood! It's not on my home site just yet but it's getting closer. This site was about a 5 minute drive from my house. Still 40MHz according to engineering screens. The site it was on didn't even have 600MHz antennas on it so T-Mobile clearly sees Band 41 as priority number 1 right now.
    2 points
  6. The only time I've ever been forced to go to the store was to prove my identity for a transaction I was making - I have almost always been able to get any issues or account changes resolved via Twitter messaging with @TMobileHelp or via the chat in the T-Mobile app.
    1 point
  7. Think T-Mobile will bid on this 5G spectrum?: https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2307275/white-house-and-dod-announce-additional-mid-band-spectrum-available-for-5g-by-t/ “The White House and Department of Defense announced today that 100 megahertz (MHz) of contiguous mid-band spectrum, in the 3450-3550 MHz band, will be available for 5G by the end of the summer.“ More info: https://breakingdefense.com/2020/08/pentagon-gives-up-huge-slice-of-spectrum-for-5g/ “The White House formally made the request in April. Roughly 200 technical experts from all four armed
    1 point
  8. Yeah, sprint done lost their damn minds, their trade in deal is a joke. The trade in credit is spread out over 2 years and if you pay the phone off early you lose whatever credit is remaining and of course they already have your trade in device. I'll probably never by a phone directly from sprint ever again, better off just dealing with Samsung directly. You get a higher trade in amount, you get an extra $50 for reserving, and your promo items get shipped with the phone and you still can chose if you want a sprint phone or unlocked. Seems like a no brainer to me.
    1 point
  9. Turning off Sprint's band 41 is not working well for anybody. All those Sprint Subs get dropped to band 25 or 26. Why do they think this would not cause severe congestion and get people upset. I would not give them a good grade on how they are handling the network upgrades/conversion. If they keep terrorizing the old Sprint Subs, they will see them fleeing out the door. All they seem interesting in doing is getting a 5G network established very quickly while ignoring all the havoc they are creating.
    1 point
  10. Well, if they can entice people to get new phones over the next 3 years with a fantastic 5G network, I think this could go a long way to get users off phones that can't essentially forever roam on TMobile's network as well as grabbing customers from VZW/ATT. As TMobile reduces the amount of spectrum on B25/41 users could get frustrated at slower speeds and seek a phone upgrade.
    1 point
  11. How far things have come. Back in the early days of cellular I had a brick phone by Motorola and cells were scarce. Knowing where the nearest cell was located would sometimes make the difference of wether or not you could get a signal. I thought of creating a list of sites kind of like the precursor of our ultimate map. This was the time of Computer Bulletin Boards as the Public internet did not yet exist. I posted a message requesting location reports on a popular Chicago BBS (Gene Plantz was the Sysop). Later that day I got a curt message from Gene requesting I remove my message. It seem
    1 point
  12. I hope they address why they took down the free popeyes chicken sandwich lol.
    1 point
  13. Columbus permits have lacked antenna detail for a while now, which may be related to anti 5g site violence, competive secrets, or the FCC leadership wanting licensing sped up / fees reduced.
    1 point
  14. Look in some places T-Mobile had a denser network and in others Sprint had a denser network and in others neither did. It's the nature of the beast. Let's hope that they do an masterful blending of the two networks and then buildout the places where neither was strong.
    1 point
  15. T-Mobile going to Fremont, Nebraska where it had no coverage before, just sprint
    1 point
  16. Band 41 through a Magic Box is faster for a lot of customers. They may not have an ISP or a good ISP. By my definition, bad ISPs don't offer true speeds greater than 200Mbps down, are unreliable, ban or slow down certain sites and ports without telling customers, have no option to get rid of a data cap. AT&T for example offers 1Gbps in new condos and upscale homes, but leaves out neighborhoods with buried cable and even most neighborhoods with above ground cable (they had plans which they dropped). So many people's choice on internet is dial-up at 53kbps, ISDN dialup at 128kbps, ADSL a
    1 point
  17. Paul coming over would be another blow to Verizon as I am sure they thought he would disappear with Sprint. Him and the lady at AT&T seem to be the best spokespersons in the telecom industry. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  18. Because they plan to dump most Sprint sites (most of which are co-sites). They need to get to being one network, one accounting system etc as soon as possible since those areas are where the synergy is. Failing to do so quickly will crush their capex, since it is paid for from profits rather than a sugar daddy or smoke and mirrors. You want everyone focused on achieving a few simple objectives.
    1 point
  19. Neville Ray revealed a lot about his plans for the combined network going forward.
    1 point
  20. Seems that Sprint customers will be included in T-Mobile's Giveaway Tuesday. I never really paid attention to their Tuesday Giveaways, I guess i will now. lol
    1 point
  21. I don't think they intend to do that. I believe they intend to move everyone over to T-Mobile, even if the Sprint network is better. - Trip
    1 point
  22. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/16/softbank-to-sell-up-to-two-thirds-of-t-mobile-stake.html Hopefully they have to sell the rest one day. What an embarrassment. Frankly, I'm glad that SoftBank will have less of a stake/interest in New T-Mobile. It's clear that Son had no idea what he was doing with Sprint and he'd probably bring that incompetence to the New T-Mobile as well. Seriously, what does Son bring to the table? Nothing... absolutely nothing at this point.
    1 point
  23. https://www.speedtest.net/result/i/3960908526 No official word on if New T-Mobile moved us Sprint customers over in ROC, NY but the unusually high upload speeds show me that T-Mobile has definitely done some network upgrades. I’m also getting much better service in places where Sprint was borderline useless. Hopefully, the New T-Mobile continues making progress and reaching more rural areas. Be nice to have solid service up in the Adirondack’s and Mohawk Valley where I grew up. [emoji100][emoji390][emoji1430] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  24. They have 180 days to negotiate, which is until about 10/1. Then 60 days for T-Mobile to buy out Shentel (until about 12/1), then 60 days for Shentel to buy out T-Mobile (until about 2/1), then if all else fails, T-Mobile has two years after that to shut down its network in Shentel territory. I'm assuming they'll come to terms, good or bad, before all of that plays out. - Trip
    1 point
  25. Unloaded 5G and overloaded 4G is unlikely to be in place for long since most customers replace their mobile phones every couple years. As new phones come out that support 5G and the phone makers stop making phones that do not support 5G, customers will naturally purchase new 5G enabled phones thus moving themselves to 5G. I would expect greater than 2% of customers will move to 5G each month over the next couple years as new phones are purchased by customers. This mass migration to 5G may not start until this fall when all the flagship models will support 5G but when it does, it will be uns
    1 point
  26. Yeah, at my place B41 beats T-Mobile speed-wise, and forcing my phone to B26 allows it to maintain signal better ~3/4 mi west of here. It's not that B66/B2 are *bad* per se, but they aren't anything to write home about here. What's funny is, as the top-tier Sprint customers get new phones, or get the SOC enabled, Sprint's network will just get faster, so until we get n41 there'll be more and more incentive to stay on legacy Sprint LTE.
    1 point
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