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  1. 6 points
    I am terrible at following HSPA bugs because I don't see them myself.. I'll have to go back and look into this one again. There were some back-end Android changes regarding the PSC value; it technically does not exist on GSM connections, even though Android always reported a value and had specific functions to do so -- it was deprecated a couple of years ago, which caused me to backtrack. Some phones report HSPA information as CellInfoGsm, so no PSC is directly available; others report it as CellInfoWcdma, so I can get the PSC. I can work around it, but it's not as simple as it appears from your armchair.. 😜 I did see your messages and I am working on it. There's a lot of nuances I need to adjust in order to to discard the 1450 offset so it's a bit tricky. There are known issues with Android 10 that I have been working on.. didn't realize it was going to be publicly released yesterday so I was caught off guard. There will be an app update in the next day or so that should resolve most major issues. -Mike
  2. 5 points
    Why don't you just sign up for a plan with Calyx institute? It's $500/year I think and is unlimited on Sprint. No deprioritization. You can get a Sierra Wireless modem and put it in a USB enclosure, and then just stick the SIM in it. You don't need to do a device swap with Sprint. Or get the AT&T iPad plan (use an IMEI generator to get an iPad 4 IMEI). $35/month, also unlimited, but subject to deprioritization. My parents do about 200GB/month over it and haven't seen any deprioritization (they're in a rural area on an uncongested tower). There are ways to get unlimited plans without overages where you don't have to mess with load balancing and expensive plans. Edit: Check out this thread for more information on hardware and such https://s4gru.com/forums/topic/7844-build-your-own-devices-routers-relays-iot-etc there are a few of us that can give you advice. For my build, I picked up two of these antennas from LTEfix https://ltefix.com/shop/antennas/4g-lte-antennas/directional-panel/700-2700mhz-15dbi-4g-lte-directional-antenna/ for use with my Sierra Wireless MC7455. They work great. While the MC7455 is the only Sierra Wireless modem that supports all 3 Sprint bands, I wouldn't recommend it for Sprint because it has a bug that causes it to disconnect 1-2 times a day, requiring the modem to be power cycled. Other Sierra Wireless models don't have this issue, and you can get one with 3xCA B41 if you don't need B25.
  3. 5 points
    Looks like 5g launching officially in NYC, DC, LA & Phoenix as coverage maps updated with it today!
  4. 4 points
    Also, we are going to see a HUGE RANGE of speeds with 5G. The maximum speeds is when you have a perfect signal and conditions on all streams with perfect backhaul conditions ON A SERVER THAT CAN HANDLE THE THRUPUT. Perfect signal conditions on so many streams will be very rare in normal usage. So we will see the gamut in the wild between 50Mbps-750Mbps. Not to mention differences in vendors. If you think Sprint's 5G inconsistency is something, check out the inconsistency at Verizon. At least Sprint can get some consistent coverage going. TwoDotFive has turned out to be low band for 5G (at least compared to the others). Robert
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    They technically do if it hands over from WiFi calling, meaning they are capable of it. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  7. 3 points
    I always said that. Unusable speeds is the same as no coverage imo. There is no excuse for them not having interband CA by now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 3 points
    I went to the Sprint store on 34th st mentioned in the press release. Couldn't find it on display so i was checking out the 2 V50s they have (one was on LTE and 2nd was on Wifi) when the store manager came up behind me and asked if need any help. I always see him in the store and he's always been very helpful. I told him I was looking to see if they had the One+ on display since they were one of the store that are suppose to have it today. He told me it won't be on display until tomorrow. As I turned around another man not in a Sprint uniform stopped me and asked if I was interested in buying the phone today. I explained that I just wanted to check it out since 5G launched today. He offered to get the phone from the back and demo it for me. I felt bad since I'm probably not going to buy and said I would come back tomorrow since the store was really busy. Probably the busiest I've seen that location. I have a feeling the 2nd employee must have been from corporate. Wish I didn't forget his name.
  9. 2 points
    The September update for the unlocked version is available today if you manually check for it. I have it installed. No option to turn on VOLTE. No new carrier aggregation options. This is getting old. Reporting this same news month after month. I have had about 8 or 9 monthly updates to this UNLOCKED S9 since it was new and I am not seeing any improvements to it. Why would a S9 be getting ignored? My CDMA 1x service works fine and I really am not suffering because I lack VOLTE. But it just is the bungling and fumbling on getting VOLTE active and it is for no apparent reason. Then they allow band 41 to take over about everything and keep me on it almost everywhere when upload does not work well on band 41. This upload issue was known before they even launched B-41. Being connected to B-41 on LTE+ at levels of -110 to -130 is a disaster. And it just continues and continues. No upload at all and the phone stays on the unusable B-41.
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    ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: <fusiontables-noreply@google.com> Date: Wed, Sep 11, 2019, 2:36 AM Subject: Download your Google Fusion Tables data and migrate your maps Last year, we announced plans to shut down Google Fusion Tables, an experimental project to help visualize large datasets, especially on a map. With three months to go until shutdown on December 3, 2019, we wanted to share progress on new tools to make it easier for you to download your data and migrate your maps. Download your data with Google Takeout If you created many tables over the years, we’ve made it easy to download all your data in one step with a new dedicated Fusion Tables option in Google Takeout. You can save the rows, metadata and geometries of any base tables that you own, and export this data in the following formats: JSON, CSV and KML. Migrate your maps with a new open source tool We’ve seen a lot of great maps created with Fusion Tables, including data journalism projects that shouldn’t have to disappear along with Fusion Tables. That’s why we've partnered with Ubilabs to create a new open source tool built to preserve maps generated with Fusion Tables. To get started, go to the Fusion Tables Archive Tool and select the tables you want to export. You will need to give the tool access to your Google Drive and Fusion Tables so that it can read your tables and write archives. Here’s how it works: The data for each table is saved to its own “archive”. The data will be saved in a Google Sheet; for datasets beyond the size limits of Sheets, you'll get a CSV. This archive is stored in a top level folder called “ft-archive” in your Drive. A Google Maps visualization is automatically created with the archived data. This map preserves many of the original Fusion Tables styling configurations. Any changes you make to the Sheet or CSV will appear in the map visualization. A listing of all archived tables is stored in a Sheet. This handy Sheet is called "ft-archive-index" and lives within the “ft-archive” folder. The index Sheet summarizes each run of the archive tool and preserves the visualization URLs with encoded styles. Each time you run the archive tool, you will get additional archives based on the current data in your tables along with corresponding new rows in the archive directory. You can preview a map visualization in the archive tool, and when you’re ready to share, generate a code snippet to embed your map. If you want to embed the map on your site, you must get an API key. If you're a journalist or nonprofit, you may be eligible for free or reduced cost usage. Finally, certain features of Fusion Tables, notably geocoding, will not be supported by this tool—see this FAQ for more limitations and known issues. As mentioned, we’ve open sourced the export and visualization code. The export code will stop working on December 3, when Fusion Tables shuts down. The visualizer will continue to be available for at least a year after this date. There are guides on how to deploy and host your own version of the tool in the GitHub repo. These and other tools—including BigQuery, Cloud SQL and Maps Platform—provide newer, more specialized alternatives to Fusion Tables, from data storage to mapping. We encourage you to explore these alternatives as you transition off Fusion Tables. Sincerely, The Google Fusion Tables Team © 2019 Google LLC 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 You have received this mandatory service announcement to update you about important changes to Google Fusion Tables or your account.
  13. 2 points
    Just installed the update on my S9. No VOLTE unless they hid it somewhere. Also, no improved Carrier aggregation either.The last two updates done NOTHING that is visible to me. This is really starting to tweak me. WHY is the s9 being treated so badly? Is there some type of fatal design flaw with these phones that can not be overcome? VOLTE is available almost everywhere, but why not on the S9 which is still fairly new? No new aggregation options. It really needs the 25 &41 aggregation that is talked about but never appears. Due to improvements probably at the cell sites, I am getting locked onto band 41 much more frequently. But it is not usable because of the poor upload from the phone. I actually have LTE+ in my home at levels of -111 to -128. But at those levels, I get absolutely NO upload. No wonder people say Sprint Sucks and leave for another carrier. I do use Wi-Fi at home and that solves the issue at home, but waling into another building somewhere causes the DATA to freeze at these levels.
  14. 2 points
    I got say this note10 plus is biggest a big upgrade I seen. I am coming from the s8plus. The camera is so nice and I am still trying figure out all the features. I am so glad im back with the note series. I have miss the note and last one I had was the note 5. The phone so fast , its 40 percent faster on lte compared to s8 plus . I get over 200mbp down at my home most time now. MY S8 plus max at 170 mbps at home and average speeds where at 100mps(40mhz band 41 ). The signal on this phone is so great ,this thing so fine tune now. I got the blue one from best buy . It does 0 to 100 percent in about hour for full charge . Its going take me awhile figure out all features . SO IN MY OPINION , ITS WORTH THE PRICE !!!!! HELL YES
  15. 2 points
    Calling+ is not a good proxy for VoLTE. It's night and day difference. VoLTE will never suffer from congestion. Calling+ is impacted severely by it. If you're moving (such as in a car), I've noticed the network will move you to B26 to minimize handoffs and cutouts while on a VoLTE call (remember, congestion doesn't affect VoLTE. It's as though B26 is unloaded). The network doesn't know you're on a Calling+ call, so you'll get stuck with B41 unusual upload, etc, and the call will cut out. As an example, I was in a subway station waiting for a train. There was a DAS with B25 and B26 only. Data was literally unusable. I couldn't even send a message in a chat. 0 throughput. Yet a VoLTE call I did was crystal clear. Read my wall post if you want a technical breakdown of the difference 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
  16. 2 points
    I'm seeing a lot of new small cells in my area using these Nokia Mini Macro radios. Both Sprint only sites and Crown Castle small cells shared with Verizon. They are removing a bunch on these radios from macro sites with the M-MIMO installs, looks like they are putting them back to good use. I've been very impressed with the range on these, most of them are usable at least a mile from the site. The screenshots are from a different small cell location, the first one I found in Louisville this morning wasn't in a good location for taking pictures, there was a tree between it and the parking lot next to it. I found the one pictured below on my way home from that one. Another note, at least around here all of the small cells are using a different EARFCN than the macro sites, making it easier to locate by SCP logs and looking at your neighbor cell list. Here they are all using 40072/40270. Macros are using 41094/41292/41490. Shared site, on this particular small cell the bottom two radios are Verizon B13 & B4. Looks like a JMA antenna. I'm assuming these are tapping into the existing fiber at the base for backhaul, I didn't see the wireless backhaul receiver on the pole. Sprint only site:
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    To expand a bit, according to the MLS data, the highest patterned GCI currently in use is FE8B0, which would translate to FFD00 for Band 41. If they followed the pattern that Sprint is using for Massive MIMO in DC, their first Massive MIMO would be at FFA90, which is already in use. It actually seems like Shentel is going to run out of pattern-capable GCIs relatively soon. It looks like FE96A is being used for a DAS, so that implies that FE969/FFDB9 is as high as it can go unless they shift those GCIs up some more or skip ahead to unused values in between. (The Mini Macro in Farmville is at FE9F4, for any interested.) I note the MLS data also shows FE985/FE986/FE987 being used near Harrisonburg with the PCIs matching the Mount Crawford site, so it looks like Massive MIMO is up there too. - Trip
  19. 2 points
    Delivered about 2 hours ago and so far impressed.
  20. 1 point
    VOLTE? Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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    Another one Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  22. 1 point
    Is it safe to buy an S10 now or are the network problems still present?
  23. 1 point
    The s9 is good at receiving Band 41, but not transmitting to the cell site. My question is --- why don't they fix this? Kick the s9 off band 41 when it struggles to upload to band 41 and can't do it. Or better yet, get band 25 upload going with band 41 download. Do something. Just fix it and yesterday.
  24. 1 point
    Are you able to provide any more details? Perhaps via private message?
  25. 1 point
    Yep. The normal coverage map lets you do that now. You can select non-LTE which matches 3G. 1x was never on the data map.
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    Yes, that would be awesome. I'd like to ask him a few questions about future equipment, too.
  30. 1 point
    I don't usually see HSPA either, but when I do, it always bugs me that I see neighbor cell PSCs but they don't display notes. The PSC almost always appears in SCP when I'm HSPA, so clearly something is working from that perspective. But there's no field for it in the log database and it is, therefore, not being written. - Trip
  31. 1 point
    Nope. Just the 15x15 C4+C5+G carrier right now. Sprint doesn't own any PCS A block spectrum in San Diego. The A block is wholly owned by AT&T.
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    Too bad Sprint only has the black one in 516GB. I would have loved the blue in that size. Anyway, ordered two Note 10 Plus phones a few days ago, one in black with 516 GB and the other in Aura with 256gb. Black one arrived two days ago and the aura one yesterday. I've been updating and transferring apps from the Note 9 to the 10+ and I swear they need to make this process easier. Smart Switch wasn't that much of a help. Took me all morning to get all the apps I had into the Note 10. Anyway, really nice phone, from the outside one could mistake it for the Note 9. But I like that it is VOLTE capable and some of those camera features are like, wow just wow. TS out
  37. 1 point
    I strongly agree with Robert. Good equipment (high gain antennas/high quality diplexers), good band management, good density and good network config can make a 3x3 carrier perform better than a 5x5 or even 10x10 carrier. I would take Sprint's 3x3 L800 in Seattle over Verizon's 10x10 L750 or T-Mobile's 5x5 L700 any day of the week.
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    5G has officially launched in DC: https://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-lights-up-true-mobile-5g-in-washington-dc.htm Part of this 5G launch announcement for Los Angeles, New York City and Phoenix: https://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-lights-up-true-mobile-5g-in-los-angeles-new-york-city-phoenix-and-washington-dc.htm Seems Sprint/Nokia got the bugs worked out! Sprint's Coverage Map now shows 5G Coverage for DC.... Still a number of areas to cover with 5G in DC. From the Coverage Map, it actually seems that the 5G Coverage in Montgomery County, MD is greater than it is in DC. Have a look at Bethesda and then go in all directions. Seems solid.
  40. 1 point
    Yeah been getting it ever since I bought The V50 in the DC area, but now it's official, no wonder John Saw flew to NYC yesterday.
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    Yes. Both antennas are 2x low/4x high.
  45. 1 point
    Size/weight/structural limitations are the most common reason. Carriers try to deploy bigger/heavier higher-gain antennas where possible and resort to smaller/lighter lower-gain antennas when necessary. Carriers also have different setups for different beamwidths (e.g. in my market, Verizon uses different antennas for sites with 90° sector spacing than for sites with 120° sector spacing). Lastly, carriers may use different antennas that are the same size due to their different gain characteristics. For example, Sprint stocks two different 72" octoport dualband antennas. Their 800/1900 gain figures are 14.7/18.0 for the RFS variety and 15.0/17.2 for the Commscope variety.
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    That first link you posted, go almost all the way to the bottom at 'for journalists' click and it will give you a splash page to download.
  49. 1 point
    Because of HPUE devices can use a -128 signal on B41. It is the upload that is timing out not the download when you are not using a HPUE enabled device.
  50. 1 point
    My gut says higher prices. But it all will come down to DISH. If DISH sweeps in and buys a lot of Sprint network assets and well funds this and executes well, we could end up with a more solid 4th competitor than Sprint in 5-6 years. But that's a TALL order. Robert
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