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  1. I found a running list of street light and utility poles that have been reserved for 4G/5G small deployment in NYC and turned it into a map. I haven't found a way to share it but I can zoom in on any area and post a pic if you'd like! Just taking a look at my own neighborhood it looks like a light pole at one corner of my block has been reserved. I also came across the proposed design for new small cells in NYC. Lots of info here.
    4 points
  2. Both my phones stopped crashing after I turned off battery optimization for SCP. Haven't had an issue in a couple weeks now and my AT&T phone had been crashing multiple times a day before that. I don't think I ever came back and reported that.
    3 points
  3. The real question is whether they intend to use this n77 spectrum or trade it for more n41 when the EBS auctions off later. Of course there was no WISPs or cable in this and barely any Dish, all of which could compete for EBS.
    3 points
  4. Results are in! It looks like T-Mobile got 40MHz of C-band in NYC, AT&T got 80MHz, and Verizon got 160MHz. My hope is that T-Mobile works out a deal with NW Spectrum LLC where they trade the 40MHz of C-band for the 40MHz of BRS/EBS licenses they're squatting on. After the swap, T-Mobile will control all 197MHz of BRS/EBS in most of NYC. Also let's not forget that T-Mobile got that 10MHz CBRS PAL last year in the Bronx. In parts of the south Bronx T-Mobile is missing more than just 40MHz. Perhaps their intent is to give up C-band and CBRS (a total of 50MHz of spectrum) to gain all of the re
    3 points
  5. When I worked at Verizon, people would call in all the time with 10+ year old plans from companies that no longer existed One customer had a north dakota plan where every other state was considered long distance! One had a car phone plan! A CAR PHONE PLAN. I think they got 20 minutes a month. Verizon had no issue keeping all these. NOW, if your old plan had unlimited internet, then Verizon cared lol.
    3 points
  6. So I finally received my gateway and got it setup last night. So far I've been very impressed with this thing. Speedwise I've been getting between 50-120 down and 50-70 up, which is insane coming from 5-10 upload with Spectrum. Obviously with cellular there's been plenty of fluctuations but none I would have noticed without running speed tests constantly and comparing them. Ping has typically been 40-90 ms to whatever server speed test app picks, which isn't all that much worse than my Spectrum service that averaged around 55 ms consistently. The device was super simple to setup, and is
    3 points
  7. I know it’s a long shot, but according to the merger terms it should of been honored as is. I would be happy with 1080 streaming compared to no throttle currently. Going from no throttle at all to 480 is ridiculous.
    3 points
  8. Yep. The $70 plan still isn't great...not a ton of hotspot and still SD-only video...but the 100GB deprioritization limit is nice and of course 5 GB of hotspot is better than 3. Bumping the top-tier plan from 720p to UHD for video is significant though, as is doubling the hotspot cap...and removing the deprioritization limit on the entire network is a testament to how string TMo feels their network is. Guessing they figure they can add mid-band capacity quickly enough to deal with network congestion. They also probably know that VZW and AT&T can attempt to match this once C-Band comes
    3 points
  9. I had a similar screen on my OnePlus 8 after switching to TNX yesterday afternoon. I wasn't sure if it was real or not, so I sent a report to you. It did have other stuff though, so maybe it was real.
    2 points
  10. I expect them to use it; they paid above what VZW did to grab some in a ton of major markets. Dish is 100x more likely to just sell their lone license. Interestingly, TMo only got 20 MHz in Little Rock, Rochester, and SYracuse, but 60 MHz in Albany...40 literally everywhere else. We'll find out what their strategy is on March 11, but my guess is still that n77 will provide a distinct set of freqs for a small cell build out, probably CA'd with 24 GHz, allowing for islands of extra capacity that'll interfere with neither the macro network nor, for the most part, themselves.
    2 points
  11. Sure, I think you have good points in your favor. The literal terms of the merger are not the only basis to ask for equity.
    2 points
  12. I know people keep saying that the merger terms say that because it seems logical that they should have, but there is no such commitment in my opinion. The commitment was to offer plans of equal or better value than plans *currently* being offered at the time of the merger. That commitment is entirely satisfied by the "Exception plans" and nothing more is there in my opinion.
    2 points
  13. I hate to be pessimistic, but good luck fighting for a nearly decade old plan put together by a company that no longer exists. Just going to have to prepare for the inevitable...you're going to lose that plan eventually
    2 points
  14. Figures, I check every day to see if the LG V60 has an update and the one day I didn't an update is issued. Lol Thanks, updating now. Will check signalcheckpro to see if any info is missing on my end.
    1 point
  15. Hmm that looks like NSA 5G with LTE information missing, since there is no 5G cell identity info.. but who knows. Send a diagnostic and I'll see if it's hiding anything good behind the scenes!
    1 point
  16. SA 5G on LG V60 after today's update? (Sprint SIM card)
    1 point
  17. https://www.lightreading.com/5g/c-band-auction-maps-and-charts-who-won-what-where-and-how-much/d/d-id/767682?
    1 point
  18. I'm more of the opinion that they're going to keep the license and pay off whoever is squatting on BRS/EBS licenses. The license covers far more than NYC - the entirety of Rhode Island, a good portion of New Jersey, all of Long Island and the Hudson Valley, and a sizeable chunk of PA. Unless they plan on partitioning the license, it's probably worth more to keep it. Plus, it lines up well with their holdings in Philly and Boston. Additionally, they've previously demonstrated that they're very willing to shell out for licenses in key markets. Even if it's going for far above market value.
    1 point
  19. Ugh.. new beta coming very soon, not sure if I've solved anything but who knows.. still no crash info coming in.
    1 point
  20. T-Mobile n77 licenses by location: Location - Block Albany, NY - C2 Albany, NY - C3 Albany, NY - C4 Albuquerque, NM - C3 Albuquerque, NM - C4 Atlanta, GA - C3 Atlanta, GA - C4 Austin, TX - C3 Austin, TX - C4 Baltimore, MD-Washington, DC - C3 Baltimore, MD-Washington, DC - C4 Bellingham, WA - C3 Bellingham, WA - C4 Birmingham, AL - C3 Birmingham, AL - C4 Boise City, ID - C3 Boise City, ID - C4 Boston, MA - C3 Boston, MA - C4 Brownsville, TX - C3 Brownsville, TX - C4 Buffalo, NY - C3 Buffalo, NY - C4 Cape Cor
    1 point
  21. You could try forcing wifi calling preferred. I started doing this before my phone got VoLTE since the call quality was so much better than CDMA. And now I keep it since VoLTE on my magic box cuts out a lot. At the very least it should prevent it from dropping calls, since it should handoff to and from VoLTE.
    1 point
  22. Beats me. I honestly don't remember how well it worked before the buy-out, as I didn't make a lot of long calls on my cell phone before COVID-19. But it definitely irks me now. One would think that T-Mobile would have this sorted out by now. I'll drop a call and when I call back it'll be on CDMA. Or I've taken to just turning off VoLTE entirely before making calls that I know, in advance, will be lengthy. Doesn't help when someone calls me. Beyond the lack of service in the Shentel region, lack of ability to turn off VoLTE was one of the reasons I had myself removed from ROAMAHOME.
    1 point
  23. Guessing they spent in areas where they have contiguity issues on 2.5. They basically grabbed two licenses per PEA, so 40 MHz. Not a ton, but if they can find 60 MHz contiguous in 2.5 that gives them 100 total, which is plenty.
    1 point
  24. Tmo tower in union IL getting updated to n41. A few months ago it was updated to b71. Good to see them investing.
    1 point
  25. Did some mapping in the East Village this past weekend. My S21U was really struggling with n261, had to try 4-5 sites before I could actually maintain a connection. n41 was fast and reliable in the majority of places I tested. n41 vs n261 on the same site: Did a bit of mapping in the Greenpoint area, as well. Only two of the five sites between Nassau Ave and Newtown Creek have been upgraded with n41, so still a bit of work that needs to be done. Unfortunately, the Sprint site on Ash Ave doesn't seem to be designated as a keep site.
    1 point
  26. Are there network reset codes for TNX (Tmobile) like there was for Sprint (##72786#)?? One of my lines (S21 5G) in the St. Louis area is dropping calls after 3 mins very consistently. It appears to happen on WiFi-calling and on TMO network. We're all on TNX for my 5 lines. Anyone have any thoughts?
    1 point
  27. Only problem is we’re going to have to fight for our HD streaming after TNX.
    1 point
  28. the magenta max is similar to the ed 1500. but the only problem with ed1500 is that you will not get 5g sa because of sprint sim. (that is if you have a 5g phone or will get a 5g phone in the near future) you should switch to the magenta max. for me, the the new magenta max is great but its one short of our ed1500. I have the option to buy new phones with 2 year contract pricing. With taxes and fees, I have preordered the 512gb s21 ultra for $971. no trade in or anything. full retail price is $1379 and with nyc sales tax it comes out to about $1500). we buy phones every year. one li
    1 point
  29. In the pictures of the proposed design the top portion looks vented on the bottom so we might finally be getting regular antennas hopefully. Also just taking a look at the Sprint small cells around my home, the time between the reservation date and when they were actually installed was only a few months. But then again Sprint was moving really fast on small cells here.
    1 point
  30. Awesome find! Link if anyone wants to view the map themselves. I actually spotted one of the new RRHs in the East Village about nine months ago! I wonder if they'll (finally) be switching away from omni-directional antennas, didn't see any information (or images) of what's hidden under the shrouds.
    1 point
  31. In the early AM when I 1st noticed I hit up to 600 down aggregated with lte on band 41 and 40 mhz of me, so pretty the limit of the backhual currently available so not really missing much till they update the feed to the site.
    1 point
  32. I can confirm the extra 20mhz on N41 are live all over the Bronx, hit speeds in excess of 300mbs! Very happy to finally see this.
    1 point
  33. By far the strongest signal I can ever remember getting!
    1 point
  34. What kind of generators are in use? Natural Gas fired? From what I understand, natural gas delivery is also an issue. Diesel? Gelled up diesel could cause problems as well. Neither of the above issues would happen during a hurricane. Not making excuses, just pointing out that sometimes even backup ideas fail,
    1 point
  35. As of today they have expanded to 40mhz of band 41 nr, up from the 20 prior, in upper Manhattan and the BX at least in my hood.
    1 point
  36. Things speeding along in the Rochester market. Got this pic from my buddy of the site in Hilton, NY being upgraded with n41/n71. Promising to see that T-Mobile is committed to upgrading some relatively rural sites with n41. Site in ER was similarly upgraded a week or two ago.
    1 point
  37. Hate to be a pest, but bumping in the hopes someone can resolve this. I really miss my S4GRU notifications.. as far as I know, Tapatalk is the only way to get those while mobile.
    1 point
  38. I remember the lte rollout with Sprint. It was rough for many people. We were all tracking cell site upgrades and reporting issues all over the place. It was great and wonderful and awful and frustrating. Everyday, someone was threatening to change carriers. I am glad I stayed. I only changed to Tmobile in the last couple of years when I relocated to an area where Sprint was weaker and I couldn't get a good signal indoors. I am really glad to read these posts where people are overcoming the rough patches while the new Tmobile is rolled out.
    1 point
  39. If it was solely about where I lived, it wouldn't matter. I have Verizon FIOS at home, so wireless service is irrelevant to me. What matters is where I go. In those places, Sprint beats the stuffing out of T-Mobile all day long. I have mapped towers (over 16,400 now) for a number of areas, not just places I go regularly, where Sprint has no service, but T-Mobile has sparse service. By contrast, there are places where Sprint built out a real network, but T-Mobile also built out a sparse network. Evidence suggests to me that T-Mobile builds in less populated areas to fill out the map.
    1 point
  40. Increased density, especially in suburbs/exurbs will be a big deal. It's about capacity, not coverage. For example, assume an existing T-Mobile site is at 70% capacity. Bringing Sprint users onto it will overload it because the demand for data in its coverage footprint will have greatly increased. Brining up a nearby 312-250 site will decrease the T-Mobile site's effective footprint, as certain areas will now be better served by the Sprint site. Now there is enough capacity meet the demand for data. I've observed T-Mobile bringing up 312-250 sites in this fashion a lot. I'm not sure
    1 point
  41. It puts priority on T-Mobile sites, then Sprint keep sites are just slightly lower priority. If you have a strong 'keep' signal and weak T-Mobile signal, it usually pushes you to the Sprint site. Non-keep sites are accessible, but only when you have little to no T-Mobile signal. They show as roaming, but it still counts as native data use. At least that has been my experience in Nebraska.
    1 point
  42. It is this absolutely absurd local T-Mobile site. The antenna is basically 7-8 ft off the ground and points right at a McDonald's drive thru and that's not even the most ridiculous thing about this site.
    0 points
  43. Well, I still haven't received my package. UPS is apparently having trouble recovering from the one day shutdown. This literally just came from across town and it has yet to make it to my house. Its been out for delivery 3 days in a row and still hasn't made it to my house. I also have a Ubiquiti package stuck in the system too, though something I just bought from Newegg Wednesday showed up today from UPS which makes me think they are operating in a last in first out mode.
    0 points
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