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  1. Found my first sprint only site to t-mobile conversion! https://imgur.com/a/reKsIRG wasn't live yet as far as i could tell so must have just been done.
    7 points
  2. T-Mobile is officially showing Ultra-Capacity 5G on their coverage map. https://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/coverage-map
    6 points
  3. It looks pretty right on for Omaha. I actually can get n41 in a slightly larger area than what they show on the map.
    4 points
  4. Drove up US-15 again yesterday, and found that additional sites have been marked as keep sites. Basically, every site along 15 between Farmville and Culpeper that wasn't co-located with T-Mobile (or nearly so) is now running 312250. - Trip
    4 points
  5. A few weeks ago, my company moved its thousands of corporate mobile devices from Sprint to T-Mobile not using TMX but rather a full port to T-Mobile billing. Each user was sent an email informing them that they would be receiving a T-Mobile SIM card in the mail and that they should not replace their SIM card until they received an email telling them when to do so. If they switched early, their device would switch to a temporary telephone number and would stay that way until they restarted their phone after the number port. They had to verify their address and agree to this procedure. Users could opt to go to a T-Mobile store to do this for them at the appropriate time if they chose not to do it themselves. If they did not make the SIM switch after the time listed, their device would stop working. I received my T-Mobile SIM card a few days later in the mail and waited. I received my email and a text message stating that my number was being ported from Sprint to T-Mobile. At the date and time listed in my email, my Sprint iPhone started displaying no service. I powered it down, switched the SIM card and powered it back up. It came up as T-Mobile with my number and my plan was now changed to a T-Mobile business plan. Easy to do.
    4 points
  6. I guess the 3 of us are the select few whose service got better, as that is the experience for me also. The 5G rollout is moving faster than I expected both n71 and n41, and the speeds are there to match. Plus, the towers that I knew of with slow n41 speeds are starting to see optimizations, as their speeds have also gone up. It's a great time to be a T-Mo customer with a 5G device in NYC. Speaking of towers, T-Mobile seems to be placing all of their bands on all of their macros, including their midband only sites. There are (technically were now) 2 midband only sites that I know of, and they both got the 6449 and lowband treatment, eNB 56208 and 55976. The reason I mention it is because it seems like 56208 got the wide RFS panel that people have seen outside of NYC, instead of the double skinny RFS panels.
    3 points
  7. Haven't seen this mentioned anywhere, but it looks like some B48 deployments were mapped in the Bronx back in April/May. eNBs 146589 & 146586 on CellMapper.
    3 points
  8. Interesting comment in the T-Mobile Q2 Earnings Report yesterday. https://s24.q4cdn.com/400059132/files/doc_financials/2021/q2/NG_TMUS-06_30_2021-EX-99.1.pdf Specifically, this part: • Approximately 80% of Sprint customer traffic is now carried on the T-Mobile network • One-third of Sprint customers have been moved to the T-Mobile network Not terribly surprising to me that the customers who use the most data were most anxious to move to T-Mobile, while the majority of customers--who don't use much data--are perfectly happy with the Sprint network as it is. I'm definitely in that category and in no rush to give up the superior coverage of the Sprint network for the possibly-superior capacity of the T-Mobile network. (Also, at least in my case, since LG phones are now discontinued, moving to a new T-Mobile phone means extensive phone shopping that I'm not looking forward to, rather than just picking up the latest LG device and being happy.) After all this time, I still have yet to see any Sprint site conversions that are operating. I've seen precisely one that has new gear, but still only seems to have Sprint bands running on it (along with 312250). I don't know what is taking them so long. - Trip
    2 points
  9. You can get a higher resolution map if you remove the dimensions from the url. Link.
    2 points
  10. T-Mobile did two news releases today. T‑Mobile Has Most Reliable 5G Network (Again) According to New Report T-Mobile has been found to have the fastest, largest, and most reliable 5G network in the U.S. according to umlaut. Although I don't disagree with the results, I still think we should take it with a grain of salt since it was commissioned by T-Mobile and it doesn't look like they covered a very large area. A 5G Build Update! And a Look Toward the Future of 5G T-Mobile now covers 165 million POPs with Ultra-Capacity 5G and 305 million POPs with Nationwide 5G. Neville also bragged about how they fully expect to maintain their spectrum lead well into the future. T-Mobile will average 100MHz of mid-band nationwide by year-end covering 200 million people for a total of for 60 billion MHz pops. This is compared to Verizon who plans to cover 100 million people next year and use 60 MHz of C-band to get 6 billion MHz pops. That same math for AT&T with their 40MHz of C-band is 4 billion MHz pops. In 2023 when the rest of the C-band spectrum becomes available T-Mobile is targeting 300 million people covered with 200MHz of mid-band for 60 billion MHz pops. Verizon says they’ll cover 200 million people with 160MHz, bringing them to 32 billion MHz pops. And AT&T will cover 200 million people with 80MHz of C-band, they’ll be at 16 billion MHz pops. Also here's an updated (though still low res) map:
    2 points
  11. These threads are a joke. 28 upvotes on a comment that says "NYC and east of the city seem to be on a steady decline the past couple of months". Uh, would you like to specify where? There's only 5K+ sites in that area. That's not to say that I haven't been seeing some slow speeds. For example, I stepped out of the subway into Union Sq Park the other day and was only able to pull ~2Mb/s on n41. Or congested (but still usable) service on some LTE-only macros in certain areas of Harlem. Or some congested LTE oDAS nodes in Williamsburg. But this happens on a block by block basis. On the other hand, more often than not I'm pulling 300+ Mb/s. I rounded the corner at Union Sq and was immediately able to to pull a 400Mb/s speedtest. My average speed at home has gone from 200Mb/s two months ago to hovering around 300Mb/s. Etc, etc, etc.
    2 points
  12. Despite the chorus of complaints and the (now weekly) Reddit thread stating that T-Mobile is getting worse and how everything has gone downhill I'm still spotting more and more n41 and still getting super fast speeds. I took this test at a red light in midtown around 42nd St and Second Ave this afternoon.
    2 points
  13. I drove a 5G router I built across the county last week and every site is still 200Mb p/s peak. They did bring up two band 41 carriers in LTE at 20 and 15 MHz and another 5MHz of Sprint's former PCS. There is a lot of bandwidth on air but looks like they will provision more throughput from fiber after they are finished building. Enjoy this 4k video of a 4 sector site that is currently being built on the local campus.
    2 points
  14. T-Mobile has updated their coverage maps to include 5G Ultra Capacity (N41) coverage. Shows how quickly they've added it to towers in the DC area.
    1 point
  15. Given that this mostly affects small cell mmWave deployments like the ones that Verizon and AT&T are using, I don't see much changing for T-Mobile. They're mostly focused on adding mid-band 5G to their existing T-Mobile and Sprint-keep macro sites, which have been happening in this area pretty quickly.
    1 point
  16. Finally got the July update on my AT&T phone this morning. 790 MB. Still waiting for it to hit my T-Mobile phone.
    1 point
  17. Hit San Antonio and Austin this evening (and the stretch of 35 between). San Antonio is up to 100 MHz in many places, though I saw 80 MHz in one. Austin seems to be at 100 across the board. Looks like where that 100 MHz is got reconfigured very recently (last few days); it's now basically 2500-2600 MHz, with B41 2CA sitting at the top of the NR channel rather than below. Sprint B41 is at 2680.
    1 point
  18. The direct number to Account Services/Retentions is 844-382-3317 . I think they might be able to help.
    1 point
  19. Just a heads up for anyone else thinking about making the switch to TNX - I tried for about two weeks and it does not appear you can go back if you don’t like your service with TNX. I would strongly recommend staying on TNA for anyone who is hesitant/unsure.
    1 point
  20. 100 MHz n41 is live in Austin and...Bentonville, Arkansas. Guessing this went live on Tuesday or Wednesday in Austin; network was acting a bit wonky on Tuesday. Noticed it yesterday, as I'm still a little too far away at home to catch n41. Peak speed in Bentonville 1/3 mi from the site was 675-700 Mbps down, 80-90 Mbps up, with the upload speed only possible with a 20 MHz B66 anchor...which seems congested at times. They also have 5 MHz B2 here as an anchor, which predictably leads to slow uploads. n71 is 15x15 here. Sprint B25 is two 5x5 channels. Weirdly, seems like I'm being routed through Nashville, so latency is rather high, and tethering performance is somehow quite poor...maybe it's due to congestion on the PCC meaning that the difference between on-phone and tethered priority is the difference between a usable connection and...not. Also, VZW (with the old Alltel SID for CDMA) is what you end up using inside the Crystal Bridges museum, though the area has WiFi so not the end of the world.
    1 point
  21. The Sprint site at 520/202 was decommissioned a few weeks ago. Everything was pulled off the pole.
    1 point
  22. Personally, in this day and age, I would make sure that there is good wireless service in the area that I'm thinking of moving into. Otherwise its a deal breaker. Good Find.
    1 point
  23. Spotted a Verizon C-band site for the first time in Crown Heights. Sadly Verizon's site density in my area leaves quite a bit to be desired. Outdoors, signal is fine but indoors I can't get more than 2 bars anywhere in my home. I'm curious how C-band will perform or if it'll even be able to reach inside my house at all.
    1 point
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