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About ryman101

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  1. There is that one, but more specifically I was talking about the one on 65 right by Cheese Factory Road. There are a few of them that I think are really messy for upgrades and it's pretty annoying because the competition all has LTE in those areas.
  2. I am pretty sure the one tower I was wishing desperately they would upgrade for a while was built into a silo on a piece of farm property on top of a hill. Pretty ingenious, but if it's causing upgrade problems...
  3. There is still no LTE in Honeoye Falls, where I used to live, or in Victor, once you leave Eastview Mall.
  4. I have also witnessed band 26 in other parts of the state, nothing yet in Rochester though. Also, band 25 speeds are starting to get pretty crowded and dire in town, though band 41 is still pretty great where you can find it. Anything to add LTE coverage for Sprint in the area would make a huge difference, be it for range or capacity. I'm also curious if Sprint ever plans to upgrade the towers in the suburbs which still don't have LTE. Lots of those customers don't even view Sprint as an option anymore because the duopoly has had LTE in these areas for years. All in all, don't really think Rochester is a big priority for Sprint right now. Still a great price for the service we get, though.
  5. I have not yet gotten the OTA on my Nexus 5, but I tend to lose patience and just install it the hard way. I really want to know if Android M will bring WiFi calling support to my phone, has anyone who has done the update seen anything like this? I read some stuff saying that Android M is supposed to include this feature, but it is carrier dependent.
  6. That is cool. Is this carrier aggregation at work?
  7. Kodak still has large swaths of tape in warehouses, I believe before they stopped manufacturing they over produced and stored enough for what they considered to be 100 years of sales. The film I'm talking about is the expensive stuff previously (and sometimes still, though increasingly not) used in movies. I don't think they'll probably get the chance to sell most of it, though. Kodak had a pretty terrible time with the advent of digital imagery in general, and their huge film stock is just another ironic piece of "imagery" illustrating their failure to predict the influence of digital cameras. I know a lot of people who were laid off from Kodak, and I even know one or two past executives of the company. Once upon a time, it was the bee's knee's to work there. Excellent pay, great benefits, and job security (so they thought) were the order of the day. It is only in today's world that the "image" of the word Kodak is turning from sour to nostalgic, in my opinion. The layoffs ruined a lot of people's lives. Like Josh said above me, I highly recommend a visit to the George Eastman house if you're in the area, it's a very neat place. In terms of cellular service, I'm just glad at this point we have Band 41. I wish Sprint would take steps to improve network capacity, but I also understand that the market is not a priority for them, or for most others. While something of a hub in upstate NY, we are neither the only city, nor significant on a national scale. In addition to capacity, 800 is badly needed to improve coverage indoors. Until some of these things come to fruition, Sprint in Rochester will be mediocre at best. Better than the other carriers in lots of places, horrible in others, and par in general seems to be what we are going to get. The other notable issue is the areas surrounding Rochester still have no LTE. Whether or not this is because of backhaul, or lack of interest, this causes the customer experience to suffer. Rochester has a lot of bedroom communities, where people live away from the city and work in it. There are a lot of commuters here. I think Sprint's image in the area would be strongly improved if people had LTE in most of the places they spend their time, even if they aren't actively using it. As it stands, those who have VZW can go home and they have LTE, just like they did at work. If they go to the grocery store in their town and want to look something up, they know their wireless service will be fast and reliable. Many Sprint customers can only count on that if they work AND live in a high traffic area, because that seems to be Sprint's focus. And while it makes good sense to upgrade and pay attention to those areas, in the Rochester market broader LTE coverage is also important. On a closing note, I do think this is a good place to live. There is excellent food, unique culture, and at least a little bit of opportunity still to be had here. Try and enjoy it while it lasts and who knows, it just might.
  8. There is still a lot going on in the optics field in the area though, including research done by the University of Rochester, as well as other optics based companies around here. The city is definitely an anomaly, though.
  9. It's still a pretty noteable optics hub, and is economically more diversified than most other cities in New York. I live practically right next to Murphy's Law and I've never dropped LTE around here on my Nexus 5, not even in Murphy's Law. I have issues with slow ass speeds during the day because the network is crowded as hell, but other than that I can't say I've shared your experience around this specific area.
  10. I moved to the city, with plenty of LTE coverage everywhere now. I am hoping the big push includes more band 41! :-D
  11. Pretty sure he just meant 1x, for voice calls.
  12. Yeah, I think our quick rollout of spark in lots of areas had to do with Rochester having had an active wimax network though. So some older but faster backhaul was probably already in place at clear sites. We are miles ahead of where we could be, though! And damn fast in lots of places now too.
  13. The band 41 is pretty kick-ass when you can find it though, to give credit where it's due. I was actually in the other side of the state this weekend, over towards the Amsterdam-Schenectady area and the active band 26 over there is actually amazing. Being able to hold an LTE signal inside is Sprint's biggest weakness right now, and as soon as they can deploy band 26 in Rochester it's actually going to make a huge difference.
  14. I have TWC, I'm just south of Rochester but I think mine runs out of Batavia, no issues with cable, Internet, or Sprint today.
  15. I do not like T Mobile and would never ditch Sprint for them, but if there's one thing I hope it manages to accomplish it's putting a sense of urgency on Sprint for expanding their LTE footprint. Hoping that if anything pushes Sprint to expand its LTE footprint to where I live, it'll probably be T Mobile getting coverage there first. It doesn't quite feel to me like Sprint is truly competitive with the duopoly footprint-wise yet, as both VZW and AT&T have had LTE where I live for a really long time. However, I feel like they don't even need to be, because I could never change to them either out of straight up pride, on top of refusal to have my wallet totally reamed. Anyway, I'm going to be happy for T Mobile's progress out of hope it makes Sprint feel a sense of urgency to compete footprint-wise, safe in the knowledge that even with a slightly bigger LTE footprint, the rest of the T Mobile network sucks bad enough that people who understand the real benefits of Sprint aren't going to change.
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