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  1. Interesting. I'm somewhat surprised they don't just move the magic box to B25 or B2 (on T-Mobile). I'm assuming this means they went to refarm the magic box earfcn, and they can't move magic boxes to the macro earfcn while it's relaying B41.

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    I just got that email as well.

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  2. Well appears in Columbus OH some things are happening with the network. My iPhone 11 was switching between T-Mobile bands and got these speeds.





    When I did latch on b41 in places where I can easily hit 150+ down. I was now getting about 50 down.


    I also saw that I was connected to B25 and got these speeds. I personally think it’s a glitch on the network screen:





    Also, my phone is connected to my magic box but my phone is connected to b25. Not sure what’s going with that or my magic box is being phased out.



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  3. Prepare for disappointment. These "uncarrier" events haven't been good for a while now. Bundling Netflix to family plans without raising costs and offering free international roaming were probably the best uncarrier moves. Everything else came with a catch.
    My guess is that tomorrow T-Mobile is going to announce new n41 cities (or at least a roadmap to see which cities are next).

    Oh I know based on their track record. I was saying this because this will be will be for the majority of us, the first special carrier announcement under T-Mobile.

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  4. Exactly! oh well we cant change the past. At least T-mobile is executing Dan Hesse's vision with Layer Cake (Triband). Mr. Derrph, will you be buying the iphone 5g this year? I think I may hold off until next year.

    That’s very true. What’s done is done.
    I’m not sure yet either. I just paid off the last few hundred dollars of my 11 Max Pro. I’d have to see what T-Mobile is going to do with 2.5 here in Columbus OH first. All we have is lowband 5G as of late April. However, I am a sucker for the iPhone 4 body design and if the rumors hold true that the 2020 phones will resemble that then I MIGHT be tempted.

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  5. Completely agree. What a colossal failure. Bigger than Forsee/Nextel in my opinion.

    Honestly with the right dedication all around, Sprint would’ve had all eyes on them especially in the 5G space. We were already seeing that. Many outlets praised the 5G implementation done by Sprint and the matching speeds.


    Let’s see how long the board keeps Son at the helm of the company. He’s making bad investments. That vision fund will soon be a bust at the rate he’s going.



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  6. SoftBank could have turned Sprint into a successful wireless giant, or at least it could have been the majority shareholder had a merger occurred. Instead SoftBank chose to cheap out on everything for Sprint and let it languish and flounder while it dumped its financial resources/capital into Uber and WeWork.... and so here we are.
    You deserve this Masa/Marcelo. You both deserve it.


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  7. I know I survived the Network Vision era but this tower work currently going on feel like it’s way worse. As of the last 2 weeks my receptions is completely dropping and then cycles back after 10 seconds. If I have a “connection” with LTE it Times out. I thought re-activating my magic box will resolve things but it now only emits a low signal and my phone will connect to it and then reception drops completely out and then cycles back along with the data connect timing out. I’ll be glad when this over in my market.

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  8. I’m sure they will shut off LTE on band 41 soon. Probably within 1-2 years. They have bands 2/12/25/66 and some of 71 to handle LTE traffic

    I can’t wait. My b41 connect has been shot to hell over the last two weeks. Sadly my phone is holding onto that connection like no other. I’m going to have to dig out my magic box and hope it helps some.

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  9. I became a Sprint customer on June 4, 2010 with the launch of the HTC EVO 4G.  I came over from AT&T.  I had just moved to New Mexico earlier that year and had virtually no AT&T Service in my area.  Sprint had decent coverage, and I thought I better move to a "4G" device if I was changing providers and getting all new equipment.  The rest was history.

    You know, we are coming up on the 10 Year Anniversary of  the HTC EVO 4G launch.  10 YEARS!!!  It really is what was the catalyst that caused S4GRU to come about.  If I had gone to Verizon, this site and all the past 10 years of 4G hunting never would have happened.  It was really a close decision.  I think the cost of adding a line for my then 13 year old son is what probably pushed me over the edge.  What's funny is I pay about the same now for 5 lines on T-Mobile what I paid for 3 lines on Sprint back in 2010.


    Wow I never knew that the Evo 4G was the spark for the creation on S4GRU. I thank you for not going to Verizon! I’ve had sooo many memories of this site. I still have my Evo 4G that I got in college. Over the years I did switch away from Sprint a few times to see if the grass was greener being that Sprint has been the only carrier I’ve had since being on my parents plan in high school.


    The other carriers (Verizon and att) did have better service at times but for me the price just wasn’t worth it to have service that was slightly faster. However, no matter what carrier I switched to, I kept my sprint account on the side just to keep up with things. As of yesterday I officially closed out the Verizon account after two years and ported my number back into sprint. I’m at the point where for the places I go, Sprint works just fine. Yes Verizon might be a little faster but it doesn’t justify the price. Hell I have the unlimited Premium plan for $65 per month (employee discount and Byod discount) thats a price you can’t beat with the amount of features you get.



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  10. We'll see what they're offering this Fall. They said we could keep our plans/pricing for 3 years (5 in the case of CA apparently). I don't think they'd mandate a plan switch to upgrade devices. Even so, T-Mobile's plans may be better, especially with taxes/fees included.

    That’s fair. I’d switch plans if they offer full HD streaming and They somehow work Tidal into the mix.

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  11. If we weren't doing iPhone leases through Sprint, we'd be doing the iPhone Annual Upgrade Program. That being said, I hope they keep the lease program the way it is. I don't want to have to pay off the entire device and do a trade-in/sell-back to upgrade.

    I’ll more in likely take the Apple upgrade route this year as well. I just don’t see T-Mobile letting Sprint customers upgrade through them and letting you keep your plan. Plus if they keep their current down payment model, then they can keep that ish.

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  12. Our phones very  rarely connected well to our magic box when I lived with my ex in the old place though when they did our service went from "meh" to very good. Where I live now I get great service with Sprint on band 41 even deep inside my apartment. Never less than 100 down.  But I've lived here a year and haven't once felt the need to even plug in the magic box. He took the dog and I got this silly MB that I've never even felt the need to use in my new spot?  At least my dating apps load lickety split here on band 41!

    Whenever I went to Atlanta I had nothing but good things to say about Sprint there.

    He may have took the dog and left you with the MB but you now have a collectors item

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