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shaferz last won the day on January 16 2018

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  1. I disagree somewhat. Having the info available in widget format would be awesome.
  2. What? T-mobile has B71, they quite literally have no need for B26 once B71 is deployed everywhere. B26 is going to dish. So I'll ask again... What are you suggesting is the 'sprint native' network that will be shut down?
  3. I'm confused. What are you suggesting is the 'sprint native' network? B25 and B41 will be transformed to tmobile - which I think will be mostly seamless to end users. B26 will eventually be used by Dish, but I'd think that before that is done, Tmobile customers (and those formerly known as Sprint customers) will have full unfettered access to Tmobile B71. So again, other than those people at the very limits of B26 coverage, I hope this will also go largely unnoticed.
  4. I NewTMo can make that happen everywhere - they are going to have a LOT of happy customers. Nice! edit: However, it does appear Willmar has a tower located in town, so I wouldnt expect any less. Still though... Nice!
  5. Sure - that is true what they said about the 'keep sites'. However - I don't think anyone has seen a list or a map of sites that will be kept, thus, I'll stick with " I will believe it when I see it. "
  6. It's times like this that I am glad I live where I live. The closest native tmobile site is 14 miles away, and there is a Sprint tower less than a mile from me. I'm hanging on by a thread right now hoping that tmobile comes in and does a full 'new tmobile' build on this existing sprint site. If I have to default to native tmobile coverage right now, I'm boned.
  7. Completely agree. I am excited for this to get done, so we can start (hopefully) seeing continued improvements. I want to see how things improve... i want to see which sites the new tmobile deems as 'keep sites', and I want to see where, given their current footprint, tmobile puts additional towers/antennas to get more complete coverage. One example is Central IL. Existing Tmobile Coverage & Sprint Coverage attached. Sprint already has a tower in Gibson City, while Old Tmobile does not. If New Tmobile puts the full set of antennas up on the existing location in Gibson City, and a brand new site in or just outside of Sibley, IL with the full breadth of spectrum holdings, that huge hole with piss poor coverage is now covered. Lots of really smart folks at Tmobile - my hope is that they are looking at stuff like this and making plans.
  8. There is still at least one up near Peoria (https://goo.gl/maps/okjmqNo83tFa9GNg8) that still has some equipment up. Pretty wild. I looked up info on the setups a few years back... there is a lot of reading folks can do online to read about the history.
  9. At this point, the most interesting thing to me would be a map of proposed 'sprint keep sites'. Numbers I have seen indicate ~11,000 sprint sites that would be kept (and I am assuming subsequently bolstered with tmobile equipment as well). My interest is completely personal - the area where I live is where Sprint bought out spectrum and customer-base from US Cellular years ago, and generally speaking, the Sprint coverage here is very good to great. There is VERY weak tmobile coverage though, if any at all. My personal hope is that there are a considerable number of 'Sprint keep sites' located around rural Central IL. Keeping my fingers crossed!
  10. I wholly disagree. My point was that Root tests the ability to place and maintain a call. They do not, as far as I know, do any type of audio quality testing for Root Scores. Maybe I’m wrong?
  11. RootMetrics simply tests for the ability to place and/or keep calls alive without degraded sound on either end. A weak LTE blanket by Sprint would absolutely result in a weaker score. 'Complaints about issues with VoLTE' would be what, exactly? Inability to place a call? Most likely due to garbage LTE coverage. Calls dropping? Most likely due to holes in LTE coverage. I mean... what else would people complain about with VoLTE?
  12. While I agree with everything else, I completely disagree with the notion the reduced call performance score being a result of 'teething issues with the VoLTE rollout'. These are not 'teething issues'. The issues (I believe) are sub-par LTE coverage which causes dropped calls when going from LTE -> non LTE coverage while on a call. (Sometimes as simple as walking in buildings, sometimes could be while driving.) . While my iPhone 11 Pro does do a pretty good job at hanging onto the last thread of LTE to keep the call going, it just simply is not the same as the 1x voice network. I really enjoy VoLTE (and it works very well for me honestly), but people are blind if they did not see this coming.
  13. Yeah that one speed test is impressive. Yet here we sit with hourly results and combined results for averages from Tutela showing Sprint remaining solidly in dead last. Depressing.
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