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About MReiser4670

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  1. Yes, Philly was launched at the end of July. We're at about 45% of LTE sites currently approved. And it isn't necessarily that long until you guys see a Wilmington launch. With the exception of one tower out in Delaware County, the Philadelphia market didn't see any LTE whatsoever until mid-March. We have one of the bigger markets in the country, and they were able to get us to a launch in what, 4 months? So since NV equipment rollout is pretty far along in DE, it stands to reason that once your backhaul issues are settled, you could see approved LTE towers popping up like weeds.
  2. I was able to carry an LTE signal of varying strength all the way from I-95 in Newport near Rt 141 southbound onto Rt 1 straight down and across the C/D Canal Bridge until I reached the toll plaza. I mapped it on Sensorly as well. I don't think I uncovered any new towers but I think they're fine-tuning the coverage in place. Last week, those same towers gave me spotty connections toggling between LTE & EVDO at least 3 times.
  3. I don't know about that. The very first 4G signals picked up in my market (Philadelphia) were in March 2013, and it was officially launched less than 6 months later. Obviously results vary, but once they start rolling it out, coverage tends to come in clumps. Now if by legit you expect a blanket covering 100% of the area then you might be right. But you shouldn't be surprised to see your 4G experience improve fairly quickly from here on out.
  4. That was me Friday night...I was cycling airplane mode while heading over the new flyover ramp. My Note 2 eventually picked it up for a short stretch.
  5. It's actually a tower in the Central Jersey market...still no LTE love for South Jersey. Delaware just had it's first LTE accepted tower go live just this week though, so activity is happening all around. Hopefully LTE is only weeks away somewhere in SNJ...
  6. True, the tower we're referring to has only been classified as LTE accepted. I've seen plenty of those sites up my way not actively transmitting an LTE signal for weeks or longer while other sites not showing as LTE accepted have been transmitting LTE for months. Also, as these sites have come on line, there have been plenty of situations where LTE is not actively in one or more directions from the tower. I guess we'll know soon enough. Just please realize we're telling you what the evidence most likely suggests as there's nothing more frustrating than false hope. As sponsors, we see data
  7. At least based on the Sensorly tracks, I don't think anyone was very close to the LTE site. If they were, there would be a much stronger signal. If you take a look at the bridges from PA into NJ, you can see similar distances covered into NJ from the PA sites. Also, the Sensorly tracks are consistent with the location of the new PA site. Anyone who is a Sponsor can see the location to get the idea. Again, I hope I'm wrong because I am very excited at the prospect of LTE service between PA state line & Lewes, but I don't want to get my hopes up when evidence shows to the contrary. As s
  8. Not trying to burst anyone's bubble, and I could be wrong, but there is a new LTE-accepted site just on the other side of the border in PA. I hope I'm wrong, but until I see something concrete to the contrary I think this is a PA site.
  9. This is the result of all the LTE towers coming online along I-95 in Philly...my Note 2 can carry LTE a solid 2 miles into New Jersey from both the Betsy Ross & Walt Whitman Bridges. I can't wait to see purple to start popping up on Sensorly in South Jersey & Delaware; I am getting spoiled by the blanket of LTE that now covers almost all of Philadelphia and immediate N&W suburbs. I have a feeling it will be a lot more consistent across the relatively flat terrain in SNJ/DE.
  10. You need to be a Sponsor in order to see the maps that provide information in greater detail, but take a look at the Sensorly maps...there is definitely LTE available in & around Wyncote.
  11. My office isn't far from where that tower is located. Even though I have several other towers closer than this one, my entire week has been one of dropped calls, no data, roaming, etc. Only today is my service looking more normal. Not sure what had to be adjusted, but I haven't had any issues all day. We'll see what the drive up Street Rd brings though; it has been really bad every day this week.
  12. About 3 weeks ago, I carried/mapped LTE over the Betsy Ross Bridge, down Rt 90 to Rt 73,and then maybe another 1/2 mile south of there. It's definitely carrying over the river, but the connection in the Pennsauken area was good enough for speeds in the 2-4 Mbps range. Also, I was in the Winslow/Hammonton area on Wednesday when I picked up a "phantom" LTE signal on my EVO according to the SignalCheck Pro app. I've used the app long enough to know that there's a reason for the phantom signal...pretty sure it's a locked LTE signal for testing purposes. I was picking up similar phantom sign
  13. I spend a lot of time in southern Delaware, so I can commiserate with you. Data speeds & coverage down there are still pretty poor. I do a lot of roaming in the towns of Lewes & Rehoboth Beach. Meanwhile, my wife on Verizon has adequate LTE and good coverage, even near the coastline. I hope NV helps with this issue but I think lack of tower density is going to continue to be an issue. Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
  14. Sitting in Wendy's having lunch a couple blocks away from an accepted LTE tower in Bensalem: Now I know fast food restaurants don't give a ton of rf interference, but still it was good to see excellent indoor speeds. Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
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