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MrZorbatron

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  1. Exactly where is this bridge site? Are you talking about the Home Depot on Avon? That place is a pit for cell service.
  2. How the hell did I not notice that? Well, I guess that's what I get for reading online when I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep.
  3. It has a Sprint site on it. A good friend of mine owns a restaurant there at forth and main and I noticed I get extremely strong (better than -90) LTE on 2500 when I am in his office. The office is in the back of the building and has a large window facing right toward that tower. I have actually personally examined this site and can guarantee with zero doubt that it is a Sprint site, in fact, I was one (the one or one of the ones) who submitted it here as being a conversion in progress a couple of years ago. Site ID on the electric meter is SPRINT PCS DE60XC067. If you're a sponsor, you should be able to look that up on the map. I'm on my phone now, so I can't do it easily. I guess it's possible that it's retired, but the full S4GRU map won't load without crashing my browser here.
  4. There are no new Galaxy S3s. It's a four to five year old device. Great model in most ways, though. SVDO is very impressive.
  5. Tienken and Rochester is in the back corner of the shopping center, right where Orion Ct. comes into the parking lot from Orion Rd. It's a really busy looking self-supporting tower, with so much stuff on it that there is cable run on the entire exterior of the structure, in addition to the cabling in the inside. There's also a site along the south side of the Clinton River Trail that is a narrow but very tall guyed mast tower, which also mounts lots of microwave hardware. You might actually get a better signal from this site in a lot of places that are much closer to the tower in the shopping center parking lot. I live off of Baldwin Rd. just north of the donut at Indianwood. My normal site is next to the Odyssey Industries factory on Indianwood, but I have been picking up the site on Oxford Rd. next to the storage complex and sort of behind the Meijer store on M24. I have been picking up 800MHz CDMA from that site frequently over the last few months, though am grabbing 1x 1900 from there at curiously strong signal levels (between -96 and -91). I also get the site on Seymour Lake every now and then. Despite being less than a mile from the site on Indianwood, my signal levels from that site are pretty bad lately, almost never exceeding -95 in my house.
  6. Interesting. Verizon speeds suck fluorescently in a couple of areas near me that have those units installed, yet Tmobile's have improved significantly. Got any pictures or info about Tmobile's small cell setup?
  7. I was in the Rochester area for quite a while yesterday (16th). What side of town was this? What time did it happen? Is this an area you frequently visit? I am all over the place as part of my work, so I frequently notice a lot of network "evolution" pretty quickly.
  8. I am seeing B26 in Birmingham and Novi. I am also seeing a bizarre level of temporary 30 min to 1 hour long "holes" in the network, like from a single site being down in a fairly sparse area. I think this is from new equipment being installed. After the site is back online, performance tends to be poor, which I believe is from new hardware being installed without being adjusted to finality. Near my girlfriens's house in Howell (M59 & Michigan Ave.) last night around 9 PM, I was unable to connect to anything but Verizon (data free) roam for about 25 minutes. I cycled airplane mode, rebooted the phone, etc., to no effect. I've had exactly this with increasing frequency in a few places including near home, starting in the last 2-3 months. Near home (Orion Township) I now have CDMA 800 from Oxford and Clarkston sites, and the site along Brown Rd between Baldwin and Joslyn (near 75) on the Auburn Hills border, has been visibly updated. My feeling is about 25% geographical coverage of CDMA 800 in my area.
  9. iPhone 3G and 3G S are UMTS/GSM devices. They aren't compatible with Sprint in any way. Remember that the iPhone 4 has a CDMA and a GSM/UMTS variant. All iPhone 4 S models sold in the US are identical in all ways other than color.
  10. By the look of everything, this will be a much better device. Definitely it has better specs.
  11. LTE 800 in Birmingham, MI (48009) yesterday. GCI 08C0510F PCI 411 TAC 17943 EARFCN 8763 MCC-MNC 310-120 Held CDMA 800 all the way from Southfield to Auburn Hills on a call 3 days ago. Somehow held onto a single site/sector for over 10 miles. Finally dropped under a bridge at Opdyke and South Blvd. SCP now has 19 CDMA 800 sites logged. Saw new dual band antenna hardware being installed on the Sprint rack of a cell site along I696 a week ago in Southfield.
  12. Right, but from Detroit downtown, it's less than a mile across the water to Canada. I don't see how CDMA compared to LTE really makes a difference. They are both considered wide band radio signals. The problem with the whole border thing is that Canada was still using it for iDEN radio, which is narrow band and channelized. If something on the US side was looking to use that spectrum for similar narrow band signaling, even if not iDEN, is there would not be much of an issue.
  13. I wish people would stop pointing this out. There's 1x800 in Detroit, which is basically ON the border. I have seen at least 6 or 7 1x800 sites there, mostly right downtown. Novi is 30 miles from the border.
  14. I am frequently in Detroit for business, and a lot of that business is restaurants, which means that I am in the basement working on electronics. I see plenty of out-of-service messages. I have seen 800 cdma a couple of times, but I see 1900 EVDO frequently. The link for 1900 EVDO should be about the same strength as that of 800 LTE.
  15. CDMA 800 SID 22410 NID 213 BID 35393 (x8A41) at -100dBm AND SID 22410 NID 213 BID 37173 at -95 dBm (second one from SCP log), in Sterling Heights at my friend's restaurant at 17 and Dequindre in Sterling Heights MI again. CDMA 800 SID 22410 NID 213 BID 37491 (x9273) spotted from deep inside the Detroit Institute of Arts building on the first floor. Both today.
  16. Sterling Heights, MI. 17 Mile @ Dequindre. Novi, MI, near the Fountain Walk shopping center. I will have to get to my log files and report back.
  17. CDMA 800 spotted yesterday in Berkley, MI via Signal Check Pro. Unfortunately, Sprint seems to like to have devices rather aggressively search for CDMA 1900 and drop 800 once they see it, even if it is very weak. Because of this, I could not track it down via Signal strength meter. SCP reported SID 22410, NID 213, BID 35666. Signal strength was all of -114 - -115. I was in the Michigan Graphics and Awards factory at 12 Mile Road and Bacon Street. It is a black hole for Sprint and AT&T.
  18. Doesn't seem to work. I got this update a d if I have no (or crappy) service in a basement or something, it does not work even with perfectly usable wifi.
  19. This is actually very good news. Network performance around there is absolute crap. The area around Twelve Oaks Mall and the Fountain Walk shopping center is weird and spotty. It will be -95 signal with LTE and then -117 if you take three steps. EVDO is strangely useless, where it just gets stupid and waits forever, then kicks you back to 1x repeatedly even though you could have a -90 signal. I just hope they fix the stupid way Sprint phones handle 1x800 in most cases.
  20. Not looking to complain here, since I highly doubt Huawei reads this forum (or Reddit for that matter). Raising a stink in public does no good in cases like this. I am looking for, and have found, a few people to indicate that this phone should perform in a manner at least equivalent to the Nexus 6. It gives me what I want as far as them indicating that they have no idea how it should perform compared to the other device, and perhaps I should contact other users to determine if my issues are actually atypical.
  21. I had, just looking for supporting comparative evidence to make my case. I am at the "Reception isn't covered under warranty unless you can prove the device is defective relative to other identical phones." step dealing with Huawei. You wouldn't believe the insane list of things they want me to do. This is actually not all of it. http://www.reddit.com/r/Sprint/comments/516gb0/exceedingly_bad_radio_performance_nexus_6p/d7ao5ku Pretty ridiculous for something in service for less than a month.
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