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  1. Yep, Shentel has established a very very good network. If T-Mobile does not accept that network as the backbone and move their equipment onto the Shentel sites, things are going to go downhill real fast. I have no faith that T-Mobile will do the right thing here. Shentel has the right spacing, T-Mobile has gone the cheap route and only has about 1/2 of the sites needed. Since T-Mobile has a history of being cheap in the Shentel area, I have little faith that they will ever do it right.
  2. Yep, the FIRST thing that should have been accomplished is making the two networks look like one. Looks like it may be happening now, but it took way too long. If it was possible to do it, then T-Mobile looks very bad in allowing the havoc to start and continue. They had a long time to figure out how to make the two networks interoperate when permission was granted to merge. Putting all the effort into bragging about how quickly they were going to make 5G nationwide before anybody else was a wasted effort. It was simple. Immediately do what was necessary to combine the 4g networks so e
  3. looks nice for sure. I will be waiting to see if the folding causes a problem. Will something break when you fold it many times a day. How durable is it going to be? If it does stand up to years of heavy use, then it just might be a big seller.
  4. It has been acting badly for months. Probably started with Android 10. Very slow updates to signal levels. I do have the stale data workaround checked, but I am not sure it is helping anything.
  5. Yes, when SCP is running in the background and I bring it up on the full screen, I have a receive level that is bad. Maybe something like -118. If I leave it alone for 15 seconds or more ,it will correct and show a correct level of maybe -100. I do not have to force stop the app. I need to get into the menus to see if the phone is sort of going to sleep when idle or if SCP is not doing a query quickly or what. If I keep SCP displayed on the screen the levels have been slow updating and generally not dependable for months since a software update on the phone. I tend to blame the
  6. If TM does actually acquire Shentel, they need to keep the Shentel network intact and add TM spectrum to the Shentel Sites. Shentel built the near perfect network. Shentel is way way better than TM ever will be in this area. Shentel has the backbone established and it was done correctly.
  7. I found HPUE to be almost worthless. Before HPUE, I could lock onto band 41 in my home, but it would never work because I could not get a signal from my home to the cell site. Once I had HPUE capability, it still did not work but occasionally I did at least feel that my signal was received at the cell site, but it only happened a very few times. One problem was that band 41 carriers were aggregated and I suspect that HPUE would only work with one Band 41 carrier. It may have worked on paper, but not in my actual use. I am still using Sprint service, but I actually have band 41 disabl
  8. Very Good point. Somebody tell management to quit fooling around with the silly "perks' and silly discounts for only certain people. This is costing a lot of money and gets next to no retained customers. I do not stay with a cell phone company for a "Popeyes" anything. I and most other people want excellent service and none of the Tuesday Giveaways. Spend all your cash on improvements to the network and stop all the playing around. If you have to give away a Burger King sandwich to hold onto a customer, you must have a bad network. Get a good network and you will not have to give aw
  9. Turning off Sprint's band 41 is not working well for anybody. All those Sprint Subs get dropped to band 25 or 26. Why do they think this would not cause severe congestion and get people upset. I would not give them a good grade on how they are handling the network upgrades/conversion. If they keep terrorizing the old Sprint Subs, they will see them fleeing out the door. All they seem interesting in doing is getting a 5G network established very quickly while ignoring all the havoc they are creating.
  10. Yep, I am still on Sprint, but I do have a T-Mobile phone to play with. I find t-Mobile service was much worse than Sprint service in the places I traveled in the last month or two. The T-Mobile network just does not have enough sites and therefor band 2, 4, & 66 just can not cover much of their territory. Since those bands quite often fail to provide the service, the band 12 and band 71 have to do the lifting. Those two bands are ave available to latch onto, but they are always totally congested. T-Mobile desperately needed the Spectrum owned by Sprint and also the additional c
  11. All Good Valid Questions. If I remember correctly, I think T-Mobile has to assist with financing should Shentel want to buy out T-Mobiles assets. If my memory is good on that point, it might make a difference. T-Mobile surely has their hands full of issues in the country. If I were in their shoes, I would be very happy to have Shentel upgrade and manage all assets in the current Shentel area. Shentel's Sprint network is very very good. They built a network that was better then Sprint was elsewhere. There is no question that Shentel would do a much better job combining the networks th
  12. Some of the things I see and hear about what T-Mobile has been doing makes me think that they might be one big screwed up organization. I hope I am wrong, but so far, things are not looking good.
  13. The Sprint Customers surely have a lot of value. Nobody would allow them to fade away. Something will be done. The best option is for Shentel to continue somehow with this area. They built a killer network. Much much better than any other network in this area. Things will go downhill real fast if Shentel is out of the picture. Actually, the Shentel network is so good that the Shentel sites need to be the backbone of the new network. Add t-mobile spectrum to the Shentel sites. Shentel is near perfect here and T-Mobile is very very poor. Shentel can fix that real quick.
  14. Your area must be unique. I NEVER see dense T-Mobile coverage. T-Mobile is actually the worst carrier by far in my eyes. They normally do not know what dense means. To make a good network, it is going to be very very expensive because they are starting with a very poor network. T-Mobile was a great marketing device, but not a great cell phone carrier.
  15. They are trying to get two different results with the upgrades. The 600 Mhz upgrade was to get more range from the site to cover fringe areas. The 2500 upgrade is to get faster speeds & capacity in major population areas.
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