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philibuster

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About philibuster

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  • Phones/Devices
    HTC Speedy (Evo Shift 4G), Samsung Galaxy Victory
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    Denver, CO
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  1. I picked up LTE for the first time at 28th and Walnut, then all through my drive home to 38th and Osage. Speeds aren't great, really not that much different from the 3g I was pulling before, 100ms ping, 1mbps down, 1mbps up. Got better late at night, 60ms ping, 5mbps down, 6mbps up.
  2. I was at the first crossing of Lookout Mountain Road on the Chimney Gulch Trail yesterday and was pulling a decent LTE signal. It was the first one I've been able to run a speedtest on, 5mbps down, 3mbps up, ~100ms ping. If that was the Genesee tower, it was going through the earth.
  3. At US-36 and Pecos is probably one of the worst coverage zones I pass through on a regular basis. Something is wrong with their network around there since I always drop 3G while looking at the Signal Check app. My fear is that it's going to be that way even when NV takes over because it seems like a coverage black hole.
  4. Makes sense that it wasn't that tower. I would've expected better signal propagation from a tower that high and so close to where I lost LTE.
  5. I got LTE on I-25 north of I-70 this morning around 8AM. Last night on my way home from work there were workers in a crane bucket (not a cherry picker, oddly) working on the tower at Paulino Gardens (64th Ave at I-25). I didn't get a chance to do any speed tests or sensorly mapping. I know it died before I got to the US-36 exit.
  6. Don't they have a testing SID that they use? Are you on a custom PRL?
  7. So they sometimes have both sets of antennas on the same rack temporarily? Does 3g acceptance mean NV 3g has been brought online?
  8. A question regarding site acceptance: are 3g acceptances for full NV equipment, attached to legacy backhaul, or is it some other factor that makes it not a full LTE site acceptance? Are they still testing the LTE equipment in these 3g accepted locations?
  9. It also has excellent battery life, since it uses the S3 battery with a much smaller screen and less power-hungry processor. It's not fast though, so be forewarned. Taking a picture is a 4 second affair.
  10. It may not be other-worldly, but that's sometimes 2 orders of magnitude over what everyone else gets! And the occasional 40ms ping is eye popping.
  11. I agree that lower pings are desirable, but AT&T and Verizon's pings are similar to Sprint's. So where are we now? The three other companies' LTE is faster than Sprint's on a bandwidth level, and similar in ping. In fact, many of these test results for Sprint look like 3G speeds, save for the upload speed. Back to my point, how does current average speed not correlate with future network speed (many more users on LTE wanting more bits)? After all, this is what we're talking about, right? Granted, Sprint's network is probably closer to starting than close to being finished, but I just can't see how the number of users per tower is going to go down in the future. Sprint needs a growth plan to survive, and they may be increasing their number of towers with LTE (admittedly by orders of magnitude) but so will the number of data-hungry LTE smartphones. It looks, to me, like Sprint's network is already getting full. How, then, do we judge "capacity," (meaning how many users the network can support while maintaining a decent speed) if not for speed? What am I missing?
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