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Fraydog

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Fraydog last won the day on March 3 2017

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About Fraydog

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  • Birthday 07/28/1980

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    Note5/ soon to be iPhone X
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    Chester, IL - Home of Popeye
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  1. Fraydog

    iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    I am thinking of taking the plunge on AirPods myself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Fraydog

    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    How is it Sprint has cut their pings down so drastically there? Conversion of the network core to Nokia? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Fraydog

    Keep a Word, Drop a Word #6

    Delta Shuttle Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. And most heavier data users don’t care that much about voice quality. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Fraydog

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    As it is, it’s time for Sprint to be active in spectrum auctions again. mmWave and CBRS are all needed. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Fraydog

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    Even if that doesn’t yield much of a gain, 2600 is still going to get better results in rural than mmWave. Now I’m not going to claim it would make 2600 like 600, but it’s pretty clear that 2600 is at least deployable in some rural cases. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Fraydog

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    5G has caused so much total stupidity in this industry. Look back at the 4G LTE rollouts. Verizon and AT&T pushed hard early on rural 4G in 700 MHz spectrum. This approach in the early days of LTE was ludicrously successful. Verizon and AT&T pulled away from their smaller competitors. Only when T-Mobile got 700 MHz and started expanding out of cities did their customer numbers really start to change. Sprint largely stuck in their existing footprint. Now we have AT&T and Verizon focusing on mmWave. Focused on urban and the exception like AT&T’s Waco adventure. Meanwhile T-Mobile talks up using 5G NR on 600 MHz spectrum. Where I live, mmWave isn’t going to be worth a you know what. Even 2600 isn’t great in the rural areas where it is, which I don’t live in since Sprint decided to not cover my town. Now Verizon and AT&T want to use mmWave as their key 5G strategy. At least Sprint has plenty of 2600 to burn. That’s nice for small cells in downtowns of small cells for 5G but I don’t see how that will be great outside that for rural areas. Suddenly, where I sit, T-Mobile looks like they have the best rural 5G strategy. Five years ago, this would have been unthinkable. This is seriously making me wonder what parallel universe I’m in. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Fraydog

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    It will be interesting to see how LAA works with LinkNYC. I hope there isn’t any interference and everything is properly vetted in that regard, especially since LinkNYC is obscenely fast. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Fraydog

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    12 MHz 700 30 MHz PCS 30 MHz AWS 30 MHz B71 0 MHz B66 There are larger markets with less spectrum like St. Louis for example. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Fraydog

    iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    Same here. Just got the iPhone X last Friday. Blown away. Just so fast and smooth. It’s unreal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Fraydog

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    Isn’t Sprint faster in Chicago? I have friends up there and they seem to be saying Sprint has been faster there for a while. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Anyone with an iPhone on here actually get a call on VoLTE on Sprint? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Masa Son is the chairman of both SoftBank and Sprint. He sets the capital budget of both companies, he has said as much to investors meetings numerous times. Under his ownership Sprint hasn't set forward a large geographic expansion and he has controlled Sprint for four years. The evidence on the table, as of now, shows he is not much to care about it. Now if there is a reversal of policy, I will be the first to credit Masa for making changes to Sprint's policy. That said, other competitors serve a larger geographic region and all have more connections. Now I'm not saying Masa Son has to have Sprint cover every square mile of America with B41. I am saying Sprint could make modest improvements with B26 and not lose money on rural areas. And even in small towns, triband deployment will make sense in a lot of cases given the cost of that deployment will decrease over time. Given that competition is as fierce as it is, Sprint simply can't afford a weak front. If I wanted to distill my argument to one sentence that would be it. If you think Sprint can slack on rural and grow to 65-75 million customers, that's fine. That's your opinion. I have my opinion and have stated the facts I have to back it up. Henceforth my respectful disagreement.
  14. No offense but if that's the case, and that is truly what Masa is thinking, he should divest himself of Sprint somehow. Fortunately I'm confident Masa will take a longer term approach.
  15. So Sprint is pushing both small cells and macro towers? I hope this is the new focus along with disruptive plans.
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