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Mr.Nuke

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  1. Welcome to the board. Just a heads up, we generally don't discuss tower locations in this thread. As a sponsor of this site you have access to all of the towers in Omaha here. Not discussing specifics in the public form gives people who want access to more information an incentive to donate to the site and help keep it running. Most of the active towers in Omaha appear to be 2 to 3 miles. That said, starting from this tower going West there a couple of closely spaced towers. It is probable that this tower is merely designed as a capacity tower for traffic driving on Center. It also broadcasts a significantly higher distance going East along Center, which again makes sense if you look at other tower placements.
  2. Data is a two way street incoming and outgoing. All I'm saying is you've dealt with the outgoing by delaying sending the reports until you've hit a wifi network. Sensorly is still presumably maintaining an incoming or receiving data position though to locate where you are to accurately map. That could still potentially impact tower hand-offs. That is all i use it for. And I would recommend talking to the developer who is on this site. It isn't buggy for me and it does what it supposed to do, notifies me when it connects to LTE on a Note II. SignalCheck Pro is another great app (I obviously have it as well) but it still only "passively" lets you know when you hit LTE. It basically let's you know what you are connected to. It doesn't actively seek an LTE connection like LTE discovery does. I'll generally run SignalCheck Pro, LTE Discovery, and Sensorly simultaneously if I'm mapping. As for forcing a reset of the radios, that is what LTE discovery does every 30 seconds until it hits LTE if it is functioning properly. That is my point. I've seen that mentioned elsewhere. I don't have the One so I was speaking in generalities of other devices. If the One actually picks up new LTE sites withing 30 seconds that renders my point moot, but for other devices it is still somewhat valid if your goal is to map the maximum LTE coverage.
  3. I don't know how good this theory is. Sensorly is still presumably maintaining a incoming data connection to ascertain your position. Forcing the phone into airplane mode serves a really valuable function if you are trying to map on sensorly though. Phones only actively scan for LTE every several minutes (varies by phone). Based on other reports your phone is one of the better one's in this regard, but still... Let's say your phone scans every 3 minutes by default. If you are driving 60 mph on I-80 (makes the math easy) you could go 3 miles without your phone even trying to connect to LTE. That means you could miss mapping a huge chunk of a tower's coverage area in theory. LTE Discovery takes that 3+ minutes down to 30 seconds. You are going to connect to the tower as quickly as possible and be able to map up to several extra miles.
  4. As a sponsor you have access to know exactly where said tower is. Just making sure you are aware of this and giving a plug for others to consider giving the site a donation.
  5. I don't know. If Sprint follows the "shotgun" pattern they've followed in some other spots (and the first 5 towers they've picked in Omaha and the first 4 they've picked in Lincoln indicate their probably doing it here), you'd think North Omaha gets at least 1 tower fairly early on to provide initial coverage.
  6. I did from 275 you may have to zoom into see it, but it should be there.
  7. The Valley tower referred to earlier in the thread as the first to be accepted in the market is live.
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