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  1. And that was also the problem with Sprint. They spent loads of money upgrading everything in certain markets so they could get bragging rights even when some of the upgrades in those markets were not needed. At the same time they all but ignored other markets since they did not have the money to perform the needed upgrades everywhere. Sprint also could not properly manage where to direct their limited funds based on system load as T-Mobile claims they do. I would much rather work with a company that uses data to determine where to do their upgrades rather than a company that is just throwing money at a few areas and ignoring other areas. I just hope that T-Mobile's claims that they direct their upgrades to the places where they are needed based on data actually works.
  2. Unloaded 5G and overloaded 4G is unlikely to be in place for long since most customers replace their mobile phones every couple years. As new phones come out that support 5G and the phone makers stop making phones that do not support 5G, customers will naturally purchase new 5G enabled phones thus moving themselves to 5G. I would expect greater than 2% of customers will move to 5G each month over the next couple years as new phones are purchased by customers. This mass migration to 5G may not start until this fall when all the flagship models will support 5G but when it does, it will be unstoppable.
  3. I seem to remember that T-Mobile has a complex automated monitoring system that generates regular capacity reports for each of their sites. The network people use those reports to decide how to boost capacity at or near sites that are already overloaded or getting close to being overloaded along with how to fill coverage gaps. It then takes time to order the equipment and schedule the work that is required to fix the overload problem or fill the gap. They do not just throw all their bandwidth up on every site as they properly manage their money.
  4. They call you from 2 lines a fraction of a second apart in time. The later call will immediately go to your voicemail since the first call is trying to connect to your phone to ring it. Even with call waiting, 2 calls cannot ring your phone at the same time. As soon as the voicemail answers one of the calls, they hang up the other call that is connecting to your phone. This usually occurs before the call ever causes your phone to ring or shows up in your missed calls log. This also prevents most spam blockers from blocking the call since they usually operate when call is connected to your phone line.
  5. Failure is not an option. It would be best to limit change to only those areas where there is very little risk at this time. If New T-Mobile messes up the network integration (looking at you Sprint Network Vision) in the middle of this virus crisis, there will be hell to pay. Large numbers of people are dependent on their mobile phones, hot spots, and internet data connections right now for work, school, news, shopping, entertainment and just to keep contact with work, friends and family while they are stuck in their homes. If connectivity breaks, they can no longer communicate with the outside world. They also cannot run to a New T-Mobile store to get a bad software push to their mobile phone fixed right now so they better be careful with changes on the mobile device side of the network.
  6. https://hackaday.com/2017/07/10/horns-across-america-the-att-long-lines-network/
  7. I received a Sprint Business email over the weekend. Closing could be as early as April 1, 2020.
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  9. Any chance you could add a bulk upload and bulk download feature? The bulk upload should give the option to append data or to replace the data. The bulk download should download the data in CSV format. The easiest way to get data out of fusion tables is by downloading the fusion table to a comma separated value (CSV) text file. CSV files can be opened and edited in any common spreadsheet applications to put the data in the format you request. I would hate to make someone type in many 10's of thousands of sites one at a time.
  10. A usable signal on 1x800 is available much further away than the distance any Sprint LTE band is usable. It was likely from another site that is further away or was voice roaming on another CDMA carrier in the area.
  11. Upload signals from your mobile device almost always die out faster than download signals to your mobile device because your mobile device with its small antennas and limited battery power cannot possibly broadcast to the network antenna with the same power that a large high power network antenna can broadcast to you. A device that supports both upload CA and HPUE uses upload CA to get faster upload speeds until the signal starts to get weak. At that point upload CA is disabled and HPUE is enabled so that rather than two quiet voices whispering quickly to the network antenna (Upload CA), you have one loud voice using a megaphone (HPUE) to talk at half the normal upload CA speed to the network antenna. If your signal gets stronger, upload CA is re-enabled and HPUE is disabled. The net effect is that you stay on usable B41 for a longer period of time. Now if you get to the point where B41 is no longer usable even with HPUE, then refer to the others in this thread who know about noise levels and how that affects signal strength.
  12. Because of HPUE devices can use a -128 signal on B41. It is the upload that is timing out not the download when you are not using a HPUE enabled device.
  13. As soon as they tried to do this, the states suing them would almost certainly ask the court for a temporary injunction preventing them from making this type of change until the court cases are settled.
  14. This a thousand times. 99% of customers do not care about maximum speed. They just want their mobile device to work properly for whatever they are trying to do wherever they are located. It is much more important to get rid of no service areas and to improve capacity at sites where capacity is maxed out causing users to get no effective data throughput than it is to win the max speed measuring contests.
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