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  1. A lot of those in my area (burbs of Phoenix), except the poles are steel and carry power lines. They put them on top like a finial. There are a lot of flagpoles too, I don’t see how they can squeeze a n71 antenna on/in them or even a n41 antenna. I’ll take n66 though, might have to wait awhile. Full builds are spaced way apart around here and these just seem like infill.
  2. Just got notified it will be here Monday. Yippee!
  3. Ordered my S21 two weeks ago, says shipping between 4/30 and 5/12. Not holding my breath.
  4. That’s what they’re doing in Phoenix to all the sites that can handle all that equipment. I wonder what they are going to do with flagpole sites and the small cap assemblies they put on metal power transmission poles. Those are usually only B66 because they are so skinny. I guess we will see, awful lot of those here in the suburbs for aesthetic reasons.
  5. Waze was running during the issues. I let it go for two days before I rebooted. Once done, no more issues. SCP location service at high accuracy, update interval 4000. So far so good, it was the first reboot after Android 11 update...I’m not that technical, maybe the phone was stuck on stupid and had to reset.
  6. PSA, after installing the Android 11 update last week on my S10+, SCP beta was giving me my actual home address every time I clicked “here” to get locations for notes (no matter where I was). A reboot fixed that.
  7. So far still three carriers in Phoenix, Sprint is at 2640, 2660 and 2680 for B41. Seems like only 2xCA as well. T-Mobile is at 2538 and 2558 for B41. I’m guessing everything in between is for n41, can’t tell for sure on my iPhone 12 because Field Test Mode is hot garbage and my other phone is an S10+.
  8. Good eye, I didn't catch that. If you look again, the date is also 14 days off. Darn, I thought I had discovered some cool stuff.
  9. Seems like one B41 20 MHz carrier from my Sprint keep site is being used as anchor band for NSA. https://imgur.com/gallery/XeyBty3
  10. SCP showing 310-120 but engineering screen showing serving PLMN as 312-250 and HPLMN as 312-530.
  11. Strange thing is I have an iPhone 12 and an S10+ both on ROAMAHOME. The PLMN on the iPhone 12 is 312-250 and the S10+ it’s 310-120. In the same spot, they’re both connected to the same Sprint tower but using different EARFCNs 41094 and 41292. Not sure what that means.
  12. Yep, PLMN 312-250 is handing off from 310-260 natively, without loss of coverage. That means it’s a keep site. Makes sense for my Sprint home site, as it is the fourth corner in a square of the nearest three T-Mo sites around me.
  13. My home Sprint site is a keep site! I’m on ROAMAHOME, been over a month since I’ve connected to it. I’m so relieved, it’s going to fill in a gap nicely. https://imgur.com/gallery/1uOQRhe
  14. I DM”d him on the 16th, no reply yet. Guessing he’s just too busy lately.
  15. Yep, for about a week so far. I sent Robert a DM.
  16. Ugh. All 6 of my lines are still connected to Sprint service thank God, hopefully they'll keep it as is for me until the very end. I'm on Sprint for a reason, if I wanted to be on T-Mobile I would have switched long ago. I loathe AT&T (not because of their service or coverage, but in general) and never considered Verizon. But I guess whatever will be, will be. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk EDIT: Wow, I spoke too soon. This morning some kind of update was pushed to all of my lines, I cannot connect to to Sprint LTE anymore, only T-Mobile. When it was pushed SignalCheck stated the network as IPSEC for about two minutes before it went back to Sprint.
  17. I have to opt in every two days. Cal Screener is a hot mess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  18. T-Mo has been adding the N41 panels to their sites in Phoenix the past couple of weeks. I would imagine they will be either stealing a couple of the Sprint carriers or killing my MB relay channel soon. I think they have enough bandwidth here to keep it all running for now though. We will see, I'm on Sprint and I'm connected to B41 90% of the time outdoors. To lose that would suck to say the least. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  19. Yep, Sprint postpaid. I even drove out of the area to see if it would work elsewhere, but nothing. I've connected to T-Mobile roaming before, and it's always B66 or B12 on my S10 Plus according to SignalCheck. I'll keep an eye on my iPhone XR as well for roaming, as I usually carry both phones with me and they generally roam in the same places (although Field Test mode is a PITA). Maybe something happened because of last weeks update? Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  20. Downloaded the app, tried bands 2, 4, 12, 66 and 71. Showed no service on all bands. Band 71 tried to connect, but ultimately failed. Thanks for the idea though! Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  21. Yeah, I do facilities maintenance so when stuff doesn't work I go into panic mode. Because everything has to work, right? I guess I'll just live with the MB quirks for now and wait until T-Mobile parks me on their network before I pack it up and send it back. B66 LTE is very strong in my house (T-Mobile tower is a bit closer than the Sprint one) and has great speeds. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  22. UPDATE: Rebooted once more this morning before I went to work, still not connected to LTE backhaul when I returned home. Rebooted once more, and it reconnected about 15 minutes in. I guess it was just stuck on stupid for a day or two. It’s broadcasting the same EARFCN as before 39874, 2518.4MHz. It’s connecting to the same frequency it always does also, 2640.4 MHz. Phoenix market. I didn’t note the broadcast EARFCN when I connected to WiFi momentarily, but I’m afraid to connect to that again for fear of losing LTE because it works now. It’s become increasingly finicky the past couple of weeks, where occasionally it’s connected to backhaul and broadcasts nothing (LTE icon is greyed out) and my devices won’t connect for an hour or two then boom, it works again. Maybe it’s on the fritz. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  23. I have the MB to strengthen signal in my house (where congested and barely usable B26 normally is all I get on any of my four phones without it), mainly in the event of an ISP outage (which unfortunately happens quite frequently, thanks Cox). The MB picked up B41 indoors through a south facing window with good signal, and was extremely reliable and useful...so basically, lack of LTE backhaul renders it useless for my needs. I totally understand why they killed it though, repurposing that 20 MHz block for everyone as opposed to just me and maybe two or three other people in a suburban single family home neighborhood makes more sense. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  24. Well, looks like they finally killed LTE backhaul in my area yesterday. MB connects to Wi-Fi backhaul, but refuses to connect to B41. Rebooted three times, factory reset once. No dice. Looks like I'm packing it up and sending it back, no way in hell im using Wi-Fi backhaul. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  25. Just added a line with the S10 Plus $0 monthly lease, $20 a month for my fourth line. My first Android phone in eight years. Couldn’t resist. I ditched the Sprint Complete on my three other current iPhone lines, that was costing me $45 per month. Also ditched my $15 iPad cellular line which I rarely used. Now I have four lines, a new phone, and still cheaper than I was paying prior. I can finally tool around with SignalCheck and CellMapper and satisfy my inner nerd. [emoji2] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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