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About jroepcke51

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  1. jroepcke51

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    Driving yesterday and I noticed a tower with sprint and Tmo was being upgraded. Stopped and asked. Crew was one of several crews installing Band 71. It was pretty neat. The equipment is dual 12/17 and 71. Longer than me. Huge. Well they said all of Albuquerque will be completed by Jan 1 when clear date for stations for band 71.
  2. I would normally agree with you but that happened over a year ago with the second band 25 carrier. Ill do do some tests today to see what is on 1x and 3g.
  3. One wierd thing I saw was that Sprint took a hit in Call Performance. Interesting. I have not noticed this. Perhaps I missed a Calling Plus or VoLTE.
  4. This is due to band 41 available about 30 to 40% of the places I go now. I consistently get 100mb at Whole Foods. Its crazy. In some places, I think I have found higher QAM. I have an iphone so I can't completely confirm. Just does not make sense on the speeds that i have seen. This has been seen in my MB as well. I am consistently getting 30 to 40mb from my MB now when I first got it I was getting 5 to 10. This is now faster than my centurylink 40 package (highest I can get for my neighborhood, comcast just got 100). Finally, all of the GMO's have been completed and are doing band 25, so my assumption the rating increased as loss of LTE has significantly gone done in my experiences. The biggest change is my wife does not complain about service. She face times a lot and it is a constant connection now as well as her web-browing use is consistent every time. I would have probably rated Sprint higher than the figures show but those are my real world experience.
  5. That is bc El Paso got the MM at least two years ago. Las Cruces didn’t have B41 when I was there last summer. So in less than a year.
  6. jroepcke51

    iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    Main issue has been radio. Compared to my iphone 7 Plus, it is like converting back to an iphone 5. The front glass also seems very susceptible to scratching. Compared to my 7+ which is a year older, I have much more scratches on the X than the 7+.
  7. jroepcke51

    iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    AFter my issues with the X, I think I am done with the iphone.
  8. I would love to hear some information on how the Tmo native roaming will occur and how it will be completed. I assume I won't have service for example in town but on fringe areas will I get bumped to Tmo?
  9. jroepcke51

    iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    One of the inprovements said it was improving syncing mail
  10. jroepcke51

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    The models are defined specifically by SIM. The SIM activates the different bands or uses (i.e., CDMA for Sprint or VoLTE for Tmo).
  11. jroepcke51

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    The iPhone X only has one model. With sim, different features and turned on and off. Therefore I think this next gen will be just fine as I assume Tmo will provide updated sims or firmware will be pushed to Sprint people for VoLTE and vice versa to Tmo people to acces B41.
  12. I was driving around ABQ yesterday running errands and I noticed three different towers with new equipment. Two with mini macros and one with 8t8r. Nice the northeast heights is getting some love.
  13. Still not great but usable. Two band 25 carriers and no band 26 as it is inside the IBEZ. No band 41 when I was there last year.
  14. It would appear your phone is connected to 3ca. What other conditions are you noticing that makes you believe 3ca is not active?