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  1. Well something happen in ABQ this weekend. Noted some trouble data wise, but this morning at my house both my wife's iphone 8 plus and my XS Max were on Tmobile. On my run it was connected who time. I live in North Albuquerque Acres. Went to work downtown and I noted it switched back to Band 41. Up at my house there is no band 41 (at least usable), so perhaps that is how they are bring on Sprint folks.
  2. At my old house it would connect to band 41 as well, but I wanted to clarify.
  3. Do you have a capable phone? This is the time to go out and spot some towers! Nothing else to do.
  4. All I know is that I have seen at least 8 to 10 new B41 8t8r (no massive) towers now around ABQ. Most are not on the premier maps that were just upgraded. That tells me work is still going on. Now around town, I have at least 30/40 down. I hit my new high downtown, 276. Edit: I have yet to noticeably roam on Tmo.
  5. Your second question is my main question. I would save some money by switching. Just no point right now to do so.
  6. With all of the hoops that Tmo/Sprint went through, its not even a question. The only liklihood would be new Tmo or Dish. From a federal level, it would be dish to help provide broader scale for them.
  7. There are two permits for this site. First one says, remove and replace antennas. The second one is installing new RRH's and hybrid cables. The first does not have a vendor but second is Infinigy. I looked them up. They are a telecommunications company out of NY.
  8. I think I found permits. The City of Albuquerque website is hard to search but best to do by address of tower. This is a tower close to me. I know Tmo already put up 600 and 700 prior. This is what I just found. I included picture of google maps. Edit: the vendor noted is not one Sprint has used in the past. The tower only has Tmo (top) and Sprint (second).
  9. I saw that quote. I guess its time to start of new search of building permits on Tmo towers.
  10. I read the article, and I believe this shows the power of 2.5 when it comes to deployment of 4G/5G. When I am on 2.5 4G LTE, I consistently am between 75 to 140 MBs. That is already really good. If it was more widely deployed in Albuquerque, I am positive they would be speed kings. I am excited where Tmo could take this. I am a little jealous that I am in Albuquerque and not in a bigger city. Who knows. Tmo might have a plan in the next 18 to 24 months to push Massive Mimo on a lot of towers.
  11. Closure as soon as April 1st. I will be interested to see what is performed on both sides in relation to capital outlay plans until that date. Will things slow down? Will both come together to start the integration process? Can integration happen before April 1st? All very exciting. Frankly, I am glad it has finally happen. Either way it landed, I just wanted it to end.
  12. No call again. I have a feeling there won't be another call if the merger is approved. However, if it is not approved, there will have to be a CYA call to explain the next steps for the company.
  13. IMO closing arguments were only heard last week. I know the judge's response has already been started if not already completed; however, I think he will wait until Tunney Act proceeding is completed. Beginning of February is what I think.
  14. I have been an auditor on several engagements where the auditee was in a M&A takeover or purchase and did not do a call. They only provided guidance. In my experience, it is not uncommon but those were low fortune 1000 companies, not a top 200 company. I think you may be reading into the move a little too much.
  15. Ok I found out what that earfcn is coming from. Got home from work and thought I would tinker with my magic box. Sure enough it is that. At work, I am close enough to someone who has a MB
  16. I upgraded to the Iphone XS max a month back and I have noticed much increased speeds when I have been on Band 41. Going through the updated field test (which is much different on XS Max than X), I was able to find all of the below. EARFCN's: 39874- B41 40072- B41 40270- B41 41374- B41 On the iphone, it is too difficult to see if I can aggregate all 4 together but speeds in several locations in town, my iphone can reach 130 to 150 consistently. Downtown even during middle of day which has never happen. I wanted to know if any one else has seen 41374 lately?
  17. You are correct sir. I think they could even fit the 1x carriers in the gaurd bands. Just get rid of 3G already.
  18. No 10x10. There are 2 5x5 carriers. Sprints Albuquerque spectrum holdings are very limited. They have PCS Block B 30mhz, D 10mhz, and G 10 mhz. In addition, they have about 90 mhz of B41 (I finally found third carrier downtown) and 14 mhz of 800. They have two 1900 1x carriers, two 1900 CDMA Rev A. carriers. I don't think this is necessary as band 26 is pretty wide spread through the city. If they could trim those down and add a b25 carrier, that would be fantastic.
  19. Just to confirm I am reading this right. You are connected to a 20mhz Band 2 aggregated with two 20mhz Band 46 (LAA TDD), How far away from the location do you lose Band 46? Very interesting. Proven FDD with TDD aggregation.
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