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  1. T-Mobile rep put in a ticket for me on the b41 issue apparently they shut it down and started to convert it over to T-Mobile on June 28th (that's about when i stopped being able to connect.) They said they don't have an exact time frame but estimate it about 90 days. If there are no issues can it be completed and turned back on before that time? Just curious lol
  2. This is what mine said before Monday that b41 with that little 2 and it said 310120 but if u turn on the alt PLMN thing like he said it started reading at 310260 but i can't stay connected to it anymore and when I do connect it there's no data at all and Cellmapper reads it as Test PLMN 1-1 b41 As for b71 I had a guy named Travis in DM on Twitter @TMobileHelp said the strongest signal was going live on July 2nd (it didn't or I can't ever connect to it like it doesn't exsist) all I can connect to and actually get data is b2 and b12 tho it sometimes has 2-3 bars with no data then lose signal.
  3. I turned this on the other night I got connected to b41 again a few mins ago SCP read 310260 which i believe is T-Mo PLMN but again it disconnected a few secs later.
  4. It was in SCP OnePlus doesn't really give you an engineering screen for some odd reason.
  5. btw the PLMN was 310-120 Nope just b41 and I realized in the last post I forgot to mention the b41 PLMN was 310-120
  6. I'm not on Sprint I'm on T-Mobile but either early May or early June i started connecting to b41 so that was short lived LOL but I'm on OnePlus 8T (unlocked version not T-Mobile version) and my house is very problematic with b2/12. I was using a signal booster which gave me a signal anywhere from -70 to -95 but i recently found out it limits my speeds I get no more 9Mbps with it and with it unplugged I get 9-25Mbps depending on the time of day but with it unpluged I get anywhere from -110 to -130 tho the Sprint b41 signal was weak 2 avging about the same but MUCH faster speeds
  7. Ya i get that with the CA but the point is I was able to connect to it and got better speeds than on T-Mobiles b2 and 12 (both 2 and 12 were only a 5x5 network) If they just turned it off tho how would it connect to Test PLMN 1-1? And btw i wanted to edit that post but it wouldn't let me lol it didn't say Test PLMN 1-1 4G it said Test PLMN 1-1 b41 in the settings menu under Operaters it said Test PLMN 1-1 4G but on cellmapper it said b41 after the 1-1 it just didn't have any data and would disconnect after only 5 secs so I was just wondering IF they are converting it to a T-Mobile b41 how long would it take them to do it? I was told by a rep on Twitter about a week ago that the 600Mhz was going live on July 2nd but they don't have access to Sprints towers till after they are converted.
  8. Hey guys I have another question tho I guess this question would be for someone who has had b41 on Sprint then switched over to b41 on T-Mobile Either in early May or early June I started being able to connect to Sprints b41 and getting AMAZING download speeds. I'm talking 30-60Mbps down inside 60-110 outside and on Hwy 27 up to 170Mbps tho upload speeds were very bad up to 2Mbps but as low as 0.30 anyway yesterday and today suddenly I can't connect and if it does connect it says Test PLMN 1-1 4G but has no data then disconnects 5 secs later. Before yesterday when it connected to Sprints b41 it said Sprint b41² in Signal Check Pro and when it showed LTE+ Signal Check Pro said 15+20Mhz (or 20+15 I can't remember which) usually said 15Mhz. Anyway i'm thinking that maybe they are converting this tower to T-Mobile b41. IF this is the case how long does this usually take to do so? As far as I know it ONLY had b41 on this tower or atleast according to Cellmapper it did
  9. Hey all I sent an email Wednesday evening to Mike Sievert CEO of T-Mobile about upgrades in my area. Lastnight (Thursday) I got a call back from a guy in TX named Marcus who said that T-Mo was currently doing tower modernizations in my area and that they would be starting upgrades next month. What does tower modernizations intail exactly? My friend said that just means upgrades but if so that makes no sense to me Can someone explain?
  10. I don't even know where to look lol but I live in Somerset, KY if that helps
  11. That sucks. I've been trying to find out cause where I live I don't have very good coverage without the signal booster T-Mo gave me (which also loses signal from time to time lol) I thought we would have b71 by now cause I was in stage 6 which cleared in Oct of 2019. Lately my signal booster has been losing signal about ever 10 mins or so and other times i'd connect to Sprints b41 but with signal stregnth between -111 and -130 Tforce on Twitter say they aren't seeing any upgrades planned for the next 6 months (tho that was over a month ago) so I was curious if there were any permits.
  12. How do you guys find out about upgrades and permits? I've googled everything i can think of and only thing i get is building inspections, tower lease rates, Verizon stores tower locations. etc. but nothing on cell tower permits
  13. That makes 2 of us LOL where I live I usually have 3 bars (or dots since it's an iPhone) or less sometimes it'll go down to 2 then 1 then lose signal completely and I have to either turn it off and back on or do an update and sometimes when it loses signals completely the update doesn't even work so I have no choice but to turn the phone off and back on gets quiet annoying to say the least lol
  14. Ok thanks I'm just wondering if it has anything to do with what someone mentioned in another thread on here about Ericsson blocking the 800Mhz even tho it's installed
  15. hey guys just wondering are any of you in the Lexington/Danville/Somerset areas able to connect to 800Mhz voice at all? several reps have told me that 800Mhz voice was completed in Sept (I believe on a tower that was 1.35 miles from my house not sure if they meant the whole area or not) I joined Sprint Oct 31st/Nov 1st (ordered phone/service Oct 31st and activated on Nov 1st) and have never once been able to connect to it. I have the iPhone 5c so dunno if it's actually the network or the phone it's self
  16. so they are doing it on every tower? just little at a time? (Verizon I mean) I knew Sprint was doing that I have been keeping up as much as i can with NV (mostly in my area lol) as well as other companies cause I was tired of paying Verizons over priced under capped prices I had planned to switch to Sprint in Jan when my contract was up with Verizon but just said screw this and broke my contract on Oct 31st/Nov 1st and switched to Sprint anyway at the time tho 1 of the reps told me they added 800Mhz to a tower about 1.35 miles from my house which actually happened to be 3G data not voice
  17. no the coverage map for Sprint has been the same for the past year or so in my area for voice that has never changed LTE however has changed in my area it's lit up with orange now. But the network updates site http://network.sprint.com/ for Somerset, KY 42501 says there has been 5 data speed upgrades in the last 6 months and no voice however if u just put in 42501 you will get a bigger area that says 11 upgrades 1 voice and that is around London, KY I believe Wouldn't Verizon had put LTE on every tower if this was the case? (just trying to understand lol) I read they only put LTE on a select few towers within a market
  18. See I agree with VoLTE I think it would be a lot better than the CDMA voice as far as coverage goes cause I can see in my area LTE has a lot better coverage on Sprint than the voice does the 800Mhz LTE would make it even better I believe
  19. But isn't HSPA+ a faster 3G network? I mean I have read cases where ppl get 12-25Mbps on HSPA+ alone. And with VoLTE it wouldn't matter would it? Not trying to argue here just asking your opinion on the matter but tbh I don't think we have 800Mhz voice installed here in my town cause when u check the updates thing on Sprint site it says 5 data updates in the past 6 months but someone told me the otherday that Ericsson blocks 800Mhz as well so I am confused.
  20. I did what you said on the laptop and it seems less than what the phone app showed like u mentioned but not by a whole lot it still has more coverage than Sprint does in Kentucky If Sprint/T-Mobile was converted to HSPA+ it might actually have great coverage I Think. Do you know if there is away to tell where T-Mo's towers are in my area? Sprint only has 4 towers and If T-Mos are at different locations than where Sprints are it might actually improve my area
  21. well I guess so I just went by an app called CellMaps my area is really bad on Sprint my signals fluctuates between 1 and 3 bars up and down at my address go east a bit and it's worse
  22. I guess that makes sense. And you are right Verizon said they would get rid of it by 2021 If this does go threw I really hope they switch off CDMA and go direct to HSPA+ cause here in KY it seems T-Mo has more 2G coverage than Sprint and if it goes ALL HSPA+ then might make better coverage between the 2 for all of Kentucky according to a map I've seen T-Mo covers about 80% of Kentucky with 2G where as sprint covers about 20-30% with 2G (just guessing here not actual facts lol)
  23. I have a question... someone mentioned that the AT&T/T-Mo merger failed because it would make a GSM Monopoly if Sprint/T-Mo merge wouldn't it be the same? I mean they would have to either go CDMA or GSM if they go CDMA then wouldn't AT&T have the GSM monopoly after all and if they go GSM then wouldn't Verizon have a CDMA Monopoly? With that being said I think the Merge would be a great Idea IF they bring somebody from T-Mobile to help them convert CDMA to HSPA+ like T-Mo is doing (or going to do) with Metro with NV 800/1900/2500 LTE along with w/e T-Mobiles is would be pretty fast I would think especially if they get the 700Mhz from Verizon. I do know they would have to sell some of T-Mobiles Spectrum but even so the 700/800/1900/2500 would work nicely.
  24. created small islands? not sure what ya mean like they had alot of networks instead of 1 whole network? as for the not enough sites I do know what ya mean by that my WHOLE county only has 4 towers on Sprint
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