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shawneyboy123

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About shawneyboy123

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  • Birthday 03/25/1997

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    AT&T iPhone X 64Gb Silver
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    Beckley, WV
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    4G Information
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    @sorryimshawn
  1. shawneyboy123

    Shentel / Sprint LTE - (was ntelos - West & N&W Virginia)

    My personal experience back in 2015 when it was still run through nTelos they had a lot of B41 in Charleston/Huntington/Morgantown/Princeton but I never once saw it here in Beckley, even still 3 years later I frequently check via my family members devices for B41 and it's still a no show.
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    Shentel / Sprint LTE - (was ntelos - West & N&W Virginia)

    Curious, does anybody know why customers in old nTelos land arent eligible for Magic Boxes? I figured it was just my area at first due to the lack of B41 but I've punched in addresses in various cities and they all turn out ineligible. Is this just a technical downside of living in an affiliate coverage area as opposed to Sprint directly?
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    Shentel / Sprint LTE - (was ntelos - West & N&W Virginia)

    The tweet was from the Raleigh County Chamber account it seems to be open to the public and has an RSVP number to call. I am going to try my best to go just to hear what they have to say. Hopefully, it is more than just s promotional thing to have people sign up.
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    Shentel / Sprint LTE - (was ntelos - West & N&W Virginia)

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/7TyvLtkcrdGmGRpU2
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    Shentel / Sprint LTE - (was ntelos - West & N&W Virginia)

    Has anybody noticed a speed increase in the area? LTE in Beckley consistently pulls 30 download when just a few weeks ago it was difficult to break 10.
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    Shentel / Sprint LTE - (was ntelos - West & N&W Virginia)

    So maybe someone can help me out with this. My mother has been complaining for the past two or three days about service issues at her work. I, optimistically, assumed tower work because she said she is on 1X and can't receive messages or anything. However, today she made a call to complain and what she was told blew my mind. They did the usual ##UPDATE# and restart the device blah blah blah and with her still on 1X was told that actually, she isn't covered at all an that the nearest sprint tower is over 5 miles away. The screenshot blow is her workplace (Walmart) and a pin dropped across the street at the Sprint tower. She was also told her data isn't working because she has exceeded her 100mb roaming limit even though the data chart on Sprint's website shows that there are only 10mb used this billing period, again screenshot below. Of course my mother responds stating that just a week ago and for the past 5 years at the same desk she has had 4 bars of 3G/LTE in her office that she uses to tether her iPad to. The representative responds saying it was a glitch on the phone or an anomaly with her service because Sprint has never covered that area. Also in the screenshots is from the nTelos coverage map which is much more detailed and precise about actual coverage and it clearly shows the tower location in the middle of the swirly bits and that the best coverage is at her work so there is no way they can tell me they have never covered the area and that the nearest tower is over 5 miles away. https://goo.gl/photos/p6vYfp7QgRPPgo7L8
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    Shentel / Sprint LTE - (was ntelos - West & N&W Virginia)

    Little Beckley now has three Sprint stores now due to the conversion of both nTelos stores in less than a week. They gutted the store, painted the walls yellow and popped up some tables in a matter of days, i've never seen a store be converted so quickly.
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    Shentel / Sprint LTE - (was ntelos - West & N&W Virginia)

    I noticed today when leaving work that all the nTelos employees were wearing Sprint lanyards. I'm sure that will throw a lot of customers off seeing as how it is still nTelos branding everywhere else.
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    Shentel / Sprint LTE - (was ntelos - West & N&W Virginia)

    Type *3001#12345#* into the dialer and hit call and it will take you to the engineering screen. Tap freq band indicator and this screen will appear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Shentel / Sprint LTE - (was ntelos - West & N&W Virginia)

    I stand corrected. B26 in Beckley now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Shentel / Sprint LTE - (was ntelos - West & N&W Virginia)

    Still following this roll out even though I've now switched carriers. Many towers in Beckley have began to have 3 extra antennas so 2 per sector. I saw one yesterday and thought I might have just seen it wrong since I was driving but just now on my way to class the tower by my campus had workers on it and each sector has an extra antenna to it. Is this just extra capacity adding a second carrier like the above post in Charleston? I don't have a sprint phone to test it with currently but I know last time I curiously checked my mothers phone there is still ONLY B25 in the Beckley area. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I've had no luck roaming on USCC LTE even when in an area far into the turquoise coverage on the map. I rarely see any roaming period, in places where I exclusively roamed in the past it hangs onto 1X so bad you can barely even make a call.
  13. shawneyboy123

    Shentel / Sprint LTE - (was ntelos - West & N&W Virginia)

    Same issue is happening to my cousins LG G3 no idea what's happening. She was fine in Lexington last week but when in nTelos land it's 3G only Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. shawneyboy123

    Shentel / Sprint LTE - (was ntelos - West & N&W Virginia)

    Speeds in Beckley are all over the place. I would say that 50% of the time it is 2 down 1 up at best, then maybe 40% 4-7 max down and barely 2 up, and the remainder being totally unusable or in 1 specific location I've achieved 25 down (mapped on Root Metrics on airport road in Beckley). I would say I'm decently happy with Sprint at this point. My phone is usable off of wifi now whereas before I felt like I had a blown up iPod capable of calling and calling only. If B26 would get deployed in Beckley it would be life changing I feel but it will come eventually and everything can only get better from here on out. Also, Sprint never could figure out why my mothers iPhone 5 wasn't connecting to LTE so they gave her a FREE iPhone 5S replacement to compensate the issue which I thought was above and beyond satisfactory!
  15. shawneyboy123

    Western Va Sprint service

    The LTE isn't mind blowing but it definitely gets the job done as you would expect. If I were you I would switch for the savings and over time it will only get better once Shentel rebuilds and updates the network in the region.
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