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  1. 2 minutes ago, PedroDaGr8 said:

    I definitely have seen new towers.

    My logs indicate four new 311 490 towers just on my 10-15 minute drive to work this morning. Considering this is a drive I do at least five days a week twice a day and all had at least one B4 sector, it is highly unlikely I just never encountered them before.


    Good to know! Nothing new on my route yet but I'll keep an eye out. It's a shame they weren't able to just broadcast 311 490 on all towers at once "at the flip of a switch".

  2. 12 minutes ago, Trip said:

    I'm not convinced much has actually changed yet.  It seems to me like they've opened up roaming a touch more, but otherwise Sprint customers are still on the Sprint network as much as possible.  I have yet to connect to T-Mobile anything since the day of the merger.

    - Trip

    Yeah. The 311 490 PLMN T-Mobile towers configured around me have opened access to all bands (some previously limited to B2 or B2/B4 only), but otherwise most T-Mobile towers are still only broadcasting 310 260 with no roaming access. Haven't seen any new 311 490.

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  3. I knew this day was coming, and yet it's still a bit heartbreaking now that it's finally here. 

    Sprint had some ups and downs. The most positive thing I can remember against the other three was the old Google voice integration. Largest negative would be the VoLTE rollout.

    It was a blast going through Wimax, the LTE launch, triband LTE, and then finally 5G NR. Getting to have tower maps through S4GRU was a huge part of the experience. It definitely wouldn't have been the same without this place.

    A big thanks to everyone at S4GRU over the years, and I hope the transition goes as well as it can for all the current Sprint employees.

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  4. https://www.pcmag.com/news/372379/sprint-plans-much-cheaper-5g-phones


    Sprint owns 160-190MHz of prime mid-band spectrum in much of the country, but it's only using 120MHz. Even that's up from when its 5G network started; in some cities such as New York, it was using 60MHz for 4G and only 40MHz for 5G. That's up to 60/60 in all of its nine markets, Sullivan said, offering improved 5G speeds. It's also moved uploads to 5G, improving upload speeds.

    So what about the other 40-70MHz? That could double Sprint's 5G speeds from what we're seeing now. The problem is hardware availability, Sullivan said.

    "We're working with our network manufacturers on when they can actually produce a massive MIMO radio head upgrade that can actually support more than 60MHz. So it is a limitation," he said. "Ultimately, getting to 100MHz or more on the NR [5G] side is our goal."

    So confirmation here that they're using 5G for uploads. I wasn't sure if this was doable for NSA.

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  5. https://www.engadget.com/amp/2019/08/27/sprint-s-5g-network-in-nyc-isn-t-crazy-fast-but-it-s-fast-enoug/


    Turns out, Sprint does use "true" 5G for its uploads, but a spokesperson argued that "80 percent" of the carrier's network is on the downlink," and that it could add more uplink capacity if it needed to.

    It sounds like they're using standalone with TDD config 5, at least in NYC.

  6. On 8/27/2019 at 3:40 PM, Rawvega said:


    Does anyone know if this phone has 1x800? Granted, at this point that may not be a big deal to most people, but it might matter to those on the fringes of coverage.

    I can't find any information on band support, or an FCC ID. Nothing on the OnePlus website either.

    I would assume they would throw in BC10, as it shouldn't be difficult when the 7 pro already supported BC0.

    Edit: It does support BC10: https://fcc.report/FCC-ID/2ABZ2-GM1925

  7. Do we know of any future 5G devices headed to Sprint by the end of the year? I assume the Galaxy Note 10. Anything else though?

    When X55 modem devices start coming in, will T-Mobile and Sprint share the same models with support for N260, N261, N71, and N41? What about N12, N25, or N66?

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