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  1. Paynefanbro

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    It’s a New Day in Wireless. Introducing Metro™ by T-Mobile, with New Unlimited Plans, Amazon Prime and Google One
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    Galaxy S9 Series user thread

    Likewise for the unlocked version. It makes sense.
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    Galaxy S9 Series user thread

    The guy that said this on reddit later clarified and said "the week of the 17th, not on the 17th" but we'll see.
  4. I think they meant uncapped when they said Full HD because the Unlimited Plus plan caps you at around 12Mbps and 1080p.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    How many times are you gonna write this same comment?
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    [PSA] Sprint announces GEN3 (4th iteration) Magic Box

    How do I give back my old one and get one of these lol?
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    This was to expected though. With virtually every big merger the FCC does this. I'm sure Sprint and T-Mobile already accounted for this.
  8. I completely agree. My guess is that they're planning to use Sprint's PCS and SMR to bolster the LTE network and pray that it handles the influx of 50 Million+ customers. They're probably going to try aggregating 20x20 PCS with 20x20 AWS and 5x5 SMR or 5x5 Band12 in most areas. In urban areas, they'd likely rely on LAA and either Band 4 or Band 25 to achieve gigabit speeds over LTE.
  9. True, I forgot about them wanting to shunt all 2.5GHz LTE traffic to AWS and using 2.5GHz for 5G as soon as possible.
  10. It has nothing to do with lack of confidence in the merger. Sprint already had the funding for these upgrades lined up before the merger announcement so they're going to spend it no matter what. If Sprint doesn't keep operating as normal and the merger doesn't go through, then that would be a year of potential upgrades wasted. By choosing to go full speed ahead on upgrades, they're in a win-win scenario. If the merger doesn't go through, they're still well positioned network-wise to compete with the other 3 carriers. And if it does go through, they'll only have to move equipment from the decommissioned sites to new T-Mobile sites instead of having to put in a whole new order for a ton of equipment.
  11. My guess is that it's because it's cheaper than the 8 while offering pretty similar network performance, camera performance, and hardware specs. If you wanted to go with a current generation iPhone, it'd be better to get the iPhone X instead of spending money on a 8 when a 7 is just as good.
  12. It's likely the lack of Band 26 that's hurting the reliability score. Sprint just needs to invest in small cells to fill in what gaps there are in network coverage.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    The feature phone market grew over the last year while smartphone sales shrank. Emerging markets are still purchasing flip phones at a high rate thanks to things like KaiOS offering smartphone features in them. Google has invested in KaiOS so now even flip phones have Google Assistant built in.
  14. That jump in El Paso is extremely notable because it has historically been one of Sprint worst major markets. In half a year Sprint went from being not recommendable at all to being able to say they only slightly worse than Verizon and AT&T.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    That's what I'm thinking. They may just leave a sliver of 1x left for legacy purposes but get rid of the rest.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Verizon still has 1x active.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Ok that's more understandable to me.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I don't know how to read that either but from what I've read of their FCC documents, it seems like their wireless broadband is going to target folks without access to high speed broadband and low income areas, at least initially. It's mentioned in the latest document that they made for the FCC that by 2024, they'll offer download speeds of 25Mbps or greater to 52.2 Million POPs over 2.4 Million square miles to homes in rural America which corresponds to 84% or rural POPs. They also state that they believe 20-25% of new adds in 2024 will be from in-home broadband subscribers in rural areas.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    That was from 1Q 2018. As far as we know, in many markets Sprint's speeds have nearly doubled.
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    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    Are you sure your engineering screen isn't just glitching out? Because the modulation portion of it is showing two download carriers but the download channel portion is only showing a single carrier.
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    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    Are you sure that speed test you posted isn't 3xCA on Band 41?
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    That's because that's exactly what they have to do if they want to get it approved.
  23. This guy from Xiaomi has been showing off pics of the Mi Mix 3 before release and this morning he dropped a pic that shows 5G in the status bar.
  24. It's an add on like Unlimited Plus so you don't need a new line to get it.
  25. It's like they heard our complaints from a few days ago about Boost Mobile having more hotspot data than Sprint. I don't need that much hotspot data personally and I have a student discount for Amazon Prime so Unlimited Plus is perfect for me.
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