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  1. greenbastard

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    You'd be surprised at the number of govt officials selling themselves to O&G companies all over South and West Texas. The fact is, many foreign companies (including Wal-Mart) have been accused or found guilty of doing business the way Mexicans DO business. If you want stuff to get done, you have to buy the right "services". If you don't, then delays happen.
  2. This is something I stumbled upon on Sprint over a year ago as well. I noticed that in areas with B41, I could get 30-40 Mbps on the Speedtest app. But on Netflix's own speed test site, it would max out at 12-13 Mbps. These speeds made sense for network management purposes (ED1500 allowed for such thing under T&C). The minimum speed requirements for 4K streaming on Netflix are 15 Mbps. Not allowing 4K goes a long way in keeping congestion down.
  3. greenbastard

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    On the contrary. Sprint needs to add towers. B41's reach is Sprint's achilles' heel in the 4G race. El Paso is devoid of trees and foliage so tower spacing may not be an issue for you. But in areas that are not deserts (like the rest of Texas), B41 his hurt by trees, large buildings, and rolling hills. B26 is so congested in my area that I used to find myself better off on 1x at certain times/locations. More macro additions are needed. It wouldn't hurt if Sprint started splitting sectors as well to double it's capacity on B25 in areas where they lack midband spectrum.
  4. It's puzzling. I've seen some Clearwire sites with three carriers and then the next neighboring Clearwire site with only two. But it is important to point out that I've only seen Clearwire sites with three carriers in areas with high foer traffic (shopping center, schools, and downtown). Residential areas seem to be the ones left behind.
  5. Sprint still hasn't finished El Paso?!? I know there are a few sites that haven't been touched in West Texas (SW of Monahans and between Van Horn and Fort Stockton), but if this site is in the immediate El Paso area, then this is just....😐.
  6. This doesn't kill the merger talk. This is just 4G. Sprint is going to need a lot of money if they want their 2.5 Ghz spectrum to really work. There are still too many outdoor spots were 2.5 Ghz doesn't reach in major markets today. I don't think I have seen a new Sprint macro tower go up in my area in ages now. Hopefully after the merger, the EBS/BRS band is put to good use.
  7. I just don't know if VoLTE roaming will work with At&t anytime soon. At&t doesn't allow VoLTE on non-At&t branded Android phones. At&t users with phones such as the Pixel, OnePlus, and Essential don't get VoLTE.
  8. Good. Sprint needs to spend as little as possible on things like roaming. I wonder what happened that LTE roaming was liberally allowed?
  9. greenbastard

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    There probably will be in a few markets.
  10. I wonder how many subs Sprint has in San Antonio? Both AT&T and T-Mobile seem, at least from my perspective, the most popular carriers in the Alamo City.
  11. greenbastard

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    There will likely be a few areas where the new T-Mobile will have to dump some midband spectrum. When that happens, swaps and realignment will likely have to happen in order to pair both the seller and the buyer.
  12. greenbastard

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    There will be more, especially now that the merger looks like it's going to happen.
  13. greenbastard

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Somewhere else in another part of the country, Verizon may need Sprint's help. Helping another carrier isn't uncommon if the favor is returned in another market.
  14. greenbastard

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    It happened on my old Nexus 5x before I switched. I'll see if I can find an old screenshot. Don't know how useful it is to us due to the throttle Sprint has on AT&T LTE. I'm pretty sure CA works on USCC roaming if it's working on AT&T roaming.
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