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  1. Trip

    AT&T LTE and Network Discussion

    Here's AT&T Band 5 in Prince William County: https://imgur.com/a/A6x70Xe I tried locking to Band 5 in other places a few times along the way and did not see any additional Band 5. This site also has Band 14, on top of the displayed 17/2/4/30. I wonder if it has Band 66 as well. (Didn't think to check.) Couldn't get a good look at the antenna as it was getting dark and it was cloudy and I was on I-66. Sorry. - Trip
  2. Trip

    LG G7 ThinQ

    Looking at the Best Buy Black Friday ad, it looks like the LG G7 will be available for $7/mo, though details are sparse: https://www.bfads.net/stores/best-buy/ads/black-friday/page-24 Assuming it applies to upgrades, as my G6 upgrade did last year, does anyone have any feedback on how the G7 compares with the G6? I know the G7 lacks the rear power button, which is disappointing, but how about other features/design decisions? - Trip
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    AT&T LTE and Network Discussion

    I think a new site in Prince William County, VA has Band 5. I hope to check on Friday. - Trip
  4. There isn't even a clear definition of what 5G actually is. At this point, it seems to be whatever the company pushing it at that moment wants it to be. They talk about deploying 5G in rural areas, but if it's nothing more than the new 5G modulation standard, there's no reason that can't be deployed by refarming existing spectrum over time, just like LTE was deployed. - Trip
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    AT&T LTE and Network Discussion

    Sector IDs (per my own experience and reports): 01-06 850 MHz (CLR) 08-0D 1.9 GHz (PCS) 0F-14 700 MHz (lower 700) 16-1B 2.1/1.7 GHz (AWS) 95-9A 2.3 GHz (WCS) D7-DC 700 MHz (upper 700--some areas) DD-E2 700 MHz (upper 700--some areas) As of this writing, I'm going from memory and will try to add more information from my logs later in the day. - Trip
  6. Per some requests, we're going to try out an AT&T discussion thread along the same lines as the T-Mobile discussion thread. We're going to see how it goes. Enjoy! - Trip
  7. Trip

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Yes, I know. There are multiple models of that device as well. I used the example of the device I own. - Trip
  8. Trip

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    It may depend on the model. I have two E5 Play phones: Moto E5 Play - T-Mo: CDMA 0/1/10; GSM 1800/900/850/1900; WCDMA 1/2/4/5/8; LTE 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/25/26/38/41/66/71 Moto E5 Play - Unlocked (used for AT&T): No CDMA; GSM 1800/900/850/1900; WCDMA 1/2/4/5/8; LTE 1/2/3/4/5/8/12/14/17/30/66 I'm trying to get a hold of additional T-Mo models that are carrier unlocked so I can use them on US Cellular and Verizon. - Trip
  9. Microwave licenses are on file in ULS for much of that area; glad to hear much of it is live. You don't happen to have an SCP log file for that drive, do you? I suspect that not all the towers needed microwave backhaul and that some of them are missing from my dataset... - Trip
  10. I continue to find Sprint's poor position to be kind of depressing given the natural advantages that Sprint should have. When AT&T deploys more spectrum, for example, they have to send a crew out to touch a site, whether to add a radio or an antenna or both. They're in the midst of rolling out Band 14 which, of course, requires new equipment at the sites, even sites that already have four bands of LTE, many of which appear to have been installed with separate tower touches. With Sprint's Band 41 holdings, as long as Band 41 equipment is in place, adding spectrum should be as simple as changing software settings. As long as the backhaul is fiber, that should be relatively straight-forward to increase as well. Even on PCS, because of the Network Vision upgrades, refarming spectrum should be very cheap and not require much if any additional equipment. For Sprint, adding bandwidth should be significantly less expensive than it is for other carriers, and yet despite that advantage, it is in the position of weakness. I hope that someone writes a book about how Sprint got to this position one day; one of those well-researched and heavily-sourced ones. It would be a fascinating read. - Trip
  11. For BRS, it's pretty straight-forward. This map may help: https://specmap.sequence-omega.net/ For EBS, the licensing on it is so convoluted that it basically requires manually sorting through license data. I've done it for select locations, but it's not something I do regularly because it's a real pain. - Trip
  12. I've seen it pick up T-Mobile roaming due to short-term drops in signal that otherwise I wouldn't expect to see roaming pick up. I don't know what triggers it. - Trip
  13. Mike, I just last night got a new Moto E5 Play (Unlocked) for AT&T. I've locked it to Band 14 and here it is: https://imgur.com/a/yI1vVEz Would it be possible to instead call it "LTE 750" rather than "LTE 700" to be able to differentiate it at a glance from Band 12/17. I know that will make it inconsistent with Verizon, but Verizon only has Band 13, no 12/14/17 to confuse it with. - Trip
  14. Hm. I'm wondering if the FFFFx sites are COWs or Mini Macros or something. I have FFFFD3A and FFFFD3B in my log in Charlottesville near JPJ, both having 41062 as the EARFCN which matches other second carrier GCIs in the area. (41260 is 31/32/33, 41062 is 39/3A/3B. No third carrier in my log in TAC 32537, though I see in the MLS data that a 41 sector was spotted since the last time I was there.) - Trip
  15. Trip

    SignalCheck Beta Crew Forum

    Speaking of AT&T, by the end of the year I want to try to get a Moto E5 Play, unlocked, which will add Band 14 and Band 66 to bands I can receive on AT&T. It will replace my HTC M9 (which does support Band 30), which has the worst battery life of any of my phones. I'm pretty sure AT&T has been deploying Band 14 here at least, so I should be able to provide some information on that. - Trip