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Trout74

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About Trout74

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  • Phones/Devices
    iPhone 6
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    Male
  • Location
    Clive Iowa
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    4G Information
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    I geek hunting, fishing, cell phones, HAM radio, and gardening.
  1. Hopefully someone here can help me. I have an iPhone 6. There is a tower near my house that has B41. one of the guys in the premier forum that I was talking to, was there yesterday and had B41 and had 66mbps download speed. That tower is less than a mile from my house and I verified that I am connected to it with the old *3001#12345#* and checked my PCI etc. and I get either band 25 or 26 from that tower. I did the ##update# and restart several times. and I closed all programs and actually drove to the tower today and sat there for 30 minutes. And I never connected to band 41. What gives? thanks for any info.
  2. Here is the data log, can't seem to post the picture. 1. A detailed image for this result can be found here:http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/i/974187654 Test Date: Sep 25, 2014 10:21 AM Download: 22.17 Mbps Upload: 7.75 Mbps Ping: 72 ms Connection Type: Cellular Server: Ames, IA External IP: 66.87.143.199 Internal IP: 51.80.133.199 Latitude: 41.6256 Longitude: -93.8267 http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&q=41.625553,-93.826717 another: A detailed image for this result can be found here:http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/i/972985938 Test Date: Sep 24, 2014 10:24 AM Download: 23.15 Mbps Upload: 9.72 Mbps Ping: 66 ms Connection Type: Cellular Server: Omaha, NE External IP: 66.87.143.150 Internal IP: 30.80.251.150 Latitude: 41.5598 Longitude: -93.7695 http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&q=41.559764,-93.769507
  3. So I've located the towers that are near my main stomping grounds. Waukee tower and tower off of 156th. I confirmed my house pulls from tower off of 156th street. I get band 25. HOWEVER if I toggle to airplane mode and then back off, it will pull band 26 for a minute, then go back to band 25. Why does it do that? Do all these new towers around here have 25and 26? is one faster than the other? On a side note, from interstate on Hickman, west bound past Waukee, all along there I am getting 4-22MBPS down and 2-9MBPS up. very good numbers. trying to post my ookla speed test numbers but the file is too big. trout
  4. I am trying to find the app "signal check pro" but it looks like it's for android only. I have an iPhone 6, any apps for me? I have just been using the keypad for phone calls and dialing *3001#12345#*. To get tower information. But I would rather have an app. Thanks
  5. I was driving west on highway 6, Hickman, and don't know where the tower is, but between Stivers ford and the new hy-vee, I got full bars, so I pulled over and did a speed test. 10.19mbps down and 5.41mbps up. Those are good numbers. I looked around but didn't see a tower, only thing that looks like tower is on top of the old Carrier air condition building across from Dahls to the north. On another note, I would like to donate to the site. How much do you have to donate to have access to the tower maps etc? Thanks. Trout
  6. I am a new Sprint customer as of today. I purchased a 64Gig iPhone 6 and the iPhone for life program, unlimited everything. I actually live in Waukee, Ia. Suburb of Des Moines. I had Verizon for three years with great coverage and good speeds pretty much everywhere. Recently, last 4 months, I have noticed reduced speeds on Verizon and occasional call issues, though not terrible by any means. But at home I was only getting 1-1.5Mbps download. I was intrigued by the unlimited data with Sprint, as I was going over my allotted 4 Gigs regularly. Well I took the plunge today and so far I'm HAPPY. At home I connect to Band 26 here in Waukee with -98Db and got download speeds of 5mbps and upload of about the same. Voice quality is super and I love the iPhone 6. I haven't traveled around town too much yet, and will report back when I have, but VERY happy with Sprint and the unlimited data and 60$ a month cheaper bill is a no brainer. Looking forward to Spark someday, but I have been throughly testing the download speeds with movies and music and I am impressed. I have better speed in my house than I have for 4 months with Verizon. This site helped persuade me to switch, thank you. Trout
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