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  1. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/22/softbank-plans-to-sell-21-billion-worth-of-t-mobile-stock.html Just sell the whole thing at this point.
  2. Capex with competent management is an amazing thing isn't it? 😎 I'm actually proud to be part of T-Mobile now because we're going to have the best network in the USA.
  3. https://www.lightreading.com/5g/hottges-prepares-to-pull-t-mobiles-strings-in-the-us/d/d-id/761848 Sounds logical.
  4. Thanks. freq_band_ind shows 41. Guess I'm still on Sprint....
  5. Where did you look in Field Test to see this on an iPhone? What does it say to show that you're on T-Mobile's network?
  6. Glad to hear this is being looked into. Obviously a major software/hardware flaw or procedural error.
  7. Given how long and widespread the outage was, perhaps the configuration change propagated throughout the network which required a major rollback.
  8. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/16/softbank-to-sell-up-to-two-thirds-of-t-mobile-stake.html Hopefully they have to sell the rest one day. What an embarrassment. Frankly, I'm glad that SoftBank will have less of a stake/interest in New T-Mobile. It's clear that Son had no idea what he was doing with Sprint and he'd probably bring that incompetence to the New T-Mobile as well. Seriously, what does Son bring to the table? Nothing... absolutely nothing at this point.
  9. I haven't noticed any difference yet. How could I tell on an iPhone?
  10. True. However, the number of 5G customers is going to ramp up substantially once the iPhone 5G is released this fall so they need to be ready for that when it drops.
  11. Expecting a 5G iPhone in the Fall. T-Mobile's 5G network using Sprint's 2.5 GHz should be much more built out by then so it will be a better experience overall as well.
  12. T-Mobile has the ability to devote substantial capex to a buildout. Sprint never could get ahead of its debt load to do that, and it certainly didn't get any help from SoftBank to do that either. Also, T-Mobile can take advantage of greater economies of scale for its build out than either Sprint or it could do alone. Also, T-Mobile had to have an orderly shutdown of Sprint's nine 5G markets (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.). Now that that has seemingly occurred, I would expect T-Mobile's 2.5 GHz rollout to kick into gear in these major markets. Finally, we are (were) in the midst of a COVID-19 shutdown/delay of many regulatory processes. Hopefully T-Mobile was able to work through this as best it could. Hopefully things reopen soon and T-Mobile can fully execute on its network plans.
  13. Amazing. Look at how much spectrum T-Mobile now has vs. Verizon/AT&T.
  14. Wow. That's quite a burn. πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
  15. There should be a surge of T-Mobile 2.5 GHz 5G lighting up in the coming weeks as a result. T-Mobile moves very quickly.
  16. It's been a good run folks. May its spectrum live on.
  17. A couple interesting news-bites: https://www.fiercewireless.com/operators/dish-reluctantly-extends-its-600-mhz-spectrum-loan-to-t-mobile and... https://www.fiercewireless.com/operators/t-mobile-seeks-ok-for-39-ghz-tests-3-markets
  18. Sprint has updated its VoLTE Page as a result of the merger: https://www.sprint.com/en/shop/services/volte.html Support for additional devices has been listed. A couple of things I noticed: β€œBy enabling VoLTE, you will get access to expanded coverage on the T-Mobile network with capable devices.” and this change to Wi-Fi Calling: How does VoLTE work with Wi-Fi Calling? Wi-Fi Calls will transfer to VoLTE when Wi-Fi coverage becomes poor and VoLTE is available. For this automated transfer to take place, VoLTE must be turned β€œON”. Starting in April 2020, Sprint is updating most VoLTE-capable devices to prefer Cellular networks over Wi-Fi Networks. This means that if your device has Wi-Fi Calling enabled, it will only be used if the cellular coverage in your area is poor. If you are on an active call using VoLTE and the coverage does decline, the call will attempt to transfer from VoLTE to Wi-Fi when the device is connected to a strong Wi-Fi signal.
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