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  1. https://rootmetrics.com/en-US/content/att-early-2020-performance-review Although this is primarily about AT&T, there are some nuggets about where Sprint stood pre-merger.
  2. I anticipate doing annual upgrades for the three lines of ours with iPhone 11 Pro's to the 5G iPhone when it comes out this Fall. I'm hoping that Apple doesn't increase prices any further as Samsung has done. I guess we'll see whether that upgrade is processed through Sprint's or T-Mobile's systems.
  3. https://www.cnet.com/news/former-t-mobile-ceo-john-legere-leaves-board-weeks-earlier-than-expected/ Legere left the Board earlier than expected. Wonder what he'll do next.
  4. Nice video! Many people are working hard to keep us connected and move the network integration process forward.
  5. Oh I definitely agree it's possible. I think T-Mobile wants to wind down the Sprint brand as quickly as possible. At this point, keeping the Sprint brand/assets afloat eats into the synergies and cost savings that it wanted to realize through the merger. 8/2 comes to I think ~120 days from 4/1.... That timeframe sure fits into a Powerpoint strategy deck nicely.
  6. We'll see if there's any corroboration of or further clarification to this...
  7. Is there an option to do a "differential upgrade" to the S20+ and cover the incremental cost over the base S20?
  8. Dish named the first vendor for its 5G build: https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/dish-network-names-mavenir-as-first-vendor-for-its-5g-network-build Think they'll be able to do it?
  9. When do you think T-Mobile will address the Sprint spectrum on the network? Was this underground coverage system even designed with 5G upgradability in mind?
  10. The length of time that it actually took for the merger may be a reason that things are moving so quickly. https://www.fiercewireless.com/operators/t-mobile-launches-2-5-ghz-philadelphia-tees-up-nyc-for-entire-layer-cake Perhaps this is applicable to VoLTE going live as well.
  11. DC has certainly grown, and Sprint's network wasn't keeping up in a number of areas across the City. Some of this was probably due to limited capex, but I think it was also further limited because Sprint was waiting on the merger as well.
  12. That sure is a good deal for all that stuff. We're on Unlimited Freedom with Sprint. I had no idea that T-Mobile was congested here. Sprint has congestion issues in certain spots, and it's clear that's where the capex ran out because they have great performance in areas you'd expect to see congestion. I imagine network integration with Sprint won't be long from now. I don't have a 5G device so I can't tell if 5G made it down there. Knowing WMATA, I'm not sure it did. However, I imagine T-Mobile/Verizon/AT&T would want to upgrade it to 5G at some point.
  13. Haha. Yup. It wouldn't be WMATA if it wasn't some kind of mess. I've lived through this history here as well, but at least they're now going to finally finish it. Perhaps with all the metro service cutbacks they've been able to do additional work on it. I've never noticed the brown cabinets before, but I'll look for them next time I ride. What does "CWS" stand for? I've had a good experience with the Sprint service in the stations in the past. So the Sprint devices are now roaming on T-Mobile in the stations? That must have been because you didn't have Sprint coverage for some reason. Would technicians simply have to make configuration changes to the neutral host cabinets/backend to combine the T-Mobile/Sprint network bands onto the New T-Mobile network?
  14. CNET has a great article which summarizes the device offers for those with "legacy" Sprint 5G devices and its plan to shutdown the nine existing Sprint 5G markets and refarm/redeploy the spectrum on T-Mobile: https://www.cnet.com/news/t-mobile-to-redeploy-sprints-midband-5g-spectrum-in-new-york-in-may/
  15. I imagine every Sprint asset/network is getting a review as for how it can fold into the T-Mobile network. I'm also curious what will happen with the network build in the Washington Metro that's being supported by all four carriers. I'm not sure if the carriers were each installing equipment specific to their network, or if it was neutral host/shared equipment. https://www.wmata.com/about/news/Wireless-service-now-available-in-all-Green-line-tunnels.cfm (December 6, 2019) The last update before that was in May 2019: https://www.wmata.com/about/news/Metro-wireless-service-available-in-two-thirds-of-tunnels.cfm Perhaps we'll have an update on their progress next month. If it is separate equipment for T-Mobile/Sprint, I wonder how that will be integrated and consolidated for the New T-Mobile? How would that work?
  16. Although it's heavily redacted, you can get a sense what's going on...
  17. True. But it can if the competition is no longer sustainable.
  18. No I don't. The reason I make this point is that the combined entities/networks of T-Mobile/Sprint provides huge economies of scale and synergy efficiencies to compete agains regional carriers like U.S. Cellular. T-Mobile's 600 MHz spectrum combined with Sprints 2.5 GHz, plus the new cost advantages of building it out won't leave much room for regional carriers to compete in my opinion as the new combined network expands across the nation. Aside from whether or not that's a good thing, I believe it could happen.
  19. ....yet. I just don't see a place in the market for U.S. Cellular going forward. Maybe there's something I'm missing here, but I just don't see it.
  20. U.S. Cellular to the rescue? 😎 https://www.uscellular.com/coverage-map Maybe they're willing to sell....
  21. See this newly updated landing page: https://www.sprint.com/en/landings/nationwide5g.html Instructions on how to update your S20 5G devices as well as FAQ's.
  22. The Merger "promise" was that you could keep your Sprint plan/pricing for 3 years. (5 years in the case of CA I believe), so I don't think you'll need to yet. I think the article is referring to T-Mobile as speaking on behalf of Sprint. These offers will likely come from T-Mobile through Sprint, via an email from Mike Sievert (Just like that "Welcome" email he sent out recently over Sprint's email system.) Just my theory on it.
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