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tommym65 last won the day on September 13 2015

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  1. Cat-6 cable is thoroughly shielded and is designed to block interference even from 120/240V AC (e.g., fluorescent lighting). You will have no RF interference problems whatever.
  2. tommym65

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Dish = Charlie Ergen. Nope. I would change carriers instantly.
  3. If it was Comcast, go in to one of their Xfinity stores and talk to a customer service rep -- they will almost always roll back pricing.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Respectfully disagree. By hyping up the synergies of the merger, Sprint has basically said it doesn't have the resources to go it alone. This becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, simply because by saying it, Sprint will cause the analysts and financiers to believe it. The cat is out of the barn, or the horse is out of the bag, or something like that.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    If the merger is blocked, Sprint will almost certainly simply crash and burn. If the merger fails, it will take months, or years, for it to actually finally fail, and during that time, Masa-san and Softbank will not invest any money in capex, just like they haven't invested any since they bought Sprint in the first place. Internal funding and independent borrowing have been, and will continue to be, incapable of keeping Sprint competitive. No intelligent lender will risk loaning any money to the disintegrating shell of Sprint. Expansion will basically die and Sprint will wither. Data and phone service will deteriorate, and customers will leave in droves. By the time any viable corporation would be able to buy the leftovers, whether it be a cable company or some other company, Sprint would be so non-competitive that it might as well just turn itself off. So, one way or the other, the T-Mobile/Sprint merger will result in 3 mobile companies surviving: Either Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile/Sprint, or Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile alone. The actual fact of announcing the proposed merger has left no forward path for a stand-alone Sprint.
  6. No, with the public WiFi spectrum that you need for your business or home network.
  7. "For example, Sprint noted that it had recently received tribal review fee demands totaling $90,000 to review antenna modifications at six sites in Chicago." Could someone please explain if this means that Native American tribes, which have no legal presence in Illinois, are somehow holding up the approval process. Or, is this a mis-print? Very puzzled!
  8. tommym65

    Network Vision/LTE - Chicago Market

    The bottom 3 results were also at O'Hare H Concourse, on Thursday morning. Very impressive, especially since they were on my aging GS7. (The top 3 were in Las Vegas, but that's another story for another thread.)
  9. Charlie Ergen, Charlie Ergen, and Charlie Ergen: That would be the case against a merger. He nearly wrecked the Softbank acquisition of Sprint [not that the acquisition has been a total success], and has done or said nothing since that would lead anyone to believe that he would be any more cooperative today. He and Masa would probably get along badly, as both of them would insist on running the whole show.
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    Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge User Thread

    Does anyone know what it does???
  11. tommym65

    Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge User Thread

    Has anyone else noticed that, since the latest update, their GS7/GS7 Edge screen randomly "flashes", and then seems to revert back to what was on display 3 or 4 seconds before the "flash"?
  12. Is it really necessary to be insulting? Especially to a moderator? David is a "real" meteorologist, and also happens to have acquired a huge amount of knowledge about Sprint and the wireless telecom world in general. I don't know about anyone else, but I would be more tolerant of your opinions and posts if you would donate to S4GRU and then take some time to actually learn from some of the very informative Sponsor posts.
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    SignalCheck Beta Crew Forum

    Beta results after Mike fixed the band identification bug. On my GS7 Edge, summary of 718 sectors sighted between 6/10/2017 ~1:00PM CDT and 6/20/2017 ~830AM, between Crystal Lake, IL, and Fenton, MO (mostly rural areas in Illinois along US-20, I-39 and I-55; mostly suburban areas around St. Louis): Clearwire B41: 21 sectors Clearwire B41A2: 24 sectors Sprint B25: 140 sectors Sprint B25A2: 28 sectors Sprint B25A2 10x10: 28 sectors Sprint B26: 142 sectors Sprint B41: 121 sectors Sprint B41 MM: 4 sectors Sprint B41 MMA2: 4 sectors Sprint B41 SC: 3 sectors Sprint B41 TB: 7 sectors (What are these: They aren't in the glossary.) Sprint B41A2: 178 sectors Conclusion: The recent betas are doing a very good job of identifying bands.