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  1. Speaking to a customer service rep, they're saying it will be a gradual rollout to capable 5G devices, so the compatible S20s over the next 24 hours. That devices will slowly be provisioned.
  2. Same. Been checking every 10 minutes since midnight. Done everything. Checked for actual software updates, done multiple PRL and Profile updates, tried airplane mode, power cycling and manually selecting N71. Still no 5G as of 10:17 AM Central.
  3. I know once T-Mobile expands in my market, and they amp up their advertising. They're gonna suffer some major losses. And today with T-Mobile lifting the 5Mbps throttle for many. The first nail has been put in the coffin. US Cellular has been pricing along with Verizon since dropping their belief plans many years ago, an executive even got quoted on saying they only introduced unlimited cause Verizon did, and they weren't happy about it. They wiped the unlimited with a throttle after 150GB plan from their Wireless Home Internet offering. They can price lower on the monthly given they finance t
  4. After seeing some posts on Reddit, I too am experiencing full speeds on my Sprint devices, a Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G and a iPhone 11, both pulling over 60Mbps down, the S20+ took a few restarts before it began running at full speeds. Band 2 with CA on Band 71 in Centerville, IA.
  5. The T-Mobile site in Centerville, IA can't possibly be congested, it was a old 2G only iWireless site, no one around here had iWireless or T-Mobile, I doubt anyone has switched since the tower was upgraded in December. And the US Cellular site I'm on most of the time couldn't possibly be congested from what can't be more than 400 cell phones most of which are non smartphones. This area has a huge older population compared to the population total overall, many holding on to their old flip phones to avoid being forced to upgrade to a smartphone. Plus I got a US Cellular device that was pulling n
  6. The throttling isn't just on T-Mobile. It's on US Cellular as well. Typically a US Cellular phone will clock around 20Mbps, my Sprint phone limits too less than 3Mbps. Does the same on a brand new recently updated and retrofitted former iWireless tower in Centerville, IA, where I'm able to get around 25-30Mbps on a T-Mobile phone and less than 3Mbps on my Sprint one sitting right next too it. And in both cases my Sprint phone is newer, and more capable of faster speeds. So it wouldn't make since if it was the device. I also had the same limitation when I had Virgin Mobile Inner Circle, the sam
  7. Given the fact that Virgin has access to Extended Coverage ever since it's Inner Circle plan still now with it's current one at least according to customer service. Shouldn't Virgin be using PRL 55070 like it was with Inner Circle or is 7080 correct? I feel like there's an issue that isn't being paid attention too. Does PRL 7080 have the necessary stuff to make the device roam on Sprints extended partners.
  8. When Virgin Mobile introduced their Inner Circle plan they added Extended coverage giving them the same coverage as Sprint Postpaid. And a few months ago when Virgin did away with its Inner Circle plan and its iPhone only to the current plan lineup and devices I figured they'd backtrack on the roaming and go back to Sprint only. While they may not have updated their coverage map it would seem they are not allowing roaming as my LG Tribute Dynasty which is compatible with US Cellular roaming is being restricted and blocked post activation. Before hands free activation began I was able to go int
  9. I remember I was in a Kmart many years ago and the Verizon phone I had a basic flip roamed onto Sprint, I remember dialing 611 and getting Sprints customer service instead of Verizon, and the same thing happened a few months later in reverse, same place too. Pretty sure the Kmarts closed though... pretty sure they all be closing.
  10. I've dropped to 1X a lot which is weird as I've had multiple US Cellular devices and they never dropped to 1X, it takes a few tries of toggling airplane mode to return to LTE, and for almost 2 weeks about a month ago I had nothing but 1X with the occasional 3G, again regular US Cellular devices don't do that. So it has to be something with the roaming itself.
  11. Well I'm doing what I can to limit data usage on USCC but I can't limit voice or text as Virgin doesn't have wifi calling, yet. Hopefully they get it. But the ratio which I mentioned would be 20-30% on Sprint/Virgin and the rest on USCC though that changes in about 4-5 months to 100% on Sprint/Virgin as I'll be moving to Indianapolis which has Sprint coverage. Hopefully I can make it through till then without getting bumped off. Though most of my data usage has been from me running speed test while in a Sprint coverage area.
  12. So as the title suggest what I'll be discussing is Sprints Extended LTE coverage on Virgin Mobile which if you have their Inner Circle plan seems to be the same network coverage as regular Sprint postpaid a surprising difference when compared to Boost and regular Virgin Mobile android plans, and Sprint MVNOs. All of which are limited in their network roaming capabilities and exclude access to Sprints Extended LTE partners. So recently I posted on Reddit which I'll link in the case you want to read over that Virgin Mobile Inner Circle & Extended Coverage. So allow me to start, so about
  13. According to todays T-Mobile Earnings Call the T-Mobile roaming is LTE Data only and in the example given outside of Sprint coverage your device would use T-Mobile LTE for Data and Verizon for CDMA voice.
  14. Well it's been a while since I've roamed onto Sprint using a US Cellular device but I know with 100% certainty it won't roam on T-Mobile if it can locate US Cellular coverage, and T-Mobile won't roam on US Cellular if it can locate T-Mobile coverage.
  15. In the images you shared you can see Sprint is showing in the list of networks, your device isn't going to let you roam if it can pick up a signal with the home network. Your need to be in a situation where T-Mobile is the only carrier, except maybe AT&T or Verizon that shows up in the network search, and of course your device be updated to allow the roaming onto T-Mobile. While this roaming deal may be affective immediately it may take a little bit, not too long surely, for all capable devices to get the needed update to allow them to roam onto T-Mobile. If your picking up
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