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  1. Technical Question here: Let’s say there is a new Network Vision style Sprint tower with new heads and base station. Can that be re-purposed into a T-Mobile tower via software updates to the radio heads and base station? Could the same approach be taken to add T-Mobile bands onto a Sprint site that it could transmit both Sprint and T-Mobile bands?
  2. Quite strange, but I just checked again and Rootmetrics processed all my data. Rootmetrics is working as you say. I wonder why it took 1-2 weeks to process all my tests? Very nice to see the results on the map. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Haven’t gotten Rootmetrics or OpenSignal to record my iPhone tests on the map. I guess I will just stick to to the iPhone engineering screen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    What model phone do you have? US phones generally do not have two SIM slots. Most people just pick a Network and stay on it. Some of the newer phones have eSim capability which allows the use of an electronic SIM and possibly two carriers. If your phone is android and you have a removable back cover you might be able to buy a dual Sim Adapter.
  5. Interesting info about dropping to B26 before a handoff. I will give it a try with the VPN disabled.
  6. Well I am going to give up on mapping with Rootmetrics and Open Signal. I wonder if they don’t publish results when a user has a VPN or is using Sprint VoLTE. No sense wasting a bunch of time on mapping a Network if the results don’t end up on the map.
  7. I think I see some of my issues. I have Sprint VoLTE/Calling Plus enabled. A couple times Rootmetrics reported I am using Wi-Fi. I think to get proper readings I may need to disable VoLTE.
  8. If you are driving about 45 mph how do you make sure the Rootmetrics APP is Harvesting Data? Do you need to run continuous tests or just have Map View open? Also what is the average processing time for the data?
  9. I wishthere was an IOS version of Cellmapper, but I will try Rootmetrics and maybe Open Signal.
  10. Whoa! That’s good to know. Won’t waste my time mapping with Sensorly then. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hello, anyone else not seeing their map results show up on the Sensorly maps? Is it because I am using the iPhone App? I keep Sensorly open and Map the same trip over and over again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Back on Sprint after a 4 year absence and am happy to see Shentel taking over Lancaster County. My local store rep said there will be 26 new towers in Lancaster County by year end. Having Tri-band sites and VoLTE really make a difference.
  13. I guess I can't argue with the map. There are some towers that are not yet upgraded. But as you drive through you will pull in LTE but depending where you stop you will lose it again. It just needs to be a bit denser and available at Walmart. Plus there's a large swath south of Route 23 that has a void of towers and barely supports 3G. It is kept alive by periphery towers.Truly there is no lack of 3G towers they are just not dense enough and need LTE. I think they would make a great candidate for SMR800. Sent from my LGLS991 using Tapatalk
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