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  1. Anybody else having data issues in the Mayfield Heights area today?  I'm having troubles getting any data connection currently.  And with SCP running, I can see my phone is bouncing around from B41 to B26 a lot.  I usually get a solid B41 connection where I am currently.

  2. 5 hours ago, Paynefanbro said:

    I would switch to Altice Mobile right now if it weren't for the fact that they don't cover most of the destinations that I travel to regularly and I'd probably lose RCS. Otherwise I'd switch in a heartbeat for unlimited access to both Sprint and AT&T's networks for $20/month since I am an Optimum customer. I wonder if they'll add more international destinations soon.

    Another thing worth noting is that they claim that they're not deprioritized compared to regular postpaid Sprint or AT&T customers like most MVNOs are because of the agreements they signed with both carriers.

    Yeah, they have an interesting plan.  Unfortunately, I'm not in one of their service areas.

  3. 9 minutes ago, greenbastard said:

    I'm going to miss CDMA whenever it sunsets. 1xRTT is a very reliable voice airlink that provides high reliability and coverage. I don't think any technology will ever come close to matching the robustness that CDMA offered us.

    I've never had good voice quality on CDMA.  With every CDMA phone i've had, voice calls have been a little muffled and/or choppy.

    VoLTE has not been choppy.  But it is still muffled, if it's not HD.

  4. 27 minutes ago, RAvirani said:

    A SNR of 0 indicates a 1:1 ratio between signal power and noise power. Anytime there is more background noise than signal, the SNR is negative.

    Negative SNRs are very common in areas of high congestion/usage. LTE can be and often is usable with a SNR below 0, although it isn't going to be a stellar experience. By comparison, CDMA does a lot better than LTE below the noise floor (relatively, of course). 

    Good to know, thx.

  5. 1 hour ago, Brad The Beast said:

    It's meh. SNR usually sits in the negatives. RSRQ is usually -30dB or worse. I've been reporting it for over a year. I've had tickets put in. 

    Two 5x5 carriers. They do have downlink intraband CA enabled so it's 10x5. 

    iPhone XS which has the shoddy Intel XMM7560. Cellular does randomly disconnect but it doesn't do it enough for me to replace it.  

    I didn't know SNR could go negative.

  6. 1 hour ago, nexgencpu said:

    I think Nokia finally worked out the kinks..

    I believe it was all a lack of 4x4 rank 4 on the LTE side that was causing the hold up of 5G for them..


    Those are great 5G speeds!  Why can't they have those speeds in all their 5G markets?!

  7. 13 hours ago, Paynefanbro said:

    Sprint put a small cell about half of a block away from my house. It's a relay small cell with one carrier. Speeds are about 40-50Mbps and pings of about 70ms. It's in a spot where Band 41 would go down to about 1 or 2 bars without it.

    They need to put more small cells in my area.  :-)

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