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About brockeb1

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    LG V30 - LG V20 - ZTE Axon 7
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    Rapid City, SD
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  1. brockeb1

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    That is correct. Disappearing about a year from now. Expect it sooner in most cases/places as they need the spectrum for LTE. https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/verizon-stops-activating-cdma-3g-devices-as-network-shutdown-looms Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
  2. brockeb1

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    That's a great question....however, a year from now 1x/CDMA will no longer exist on Verizon as they will be the first pure LTE network after they shut down 3G. Should make their current roaming agreements very interesting. Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
  3. brockeb1

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    UPDATE-Catron Blvd and Keystone sites completed. Not yet broadcasting Band 71. Assume Wall has been competed as well. Will check later this week. Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
  4. brockeb1

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    In Wyoming you have to have a Band 71 phone for certain as sites are Band 4 and Band 71. Going to be similar here soon if you want the BEST experience. Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
  5. brockeb1

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    Greetings everyone. Finally reporting from the Black Hills of South Dakota and Northern Wyoming. T-Mobile has done a rock solid job in Wyoming. All mapped on Cellmapper. Only hole is at Sundance, however, a site looks like it's coming there. This gives solid T-Mobile coverage on I-90 from the South Dakota/Wyoming border through Gillette and beyond. Will map sites beyond and across to Sheridan WY after the Sturgis motorcycle rally. In South Dakota, 600mhz is here. Black Hawk SD site was upgraded yesterday. Catron Blvd site is scheduled next-LIVE date is showing 22AUG18. Keystone and Wall are also scheduled for August. Expect many more to come. The Golden West tower in Sturgis that T-Mobile was using as a temp tower during the rally is being upgraded to a full suite permanent site. Band 2/4/12 like the other tower in Sturgis. Rapid City has been promised 4 new sites by EOY. I expect them sooner. Will advise when I know more. Things are hopping and Sprint is now in the mix as well. It's a great time for this area.
  6. Hello Robert. Getting to this post EXTREMELY LATE. Found a Golden West/Sprint permit back in June for the site on Skyline Drive. It's titled SPRINT PROJECT RURAL LICENSE PROTECTION. It shows 800mhz and 1900mhz going on that site. Also, if you have a phone with BAND 25/26 and you search Networks, Sprint is now showing up as an option. I applied for a SPRINT account but had to call in for additional info. They want me to come in with 2 forms of ID to prove my identity. Hmmm, a bit difficult. May head to Cheyenne as many T-Mo sites are not yet mapped. Will advise when I do and will do some tracking here. My other tracking is ramping up exponentially as they are finally fixing their mistake. Posting in other forum on that. Hope all is well. Take care.
  7. brockeb1

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    LTE B2/B4/B5/B12/B46/B66/B71 on the V30 and V30+ Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
  8. brockeb1

    Keep a Word, Drop a Word #6

    Dark matter
  9. brockeb1

    Keep a Word, Drop a Word #6

    Head Teacher Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
  10. brockeb1

    Keep a Word, Drop a Word #6

    Pumpkin Pie Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
  11. brockeb1

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    Yes, that is a HUGE problem on the Westside. I am actually going to take him to that VZW site on Skyline and the VZW site up behind AAMCO as those both would be PERFECT locations and would fill existing issues. I think that Skyline site would really cover the westside fairly well. I am also going to show him the highrise by the hospital and the site at Golden West off from Deadwood Ave as that is a weak area as well. I actually think they should strike a deal with the hospital and put the gear there. The hospital is currently in the middle of a 200 million dollar expansion and they may be able to strike a deal with equipment and providing service. I had a friend that worked there until recently, and he said they are unhappy with VZW and have potentially 700-800 lines to move. I talked to T-Mobile about it but we all agree, until the holes are fixed, it's a dead horse. Then we are off to the Hills. I am taking him everywhere and have advised that I would like a whole day so that we can make detailed notes. The engineering team isn't on the ground here and doesn't seem to understand topography for some reason. They seem to claim that west Rapid City should have excellent coverage..........cough, cough, cough....
  12. brockeb1

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    One more thing of note, all the TV Stations above channel 37 in the Rapid City SD BEA/PEA have been notified of the fact that they have to go lower on the dial to make way for 600mhz. The latest date for them to be moved is listed as the 16MAR18 to begin testing by T-Mobile. This will clear the way for 600mhz in the Black Hills area. I have already been advised that any further coverage in this area will be done using 600mhz, not 700mhz. This means that Lead/Deadwood, Spearfish, Whitewood and all new sites will have 600mhz on them and we should hopefully be seeing it fairly swiftly as T-Mobile tends to move quickly. Also, in Wyoming, the sites in and around Gillette, Wright, Newcastle are completed, however, channels in Sundance, Gillette, and Pringle all are in the process of moving before they can light anything up. First date on testing is 04FEB18 and the latest 16MAR18-Pringle station, so I should be getting a bit busy around here. This also explains the misfire on Gillette a couple of weeks back.
  13. brockeb1

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    Just checking in real quick. Site at Spring Creek is silent or VZW. Need to walk back to it, however, it's on private property and there are 2 houses not far away and visible from the site. Just need to get up enough guts and a bit warmer temps to do it. I do wear my T-Mobile gear when I am out tracking stuff, however, just in case somebody approaches. I will let you know what I find. On another note, the TPR here has been complaining about dead zones to T-Mobile and T-Mobile is finally listening. When the T-Mobile Sales and Ops manager for the TPR's is up here from Denver next month, I am going to drive him around Rapid City and the Black Hills so that he can actually see the weak/non-existent spots in this area. That is a plus and another reason why it's great to make friends with your local T-Mobile and let them know how much you really know about wireless. S8 Active looks like a great phone and, of course, the S9 and S9+ will both have BAND 71 active on it. I am certain we will also be seeing some more mid/lower range phones with Band 71 very soon.
  14. brockeb1

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    Now that you say that, yes, that is right. WOW. Tomorrow I am going to check the site at Spring Creek. Additional radio's got added to that rack recently so it looks like Band 12 and Band 4 at that site. No T-Mobile signal from there yet, but those radio's have been there about the same amount of time as Pactola. Another note is that they have been adding Band 4 to all the Band 12 only sites in western SD for the past couple of months. This install would line up with that and that site IS a microwave backhaul site. I will be most curious to see the results and will report in when I get them. Fingers crossed!! Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
  15. brockeb1

    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!! FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY, the tower at Pactola, SD is finally fired up. 700mhz only. You have to understand, radio's and base station have been there since at least November of 2016 or possibly even longer. They had a permit last March to do a microwave backhaul to that site and that's what I thought was taking so long. On a whim, I drove up there today and voila the tower is LIVE and NO microwave backhaul-must have ended up with fiber. Couldn't figure out why they would need microwave backhaul as Verizon, who's on that tower, has fiber backhaul to the site. Either way, it's running now. Also, they have added Band 4 to the site at Custer Peak and re-engineered the signal on that site so that I was able to get a signal from just south of the lake on hwy 385 all the way to Strawberry Hill, all on T-Mobile. There are some weak stretches, but strong enough to keep a call active. I still think they need to be at Merritt Rd and hwy 385 on that ATT pine tree. Would give them a much better signal on that middle portion where the other 2 towers cross each other. Hopefully, I will be more active in reporting as I have it on good authority that much more work is coming very soon in this area, including the west side of Rapid City, Spearfish, Lead/Deadwood, Whitewood and more. Stay tuned............... PS-mapped on both CellMapper and Sensorly
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