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  1. I've seen one or these here in southeast Denver/Aurora/cherry Creek area. And cellmapper citizens have found a few more that I've not yet been past, especially the tower next to the Aurora Mall. They are definitely busy here in Denver. https://photos.app.goo.gl/yoZYZCAB3FcRCgUSA
  2. A lot of people might care that they have a reliably fast upload. I just told you why I care. I never asked if YOU cared why I cared, I just simply told you. I would much prefer more evenly balanced traffic flow on B41. And TBH, Sprint isn't great for many people's needs, that's why they're bleeding customers. Merged, SprinTMO would actively be better than either by themselves, and quantitatively better than VZ/ATT in the majority of city metro areas. Quality of implementation is yet to be seen however.
  3. Well, as specified before, I do share photo and video with friends. A lot of the time, I explicitly take my phone out of my pocket to snap a few pictures then take a short, say 30 second video. That 30 second 1080p video at Default quality in OpenCamera, is nearly 70 megabytes in size. 4K? nearly 200. Photos that come out of it are also similarly large, due to my penchant for taking HDR. I tell OpenCamera to keep all 3 HDR stops as individual photos, because Google Photos then goes and makes a more artistic looking HDR image than the phone can; the phone's onboard HDR is more 'here is
  4. All that shows is their market coverage is lacking. What that overview doesn't show, is that _in-market_ coverage is...sporadic... Even in "good" sprint markets (those with good Clear buildouts) like Denver and Atlanta. Chicago seems to be their pride and joy; Sadly I've never been through Chicago when I've had a Sprint phone, so I can't directly compare. I could take some time on Cellmapper and review that market, and at some point come to a conclusion.. In Denver, some areas there's multiple sites within 1 mile of each other. In other areas, specifically greater suburbia, spacing
  5. Video. If I buy an unlimited plan, and I take 1080p video, perhaps I require it to be archived at Google while on the go, so that if I don't get to wifi "soon" i still can share the video with friends. I also take large amounts of photos on the go, and also like video would prefer to wait 1 minute for 50 pictures to sync, vs 10, or perhaps never at all if I'm in an area where uploads commonly max at half a megabit.
  6. Am I the only one who finds 11 megabits upload speed rather shameful, and that Sprint would be better with more timeslices given to the uplink? In fact, I've received 30 megabits upload before in good signal on a lightly used 10x10 LTE sector T-Mobile runs just north of me in Denver. I'm far happier with a "similar" download to upload speed, downloads > 10 megabits, vs having "extremely limited" upload capability of 0.1 megabits compared to 20+ download in low signal areas on Sprint. I've further found 5mhz E-CLR to have faster uplink than B41 in a lot of cases, and have had to
  7. Interesting. I thought that CoMP allowed different GCIs to CA. http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2015/0359028.html seems Nokia made a patent on this. https://csit.am/2017/Proceedings/TN/TNp1.pdf Perhaps Nokia's inter-eNB CA is required because of the inability to coordinate every frequency/sector within a single eNB in Nokia equipment. Ooh, just found a Samsung patent on similar: https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2014098520A1/en
  8. Firstly, I'll start by saying "Bloody ImageBB" and I forget what photos those were to repost them elsewhere. Secondly, it would appear around June 20 different Samsung 8x8 sites went from displaying 2.6GHz as a separate eNB from the legacy 1900/860 eNB, to combining all frequencies on the same number. Any ideas why? Just to make things less confusing? https://www.cellmapper.net/map?MCC=310&MNC=120&type=LTE&latitude=39.72439320486837&longitude=-104.86670570076001&zoom=17&showTowers=true&clusterEnabled=true&tilesEn
  9. This is the Xcel Energy's "Field Area Network" WiMax, at 3.65GHz. Yes, WiMax - LTE with its multiple layers of 'oldschool telephone stuff' was too complicated initially, and apparently Mimosa TD-LTE-in-a-box weren't cheap enough, so they went with a pure-IP simpler-to-implement WiMax network. If they're put _inside_ substations, Xcel owns them. Xcel even mentions the fact they want to put up a new tower inside of their substation as it is property they already own, in my linked Adams County document below. I've only ever seen commercial carrier antennas ontop of geogra
  10. Well I'll be. This made me re-try the highlight and quote.. And I seem to have totally missed the popup button that shows up right at the selection, and instead tried hitting the big "Quote" link and "+" button under the whole reply! Now we both have a faster way to quote!
  11. No, Chrome 66 desktop browser. I think the problem is my expectations of how a reply should be able to work. Often (most times) in a forum, if I highlight a piece of text, and then hit quote, it'll copy only that bit of text into the reply, vs the whole message. Or, if I have the full message to work with, I can then edit indents, etc. Hitting the full quote multiple times, then deleting the irrelevant bits in each section seems moderately unintuitive, but is still easier than my first attempt at using the " button and copying/pasting text manually, reorganizing the quote sections
  12. Lots of interesting stuff in the post above, and I don't feel like quoting it like I did before - can you perhaps let me know what steps you take to get the multiple "person said X time ago" thing ? My multiple quotes simply said "quote:" before : - ( I've gone and taken a few more photos of the tower, and twilight seems to work but I know there could be a better photo.. Maybe sometime. In looking at the tower very closely, I see a relatively low-gain e-band or perhaps even 60ghz backhaul dish, pointing due north. This seems to fit with me seeing 3 more MiniMacro eNB
  13. Inline quoting here.. Its method of action is rather unintuitive, but I may have it working... Very interesting! I didn't know that they even had the Nokia mini-macros deployed anywhere in Denver.. Samsung market and all, and me not keeping up on the latest news for the past .. 5 years or more.. So 4 ENB/GCI IDs but still only 3 cardinal directions the antennas point? Or are there actually 4 cardinal directions everything points? I'll have to look close to Mile High again. I didn't even know there was a 16port tri-band antenna style. I imagine its amazingly expensi
  14. Good to know! I actually was wondering what precisely was done with the towers I know were previously Clearwire. Thing is, with exception to some old Nextel locations, Clearwire seemed to be colocated with Sprint on most standalone macro towers and many building tops. I was under the impression that the Clearwire stuff went away, and we were left with the Samsung equipment that would provide all B41 sectors. Clearly I've not been keeping up! This tower in question definitely was a Sprint/Clearwire tower for ages; you can check out Street View history: https://goo.gl/maps/tD
  15. Not sure if this should go here, but I'm cellmappering in Denver and figure it probably should. I'm seeing sites that appear to have more than 3 sectors... At one point, I *think* I hit a total of 6 to 8 different eNB IDs surrounding Peoria and Colfax. Although, some sites may be further distant and I haven't pinpointed them yet. I know of precisely 1 tower just South of Colfax, nearest 14th and Peoria. Some, with the 1-million decimal range or FA hex range, seem to be Magic Boxes: 2558MHz frequency. Ringing true on 'using our wide spectrum to our advantage' or something like tha
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