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  1. So I’m going from the iPhone 7+ to the iPhone 12 Pro under legacy Sprint. When I get my new phone will it show T-mobile in the upper part of the screen and prefer T-mobile’s networks?
  2. Any 5G updates in the San Diego market?
  3. Disregard my post above, that link is from April 30, 2019. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I wonder if the info in the link has something to do with that you're talking about? https://www.sprint.com/en/support/account/oma-slot.html Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. For me it’s like I’ve come full circle. I had T-mobile from 2006-2009 which was a flip phone (possibly a Samsung)l flip phone). In 2008 I went to a different work location and T-mobile service was dreadful at my work location (so bad only way I could send a text was putting it in drawer texting at a very awkward angle). So I ended up switching to Sprint in late 2009, getting Sprint’s Everything Data 1500 plan and went with the BlackBerry Curve 8330, which I would consider my first smartphone. Only issue with the Curve was that the trackball would wear out easily and pop out. But this was at the time when Dan Hesse was CEO and you could upgrade your phone after just one year and decided to get the HTC Evo 4G (WiMAX version). Not gonna lie it was frustrating that Sprint could never get around to watching WiMAX in the San Diego area, but 3G speeds were satisfactory. But I remember how fast when I traveled to Chicago and New York City when I was able to connect to WiMAX in those two cities & how speedy WiMAX was about (8–10Mbps download) compared to 3G. Unlimited data was a big deal to me back then since I had a Slingbox to watch tv on the go. Then in 2012, I ended up upgrading to the Samsung Galaxy S3, Sprint had basically waved the white flag around this time on WiMAX and had to start from scratch and build their own LTE network. It was around this time I joined S4GRU, and followed the Network Vision-San Diego market thread and remember how exciting it was to first get a crumb of LTE on I-5 by La Jolla Village Drive nearby the Mormon Temple. Probably within a year or 2 after that crumb of LTE, LTE became widespread. Then in 2014, I ended up getting the Samsung Galaxy 5, and then in 2016, I thought I was going to have the Samsung phone that would last me more than 2 years which was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which I upgraded in August of 2016. This particular phone at the time had the best smartphone camera at that time I’ve personally ever had which took photos in less than ideal conditions. Sure enough 4 weeks later, the exploding battery issue came to fruition (fortunately something I did not personally experience) and in November of that year, I swallowed some pride and gulp, went with the iPhone 7 Plus which I still have nearly 3 years later. For me anyways with all the struggles Sprint had and there were some here and there but they were satisfactory and will be bummed to see them go. Here is the attached photo I took with my Samsung Note 7 which blew my mind. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Plus I’d imagine television and radio stations would probably paying commercial and or industrial rates on electricity which on a per kilowatt hour rate would be cheaper than residential kilowatt hour rate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Can confirm that my iPhone 7+ is not only roams on T-mobile, but I do believe this week at least in the San Diego market, T-mobile has lifted the 5 Mbps data throttle. The grocery store I normally go to would typically go to 3G once entering the store and now I received about 4 bars of service with download speeds of 48 Mbps, upload speeds of 10 Mbps, & a ping time of 43ms. I did a field test and saw I was on Band 4. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I'm pretty sure you won't get charged an overage & you'll get throttled speeds. What I don't know is does one get throttled only if the tower is congested or does one get throttled no matter the status of the tower? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Were you able to get the additional 20 gigs at no extra charge ontop of your normal 50 gigs due to COVID-19? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Can confirm that the T-mobile speed throttle has been lifted in the San Diego market, specifically in Carlsbad, California. Previously my phone would drop down to 3G inside the grocery store I usually go to, but then I noticed 4 or 5 bars of LTE. So I did a field test on my iPhone 7+ and it showed Band 4. Previously data was unusable inside the grocery store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Looks like T-mobile has removed the 5 Mbps throttle on roaming. It showed up as native Sprint coverage inside the only Ralphs grocery store inside the City of Carlsbad. When I did the field test on my iPhone 7+ it showed up as Band 4. Previously I when I would walk inside this particular grocery store it would go down to 3G. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Just tell them you want the 50GB hot spot. Also Sprint during this time during this Coronavirus situation is adding an additional 20GB ontop of the normal hotspot. https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/11/06/sprint-ups-mobile-hotspot-limits-50-gb-launches-faster-4-g-network/1898490002/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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