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  1. "Sprint users will be able to tap into T-Mobile's 4G LTE network today without having to do anything on their phone, with Sievert noting that the company is using roaming for LTE to "immediately add both coverage and capacity" for Sprint customers. " How is that different than what's already been in place?
  2. Q: Do Sprint customers need to do anything? A: For now, all customers will stay with the same Sprint and T-Mobile network, stores, and service they’ve been using. Q: Will customers need to switch devices today? A: ...For now, customers will use two distinct networks, Sprint and T-Mobile. Not seeing any Day 0 network sharing outside of the roaming agreement
  3. I started using Cellmapper a few months ago. I found and confirmed a ton of towers and added a lot of polygons. Then the OTA update came down after SprinT-Mobile won their court case and all of our phones switched from MCC-MNC 310-120 to 312-530. Now I'm having to start all over again 😠. Then we have April 1 rapidly approaching.
  4. Band 41 penetration into the terminals is essentially nonexistent and Band 25 performance is poor as the signal is weak. Wi-Fi is pretty good but that doesn't help much when you're boarded and waiting to take off. I haven't been at DTW in the last month or so thus I can't say how the DAS system performs but I hope it covers all 3 terminals.
  5. I was pretty sure carrier aggregation was never indicated by SCP at all and you have to go into engineering screens to determine that. The superscript in SCP only indicates carrier number and nothing whatsoever about C/A.
  6. I don't disagree but this time SCP pulled a CGI and provider before losing signal entirely. I will note that I no longer see VZW CDMA roaming in this area anymore (no man's land between Fenton, Holly and Highland).
  7. This popped up in the middle of nowhere between Fenton and Howell as I was in and out of Band 26. Very brief encounter.
  8. I've found Band 26 in Hartland, rural Fenton, Commerce Twp, Walled Lake area, Novi/Farmington Hills area, White Lake area. I don't have all of the sites identified yet. Haven't seen any B26 in Holly, Highland, Brighton, Howell, Frankenmuth, Birch Run areas. Not saying it isn't active, just haven't seen it yet. 800MHz is starting to spread like wildfire the last handful of weeks.
  9. Yep, on the backside of the outlets. In the shadow of sparsely placed Sprint sites in Howell and quite a way out from the Fowlerville site. I dropped the Band 4 roaming as soon as I snapped that screen shot. I did a little research after I posted earlier and found that Sprint has at least some minimal LTE roaming with AT&T (which I am not up to speed on at the least). Maybe that's who I was roaming on?
  10. I was traveling some tonight and I've been using SCP more lately to see how prevalent Band 26 is becoming in SE Mich. There is a slight LTE dead spot on I-96 just west of M-59 in Howell. I don't have many details on the following screen shot other than I looked down briefly, noticed the SCP screen, said "what the hell?" and snapped a screen shot. Who was I roaming on?
  11. Seeing Band 26/1X 800 from White Lake Twp, Hartland, and rural Fenton towers within the past week.
  12. Only a nerd would see the real story here. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155247251102559&id=83040292558
  13. "Promised"? Wow, even I don't have that kind of pull with Sprint. How did you manage that?
  14. And just for fun and out of scope for this topic, here's some screenshots of Rogers Wireless LTE in Windsor before I was off into HSPA+ land.
  15. I was a handful of miles into Windsor this morning and was wondering why my phone hadn't kicked over to Rogers. I was surprised to see I was still on Sprint. In the past, my phone immediately kicked over once I emerged on the Canadian side of the tunnel. There was a brief flicker of Sprint Band 25 LTE but it dropped before I could snap a screenshot.
  16. Tonight at Comerica Park. Engineering screen shows EARFCN 41176 which isn't uncommon in this area but Sector 09 is new to me. Is this DAS at the Park?
  17. Yeah, we know. It's called the Canadian IBEZ and it's been around for a while. This comes off as borderline trollish.
  18. Goodrich isn't too bad for LTE coverage as there are a couple sites out that way including a boomer on an old AT&T Long Lines tower. But LTE coverage can be spotty in that corner of the county as site placement is not dense at all. It's interesting to watch on Signal Check to see your phone jump from tower to tower as it tries to find the strongest signal out that way.
  19. Any reason why you can't just click/touch on the pic to see it larger and clearer versus trying to look at the smaller, blurry preview thumbnail?
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