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  1. By soon, you mean Friday with the release of the new iPhone? Wasn't that how the first bit of downlink CA was brought live? I think it was back with the iPhone 6 or 6s
  2. After several "technical difficulty" popups sending me back a step or two, I managed to get an order placed at 7:14am...with an October 11-18 delivery 🙃 so much for Priority Status. Here's to hoping that date drops as it gets closer to release date
  3. Carriers not doing deals this year?
  4. After digging through https://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/ I think it is safe to say that the new modem inside each of the 11 models is this: https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/xmm-7660-brief.pdf
  5. They've gone back and put the old antennas up, and it worked for like a day. They are still there, but it's back to a non-useable data area again. The signal is fine, which makes it worse because I have about a 5 mile stretch of my drive to and from work where I can't even stream apple music. I know two site managers for this area so I'll reach out to them if it's not fixed by end of next week.
  6. I'm curious what the threshold is before throttling kicks in. Just saw the vague line about heavy data users could experience decreased speeds. This would be awesome for family in East Texas that currently use ATT service. Is it really just $30 per line for those that don't already have a service through them?
  7. Air 6468 model is being replaced by 6488 to prepare for 5G
  8. There's a clearwire conversion site that was recently performed along my drive to and from work. I first noticed the huge deadzone where I would drop down to 3G and finally noticed the crew on the tower. It's been about 2 weeks since they've been out there, and I'm still having service issues. My phone shows full B41 signal strength, but the data is unusable. I have attached two screenshots from Field Test Mode and did some digging. The first screenshot is while connected to my magic box at work and it shows MCC 310 and MNC 120 which registers as Sprint. The screenshot while parked outside on the newly upgraded tower shows MCC 311 and MNC 940...which doesn't exist on https://www.mcc-mnc.com/ There is a listing for Sprint at MCC 311 and MNC 490 however. Could it be that a simple dyslexic switch of the value 490 with 940 has resulted in a dead tower?
  9. Could it help with the lower levels of the nearby buildings that may not get much signal from surrounding rooftop mounts? Wonder if anyone is going to complain about radiation having it so close to the street
  10. I'm guessing they have sprint signal that is not weak enough to trigger roaming, but not strong enough to use
  11. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/07/apple-acquires-intels-5g-smartphone-modem-business-for-1-billion/ Deal should be completed in 4th quarter. I hope Apple can make the chips better and ultimately reduce cost due to in house production (I know it's a pipe dream)
  12. What's holding up TDD/FDD aggregation anyways? Is it the use of equipment from multiple vendors? Ericsson seems to have been able to achieve the feat back in 2015 using Qualcomm chips. (LINK) Is Sprint trying to avoid any negative PR from showing vendor or device favoritism? It looks like HPUE was just a failed attempt to mimic the extended range of combining 2.5 downlink and 1900 uplink
  13. Going to the release that's linked in the article, you'll find this quote: "The new standalone 5G NR software can be installed on existing Ericsson Radio System hardware." Clicking the link of "Ericsson Radio System" and going about 3/4 of the way down you'll find mention of some antenna models. Sprint is currently using AIR 6468 antennas with the updated AIR 6488 antennas replacing those. Only using those models will there be a software switched upgrade
  14. To all the people crying about VoLTE availability on certain existing phones and trying to relate that with the requirement for VoLTE being turned on for access to 5G need to realize that none of the devices they are crying about will ever see 5G and none of the 5G devices will have to "wait" for VoLTE to be accessible in settings. Two unrelated things. As for VoLTE not being nationwide, neither is the current deployment of 5G
  15. last word in the first row (from my desktop view) of the quote you made....LTE 😅
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