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    Yup, my parents are using the 15GB (then...

    Yup, my parents are using the 15GB (then unlimited at 600kbps.) They still have a "landline", they switched from the (non VoLTE supporting) home phone connect to the T1114 home phone with LTE when...
  2. Yep, they don't have band 5 (850) but they have...

    Yep, they don't have band 5 (850) but they have band 13. In some areas they were formerly band 2 (1900 PCS) only, they would naturally started out by putting band 13 on the same sites. In some...
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    The few times I've seen anything like this on...

    The few times I've seen anything like this on VZW, it was always due to upgrades. In general, when they added additional 1x channels looong ago, when they added 3G, and when they initially installed...
  4. Part of this, ALL of T-Mobile's low-band...

    Part of this, ALL of T-Mobile's low-band equipment is new within the last like 2 or 3 years, they didn't have low band before that. AT&T and Verizon? I'm sure there's plenty of newer hardware, but...
  5. In distant past when Verizon purchased a carrier,...

    In distant past when Verizon purchased a carrier, they did let them keep their old plans. In some cases, with old "regional" plans (where you'd pay roaming outside some region) they didn't want to...
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    CDMA is not needed at all, for example my Dad's...

    CDMA is not needed at all, for example my Dad's LG Exalt LTE (VoLTE flip phone) is a GSM/UMTS/VoLTE phone and is fully functional both native and roaming; in fact Verizon has a "CDMAless provision"...
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    The way this used to work, in general, Verizon...

    The way this used to work, in general, Verizon splits the country up into like something like 5-8 regions; when Verizon Wireless formed from Bell Atlantic, Airtouch, and Primeco, some executives from...
  8. It'll be interesting to see what happens; I don't...

    It'll be interesting to see what happens; I don't think VZW are a bunch of dummies or that they like forgot to bid on spectrum. I think (whether they are right or not remains to be seen) they may be...
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    It'll be interesting to find out what the cause...

    It'll be interesting to find out what the cause is; my guess is something went utterly sideways integrating some Sprint gear into T-Mo's network, but I guess we won't know until it's back up (and...
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    I hit some US Cellular roaming in North Carolina....

    I hit some US Cellular roaming in North Carolina. A bit ironically I used to have the old unlimited where roaming was uncapped, but I'd get about 80-100kbps due to the roaming agreement with US...
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    I'm on "new" unlimited, you run like 8 or 9 lines...

    I'm on "new" unlimited, you run like 8 or 9 lines on there and the per-line price is pretty cheap since they're $20 a line :lol:

    In future, when I've got some 5G device, and they've got at least...
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    Effectively some of it is, Dish has the right to...

    Effectively some of it is, Dish has the right to purchase up to 20,000 decomissioned sites.

    My guess? Don't worry about it. I'd assume many sites have T-Mo and Sprint on the same site (pull...
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    Effectively some of it is, Dish has the right to...

    Effectively some of it is, Dish has the right to purchase up to 20,000 decomissioned sites.

    My guess? Don't worry about it. I'd assume many sites have T-Mo and Sprint on the same site, and on the...
  14. Any phone that's not very old supports VoLTE. ...

    Any phone that's not very old supports VoLTE. T-Mobile's 2G and 3G are all on band 2 and 4, so the traveller's phone only needs band 2 and 4 to approximately equal the coverage they'd be getting off...
  15. Yup. Pay per use text pricing used to be like 20...

    Yup. Pay per use text pricing used to be like 20 cents a message. I suppose if some "unlimited text" code is left off it still defaults to that :lol:
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    Phone-quality audio actually only requires less...

    Phone-quality audio actually only requires less than 0.1mbps, it's 0.07mbps or so; after all even surround sound 5.1-channel audio is like 0.3-0.4mbps. You've got plenty of speed.

    The problem...
  17. Yeah I'd expect 15GB full speed, 600kbps after...

    Yeah I'd expect 15GB full speed, 600kbps after that.. technically at 22GB (or whatever if it's different on your plan) it's 600kbps AND deprioritized, but typically the deprio speed wouldn't dip...
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    A few years ago IWireless bought billboards all...

    A few years ago IWireless bought billboards all over advertising their "4G network" (when they were upgrading the ~about 20% of their network then that was 3G to 14.4mbps HSPA :rolleyes: ..), saw one...
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    IWireless still had a good maybe 50% of their...

    IWireless still had a good maybe 50% of their network still 2G-only when T-Mobile bought them out last year :lol:.
  20. Yeah man back in the mid or so 1990s I got a DEC...

    Yeah man back in the mid or so 1990s I got a DEC VT100 (maybe a VT102?) terminal used for like $3. I had a PC with Linux upstairs, if I stayed up the IBM Model M keyboard I had on that computer was...
  21. I mean it's a bit of a marketing gimmick, but it...

    I mean it's a bit of a marketing gimmick, but it does look impressive in ads to already have a 5G network that's nearly (like 50-75% the size) of competitor's 4G networks. I think it'll be VERY...
  22. T-Mobile bought IWireless' system and (as far as...

    T-Mobile bought IWireless' system and (as far as I know), with no previous service in Iowa at all (except Des Moines market, which T-Mo sold to IWireless a few years before they bought out...
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    If you want to see how B71 compares to no low...

    If you want to see how B71 compares to no low band (i.e. coverage with only band 4 and 2) take a look at Iowa and pick the check box for having a band 71 phone or not. IWireless was band 2 and 4,...
  24. Not sure how great CellMapper is for finding...

    Not sure how great CellMapper is for finding rural buildouts. If you pull up Verizon Wireless or US Cellular (let alone T-Mo or Sprint) for Iowa, the coverage map in cellmapper really does not...
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    Oh, I didn't see this. The phones do use power...

    Oh, I didn't see this. The phones do use power control, if you're getting a nice AWS signal they'll be transmitting at very low power. Back when I had my Droid 2 Global (this was CDMA but still...)...
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