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    My (Android) Blackberry KeyOne does this (I'm on...

    My (Android) Blackberry KeyOne does this (I'm on Verizon Wireless.) But I think it's by design...

    I've got one place I frequent where there's some conveniently located band 4 fringe. So I'm in...
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    In general the low bands (600-900mhz) bands like...

    In general the low bands (600-900mhz) bands like 5, 12, 13, 71, etc. will have fairly similar range. The 1700-2100 (band 2, band 4, etc.) and the PCS G-H will have similar range to each other. The...
  3. I doubt US Cellular or Verizon would put that...

    I doubt US Cellular or Verizon would put that many sites in, they already both have basically wall-to-wall coverage. That said, VZW in northeast Iowa at least has oddly positioned sites (it's not...
  4. Well, they probably aren't supposed to lie like...

    Well, they probably aren't supposed to lie like that. Although locally, Boost does have frequent ads with false advertising, claiming they are on a "fast" and "reliable" network while in fact...
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    I'm from Iowa City; locally, IWireless was big in...

    I'm from Iowa City; locally, IWireless was big in the prepaid market; $40 unlimited, and actually sold as small as a 3 day service for $5. Largely speaking they would follow T-Mobiles update...
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    Yeah I think that is exactly it; i'm pretty sure...

    Yeah I think that is exactly it; i'm pretty sure vzw cranks up band 13 (and it might make sense to do with other low band like band 5) to ensure coverage, while tuning their mid band (band 4 and 2)...
  7. Well, for example I recently went along highway...

    Well, for example I recently went along highway 151 from Iowa City to Madison. Iowa City has about 80,000 population (including the students), and has (in order of how often I see it) band 4, 13, 2,...
  8. Regarding 5G, I'd just like to point out... VZW...

    Regarding 5G, I'd just like to point out...
    VZW and T-Mo will likely be running very similar strategies. Their mmwave spectrum will be 5G only. The low and mid-band will largely be using dynamic...
  9. False, CDMA provided an easy upgrade path from...

    False, CDMA provided an easy upgrade path from analog, you turn off a block of analog channels and put a 1.25mhz CDMA channel in; the phones at the time would switch between analog and CDMA...
  10. Yeah, VZW's not in bad shape, they've got a fair...

    Yeah, VZW's not in bad shape, they've got a fair amount of spectrum and seem to manage it well in general. Some flunky at VZW pointed out they have had to densify enough in a lot of cities to have...
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    Naw, I've got band 13 but my phone will camp on...

    Naw, I've got band 13 but my phone will camp on band 4 as soon as it gets like -120 signal on it ("1 bar"), or occasionally band 2. A few others I've looked at (and a T1114V home phone with wifi)...
  12. Well AFAIK LTEira roaming not being throttled...

    Well AFAIK LTEira roaming not being throttled applies to both these plans, they probably cover 1/2 or maybe 2/3rds the roaming areas on the map.

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  13. I think it's highly likely use would be...

    I think it's highly likely use would be considered hotspot; it used to be the air cards etc. worked just the same as usb tethering (the one I had back in the day actually showed up in linux as a usb...
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    If you're seeing slowdowns on the phone it's...

    If you're seeing slowdowns on the phone it's probably congestion. VZW's stated 4G speeds are 5-12mbps, it's a bit jarring if you switch from 1 site getting like 80 mbps to one getting 5mbps or...
  15. Nah, the old $30 unlimited data was not throttled...

    Nah, the old $30 unlimited data was not throttled when roaming. I didn't roam that much, and almost all of it was US Cellular 1x roaming anyway... but, I did get some genuine 3G roaming that roamed...
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    I think it is true that T-Mo probably has an...

    I think it is true that T-Mo probably has an overall more modern network; a lot of the rural coverage they did nothing with the original EDGE coverage for years, entirely skipped 3G and then rolled...
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    There's some sort of standard, T-Mo will VoLTE...

    There's some sort of standard, T-Mo will VoLTE roam on US Cellular (they are a CDMA carrier otherwise), the Verizon coverage for their CDMAless devices shows some VoLTE roaming too. I thought AT&T...
  18. I'd rather have a signal strength bar on my...

    I'd rather have a signal strength bar on my phone, but it certainly makes more sense for it to show the strongest signal it's CA'ing with, and not just whatever band it happens to be camping on.
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  19. Thread: 5g???

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    I think the other reason is simply to be able to...

    I think the other reason is simply to be able to deploy 5G a bit earlier. From what I read, the 5G specs for actual data transport are finished, and interoperating with 4G controls, so this is what...
  20. Well, yeah, SW Wisconsin is virtually impossible...

    Well, yeah, SW Wisconsin is virtually impossible to cover. Those finger valleys are nuts, between USCC and VZW they've got giant towers on top of virtually every hill. But still... I've got VZW and...
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    Is there anywhere where roaming on Sprint would...

    Is there anywhere where roaming on Sprint would actually add to your coverage? Honestly Sprint's coverage area is pretty small. If yes, hopefully T-Mo would allow roaming on those areas; they'd...
  22. This S3 supports only band 4 and band 17. But...

    This S3 supports only band 4 and band 17. But band 17 (well, band 12) is AT&T's main band for range, and band 4 main for capacity. (Band 12 is a superset of band 17, but AT&T's "band 12" is really...
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    Yeah, technically right, CDMA was not going to be...

    Yeah, technically right, CDMA was not going to be shut down at end of year. But, when everyone but a few enterprise customers was going to be barred... well, I'm not going to correct someone who...
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    I thought they did have audio/video limits on...

    I thought they did have audio/video limits on current plans, if VZW's equipment recognizes the streaming site it (admittedly by adjusting speed) makes it so the sites autoselect will select 480p or...
  25. Might have changed now, but previously most of...

    Might have changed now, but previously most of AT&T's Iowa coverage was a string of coverage with mostly IWireless roaming... which was like 75% EDGE coverage still. T-Mo bought them though so this...
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