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    They're both low band. Same reason we don't have...

    They're both low band. Same reason we don't have devices with 4x4 MIMO for low band. Can't fit so many large antennas to handle that.
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    So that leaves 5MHz for CDMA and 3G. Do you know...

    So that leaves 5MHz for CDMA and 3G. Do you know if both are still on or if they disabled 3G?
  3. Yes, satellite backhaul. It's rare, but T-Mobile...

    Yes, satellite backhaul. It's rare, but T-Mobile has been using satellite backhaul in some really rural areas until they can install fiber/microwave backhaul. I recall someone posting photos on...
  4. Funny, because that indoor one bar of HSPA issue...

    Funny, because that indoor one bar of HSPA issue (no usable service whatsoever) is the exact reason my family switched from Cricket to T-Mobile.

    It's easily fixable, though. In CA, AT&T has a ton...
  5. The problem is AT&T hasn't densified their...

    The problem is AT&T hasn't densified their network to the extent that Verizon/T-Mobile have over the past decade. They're just added some towers here and there to cover new developments. So in many...
  6. My guess is that the new antenna on the left is...

    My guess is that the new antenna on the left is for B2/4 and the new wide one on the right looks like 4x4/4x2 MIMO B12/71. Let's hope they can put enough backhaul to support all that spectrum.
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    They're not the carrier's preferred macro (due to...

    They're not the carrier's preferred macro (due to limited space), but we have a lot of them in surrounding cities. They go well in cities where gov/residents are strict about appearance. Fresno is...
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    Double check using Swappa to see if it's reported...

    Double check using Swappa to see if it's reported lost/stolen/unpaid/blocked:
    https://swappa.com/esn

    Those symptoms sound like it's blocked at the network level.
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    https://i.imgur.com/JZ0uECW.jpg Between Delano...

    https://i.imgur.com/JZ0uECW.jpg

    Between Delano and McFarland, California. iPhone 7. Makes me wonder what I'd get with 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM
  10. I googled that RRU and it seems they're using the...

    I googled that RRU and it seems they're using the same Ericsson RRU and RFS antenna combo in Connecticut in B71 adds. From last month:...
  11. That's great to hear. It reminds me that T-Mobile...

    That's great to hear. It reminds me that T-Mobile won 1st place in every single category on RootMetrics' report for Lancaster, PA for the first half of 2018....
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    That spectrum, from 2.5 to 2.7 GHz, it also used...

    That spectrum, from 2.5 to 2.7 GHz, it also used in the US but it's under band 41, which Sprint owns.

    The difference from B7 and B41 is that B7 is regular LTE that we're used to... half download...
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    Most towers used by carriers are owned by other...

    Most towers used by carriers are owned by other companies, like American Tower, Crown Castle, or SBA Communications (among others). Carriers then lease (rent) space on those towers to install their...
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    Before they merged with T-Mobile, they were a...

    Before they merged with T-Mobile, they were a CDMA/LTE carrier. After merging with T-Mobile, T-Mobile shut off their CDMA network and metroPCS is now a GSM/HSPA/LTE carrier (same network as T-Mobile).
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    Yeah, new towers take time. On the upside, most...

    Yeah, new towers take time. On the upside, most of the new coverage areas are in rural areas so opposition is low and they can co-locate on existing Verizon towers, but they still have to deal with...
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    Back when T-Mobile deployed LTE, they had a big...

    Back when T-Mobile deployed LTE, they had a big advantage with most of their 4G/HSPA+ towers already had fiber (or ethernet) backhaul. So no, any backhaul costs wouldn't be included in that $4...
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    The $420 million cost for Chicago was also just...

    The $420 million cost for Chicago was also just for the 700MHz spectrum purchased from Leap/AT&T, not for hardware/labor cost to deploy....
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    The numbers and stats you're quoting are...

    The numbers and stats you're quoting are regarding a spectrum purchase. T-Mobile paid Verizon $2.4 billion for B12 licenses covering 21 of the top 30 markets... word for word from the following...
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    It's from their latest How Mobile Works video...

    It's from their latest How Mobile Works video that came out almost a month ago. Source:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/tmobile/comments/8dtsq1/map_of_600_mhz_sites_to_be_deployed_by_year_end/

    There's...
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    It's not that big of a number when you consider...

    It's not that big of a number when you consider they have 60,000. That's only 1 out of 6 towers, and towers are always getting hardware upgrades, whether it's panel swaps for 4x4 MIMO, LTE band adds,...
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    To add to that, this will be 600MHz coverage by...

    To add to that, this will be 600MHz coverage by end of 2018. They're claiming 10,000+ sites, up from 1,000+ sites right now.
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    Is packet loss usually that high?

    Is packet loss usually that high?
  23. Concur. AT&T is pretty conservative about adding...

    Concur. AT&T is pretty conservative about adding towers. And trust me, they know your area needs help; all carriers have network monitoring systems that show where they have no capacity, dropped...
  24. That's pretty cool. I live in a rural California...

    That's pretty cool. I live in a rural California town and we got stores a little over a year ago (here and neighboring towns). They must be gaining customers because I've noticed them upgrading...
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    Do you happen to know the disadvantage to sector...

    Do you happen to know the disadvantage to sector splitting? I've always wondered why carriers don't split busy sectors automatically... which makes me think there must be a big disadvantage?
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