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    I'm going to assume you forgot the /s tag... ...

    I'm going to assume you forgot the /s tag...

    That said, if 20x20 can peak out at 300mbps per sector, and there are 2-4 sectors per tower, a 100 or 150mbps backhaul can become insufficient pretty...
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    Lol, David is such a red-herring. No offense to...

    Lol, David is such a red-herring. No offense to David at all, but he is 'self-taught' and only recently was hired by t-mobile (I believe in their community department - not network engineering)....
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    They're both "right". They're simply using...

    They're both "right". They're simply using servers in different locations to test from. With Ookla you can specify a server, and you get insight into the location of your server. With Rootmetrics,...
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    Sprint CHOSE to stick with microwave and T1's....

    Sprint CHOSE to stick with microwave and T1's. And let's not forget that T-Mobile already upgraded a vast majority of their sites to fractional fiber in 2011 - BEFORE the breakup fee. The geographic...
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    good point. Forgot about the whole data/voice...

    good point. Forgot about the whole data/voice disparity.
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    As others have mentioned, roaming onto ATT is...

    As others have mentioned, roaming onto ATT is very limited. T-Mobile has other GSM partners where the roaming is relatively seamless, but with ATT it's pretty clear that T-Mobile would prefer all...
  7. So a few things. There could be multiple factors...

    So a few things. There could be multiple factors at play. Can you verify that there's a UMTS->GSM handoff happening in that area, or is it just really low UMTS signal? Also, while GSM *should* have a...
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    yep exactly. There are a wide array of techniques...

    yep exactly. There are a wide array of techniques available for increasing capacity. DAS, picocells/microcells, cell-splits, etc.
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    The only reason we have two nationwide carriers...

    The only reason we have two nationwide carriers and two urban carriers (which are actually still nationwide, considering the "urban" carriers still cover over 93% of the population) is that thanks to...
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    I 100% agree. It's well known that the FCC is...

    I 100% agree. It's well known that the FCC is being lobbied by all 4 national networks on the topic of how to best handle the 600mhz auction. It's possible that these are all steps to prove the...
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    To acquire spectrum they might, however. In the...

    To acquire spectrum they might, however. In the 700mhz auction Verizon spent almost $10bil alone. ATT spent another $9bil. That was in 2008 valuations. Low-band spectrum valuations have only gone up...
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    I still 100% believe that the talks between...

    I still 100% believe that the talks between T-Mobile and Sprint have revolved around precisely this, and NOT an actual business merger.

    By joining together on the 600mhz spectrum auction and then...
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you're...

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you're full of it.
    Why? Because your response to people asking for further details on the circumstances surrounding your 47 calls to T-Mobile is to make...
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    Hey man. Cool story ya got there. You really...

    Hey man. Cool story ya got there. You really helped out with your detailed summary of why you've talked to T-Mobile 44 times, which handsets you're returning, etc. Thanks for that.
    So yeah, hope...
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    Verizon and ATT *ALREADY* have respect for...

    Verizon and ATT *ALREADY* have respect for T-Mobile. No respect for Sprint though.

    ATT thought T-Mobile was enough of a competitor to make a bid to buy them out purely to try to extinguish them...
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    Elaborate on what obstacles are unique to Sprint...

    Elaborate on what obstacles are unique to Sprint which T-Mobile hasn't overcome.

    From what I see, Sprint has more spectrum, more subscribers, and more benefits than T-Mobile has had. They could...
  17. Last I tried (which, admittedly, has been a...

    Last I tried (which, admittedly, has been a little while) - Android wifi calling will drop when you leave the wifi zone.
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    hence the "when deployed appropriately" There...

    hence the "when deployed appropriately" There aren't a lot of cities in the United States with the population density to support proper 2.6ghz usage, but for those cities, Sprint's 2.6ghz is a LOT of...
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    There's nothing wrong with 2.6ghz when deployed...

    There's nothing wrong with 2.6ghz when deployed appropriately. Sprint, however, is apparently inept at deploying a solid network.
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    Interesting note: According to the ITU, EDGE is a...

    Interesting note: According to the ITU, EDGE is a 3g technology.
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    They will, because they were never going to...

    They will, because they were never going to purchase T-Mobile in the first place.
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    I can 100% accept that if it weren't for the fact...

    I can 100% accept that if it weren't for the fact that the only Mobile enterprise in DT's inventory generating actual revenue is... TMUS. It's literally propping up DT's numbers company-wide....
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    T-Mobile was willing to sell to ATT when they...

    T-Mobile was willing to sell to ATT when they thought the terms were favorable. If the merger went through, their payout and exit from the US market would have been very clean. They could use the...
  24. Why get 300mb when you get get 2+GB through an...

    Why get 300mb when you get get 2+GB through an ATT MVNO?
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    Oh they do? Elaborate a bit on that. Which...

    Oh they do? Elaborate a bit on that. Which superior backhaul capabilities are you referring to?
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