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    Speeds are lousy in SoCal

    I guess I’m spoiled with T-Mo in Hawaii. We’re doing a SoCal/Arizona/NM road trip and while the coverage has been good so far except for inside Joshua Tree Natl Park, the speeds have been atrocious. My AT&T work phone hasn’t been much better so maybe it’s a congestion and backhaul issue. This is in Blythe:
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikkarma808 View Post
    I guess I’m spoiled with T-Mo in Hawaii. We’re doing a SoCal/Arizona/NM road trip and while the coverage has been good so far except for inside Joshua Tree Natl Park, the speeds have been atrocious. My AT&T work phone hasn’t been much better so maybe it’s a congestion and backhaul issue. This is in Blythe:
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    Haha dang that's sad....

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    That's Joshua Tree land. Cell phone service is not so hot in that area but the summer temps top 115F regularly. You'll likely never see 400 Mbps download speeds here but you might see a UFO.

    Enjoy your road trip man. Lay off the speed tests and relax.

    Some of those outlying areas haven't seen rain in 10 years.
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    I’d expect slow speeds in Joshua Tree but it was pretty much that way all the way to Blythe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @TheRealDanny View Post
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    That's Joshua Tree land. Cell phone service is not so hot in that area but the summer temps top 115F regularly. You'll likely never see 400 Mbps download speeds here but you might see a UFO.

    Enjoy your road trip man. Lay off the speed tests and relax.

    Some of those outlying areas haven't seen rain in 10 years.
    Ive never been out there but that picture looks awesome.

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    Seems better this morning so maybe there was just an issue yesterday.

    I have been impressed with the overall coverage. Even on some back roads we still had LTE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikkarma808 View Post
    Seems better this morning so maybe there was just an issue yesterday.

    I have been impressed with the overall coverage. Even on some back roads we still had LTE.
    Sounds like band 12 filled in nicely. Had a similar experience in Georgia. This gets me excited for 600mhz when it hits fully.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ram130 View Post
    Sounds like band 12 filled in nicely. Had a similar experience in Georgia. This gets me excited for 600mhz when it hits fully.


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    What parts of Georgia? There’s still a lot of holes once you venture off the freeways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgriffin7622 View Post
    What parts of Georgia? There’s still a lot of holes once you venture off the freeways.
    In South Jersey T-Mobile does have some holes that need serious improvements

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgriffin7622 View Post
    What parts of Georgia? There’s still a lot of holes once you venture off the freeways.
    Mostly Atlanta and Loganville. Traveled from there to Florida. Only had two instance of no service otherwise all LTE.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ram130 View Post
    Mostly Atlanta and Loganville. Traveled from there to Florida. Only had two instance of no service otherwise all LTE.


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    I live not far from there in Oxford. My son has a specialist we have to go see in Macon and traveling back roads to there is pretty brutal. What route did you use to go to FL? We are planning a trip to Destin in August and I’m really concerned about having service once we have to venture off the freeway.

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    Speeds are lousy in SoCal

    Quote Originally Posted by cgriffin7622 View Post
    I live not far from there in Oxford. My son has a specialist we have to go see in Macon and traveling back roads to there is pretty brutal. What route did you use to go to FL? We are planning a trip to Destin in August and I’m really concerned about having service once we have to venture off the freeway.
    We used the 75 to 95. I believe the route was similar to this


    I did notice in Loganville, and I guess, anything outside of Atlanta, band 12 was dominate. Which met low speeds mostly but at least we had coverage. From speaking with persons there they said metro PCS was better there two years before, so that explains it. Looks like t-mobile mostly converted the metro PCS towers and didn't add extra band 4 or anything. I mostly had 1-2 bars or -99 dBm. Either way I was impressed how well band 12 worked, you could tell they pushed it to the max, just data speeds sucked.

    On the trip data was flowing most of the way with a few areas after entering Florida being patchy. Just make sure your phone is fairly updated.


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    I live in those areas and just recently went to Jacksonville, coverage was fine there and on the way back. There was an accident on I-75 on the way back, and we were forced to take backroads from I want to say right before Macon all the way to Loganville.

    The coverage wasn't the best, but it was there.

    Oh yeah... that was a dope picture too Danny!!! Was that DSLR or Phone!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wide_opeN View Post
    I live in those areas and just recently went to Jacksonville, coverage was fine there and on the way back. There was an accident on I-75 on the way back, and we were forced to take backroads from I want to say right before Macon all the way to Loganville.

    The coverage wasn't the best, but it was there.

    Oh yeah... that was a dope picture too Danny!!! Was that DSLR or Phone!?
    That's crazy good. How about rural spots in Florida

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    Quote Originally Posted by obeythelaw View Post
    Ive never been out there but that picture looks awesome.
    If your in the area there, Go and see it and take pictures of it. Last time I was there if memory serves me was back in 1982 or early 1983 and I am about 3 to 4 hours away and need to go there and relive some good memories I had there when I was young. If you do get some photos of there PM me those of the area without any people or cars and such in the photos, just landscapes of the area will do. Thanks
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