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    Misconfigured Tower?

    Friday night, I came across what appeared to be a super fast tower in my area. I stopped and did some speed tests and all of them were around 300Mbps. I noticed there were two very long panels attached to the side of an office building and they were facing east, towards me.

    Checked two apps to see what band my S10+ was connected to and each reported a different band. LTE Discovery said I was connected to band 4 while Network Cell Info said I was on band 66. Notice the test says no provider.

    Normally, T-Mobile is so badly congested in my area that I barely get 1.5Mpbs at 5PM when I can get 160Mbps at 3AM and it's only getting worse here in Denver.

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    Band 66 is an extension of band 4

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    I think the site was just misconfigured. Last night it was back to normal at 2.8Mbps. T-Mobile is very slow in Denver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hexonxonx View Post
    I think the site was just misconfigured. Last night it was back to normal at 2.8Mbps. T-Mobile is very slow in Denver.
    Sometimes the app is just making and educated guess regarding the bands.
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    Last Month in Houston
    I had two TMO phones
    iPhone 6S Plus
    iPhone 8 Plus

    During the daytime busy times I noticed the 8 was much faster than the 6S Plus

    Field test revealed the 8 Plus was on Band 66, while the 6S Plus was on Band 4

    The 8 Plus was hauling *** speed wise compared to the 6S Plus

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRNewcomb View Post
    Sometimes the app is just making and educated guess regarding the bands.
    I was mostly talking about the speeds. I have never seen 300Mbps on any carrier and I sure don't think it was even accurate. This was at 11PM. At about 12:30AM, the speeds were much slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEDIX1011 View Post
    Last Month in Houston
    I had two TMO phones
    iPhone 6S Plus
    iPhone 8 Plus

    During the daytime busy times I noticed the 8 was much faster than the 6S Plus

    Field test revealed the 8 Plus was on Band 66, while the 6S Plus was on Band 4

    The 8 Plus was hauling *** speed wise compared to the 6S Plus
    Maybe because the 8 Plus is a newer phone that supports band 66 and more technology plus a better CPU.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ram130 View Post
    Maybe because the 8 Plus is a newer phone that supports band 66 and more technology plus a better CPU.


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    You're most likely correct in more than one regard. iPhone 6S supports only LTE CAT 6 - max 2channel carrier aggregation (not even sure which channels - but no band 12). At best, you'd have band 4 and 2.

    iPhone 8 supports 4 channel carrier aggregation. I have hit almost 300Mbps on AT&T here in SoCal. You could have band 4 (66), 2, 12 and 71. Most likely 4 (66), 2 and 12. I have hit +250Mbps on those 3 bands here in SoCal. where I have 20x20 band 4, 10x10 band 2 and 5x5 band 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEDIX1011 View Post
    Last Month in Houston
    I had two TMO phones
    iPhone 6S Plus
    iPhone 8 Plus

    During the daytime busy times I noticed the 8 was much faster than the 6S Plus

    Field test revealed the 8 Plus was on Band 66, while the 6S Plus was on Band 4

    The 8 Plus was hauling *** speed wise compared to the 6S Plus
    While T-Mobile does have a single 5x5 block of AWS-3 in Houston, the speed difference may have more to do with the fact that the iPhone 8 has 3-way CA while the 6s has 2-way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formercanuck View Post
    You're most likely correct in more than one regard. iPhone 6S supports only LTE CAT 6 - max 2channel carrier aggregation (not even sure which channels - but no band 12). At best, you'd have band 4 and 2.
    The iPhone 6S Plus does have Band 12

    The iPhone 6 Plus does not

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    You're right... Im thinking the 6+ (had one)

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