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    Phase 5 of 600 mhz rollout is complete- How soon should I start seeing Band 71

    Now that phase 5 of the 600mhz spectrum repacking is officially ended (9/6/2019), how soon should I expect to see Band 71 in my area? I've been watching and it hasn't happened yet. I live in the Raleigh/Durham, NC area.

    I know my iPhone XR can receive Band 71 because I've seen it do so in Eastern NC.
    Last edited by nealf_2000; 09-09-2019 at 11:15 AM. Reason: accidentally posted before I finished composing

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    Quote Originally Posted by nealf_2000 View Post
    Now that phase 5 of the 600mhz spectrum repacking is officially ended (9/6/2019), how soon should I expect to see Band 71 in my area? I've been watching and it hasn't happened yet. I live in the Raleigh/Durham, NC area.

    I know my iPhone XR can receive Band 71 because I've seen it do so in Eastern NC.
    First the TV stations have to relocate so that could take a little while be patient it was two years afterwards that band 71 started rolling out here and it's only 5 megahertz chunks

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    That's disappointing. This video lead me to believe the spectrum would be available to t-mobile starting this month.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nealf_2000 View Post
    Now that phase 5 of the 600mhz spectrum repacking is officially ended (9/6/2019), how soon should I expect to see Band 71 in my area? I've been watching and it hasn't happened yet. I live in the Raleigh/Durham, NC area.

    I know my iPhone XR can receive Band 71 because I've seen it do so in Eastern NC.
    That was the first year iPhone to support B71. If it's cleared should be fairly soon. They really want get it rolled out as soon as they can for sure in areas with no low band spectrum but, even areas with B12 are also seeing it

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    Quote Originally Posted by nealf_2000 View Post
    That's disappointing. This video lead me to believe the spectrum would be available to t-mobile starting this month.

    That map is also outdated because here in New Jersey it's being rolled out

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    Same here. WXXV-TV repacked from channel 48 back to 25 on the 6th and I've been checking my signal every day. We don't have band 12 around here.
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    Only Ch 44 has vacated their spectrum in Raleigh NC. From Rabbit Ears using FCC data on TV stations status on vacating their spectrum. Look for “ Off Ch” to see current status. Set link to Raleigh for you.

    1. click link below.
    2 Click “ Market “ find your city.
    3 Click “Go”

    https://www.rabbitears.info/repack38...lss=&status=MR

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRNewcomb View Post
    Same here. WXXV-TV repacked from channel 48 back to 25 on the 6th and I've been checking my signal every day. We don't have band 12 around here.
    We don't have any low-frequency bands in our market either. I might have to move over to AT&T.

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    From personal experience, it took them about a month to light up B71 in Philly after the airwaves were vacated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nealf_2000 View Post
    Now that phase 5 of the 600mhz spectrum repacking is officially ended (9/6/2019), how soon should I expect to see Band 71 in my area? I've been watching and it hasn't happened yet. I live in the Raleigh/Durham, NC area.

    I know my iPhone XR can receive Band 71 because I've seen it do so in Eastern NC.
    Actually phase 5 completion as extended to Sept 11 due to the hurricane. Also it could take weeks to months before you see band 71

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    Quote Originally Posted by L33 View Post
    From personal experience, it took them about a month to light up B71 in Philly after the airwaves were vacated.
    Well is it running on the 5 megahertz carrier

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    We just saw this, so hopefully it's close for Atlanta.

    https://www.wsbtv.com/news/channel-2...-how/979500911

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    I think The spectrum is available. I had ads on transition day from T Mobile announcing the channel change. The other night I was noticing full service in areas I hadn’t had it before. I tried field test mode it still referenced B66. I’m hoping we see it before the end of the year.

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    Does anyone know what phase covers west-central Alabama? From what I understand, we have a small number of sites broadcasting, but the power levels are low, at least that's what I read a while back.

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    Take a look on cellmapper.net. you can filter band 71. In NC looks like a site near Hillsborough

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