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    T-Mobile is introducing Magenta First Responder

    https://www.t-mobile.com/news/magenta-first-responder


    What’s the news:
    T-Mobile is launching Magenta First Responder, the best discount in wireless for first responders and their families, with 50% off family lines. It’s the same great industry-moving discount that T-Mobile gave to military, veterans and their families last year


    Who it’s for:
    The millions of state and local police, fire and EMS personnel, their families ... and everyone who counts on them to be connected.
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    That’ll be interesting seeing as they can’t even handle scheduled power outages.


    https://www.t-mobile.com/news/prepar...-in-california

    FirstNet is a much better solution, due to solutions like “redundant perpetual backup power”


    https://urgentcomm.com/collections/a...-backup-power/

    Verizon is also very good about having generators at their sites.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeuten View Post
    That’ll be interesting seeing as they can’t even handle scheduled power outages.


    https://www.t-mobile.com/news/prepar...-in-california

    FirstNet is a much better solution, due to solutions like “redundant perpetual backup power”


    https://urgentcomm.com/collections/a...-backup-power/

    Verizon is also very good about having generators at their sites.


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    Good point. Wonder how the Sprint network is going during the outage? Same as TMO or better like the other 2?

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    I think it's a good starting point but will need to be tweaked. More backup power and maybe priority when they have more spectrum available to support it.
    Last edited by themanhimself; 10-29-2019 at 01:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeuten View Post
    That’ll be interesting seeing as they can’t even handle scheduled power outages.


    https://www.t-mobile.com/news/prepar...-in-california

    FirstNet is a much better solution, due to solutions like “redundant perpetual backup power”


    https://urgentcomm.com/collections/a...-backup-power/

    Verizon is also very good about having generators at their sites.


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    I think tmobiles backup capabilities will continue to get better over time
    Last edited by themanhimself; 10-29-2019 at 09:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeuten View Post
    That’ll be interesting seeing as they can’t even handle scheduled power outages.


    https://www.t-mobile.com/news/prepar...-in-california

    FirstNet is a much better solution, due to solutions like “redundant perpetual backup power”


    https://urgentcomm.com/collections/a...-backup-power/

    Verizon is also very good about having generators at their sites.


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    That is a concern of mine! I recently switched to take advantage of T-Mobile’s iPhone promo. I knew I’d take a loss in coverage. I know from my experience in the past T-Mobile would go down when the power did.

    Last year, we were without power for 2 and a half days, AT&T never missed a beat. I’ll be curious to see how T-Mobile does. If things get go too bad I might just bite the bullet and switch back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim-of-NC View Post
    That is a concern of mine! I recently switched to take advantage of T-Mobile’s iPhone promo. I knew I’d take a loss in coverage. I know from my experience in the past T-Mobile would go down when the power did.

    Last year, we were without power for 2 and a half days, AT&T never missed a beat. I’ll be curious to see how T-Mobile does. If things get go too bad I might just bite the bullet and switch back.


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    T-Mobile is adding generators all the time. They still need more but are expanding in that area
    Last edited by anthonyjones; 10-29-2019 at 09:47 PM.

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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sfc...t-14464734.php

    Backup power options “are not effective for mitigating the disruption to wireless communications when our facilities are damaged by fire,” AT&T told the FCC.

    Verizon said some of its sites in California don’t have backup generators due to zoning and other restrictions, so the company will use portable generators that can be refueled.
    “The Internet wasn’t meant to be metered in bits and bytes, so it’s insane that wireless companies are still making you buy it this way. The rate plan is dead — it’s a fossil from a time when wireless was metered by every call or text.” John Legere 1/5/2017

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    We lose power all the time due to wind and severe storms and T-Mobile goes down after about an hour or so...

    I’m sticking with Southern LINC for my main phone who maintains 7 days of backup power and 2 backhaul paths at almost every site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeuten View Post
    That’ll be interesting seeing as they can’t even handle scheduled power outages.


    https://www.t-mobile.com/news/prepar...-in-california

    FirstNet is a much better solution, due to solutions like “redundant perpetual backup power”


    https://urgentcomm.com/collections/a...-backup-power/

    Verizon is also very good about having generators at their sites.


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    AT&T's network performed very well here during our outages, I was impressed.

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    Was T-Mobile really bad? They need to work on backup power and they seem to be slowly but surely
    Quote Originally Posted by ilvla2 View Post
    AT&T's network performed very well here during our outages, I was impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur101 View Post
    Was T-Mobile really bad? They need to work on backup power and they seem to be slowly but surely
    The first outage we had in October, they were dead in Redwood Valley, I mean the second the power went off, so did their network, my dad has Consumer Cellular, and his SIM is attached to T-Mobile. However, the second outage, which lasted from Saturday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon, their network stayed up the entire time, I'm guessing they brought in some generators, but I hope they're permanent, you're right, T-Mobile has been really behind AT&T, Verizon and USCC here on power backup.

    On Consumer Cellular, I was surprised his phone didn't switch over to another network, my AT&T phone actually switched over to USCC LTE a few, brief times, and I could use it, too, I was surprised! I'm not sure whether the lack of switching on my dad's phone was a Consumer Cellular issue, or a TMO one. I'm going see if they'll send him an AT&T based SIM, then we won't have to worry next time. We have Vonage for our home phone, which was useless due to Comcast also being out, so during that first outage, I had the only working phone in the house.

    On AT&T, it really hopped around the bands, a lot more than usual, which makes sense due to what I can only imagine was a huge strain on their network, going back and forth often between Band's 2, 4, 12, 14 and 30 (no Band 5 here with them, VZ and USCC own that here).

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    Quote Originally Posted by @TheRealDanny View Post
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sfc...t-14464734.php

    Backup power options “are not effective for mitigating the disruption to wireless communications when our facilities are damaged by fire,” AT&T told the FCC.
    Well, duh, AT&T lol They are 100% effective, though, during psps events, barring the site being destroyed by a fire, if there is one.

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    Only Sprint is worse than AT&T in Miami, FTL and Palm Beach. Rootmetrics has made T-Mobile #1 with the best score. Another reason I fired AT&T years ago for their pathetic overpriced service and arrogant customers service.
    https://www.rootmetrics.com/en-US/ro...ami-fl/2019/2H

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    Quote Originally Posted by shilohcane View Post
    Only Sprint is worse than AT&T in Miami, FTL and Palm Beach. Rootmetrics has made T-Mobile #1 with the best score. Another reason I fired AT&T years ago for their pathetic overpriced service and arrogant customers service.
    https://www.rootmetrics.com/en-US/ro...ami-fl/2019/2H
    Dude, have you seen how close att is to Verizon and T-Mobile with the score? Its not far off and definitely not enough to brag about while bashing att.

    We get it you hate att and love T-Mobile. That is fine but when you use root make sure to look at the facts instead of just opinion

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