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  1. And we're watching the sun set on Verizon's CDMA...

    And we're watching the sun set on Verizon's CDMA with equatorial rapidity. So, the writing was on the wall. Verizon and AT&T seem to be loathe to open their VoLTE to roamers and AFAICT the FCC isn't...
  2. Humm was sent to do one job: Unload T-Mo (US) and...

    Humm was sent to do one job: Unload T-Mo (US) and get that dog off DT's books. While he failed in his mission, the breakup fees he negotiated allowed T-Mo (US) to get a leg up and start to become...
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    I doubt it. Select Choice plans were out of reach...

    I doubt it. Select Choice plans were out of reach of the normal customer service reps. They couldn't even look at the Select Choice plan I had, except to replace it when we ported my wife over to get...
  4. The problem is that it looks like those...

    The problem is that it looks like those regulations changed over time, such that the two 850 MHz cellular carriers got preferential treatment. The best example I can think of is the site on top of...
  5. Parks are the ultimate NIMBYs. Park...

    Parks are the ultimate NIMBYs. Park administrations don't understand why an visitors would need cell phones much less why there should be multiple carriers in a park. After all, they don't have...
  6. What @jakeuten said. They may have opposed it...

    What @jakeuten said. They may have opposed it through proxies (e.g. CWA) but not directly, so far as I recall.

    They have quite a bit to go on their rural coverage but seem to have their hands...
  7. One item that may or may not be related is that...

    One item that may or may not be related is that T-Mobile has been buying up EBS licenses.
  8. Huge step backward.

    Huge step backward.
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    Well, I for one, drink Corona when I eat at...

    Well, I for one, drink Corona when I eat at Mexican restaurants and the restaurants were closed.
  10. Some carriers want to erect artificial barriers...

    Some carriers want to erect artificial barriers to roaming. The FCC requires every carrier permit voice roaming on their network by "compatible" carriers. The way carriers get around this is by...
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    Because if the subscriber (Bob) breaks down in...

    Because if the subscriber (Bob) breaks down in the middle of nowhere and can't call the road service with T-Mobile, when he gets home, Bob will become a subscriber of the duopoly. So, until...
  12. Some of these are indicators for a youth...

    Some of these are indicators for a youth demographic, which may also equate with lower income but it may just be lack of a credit history. I would add two other groups to T-Mobile's "demographic"L 1)...
  13. Thread: space mobile

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    My back-of-the-envelope calculation says they'll...

    My back-of-the-envelope calculation says they'll need to orbit at least 250, one-ton satellites to make it a go. Even then, you'll end up using a BlueTooth headset while holding the phone over your...
  14. What @bobdevnul says. It really is like picking a...

    What @bobdevnul says. It really is like picking a vehicle based on the glove compartment light.
  15. But most towers have been sold to tower companies...

    But most towers have been sold to tower companies and are not exclusive to the original carrier. The new owners will be happy to lease space to anyone with ready cash. Exceptions are cases where the...
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    Let's see Brazil has almost no 5G while South...

    Let's see Brazil has almost no 5G while South Korea was one of the first adopters of 5G. That proves it, 5G kills the corona virus. ;)
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    ROFL :lol: :silly:

    ROFL :lol: :silly:
  18. The reason I'd buy a 5G phone is to be somewhat...

    The reason I'd buy a 5G phone is to be somewhat more "future proof". My main carrier, T-Mobile, is very fond of chasing the newest shiny thing and has a history of depreciating last year's technology...
  19. Thread: space mobile

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    "The technology is highly proprietary, and...

    "The technology is highly proprietary, and exactly how it works cannot be disclosed."
    Balderdash. If they can't explain how it works, they'll never get a license to operate it.
    "No, our...
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    CellMapper doesn't show separate 5G bands but...

    CellMapper doesn't show separate 5G bands but they do purport to show band 41 LTE.

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    Makes sense to me. :drunk: 166420

    Makes sense to me. :drunk:
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    When you look at where T-Mobile is putting their...

    When you look at where T-Mobile is putting their efforts, rural coverage is really a tertiary priority. It's something they'll get around to once they've gotten the urban and suburban markets sorted...
  23. Yosemite is one notable exception where T-Mobile...

    Yosemite is one notable exception where T-Mobile managed to get access to build a couple of sites. In Yellowstone T-Mobile has to roam Union. At Grand Canyon T-Mobile roams Commnet. AT&T and Verizon...
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    When people stop demanding ever increasing speeds...

    When people stop demanding ever increasing speeds from their devices? As long as phone calls were the major product and they were metered, 2G could pretty well handle the load. Once the iPhone came...
  25. Depends on how it's configured.

    Depends on how it's configured.
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