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    Yes, I hope the bankruptcy reorganization helps...

    Yes, I hope the bankruptcy reorganization helps them. They are planning to bring Fiber to my area so looking forward to that.
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    Verizon CBRS auction failure

    Windstream is setting up customers in some areas with wireless internet. WISPS (wireless ISP) are popular in rural areas. They use towers to broadcast WiFi over long distances to subscribers. It...
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    Poll: Neat! Like the pin drop with more bass. (Glad...

    Neat! Like the pin drop with more bass.
    (Glad Direct Connect helped avoid the Nuclear Meltdown while they clarified the Sandwich vocabulary.)


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    Poll: Also wondering if there was some Nextel worked in...

    Also wondering if there was some Nextel worked in there. Also thought of some of the old ReadyLink alert tones.


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    Poll: If this is a nod to Sprint or the Sprint merger,...

    If this is a nod to Sprint or the Sprint merger, which I think it is, what exactly was Sprintís sound? There are lots of phone boot sounds and chimes on YouTube. Then there is the pin drop tones....
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    It was a long time ago, but I do remember trying...

    It was a long time ago, but I do remember trying to get an extended battery for the Thunderbolt. Also LTE wasnít in my area yet when I had the Thunderbolt.


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    I had a Thunderbolt and all I remember was either...

    I had a Thunderbolt and all I remember was either 3G or 4g LTE. I donít believe there was an intermediate step.

    (On neat thing about the Thunderbolt was it had two antenna systems so you could do...
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    Thanks guys for addressing with doubts. I thought...

    Thanks guys for addressing with doubts. I thought no Iíve got a clearer picture of the need for CBRS spectrum.


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  9. FCC Wants Carriers to Prove Their Coverage Claims, T-Mobile and AT&T Say Itís Too Much

    Yep, was thinking of the old days when Verizon advertised the drive tested their network. More so I was thinking about all the free drive testing people like you and me provide when we run Ookla...
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    I just donít understand the excitement over these...

    I just donít understand the excitement over these high frequency cellular bands.

    Sprint tried to build a network on 1900mhz and signal barely reached and now their 2.5mhz is being used by...
  11. I agree with the comments about letting the...

    I agree with the comments about letting the Carriers do the mapping via their network technology. They know where good signal is and where calls drop based on their tower equipment.

    The FCC could...
  12. Any of these are MMWAVE sites? Thanks [emoji24]

    Also which of these is a road, a street sign, a bus, a bicycle or a mountain...for the Captcha image verification that is.

    I wonder what the record is for the most Antennas on a monopole.

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    Farewell to Sprint

    Just a bit on Sprintís technology. In the early 2000ís they had the fastest mobile internet, it was called Power Vision, EVDO or 3G speeds while other carriers were doing Edge and 1xRtt. They also...
  14. Wow itís a bit difficult to see Carrier...

    Wow itís a bit difficult to see Carrier Aggregation on an iPhone but will check again.


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  15. Verizon says to expect a lot of noise about 5G in the 2nd half of 2020

    Ahh...I see and that will be DSS. The way it jumps around from Band 13 to Band 66 to Band 5 makes me feel like I am on DSS already. I doubted VoLTE and that works great now. Maybe DSS will be the...
  16. Back on Verizon again and it seems a bit...

    Back on Verizon again and it seems a bit different perhaps due to COVID. Is Verizon re-arranging Bands and capacity just to temporarily make things work? Things seemed so much better when we had Band...
  17. Thanks. It is good to know that is normal...

    Thanks. It is good to know that is normal behavior.I wonder what causes it. It seems like something important need to happen like assigning a home area or setting up call routing or some other thing...
  18. Freshly Activated Phones have Super High Pings and Slow Speeds till Tech Support does something?

    Has anyone recently activated with Verizon? I am hearing reports that from power-on to first use the ping times are very high and speeds are very slow.Tech Support resets something and then all is...
  19. What is the Normal Verizon Band-switching logic? Band 5 13 66

    Fake signal bars are bad like some carriers do.

    Yep, as you said VZW band management is working great. As soon as you need capacity you get the bars and speeds you need. The phone switches bands...
  20. Thanks guys. This information is very helpful....

    Thanks guys. This information is very helpful. Just wondering if itís In Verizonís interest to show 1 bar as the phone hangs on 4/66. The reality is there is potentially much better signal available...
  21. Here is what CA Status says in field test mode: ...

    Here is what CA Status says in field test mode:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200717/7cbabb7c500b07fd5d7dfc264853e2d1.png


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  22. What is the Normal Verizon Band-switching logic? Band 5 13 66

    And I am back from Sprint to Verizon just before the next unCarrier announcement.

    By all appearances Verizon likes to park me Band 66 at my house, put me on 13 when I am in the basement and switch...
  23. Do existing Customers get iPhone 12 Deals? Or is it just new customers?

    So it is usually something like buy 1 iPhone get $700 off of a second one or get an iPhone 12 for free, etc...

    I understand that adding a line will always get these deals, but can an existing...
  24. Do existing Customers get iPhone 12 Deals? Or is it just new customers?

    I know when the new iPhones are released there are a lot of deals. Are they just for new customers or for existing customers as well?
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    Yes it was the business version of the five lines...

    Yes it was the business version of the five lines for $100 where you got your third fourth and fifth lines for free.


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