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    Effectively some of it is, Dish has the right to...

    Effectively some of it is, Dish has the right to purchase up to 20,000 decomissioned sites.

    My guess? Don't worry about it. I'd assume many sites have T-Mo and Sprint on the same site (pull...
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    Effectively some of it is, Dish has the right to...

    Effectively some of it is, Dish has the right to purchase up to 20,000 decomissioned sites.

    My guess? Don't worry about it. I'd assume many sites have T-Mo and Sprint on the same site, and on the...
  3. Any phone that's not very old supports VoLTE. ...

    Any phone that's not very old supports VoLTE. T-Mobile's 2G and 3G are all on band 2 and 4, so the traveller's phone only needs band 2 and 4 to approximately equal the coverage they'd be getting off...
  4. Yup. Pay per use text pricing used to be like 20...

    Yup. Pay per use text pricing used to be like 20 cents a message. I suppose if some "unlimited text" code is left off it still defaults to that :lol:
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    Phone-quality audio actually only requires less...

    Phone-quality audio actually only requires less than 0.1mbps, it's 0.07mbps or so; after all even surround sound 5.1-channel audio is like 0.3-0.4mbps. You've got plenty of speed.

    The problem...
  6. Yeah I'd expect 15GB full speed, 600kbps after...

    Yeah I'd expect 15GB full speed, 600kbps after that.. technically at 22GB (or whatever if it's different on your plan) it's 600kbps AND deprioritized, but typically the deprio speed wouldn't dip...
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    A few years ago IWireless bought billboards all...

    A few years ago IWireless bought billboards all over advertising their "4G network" (when they were upgrading the ~about 20% of their network then that was 3G to 14.4mbps HSPA :rolleyes: ..), saw one...
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    IWireless still had a good maybe 50% of their...

    IWireless still had a good maybe 50% of their network still 2G-only when T-Mobile bought them out last year :lol:.
  9. Yeah man back in the mid or so 1990s I got a DEC...

    Yeah man back in the mid or so 1990s I got a DEC VT100 (maybe a VT102?) terminal used for like $3. I had a PC with Linux upstairs, if I stayed up the IBM Model M keyboard I had on that computer was...
  10. I mean it's a bit of a marketing gimmick, but it...

    I mean it's a bit of a marketing gimmick, but it does look impressive in ads to already have a 5G network that's nearly (like 50-75% the size) of competitor's 4G networks. I think it'll be VERY...
  11. T-Mobile bought IWireless' system and (as far as...

    T-Mobile bought IWireless' system and (as far as I know), with no previous service in Iowa at all (except Des Moines market, which T-Mo sold to IWireless a few years before they bought out...
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    If you want to see how B71 compares to no low...

    If you want to see how B71 compares to no low band (i.e. coverage with only band 4 and 2) take a look at Iowa and pick the check box for having a band 71 phone or not. IWireless was band 2 and 4,...
  13. Not sure how great CellMapper is for finding...

    Not sure how great CellMapper is for finding rural buildouts. If you pull up Verizon Wireless or US Cellular (let alone T-Mo or Sprint) for Iowa, the coverage map in cellmapper really does not...
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    Oh, I didn't see this. The phones do use power...

    Oh, I didn't see this. The phones do use power control, if you're getting a nice AWS signal they'll be transmitting at very low power. Back when I had my Droid 2 Global (this was CDMA but still...)...
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    AWS, VZW and T-Mo own different chunks within a...

    AWS, VZW and T-Mo own different chunks within a given band (if they both have some in a license area) but for phone compatibility purposes it's the same band and (for LTE) is compatible. These...
  16. Band 2 is PCS bands A-F, band 25 is PCS blocks...

    Band 2 is PCS bands A-F, band 25 is PCS blocks A-G (G is an extra 5mhz block Sprint received.) LTE has a setup called MFBI (Multi Frequency Band Indicator) so the chunk of LTE in band 2 can also say...
  17. What they all said ---^ about locks. In terms...

    What they all said ---^ about locks.

    In terms of actual compatibility, per Google the "North America" 3a actually supports a few more LTE bands than the Verizon one (14 and 71 being important for...
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    it's not just Dish, a whole slew of companies...

    it's not just Dish, a whole slew of companies that are sitting on (mainly) AWS3, AWS4, and various 600 and 700mhz licenses, all have been transferred over to AT&T, VZW, and possibly others to...
  19. I mean, it's possible; 4x4MIMO, 256-QAM, you'd...

    I mean, it's possible; 4x4MIMO, 256-QAM, you'd need 30mhz of spectrum to hit 600mbps. 2x20mhz would do it; you'd have to be pretty near the site though.
  20. It really is hit-or-miss; I've got the KeyOne...

    It really is hit-or-miss; I've got the KeyOne (BBB100-3), which is the "Verizon" model and apparently has working vowifi (on T-Mo etc.) but not Verizon (VoLTE on the other hand is rock solid on it.)....
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    The UE already supports (per Google) LTE band 2,...

    The UE already supports (per Google) LTE band 2, 4, 5, 12/17, 29, and 30 that AT&T use; it's only missing band 14 (FirstNet) and 66 (extended AWS, extends out band 4 a bit.) I'm not sure a Nighthawk...
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    Part of the deal does give Dish says T-Mo will...

    Part of the deal does give Dish says T-Mo will give access to at least 20,000 cell sites, effectively ones where the Sprint (more likely) or T-Mo hardware is decomissioned, Dish gets access to that...
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    I do think Dish should get one last chance to use...

    I do think Dish should get one last chance to use their licenses, after all the licenses they were buying before were largely downstream only and not actually usable for anything*, whereas now LTE...
  24. I hadn't even thought of that, but you're right.....

    I hadn't even thought of that, but you're right.. many if not all of the "CDMA+LTE" android phones also have GSM/HSPA support, they may not have to replace much at all right away.


    The "even less...
  25. One thing worth noting here, Verizon's coverage...

    One thing worth noting here, Verizon's coverage maps for "CDMAless" devices are pretty different from the regular one. As far as I can tell, the current map for CDMA+LTE devices more or less uses...
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