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Thread: Sprint customers will be roaming on T-Mobile soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRNewcomb View Post
    Around Sacramento, it's native coverage or no coverage. USCC's California coverage is north of Sacramento.
    Yea I think they cover an area in or near Mendocino county.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @TheRealDanny View Post
    Yea I think they cover an area in or near Mendocino county.
    Pretty much all of California, north of Sacramento.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRNewcomb View Post
    Pretty much all of California, north of Sacramento.
    USC mostly only covers the US 101 corridor above Santa Rosa and some areas in the far northeast. It is going to be spotty on US 101 no matter which carrier. Sprint coverage may be as good as TMO in some of these areas. The hatched areas on the maps are roaming. The star is my general location.

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    This is where USCC has 850 MHz licenses in California. They have other low-band (600 & 700) licensed down to just north of Chico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRNewcomb View Post
    This is where USCC has 850 MHz licenses in California. They have other low-band (600 & 700) licensed down to just north of Chico.
    There is a difference in having licensed spectrum, and actually using it. T-Mobile has licenses for B12 and B71 in NorCal, but uses very little of it. Makes their coverage pretty bad in many of the outlying areas. A surprising thing is T-Mo has not activated 5G in most of NorCal, even in the Bay Area. A large area around Reno has it. ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by loboheeler View Post
    There is a difference in having licensed spectrum, and actually using it.
    It's a little difficult to provide native service where you don't have a license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRNewcomb View Post
    It's a little difficult to provide native service where you don't have a license.
    T-Mobile has licenses for B12 and B71 in much of NorCal but not using it presently. What are Sprint users going to roam on, which is the subject of this thread? I don't think relying on USC is a good option. TMO better retain B41 LTE for those users, and not steal it away just for 5G. Should keep B25 available too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loboheeler View Post
    T-Mobile has licenses for B12 and B71 in much of NorCal but not using it presently. What are Sprint users going to roam on, which is the subject of this thread? I don't think relying on USC is a good option. TMO better retain B41 LTE for those users, and not steal it away just for 5G. Should keep B25 available too.
    Band 25 is just an additional PCS block.. there's no reason to *not* keep it available, and T-Mobile will most likely do a 50/50 split on 2.4GHz to start, and as more 5G devices come online, eventually move *all* of 2.4GHz to 5G.

    with T-Mobile having a substantial B71 licence, I am willing to bet once they get sprint's network plan sorted out, you will see a better rural push from them using mostly existing sites built by AT&T/Verizon early on, since they do not own most of them anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loboheeler View Post
    No, Sprint customers will not be actually T-Mobile customers until the infrastructure, accounting, etc. changes have been made. More like the Sprint division of T-Mobile until then. They were talking 2-3 years for all this. Good thing there will be a delay, because many Sprint phones will have to be replaced to be T-Mobile compatible. The claim is 80% are compatible now, but I think that is BS.
    The merger is complete , I’m now a T-Mobile customer since I’m roaming on T-Mobile towers freely and at the same low sprint price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrp Alert View Post
    California Public Utilities meeting is April 16. Your timeline is off by a little bit.


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    Merger is done, I’m already enjoying service on all T-Mobile towers and LTE bands

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    In my local area I have a decent Sprint signal, and maybe one bar indoors of T-mobile, outside T-mobile works fine less than a mile down the road in almost every direction. There is a big T-mobile hole in southern Hillsdale county Michigan Go 10 miles southwest and Sprint has a hole. There is a perfectly placed Sprint tower 4 miles north of the Ohio Line just off US-127 that will fill the T-mobile hole nicely when converted. I ported from Magenta to Yellow last night with a new S20. With the merger, I almost feel guilty taking the $100 port gift card.... My home internet, and iPhone are Fast Band 2 ATT LTE from a extra tall former Centennial tower 6 miles down the road at the highest point between the Ohio Turnpike and home, So at home my Sprint WiFi calling is actually using ATT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lisaco1 View Post
    Merger is done, I’m already enjoying service on all T-Mobile towers and LTE bands
    How do you know what you are running on? Details please for everybody's benefit. Not everybody is as sophisticated as some here, nor do they have have the latest phones that are more capable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loboheeler View Post
    How do you know what you are running on? Details please for everybody's benefit. Not everybody is as sophisticated as some here, nor do they have have the latest phones that are more capable.
    iPhone test mode *3001#12345#*
    Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...check&hl=en_US

    Google it from there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrp Alert View Post
    iPhone test mode *3001#12345#*
    Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...check&hl=en_US
    Very familiar with Android signal apps, including SignalCheck Pro. You are only going to see whatever tower you are on at a given point, and only from the carrier your SIM card is designated for. Maybe different if roaming, but us MVNO customers usually don't have that capability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneemeister View Post
    ......There is a perfectly placed Sprint tower 4 miles north of the Ohio Line just off US-127 that will fill the T-mobile hole nicely when converted. ......
    Don't count your chickens.... I've seen T-Mobile do some pretty bone-headed things over the years.

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