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Thread: Curious what kind of things a Supercharged Uncarrier might do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEDIX1011 View Post
    T-Mobile needs to get more permanent generators installed at cell sites before promoting their service for emergency responders

    I speak from personal experience being an emergency responder during Hurricane Harvey in 2017

    While the closest TMO Site had a permanent back-up generator, another TMO Site providing the microwave backhaul did not, so no service until TMO brought a portable generator to that Site 3-4 days afterwards....

    The TMO site in question still does not have a permanent back-up Generator and provides Microwave backhaul to five other TMO sites, so whenever the power goes out on that site, 6 total TMO sites are taken out, even though some of those have permanent back-up generators
    What's your perspective on emergency response organizations switching to T-Mo if it doesn't cover the whole service area as well as other carriers because most callouts occur in urban and suburban areas? I think that would be unacceptably inappropriate.

    Otherwise, T-Mo deserves consideration if they have the coverage and operational reliability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobdevnul View Post
    What's your perspective on emergency response organizations switching to T-Mo if it doesn't cover the whole service area as well as other carriers because most callouts occur in urban and suburban areas? I think that would be unacceptably inappropriate.

    Otherwise, T-Mo deserves consideration if they have the coverage and operational reliability.
    I don't think most emergency response organizations would accept a measurable decrease in coverage area simply to save a few bucks. That said, there's a lot of organizations that would be perfectly fine with T-Mobile coverage. An urban or suburban municipality's fire department, for example, might be just fine (or even better) on T-Mobile, as their coverage area wouldn't go much outside of their municipality.

    Sure, large statewide organizations, especially those in states with a lot of rural area that T-Mobile doesn't cover as well at AT&T or Verizon, probably won't, and shouldn't, switch. But if T-Mobile can entice fund-stretched city and county emergency departments over with free plans that still have good coverage in their areas, it's a win-win all the way around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elecconnec View Post
    Well, if Verizon would consider using standards instead of hiding behind incompatible VoLTE schemes that might happen.

    Verizon is an 800-lb gorilla in wireless, and, at least until recently, T-Mobile was a mouse.

    If a gorilla and a mouse don't come to an agreement about something, it's almost always because of the gorilla!



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    AT&T was able to make it work with Verizon, so hopefully so will T-Mobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebiLee View Post
    AT&T was able to make it work with Verizon, so hopefully so will T-Mobile.
    Yes. The two 800-lb gorillas came to an interoperability agreement.

    Hopefully, T-Mo's merger with Sprint gives them a seat at the gorillas' table.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DebiLee View Post
    AT&T was able to make it work with Verizon, so hopefully so will T-Mobile.
    They also set up a company to build towers together. Sort of like a duopoly might.
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