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    Coverage?

    If I decided to give the connect plan a go. Would you all say they’re coverage has gotten better in years almost as much as att/Verizon? I have my dads place in VT where the reception is very so so but when I looked at the map it showed LTE partner coverage but in pink lines tho. Is that indicating I’ll get ok coverage?

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    Remember that coverage differs from state to state, county to county, city to city and neighborhood to neighborhood. It matters where you live and it is hard to predict through a internet forum like this one.

    Your best bet is to speak with people who live and use their phones in the same area. The online maps are merely a theoretical prediction and not necessarily an accurate representation of actual coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serial Port View Post
    Remember that coverage differs from state to state, county to county, city to city and neighborhood to neighborhood. It matters where you live and it is hard to predict through a internet forum like this one.

    Your best bet is to speak with people who live and use their phones in the same area. The online maps are merely a theoretical prediction and not necessarily an accurate representation of actual coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by punisherbv View Post
    If I decided to give the connect plan a go. Would you all say they’re coverage has gotten better in years almost as much as att/Verizon? I have my dads place in VT where the reception is very so so but when I looked at the map it showed LTE partner coverage but in pink lines tho. Is that indicating I’ll get ok coverage?
    You only get 100MB of domestic partner roaming on Connect plans each month. Enough for a day or two of occasional usage, but I would definitely be on WiFi as much as possible when visiting your dad's place.
    You should get a signal at least for calls and text and that limited data but that will also depend on other factors.

    Overall their coverage is getting better with use of band 71 (on a compatible phone), and will get a bit better on the roads once the Sprint network integration finishes.
    Eh, it's slowly approaching the other two in actual coverage.

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    OP: HoFo user: ˇOwnj00 is familiar with Vermont. I’d send a PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Haas_Dave View Post
    You only get 100MB of domestic partner roaming on Connect plans each month. Enough for a day or two of occasional usage, but I would definitely be on WiFi as much as possible when visiting your dad's place.
    You should get a signal at least for calls and text and that limited data but that will also depend on other factors.

    Overall their coverage is getting better with use of band 71 (on a compatible phone), and will get a bit better on the roads once the Sprint network integration finishes.
    Eh, it's slowly approaching the other two in actual coverage.

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    Good info and ty. How do I know which phones use band 71. What about iPhones like the X and SE (2020)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by @TheRealDanny View Post
    OP: HoFo user: ˇOwnj00 is familiar with Vermont. I’d send a PM.


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    Ty Danny for pointing that out I will reach out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by punisherbv View Post
    Good info and ty. How do I know which phones use band 71. What about iPhones like the X and SE (2020)?
    The SE 2020 model does support band 71, but I believe the original X does not.

    Here is a good list to start with. It tends to be updated somewhat regularly: http://band71.batcave.net/

    Apple tends to provide LTE band specs for iPhones on their websites. Current sold models are listed here: https://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/
    For older models, you might have to search for the specific iPhone model you have in support.

    Some OEMs show LTE bands on their devices' tech spec information, but not always.

    I also look at the frequency check website for detail on bands for many other phones. It provides a means to search and filter: https://www.frequencycheck.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haas_Dave View Post
    The SE 2020 model does support band 71, but I believe the original X does not.

    Here is a good list to start with. It tends to be updated somewhat regularly: http://band71.batcave.net/

    Apple tends to provide LTE band specs for iPhones on their websites. Current sold models are listed here: https://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/
    For older models, you might have to search for the specific iPhone model you have in support.

    Some OEMs show LTE bands on their devices' tech spec information, but not always.

    I also look at the frequency check website for detail on bands for many other phones. It provides a means to search and filter: https://www.frequencycheck.com/

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    Oh ok good info there thanks! When I get the connect plan at some point I may just use eSim on the SE and try out the service again since you previously stated it’s getting better


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    Horrible. I just did the eSIM enrollment. Don’t bother it’s just big advertising. They forgot the “shi” in front of their name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sr1329 View Post
    Horrible. I just did the eSIM enrollment. Don’t bother it’s just big advertising. They forgot the “shi” in front of their name.
    What was horrible? The eSIM? The enrollment? The coverage?

    I can agree that coverage is still poor in areas around me, while, at the same time, good enough or even superior in other areas.

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