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    Default T-mob 2G in a sea of LTE: post your tower sniffing

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    OK, the rules are simple. Put your phone in manual scan and document T-Mobile at 2G with the competition at LTE. I did this snap shot at a Cabellas in Hamberg Pa. Basically the north edge of Berks County in Pa.

    Better yet, post photos of no T-Mobile service and the competition at LTE. Honorable mention if the competition at plain 4G, as long as T-Mobile is missing in action.

    You can win...welll nothing actually. But this thread may embarrass T-mobile into speeding up the 2G to LTE conversions. However, I suspect all the roaming partners in the boonies will be 2G for a long time.
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    OK, the rules are simple. Put your phone in manual scan and document T-Mobile at 2G with the competition at LTE. I did this snap shot at a Cabellas in Hamberg Pa. Basically the north edge of Berks County in Pa.

    Better yet, post photos of no T-Mobile service and the competition at LTE. Honorable mention if the competition at plain 4G, as long as T-Mobile is missing in action.

    You can win...welll nothing actually. But this thread may embarrass T-mobile into speeding up the 2G to LTE conversions. However, I suspect all the roaming partners in the boonies will be 2G for a long time.
    What's the point of this? Do you hope some senior management exec will see this and act accordingly?

    I think not...

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    Oh come on, it's fun. Dis the dude in the magenta T-shirt!



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    What's interesting about this is that T-Mobile allows you to actually do a scan. If you were on say AT&T, that function. Is disabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n9qzd View Post
    What's interesting about this is that T-Mobile allows you to actually do a scan. If you were on say AT&T, that function. Is disabled.

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    This should be independent of the cellular provider. You just put the phone in manual scan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gariac View Post
    This should be independent of the cellular provider. You just put the phone in manual scan.

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    Yes, it should be. But it's not. When you insert the AT&T sim, that function goes away.


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    T-mob 2G in a sea of LTE: post your tower sniffing-img_20140609_201521.png

    I'm using roam ( which uses the T-Mobile network )

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    Denise:

    You are supposed to dis' T-Mobile by showing T-Mobile at 2g and everyone else at LTE. In LA, T-Mobile has LTE.

    You would probably have to head up to Ventura County for find T-Mobile 2G, or head inland. IIRC Palmdale /Lancaster also had LTE, but it wouldn't surprise me if you went on 14 north of Mojave you would find 2G T-Mobile.

    I did find rural spots in Pa. where Verizon had no LTE.



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    I'm using roam ( which uses the T-Mobile network )

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    I expect to find a lot of the roaming partners at 2g. Updating the towers is half the battle. They need a high speed backbone as well.

    Many years ago you could tether on a roaming partner. T-Mobile dropped that. You can still get data on the phone, but not tether.

    In any event, T-Mobile should be spending that AT&T money on roaming with a 4g partner, not some useless 2g, so I consider your post an official dis!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gariac View Post
    Denise:

    You are supposed to dis' T-Mobile by showing T-Mobile at 2g and everyone else at LTE. In LA, T-Mobile has LTE.

    You would probably have to head up to Ventura County for find T-Mobile 2G, or head inland. IIRC Palmdale /Lancaster also had LTE, but it wouldn't surprise me if you went on 14 north of Mojave you would find 2G T-Mobile.

    I did find rural spots in Pa. where Verizon had no LTE.



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    I know where a dead spot is. I'll try to get there tomorrow. It will be good



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    Less than a half mile from my house...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Denise in Los Angeles View Post
    Less than a half mile from my house...

    http://s26.postimg.org/6rnpo9k5l/IMG...610_192731.png

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    I know people like privacy, so as not to get too specific, are you in a canyon area of socal?

    This seems weird in an urban area to be stuck with GSM, though you can't argue with the snapshot.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gariac View Post
    I know people like privacy, so as not to get too specific, are you in a canyon area of socal?

    This seems weird in an urban area to be stuck with GSM, though you can't argue with the snapshot.


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    Not a canyon, just a suburb where signal is spotty, about 10 miles east of downtown LA.
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    T-mob 2G in a sea of LTE: post your tower sniffing-img_20140614_124504.png

    This was captured in Seville, Ohio. My device had a weak EDGE signal when I took this screenshot, I must have been on the absolute fringe of 4G.

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    http://www.tmonews.com/2014/06/t-mob...ta-allowances/

    Here's another way of achieving what the OP is trying to do.
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    Here's what mines looked like.
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    ? is SuperCaliFragilisticExpialidocious
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    I expect to see LTE rolling out in my area when I see my first cow holding a smartphone.

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