>>47681580 >>47681641 What happened to Dan Hesse? What is Marcelo like? Thoughts on Charlie Ergen How did you screw up Wimax/Clear? What is the deal with Comcast/Dish Was the T-mobile merger real? What was the Softbank buyout like? How will it feel to the fourth number carrier in the U.S.? Why do y'all still pffer unlimited plans? Why did you shelve One Up for EasyPay? Why would still charge $10 prenium data fee for old unlimited plan Why did you get rid of the Unlimited Guaranteed plans Why reduce your roaming MB and roaming calling Why did LTE take so long What happened with Nextel
>>47681674 When I worked for radioshack I got Unlimited Talk Text and MMS and 4gigs of Data with tethering for 40 a month. No contract and 100 dollar off ATT's store New/Upgrade price on a new phone every year.
>>47681729 >Dan Hesse Pretty much he tried to take on Sprint while it was in this huge clusterfuck and decided it was a bad idea. >Marcelo No idea, havent talked to the guy. I just get a good paycheck. >WiMax WiMax is pretty much HSPA+, just slower but sounded nice. >Comcast/Dish Just a way for them to offer cellphone ontop, like Comcast and Verizon now. They just dont want people to cancel service because Verizon is fuckall expensive. Good service though... >T-Mobile Yeah, but someone shouted "Monopoly" >Softbank I wasnt in when that went down >4th in the nation IDGAF >Unlimited plans Yeah >One Up Easy pay is easier to deal with >10$ on the old unlimited To get people out of the contracts >Unlimited Guarantee We still have it >Roaming To get people to pay more, not joking. >LTE Sprint almost went bankrupt. >Nextel It is still a option for huge company's wanting directconnect >>47681751 3k a month >>47681768 Make the bills not seem that bad >>47681824 Florida
>>47682002 Tell the 1800 number that you will cancel if you dont find a way to lower the bill. People in the stores literally cant do anything other than flipflop plans around to save you ike 20 a month at max.
>>47681580 Are you just a retail employee or do you work in corporate?
My last company often contracted for Sprint, building out their indoor antenna systems with their EXTREMELY shitty eFemtos (enterprise femtocells), and I had the misfortune of being the lead engineer for those projects. Did that network finally collapse under its own shit?
>>47682093 Indeed retail. Sprint is just trying to get unified at the moment, not even trying to shill. Once it gets all the corporate shit on a handle, you will see it get better. They have money, but not much income, thats why its still afloat.
>>47682046 As an RF engineer (poster from >>47682065), I can tell you that this tends to be an irrelevant issue.
You can run any technology on any of the allocated cellular bands. E.g. you could run LTE on Sprint's 800 band, or their 1900 band, or ATT's 850 band, etc.
Which will actually happen. I've already designed quite a few systems for Verizon which have/will soon be VoLTE on all four bands (700, 850, 1900, AWS).
So Sprint could have CDMA on 800, or 1900. Or it could have LTE. Or it could have both on both (this is the case with the 1900 band in many areas; Sprint splits the power between CDMA and LTE).
Penetrating power of a frequency tends to be a more complicated issue than it seems on the surface.
For instance, 1900 PCS 1x EVDO for Verizon seems like it would have terrible penetrating power over something like 700 LTE; nearly 1/3 less the propagation.
However, LTE has a control channel that decides who gets picked up and what resources you get. This control channel of course does not take up as much bandwidth as an actual channel. Say for instance, your receive strength is -65 dBm, which is pretty fucking hot. The RSRP, i.e. the control, of a typical 600 resource block/10MHz channel width of VZW's 700 MHz LTE from that would be only -65 dBm - 10*log(600) dB = -92 dBm, which is rather weak (by today's standards), and even on 700MHz Upper-C block, that shit's not going to go very far.
However, that same -65 dBm output on a typical 1900 MHz 1x EVDO uses pilot power to control, which is 10% RSSI, or -75 dBm in this particular case, which would have considerably more power to spare to penetrate walls/go the distance.
>>47682240 Ooh I should add, worse case scenario with PCS 1xEVDO for VZW is 10 channels (which is the case for a dense market like Washington DC), so the actual pilot power would be, in this hypothetical but actually pretty realistic scenario: (-65 dBm RSSI - 10*log(10 channels)) - 10*log(600 resource blocks for a typical 10MHz wide single channel LTE) = -85 dBm, which still has a pretty fair margin to penetrate more walls.
In a dense-ish office environment, that would mean it would go about two more layers of drywall further than 700 LTE RSRP.
This doesn't take into account that there is likely a different RSSI between the two by the time you get to the wall(s), or the different amplification of each band.
Let's just say there's a lot of shit that goes into this.
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