T-mobile network users - Question for you!

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T-mobile network users - Question for you!

Post by thejohnfist » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:25 pm

Do your devices (hotspots/modems) now connect to Sprint bands as well? I live in an area where Tmo is lacking severely but Sprint has always been strong. Curious is Tmo is now using Sprint simultaneously and seamlessly or not.

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Post by terryjett » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:27 pm

That is a great question! Been wondering the same thing myself, kinda.

On the road as we speak(not driving, passenger :) ) and my test Sprint phone is hitting TMO towers like greased lightning. Do not have a Sprint hotspot, so was sitting here thinking the same thing... How is this working out for users of both networks.

Either way great question.

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Post by thejohnfist » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:22 pm

I've been digging and some people are getting the occasional sprint band. I guess Tmo is slowwwly rolling things over on the towers. I wish I could find some sort of internal doc showing what towers are scheduled and when.

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Post by MossySpringRoad » Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:32 pm

Yes. My phone and router/modems, all with TMO SIMs, get service on native TMO and ex-Sprint towers. If I want to force the routers to one or the other, I can do it with band masking. Where I am, the TMO towers have some subset of LTE bands 2, 4, 12, 66, 71. The ex-Sprint towers are bands 25, 26 and 41.

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Post by smiller » Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:03 pm

FWIW Band 41 is in use for T-Mo subs in Lake Havasu City, AZ, I see it active on my phone frequently.

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