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(The Verge)   T-Mobile shuts down Sprint's 5G network, in an obvious attempt to break free from the Illuminati's insidious conspiracy to give the world Covid-19 through faster internet and telephone service   (theverge.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Sprint's 2.5GHz midband 5G network, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, 4G, Merge, Sprint's 5G spectrum holdings, end of a process T-Mobile, New York City  
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2020-07-03 5:41:33 AM  
RIP sprint. I used you for 10¢ a minute long distance.
 
2020-07-03 7:24:47 AM  
"And since Sprint is no longer technically a company any more, all the old customers who had actual unlimited data from prior contracts from back when telecoms would at least pretend to care about customers, you now have "unlimited" data. Which means 1Gb cap followed by 90% speed reduction."
 
2020-07-03 7:39:06 AM  
Wow. All seven people must be devastated.
 
2020-07-03 7:45:29 AM  
Reading the article, they're essentially just merging things over. They've already reactivated in a couple cities, and are in the process of doing so in others.

The whole point is Sprint uses 2.5 GHz spectrum, and Tmobile uses smaller wavelengths. Tmobile is wanting to combine both approaches, the Sprint frequencies work well in the cities but has low coverage, and Tmobiles native frequencies has great coverage, but isnt quite as fast.
 
2020-07-03 9:18:27 AM  
I saw a great comic this week.  A bunch of people standing around a burning cellphone tower, looking at their phones with WTF? expressions on their faces.  The captions were in Spanish, but I can guess what they were.
 
2020-07-03 9:18:54 AM  
This does pretty much screw over the Sprint 5G early adopters. That said, if you were a Sprint 5G early adopter, you weren't paying attention.
 
2020-07-03 9:34:47 AM  
See, this is when you go out to get some entertainment.  You tell someone who's "allergic" to EM radiation that the 5G network was shut down.  "I can tell!  My headache from the 5G is nearly gone..."
"Only one out of the four networks was turned off."
"... You didn't let me finish.  I still have a terrible migraine on this side of my head.  Probably because the operational 5G towers from that direction."
 
2020-07-03 9:47:10 AM  
My regular LTE on T-Mo this morning about 18 down and 6 up indoors ... which... is fine with me?

My poor phone rarely gets away from being tethered to my WiFi anyway.

Does totally suck if you were an early adopter that selected a phone specifically for the 5G on Sprint.
 
2020-07-03 9:47:52 AM  

The Bestest: This does pretty much screw over the Sprint 5G early adopters. That said, if you were a Sprint 5G early adopter, you weren't paying attention.


It looks like the people who bought a Galaxy S10 5G that isn't compatible with T-Mobile's network will be getting upgraded to a S20. And anyone who bought an S20 this year is fine because those are fully compatible with T-Mobile's network.
 
2020-07-03 11:34:37 AM  

MythDragon: "And since Sprint is no longer technically a company any more, all the old customers who had actual unlimited data from prior contracts from back when telecoms would at least pretend to care about customers, you now have "unlimited" data. Which means 1Gb cap followed by 90% speed reduction."


Yeah, Im one of those customers.  I have real unlimited plus 50 gb of hotspot without throttling for about $70 a month.  I own my phone, and dont rent it.  This is an old plan that Ive had for at least 4 years now.  I have a bad feeling that folks like me are going to get screwed by this.
 
2020-07-03 11:36:18 AM  

The Bestest: This does pretty much screw over the Sprint 5G early adopters. That said, if you were a Sprint 5G early adopter, you weren't paying attention.


I'll be holding on to my S7 until 5G comes to my area and is stable.  Then I'll buy a new phone.
 
2020-07-03 12:11:50 PM  
If the Sprint network shut down, how could you tell?
 
2020-07-03 1:04:55 PM  
She'll never be Lily, but I kind of like the way the Sprint girl is stuffed into her coveralls like a sexy little sausage.
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2020-07-03 1:43:16 PM  

DoganSquirrelSlayer: My regular LTE on T-Mo this morning about 18 down and 6 up indoors ... which... is fine with me?

My poor phone rarely gets away from being tethered to my WiFi anyway.

Does totally suck if you were an early adopter that selected a phone specifically for the 5G on Sprint.


I average 50 Mbps on my T-Mobile LTE.
I live out in a semi country area.
 
2020-07-03 6:28:15 PM  
There was an LG 5G Sprint phone being sold at a heavy discount on ebay recently. A Slickdeals.net deal. I thought about getting it. I'm glad I didn't.
 
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