Spectrum Refarming Has StartedGeneral


  1. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    --The spectrum refarming has started, gradually most markets will go up as more people move to VoLTE, Metro has said that most markets will go to 10mhz by the end f the year which is the amount Verizon & AT&T use at this moment.
    --(11/6/12) http://db.tt/BbMw4zlj (9/23/12) http://db.tt/1o0BbCZu
    --Down here in Palm Beach we use to be on 3mhz of spectrum & the average speed was about 2-3mbps now we're on 5mhz & the average now is 6mbps so far during speedtest I peaked @7.2mbps then it went down to 6.3mbps
    Everything except the top 3 are when it was 3mhz http://db.tt/Rm2b6I8G http://db.tt/5VdQFoQm
    --There have been 2 (confirmed) phones so far that support VoLTE & there will be more phones added on VoLTE after they send out the software updates

    To check: If you already know your service code skip to step 3
    1. Go to android - whiterabbit.org
    2. Enter your IMEI where it says MEID/ESN then hit calculate write down the six digit MSL code
    3. In the dialer enter ##626* then when the service code box pops up put the 6 digit MSL code in
    4. Go to field tests & then click screen & the channel bandwidth is at the bottom.
    Sidenote: if you go down to network select then network mode you get to select these http://db.tt/JKl7ZLEQ

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  2. Runner1505

    Runner1505 Active Member

    That would be sick! I hope they work on broward next
  3. Diego1593

    Diego1593 Well-Known Member

    I just check i am conforming the upgraded or added more spectrum over here in Dallas in Pleaseant Grove i got 5 to and my speeds almost hit 7mbs
  4. Matthew83

    Matthew83 Well-Known Member

    I live in Orange County California and it shows I still have 3mhz where I live and I only get 1.5 to 3 Mbps at home. In certain cities nearby though I have hit 4Mbps. Can't wait for future network upgrades. :D
  5. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    My 4G was gone for about an hour earlier today so when it came back i took a speed test. During the speed test I started to peak @10Mbps then it averaged out at 9mbps but I ain't complaining because yesterday morning I would get about 2-3mbps then last night it went up to 6-7mbps now it averages 9mbps so I am extremely happy with my Unlimited 4G for $50 a month where I get basically the same speeds as people who pay over $80 a month http://db.tt/NOKpqlvb
  6. THE W

    THE W Well-Known Member

    i was getting 5-6mbps before. now im getting 3-4mbps.

    its good to see that some are seeing an increase. it'll take some time to get to everyone.
  7. Ubercharrge

    Ubercharrge Well-Known Member

    I have a 5mhz spectrum but i'm getting crappy speeds. Why?
  8. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    Do you live in a very densely populated area?
  9. MyUsernameRox

    MyUsernameRox Well-Known Member

    I went to field tests and saw nothing about channel bandwidth. After clicking field tests, there are 5-6 options to choose from, none of them say channel bandwidth either.
  10. Matthew83

    Matthew83 Well-Known Member

    It is actually in field tests then screen. Once you are in the "screen" menu scroll all the way to the bottom to find the bandwidth. I had a difficult time figuring that out too. I just kept picking random things until I found it.
  11. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    Thanks i didnt even see that i missed something on the instructions i'll go edit it
  12. MyUsernameRox

    MyUsernameRox Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Looks like 3MHz here in SoCal.
  13. dubtee

    dubtee Well-Known Member

  14. Sterlin22

    Sterlin22 Member

    EDIT: Holy crap I figured it out!
  15. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    @OP, it's spelled reforming.....not refarming :rolleyes:
  16. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

  17. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    Dallas should be on 15mhz by summer 2013 this should be the same layout for most markets http://db.tt/KQc2uWtd
    If you can't see each box is 5mhz
  18. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    I'm pretty sure this is a hint they're going to be moving to LTE-Advanced because the most spectrum LTE can use is 20mhz and they're talking about 40-60mhz of spectrum for LTE http://db.tt/hbn9JCYg & in 2015 they start using 25mhz in Dallas http://db.tt/KQc2uWtd. My speeds doubled from 3mhz to 5mhz so imagine 50mhz with LTE Advanced
  19. TheAmazingDave

    TheAmazingDave Well-Known Member

  20. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    Tmobile is reframing there HSPA network so that the majority of the spectrum with more capacity will be used for LTE so yea HSPA is moving to a spectrum with less amount & after the merger HSPA will get the spectrum band with the least amount so LTE gets all the spectrumy goodness
  21. johnnyolivares

    johnnyolivares Well-Known Member

    +1
    Can't wait for more spectrum here:D
  22. trigger1074

    trigger1074 Well-Known Member


    "HSPA+ allows the spectrum to be used for 4G speeds as fast as 42Mbps"

    If Im reading it right then that should help Metro and Tmo customers with 4G phones. HSPA+ is to 42 mb, 4GLTE is to 100mb, but no one will ever hit that speed. So anyone on 4G phones could max at 42mb (although like I said..no one will get near that)
  23. enigmadroid

    enigmadroid Well-Known Member

    Hopefully this means we can use the nexus here soon :)
  24. Diego1593

    Diego1593 Well-Known Member

    My speeds have upgraded again!! wow!!! using the LG motion with 3032 prl

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  25. cubone

    cubone Well-Known Member

    Averaging 3~4 mb/s in Garland, TX more specifically 75041.
    Not Bad, never tought i see these kinds of speeds with metro :D

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