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General Spectrum Refarming Has Started

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  1. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior
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    --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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    Do you live in a very densely populated area?
     
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    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

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    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

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

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    Thanks. Looks like 3MHz here in SoCal.
     
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    EDIT: Holy crap I figured it out!
     
  15. sammyz

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

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    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
     
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    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

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

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    "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

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

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

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  25. cubone

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    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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