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The sub for employees only. I recently went on a road trip from Sacramento, California to Tucson, Arizona and back. Between the two devices, I observed some interesting variations in signal strength, data reliability, and quality of service, so I decided to share these observations with this subreddit. The Galaxy S7 handily won this contest. It was often able to maintain a data connection in situations where the Moto E failed spectacularly. LTE suffers from much less degradation while transmitting to a moving target.
Another result of the superior radios and band support of the Galaxy S7 was improved coverage. The Moto E was limited to Band 2 and 4 only.
T-Mobile has focused heavily on expanding Band 12 to sparsely inhabited areas, such as along interstate highways in the Arizona desert, so the ability to use Band 12 was a huge advantage for the S7.
One final thing I observed was an incredible overall improvement in coverage since I last visited Arizona in early In the years since, T-Mobile has improved their coverage by leaps and bounds. In the same time, T-Mobile has multiplied their LTE coverage to several times of what it was, and looking at their predictions for EOY, they're not stopping anytime soon.
It's been amazing to witness and experience this incredible growth, and I've been a happy user of unlimited data since I joined T-Mobile in October of I just hope they figure out their billing issues, they still owe me a few bill credits.
T-mobile has improved quite a bit in Phoenix in the last couple years. There are still questionable spots around town where you'll have what appears to be full bars LTE but zero actual data throughput the Camelback cooridor and Biltmore area are where I notice it is worst. But overall it seems to have improved in terms of dead zones.
I've also noticed that there's at least voice serve on most of the major highways and interstates. Interstate 8 from Phoenix to San Diego still has vast dead spots, especially between Yuma and Gila Bend a mostly empty stretch of highway despite the T-mobile map.
I had a few data dead spots on way back on I Often my phone wouldn't even show a data connection, just bars for voice service. In Tucson, service was alright, but there were places where Band 12 would have been useful but it wasn't present poor indoor signal at Costco, for instance. Now I hear that T-mobile isn't partnering with them anymore I can attest to that I am actually in the car right now, on Interstate I just crossed into California, and data service is still a bit iffy.
T-Mobile still roams on Commnet with voice and data. Check their coverage map. All of that partner coverage in Nevada is Commnet. The only coverage they have at the Grand Canyon is Commnet.
Well, maybe they do Commnet contracts change quarterly. Probably all roaming could change quarterly as well, but I only see this with Commnet. Commnet itself works well. At least their 3G and LTE does. The irony was the Tmo sim had coverage in places the Cricket sim didn't. Per this sub reddit, it was suggested to use Net10 instead of Cricket, since that would have given me Commnet roaming.
I have no first hand knowledge of this. Commnet doesn't throttle T-Mobile. I live in Tucson and agree with your assessment. There is band 12 in Tucson, but places that really need it don't have it. The other issue I have in Tucson is congestion. In some spots, it's really bad. Band 2 is present and actually works pretty well, but my phone is usually stuck on congested band 4. I report issues to T-Force when I see them, but they are pretty dumb and are usually no help. I work on Camelback and the 51 and my phone will show LTE but internet won't load.
Tempe, Gilbert, and Mesa, however, are usually great. T-mobile just ignored them. I moved apartments and now spend all my time downtown, but still notice the problem when shopping at or around Biltmore or the Camelback Collonade. If you or any of the others in the Phoenix area know, how's the signal up in the Prescott area?
It has been coming along great! What will happen to leakage when HSPA is entirely decommissioned? Will it just turn into straight dropped calls? I can't look at the word "leakage" without thinking of a cell site wearing a pair of Depends for some reason My organization lets us connect our phones to the office Wifi, so wifi calling works Takes seconds after waking it up to reconnect to T-mobile Wifi and get a flurry of notifications and messages.
I work at the very edge of phoenix, right past where the I and 60 meet, and in my office building I have like bars but download speeds that don't even let me watch a youtube video in p. At night it gets somewhat better but not much. Unfortunately the areas east of Tucson are still pretty bad. I'm hoping within another year or two that it isn't an issue and I can jump back over. I went on a road trip through Utah and northern Arizona, and was surprised at how much LTE coverage their was.
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The sub for employees only Discord Server Traffic Stats. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Want to add to the discussion? I can't think of any situation where Commnet was good for anything but email. Capped yes, but throttle? There are many examples on this sub of Commnet roaming speeds.