Does anyone have imformation on the Band 71/600 MHz near 62294? I switched to TMobile because they advertised coverage was good. ww get no service just a few blocks from our house and several miles to the east. So, more research and hundreds of dollars on a newer phone IPhone XR that has Band 71, and my coverage is barely any better. I get no service in the same buildings as I would have with my 6S. T-Mobile reps in a store back in November said new towers were coming in January but I’ve not seen it.
Best answer by stevetjr
I am adding. Sprint had no problem with service. T mobile bought Sprint, so why are they not using sprint towers? been with t mobile since August 2018 and not happy
T-Mobile doesn't own Sprint (yet), it hasn't been approved by DOJ and FCC yet and even when they do they most likely won't use Sprint technology since it is the same TMO's network doesn't support CDMA and virtually no one else does either. When they bought Metro who used CDMA they repurposed the spectrum and moved all the Metro over to the T-Mobile network.
You will always find spots where one carrier is better than the other(s) just because of where each carriers tower is located in relation to hills, trees, buildings and where you are located. In other cases T-Mobile may want to put a tower to cover an area but the locality won't approve it since there may already be 1 or 2 towers and they don't want anymore. I know T-Mobile was in a couple of lawsuits in GA because they had approvals that were then cancelled because of the "not in my neighborhood".
Band 12 and 71 will help but just because a rep say the new towers are going in doesn't mean they may have "heard" but really it is just the first tower and it takes a while to do an area and they don't usually just turn them on tower by tower but in clusters as they get areas completed. In some areas they may be working on the towers upgrades but due FCC licenses by TV stations in the area they can't turn it on live until the TV station re-locates their channel.