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WEST U.S. -- Sprint signal improved to my neighborhood!!

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by larry, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Some time in the past 24 hours the signal to my neighborhood has dramatically improved! Turns out that Sprint finally changed the azimuth pattern on the cell site closest to where i live. Back in 2004 when the site was built it had a very well optimized coverage pattern. About 2 months after the site went live they decided to change the azimuth pattern (reason still unknown) to something that didn't make sense to me. As a result I lost coverage at home and so did most of the neighborhood. I filed numerous complaints about it to no avail. Well I was recently put in touch with a new Sprint engineer who had taken the place of a previous one. I wrote an e-mail describing the situation as well as a bad handoff issue that was happening in the area. Within one week he wrote back to me saying they had fixed the handoff issue. Turns out that they did! He also told me they had requested a site modification as well. So 2-3 months later they followed through with their promise and optimized the coverage pattern back to the way it originally was in 2004. :) With my Airave turned off I now get lower EC-IO readings as well as eliminated PN offset shuffling compared to what it normally was up until yesterday. Of course I really don't need this anymore because I have an Airave but I'm sure other customers in the area will be happy. Took 4 years but better late than never.
     
  2. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    Better late than never, I guess.
     
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    Did you get a chance of snapping that picture of the tech adjusting the cell panel(s)? :) Would be an awesome pic for the gallery :p

    Glad your coverage issues were addressed.
     
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  4. AnthroMatt

    AnthroMatt Big Meanie
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    The only thing that would have been "better" would be if Larry had switched to Verizon 31 days ago. :)
     
  5. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    Larry, switch to Verizon? Impossible. lol
     
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  6. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    HAHAHAHAHA Yeah right.
     
  7. M in LA

    M in LA Mobile 28 Years Plus
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    Such blasphemy!!! :eek:

    Larry with Verizon??? Not possible, just not possible...Never heard of such a thing. :D
     
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  8. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    The new configuration of the site has knocked out all pilot pollution to my house. The sector that serves my direction is now pointed perfectly at my house where previously it was 90 degrees off. If they had let me climb the tower and turn the panel myself I couldn't have done it any better. :D I never thought I would see this day but miracles can happen. :) Christmas has come early for me this year!
     
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    Now, what to do with that airave you dont need anymore.
     
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  10. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    I'll probably keep it around anyway since I already paid for it and I still like the idea of having a reliable signal that will have a better chance of working during an earthquake, etc. The cell site that serves my house also sometimes has outages during heavy rain. The one drawback with the Airave is that it can't make reliable hand-offs when leaving and returning to the house but I've become used to that and know when to place calls and when not to.
     

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