05-12-2019 03:50 PM
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  1. NeoTreo's Avatar
    The S10+ has been the greatest "phone" I've had since way back to the Palm Treo.
    My only mistake with the S10+ was using T-Mobile as the carrier.

    I'm in California EQ land and the local building codes calls for plywood sheathing on both sides of load bearing exterior walls. Any exterior siding goes over the wood sheathing. Thus, the interior of the house is in a cocoon of wood sheathing. I average about -116db cellular signal strength while inside and have to either walk to a window or go outside to make calls.

    I found out T-Mobile offers a LTE signal booster (not a booster for wifi calling). Man, trying to get T-Mobile to send you one is like pulling teeth. They do the MOST to perform the LEAST. T-Mobile is probably slapping a sticker on the hardware. Anyone knows who manufactures the hardware for T-Mobile. I'll buy it myself and hope to never have to deal with T-Mobile again. Asking around I found out the "T" in T-Mobile is "TERRIBLE". How true.
    04-27-2019 12:35 PM
  2. WizeGuyDezignz's Avatar
    I tried T-Mobile for a week in San Diego and then promptly dumped them. I wasn't getting the best coverage in general, but certain buildings killed it like you said. One example was the gym... As soon as I walked in, my signal went to crap.
    04-27-2019 12:55 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm on Tmobile here East coast Nj/NY area working flawlessly.
    04-27-2019 12:59 PM
  4. NeoTreo's Avatar
    Yeah, dumping T-Mobile is the only remedy.
    Their customer dis-service teams simply don't give a spit.
    They just want to kick it to technical support who will kick to another department.
    Of course T-Mobile didn't tell me I'm not on a contract and can cancel anytime.
    I'll wind up paying for the hardware but don't mind since I had to buy through other carriers.
    04-27-2019 01:04 PM
  5. gendo667's Avatar
    No issues in Birmingham.
    04-27-2019 01:30 PM
  6. jlangner's Avatar
    No issues in Birmingham.
    I live in Trussville (Birmingham area) and had issues in house and was easily able to get the 4G LTE Cellspot. Looked over and everything says t-mobile so no clue who really makes it.

    https://www.tmonews.com/2017/11/t-mo...r-duo-devices/
    04-27-2019 02:16 PM
  7. jlangner's Avatar
    04-27-2019 02:19 PM
  8. durandetto's Avatar
    I complained about poor coverage in my house and they sent me a booster no hassle and no charge.
    04-27-2019 02:20 PM
  9. BigMosely's Avatar
    I'm on Tmobile here East coast Nj/NY area working flawlessly.
    Also East coast in the Washington DC area. Over the years I've had Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile and T-Mobile has by far been the fastest in my house.
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    04-27-2019 04:27 PM
  10. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    DMV area here as well and T-Mobile is BOSS!!
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    04-27-2019 04:34 PM
  11. steelernole's Avatar
    DMV area here as well and T-Mobile is BOSS!!


    What kind of speeds does Tmobile get in the Washington DC area? I am near the National Harbor and looking to switch carriers.
    04-27-2019 05:06 PM
  12. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    What kind of speeds does Tmobile get in the Washington DC area? I am near the National Harbor and looking to switch carriers.
    It varies by area but I would honestly say I average between 45-60 MBPS down
    04-27-2019 05:19 PM
  13. Mike Dee's Avatar
    The S10+ has been the greatest "phone" I've had since way back to the Palm Treo.
    My only mistake with the S10+ was using T-Mobile as the carrier.

    I'm in California EQ land and the local building codes calls for plywood sheathing on both sides of load bearing exterior walls. Any exterior siding goes over the wood sheathing. Thus, the interior of the house is in a cocoon of wood sheathing. I average about -116db cellular signal strength while inside and have to either walk to a window or go outside to make calls.

    I found out T-Mobile offers a LTE signal booster (not a booster for wifi calling). Man, trying to get T-Mobile to send you one is like pulling teeth. They do the MOST to perform the LEAST. T-Mobile is probably slapping a sticker on the hardware. Anyone knows who manufactures the hardware for T-Mobile. I'll buy it myself and hope to never have to deal with T-Mobile again. Asking around I found out the "T" in T-Mobile is "TERRIBLE". How true.
    I wouldn't think an extra layer of sheathing would deteriorate your signal
    04-27-2019 05:25 PM
  14. NeoTreo's Avatar
    I wouldn't think an extra layer of sheathing would deteriorate your signal
    Yes, fat walls make for bad reception of cellular signals.

    S10+ the Greatest - T-Mobile the WORST-signal_strength_infographic_chart.jpg

    S10+ the Greatest - T-Mobile the WORST-screenshot-2.jpg
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    04-27-2019 06:23 PM
  15. NeoTreo's Avatar
    Yeah that looks like T-Mobile's WI-Fi CellSpot device which uses Wi-Fi Calling for calls instead of the T-Mobile network. What I'm looking for is a 4G LTE repeater and it appears that T-Mobile is putting their label on the Nextivity Cel-Fi DUO.

    S10+ the Greatest - T-Mobile the WORST-duo_both_lg.png

    S10+ the Greatest - T-Mobile the WORST-s-l640.jpg
    04-27-2019 07:10 PM
  16. methodman89's Avatar
    They sent a total of 3 'range extenders' no problem.
    None would complete the initial 1 hr setup. Using Wi-Fi calling in the house, or I'd have to cancel.
    04-28-2019 02:17 AM
  17. BigMosely's Avatar
    What kind of speeds does Tmobile get in the Washington DC area? I am near the National Harbor and looking to switch carriers.
    Current speeds in my house on T-Mobile. On Verizon I only got 30 Mbps up/down.
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    04-28-2019 05:23 PM
  18. SpookDroid's Avatar
    No issues for me in San Diego North County. We had trouble at our company building, a couple calls and they added a tower nearby. The LTE extender you mentioned? Got it shipped after one call for me, one for my friend who had another line on my plan. Also didn't want to get the WiFi Extender (which is what my friend got by mistake, so that's the only thing they did screw up, but again, quickly fixed)
    04-28-2019 06:21 PM
  19. joeyjay's Avatar
    T-Mobile customer service has always been terrific for me! I have been with them for 15 years. They sent me a T-Mobile wifi router 7 years ago and it's been working perfectly ever since!
    04-28-2019 09:45 PM
  20. Garz's Avatar
    I love Tmobile on my S10
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    04-28-2019 10:30 PM
  21. nuangel2's Avatar
    I am in MA, RI, NH no problem. I love T Mobile.
    04-28-2019 11:23 PM
  22. bkeaver's Avatar
    I have no issues with either T-Mobile service or support. Their support is always responsive and always tries everything they can to resolve any issues they possible can. I have had all the major carriers personally except sprint and all of them professionally and personally T-Mobile customer service has always been the best with Verizon being the worst. I live in Ohio and have no issues at all with T-Mobile service. Having said that ALL carriers have their dead spots..
    04-29-2019 04:35 AM
  23. Hexonxonx's Avatar
    I'm in Denver Colorado. T-Mobile is pretty much unusable from 5PM to around 12AM. At 3AM I can easily get about 150+Mbps because no one is awake then.

    I only have T-Mobile now because I turned 55 this month and I have two lines for $70. T-Mobile used to be the best carrier here two years ago, now they are the worst. AT&T and Verizon have T-Mobile beat.

    S10+ the Greatest - T-Mobile the WORST-screenshot_20190327-220349_speedtest.jpg
    04-29-2019 07:20 AM
  24. pkcable's Avatar
    My office, inside a large stone government building (Philly City Hall), also gets a poor signal, BUT I had no problem at all getting the booster from T-Mobile.
    04-29-2019 12:23 PM
  25. NeoTreo's Avatar
    Wow, the T-Mobile LTE signal repeater actually works.
    Went from -117dBm to -86dBm.

    S10+ the Greatest - T-Mobile the WORST-screenshot-settings.jpg

    I'm using the Network Cell Info app and it looks like I'm piggybacking on someone's T-Mobile CellSpot broadcast five blocks from me. The closest T-Mobile cell tower is about 1.5 miles away at a high school.
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    05-10-2019 01:42 AM
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