Band 71 coming to Phoenix?

option1331

    Good Evening

     

    I have noticed that parts of Arizona have received Band 71 and not Phoenix.  I am unable to find any updates on it after scouring for some time.

     

    Below I have included near the area I work and rarely have service (I cannot make or take a phone call with anyone because it will drop). My iPhone 7+ "LTE" coverage on speedtest.net app was 1.57 down, 0.04 up, 1.31 down, 0.0 up, 1.59 down and 0.0 up.  It did fail quite a few times to find a server. 

     

    I just received an iPhone XS Max today (hopeful the 4x4 antenna would help) and still have my 1 bar of LTE coverage (with it constantly switching to 4G).  I am now at 4.51 down, 0.05 up when I can get LTE, but mostly have 4G at 0.58 down and 0.20 up.

     

    Since there is really no coverage change between my 7+ and the XS Max, I am now debating on returning the XS Max and just waiting until Band 71 is released (if its coming).

     

    Lastly, it does seem that Qualcomm seems to hold a better signal vs Intel based on the iPhone 7 and iPhone X.  Which may sway me from iPhone to Pixel.

     

    Ultimately I am just trying to make a phone call and not have it drop and it seems like Band 71 may be the fix.

     

    Spectrum Gateway: T-Mobile 600 MHz deployment map

     

    https://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/coverage-map?icid=WMM_TMNG_Q317NETWOR_U93HOR6MPAX9955

    20745 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ

     

    https://9to5mac.com/2016/10/20/iphone-7-qualcomm-intel-modem-cellular-performance/

     

     

    Thank you,

    Joe

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