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.
20745 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ
Band 71 does help with improving indoor coverage but I don't have a specific date you'll see it in that area. If this is the only area you're having trouble with the service, having a Trouble Ticket filed can help. I am curious if this is only happening on a certain connection. Can you switch off 4G and test to see if the calls work?
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