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 10-06-2017 01:58 PM
 mossme89
 
LTE has a theoretical maximum range of a 100 km (62 mile) radius I believe. The towers are almost never blasted to this extreme because in any populated area it would be overloaded very quickly. But are there any areas in the US where the signal is really blasted to the max? Where at and how far away is the tower (in your estimation)? I'm thinking maybe in the midwest.
 
 10-06-2017 02:11 PM
L33
 
Originally posted by mossme89:
LTE has a theoretical maximum range of a 100 km (62 mile) radius I believe. The towers are almost never blasted to this extreme because in any populated area it would be overloaded very quickly. But are there any areas in the US where the signal is really blasted to the max? Where at and how far away is the tower (in your estimation)? I'm thinking maybe in the midwest.

Theoretical is likely not what is achieved in the lab environment let alone in the outside world with atmospheric conditions always changing.
You would never get that kind of range in the real world. So its unlikely tmobile cranks up the tower broadcast power to the max because it would be a waste of energy.
 
 10-07-2017 01:10 AM
 formercanuck
 
I would say that along CA58 between Mojave and Barstow. Go for a long distance. Use Cell Mapper and select the site at Kramer Hills on us395

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 10-08-2017 02:38 PM
 shilohcane
 
Originally posted by mossme89:
LTE has a theoretical maximum range of a 100 km (62 mile) radius I believe. The towers are almost never blasted to this extreme because in any populated area it would be overloaded very quickly. But are there any areas in the US where the signal is really blasted to the max? Where at and how far away is the tower (in your estimation)? I'm thinking maybe in the midwest.


It is your cell phone transmit power output that sets the maximum distance you can go from a cell tower and use that phone. The cell tower can blast out signal to the Max but unless your phone can talk to the tower it's not useable. That is why HPUD (High Power User Device) was approved on Cell Phones with Band 41 by the FCC, to increase the Cell phone's decibels power to reach the tower. Only Sprint uses HPUD in the USA.
 
 10-08-2017 03:39 PM
 DRNewcomb
 
Originally posted by shilohcane:
It is your cell phone transmit power output that sets the maximum distance you can go from a cell tower and use that phone. The cell tower can blast out signal to the Max but unless your phone can talk to the tower it's not useable. ......
That and the phone's antenna, or lack thereof.
 
 10-09-2017 02:13 AM
oldsoul1989
 
I know that this T-Mobile site located in Clintonville, WV along I-64 reaches from there to Lost World Caverns in Lewisburg which is a 15 mile stretch and keep in mind that there is a lot of mountains and hills there. It's Band 4 & 12.
Sensorly Click to view image

Cellmapper (Actual tower is a half mile from where it's pinned on here)
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