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What is Cell Status and Cell Reservation ?

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Whether you like it or not Telecom operators have full control on your calls, text, data usage and the type of content you visit and view via connected devices. Perhaps, this is known by anyone and everyone who uses a smart phone everyday. The interesting thing to know is (maybe not interesting to you, if […]

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What are Access Classes ? How Access Barring(Cell Barring) Takes Place ?

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A few years back  I and a mentor of mine traveled to New York together for a conference. He made an off-hand comment saying, ” Life is so much easier if you accept the fact that there is a hierarchy in this world. There is a privileged class and the others ” He said this , […]

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IDLE MODE: How UE reselects a Cell using R-criteria ( Reselection and Ranking Criteria)

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What would you do, if you already have a stable ,well paying job. Then suddenly you get a better offer from another company. Will you jump on to accept the new offer right away ?? Probably not. You may take some time to think about it. You may take a number of factors into account […]

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Priorities: If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.

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Steve Jobs said, ”  If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle” You can interpret this quote in as many contexts as you like. However, at this point we are going to focus on it with the context of finding a better cell for your UE in mind. 🙂 How UE selects a […]

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How do YOU select does your phone select an AT&T cell ?

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If you have purchased a new LTE phone(UE) from an AT&T showroom. You walk out of the store all excited. You power on the phone. The map to go from no connection at all to your UE selecting AT&T connection to a cell works in 3 simple steps LTE Network Search PLMN Selection Cell Selection […]

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