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Unique gci & pci.

 

GCI starts 0E and PCI is in the high 400s and 500s range

 

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Gotcha, does it just use one PCI?  

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Gotcha, does it just use one PCI?  

 

Ofcourse. the 540 / 545 only broadcasts a single carrier.

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Well it is for display purpose since they didn't even set it up properly. It's still on the setup page!

 

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Does anyone have pics of what the display screen looks like when its set up. Surprised it had a display screen.

 

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Does anyone have pics of what the display screen looks like when its set up. Surprised it had a display screen.

 

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Some of the icons changed on the most recent software update. But otherwise, yeah, Tim's article sums it up. There's not much to the UI, it's pretty basic. 3 icons you can tap (GPS, relay, and LTE broadcast status) and an overflow menu with an about screen, reboot, and reset.0d820240b7d7ad101a040c25db2b3c79.jpg6d86d967604b9d3644c5bd40cdafda94.jpg

 

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Still awaiting a response from Sprint.  I am guessing with the overwhelming demand, it may delay responses for requests as well?

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Still waiting too.    waiting and waiting and waiting...  Zzzzzzzzz........

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I haven't heard anything either. Using Sprint Zone app to report network issues daily.

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I have a cabin where signal goes from 3G to LTE B25 and B26. Would this work to increase LTE or does the tower need to have B41?

 

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It supports B25 and B41 backhaul. But you may not get approved if there is no B41 in the area.

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I'm still waiting on my call. Hopefully I hear something back this week

 

 

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Email I got recently:

 

 

Hi there,

Thank you for your interest in Sprint Magic Box. We are thrilled so many people are excited about this new technology that we announced in early May!

You're important to us and we are thoroughly reviewing your request to ensure Magic Box will enhance your data service. Once we determine if a Sprint Magic Box will benefit you, we will call or email you to communicate next steps. You should hear from us in the coming weeks.

We are prioritizing Magic Box distribution based on certain criteria and will begin shipping to eligible customers late this Summer. Please visit sprint.com/magicboxupdates for the latest status on Magic Box eligibility and shipments.

Thanks again for your interest in Sprint Magic Box.

Sincerely,
Sprint

 

 

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Email I got recently:

received the same email today...

 

Who’s been rejected so far?

 

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I got the same email today too. I'm in the Shentel market so I'm interested to see if they deploy them here or if I get denied since I'm not in a Sprint owned market.

 

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I got that email today as well.  They must have mass mailed everyone who ordered one who has not yet been contacted.

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I too received the same email.    I live in a rural area on the edge of B41 so should be interesting to see if they decide that I am eligible.   

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Me too!   Glad they responded at least...  

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Same here.  With late summer being mentioned for shipping, may we will get the latest updated box?

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Same here.  With late summer being mentioned for shipping, may we will get the latest updated box?

We all may be better off if we get the latest magic box.  Surely since they will be releasing this newer box, you would think they found something to add or improve.

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True.  Just wonder what the requirements Sprint has to qualify.  I do have two b41 sites within a mile of my home but cannot connect to a usable signal due to topography. 

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True.  Just wonder what the requirements Sprint has to qualify.  I do have two b41 sites within a mile of my home but cannot connect to a usable signal due to topography. 

The magic box is not going to be of much value unless you can capture some B-41 from a local cell site. In my case, I do have B-41 outside at a decent level and speed, but it will not show up inside my home.  My B-26 is congested. Band 25 is a little better most of the time but does get slow at times. In General, most of the neighborhood has no band 41 at all, but my home is slightly elevated, So that helps me some but not enough to bring Band 41 inside.  I hope they call me so they can understand the situation. My residence can grab the b-41 when others in the area probably can not.  If I can get the B-41 with a magic box, many neighbors will benefit.  I would think that the magic box could grab a B-41 signal inside a window when my Galaxy S-7 can not quite hold onto it.

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Can these boxes daisy chain off each other? ie, in Chamb's situation, could homes lower and a bit further in his hood catch his Magic Box signal and repeat it?? Not sure I've read much about that possibility. 

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Can these boxes daisy chain off each other? ie, in Chamb's situation, could homes lower and a bit further in his hood catch his Magic Box signal and repeat it?? Not sure I've read much about that possibility. 

I would guess that this is unlikely. They would probably only allow the magic box to connect to a standard Sprint Cell site. This could turn into a real circus if one magic box could latch onto another magic box. While I do not really know for sure, I have enough experience in this field to be nervous about any uncontrolled daisy chain.

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True.  Just wonder what the requirements Sprint has to qualify.  I do have two b41 sites within a mile of my home but cannot connect to a usable signal due to topography. 

The unspoken requirement is they need to believe you are capable of receiving an band 41 signal through a window in the structure based on RF analysis. If you currently aren't getting band 41 at any place in your home the odds of getting a magic box for the time being aren't great.

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Can these boxes daisy chain off each other? ie, in Chamb's situation, could homes lower and a bit further in his hood catch his Magic Box signal and repeat it?? Not sure I've read much about that possibility.

No, must be a signal from a Macro site.

 

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