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  2. 3 points
    The iPhone X looks cool but I'm not a fan of the notch. I'm looking forward to the AR possibilities. Here's what Apple's website says about cellular bands for the Sprint model: FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66) TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41) TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A) CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900, 2100 MHz) UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz) GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  3. 3 points
    Id say wait for about another hour or so before rebooting it, if its still on the same screen, unplug it for about another hour (battery rated for an hour) you will notice it will probably still be on the booting screen, its because E-ink displays keep last image persistent (even if the actual battery is dead. which causes people to think its still powered on! haha) Then plug it back in, it should boot back up and the display should change.
  4. 3 points
    Well the storm has passed. My power has been out for about 24hrs. Sprint data has a lot been out the same amount of time. I can make and receive calls but iMessages and texts are severely delayed. My family and I are safe. No damage to our homes except a few shingles blew off the roof.
  5. 3 points
    Guenther showing off Nokia Massive MIMO, Can't wait to see one of these bad boys live..
  6. 3 points
    We're an all iPhone household and all four of ours have had no issues connecting to our Magic Box. Two phones running iOS 11 beta and two phones on the most recent version of iOS 10. Glad I'm not having this issue like others are. -Anthony
  7. 2 points
    Is there anyway to see what tower the magic box is connected to? I'm in a spot that is surrounded by towers, but they are not that close to me. The only place i could get LTE was on my upper floor, band 25 at best. I got my magic box a few days ago and it wouldn't connect the first couple of days. Then it finally latched onto a band 25 signal of about -117 on my upper floor, which did give me some LTE on the main floor and basement. Then I decided to move it out of the window and onto a shelf along an exterior wall, and bam, band 41, which I could never get on my phone. It's a weak band 41 at -122, but now I get almost 20 down and 2 up all over the house and yard (1/2 an acre). I'm curious as to which tower it's pulling the band 41 signal from.
  8. 2 points
    I had just about given up on the original box (I opened one of two received) after I had taken it a few places where I knew it should connect for sure. It finally got stuck in a boot loop. So letting its battery die and I'll send it back. Tonight, Spectrum took a dump again so I said what the hell. Let's try the other one. I opened it and with no expectations of success it popped up a test. The first window was a 4. haha The second one was 24, third one and likely best was 36. I said I'll take it. It set up on that one. Before: DL: 0.93 UL: 0.60 After: DL: 12.81 UL: 0.48 While not the best I think this isn't too bad in my zip code/rural area. 27316. The upload speeds in the area are bad even if you're line of sight to tower on a nearby hill, so I hope there's something going on soon to help that out. At least I can use this as a hotspot on occasion now and hopefully it will only get better from here.
  9. 2 points
    Is massive mimo coming to b25/b26??? According to Samsung FDD massive mimo is coming. https://news.samsung.com/us/samsung-sprint-conduct-real-world-massive-mimo-testing-mobile-world-congress-fall-2017/
  10. 2 points
    I'm safe. Sprint holding up well. 4.5 million without power. The eye of the storm coming straight for Marion county with 100mph winds. I hope I have a home to go to when this is over.
  11. 2 points
    I miss that feature too. It’s probably the biggest change for me with the new update.
  12. 1 point
    Tim Yu Sprint 4G Rollout Updates September 5, 2017 - 6:45 PM PDT It is that time of the year for flagship phablets and LG has returned to us with their brand new V30 smartphone. Unlike the LG G6, LG was not conservative with the specifications on this one. Many other tech sites and forums have already broken down the V30 but here at S4GRU we are more interested in network technologies and the V30 is definitely no slouch in this regard. Supported Technologies GSM 850 / 1900 WCDMA Band: 2 / 4 / 5 LTE Band: 2 / 4 / 5 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 25 / 26 / 41 4x4 MIMO on Band 25 and Band 41 up to 10 streams 256 / 64 QAM DL-UL HPUE 2xCA B25 2xCA B41 3xCA B41 4xCA B41 That is right. The LG V30 is the first device confirmed to support 4 carrier aggregation on Band 41. No other device out there, including the ever more popular Galaxy S8 or Note 8, are confirmed to at least technologically support 4 carrier aggregation for Band 41 (though maybe a re-certification & software update can fix that). In addition, the LG V30 is also a "Gigabit Class" device that supports 4x4 MIMO over Band 41 for up to 10 total MIMO streams which the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 does not support (the GS8 and Note 8 are not "Gigabit Class" devices on Sprint). Furthermore, note the inclusion of LTE Band 13. One may think this mean LTE roaming on Verizon may be in the cards, but recently Sprint consummated a partnership with Open Mobile based in Puerto Rico who holds Band 13 750 MHz spectrum. As the Puerto Rico market lacks SMR 800 spectrum needed for CDMA 1x 800 and LTE 800 Band 26, it seems likely that it may be a boutique Sprint market that will utilize 10x10 Band 13 750 MHz for low band coverage. An interesting development. So network wise, the V30 sure seems like one heck of a device that supports just about every technology Sprint is poised to utilize right now in select markets and most of the network in the near future. A potentially splendid device for the Sprint network enthusiast. FCC ID: LS998
  13. 1 point
    IP Board is putting S4GRU in the queue to have the site upgraded to its newest version. We currently operate in the 3 series. We will be upgrading to the 4 series. We likely will not have much notice when this happens. If I am given a timeframe, I will post it. But we are currently in an upgrade queue. Once IP Board techs begin the actual migration and upgrade process, S4GRU will be temporarily offline. This will take several hours. When it goes back online, it will likely look very, very different. Not necessarily in a good way. The upgrade will remove most of the S4GRU custom formatting, if not all of it. Also, some of the functionality, like Tapatalk, may not work at all initially. Side banners, tabs, navigation...I mean nearly everything may be screwy, not working right, in a new location or completely missing. Once it's back online, I will spend most of the effort of time on usability and content access. Making sure all the critical parts of the site are functional. Then I will start working on formatting. Working on colors, logos, etc. The content will all be there. Don't need to worry about Wall posts, forum posts or messages being destroyed. But you may not be able to get to it the way you're used to. And it may look very generic initially. The new upgrades will allow more customization and keep us current with all security and spam features. Our old version was no longer supported. I apologize in advance for any inconveniences. I may solicit some help too, if required. As I am very busy at work right now. I wish we had more information on the impacts, but every site takes them differently. We will be surprised and adjust as required. Blessed are the flexible! Robert
  14. 1 point
    When I go to the source and read their Facebook posts, I can see how all of this could be a misunderstanding. Although it may very well be true that Verizon is pulling out of Washington County, Maine, I can also read all of the official correspondence only to refer to abusers being thrown off and the Machias Valley News confusing what it means. From reading details, Verizon confirmed to the local news that they are sending notices to 30k-40k customers nationwide. Not necessarily to 30k-40k customers in Washington County. Some VZW customers claim not to receive notices. The local company that built out the network says they know nothing about it and only commented on what the local news was reporting. This all could be a big misunderstanding. If it turns out Verizon is not actually shutting down the network there, then this makes this whole thing even more interesting. Robert
  15. 1 point
    This is interesting. The only two carriers in that area are USCC and Verizon. Maybe this foreshadows an upcoming roaming agreement between Verizon and USCC?
  16. 1 point
    Well, neither of them cover that part of Maine, so it wouldn't make sense for them to have a reaction. Maine is an odd state. Verizon/AT&T/Sprint/T-Mobile all strategically don't deploy service in parts of the state. T-Mobile says they will blanket the state with 600, but I'll believe it when I see it...
  17. 1 point
    For me, as long as I do not hit enter twice after each paragraph, it worked fine. If I hit enter twice, then it added a line in between paragraphs. My MS Word at work does the same thing. My MS Word at home does not. I never could find a setting in Word that would make them both consistent. I've just dealt with it. But I will go check for a setting to see if this something adjustable for us. Robert
  18. 1 point
    I'm signed in via mobile. I have hit enter and it added a space in between paragraphs for me. Let's see what it looks like after I submit the post.
  19. 1 point
    i have another coming tomorrow (completely by chance) so we will see. The one giving me problems I have completely put it outside at this point to see what happens.
  20. 1 point
    Because the wide angle lens has a fish-eye effect to it. I would not want all of my photos looking like that, and I know people like my mom wouldn't know to change to the other lens to get a normal looking photo.
  21. 1 point
    It seems these are two separate issues though. The news link in Dan's post clearly says Verizon is cutting coverage in Maine.
  22. 1 point
    Wow! I could see this happening if it were landline service Verizon was dumping, but wireless service? Is this what Verizon is going to do next where if they aren't making enough money in an area, they just decide to drop coverage, regardless of other issues, such as who may travel through the area, or what other carriers might say about this to tease and taunt Verizon over this? This is one issue I'd actually love to hear John Legere's reaction too, and Marcelo's as well. I'll go look at their Twitter accounts.
  23. 1 point
    thanks. got further now. problem is, initialization simply times out at this point in any window i try.
  24. 1 point
    I'm not sure if it's hardware or software or a combo of one impacting the other, but they need to support customers. Replacing a battery for $165 is a bunch of crap. We'll see what my experience is, but live and learn...
  25. 1 point
    SCP cannot tell you when CA is active, it can only tell you which carrier you are connected to for the primary channel. B41^3 just indicates you are connected to the third carrier.
  26. 1 point
    B41^3 on SCP just means third carrier. 3xCA is likely live, but you won't be able to connect with the Note 5. SCP also cannot tell when CA is active, only which carrier you are connected to as the primary channel.
  27. 1 point
    That doesn't mean CA, its just a known third carrier that you are connected to
  28. 1 point
    Sprint must be in the area servicing local towers in the last few weeks... I've started seeing Band 41x3 on my phone in the last week. Carrier aggregation is alive and well!
  29. 1 point
    I have mine on all the time, so.....all the time, I guess?? It's been working fine for me and I have only had 1 dropped call, but I usually have a dropped call here or there before Calling Plus too. The connection between my wife's phone and mine is always so crystal clear. Especially through our car bluetooth kits now, which was starting to be a problem with the S8 and S8+ before Calling Plus.
  30. 1 point
    Still loving my MagicBox, at times my device prefers the Macro network, but it gets on the MB pretty consistently. My Galaxy Tab E is still not connecting to it, trying to avoid the Factory reset that support has suggested. MB support has indicated that the Tab E should connect to it. Edit: Confusion between me and MB support, they wanted me to reset the MB and re-run the setup wizard, not my tablet. I did that this morning and we'll see what happens.
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  32. 1 point
    1) Yep. A lot of em had Gen1 MBs for a while and a lot are now getting Gen 2s. 2) Ugh. Android 8.0 ... sigh. Google giveth google taketh.
  33. 1 point
    I don't understand why they don't make the "wide" angle lens the default and the "regular" lens the "zoom" lens. You get the same lenses just defaulted wide and will please the people looking for a "zoom" lens and a wide lens.
  34. 1 point
    That would be awesome, I also wonder where they will deploy it first, October is only weeks away.
  35. 1 point
    I was just about to post this, myself. Too funny. Using Pixel XL on S4GRU Mobile Site
  36. 1 point
    @mikejeep It seems that the engineering / debug menu shortcut does not work with the latest Android 8.0 update on the Pixel. Putting in the dialer code works though.
  37. 1 point
    At a heavily congested intersection the other day I could not make a call on CDMA but went through with no problem on calling plus. Pretty cool
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  39. 1 point
    On Thursday the CFO stated at a conference that the Magic Box will go into mass production mode and they expect to have "hundreds of thousands" of them.
  40. 1 point
    It never worked that way for me. In the previous site I HAD TO click the dot/star left of the topic link in order to go to the most recent post. And I still have to. If you used to be able to, but no longer can, that leads me to believe it is a member setting. If I discover how, I'll let you all know. Robert
  41. 1 point
    If you click the little dot or star to the left of the thread, it will take you to the first unread post. I do that on every forum I visit because different software has been inconsistent about what happens when you click the title itself. - Trip
  42. 1 point
    There is one particular problem I've noticed with the site upgrade, and I'm not sure if enabling this option needs to be done in user cp or admin cp, but the forum is missing its automatic placeholder feature. On the forum before the update, when I clicked on a thread, it would automatically take me to the last read post/first new unread post. Now its not doing that, at least not for me. I really miss that feature.
  43. 1 point
    I'm going to get one, but I was waiting for a display model to play with it first...went to a store last week and the clerk had no idea what an Essential phone was. Funny thing about that though, there was a picture of it on the store's wall - and I turned around and pointed to it. He said "Oh, yeah that hasn't come in yet"
  44. 1 point
    I've made navigation and color toning changes to help readability and help you all get around the site. Web site and mobile site. With the changes, I'm starting to dig it. Especially the mobile site. I'm actually liking it much better than Tapatalk. IP Board responded to my support request and it made no difference when I re-installed Tapatalk. I don't know what further to do at this point on that front. But to wait for Tapatalk's next update for IP Board 4.2. Hope you are finding the site more usable now. More to do. Going to get more coffee. Robert
  45. 1 point
    Received my new Pixel XL yesterday. I'm now caught up to 2016 technology! Robert
  46. 1 point
    No gas or generator? Finding gasoline the week after Harvey was like striking gold in most of Texas. I hope you have dry ice and yeti coolers in case power goes out. Hurricane Ike in 2008 caused power outages for over a week in my place. Generator helped us run the refrigerator and a few fans. Also kept cellphones charged.
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  48. 1 point
    Well... You were right on both fronts.
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