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MrJessicaAlba

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About MrJessicaAlba

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    Pasco, WA
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  1. @czabe Is the progress bar on the battery indicating done? It might be done & you stayed up late for nothing.

  2. Washington still has public safety sites that have not been rebanded. FCC allowed Washington state recently to take to the end of 2016 to reband the final two locations (burried in snow country). Then the way will be clear for 800 lte. Frustrating to be the last of the last, without 800 a person simply cannot count on lte in any location, it could drop at any time. This is why, without densifucation, as washington has not had, sprint is a bottom tier carrier. If I'm talking to someone at work and we want to access data via mobile, it sucks to look at a loading screen while they pull the data. No movement on clear sites being converted, (definitely not here in SE WA, I will wager every one is shuttered & not converted), no movement on 800 lte, and no densification... just a long term punch in the gut. But I long ago decided to stick it out because of when we used to get NV updates and being told of the lte schedule (which turned into vapor).
  3. Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge User Thread

    New update out... security patch.
  4. Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors thread

    my s7 is up and running, and FAST
  5. Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors thread

    Couple days ago,email came 3/1 @6:58pm with shipping confirmation and tracking. Took a day or do for ups to have it in their system, so I thought it was just an email with no intent to ship before next week... but I'll find out when I get home from work, or later tonight. UPS guy comes through my neighborhood at 4 or later.
  6. Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors thread

    2/26 thru telesales... website wouldn't let me click to order. S7, not an Edge. To my house. Gold. VR headset hasn't shipped yet.
  7. Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumors thread

    My tracking says on the truck for delivery. Be here today.
  8. Network Vision/LTE - Inland Northwest

    I premeired a couple days ago, does that count?
  9. Samsung Galaxy S5 User Thread

    I just did this. I was walking by the truck with mine in my cargo shorts, which banged into the door... right on the corner of the screen in the perfect spot to spider crack the whole upper left. Yes, I had my case on. I watched various youtube videos that showed the repair, I watched them repeatedly to ensure I was wholly capable of the repair. I ordered a replacement screen/lcd of the ebay (my lcd was working, but I knew the process of removing the broken screen would likely destroy the lcd, and boy was I right). I ordered a three dollar new adhesive for the re-sealing process. My boy and I took our time to ensure nothing got further screwed up. The process took a couple of very anal retentive and overly careful hours, you could do it under an hour if you weren't as ocd as me. Careful with that heat gun, apply heat slowly and don't overheat. The lcd/screen cost about 150 to 165... but those mall places will charge you upwards of 300 for this phone and they WILL NOT be careful to avoid giving you bonus dings and scratches. The repair is not guaranteed to be water-resistant, but I very confident my repair is every bit as good as the factory job, and will be just as water resistant. PM me if you want me to link the videos I thought were most helpful, good luck!
  10. Network Vision/LTE - Inland Northwest

    This is news... Kennewick Building permit number BLD-2014-01050 (I saved an image of it but couldn't figure out how to attach it here) states that the rooftop facility at 6 W 6th will receive a 2.5 ghz equipment array. Applied for on 04/14/14 and to be finished by 10/11/2014. Someone who knows may be able to say whether 800mhz LTE usually comes with an 2.5 install...??? Also, while looking through permitting, I found some Clearwire sites that are in waaaaay more optimal locations around here. Can I get some speculation on whether those sites will be transitioned to full build Sprint towers on Clearwire shutdown?
  11. Network Vision/LTE - Inland Northwest

    I think we are just waiting on backhaul. Towers are all set to go.The speed of the LTE part of the rollout has been hideous, though. Without leaking secrets, I keep a close eye on the progress meters across the country, our local backhaul installation is some of the slowest around. The locations aren't hard, they are urban, the vendor just refuses to go do the work with ant initiative. I am so frustrated. I know what the new network means, but we are just sitting here with patchwork. We have new stuff using legacy backhaul, which isn't any real advantage over the tower upgrades never having been done. We are at six months since the first LTE showed up here (in Tri-Cities, Spokane and even Yakima have fared better)and we've had one or two additional towers to that LTE locally, that is in a redundant area to the prior LTE coverage. Additionally, again without revealing secrets, a tower that services Pasco (and is mapped as such on sprints coverage page) is overly optimistic by light years in lte coverage and rarely connects even from North pasco. There is also a site I drive by every day that sits with a ground mount option for no apparent reason, I don't think it'll get lte and, even though I'm close I rarely connect to it. If you look on sprints tower upgrade map, not S4GRU's, again revealing no secrets, this is a tower that sits in the heart of pasco and should service most of pasco and north Kennewick. So I think we are stuck for a very long time waiting for backhaul for most of the tricities & waiting for sprint to get around to actually rebuilding the gmo site. Then again, if 800lte comes along, since I've got my S5 now, I will be golden. That is, of course, if the device ever kicks over to that band... I know 800 voice is here, and even with zero bars locally I still rarely kick over to 800 voice. But when I do, it's like I have a real, honest to goodness, cell provider.
  12. Network Vision/LTE - Inland Northwest

    I was looking at my SignalCheck Pro and it reported I was connected to 800mhz from the Railroad tower north of Pasco. This is where I get hopeful. The 1900 LTE signals have been horribly spotty in their recent roll-out here. I know 800 doesn't mean 800 LTE (and I'll need something besides my s3 to get 800 LTE anyway), but it's the first step. 800 LTE, for me, is where I will be happy. This 1900 is slower than all the other providers, and 800 LTE should at least be everywhere and stable if I have to settle for slower than everyone else.
  13. Network Vision/LTE - Inland Northwest

    Yep. Very exciting. I hooked the tower on Canal and 395 from way over at Burden/68 in Pasco at a stoplight. Speed test was 1.5 down/8.5 up. Then I switched to the Richland Way tower and went back to 3G for .02 down/ .08 up. This cannot come fast enough. I could send data by pigeon faster than that. Don't know if anyone else has noticed... Tri-Cities is dead last for any type of tower completions, let alone LTE. All of the remaining towers in the entire Inland Northwest remain here (except one on I-90 by George); three in Pasco are untouched (I've visited, they will be my main towers at home), Three in Richland unaccepted, and Seven left in Kennewick (although the LTE hit today means at least one is going live) and a couple on the outskirts. I was giggling like a little kid when that phone lit up "4G LTE", though.
  14. Network Vision/LTE - Inland Northwest

    To answer, though. "Tri-Cites" refers to KPR; Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland. Three cities at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers.
  15. Network Vision/LTE - Inland Northwest

    Any word? I've been checking in every day, nothing in the Tri-Cities, unless you count the 800 in Hanford. Getting really frustrating, I watched as Spokane made quick progress this Summer. When Spokane was "launched" as Spokane, leaving the rest of Inland Northwest off, I was really discouraged. I've had this Cadillac device for two years and 90% of the time I can't even get a text to go out with the suck service around here... I thought I would have retired the Airrave by now. Can't send or receive calls at work, or at my Daughter's sports, and I'd be screwed at home if the internet went out. I have been patient, a defender of Sprint because of all the promises of what was almost here, but I'm about done. I know, I know, just wait... this all new and awesome network is almost here, don't quit now. I feel like I'm throwing good money after bad, though. I doubt it will ever be even tolerable around here. So, any real word on when the Tri-Cities will see any LTE, someone talk me off this ledge?
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