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mmark27

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About mmark27

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    Member Level: 4G WiMax

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  • Phones/Devices
    SGS8+, SGS8 (wife), Note 5 (retired to drawer), SGS5 (kids toy now), SGS3, Epic 4G Touch, Nexus 7, HP Touchpad CM10
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    Male
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    Madison, WI
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  1. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    I actually had my phone tell me yesterday that I hadn't restarted in 7 days! I can't believe it's gone that long for me. I'm usually every couple of days out of habit now, but the phone has been better for me and my needs I guess since I hadn't restarted. What continues to be a frustration for me and the S8+ is the clarity of the pictures (Samsung over-processing the images on the software side) and second, I now get a 4-5 second delay after hitting the "record" button in the Camera app to the video actually recording. The second or third video will start right away, but then it'll lag again for 4-5 seconds. Drives me bonkers. When trying to capture things my kids do, those 4-5 seconds make all the difference.
  2. SITE UPGRADE WARNING

    Thought I was taking crazy pills that no one had posted in the Sprint Magic Box thread in like 5 days! (no notifications) ha ha. Thankfully found this information. Too bad about Tapatalk.
  3. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    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.
  4. Official Magic Box discussion thread

    BANDIT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE IN BED! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  5. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    Wow, echoing the earlier reviews but the call clarity is ridiculous! Impressed. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  6. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    I'm still aghast that Sprint did something not unique and intercompatible. Did they change their Wi-Fi calling tech with this too or are they still special there?? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  7. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    It's nice that you can choose to turn one or the other off. So if you don't want the WiFi calling, then toggle that one off. Smart play here by Sprint on the toggle choices.
  8. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    So the new Voice + Data beta only works on LTE and will drop if it gets outside LTE range....that's um, a little chancy for the old Sprint network in my neck of the woods. I assume the LTE hand-offs work okay between the different bands of LTE?? Does anyone know if the WiFi-calling has been improved? Does it hand off between WiFi APs without dropping? Does it transition from WiFi to LTE without dropping? I can't see much of that discussed with any certainty in the Sprint Community articles. Thanks for any knowledge you guys may have.
  9. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    Whoa, this is awesome and unexpected! (at least I hadn't heard about it) Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. Mike, love the updates man! Also, very good idea for the donate button as you deserve it for your hard work. As I've been using Android Auto more, is there a way you can get the SingalCheck notifications to show up on the Android Auto screen? Not necessarily in the notification bar, but as one of them card like notifications. I didn't see this listed as a Feature Request on your website and thread searching doesn't come up with a hit, so I thought I'd ask the question. Like how the weather shows up here? I know Google's a bit stingy with which apps get access to the Android Auto display.
  11. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    The annoyance with Bixby is that it can't even send a SMS without using the Samsung Messages app being default. That's pretty lame considering that it should work with the base layer Android SMS service that then calls the default app. I know it's Samsung's assistant and Samsung's messaging app, so they can do what they want, but it seems shortsighted to hamstring an assistant like that when the ability for wider capability exists. Ask Bixby to "Read my messages".....please set Messages to default app before I can help you with that. Ask Google Assistant to "Read my messages".....she'll pull up the last 10 messages no matter the default app and read them back if instructed.
  12. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    Sprint speeds up downloads due to a bug in Snapdragon 835 software kicking phones off B41 http://www.pcmag.com/news/354870/sprint-speeds-up-galaxy-s8-htc-u11-phones
  13. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    This is great. I often accidentally hit the soft keys with so many apps having a bottom navigation bar for choices. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    Quite the details in the change log too. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  15. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    Oh my god, my kid turned this on their Amazon Fire Tablet.....it's damn near impossible to turn off. So frustrating. You can't scroll, you can't do anything. You have to like double press everything to get it to work. I almost just factory reset the thing.
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