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  1. LG G6 to be Sprint's first HPUE-capable device

    I'm really liking this phone so far. Normally I'd be unhappy about the non-removable battery, but considering the $120 price at Best Buy, I can just replace the whole phone instead when the time comes. (And I never replaced the battery in my G5 despite spending much more on it.) One question though. Ever since I got SCP installed, it's been in SRLTE. My G5 would only do SRLTE in very weak signal areas, but it seems like the G6 has been in constant SRLTE. Does this match the experience of others? (I'm not complaining, just curious.) I'm also seeing B41 more frequently at home than I used to. I'll have to see how it is out and about at some point. I'm assuming that's HPUE allowing it to maintain a B41 connection lower before the lack of uplink forces it to Band 25 or 26. - Trip
  2. Just to follow up, I had no problem getting it at the store yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised with how easily the process went, though it did take a while. - Trip
  3. Thanks. That's too bad. On a related note, despite having paid full price for my phone back in 2016 and Sprint's website telling me I'm upgrade eligible, Sprint "declined [my] upgrade" when I tried to check my eligibility for the LG G6 deal on the Best Buy website. Tried to ask Sprint's chat, who blamed Best Buy. I guess I'll have to go to Best Buy in person and see what they say. - Trip
  4. Any idea what Sprint's Black Friday deals will be this year? I've seen T-Mobile's ad, but unless I've missed it, nothing from Sprint... - Trip
  5. LG G6 to be Sprint's first HPUE-capable device

    So I see that on Black Friday, Best Buy will have the G6 for $4.99/month "with qualified activation." The fine print doesn't seem to be included in the scan I saw; any idea what that means, exactly? - Trip
  6. You beat me to it. I saw that article and came here to say the same thing. For the non-initiated, my analogy was going to be: "Newest Ferraris have been shown to do up to 200MPH on a racetrack. But average speeds of the latest Honda cars in the real world are only 40MPH! Honda is doomed!" - Trip
  7. I'm trying to puzzle something out about the Extended LTE thing Sprint is doing with US Cellular these days. Maybe someone here has a better idea. My mom wants a smart phone for Christmas. My parents, many of you may recall, live in US Cellular territory, which is the primary reason I am a Sprint customer, since service in that area is important. Both are retired. Now that Sprint has this Extended LTE thing going, I'm trying to figure out if I could put my mom on my Sprint unlimited family plan or if that would be a problem. It's similar to the problem that I have going there; everything is theoretically fine if she's out and about in Farmville/Appomattox/Lynchburg/South Boston where Shentel or Sprint would have native service, and at home, the wifi works more often than not these days (it's improved in the past year). The real issue will be those times when the home Internet is out, or if she is in the county (library, post office, traveling to and from aforementioned cities, etc.) where service would be coming from US Cellular. Does anyone have a sense of whether or not that would cause a problem? I can't find a policy for Sprint indicating what limits, if any, there are on the Extended LTE. Thanks. - Trip
  8. T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    In the part of the country that I'm in, I have compiled my own tower map which has all the carriers, to the extent I could determine from afar. It's in the Premiere Sponsor area. Won't help you guys in the Midwest, though... - Trip
  9. T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    Interesting note, when I left to visit my parents in US Cellular roaming territory on Thursday, my US Cellular phone was roaming on Sprint and Shentel LTE. On the way home yesterday, it instead roamed on T-Mobile LTE, and still is, but is also doing SRLTE with Sprint 1X. I tried to disable the T-Mobile bands and force it onto Band 25 and it would not connect. Very odd, especially considering that I still haven't seen my T-Mobile phone roam onto US Cellular. - Trip
  10. I went by a 3G-only site over the weekend that has a permit filed. Still 3G. (Checked this morning and the permit isn't granted yet for some reason.) Got my fingers crossed; it's one of the very last ones in the area. I'm incredibly pleased about US Cellular no longer counting as roaming, assuming that's true. That makes me significantly less likely to want to jump to T-Mobile if they ever get US Cellular roaming working. - Trip
  11. LG G5 User Thread (LG-LS992)

    Got a system update this morning after a very long time without one. Software is now LS992ZVC, bringing it to the 9/1/17 patch level. Still Android 7.0. Anything else I should check? - Trip
  12. Not sure about "newest" but I definitely got a quick charger with my G5. I use it regularly and my phone charges quite quickly. - Trip
  13. This isn't really iPhone specific, but the iPhone announcement did make me think of it. Do these devices that use facial recognition, do you also need a PIN to access the device? If not, I would never, ever use this technology. The only thing stopping a police officer from an illegal search is... well, nothing. They hold the phone up to your face and the phone unlocks itself. - Trip
  14. Verizon shrinking coverage in Maine.

    Because nothing says "bad for America" like locally-owned small businesses that can respond to local customer needs, right? I don't understand why you desperately want gigantic companies who run roughshod over consumers to grow ever larger and more able to run roughshod over consumers. While complaining that they run roughshod over consumers, no less. - Trip

    You can click on the date or the time underneath the name of the most recent poster and it'll take you there. - Trip

    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
  17. In the areas I'm familiar with, they use microwave backhaul for many of their sites. Certainly doesn't surprise me that they could use T1 lines or whatever else they're able to get at some of their sites. - Trip
  18. LG G6 to be Sprint's first HPUE-capable device

    No, the platinum one. After I got home, later in the evening, I tried again and it worked. So strange. - Trip
  19. LG G6 to be Sprint's first HPUE-capable device

    It wasn't just the G6 that was missing though. Lots of phones were missing from the displays for all the carriers. It was kind of... odd. Made me wary of the whole store. - Trip
  20. LG G6 to be Sprint's first HPUE-capable device

    I decided against it. It suddenly occurred to me that now that work has moved to having an RSA "Soft Token" on my phone, which I just had done this week, I'd have to have it done again, and I'd likely be without access to work e-mail over the weekend. But, despite that, I went to the store and decided that I'd look and see it in person and then make a final decision. Got there and not only was the G6 missing from the Sprint display, it was also missing from the AT&T display, and the Sprint display did not have the sale price on it. So, I turned around and left. - Trip
  21. LG G6 to be Sprint's first HPUE-capable device

    Maybe I'll just show up at the store and plan to spend a while there. - Trip
  22. LG G6 to be Sprint's first HPUE-capable device

    I paid my phone off in full when I bought it, so the day after I got it, it said I was upgrade eligible. - Trip
  23. LG G6 to be Sprint's first HPUE-capable device

    The Best Buy site keeps telling me that my information doesn't match my Sprint records. I reset my PIN just in case, but it's still telling me that something's wrong. I'm guessing if I went into the store, they'd have the same issue? I was hoping to reserve it and then go in to pick it up this evening. - Trip
  24. LG G6 to be Sprint's first HPUE-capable device

    How does that work? Can I not pay the $5/month ($120 total) in a lump up front? Or after the first month? (Considering it since my power button doesn't work anymore.) - Trip
  25. Official Magic Box discussion thread

    I'm in the DC market and haven't heard anything either. - Trip