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    3G Shutdown

    I still see 3G in West Michigan almost daily on my commute between Lansing and Portland. It varies between EVDO and eHRPD, being they are the same, not sure why both get displayed at different times.
  2. I didn't see any topics for Network Vision in West Michigan, so I figured it was time to start a public thread to track this. As of now, there hasn't been any confirmation of any Network Vision in the West Michigan market. Some initial installs were expected in September, but nothing has been reported or seen in any of the cities. Also, there have been no reports of eHRPD being turned on in the market. The West Michigan market is basically everything west of US127/I75 splitting the State in half and all of the Lansing area. There are a few towers east of 127/75 to complete a city/town. Full maps are available in the Sponsors and Premier Sponsors section I will do my best to keep this thread updated as confirmed reports of work start rolling in from members in the market. If you suspect NV may be underway in your area, please get a picture of the tower and the location of it (closest intersection, gps coordinates, address, etc)
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    Android P DP2

    Using Gestures and opening the list of running apps, causes running apps to show in the background of the lock screen or an app running.
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    Android P DP2

    Anyone else jump on the DP2 release of Android P this week? Was very surprised to see the expanded device selection that the preview is available for. https://developer.android.com/preview/devices/ OG Pixel / XL Pixel 2 /XL Essential Nokia 7Plus Oppo R15 Pro Xperia XZ2 Vivo X21 / UD Issues I've found on my Pixel 2 XL so far... MS Apps don't work with InTune MDM configured Gestures are flakey Radio Switching between towers/data flow is odd
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Rather than a divestment, to ensure the new three carrier system, I'd rather see a requirement of 4G coverage matching the Blue/Red in 36 months and 5G that overlays 4G.
  6. Android P on Pixel 2 XL and SCP has remained consistent for me
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    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Grabbed the DP2 Beta of Android P on the Pixel 2 XL and the oddity I've seen thus far is data throughput is strange. This very well could just be a coincidence, but bouncing between cell sites, seems to take forever for data to start flowing.
  8. If it was only just a few seconds and didn't hold, then I'm betting its actually SCP picking up Android cycling thru the bands or in the middle of a network change. I see Sprint on Tmobile frequencies all the time in West Michigan, but its only a few seconds during B25/B41 changes or dropping to EVDO.
  9. Hey Mike, will this new tightening on network monitoring impact SCP? https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/07/apps-android-p-will-no-longer-able-monitor-network-activity/ Apps on Android P will no longer be able to monitor your network activity
  10. I'm in rural west michigan where Sprint's coverage gets spotty at times. Many times I end up with false SCP logs showing TMobile connections. I have a few areas that I can hopefully latch onto a tmobile signal once roaming is working. I just attempted a PRL update, but still on 55069
  11. I had this texting my mom once. If I remember correctly, I did a reboot, PRL update, network services update, and a few airplane mode cycles. Then it started working again.
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    Moto G6 etc Omnithread

    After my Moto X Pure Edition experience with software updates falling off the map, I think I'll be sticking to Google devices. At least I know what support I'm getting and for how long. My buddy is still using my Moto X Pure, so the hardware is good. Hopefully these can last for a couple cycles.
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    Huawei Nexus 6P (was [Rumor] Huawei Nexus phone?)

    I've got a new Nexus 6p glass screen protector that I'll gladly mail to anyone who can use it. Just cover the shipping cost. It was a two pack, I only used one of them. Omotion from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014SL8BWU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&tag=donations09-20 PM me if you'd like this.
  14. Only specs I've really seen leaked are 5.7" screen and based on the unannounced "Mate 8" model. From http://www.breathecast.com/articles/nexus-2015-rumors-news-leaked-video-reveals-specs-of-purported-2015-huawei-nexus-video-30407/ The Mate 7 had a 4100+mah battery, speculation is that this could have the same or bigger. Anything passed through the FCC for a US and/or Sprint version that covers the Spark bands? I'm in the market for a new phone this fall and will be going off contract, buying a Nexus.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    I think the fastest I've gotten is right around 70
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    Note 9 rumor thread.

    If Google and Sammy can ever get together on the "Google Play Edition" phones again, I'd buy a Note with AOSP in a heart beat.
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    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    I've had the phone for 6hrs and just wow. This thing is fast as hell and so responsive. I haven't played with the camera yet. Very impressed with Google's transferring setup in Oreo. I put a glass screen protector on it and hopefully my Live Case will be here on Tuesday!
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    Note 9 rumor thread.

    Seeing as I just got my Pixel 2 XL today, it'll be a couple years before I upgrade again. By that time, the tech for screen fingerprint reader will be in all the phones.
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    Note 9 rumor thread.

    Apparently the rumors on the note 9 are slim to none
  20. Due to no High Speed Internet Offerings in my area (outside of the major carriers), I jumped on the $50/month unlimited hotspot offering in December. I'm running a Mifi500, connected to a repeater with a single ethernet jack, that feeds the WAN port on my wireless router. This is providing Wifi for my home and connectivity for Nest, 5 Echos, generic smart plugs, 3 Kindle Fire, 1 Kindle reader, and other devices. I do have a Magic Box and the HotSpot loves being connected to it.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Honestly, reach out to Executive Support via twitter. Tweet at Marcelo and they will reply, that's typically the only way to resolve one off or oddball issues like this.
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    The S4GRU BYOD Sim Compatibility Chart

    Thanks for this, I was able to help telesales send me the correct SIM for my phone!
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