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#3641 lilotimz

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:57 PM

Today i had my first HD voice call. I stay in midtown and the person i was speaking with was at arden mall. Is hd voice new to this region? After that call i called that same person back a few minutes later and there was no HD voice on the second call.

 

HD voice has been activate for Sprint - Sprint calls for quite some time.

 

HD calling gets disabled though if you enable WiFi calling. 



#3642 sharward

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:57 PM

It only happens when you call another Sprint customer, and only under certain conditions.

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:43 PM

I finally replaced my old dying Sprint Netgear 6100D with a Cradlepoint COR IBR900.  Although I had an SIM adapter and the 6100D's SIM card went in and was recognized, and I tried to register it with Sprint, the Sprint network wouldn't accept it (the Netgear 6100D SIMGLT207A won't work in the Cradlepoint IBR900).  I had to go to a Sprint Corporate Sales office (Modesto, on Dale Road) to get the "right" SIM card (SIMGLW236C).

 

My connection to the new router is now excellent (i.e. my old 6100D was unpingable sometimes, but the IBR900 is always available).  However for the connection to the Sprint network itself I'm only getting 7Mbps even though I'm in a LTE-Plus zone on Sprint's map.  My RSSI is -71dB, RSRP is -100 dB, and SINR is 5.4 dB (I'm using a high gain external antenna).  I know that the antenna is doing something because I get -71 with my high gain antenna and only -84 with the little included bunny ears.  I've also got 2 of these high-gain antennas.  But on Band 41, it still says that it isn't getting aggregation even though I've checked that both ports on the IBR900 are indeed active..

 

So I'm still envious of all of you who are getting tens of Mbps.  I think that I've done everything that I can on my end.  

 

Thanks,

 

Scott



#3644 lilotimz

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:51 PM

LTE plus now denotes all band 41 coverage areas.

Your clearwire sites had the Huawei equipment swapped out for Nokia mini macros as mandated by the government but as it sounds like the backhaul was not increased so there's no point in deploying 2 carriers for CA.

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:32 PM

Hi,

 

I just signed up for the new Sprint Magic Box:

 

https://www.sprint.com/apps/magicbox/

 

It is touted as a non-repeater; a micro-cell with a range of 100 meters. It sits in a window facing the cell tower.  It is large; I assume that is an internal flat-plate antenna (?).  It communicates on Band 41 (and 25 ?).  The photos show that it has an LCD screen.  I haven't seen any additional info on the unit.

 

Not sure if it will make any difference for me or not.  I'm already on Band 41.  But if it is smart enough to optimize onto a specific cell tower (using CA and MIMO ? ) and stop jumping around then I'll be happy.

 

According to my Cradlepoint COR-IBR900, I'm hopping between 4 Sprint towers (I've been tracking the TAC and CellID).  And I'm fixed wireless...  So I'm not moving, and I have a high-gain antenna pointed at the tower that I want.  But still, it is hopping from tower to tower.  Download speeds vary from 0.8 Mbps to 18Mbps depending on which tower it happens to be talking to.

 

Regardless, my new Cradlepoint IBR900 is much better than the Netgear 6100D that it replaced.

 

Once I signed up for the Magic Box, I got this automated blurb (below).

 

Scott

 

 

Magic Box Customer Interest Form
Thank you!

Thank you for your request. We are thrilled that so many people are excited about Sprint Magic Box! You are important to us and every inquiry is being thoroughly reviewed. Due to the tremendous interest, it may take us a little longer than usual to respond. Once we determine if a Sprint Magic Box will benefit you, we will reach out by email or phone. At that time, we will communicate next steps. We appreciate your patience.

 

 



#3646 lilotimz

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:17 PM

 

Hi,

 

 

It's a great little box that contains a small cell eNB that broadcasts a new LTE B41 signal for all compatible devices to connect to while it has a LTE UE Relay backhaul module that connects to a donor macro site. 

 

As long as there's a strong enough B41 signal, it'll latch onto it. Else it'll fall back to a B25 signal. 






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