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#21 belusnecropolis

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:23 PM

Did they remove the netgear 6100D as an option? I don't see it anymore.

 

 

Yup, about a year ago... right when I was about to get one myself and haven't been able to find one ANYWHERE since then.  :(

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:24 PM

Ebay.


If you buy one of these plans, can you swap out the device with another?


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:27 PM

If you buy one of these plans, can you swap out the device with another?


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Yes, call CS and have them change the device, or you can make a mysprint dot com account, with your calyx assigned number and do it online as you would any device ESN swap.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:36 PM

I explained this process to @calyx, as they were unaware CS was an option. After emailing them, email trolling mobile citizen and then tweeting at Sprintcare I just called in. I just did not enjoy the idea of a battery powered standby plugged in all day per Note 7. Picked one up on Ebay, called in and got it swapped. Apparently no one ever tried this before. I just followed the instructions in the crappy aircard GUI to call x number for assistance. Nick and the Calyx crew were pretty excited about this news.

Who knew? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:50 PM

I explained this process to @calyx, as they were unaware CS was an option. After emailing them, email trolling mobile citizen and then tweeting at Sprintcare I just called in. I just did not enjoy the idea of a battery powered standby plugged in all day per Note 7. Picked one up on Ebay, called in and got it swapped. Apparently no one ever tried this before. I just followed the instructions in the crappy aircard GUI to call x number for assistance. Nick and the Calyx crew were pretty excited about this news.

Who knew? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Interesting. Would I have to be on the more expensive plan to use the 6100D, or could I buy any of them and replace the device with the 6100D? Also, is calling in easier or just setting up an account and doing it online?


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:19 PM

Ebay.

 

Every time I've looked, there's never one on there. And when there is, it has some crazy plan attached to it.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:43 PM

Every time I've looked, there's never one on there. And when there is, it has some crazy plan attached to it.

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Interesting. Would I have to be on the more expensive plan to use the 6100D, or could I buy any of them and replace the device with the 6100D? Also, is calling in easier or just setting up an account and doing it online?


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I am unaware of varying any level's of service through Calyx. You should be able to replace it with any Sprint branded mobile broadband, 6100d is such a device so you should have no issues.

I would say difficulty is subjective. Phone skills versus setting up an account. I set up my account and then called in, I stumbled across the device section afterwords and used it to test compatibility of some modems I had. It seems pretty painless either way, all you have to lose is not trying. Hope this helps.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:53 AM

DId you add your calyx device to a new/separate account, or add it to your existing sprint account (assuming you had one)?



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:57 PM

I am unaware of varying any level's of service through Calyx. You should be able to replace it with any Sprint branded mobile broadband, 6100d is such a device so you should have no issues.

 

http://www.4gcommuni...community-store

 

Looking on here, they have the 12 Month Premium Membership Bundle with Mobile Hotspot (ZTE Pocket WiFi Mobile Hotspot)

for $398 and $255 after the first year, then they have 12 Month Membership Bundle with Mobile Hotspot (Franklin R850 Mobile Hotspot) for $250 and $168 after the first year.

 

Any idea what the difference between these two, besides the device they come with? Both appear to be the same. Could one buy the second option and replace the device (paying less every 12 months)?

 

I'm still trying to figure out how all this works exactly.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:09 AM

if everyone is ok with using these modems on sprints network then everyone should be ok with me burning 200+ gigs off my phone with my rooted hotspot.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:51 AM

if everyone is ok with using these modems on sprints network then everyone should be ok with me burning 200+ gigs off my phone with my rooted hotspot.

I disagree, people are paying for the mobile broadband service as mobile broadband, you are using a contracted personal line for mobile broadband.  The difference is in the contract


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:07 PM

I disagree, people are paying for the mobile broadband service as mobile broadband, you are using a contracted personal line for mobile broadband.  The difference is in the contract

i dunno man, this seems pretty wishy washy, this is using the sprint network as a home broadband connection and if anyone makes a 3xCA modem the home user would be able to pull like what? 300Mbps? if it were me id be downloading and streaming everything i could and it would make the user experience for sprint users very bad on that tower.

Either way it seems like network abuse and these companys that actually own the spectrum know exactly what they are doing, lease spectrum to sprint, demand use of all of their network or sprint doesn't get to use it, there have already been several topics in the past about these companies using this to re-sell internet service and its essentially a huge burdon on sprints network.



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Posted 13 January 2017 - 06:03 AM

i dunno man, this seems pretty wishy washy, this is using the sprint network as a home broadband connection and if anyone makes a 3xCA modem the home user would be able to pull like what? 300Mbps? if it were me id be downloading and streaming everything i could and it would make the user experience for sprint users very bad on that tower.

Either way it seems like network abuse and these companys that actually own the spectrum know exactly what they are doing, lease spectrum to sprint, demand use of all of their network or sprint doesn't get to use it, there have already been several topics in the past about these companies using this to re-sell internet service and its essentially a huge burdon on sprints network.

I agree it is abuse, but your regular phone account and these accounts are flagged differently in the system.  If and when Sprint wants to throttle or shape this traffic, they can due to the existing flags in place.  You risk having your service canceled as you are violating the terms of your contract with Sprint.

 

If you were to have a secondary service via Calyx and bomb the hell out of it, then go for it.  But to say this service and rooting/tethering are the same thing, I can't agree with that.


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