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  1. We have started a new thread for KAW-DAW. The previous thread is over 7,000 entries and has been closed. It ran for three years! If you've never played Keep a Word, Drop a Word before, it is really simple. See below... Example Post 1: customer satisfaction Example Post 2: tough customer Example Post 3: tough break Example Post 4: break wind Comprendo? See, it is really simple. For each new post just keep a word from the previous post and drop the other and replace with a new one. Please KEEP your posts to JUST 2 WORDS, but if you are stuck and must to, you can include a "helper" word, like: a, the, an, etc. BUT the next post CANNOT use that "helper" word as the one they keep for the next post. You can however use the same "keep" word as the previous poster if you want to. Otherwise just have fun with it and let's see where it goes? If things get stalled out just start a new line of thought by making a new 2 word saying. I will kick off the game below...
  2. Happy Thanksgiving

    Smoked a turkey, played Clue, Exploding Kittens and Apples to Apples with the Family. Just finished Thanksgiving dinner. Checking S4GRU and then going to take a nap!
  3. I went to the Sprint Call Center today in the Albuquerque suburb of Rio Rancho. I thought I may be able to sniff out some LTE there like the one near Denver. Sadly, I did not encounter any LTE. I even went inside. But I did discover eHRPD. At first, I thought the eHRPD was just at the Call Center. But it appears to be throughout the ABQ metro area. I drove all over Rio Rancho and the ABQ west side changing sites more than 10 times, and I'm still on eHRPD. Looks like we are eHRPD live now. I took several screen shots. Performance is identical to EVDO-A when connected to the same sites. As expected, the site where I get 2Mbps+ site speeds (at Unser and Paradise on the west side) is still just as fast on eHRPD. But I always get those speeds there. Robert on Samsung Galaxy S-III via Tapatalk
  4. I certainly don't believe network wide that Sprint is better than T-Mobile. However, in the Puget Sound region (Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia), I find that Sprint B41 coverage areas are usually significantly better in performance than T-Mobile. In B25 areas, Sprint is usually the same or slightly worse (now that we are at least 10x10 everywhere). This is likely due to T-Mobile having a very large market share here bogging down their network. This is their home market. This is now a very good market for Sprint, and even getting better due to B26 deployment finally occurring. And there are many markets like West Washington occurring around the country. Sprint is getting better and better. I'm excited. But in a wide sweeping generalization, it is not better than T-Mobile. But it is a good choice for millions of people and a viable carrier for most customers.
  5. VoLTE for "older" devices

    I cannot imagine total CDMA shut down before 2020. Sprint is likely to start LTE only on new deployments once they go VoLTE, similar to what Tmo has done. Hopefully they wont do B26 only like how Tmo has done B12 only. With their comments of doing Triband on new sites makes me hopeful. Robert
  6. Happy Thanksgiving

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  9. LIMITED TIME PROMOTION!!! YOU COULD POSSIBLY WIN A NEW SUPER NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM CLASSIC EDITION IF YOU DONATE TO SUPPORT S4GRU The Goal The goal is to have some fun and raise some money to support S4GRU. This item is donated by an anonymous member, brand new in the box. Unlike previous promotions, 100% of the donations will go to fund S4GRU! The Plan We will accept donations for a few weeks. The contest ends Friday, December 15th at 8:59 PM Pacific/11:59 PM Eastern. The drawing will be held on Sunday, December 17th at 7 PM Pacific/10 PM Eastern. It will be shipped immediately, so you can be retro gaming by Christmas morning. The Raffle Each donation to the SNES PROMO will receive a range of numbers, equating to one number for every dollar you donate. The minimum donation to the cause is $10. If you donate $10, you get a range of 10 numbers. If you donate $100, you get a range of 100 numbers. The more you donate, the greater your chances of winning. There is no limit to the amount you can donate...in amount or frequency. But it needs to be at least $10 per donation to the SNES PROMO. You will receive a Private Message (or email if you are not a S4GRU member) from S4GRU giving you your numbers after your donation. Most likely within 8-12 hours, but could take a day or two. We will stop accepting donations at 8:59PM Pacific on Friday, December 15th. Any donations received after that time will not be counted toward this promotion. The drawing will be held on Sunday, December 17th at 7 PM Pacific. We will select a number at random using my random number generator app in my Pixel XL. You do not need to be present in the live chat to win. All money donated to the raffle will be credited to your S4GRU accumulation total and will count toward future upgrades. If you are not currently a S4GRU Sponsor, you will be given Sponsor status for six months with the minimum $10 raffle donation. To Enter Go to the S4GRU PayPal Donation section by clicking on this hyperlink or by by clicking the donate button in the upper right hand corner of most S4GRU pages. Enter an amount you want to donate for this promotion, minimum $10. In the notes section, tell us your screen name and type SNES PROMO. If you forget to do that in the PayPal donation, then send me a Message. You will get a message response giving you your raffle numbers by 12 Noon Pacific on 12/16/2017. If you don't get them, message me. Rules S4GRU Membership is not required to enter. S4GRU Staff Members and their families are ineligible to win. Dollars spent on the promotion will count toward future member upgrades. There is no cash value of the prize. Shipping costs to send the prize to the winner are included. S4GRU cannot guarantee availability of any products, types, varieties or colors. This contest is void where prohibited. Pre-scheduled automatic recurring payments to S4GRU during the contest period will not be eligible for entry in the contest. Alternative prizes are not available. The contest may be subject to amendment, extension or cancellation as necessary. S4GRU reserves the right to provide a gift card or PayPal payment of the value of the prize for convenience or difficulty in sourcing the prize occurs. Includes: Super Mario World™ Super Mario Kart™ The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™ F-ZERO™ Super Metroid™ Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting Super Punch-Out!!™ Super Castlevania IV™ Donkey Kong Country™ Mega Man® X Kirby™ Super Star Final Fantasy III Kirby's Dream Course™ Star Fox™ Yoshi's Island™ Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™ Contra III: The Alien Wars™ Secret of Mana EarthBound™ Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts®

    IP Board is putting S4GRU in the queue to have the site upgraded to its newest version. We currently operate in the 3 series. We will be upgrading to the 4 series. We likely will not have much notice when this happens. If I am given a timeframe, I will post it. But we are currently in an upgrade queue. Once IP Board techs begin the actual migration and upgrade process, S4GRU will be temporarily offline. This will take several hours. When it goes back online, it will likely look very, very different. Not necessarily in a good way. The upgrade will remove most of the S4GRU custom formatting, if not all of it. Also, some of the functionality, like Tapatalk, may not work at all initially. Side banners, tabs, navigation...I mean nearly everything may be screwy, not working right, in a new location or completely missing. Once it's back online, I will spend most of the effort of time on usability and content access. Making sure all the critical parts of the site are functional. Then I will start working on formatting. Working on colors, logos, etc. The content will all be there. Don't need to worry about Wall posts, forum posts or messages being destroyed. But you may not be able to get to it the way you're used to. And it may look very generic initially. The new upgrades will allow more customization and keep us current with all security and spam features. Our old version was no longer supported. I apologize in advance for any inconveniences. I may solicit some help too, if required. As I am very busy at work right now. I wish we had more information on the impacts, but every site takes them differently. We will be surprised and adjust as required. Blessed are the flexible! Robert
  11. Keep a Word, Drop a Word #6

    Hydrogen Car

    Do you recall what you were doing right before the initial block?
  13. Keep a Word, Drop a Word #6

    Sleep Train Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  14. Keep a Word, Drop a Word #6

    Simply Red standing by... Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  15. Yeah, the -110dBm is your received strength. The received strength at the site of your phone call may be far worse. And synchronous quality is vital in a phone conversation. It's not unusual for a device to have good Rx performance, but not necessarily Tx, especially at weaker signal strengths. Your device may be a poor transmitter on B41. Or there may be a lot of B41 noise. Because of this, B41 may not be a good solution for VoIP. But may be better for VoLTE, as the network QoS could control priority of your call and shunt you to a better band if required. VoIP treats the call as data packets, the same as everything else. And when minimum synchronistic standards are required, this could be a problem in many individual circumstances regarding signal quality/strength and hardware. Robert

    I'm thinking the avatar issue was the primary cause of the loop that was getting us blocked. But there is likely other Tapatalk code that is used less often than the avatar that is also causing a loop. Since Tapatalk admitted they have been building their app on lots and lots of old code, there could be many issues there. From here moving forward, try to keep track of what activities are happening preceding any new blocks. Maybe we can detect a trend to help them focus on another solution. Thanks! Robert
  17. You guys don't get it's all just a joke based completely on the image? It's not related to something specific in the news. The V and R are burned out. Multiple outages. Get it? Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

    I haven't been blocked all week so far. I don't use Tapatalk on my home wifi though. Don't want to get blocked where I work on S4GRU the most. I only have been using it on work WiFi, public WiFi and LTE. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  19. T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    Yeah, I moved from South Dakota March 10, 2016. I want to say it had been up like 6 mos. before I even left. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

    I've always kept mine disabled. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

    This is frustrating beyond all get up. Tapatalk!!! Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

    Which version of Tapatalk? Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

    Do you have Tapatalk installed on any other devices? I uninstalled off of all of mine first and then tried on one. I still haven't had the block, yet. But I have gone several days before. And it's only been 24 hours for me. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  24. Keep a Word, Drop a Word #6

    Town House Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk