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    iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    Yes, I am on 11.3. No VoLTE.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Whoa. Good idea to run consecutive speedtests for troubleshooting. I always got frustrated with the first speed test being junk... so for comparison - I just ran consecutive speedtests here as well. All tests were done on the same server. Bolded below where it got interesting... Test 1: 08:00am / 3.58 down / 3.68 up Test 2: 08:00am / 3.91 down / 2.71 up Test 3: 08:01am / 3.68 down / 5.63 up Test 4: 08:02am / 71.9 down / 6.66 up Test 5: 08:02am / 74.5 down / 5.82 up Test 6: 08:04am / 69.5 down / 5.98 up Test 6: 08:05am / 69.2 down / 5.32 up Test 6: 08:05am / 73.5 down / 6.13 up Test 6: 08:06am / 73.2 down / 5.94 up Your comment about adding capacity if the load increases would make sense to me - but I'd guess that each speed test takes around 25-30 seconds to run, so if this was the case, I would expect that the speeds would pick up extremely quickly. I know that when running a speed test on a phone connected to a macro tower, I can actually see the speeds jump up in large chunks as the phone starts connecting to the other carriers for carrier aggregation. (So instead of starting the speed test with download speed immediately going to 120+mpbs - it will go in steps from like... 40 to 80 to 115-120.) In my speed tests above, it looks like something took place between the download and upload sessions in the 3rd test. Upload speed increased by a large percentage, and every speedtest after that was a consistent 69+ down / 5+ up. Odd behavior, right? Hmmmm
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    I have two of them but one of them is dead. Have been meaning to send it back now for the past few months. lol
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Any more updates? I was tied up with work all day Friday and did not end up calling support. Still stuck at 4-ish mbps down and 5/6mbps up. I did confirm our MB is on 440a as well. Was hoping they would push another update soon that fixed it. Surely sprint has the ability to see slow speed sites?
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Another data point - I also noticed that our MB had slowed down big time. Speedtest revealed 3-5mbps where we used to see 60+ most of the time. I did a factory reset and as soon as it came up, I cycled airplane mode on my phone which then connected to the MB. Speedtest was back at 60+mbps. After a couple of hours, speeds were right back to 3-5mbps. Something weird was going on. :dunno: edit: in my case, the MB was connected to the same Macro and B41.
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    LTE Calling Plus / Chicago Market

    For clarifications sake, this is actually called VCC - Voice Call Continuity. Not Calling Plus or VoLTE. From what we know, Calling Plus will not be coming to iPhones due Sprint's announcement in Feb of commercial rollout of VoLTE this fall. VCC is cool stuff indeed - just another stepping stone to real VoLTE.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Did you inadvertently quote a post I made 6 months ago? lol
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Ugh. Something is so frickin weird with my phone or Magic Box. My phone, once again, refuses to connect to the MB. My Apple Watch LTE, however, will happily connect to the MB if I force it to go to LTE. Why wont my phone just stay latched to the MB??? iPhone X in my basement: cycle airplane mode - struggles to connect and hangs onto B26 for dear life. Apple Watch LTE in my basement: "HEY LOOK - EXTRA STRONG B41 FROM A MAGIC BOX!" *happily connects to the MB* FACEPALM. Grrrrrrrrrrr
  9. My thoughts? FLIP THE DAMN SWITCH SPRINT! edit: tested just a minute ago, and this is not live in Atlanta, GA
  10. Yes indeed. I've gotten 60+ out of mine. Maybe a bit odd, but my speeds seem to increase the farther I get away from the MB. If I am right in front of it, the speeds are slower than if I am on a different floor or different room.
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    sprint network 2018 predictions

    I've also been seeing some random abnormally higher upload speeds on certain towers. (referencing your first screenshot.)
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    FFS. For absolutely no apparent reason, as of this evening, my phone seems fat and happy on the magic box again. 🤷‍♂️ Infuriating that it seems to be back and forth like that. For a product that should just work, it sure seems to have some occasional hiccups. If the end-game is to be able to use VoLTE through the Magic Box, they have some work to do. Just checked software versions and they are the same as before.
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    Network Vision/LTE - Chicago Market

    Indeed - I have seen 120's on my local home tower on b41, but I have never seen over that. I nearly crapped my pants when i saw it in the 190's!
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    Network Vision/LTE - Chicago Market

    I continue to be impressed. Ohare gate H10 at 8:15 Monday morning.
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    Network Vision/LTE - Chicago Market

    You need to contact Sprint and report the issue - and ask that same question.
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    Network Vision/LTE - Atlanta/Athens Market

    I'm in ATL often now for work (work in midtown) and the network has been really pretty solid - even in hotels. My only gripe are the underground MARTA stations. Really wish Sprint could at least do something with those.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Update - Sometime over the past day or two, my magic box updated to: SW Ver: 15.15.10.141 60.6.58.0 ... which appears to be back to the version where the home screen displays LTE, Sprint, and GPS Icons in the top right hand corner. Interestingly, over the past day or two, my phone seems to prefer the Magic Box again. Woohoo!!
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    I went weeks and weeks without a problem of my phone connecting to the mb and now for the past week or so, it has refused to connect. Wifes phone (same model as mine... 256gb iPhone 10), on the other hand, connects reliably. Grrrrrr
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Confused. Here is what mine shows. :dunno: SW Ver: 15.15.10.141 60.6.40.2
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    Apple Watch Poor LTE Performance

    Side note - switching on Airplane Mode on your phone will not disable bluetooth connections such as headphones or Apple Watches any longer. As someone who generally flies 4 segments a week, this was a welcome change. If you truly want to ensure your phone disconnects from your paired apple watch, it is necessary to go to settings -> Bluetooth, then move the slider there. For coverage discussion, this might be a great opportunity to get a Magic Box. With the Magic Box turned off... while in my basement, my Apple Watch would lose LTE - but after the Magic Box, it gets 3-4 'dots' of service.
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    iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    I was REALLY hoping and thinking that Calling Plus would be enabled with 11.2. Damn. 👎
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    I'll have go up stairs and check it out. . I havent looked at the thing since I got the iPhone X - it connects great each time.
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