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  1. for how long? it doesnt appear it is supposed to work at least according to this sprint higher up:
  2. i installed the Essential phone 8.1 beta and signal check BSL location stuff is working again.
  3. i called another sprint user tonight, with Wifi calling enabled on my account AND connected to wifi for the call and it was done in HD voice, incon showing and everything. both of which are not supposed to happen base don historical discussions. big changes afoot or just another bug with the essential?
  4. Essentially a sprint exclusive.

    oreo 8.1 is supposed to be released this week which finally includes some radio fixes and or tweaks. We will see although i am not holding my breath.
  5. Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Magic box does not do voice unless his phone is one of the few that does VoLTE.
  6. Ive been on the Oreo 8 beta since essential came out with it..i cant remember when that was though, december?. However, when I was on 7 for a little bit in the beginning, I want to say BSL was not working then either. That is why i thought there was a setting ive been missing all along once i swapped to this device. Dont attack this problem based off that though as I could be mistaken so hopefully someone in the essential post is still running version 7. I believe 8.1 is coming out very soon though, if we can believe the essential team.
  7. okay i sent one over. just for reference, what needs to be enabled in the settings for BSL to display correctly? i could have missed a setting migrating from my nexus device.
  8. Essentially a sprint exclusive.

    Honestly I do not think they did that intentionally. It appears they have no clue how to deal with the radio, hence why they finally posted a position for someone to come on board and do modem / radio work several months ago when complaints started piling up. I have visions of them just throwing the radio in and calling it good without any tweaks what so ever because nobody had any idea what they were doing. Some have theorized that the radio power levels are simply set to low and need to be adjusted. I do not really know but i am really starting to hate this device (not as much as the bolt but close).
  9. I do not think that is a very good case to use to try and make your argument though. The one touch rule was ruled illegal and two, the rule was stupid to begin with. With how advanced fiber and cable networks are these days, who is going to just roll over and allow an outside company touch their network? No doubt, the true intention of taking this court was to slow down deployment of google fiber but they had a solid argument here and at the end of the day, it is just business as usual. Take up your competitors time and money and hope they go away.
  10. Can you share which municipalities grant exclusive rights to an ISP? If you are referring to cable companies, franchise agreements have nothing to do with internet or even the cable companies digital phone product. They strictly deal with nothing more than providing basic cable to the towns population. These days (as has been the case for years), there is no profit on basic cable services so any cable company building out an area will offer these enhanced services (internet, phone, home alarmss, etc) in addition to basic cable so they can make a return but again, franchise agreements do not deal with this. Also, any company is free to come into an area and overbuild if they choose. They would be stupid to, but they are welcome. Naturally they have to go through the same permitting process as the others currently there. Don't confuse current ISPs suing to stop overbuilders (and make to to expensive with just legal) with municipalities not allowing them. They are two different things.
  11. While roaming on my 5X, I have seen signal check display being connected to USCC LTE (with no 1x connection) and then when a text comes in or goes to be sent, 1x pops up so it can take care of business and then it goes away. This does not happen with the Essential. It literally stays locked on LTE and nothing can be done with it except data (no phone calls, nothing).
  12. Essentially a sprint exclusive.

    I posted the below on the essential subreddit. Wonder if others on sprint have the same issue? "It is well noted that the essential has reception / radio problems but today, when I roamed on to US Cellular, it completely abandoned 1x and connected to LTE only. Which is fine when connected to Sprint because the phone can pass text messages over LTE. However, while roaming, the phone would not send or receive text messages and could not make or receive calls because it was latched to USCC LTE and needs a 1x connection to do this. My 5X (and I assume every other phone), when it connected to USCC LTE, would somehow get notification of a text or call and idle back over to 1x to take care of things and then dump the 1x connection until needed again (signal check shows all of this happening). Same deal when I would try to send a text as well. Seems the essential is dead in the water under these conditions and just can not bring it self to go to 1x when needed while roaming, at least on USCC. I do not have other roaming carriers up here to test with. I am sure we do not need to go into the problems with being completely unable to make a phone call in the very large areas that Sprint uses USCC to roam on. I can accept if it was just the area I was in. So in that case, any other Sprint users roamed on USCC LTE without any voice or text problems recently? I am on Oreo Beta for what its worth."
  13. I need some technical terms so I can raise an issue with the Essential Phone team. It is well noted that the essential has reception problems but today, when I roamed on to US Cellular, it completely abandoned 1x and connected to LTE only. Which is fine when connected to Sprint because the phone can pass text messages over LTE. Howevever, while roaming, the phone would not send or receive text messages and could not make or receive calls because it was latched to USCC LTE. My 5X, when it would stay connected to USCC LTE, would somehow get notification of a text or call and idle back over to 1x to take care of things. Same deal when I would try to send a text as well. Seems the essential is dead in the water under these conditions. What may be happening here? Anything I could mention to essential about how sprint handles this so maybe they could pin the problem down?
  14. Essentially a sprint exclusive.

    They arent very receptive to the...reception issues though so I am not sure what to make of that.
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