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MrZorbatron

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About MrZorbatron

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    H1511, XT1103, SCP-5500
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    Oakland County, MI
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  1. MrZorbatron

    Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Poll

    I'm watching Verizon promotions now. I will have nothing to do with any company under the management of those who currently operate the present-day T-Mobile. I think the company is shady, dishonest, and worse. As a Sprint user since 2003, I hope this merger sinks.
  2. MrZorbatron

    Keep a Word, Drop a Word #6

    Spectrum disorder
  3. There are sites around me that look like they should have 6 carriers on them. I don't get it either. What's the best way (other than physically approaching it) to determine what carriers are on what structures?
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    If it happens, I am going to Verizon. T-Mobile has always been very shady in my eyes. I have yet to see a case where their coverage matches Sprint's in a major area, regardless of maps and fanboys. Data speeds are all fine and good, but you don't really need insane speeds to a mobile device most of the time. 10 Mbps is more than adequate, and I get much more than that on Sprint as it is.
  5. MrZorbatron

    The Magic Box 6 months later

    Airave 3 isn't a magic box, though. It requires an internet connection. I don't even know if the ethernet ports work on the version of the magic box that had them.
  6. MrZorbatron

    The Magic Box 6 months later

    Voice over data is still data. There are still devices that don't support it, so the magic box should support voice. I'm really annoyed that all of the fill-in coverage around me is just LTE, leaving plenty of small spots where CDMA is weak. Like it or not, LTE is not going to match CDMA anytime soon for voice performance. It still doesn't on Verizon, it won't on Sprint. Maybe in a few years with a lot of density improvement, yes, but right now, no.
  7. MrZorbatron

    The Magic Box 6 months later

    I would just be happy with one that did voice.
  8. MrZorbatron

    Pixel Gets Android Oreo 8.1

    Nexus 6P just got this update too.
  9. MrZorbatron

    [PSA] Generation "3" Magic Box has arrived!

    Call the normal 888-211-4727. If you don't get anywhere, email booster@sprint.com.
  10. MrZorbatron

    Phone restarting

    Hey I am writing this from my replacement 6P, which I think is a different hardware version than my original. Anyone want to confirm?
  11. MrZorbatron

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I will generally agree with this, though in my area, T-Mobile has a lot more odd dead zones. I rack up sometimes several thousand minutes on air per month. I talk to someone for about an hour and a half a day on her way to and from work, and it drops on her end at least three times if she goes one way, and at least four another way. This is right through my area, which is a very well-off place where people have nice phones, so phone companies make a lot of money. We can start with a mile long mostly-dead zone in the middle of Oxford, continuing into the Orion Township border. Next are two spots in Bloomfield Hills, and lastly one in Southfield. This is ignoring countless spots with brief fading. I can make that same drive with zero issues. This is obviously not an exhaustive comparison, as not all networks have hardware in the same places, but it's a recurring theme around here when comparing T-Mobile and Sprint. T-Mobile also has a lot more data outages than Sprint does.
  12. MrZorbatron

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    They are on par only in their own eyes. AT&T is not nearly on par with Verizon coverage wise, especially geographically, and even further behind in consistency of coverage (swiss cheese). T-Mobile won't be on par with either one in the near future. They both have more than enough money to get ahead without breaking a sweat if T-Mobile starts to get anywhere close.
  13. MrZorbatron

    Keep a Word, Drop a Word #6

    Nouveau Riche
  14. MrZorbatron

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Bought from Worst Buy.
  15. MrZorbatron

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    My 6P took a crap. I literally took it and my Thinkpad into a friend's restaurant's walk-in freezer and sit there for half an hour in a winter jacket in (-10 F temperature) to keep it operating in order to get my data off. No repair or warranty replacement in sight for my $450 paperweight that broke after 7 months, despite it being in perfect exterior condition. Huawei and Google are being sued now over this (common) malfunction.
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