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  1. Not showing Shentel's B-41 LTE Plus in much of their territory. It does show in York, PA and some of Harrisburg, PA. But nothing to the south along I-81 into Maryland and Virginia. It was showing in previous mapping.
  2. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Yep, my thoughts too. No full merger. Just figure out how to quit building duplicate cell sites. Share. Modern phones already have most of the bands. Customers of both companies use both networks. No roaming, just both networks are native. If they do a full merger, chances are some spectrum will have to go. If they can agree to be friends and help each other especially in the rural areas, they can retain all spectrum. It no longer matters about GSM and CDMA, it will all be LTE soon. They can still have two brands. Have two networks that look like one network. Maybe form a third company to manage the combined networks. The accounting and management would be the issue. It is not a technical issue. The networks can be made to work together. Stop building two cell sites in the same block. Quit trying to both cover the very rural areas. Build one site and both companies have access.
  3. AJ, Do you know if the Magic box can pick the best B-41carrier of the 3 that might be available? Or, can Sprint manage to keep all 3 carriers fairly evenly loaded?
  4. Are they not doing CA upload at all right now? I had thought that they were at least doing it on 2xCA but maybe not on 3xCA. Can they make it work on older phones like a Galaxy S-7 or it going to take improved hardware?
  5. I understand why the upload looks poor and I understand why that are doing it that way. But the optics of it looks bad. Just too bad that they can not somehow improve the upload even if it is not really needed. Most of us S4GRU users have it figured out, but the average non-educated cell phone user just looks at the figures and thinks something is wrong with Sprint.
  6. Official Magic Box discussion thread

    I have noticed more than one person complain about the 20% issue in N.C.. There might be a possibility that the network in that area still needs some software or hardware to make the Magic box connect. Might be a good idea to just hold on to it for awhile.
  7. Galaxy Note 8 rumors, specs, thoughts, etc

    Instead of setting at your front door waiting for your Notes, I stopped the UPS truck down the street and turned the inventory of the truck inside out. Somehow I must have missed the package I was looking for. I slowed down the entire load, but you got lucky that I could not find the package.
  8. Official Magic Box discussion thread

    I am not sure if the number has to be local or not, but my number is very local. It sure is something to look at.
  9. Galaxy Note 8 rumors, specs, thoughts, etc

    No worries, I will sit at your front door on Sept 5 and accept it. And the best thing is that you will never see me or the phone again.
  10. Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Did you look at your account on Sprint.com to see if the MB is there. It will also have a phone number assigned probably only used for tracking.
  11. Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Does it give you and "Error Code 30" message when failing at 20%.
  12. Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Could they be telling us to place it near a window to make it easy to receive the GPS signals?
  13. I am not sure if they are or are not prioritizing voice traffic, but voice will work poorly unless the data channel is not congested and running totally smooth. Any burp in the data destroys VOIP. Running VOIP over a congested 5x5 band 26 channel with no voice prioritization will be a disaster. This is true if it is VOIP or something just similar to VOIP. When a data stream stutters, voice stutters unless it is buffered somewhere and gets some correction. My Directv Now Video streaming will buffer. Suddenly it backs up about 3 seconds and repeats the programming that was messed up. With voice, backing up and repeating the last 3 seconds of a voice call might not be so good. It has to be almost flawless the first time.
  14. That SHOULD have already been thought of and set up. If it was not, then somebody looks bad.
  15. It was late last night when I discovered this new 10X10 Carrier and I did not really have time to investigate it. You could be right on the use of the "A" Block. It could be that Shentel could be forcing more 1x voice traffic onto 800 so that they could clear the "A" block for this 10X10. Another possibility is that 1X voice could have been shifted onto 1900 spectrum they obtained when they killed the nTelos cell sites in this area of Pennsylvania. Needs more investigation. My Galaxy s7 totally loves this new 10X10 and I am not able to get it to land on the old "G" block at all.