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About ITK79

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    Samsung S8+, Samsung S7 Edge
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    Greater Houston area, Odessa & West Texas
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  1. Official Magic Box discussion thread

    I have two Samsung Tab A's that are connected to my MB. In total there are four devices that are connected to it at my house. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  2. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    So instead of wondering if you have a bad phone you want to rant about it. I have none of the issues you are having. If my phone ever starts to lag I reboot it. If you can return it or swap it I would look into those options. Sent from my SM-T587P using Tapatalk
  3. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    If b26 is still overloaded in your area this would lead to call issues. At my house in Houston the only signal that makes it into most of it is B26 and it is still a weak signal and still overloaded. Sprint says that as little as 1 Mbps is needed to maintain a call but this doesn't mean it will be a great quality call. Outside my house I switch over to b41 3xCA and have no issues. Sent from my SM-T587P using Tapatalk
  4. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    I had issues with call quality in West Texas. I could hear the other person but they couldn't hear me most of the time. When I was driving back to Houston calls got much better with minor issues with tower changes. They are crap again at my house, but LTE signal strength at my house is why I requested a magic box. I think what some of us are witnessing is why Sprint is slowly moving towards VoLTE. Sent from my SM-T587P using Tapatalk
  5. Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Just got confirmation that my order is shipping today. I was contacted in July about being approved and wasn't expecting to hear anything for awhile on the shipping. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  6. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    Well so far the call plus feature is a bust for me. But I blame that on the network in West Texas not being ready for it. I can hear people but they can't hear me. Hopefully I will have better luck in Houston when I get home tomorrow. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  7. If one of the 4 "national" wireless companies is removed by merger or other means prices will go up. Sprint has to find a solution that saves them and prevents the loss of a national carrier. If this means seeking a merge with a cable company so be it. While I wouldn't prefer this if it keeps competitive prices I will be able to accept it. In one form or another all carriers have said that if competition of one company is removed they will all increase their prices. This will only hurt the consumer. There is no way to correct what the auctions did, this was all free market at work. There is nothing fair in business and each has to work with the resources they have. As we have seen they are all swapping spectrum to make things work for them. Sent from my SM-T587P using Tapatalk
  8. You can continue to talk about cable companies merging and that the administration has changed. This doesn't change the fact that since 1890 the government has looked down on monopolies. I also don't know why anyone would want to further take away choices from the consumer and watch prices skyrocket. Sent from my SM-T587P using Tapatalk
  9. Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Got a call this afternoon. Looks like I will get one anytime between now and mid September. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. This is the bigger problem with Sprint. They can get by with this because it is usable for now and long time user don't expect much more from them. It wouldn't take much of a load on B25 to make it unusable. One would hope that the overall experience would be better than it had been on wimax over 6 years ago. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  11. While I travelled around parts of West Texas I noticed Sprint has been adding 2xCA on many sites. In Andrews county they are running 5x5, Ector county is 10x5 and Sterling county is 5x5. I didn't notice any CA in Tom Green county. Speeds in Andrews and Ector counties were real slow with 5-10mbps upload speed equal or greater than the 3-7mbps download. One of the main reason for such low speeds could be microwave backhaul on many sites. Sprint isn't the only one guilty of this in the area. Even B41 2xCA was running between 21 - 44 down. Sterling county speeds were better on B25 2xCA than what I saw in other parts but was still below 20mbps down. On top of the lower speeds large sections of the area are without coverage. East of San Angelo in to the hill country I spent most of my time on Five Star Wireless. Overall the network is usable but Sprint will not win any awards or impress anyone here. This part of the state is very much AT&T and Verizon territory. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  12. Comcast is a bad example. After all Comcast is the corporation that holds Xfinity cable services, NBC/Universal and all other subsidiaries. There are few times lately when true rebranding takes place. Most of the times it is dropping a less known name for the larger brand name that acquired it. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  13. In Andrews county just west of town it drops back to 5+5 CA on B25 and the network runs very slow. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. I just noticed out here today. I will be traveling the area for meetings tomorrow and see what improvements it has brought. This is a really weak spot for Sprint but hard to justify spending money in the middle of nowhere. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  15. I know this thread is pretty much dead but I noticed 2xCA on B25 out here in Odessa. Haven't bothered with a speed test because things are real sluggish out here. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk