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  1. Must be set to on if you want talk & data Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  2. Cleared cache/cookies and even tried on an incognito tab after the first attempt. Got different ads each time I tried though. I was surprised to see a new account activation offer before I cleared everything. I think Sprint is starting to run several more offers now to see if they can get anyone to sign up on free service,cash offers, or reduced service and phone cost.
  3. Not seeing the one year free when I go to their website. First slide that shows up is a $100 per line max $300 for 3 lines when switching to service. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  4. In many of your post you continue to state that Softbank needs to do more and fund these things for Sprint. It has been mentioned by many others that Softbank can't fund, hand money to, or pay off Sprint's debt. The acquisition of Sprint was structured in a way to make Sprint recover itself. It has also become clear that if Son wanted out of Sprint he would have just accepted an offer and washed his hands of it. Son wants to turn Sprint around quickly and to do this a merge with another company where he has a controlling interest is the best option. I will agree that some of the partners that Softbank and Sprint are talking to aren't the best, I am willing to see what comes from them. If any merger allows the debt to be moved over more subscribers it will help free up capital for growth. Time will tell if anything comes of these talks. I for one hope Sprint focuses on network improvements while they wait. Sent from my SM-T587P using Tapatalk
  5. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Found this article. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-a-t-mobile-sprint-merger-would-hurt-consumers-2017-09-20 There is also this article. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/softbank-to-drop-merger-of-sprint-t-mobile-us-2017-10-31 Still not 100% sure the deal is dead or if this is all a game. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    Haven't installed the update yet Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  22. So this evening I was able to change my phone plan and was also able to keep Open World. Keeping this took some work but in the end I was able to get the department to over ride the system. Sometimes loyalty to a company pays off. Now I get to pay less monthly and keep the international plan that works for me. Never hurts to ask! Sent from my SM-T587P using Tapatalk
  23. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    Yet there are many times I see this. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  24. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    I have seen the RSRP reach -134 on B41 3rd carrier, and -132 on the 2nd carrier while the 1st carrier was at -126. I was wondering why the big difference between the first carrier and the other two. Sent from my SM-T587P using Tapatalk
  25. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    One thing that has to be kept in mind is at best it was a 30% increase in signal. This is not much of an increase when you think about it. If the claim had been it would double the signal then there would be an issue here. The claim that it would come close to matching b25 should have never been made unless they are comparing it to dense metro tower spacing. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk