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  1. Used car salesman tactics... very distasteful! My old unlimited plan would have been affected,(terminated) because they had no limits on Video quality (1080p now) and no limits on streaming music etc at certain bandwidth maximums.... They have what everyone else has now... put limits on everything. I think all the "Unlimited" data plans all have caps for all that now.
  2. Still way better in my experiences than you-know-who. Both at home and work. (Work at a large Auto Company and across the street form a national tourist attraction). Wrote many letters and emails to those involved at the former provider. They didn't care. Then you compound the issue with very little low band and bingo.
  3. Dan, they have holes where I live and when they don't, the upload speed is extremely slow even on LTE Band 41... Like 1x speeds... The only hope is that TMob will "fix" this when and if the day comes. After 20 years, I dropped Sprint and ported my number Monday. Service and speeds are so much better and way more stable where I am now. No regrets.
  4. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Agreed...but just a possibility.. maybe a 50/50 chance... Don't really know. With the current administration, nothing can be taken for grated. Nobody is completely on or not on board with the merger as to the DOJ or FCC. Anything can happen which is why Sprint and T-Mobile are and will be at both agencies frequently for the time being. Official paper work for the merger will be filed by months end with the government parties (FCC and DOJ).
  5. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Dan, how do you know this? I'm having trouble with you being so sure "Well I know the government will definitely make them divest some of their Spectrum." Really? Nobody knows anything yet!
  6. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Arysyn: It wasn't intended to be a complete biography. It explained where he went to school, his early life and the companies he worked for (New England Bell, AT&T...) and how T-Mobile wanted him. I feel the whole intent was to show he is not the typical portrait of a traditional CEO and that's what it was meant to provide.
  7. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    An interesting view of John Legere. He is different and not what we typically think of as a CEO but his style is effective. John Legere... Who he is... do you think you know him?
  8. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Really? Fantastic... Now I know what my next phone will be! Do I have to buy directly from Samsung or can I buy unlocked somewhere else? Thanks Paynefanbro!
  9. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Isn't the very 800mhz you speak of, the same spectrum band that has taken Sprint about 12 years to fix via rebanding/radio switches? (Hello IBEZ) OMG! All that waiting by us IBEZ areas and the money spent by Sprint only to give it all back... uuuummmmm... wow, that would make me crazy angry with Sprint and all the money spent. The only benefit from all that was didn't the FCC give Sprint some other 1900 spectrum in exchange for some of the 800 and 900mhz Sprint gave up. I too, like many of you hope Sprint and T-Mobile will not have to divest in any of their spectrum, but what a stew it might be.... 600, 700, 800, 1700, 1900, 2000/2100, 2400 mhz... Hahaha! Very nice!
  10. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I have a feeling Sprint and T-Mobile will have to give up some spectrum (if it's approved) or at the very least will be subject to extensive build out conditions (which I have no problem with)...DOJ or FCC might even say, you have to remain a value driven carrier and offer rurual areas plans for under $--.00 . They will be in-between AT&T and Verizon for size... so they will be a new "Major Player".
  11. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Which model is that? I wanted the S9+ (unlocked) but went on Samsung USA's site and it's missing certain bands (including 71) ... You have to get a T-Mob version to get that, but that one too is missing other bands... I tried to look at the phone sites and Phonescoop... Guess I just will wait and see. Thanks for the info though.
  12. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Does anyone think soon any upcoming phones will contain all the essential bands / software to work on both networks (Sprint and T-Mobile).... I need a new phone and would rather wait until I can get a great devise that will be great for the convergence if it actually comes?
  13. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Post Merger, Sprint is "T-Mobile". So I would assume that any of the available spectrum that is now jointly owned at that time is viable for use in Shentel markets. If you are going to part of the name, I would hope that you would have the rights to use any and all available. That is if they decide to become part of the whole company?
  14. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I don't think Verizon will try it to buy Dish.... with the AT&T / Time Warner deal being blocked... to me the Dish / Verizon thought is the same.
  15. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Reoccurring theme: "Should of", "Could of", "Would of".... for many, many years and many CEO's/Chairman. The answer is Sprint didn't. Time to turn the page. Hopefully new company and changing times will put all that valuable spectrum to use.
  16. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    As long as we get some of T-Mob's 600mHz. I'm sure the companies will utilize all their spectrum with what-ever the Government ends up letting them keep.
  17. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Both T-Mobile and Sprint have their Investor Relations quarterly results tomorrow at 4:30pm. Do you think they are combining into one join meeting together?
  18. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Don't you think though, that if the merger was green lighted, all they have to do is open up the network to allow Sprint on their LTE? Obviously the voicecall GSM part would still be limiting, but... oh wait... don't they have voice over LTE and we don't?
  19. dro1984

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    But I think that's just it.... "Sprint "COULD" accomplish this on it own". Maybe. Not if the cash is tight. Any little thing, Sprint, stops network update/upgrades and restarts this merger talk. How many times can you do this before you frustrate everyone. I personally need a new phone but do not want to buy until this is all ironed out. I'm one of the people that buys and keeps their phone for a long time. If this is a go... I have an cheaper GSM / T-mob/AT&T phone that will work until the merger is done, my high end CDMA / LTE phone is old and needs to be retired. I would rather buy a High end GSM/LTE phone than another CDMA/LTE phone if this is really happening.
  20. dro1984

    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Sitting at my kitchen table, using Signal Check Pro, I am on LTE 1900 for Data with my Wifi shut off. For Voice calls it goes to 1xRTT.
  21. dro1984

    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    No... no issue here. I called Sprint. I already had a trouble ticket in with them so I got right through to Technical support. They are sending me a 'return kit' to put my Magic Box in and return via UPS. The clowns at the local stores (many of them) are like used car sales people running the retail outlets and they scare me. Most of them are independently owned/run. I feel like they are trying to sell snake oil. I went there last Saturday and was asked, "How attached are you to your phone number?"... "I can get you on a $30 plan by adding a 2nd line and then about a week later, come back and cancel your old phone number/account"... Sneaky, shady, dishonest. Technical support asked detailed questions about the issues with no incoming calls. I explained I tried everything, including re-provisioning my phone via Sprint Customer Support, updated PRL, turned if off and off 100 times... etc... then played with unplugging the Magic box and getting incoming calls again. A little while later i plugged it in again and then no incoming calls. ( I had my Verizon work phone that I was able to call my main number and play around with). I unplugged the box and i had incoming calls again. Called for my return kit today. I know many on here will argue that Magic Box only works with LTE Data.. and that's all good and fine. I'm not a network engineer. But some software update they did over a week ago started the issues with incoming calls. Magic Box is causing me issues which I don't need.
  22. dro1984

    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Don't know what to tell you. Had Magic box plugged in... No calls would ring. Had my Verizon cell home from work to test. Unplugged Magic box, and my Note 5 would ring and work normally. Plugged the Magic box in and let it reconfigure (log in network) and again... no incoming calls! My other sister came over, she has an AT&T cell, did the same thing with the same results. I'm not using WiFi calling or anything like that... nothing changed on my phone. So I'm just telling you what is going on and if others are experiencing the same thing. Magic box is causing an issue and I'm sick of calling Sprint as they are clueless with their own equipment. I cannot tell you how many times I was lead down the road of "turning phone off and then on"..."please update your PRL"... "please update your profile" blah, blah blah.... all the while knowing more than them that none of that would correct the issue. I will call Sprint again and request a billing credit (and I'll get it) and then I will ask on how to return the magic box. Don't need this headache anymore.
  23. dro1984

    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Sprint updated something with the Magic Box on Wednesday or Thursday (Feb 28th or March 1st)... since then my Galaxy Note 5 will not received incoming calls. All I get is an eventual voicemail if they leave one. I didn't know the Magic Box was the problem at first and was very frustrating. My phone would work everywhere but home (Receiving calls)... only when home it didn't work. I went to local Sprint store... called customer service 2 or 3 times.... nothing worked. Now they escalated to Network team. Well, I figured it out today... I unplugged my MB, and wonder of wonders, it works! So I'm about done with MB. I have to figure out a way to call them and get MB dept and tell them of my issues and how I can send it back.
  24. Did anyone notice around the 2:28 mark in the video, Gunther referenced 600mHz in his chart? Do you think they will have a roaming ability on it ? Not sure when this interview was taped, but it would be great if we could.
  25. thanks RedSpark... I'll try again. It's about getting the right person on the other end that kinda-sorta knows what they are doing. I'm afraid to have them change my plan because then it will kick off have to reapply for my corporate discount and all that rig-a-mo-roll... Oh, by the way, thought you'd all enjoy this... one of the overseas customer service agents said I wasn't eligible for a devise upgrade / contract termination because of my new device I had recently purchased?? (Magic Box). After explaining to them what it was and much more confusion they rescinded what they earlier said.. What ever. As long as my bill is correct at the end of the month.
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