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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Yes sir. AT&T just doesn't cut it at my in-laws cabin out there. And since I'm out of Baltimore, that only leaves Sprint or Verizon. I suppose the new T-Mobile could workout for me if USCC gets their VoLTE deployment moving. Hopefully that happens before everyone on Sprint gets shifted to the T-Mobile GSM network.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I hope that we get to keep the penalty-free USCC LTE data roaming on the new T-Mobile. That's been one of the standout features over Verizon because Verizon only does 1x data roaming on USCC (Deep Creek Lake, West MD, etc.). I know T-Mobile has some LTE roaming on to USCC, but only in VoLTE areas far away from Deep Creek Lake and only specific phones.
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    Essentially a sprint exclusive.

    Try rebooting your phone and then do a UICC unlock. This phone is pretty bug-ridden, so it wouldn't surprise me if you needed to do that.
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    Essentially a sprint exclusive.

    According to the fella I've been talking to at Sprint, this issue is getting partially fixed in a software update on 2/5/18. I'm looking forward to reactivating my Essential when the patch comes, I had to reactivate my Nexus 6p and I definitely like the Essential more. My Nexus 6p is bulkier, goes through a battery charge much faster, and is harder to view in direct daylight. But, it just has way fewer bugs than the Essential. I'm hoping this fix, along with 8.1 helps the usability of this phone.
  5. Or it was all dream the Dad from Malcolm in the Middle had lol... https://youtu.be/ZD2Dvzadhvk BTW, Better Call Saul was also good. Not nearly as violent (so far) as Breaking Bad and it's funny. IMO, Bob Odendirk is another underrated actor too. That show should be on Netflix soon, I'd imagine.
  6. Excellent show! I always thought Bryan Cranston was talented. I remember him back when he was a guest on Seinfeld. I will say that Breaking Bad starts off slow in the first season but it really takes off by the end of the first season. I rarely see a show like that, which continues to get better each season. The Walking Dead is good, but the pacing isn't for everyone. It's very stop-go with the action and gore. That seems to put some folks off. Jessica Jones is a good show. I'm tempted to check out Daredevil; I heard there's a crossover of the two shows.
  7. I always thought Radio Shack was overpriced and had poor customer service. I won't be sad if they close.
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    Apple v. Android Discussion/Debate

    I remember that I used to eagerly want an iPhone because I had an iPod Touch and loved it. Back then, my phone was a LG Voyager (Verizon) and it was called an "iPhone Killer", [emoji38]. Yeah, a dolled up feature phone <> an iPhone. Back in the day, iPhones were so far ahead of the game. Now that I can get an iPhone, I find it's just not for me. I tried an iPhone 5 a year and a half ago and that felt like taking a step backwards. The lack of customization and high cost is what keeps me away now.
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    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion

    Agreed. I do see a silver lining though. The "revolving door" indicates that more people are venturing out of their comfort zones for cellular service. I see this as a good thing for Sprint too as some folks unhappy with T-Mobile might go the extra step to try another provider such as Sprint.
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    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion

    I meant Owen because AT&T had Luke for those old rollover commercials lol.
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    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion

    I wonder if T-Mobile would bring in Owen Wilson to do commercials to counter AT&T now. EDIT: can't post link to YouTube video of Luke kicking pucks of "minutes" into a hole.
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    Google Inbox invite thread

    And I'm now out of them! Enjoy everyone!
  13. Your boss has a wicked temper lol. Didn't he just throw a Note 3 against the wall a few weeks ago? I think Bluetooth 4.0 has some serious issues that have yet to be addressed in AOSP. I used to get the same complaint about the voice quality using the dealer installed Blu Logic system in my car. Turning off WiFi when on calls fixes the issue or setting the WiFi Frequency band to 5 GHz helped somewhat. That poor quality is still an issue with my Nexus 5 and Moto X (2013) though. The OnePlus One (Bluetooth 4.1) I scored seems OK though. Maybe it's just the POS Blu Logic lol... I seriously hope HD/VoLTE helps in some way though.
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    Google Inbox invite thread

    I have 5 invites ready to go to anyone that has donated to or volunteered at a charitable organization this year.
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    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion

    It's really good for a smaller player to be able to say it is faster, more reliable, has fewer dropped calls, etc. It wasn't that long ago when Sprint was one of the first carriers to adopt unlimited calling and everyone else followed suit, including Verizon (or Bell Atlantic Mobile). I'd like to see Sprint being a disruptive player again.
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    LG G2 Users Thread!

    That's basically the same as what happened with me. They poorly designed the LG G2 in that regard. I've heard good things about the LG G3 GPS performance on other forums too. In addition, my Nexus 5 also had GPS issues, but after sending it back to Google for RMA, I got a replacement back that works right. So, maybe it was a growing pain at LG? I'm planning on keeping my Nexus 5 since the GPS actually works. I'll hold out on the Nexus 6 until it comes down in price. I'm done with buying new phones for a while lol.
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    LG G2 Users Thread!

    Did the ZVE update help with GPS locks and the consistency? I ultimately gave up on the LG G2, begrudgingly. I had bought the Verizon variant (VS980) on sale back when Big Red first unveiled their new prepaid plan. I really, really, really liked the LG G2, but GPS locks were taking 1-2 minutes sometimes. That's a deal breaker in DC and Baltimore. You can't pullover on the shoulder to wait on a GPS fix because the driver's here are lunatics lol. So, I asked to make a return well after their 14-day return policy and they refunded me my money. Granted, I was still in my 60 day window which I could dispute the transaction on my credit card. Anyways, I'm glad to see better results on the Sprint variant.
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    Motorola Nexus 6 (Was "Nexus X talk leaked?")

    That's frightening. I hope it wasn't in your direction lol.
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    Motorola Nexus 6 (Was "Nexus X talk leaked?")

    I'd doubt that there is an FCC requirement. It's probably a cost and/or logistical reasoning. Most GSM phones sold in the US/Canada support GSM 900/1800 in the off chance the subscriber is roaming internationally. Just because some of the frequency bands aren't used here for that purpose doesn't mean it's not allowed on the phone.
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    LG Google Nexus 5 Users Thread!

    I had the same problem using the Nexus 5 on AT&T and T-Mobile. The biggest gripe I had was it would drop connectivity totally when going from LTE to HSPA. I also had poor connectivity in general on both carriers too on that phone. I've even done an RMA with the Google Play Store and the replacement wasn't better, however the GPS issues seemed fixed. Like you, I bought mine on the first day.
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    Motorola Nexus 6 (Was "Nexus X talk leaked?")

    I wonder why Google is backtracking on microSD slots. I heard a rumor that the Nexus 6X is basically a product from the rumored (and scrubbed) Android Silver project. Who knows, maybe Google realized that having a microSD card slot is what made Android phones a preferred choice over iPhones. I won't be complaining if they bring it back.
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    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion

    Lol what I was trying to say was that if your power goes out, this router becomes useless for calls. If I had this and used the WiFi calling with T-Mobile, then I'd get some kind of battery backup, just in case. I consider one of the biggest perks of having a cell phone is being able to continue using the service after widespread power outages.
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    T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion

    The only issue with T-Mobile's cellspot is it depends on electricity for operation, just as AT&T's femtocell and Sprint's airave do. I will agree that $99 (without postpaid) isn't bad for the router though and you can't complain with getting increased call reliability. However, from a DR standpoint, this is not something that people should depend on and I'd bet people will.
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    LG G2 Users Thread!

    Is this after totally powering down and turning it back on?
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    LG G2 Users Thread!

    How long are the GPS locks taking after a cold boot?
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