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greenbastard

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  1. Essentially a sprint exclusive.

    Is RF really bad on the essential? I've been contemplating buying this or the LG G6 (Both free for me stop the moment). I'm leaning on Essential due to it being unlocked and supporting more LTE bands. But if the radio performance is bad, then I may just wait until the Essential PH-2 is released (that is if the company doesn't go under). LG G6 is starting to seem more outdated as each day passes by and the bootlooping mess of their older phones turns me off.
  2. That's odd. Google has their own type of Caller ID that shows the names of businesses and services. It only works with Sprint if you have WiFi (since we have no simultaneous Voice+Data). Are you sure it wasn't that? Sprint still hasn't gotten around to adding visual voicemail or Wifi calling to Android BYOD (except for the Essential, but that's a huge exception). I doubt Android BYOD devices will ever see Calling+ tbh.
  3. Official Airave 3 LTE / S1000 NSC Thread

    Doesn't SMS still go through 1x on iPhones? Sending an SMS on an iPhone 7 take 3-4 seconds longer than it does on Androids that send SMS thru LTE. iPhones also take longer to receive as well.
  4. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Is it just a coincidence that Trump is visiting Japan this weekend as well???
  5. iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    Too late. I gave up. I wasted over 2 hours trying to figure this out for someone else. I learned today that I am an Android user through and through . Nice phone, terrible software.
  6. iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    I'm having issues moving stuff from a 6s to an X. It just tells me that the backup for the 6s on iTunes is "corrupt or the device is not compatible" (or something along those lines). This is royally ticking me off. Anyone encounter similar issues? iTunes is up to date (and still hot garbage...it's feels and runs clunky just like in the old iPod days). Trying to transfer everything into the new iPhone reminds me why I'll always be a Android guy. Apple. I'm about minutes away from smashing this $1k phone into the ground. (And no, I can't do iCloud. Not enough space)
  7. It's not the 7.65 Mbps that personally bothers me. What bothers me is that Config 2 completely kills the upload in fringe areas. There are parts were I used to have at least 1 Mbps upload with a weak signal, but now it struggles to even break 0.2 Mbps. Sure, the added download speed is nice, but it wasn't needed. B41 doesn't have much congestion in my area. It's very hard to find a place where download speeds were slower than 10 Mbps before the change.
  8. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    You're not wrong. What came out was Sprint trying to negotiate a better deal. I still think it happens since everyone and their mommas has turned Sprint down at this point. If SoftBank doesn't go through with the merger, the only option is to sell and recoup their money or double down on a fierce wireless industry in which competitors are cannibalizing themselves via pricing. I doubt Son wants to do the latter.
  9. [Discontinued] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Either SoftBank is trying to squeeze more from the deal in the last hour or another player (Dish, cable provider, or foreign interest) has approached SoftBank with some interest. I highly doubt SoftBank wants Sprint to go at it alone. They're the ones who approached T-Mobile and cable companies in hopes of a merger after all. SoftBank isn't finished.
  10. I got that same issue the night of the release. It kept asking me to send a text to verify my account. I did it three times in a row and on the fourth try it told me to call or visit the store because of the same reason you saw (very weird). At the point, I gave up and went to bed thinking I wouldn't get the iPhone X until December. The next day, I checked and Sprint still had stock (yay for me, worrisome for Sprint), so I logged back in through Chrome incognito mode and everything went smoothly. Give incognito mode a try. If not, call Sprint sales.
  11. iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    Looks like they finally ran out of their initial stock. Any orders past 5 PM today for both 64GB models will now ship by November 14.
  12. iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    Maybe the slow website put off a lot of people. Combine heavy website traffic with an already slow website full of layers on top of layers and you got a recipe for a disaster. With most of their stock still showing as shipping by Nov 3, I hope they don't get slaughtered by journalists.
  13. Essentially a sprint exclusive.

    Quite interested in knowing this too. RF performance is the most underrated feature of phones today. Being able to hold LTE longer usually translates to a better experience
  14. iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    Either Sprint got a generous stock of iPhones or the iPhone X hype was extremely overblown. If you go to the "My Order" page and scroll to the bottom, the Space Gray and Silver 64 GB + Silver 256 GB are available for shipping on Nov 3. Only the Space Gray 256 GB seems to ship at a later day (Nov 14).
  15. iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    With the website already being slow and the preorder process being buggy as hell, I gave up. I was trying to do a 2 year renewal but the Sprint site wouldn't process my payment. On the bright side, I did get a 4-5 week shipping reservation from Apple since they couldn't verify my information with Sprint. I'll just go to bed and try this again tomorrow.
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