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  1. greenbastard

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Didn't Sprint use a small part of their spectrum licenses for a leaseback deal? I believe the last reports had 14% of their spectrum being leased back to them, but that number could have grown since then due to Sprint's desire to raise money. I'm don't know if this impacted Softbank's negotiating leverage, but I'm sure it was brought up.
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    Allo is dead, Long Live Android Messages

    Apple embracing an open ecosystem??? 🤣 Does Sprint charge international SMS rates for messages sent through RCS?
  3. greenbastard

    Allo is dead, Long Live Android Messages

    I hope their security and login process is strict. T-Mobile users have seen some security breaches through the Digits portals. This has lead to email and banking accounts being taken over by hackers.
  4. greenbastard

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Since we haven't seen any massive MIMO equipment in the wild, I'm assuming that investment has been put on hold. We were promised April for Dallas, Los Angeles, and Chicago and we are about to hit May. This tells me Sprint is either serious about merging or they are having serious issues with suppliers (highly doubtful it is the latter).
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Has anyone spotted any massive mimo equipment in Los Angeles, Chicago, or Dallas yet?
  6. Thank you so much for bringing light to this! I would have never known about it had you not posted it! You've saved me a lot of money and lowered my bill moving forward! It wasn't an easy process, but well worth it. Unlocking the phones was surprisingly easy. But the small hiccup came with my final bill. When I received it, I thought I was screwed when I saw that the ETF was included. I almost paid for it too, but the frugal in me decided to call Sprint (couldn't hurt, right?). After an hour on the phone with a US supervisor, my account was credited for the full amount of the ETFs. I walked away Scot-free!! Thanks a bunch OP! I'm trying Verizon's throttled unlimited data plan. Excellent reliability in the city, but there are certain key spots where I need my phone that aren't great. I don't know if it's the throttling or the network.
  7. greenbastard

    Google voice integration going away June 1st

    I believe Google Voice now supports MMS. You should kook into it, but I'm pretty sure I've been able to send and receive MMS from the Google Voice app.
  8. greenbastard

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    The problem with this thought is that you're assuming the FCC won't open 3.7-4.2 Ghz for 5G. Everyone is overthinking this. T-Mobile and Sprint both want a merger. Less competition and reducing 5G costs are the goals here.
  9. Something to think about; I noticed that Walmart's wifi network throttles Amazon.com to a slow crawl. Makes sense if you think about it. It discourages customers from scanning a bar code and finding it cheaper from one of Amazon's many sellers. I definitely do not see Walmart as a a store that would be willing to host Magic Boxes based on that fact.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I'm guessing that both parties weren't too far off in ownership negotiations. If they were, then I doubt SoftBank and DT would be back to the table this soon. Most of the work to determine the new company structure and how both networks would be integrated has been done. All they have to do is figure out the ownership ratio.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Lend people a hand, and they take the entire arm. I never got an Airave because of that. I know my neighbors don't have home internet and they use their Sprint phones as their internet. The moment I hookup an Airave is the moment those cheap bastards will run through my ISPs data allowance. Let them suffer through congested B26 as they attempt to stream Netflix.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Especially in a cut throat market, where every wireless provider is carrying debt. This seems like it has been a long time coming. When SoftBank took over Sprint, everyone knew Son's ultimate goal was to make the US a three carrier market. Is that good for the consumer? No. But the numbers for four carriers aren't there. Something has got to give. I think SoftBank and DT had all the hard details such as network integration, management, and strategy ironed out. The only thing they disagreed on was ownership ratio. If they are back to the table this soon, then that means that they weren't very far off on their numbers. I think the merger goes through. Sprint can't deploy 5G and simultaneously expand their network on their own AND T-Mobile doesn't have 5G spectrum. They both need each other.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    We don't know that they actually signed with Zayo. This is a rumor turned fact by adding 1+1. I wouldn't be surprised (if indeed this was Sprint who signed with Zayo) if there is an out clause due to a marger or change in ownership.
  14. Sprint needs to start thinking about different ways of getting backhaul to small cells. The current method is not long for the new 5G ecosystem. And now that I think about it, neither are Magic Boxes. At some point down the road, Sprint will have to deploy their entire 2.5 Ghz spectrum in order to have a robust 5G network. Don't think there will be room for Magic Boxes at that point. Airaves will probably have to make a comeback.
  15. greenbastard

    Official Airave 3 LTE / S1000 NSC Thread

    We've heard of VoLTE coming, but WiFi calling for BYOD? Where did you hear this?
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