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  1. Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    You forget about the blue tint as it does exist but your eyes definitely adjust! If I am being honest I prefer the size of the OG pixel in regard to weight balance in hand. I also miss the heft of my 7 plus the2 XL is really hollow feeling. Go to Verizon for yourself, to see a model before you make a decision!
  2. Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    So I just checked at I am usually on wifi in my home. But facing my macro tower this morning I got this https://imgur.com/8TUWIur, never pop close to 40 ever in the area. And uploads are consistently meh... Another link with higher upload but doesn't cross 8 up. speedtest https://imgur.com/gallery/bC8zM
  3. Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    That's very generous. In less touristy areas I would say Sprint hasn't really paid much mind too. Parts of East Harlem. North west Bronx are lacking for sure. I frequent those area and always check to see if there is any progress being made and it's been stalled development for awhile. They changed the tilt of towers that use to receive band 41 signal and the best you can get in one place is overloaded 3g that particular area needs small cells badly if there isn't too be extended macro site deployment. I stopped reporting as there wasn't work being done. That was over a year ago sadly. It's a sport bar so fortunately they have wifi inside. That particular area is around 116th and first ave. If you ever go there check it for yourself.
  4. Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    Not all towers have a second carrier still. I remember when it went live for some and never saw it go live for others as well. So it's probably based on network load for a particular area that got serviced and updated.
  5. Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    I would like to see some more progress in the more residential areas of New York City boroughs. Seems things have kind of taken a slow progression. Haven't been able to report any new activity out this way.
  6. Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Just got the devices myself and there is noticably blue tint at angle, and it definitely does crush the black in low light setting after about 35% and less. Other than that. None of the grain, and burn as others have experienced yet. I want to wait and see if the screen production improves before I contemplate RMA. As none of the other issues with speaker or call quality over the network.
  7. Huawei Nexus 6P (was [Rumor] Huawei Nexus phone?)

    I got mine replaced but it took being persistent. Maybe try another agent. As a side my 6p just got the latest ota September patch. So much prefer the 6p touch targets and such compared to the XL I just wish the Battey in the 6p was better...
  8. HTC/Google Pixel and Pixel XL Users Thread

    Yes I did I just received it this afternoon. Going to send the Nexus back on Monday. Using an extra line on my account right now to put into service for a little bit
  9. HTC/Google Pixel and Pixel XL Users Thread

    Getting mine replaced as well battery shutdown issue in mine! I am using my iPhone as my main but nice to have a good backup device
  10. Calling Plus (VoLTE "Lite")

    So the public beta for iOS 11 is available now, and tested the handoff from wifi calling to lte. Does work, sounds good as well!
  11. HTC U11

    So is the sku of the HTC u11 the same for the Sprint/unlocked variants? Is it simply a firmware limit not hardware? I want the solar red for a line on my account. But unsure if it will be compatible with out flashing it first. Best case scenario.
  12. HTC U Ultra

    I was wondering about that myself thanks for the definitive no! The only color I like really is the red. That is not available. Another sore point. As nice as the phone looks it doesn't blend well with there sense UI interface! But love the tech, network capabilities. I'll wait to think about them when I have 3x ca readily available too me consistently.
  13. Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    Why the slow roll out of 3xCA? Why not, just flip the switch! I know outer borough towers could use the relief. I've def noticed great performance from sprint in Manhattan in the tourist, business high traffic areas. But not so much in the residential parts.
  14. So SoftBank already pulled there backing for that project! So I don't know where that will lead too at this point! http://www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/03/20/softbank-pulls-investment-andy-rubin-essential-amid-apple-ties.html
  15. Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    It seems my tower has been redirected. I am parked on a very congested tower they is slightly further away! Would calling about this change anything or do I wait it out? I can't stay on LTE or when home or FaceTime audio calls won't even connect. I barely use data when out and about now. But, just a bit disappointing to notice this amount of regression. As a side in the west Bx area I've noticed a crap load of VZW small cells! They are everyone! I don't care for them just an observation though!
  16. In my experience switching carriers getting subsidize or at lease devices, it's a lot more of a headache to do so, then to stay with what you have and ride it out. People forget that a lot of the promotional deals have been applied to existing customers. I have taken advantage of a few Sprint has had, and all have been a learning experience. I've then come to question, did I need to! Or was it even worth it. This deal Sprint is running is for people who think Sprint would work for them, and don't mind taking the leap to the service! They would be very adventurous due to how Sprint is dragged through the dirt everywhere. So the fact they are port positive is pretty damn spectacular these past few quarters. The 90.00 unlimited for 5 line says it will go up as it is a PROMO price not a length of service price! No reason to give to customers already using the network who in "there" own minds are satisfied! If what individuals want is a credit, then the question of bad service or no service comes to play! If service is genuinely lacking. This deal is for those who can't wait any more! I would be all over this!!!!! But talking about why Mom or Dad favors the young, it is because they have yet to learn! We should already know! If we aren't happy, we can walk! If we are happy there is nothing to talk about! But walking does send a message. So I am sure they would look at numbers from areas of highest port outs! Free data to hopefully improve! Hope to see a healthy competitive company is why most of us are still users, and are participating in this forum. So we have things like this VZW move, to tingle our senses a bit! Writing this on the iPhone is not the worst, but darn close!
  17. Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    It's is interesting that they only activated one side, and not wait till they could do both! But positive none the less!
  18. Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    I only noticed that myself when I was watching the knicks game, and I was like oh that's nice!!! They're also going to be doing some fiber to the home upgrades in the next couple years which should be interesting. I upgraded to the 200Mbps package myself. 300 just doesn't give u peak speeds unless its early in the day I found out. There links get saturated as would any connection being hammered by multiple users.
  19. iPhone 7/7 Plus User's Thread

    I use this because I still have my Nexus 6p as well and a lil expensive but I think worth it! https://amzn.com/B01G5B069C
  20. iPhone 7/7 Plus User's Thread

    One genuine major issue I have with the iPhone is that it doesn't connect to secure wifi that is saved it will only attempt to connect to the open network with weaker signal till you force it manually! Which means I'm on data a lot more when watching YouTube and can't change the quality settings! That is all! Otherwise love the LTE performance!
  21. I'll have to wait on reviews but not feeling bad about keeping my nexus and getting the iPhone this time around. Last year the 6p made me say yes! iPhone this year same response. Pixel lukewarm! Need hands on and more angles ... This is technically gen one of google and there new company direction. Loving the google wifi though I'm buying a pack of 3!
  22. I'll bet most likely nah! Spec error, would genuinely be surprised if it had one.
  23. iPhone 7/7 Plus User's Thread

    So quick observation on the LTE performance. Up where I work I go to the deli and will drop LTE the further I walk. It is holding band 26 signal when my nexus would drop it for 3G!
  24. iPhone 7/7 Plus User's Thread

    iPhone dacs have historically been good. I simply stated not wanting to get lightening headphones for a singular device and using the dac as bridge between mutiple device use . Plus having access to higher quality music formats as the iPhone doesn't support past 16bit natively! LG V20 notwithstanding.
  25. iPhone 7/7 Plus User's Thread

    I can do that over the weekend. We are heading out now to pick up an official case from the Apple Store. In walking out I mentioned this post and we did a quick photo test. The 7+ had better color reproduction then the 6s plus. My photos have all been so far in fluorescent lighting which has been harsh and the sensor seems to have issues with it. Had to edit what I thought I had written is not what I actually typed.