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Everything posted by JonnygATL

  1. Calling Plus (VoLTE "Lite")

    Want this on the galaxy S7E. If anyone has heard anything, do pass it along!
  2. Cool to hear a Sprint exec specifically mention 5 channel carrier aggregation in Sprint's latest press release (second to last paragraph, if you're having trouble finding it). Down the line pretty far, I'm sure, but nice to see Sprint openly stocking the pipeline. http://newsroom.sprint.com/nationwide-data-speeds-up-33-year-on-year.htm
  3. Moto G5 Plus

    Carrier aggregation or no on this device? Seems a great phone and my lease is up on my GS7E and I'm seeking to keep my bill low so am planning to buy an unlocked "budget" device in cash. Hoping to still keep CA though of some form. B25 CA is live all over central and western Kentucky and it was a nice stop gap in areas with minimal b41. So I'd like to retain that feature as I do travel there quite a bit.
  4. Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge User Thread

    Anyone know if we are slated to actually receive calling plus at some point on the GS7E? Or are we just screaming into the dark?
  5. LG V30

    Watched a few hands on videos with the device today and am impressed by not just its appearance but with its camera software and audio centric focus as well. Then there's that headphone jack which, for my needs, is still a better fit. If Google Play Edition models were still made then this would be the dream device I never owned!
  6. LG V30

    Right. What someone else said and something I have yet to look more into, as I previously indicated. Once I have time to hear more firsthand reports I'll be able to make a better informed decision which, as I understand it, is one of the benefits of this forum. Pure Google and timely updates are hugely important to me but not so much if I can't latch onto a band 41 signal (for example) as well as my pre-existing device (in this case a galaxy S7 Edge) . These considerations are more than worthy of attention. I wouldn't call anything I said even coming remotely close to '"nodding in accordance" but you clearly have your perceptions and I definitely have mine. I have no intention of implying they should necessarily be congruous.
  7. LG V30

    Amusing ...but misguided. I was referring to the RF capabilities.
  8. LG V30

    Oh I hadn't heard about that. Wow that can easily be a deal breaker. I clearly need to do more detailed research on the Pixel 2XL before I commit to buying it.
  9. The Magic Box 6 months later

    Finally received my magic box yesterday after having been approved months ago. And....went from weak b26 in my master bedroom with 1.8-2.5 dl to b41 with 11.5 dl speeds. This is because the MB in my living room window is able to latch onto a band 25 connection. Really cool stuff!
  10. T-Mobile LTE & Network Discussion V2

    You don't pluralize things by adding an apostrophe and an "s." This is third grade grammar. Come on guys. One SITE or multiple SITES. No apostrophe needed as we are not seeking to show possession here.
  11. Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    I am definitely interested in checking more into this phone. Am I correct in assuming all phones being released from this point on (before now, really) are HPUE compliant?
  12. LG V30

    I'd definitely buy it. Most exciting phone since the Nexus 5. That phone was almost perfect. And, alas, was an LG of course.
  13. LG V30

    So this is likely the basic blueprint for the Pixel 2XL, I would imagine. Wouldn't you tend to agree? Hell, if not, I'd love to see this thing in a stock Android version. Would be about ideal!
  14. Network Vision/LTE - Atlanta/Athens Market

    Rootmetrics seems to agree with you. In their most recent sampling for the second half of 2017 they show the average download speeds slipping very significantly. That's unfortunate but, of course, could be due to any great # of issues, including conducting tests in areas that have always been bad that they perhaps did not sample before. Who knows?
  15. Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Extremely. I will only buy Pure Android devices going forward for myriad reasons. The HTC made Pixel 2 interests me not one bit. But the LG made XL ? Absolutely.
  16. Heads up we are here in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and though we roamed on AT&T and Bluegrass Cellular LTE on the way in, we have good Sprint native LTE coverage here on band 25. I'm including a screenshot that shows my phone connected to Sprint band 41 6th carrier (?) while sleeping after 3 a.m. last night. This was also in Hopkinsville. I think it might mean Bluegrass Cellular? I know there is no 6th Sprint band 41 carrier so maybe Mike or AJ could shed some light (see what I did there?) on what may truly be going on.
  17. Yeah I read that earlier and thought, "um....no." Nowhere near enough of these have likely been shipped to any given city or town yet to make any difference whatsoever in network performance aside from the specific building in which that isolated magic box happens to be located. For instance I noticed I had a strong LTE signal in a restaurant here in midtown Atlanta where I used to struggle to even send a text. Per SCP, it was due to a MB. I asked and, sure enough, there it sat by the host desk. This was Rosa Mexicano in Atlantic Station for any Atlantans reading this.
  18. HPUE in iPhone 7s/7s Plus/8?

    I'm sorry but I'm not quite understanding what you're trying to say. Can you clarify?
  19. And the trolls are incessant in their Sprint bashing. Again, if it doesn't work for you, simply don't use it. For most people - especially urban and suburban dwellers - Sprint's service is more than adequate and is improving each quarter.
  20. HPUE in iPhone 7s/7s Plus/8?

    That's not exactly true. As I understand it, HPUE does affect the uplink but not in the manner you are describing. The device will be capable of uploading at a farther distance from the closest macro tower, thereby enabling said device to stay on band 41 for longer (up to 30% more distant than a non HPUE device). The uplink transmission power of the device is the limiting reagent in this equation. This also means that average download speeds should also theoretically increase as the device remains on b41 longer. Make sense?
  21. I really would love this, too. Let's not forget where Tmo got the $ it needed to go from 0 to 60 rather quickly. Maybe this supposed infusion could possibly do the same to help unlock Sprint's great potential.