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  1. bill875

    The S4GRU BYOD Sim Compatibility Chart

    @lilotimz, do you know what the SIM SIMOLW506TQ is used for? According to https://bestcellular.com/product/simolw506tq/, it covers a wide range of phones for Sprint.
  2. As someone who could benefit from a Sprint/Charter relationship, I can get behind this! We need all of the small cells, strand mounts and backhaul we can get in NC/SC to fill in the very many gaps that exist on the Sprint network here.
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    Essentially a sprint exclusive.

    I agree, my PH-1 loves 1x800 and the signal levels are about the same as my Note 8 side-by-side.
  4. Well, now that they have Altice and Cox, I'm hopeful they will sign with Charter Spectrum next. Having two decent sized cable companies on board may help to convince the others to join in.
  5. I have the 80GB (40GB Double Data) Plan and also have it available, however, I did accept Sprint's "Gift" of Unlimited Data for 6 Months, so I think that is why it is showing on my account. Did you receive and accept the offer of 6 mo. Unlimited Data?
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    And Donald Trump is on his way to Japan this afternoon. Any coincidence? I think not .
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    I tried for a second unit for my 60,000 Square Ft. office and they were not able to add a second unit to my account. Perhaps they want to limit distribution for now until production ramps up.
  8. Yes, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wave 2 outdoor access point with Internal Antennas.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    My Magic Box finally connected today in Hickory, NC (Charlotte Market), however it would not connect just 6 miles away in Conover, NC as of Sunday. Unfortunately, it does not extend the B41 signal far enough into the building for it to reach my work area. Additionally, without the MB, where I used to receive a -94dBm B41 signal, I am now at -117dBm, I believe one of the sectors is offline or has been adjusted and no longer reaches the front of our building. I believe that I am now connecting to a site that is further away and more congested. Interestingly enough, it operates without GPS lock.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Yes, it was on my account the day it shipped and is assigned a Suburban Chicago Area Code (630), despite living in Western NC (828). So I'm not sure if that makes a difference.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    No, exactly what Anthony said above is what happens to mine. I'm letting the battery drain completely on mine just to see if that makes any difference.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    I may give that a try. The e-Ink screen is a bit frustrating that it doesn't go blank. It just retains the last screen that was up on the display until it refreshes with something different. I took my MB outside in clear view of the sky and line-of-sight of two Sprint towers and the MB still didn't connect after three attempts. It just stays at 20% until it asks me if I want to shut down or try again.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Getting the same here in Hickory, NC (Office) and Conover, NC (Home). The Charlotte market must not be ready, despite the Sprint Executive Relations gentleman saying my business address was available for the MB in Hickory. I was shocked that I got my MB the same week I contacted Sprint via the booster email to request it after being originally turned down.
  14. Aren't these talks with Charter and Comcast just about deploying Strand Mount Small Cells? This would be a fantastic way to densify Sprint's network. The NIMBY's won't even notice these since they are so used to the existing equipment hanging on the lines.
  15. Are you referring to: "mfg go" What does that mean? Manufacturing is a go... as in make millions of these and get them shipped now? Edit: nevermind, I see he put the following: (“mit freundlichen grüssen” which means “with kind regards”)
  16. With my 9 lines, Change Plans on Sprint.com does not offer Unlimited. Instead it says that current Sprint plans allow only up to 5 lines and that my current plan is optimal. Verizon sure is looking good!
  17. Would access to Charter's Fiber/Coax network for easy access to backhaul be a good reason for Sprint/Softbank to pick them up?
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    Apple iPad Mini as a child's device

    If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay for the iPad Mini 2? I see that Best Buy had the iPad Mini 4 (64GB) Sprint model for $379, but they went out of stock this afternoon.
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    Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge User Thread

    Yes, it is broken on my S7 edge with the last (most recent) beta. Here's hoping the final release has it working.
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    Sprint LTE Plus Booster for Businesses

    I submitted a request yesterday and received a call today and she sounded upbeat and ready to get the ball rolling until I admittted that the office is located in North Carolina. She said it was being offered in the Chicago market only at this time, but could expand nationwide. I asked if there was a waitlist for other markets and she said not at this time. Bummer, we could have really used it as we do not have WiFi for general employee use and we fall back to Voice only
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    Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge User Thread

    Beta Nougat user here too. I sure hope this helps with the terrible lag that has started happening on my phone. I've missed some calls due to the screen not lighting up to show who is calling. Other times, the device won't wake up when I need it to and it makes me miss my Note 7 that much more. For the Note Successor... I just want a Note 7 form factor with a Snapdragon 835 + 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage built in. All other features can remain the same. They can throw in an IR emitter if they would like. I miss that from my LG G3.
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    Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge User Thread

    If they truly want to keep customers happy, the headphone jack should remain. The Note 7 (now S7e) is my first Galaxy device... I'll be honest, I really like the physical home button, but the one on the Note 7 was so much better than the super-clicky S7e. Last but not least, bring back the IR emitter.
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    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Dying Embers Thread

    For anyone that had a Note 7 and switched to an S7/S7 edge... Please check your upgrade eligibility on Sprint.com. I'm interested in knowing what your status says. My Note 7 > S7 edge line says "Available for upgrade when you turn in your device," which is what it said last week when I still had the Note 7 activated on my line. I turned in my Note 7 Saturday and already received the IB credits and $100 Samsung credit to my account on Monday. I hope this status remains so we will be able to trade in and upgrade to an S8 or Note 8 when they arrive without having to pay 12 payments or more. Of course it could just be that Sprint hasn't updated something in their systems.