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G. Jason Schnellbacher - Lead Magic Box Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Deployment and Support at Sprint HQ doing a Q&A session on Reddit

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Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:00 PM PDT

Beginning today on the Sprint subreddit, individuals can begin submitting questions in this thread that will be forwarded to Ms. Schnellbacher to answer at his leisure in a few days time. 

Who is Mr. Jason Schnellbacher you may ask?

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George “Jason” Schnellbacher is the cross-functional leader of the Magic Box program – from Masa’s (Masayoshi Son) secret project to one of the most successful and award-winning programs in the history of Sprint.

Most of his nineteen-year career has been with Sprint with positions in the Office of the CEO, Customer Care, Business Sales, Office of the CTO, Corporate Development and Strategy, and Network Development. Prior to joining Sprint, he was part of the Accenture Communications and High Tech consulting group. Mr. Schnellbacher has 4 issued patents and is regularly asked to work on new emerging technologies.

In the current role, responsibilities include program leadership, product management, strategic deployments, and achieving life cycle operational efficiencies for Magic Box and the broader Service Enhancing Equipment portfolio.

Prior to 2016, Mr. Schnellbacher was a frequent speaker and panelist at domestic and international technology conferences as a subject matter expert in the areas of WiFi, small cells, 4G, global roaming, and enterprise wireless converged solutions. Mr. Schnellbacher graduated Magna Cum Laude from Baker University, a private liberal arts university in Kansas, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a minor in Economics. He lives in Overland Park, KS and is married with six children.

 

So go forth and submit all your questions about Sprint Magic Box's, small cells, and other Sprint related stuff!

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I do not have adapter  and cable for my Sprint Magic Box (Airspan AU545)

Can you please let me know spec for these on the attached image. To see if generic one that will be compatible with the correct amperage/voltage? Thanks,

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Nice to see the tons of info here.

Re: VZW's $75 hotspot plan, mind linking info for that? Have one area in mind that is on satellite right now but has a VZW tower quite close, but otherwise poor mobile reception. This would save them a decent chunk of change vs. ViaSat and get a better quality connection.

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This guy is quick to answer an email.  Some on S4GRU might know the fringe that I live in, but for those who dont, I live in an area that has (on the magic box) a signal of around -118 to -115 with an SINR of 3.0 to 5.0 (+)..

 

I sent GJS an email at the email address he listed in the Q&A, and within 10 minutes he personally had replied. He was quick to give me another solution that still falls within the magic box ... I'm not sure if he would want me to disclose the exact details, but I'll now be able to place the MB outside and not have to worry about the elements.

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6 hours ago, jonathanm1978 said:

This guy is quick to answer an email.  Some on S4GRU might know the fringe that I live in, but for those who dont, I live in an area that has (on the magic box) a signal of around -118 to -115 with an SINR of 3.0 to 5.0 (+)..

 

I sent GJS an email at the email address he listed in the Q&A, and within 10 minutes he personally had replied. He was quick to give me another solution that still falls within the magic box ... I'm not sure if he would want me to disclose the exact details, but I'll now be able to place the MB outside and not have to worry about the elements.

I had to one time leave my Magic Box outside two days straight for emergency internet (cable went out) and it did fine. I shielded it with a large Tupperware upside down and drilled a hole for a weather rated extension cord. It even rained a little. 

Is Jason sending you like a weather resistant case for the MB? That makes sense. 

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Since I got the 540 (isn't that the 1st generation MB?)... I've had it outside, but under a carport.  I already have access to some Rohn tower sections...I just need something more able to withstand the elements.  Apparently there is a solution. It should be on the way...

I've seen a difference in the upload ability of the MB gold and the 2nd gen.  Before I got the gold, I was able to get 12mbps down and 5mbps upload... but with the gold, I can't get hardly any upload at all. I'm hoping this will be solved by the outdoor solution (I'm sure it will be) 

 

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Without the magic box, I get nothing at all. I can put my phone in the same place where I have the MB and I get 1x800 and sometimes b26. Not every time, very odd. The box works, obviously, but how is the weird part.  Now that I'll be able to put it in a more outside area, I'm hoping I can get a much better option.

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