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Not as bad as the Giants fan wearing his World Series jersey last night to the game......he was given proper goodbye.

 

 

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That's like someone wearing a Red Sox jersey at Yankee Stadium. I believe we are legally allowed to throw them off the bleachers. 

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Does anyone here live near or work at/near the Sprint store in Olathe near near 134th Street and Blackbob Road? Looks like it is on fire tonight.

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Does anyone here live near or work at/near the Sprint store in Olathe near near 134th Street and Blackbob Road? Looks like it is on fire tonight.

Yep my Dad does. Looks like whole strip center going to be complete loss.

 

Rickie

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I knew competing networks had fanatics...but damn that's taking butthurt a little too far.

 

In all seriousness though, hopefully no one got hurt.

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I knew competing networks had fanatics...but damn that's taking butthurt a little too far.

 

In all seriousness though, hopefully no one got hurt.

 

Sounds like everything was already closed. If there was anyone inside, seems they got out ok from what I can tell.

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It was probably Fabian.

 

Probably. Making good on threats to burn Sprint down!

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So crazy!! I had apartment at 135 and pflumm two years. I went by that sprint store all the time, They had a tower right behind the store. I hope no one was hurt

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This was the store I went to when I needed to use one (which isn't often anymore). There's no saving this one.

 

That's the Sprint store on the left corner. I hope they can re-locate the employees while they figure out what to do.

 

olathe fire3.jpg

 

 

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Man, how spicy were the peppers at that Mexican restaurant???

 

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It was probably Fabian.

Yes, in a desperate attempt to help rid the world of the evil Sprint and convert all the other oppressed "twin bell" customers to T-Mobile's <precisely mimic marketing garble> network with ~450 million pops covered and 310 pops of LTE.   :tu:

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So I'm going to guess by now that there's no more adjustments being done in wichita? There's so many places driving on the west side that I drop down to 3g it's sad. Even when I'm outside for a walk around maple and Tyler I'll fall to 3g or have a -100 db B26 signal that can't even stream google play. Yeah when I pick up a B41 signal driving down Kellogg and other places its nice but the network I see right now in Wichita is as bad as I've ever seen it. All I want to do is stream google play music while I drive and not have to worry about loading my music before I leave WiFi. I know I could download stations but I don't think this is too much to ask of a carrier in 2015. Pretty much anywhere from 235 and maple west to 119th i treat as 3G. Also I'm using a G2 that I plan to keep as long as I can.

 

I have a T-Mobile nexus 7 I use every day at work to stream and i'm considering adding a hotspot to keep in my vehicle just for streaming but that also has its limits. I remember reading how the s5 had the capability to use WiFi and cell networks simultaneously to boost download speeds. Is there any work around so I could use T-Mobile on WiFi and sprint LTE to use both networks and not have to switch manually between the two? Seems like a good idea if it's possible. This probably isn't the right place to ask but figured I'd give it a shot.

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LG G2 was a first gen Triband device with average RF capabilities. You may want to try a new Triband device with really good RF characteristics. I think you'll be surprised at the improvement in signal and speed and ability to reconnect fast to LTE if you lose it.

 

Early devices drop to 3G easier and then not want to get back on to LTE when back in range. Creating the illusion that 3G is more prevalent than it is and LTE is smaller. Plus, having a stronger LTE signal in the same places will result in faster speeds. The LG G2 was the very first Triband device. Lots of tweaking since then.

 

If you don't want to try a new generation Triband phone on Sprint, then maybe it's time for you to move to Tmo. It's your money, make the best choice for you.

 

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Grab a nexus 5 off Swappa, its cheap and performs stellar in the kansas market. Plus if you decide to travel over to the greener turfed pastures of T-mobile you can use it on their network (as long as it isn't an n5 purchased from T-Mobile, sprint blocked theirs from being activated on sprints network).

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I've debated getting a nexus 5 but I'm so used to knock on on my g2 that I'm not sure I could go back. I'll have to research and see if anyone has got that to work on the N5. I saw refurbished unlocked nexus 5s for $190 that I should have bought but didn't.

 

Yeah sounds like I just need to upgrade phones and if that doesn't work switch my phone to Tmo and drop my tablet data plan. As much as I hate to do that. Unlimited google play streaming with 30-55Mb down has really spoiled me.

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I've debated getting a nexus 5 but I'm so used to knock on on my g2 that I'm not sure I could go back. I'll have to research and see if anyone has got that to work on the N5. I saw refurbished unlocked nexus 5s for $190 that I should have bought but didn't.

Keep in mind that the G2 is a bigger device and also has a rear power button, so knock 2 wake is more of a necessity than a great feature.

 

Also, you can easily root the N5, and enable knock 2 wake (which I use religiously on my N6) and it works well enough.

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Cool, wasn't sure if knock on was possible or not. I will definitely check that out! I really like my g2 tho I hate to see it go. Pretty sure ive had this phone longer than any other.

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Cool, wasn't sure if knock on was possible or not. I will definitely check that out! I really like my g2 tho I hate to see it go. Pretty sure ive had this phone longer than any other.

Ill be honest, I think you would be better served with an LG G3 or wait on the G4. 

 

If your on a tighter budget the G3 is actually a great device with excellent radio performance, and since your coming from G2, its a perfect upgrade path.

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True,  I guess the only advantage to a nexus 5 is that i could jump to Tmo without having to get another phone.  Ill keep my eye out for either.

 

Thanks

 

Ill be honest, I think you would be better served with an LG G3 or wait on the G4. 

 

If your on a tighter budget the G3 is actually a great device with excellent radio performance, and since your coming from G2, its a perfect upgrade path.

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Wichita does have some terrible dead spots in key areas. Highly doubt that is a priority for Sprint though.

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Drove through the whole very boring state of Kansas on I-70W yesterday and was pleasantly surprised that I had LTE almost throughout the whole state. I didn't keep close track but I believe I lost LTE from Hays westward all the way until I got to Denver. For a state with so many fields of grass, who would have thought LTE would have reached cross country?

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Drove through the whole very boring state of Kansas on I-70W yesterday and was pleasantly surprised that I had LTE almost throughout the whole state. I didn't keep close track but I believe I lost LTE from Hays westward all the way until I got to Denver. For a state with so many fields of grass, who would have thought LTE would have reached cross country?

 

LTE should have ended at Salina. From Salina to Denver you are roaming on NexTech who is not sharing LTE with Sprint yet.

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David, I know you're super busy with the weather. I am just making sure that you have been getting my tower CSV files. Have you received them and just not enough time in take a look at them? I appreciate your help and efforts to the site!

 

Patrick

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