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On 9/1/2019 at 3:40 AM, ingenium said:

Why don't you just sign up for a plan with Calyx institute? It's $500/year I think and is unlimited on Sprint. No deprioritization. You can get a Sierra Wireless modem and put it in a USB enclosure, and then just stick the SIM in it. You don't need to do a device swap with Sprint.

Sprint seems to be onto Calyx and some users are reporting throttling...

        https://www.reddit.com/r/Calyx/comments/9l0x16/is_sprint_throttlingdeprioritizing_calyx_users/

For me, I've been jumping through hoops for too long.  At this point, I will pay through the nose.  If there is a problem, then it is a Sprint device, with a Sprint logo and a Sprint SIM card, talking to a Sprint tower, so there isn't any finger pointing. 

I've gone through 5 modems in the past several years since Clear (WiMax) was bought by Sprint.  And climbed up on the roof more times than I care to remember diddling with my large passive high-gain antennas.   I would have jumped ship to Verizon long ago but their limits are way too small for me -- and Sprint's (Clear's) 2.5 GHz band (B41) just has so much potential...

 

I'll post in the hardware thread that you mentioned once my 4-headed hydra is operational.

Thanks for the heads up.

Scott

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I bought a Huawai 5G CPE Pro router/hub.  It supports Sprints 4G LTE (Band 41) among many other bands.

I ordered a SIM card for it:

        https://shop.sprint.com/mysprint/shop/accessory/ao_details.jsp?accSKU=121700244&accCatId=78300001

This is a 4-pack of SIM cards, labeled A, B, C, D.  Card A didn't work.  Card B,C,D were recognized, and I have Card D in there now and it is talking to the Sprint network (green lights, 3 bars, 4G LTE, etc. etc). The 5G CPE Pro uses a nano-SIM card.

HOWEVER, SPRINT WILL NOT ACTIVATE THIS UNIT.  Tried talking to them for 2 hours, many many reps, support, etc.  All they say is that 'the database says that it isn't "eligible".   "Eligible" is a funny word.  They don't say incompatible, or that it doesn't work, or that it is the wrong band or wrong protocol.  So I assume that all Huawai is flagged in Sprint's database due to the USA ban.

So be forewarned.  I also tried using one of my already-activated nano-SIM cards, but the 5G CPE Pro still wouldn't do internet things.  Even though it  IS  talking to the Sprint tower (I can see the back-and-forth handshake traffic).

It is a nice unit, and does many 4G and 5G bands.  Huawei 5G CPE Pro, model#   H112-372   (there is another model of the CPE Pro that is less capable).

Scott

 

 

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I bought a Huawai 5G CPE Pro router/hub.  It supports Sprints 4G LTE (Band 41) among many other bands.
I ordered a SIM card for it:
        https://shop.sprint.com/mysprint/shop/accessory/ao_details.jsp?accSKU=121700244&accCatId=78300001
This is a 4-pack of SIM cards, labeled A, B, C, D.  Card A didn't work.  Card B,C,D were recognized, and I have Card D in there now and it is talking to the Sprint network (green lights, 3 bars, 4G LTE, etc. etc). The 5G CPE Pro uses a nano-SIM card.
HOWEVER, SPRINT WILL NOT ACTIVATE THIS UNIT.  Tried talking to them for 2 hours, many many reps, support, etc.  All they say is that 'the database says that it isn't "eligible".   "Eligible" is a funny word.  They don't say incompatible, or that it doesn't work, or that it is the wrong band or wrong protocol.  So I assume that all Huawai is flagged in Sprint's database due to the USA ban.
So be forewarned.  I also tried using one of my already-activated nano-SIM cards, but the 5G CPE Pro still wouldn't do internet things.  Even though it  IS  talking to the Sprint tower (I can see the back-and-forth handshake traffic).
It is a nice unit, and does many 4G and 5G bands.  Huawei 5G CPE Pro, model#   H112-372   (there is another model of the CPE Pro that is less capable).
Scott
 
 


Just because it supports the technologies sprint uses doesn't mean it's compatible.

All networks that uses the Sprint network must pass through their internal testing and then be white listed. The Huawei is not a support device and is being rejected by the network as such.

Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk

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On 11/23/2019 at 1:19 PM, lilotimz said:


 

 


Just because it supports the technologies sprint uses doesn't mean it's compatible.

All networks that uses the Sprint network must pass through their internal testing and then be white listed. The Huawei is not a support device and is being rejected by the network as such.

Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
 

 

Yes, I understand.  So I just ordered a T-Mobile SIM card.  They didn't have any issues with sending me a SIM card and are happy to take my money.  So in a couple of days, I should find out if it works or not...   Although the 5G CPE Pro works with several Sprint bands (4G LTE and 5G), it only works with one 4G LTE T-Mobile bands.

Once T-Mobile and Sprint merge, it will be interesting to see which customer-service attitude wins.  That's why I'm getting my "t-mobile device" on the T-Mobile network before the merger.  If I get kicked off, then it means that the Sprint attitude beat the T-Mobile attitude.

And the cable IP's are laughing at this non-sense; all the way to the bank.

Thanks,

Scott

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On 11/28/2019 at 3:24 PM, 645824 said:

Yes, I understand.  So I just ordered a T-Mobile SIM card.  They didn't have any issues with sending me a SIM card and are happy to take my money.  So in a couple of days, I should find out if it works or not...   Although the 5G CPE Pro works with several Sprint bands (4G LTE and 5G), it only works with one 4G LTE T-Mobile bands.

Once T-Mobile and Sprint merge, it will be interesting to see which customer-service attitude wins.  That's why I'm getting my "t-mobile device" on the T-Mobile network before the merger.  If I get kicked off, then it means that the Sprint attitude beat the T-Mobile attitude.

And the cable IP's are laughing at this non-sense; all the way to the bank.

Thanks,

Scott

Well that didn't work.  The T-Mobile network wouldn't recognize it.  The only overlap between T-Mobile and the CPE Pro is Band 5, and my T-Mobile tower doesn't do Band 5.

Sadly, it has 3-4 bars with Sprint AND it is getting attempted hacks from the internet (coming in), but the Sprint folks are refusing to register it (for my traffic going out).  So I know that it would work on the Sprint network if they would allow it.  I'll continue with my modifications to the Sprint HTC 5G hub to add the external antennas.  That is outlined in the s4gru Router thread.

On a personal note, I was only with T-Mobile for 3 days, and hated every minute of it.  Although Sprint support isn't great, it is MUCH better than T-Mobile support.

Scott

 

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