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I got a tip today that Sprint will no longer be supporting the original Samsung Airave 1.0 model on or around August 1st.  Can anyone else confirm this?

 

I am not sure if this also includes the Samsung second version Airave with the black antenna but it likely does.  This sucks for me because I have always preferred this version out of the first three models (haven't used the 2.5).  I keep it around for backup for the times when my local cell site goes down with an outage but other than that I don't need it.  I guess once August comes and if they do in fact shut it down then I will have to get a 2.5 model.  I'm sure they would send me one.

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That's unfortunate.  The older Samsung airaves had less issues overall I found, especially with the multiple text bug that still affects many users on the Airvana units.

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That's unfortunate.  The older Samsung airaves had less issues overall I found, especially with the multiple text bug that still affects many users on the Airvana units.

 

Yes and I thought the older ones had better RF signal as well.

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I got a tip today that Sprint will no longer be supporting the original Samsung Airave 1.0 model on or around August 1st.  Can anyone else confirm this?

 

I am not sure if this also includes the Samsung second version Airave with the black antenna but it likely does.  This sucks for me because I have always preferred this version out of the first three models (haven't used the 2.5).  I keep it around for backup for the times when my local cell site goes down with an outage but other than that I don't need it.  I guess once August comes and if they do in fact shut it down then I will have to get a 2.5 model.  I'm sure they would send me one.

 

So the currently active ones will stop working entirely?  Is Sprint planning to offer free replacements?  

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So the currently active ones will stop working entirely?

 

That's what I heard but I can't say 100% for sure.  Was hoping someone else with inside knowledge could confirm or deny.

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Watch for a new Airvana model in the next 2 months to be released.

 

 

 

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oo really?

Airvana had a new model pass thru the FCC in March or April, and now they are ending support for the original Samsung Airave. It's the only logical explanation.

 

 

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Airvana had a new model pass thru the FCC in March or April, and now they are ending support for the original Samsung Airave. It's the only logical explanation.

 

 

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Ah that makes sense.

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Wish they would end the Airvana nightmare and get Samsung to make them again. The Airvana's are all garbage.

 

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Maybe 3.0 will finally be better.

 

 

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Wish they would end the Airvana nightmare and get Samsung to make them again. The Airvana's are all garbage.

 

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My Airave 2.5 is great when it works, but it has a tendency to fall off of 3G and go on 1xRTT. Which makes no sense as I get 4-5 bars wherever I am in my house. Here's hoping a new Airave or whatever they call it fixes these issues and maybe include LTE. :P But ultimetly when the 800 band is rolled out here I hope I won't need the Airave anymore.

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I heard only 1.0 will be shut down, and people will have the option to switch to a new version.

 

But what model or models is 1.0?  The original Samsung and the second version Samsung as well?  Or is the second Samsung a 1.5 model?  Both of these came before the first Airvana model.

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I got a tip today that Sprint will no longer be supporting the original Samsung Airave 1.0 model on or around August 1st.  Can anyone else confirm this?

 

I am not sure if this also includes the Samsung second version Airave with the black antenna but it likely does.  This sucks for me because I have always preferred this version out of the first three models (haven't used the 2.5).  I keep it around for backup for the times when my local cell site goes down with an outage but other than that I don't need it.  I guess once August comes and if they do in fact shut it down then I will have to get a 2.5 model.  I'm sure they would send me one.

Received an email from Sprint today telling me they will discontinue the Airave 1.0 on Aug 1st.

 

I called the phone number in the email (855-881-85361), and they are sending me, at no cost, an Airave 2.5.

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Watch for a new Airvana model in the next 2 months to be released.

 

 

 

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got some confirmaiton somewhere for this?...the airave 2.5 is a hunk of junk..:)

No. But the FCC docs in April show that Sprint and Airvana got approved for a new model.

 

 

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Watch for a new Airvana model in the next 2 months to be released.

 

 

 

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got some confirmaiton somewhere for this?...the airave 2.5 is a hunk of junk..:)

Think the one you have is a piece of junk. The two I have used that are 2.5 models work great on several different devices. Now the 2.0 was flaky.

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I will hold out until the bitter end and keep my Samsung model.  If I call now they will send me a 2.5.  By 8/1 hopefully the 3.0 will be out and I can get that one. I only need it for a backup when the regular tower goes down anyway.

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Odd how different people's experiences are. I have a 2.0 now and it's been rock solid since roughly February. My 2.5 was ridden with dropped calls, double texts, and poor signal from the time I got it until it was swapped for a 2.0. Been cruising with my 2.0 problem-free, with maybe 2 resets since then.

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