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I am quite surprised about the issues many people are having. I haven't encountered any problems with LTE. I wonder if this problem could be due to the SIM card. Maybe we should have a poll to see which SIM (UICC) people have and if there is a connection to the LTE issues.

 

As for activation taking a long time , I just skipped it once I saw bars on the phone. Voice worked, data didn't. Proceed to do a profile update then rebooted. After the phone booted up I received a message indicating the network was preparing data services and then the phone was fully functional.

 

 

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I had a Sprint product development employee reach out to me this morning after reading this thread. His message says:   Robert via Samsung Note 8.0 using Tapatalk Pro

I am now the proud owner of a Nexus 5!       Sent from Josh's iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2

Mine just arrived!!!  

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I would imagine flashing a factory google image would wipe any software lock since the phones are the same hardware but I'd be nervous to try it on a new phone.

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Took mine out in the area yesterday.. was as far west as George Mason University, as far east as Union Station, and as far south as Springfield (that forms a nice little downward pointing triangle for those unfamiliar with the DC area). LTE reception compared to my Viper was SUPERB, very few 3G sightings, but surprise surprise, it couldn't handle the device traffic in the Verizon Center during a hockey game. It's happened with every sprint phone I've had where I end up with 1X. I guess I need to poke around and unlock all three bands to see if I can jump on a different one.

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I love this phone! I've never got lte at home.. And believe me I've tried.. Set n5 lte only.. Went outside toggled airplane mode.. And holy s I got lte... Barely any signal but it was lte.. signal check pro didn't pick it up as lte though... However lte was lit and I was able to pull a speed test.. Only 1mb down.. But it's still better then 3G in my area... I have enabled the other bands and I am in a clearwire area... Is it possible that signal check pro wouldn't pick up Band 41 signal ( I know it does pick the 2 1900 towers outside of my range)...

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Are you going to put on your nurse costume and treat yourself?

 

;)

 

AJ

 

perhaps, then i could make a 'test' video of it with my new Nexus 5 !

 

a few minutes in and this phone is beautiful, the screen is gorgeous and the phone is ridiculously FAST

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I love this phone! I've never got lte at home.. And believe me I've tried.. Set n5 lte only.. Went outside toggled airplane mode.. And holy s I got lte... Barely any signal but it was lte.. signal check pro didn't pick it up as lte though... However lte was lit and I was able to pull a speed test.. Only 1mb down.. But it's still better then 3G in my area... I have enabled the other bands and I am in a clearwire area... Is it possible that signal check pro wouldn't pick up Band 41 signal ( I know it does pick the 2 1900 towers outside of my range)...

I believe yesterday when I updated signal check pro, it was mentioned that the update disabled showing band 41.

 

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I have a question: Right now, Sprint is selling the Nexus 5 for 50 bucks (based on their website). Is that for new lines only or for upgrade lines as well and Is this price online only? 

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I have a question: Right now, Sprint is selling the Nexus 5 for 50 bucks (based on their website). Is that for new lines only or for upgrade lines as well and Is this price online only? 

 

New lines only. $100 from transferring in from another carrier + $50 MIR and you gotta use the All my way plans. 

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I have a question: Right now, Sprint is selling the Nexus 5 for 50 bucks (based on their website). Is that for new lines only or for upgrade lines as well and Is this price online only? 

 

thats what I got it for, I would jump on it because it is supposed to be $150....

 

I also didn't have to port over a number at all for the $100 discount

 

paid $99 with a $50 rebate card

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thats what I got it for, I would jump on it because it is supposed to be $150....

 

I also didn't have to port over a number at all for the $100 discount

 

paid $99 with a $50 rebate card

I just went on my account and checked the Sprint site. It shows the upgrade price ($150) instead of the $50 :( Was I too late?!?

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powered on without a sim in

 

went into settings and searched for all carriers:

 

is 311 660 Sprint ??

 

No, that MCC-MNC is MetroPCS.  You do not have native MetroPCS in Portland, but 311-660 is probably broadcast now so that MetroPCS devices will attach to the T-Mobile network.

 

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I just went on my account and checked the Sprint site. It shows the upgrade price ($150) instead of the $50 :( Was I too late?!?

  amazon wireless cheaper and no sale tax in most states

 

$50 for a new line with no rebate junk 

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Did you say without the SIM?!

 

 

uh huh, powered up, Google forced an update of 125mb

 

rebooted and I am now playing with phone, changing settings etc.

 

will pop in a tmo sim later

 

btw you need to have a wifi connection (if no sim in) for the initial google update

 

you cannot 'skip it'

 

and the camera GUI for settings and overall use suck

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Settings ->Wireless & Networks -> Mobile Network setting -> Network Mode -> Global

 

This is set when I power on but I get no connection to internet. As soon as I switch to LTE my phone works.. problem is that everytime I boot my phone defaults to Global. Should my phone be working on Global?

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No, that MCC-MNC is MetroPCS.  You do not have native MetroPCS in Portland, but 311-660 is probably broadcast now so that MetroPCS devices will attach to the T-Mobile network.

 

AJ

 

 

ok so why is no sprint showing up ?

 

maybe it is only scanning for gsm and not cdma ?

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just got my phone, she is a beauty, very slim and light, and 'small' for a 5" screen, wow !

 

the hole to open the sim tray is ridiculously small and no tool included

 

i had to use a needle and hurt my finger

 

:(

 

Its on a piece of paper, in the middle. Look between the warranty booklets.

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powered on without a sim in

 

went into settings and searched for all carriers:

 

is 311 660 Sprint ??

 

Without a SIM, I get similar results here, too:

 

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The difference is that Sprint band 25 LTE is available in my case, while VZW band 4 LTE is available in your case.

 

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I am jealous of you wall!  :angry:

 

Google finally displays a ship date of 11/26...that is Thanksgiving week! Might not get it until the following week  :td:

 

its been 11-26 since I ordered mine on the 2ed

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I am jealous of you wall!  :angry:

 

Google finally displays a ship date of 11/26...that is Thanksgiving week! Might not get it until the following week  :td:

 

its been 11-26 since I ordered mine on the 2ed

 

 

I ordered mine on the 5th.

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