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1 minute ago, Tengen31 said:

I have the unlocked model. When VOLTE is up on all devices I would like to see them one up att and do it unlocked phones where att drops to H+ on calls on unlocked phones. Tho with att 3G shutdown in 2022 they will have to change that. Volte did pop up on my S9 one time and it worked. Then it when away and never came back

 

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That would be nice to 1 Up ATT. My wife has the S8 and has VoLTE and I get kind of jealous but I don't care for Samsung phones.

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3 hours ago, Tengen31 said:

There not cheap either. The one plus 6t costs 549. I've seen LG in the 800 range.

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And 6 months later they drop to $600.

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And 6 months later they drop to $600.
Very true you got me there. I could have saved 200 on the g7 over the S9+ or 40 on the V40 over the S9+

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11 minutes ago, bigsnake49 said:

And 6 months later they drop to $600.

Much cheaper than that even if you find one via eBay or Swappa.

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On 2/22/2019 at 9:48 AM, Tengen31 said:

Yeah I know volte will help however they still relie on CDMA to much. I'm getting impatient waiting for Volte on my s9+. Had it on my S8 and it worked fine. Not sure what the hold up is.

 

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Hopefully the S10 launches with VoLTE enabled...

I’ve had a good experience with VoLTE on my iPhone XS in the DC area so far.

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Here’s what’s ahead:

Keep that capex flowing is all I can say.... This merger isn’t a given.

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2 hours ago, RedSpark said:

Hopefully the S10 launches with VoLTE enabled...

I’ve had a good experience with VoLTE on my iPhone XS in the DC area so far.

Gonna kinda be pissed if it doesn't.

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2 minutes ago, BlueAngel said:

Gonna kinda be pissed if it doesn't.

Same. I feel like at this point Sprint should start releasing phones with VoLTE available rom the start instead of via software update at a later date. 

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10 minutes ago, BlueAngel said:

Gonna kinda be pissed if it doesn't.

I agree, and it’s a mile marker for their progress (or lack of it) on VoLTE.

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13 minutes ago, Paynefanbro said:

Same. I feel like at this point Sprint should start releasing phones with VoLTE available rom the start instead of via software update at a later date. 

Yeah. I understand things need to be adequately field tested, but I’m not sure what’s different about enabling VoLTE on the S9 or S10 when it’s already on the S8.

As for it being on the iPhone, Sprint pushed it out the door to the iPhone 8 and later all at once.

Now that I’m used to VoLTE on my device, I can’t believe I didn’t have SVOD for so long.

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Yeah. I understand things need to be adequately field tested, but I’m not sure what’s different about enabling VoLTE on the S9 or S10 when it’s already on the S8.
As for it being on the iPhone, Sprint pushed it out the door to the iPhone 8 and later all at once.
Now that I’m used to VoLTE on my device, I can’t believe I didn’t have SVOD for so long.
My wife has iPhone 8+, I can't find volte and we're an volte market.

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18 hours ago, imex99 said:

My wife has iPhone 8+, I can't find volte and we're an volte market.

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You can’t find it? I haven’t heard of this happening before.

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You can’t find it? I haven’t heard of this happening before.
I'll look when home this afternoon.

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11 minutes ago, imex99 said:

I'll look when home this afternoon.

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Is the device updated to the latest iOS version and Carrier Bundle?

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204204

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201270

Does the option to use LTE for Voice & Data appear under “Settings —> Cellular —> Cellular Data Options —> Enable LTE” ?

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Interesting info on how Sprint’s backhaul capacity is being upgraded for 5G.

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There it is!

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15 minutes ago, RedSpark said:

There it is!

Time for someone with a spectrum analyzer to see how much bandwidth 5G has been given!!

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76 5G sites in Chicago. Nice!

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If this whole wireless thing doesn’t work out, Sprint should release some club hits...

DJ MIMO...

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421 mbps on 5G? The specs for gigabit phones exceed that. Is 5G really going to provide any specific benefits having a 5G phone.

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18 minutes ago, jreuschl said:

421 mbps on 5G? The specs for gigabit phones exceed that. Is 5G really going to provide any specific benefits having a 5G phone.

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It depends on the spectrum available for 5G where they tested.

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1 hour ago, jreuschl said:

421 mbps on 5G? The specs for gigabit phones exceed that. Is 5G really going to provide any specific benefits having a 5G phone.

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The fine print in the “Chicago Drive Test” video said this test was over two MIMO layers and that speeds at commercial launch will actually be faster with additional MIMO layers and dual connectivity.

Some good info here:

https://www.sprint.com/en/landings/5g.html

And here:

https://business.sprint.com/5g/

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They just let anyone write anything on the internet and get paid for it. The least you can do is be knowledgeable about what you're writing about. This article on 9to5Mac just said Sprint isn't deploying real 5G because it's not mmWave.

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Only, guess what: it isn’t real 5G either.

There’ll be a critical difference between Sprint’s 5G network and other 5G networks. Sprint isn’t launching super-fast millimeter wave coverage like its competitors, since it doesn’t own licenses on the wireless airwaves to support it.

Instead, Sprint’s 5G network will launch using the carrier’s mid-band spectrum, which is faster than LTE airwaves, but doesn’t travel as far (and conversely, it’s slower than millimeter waves, but travels farther). Sprint also says it’ll also rely on “massive MIMO” to improve its 5G network’s capacity.

https://9to5mac.com/2019/02/25/sprint-5g/

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Paynefanbro said:

They just let anyone write anything on the internet and get paid for it. The least you can do is be knowledgeable about what you're writing about. This article on 9to5Mac just said Sprint isn't deploying real 5G because it's not mmWave.

 

Did you read the comments on the article? The last comment has a reply on it that made me chuckle

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3 hours ago, jreuschl said:

421 mbps on 5G? The specs for gigabit phones exceed that. Is 5G really going to provide any specific benefits having a 5G phone.

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When they're the only consumer at that location, that speed is good and achievable. 

Do they have 10Gbps backhaul to these sites? I doubt they do.

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