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You really need two phones to test just the 5g with one having the 5g turned off. Would love to see the LTE 5g settings and debug screens.

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15 minutes ago, nexgencpu said:

 

The 4G network must be really congested or bad backhaul.

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The 4G network must be really congested or bad backhaul.

Yeah I don't get why Sprint has not done FDD+TDD by now. They still continue to get dissed for they terrible upload.

 

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Yeah I don't get why Sprint has not done FDD+TDD by now. They still continue to get dissed for they terrible upload.  Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk

 

 

 

 

They need to hop to it. The network has been capable of all of this via software updates for years and they just sat on it.

 

 

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They need to hop to it. The network has been capable of all of this via software updates for years and they just sat on it.  

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If it's only a software update then Sprint WTF. Sprint still has improves to make. I'm going on vacation in a couple of weeks to northern Minnesota and Sprint is terrible there. Barely has B41. Last year when I was there uploading pics would fail. Not dealing with that this year. Lol Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If it's only a software update then Sprint WTF. Sprint still has improves to make. I'm going on vacation in a couple of weeks to northern Minnesota and Sprint is terrible there. Barely has B41. Last year when I was there uploading pics would fail. Not dealing with that this year. Lol Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk 
 
 
 
 
 
 

But think of how many towers have b41 now. Might be different.


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But think of how many towers have b41 now. Might be different.


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Yeah but doesn't sound like that area does. Once you get even more north Sprint loses coverage and starts VZW roaming

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Yeah but doesn't sound like that area does. Once you get even more north Sprint loses coverage and starts VZW roaming

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Might be T-Mobile roaming now though.


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Might be T-Mobile roaming now though.


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Coverage map doesn't show that tho

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Might be T-Mobile roaming now though.


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Coverage map doesn't show that tho

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Dont pay attention to the coverage map. Where I live it shows only native coverage and roaming is enabled on lots of towers. Some towers Sprint and Tmobile share and they still have roaming on them.

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2 hours ago, Tengen31 said:

If it's only a software update then Sprint WTF. Sprint still has improves to make. I'm going on vacation in a couple of weeks to northern Minnesota and Sprint is terrible there. Barely has B41. Last year when I was there uploading pics would fail. Not dealing with that this year. Lol Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk

Can you get a Magicbox and take it with?

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Can you get a Magicbox and take it with?
I have one but I'm returning it

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1 minute ago, Tengen31 said:

I have one but I'm returning it

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Return it when you get back from your trip :D

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Is that North of Duluth?

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Is that North of Duluth?

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Yes sir

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Yes sir

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That's what I figured. Going North of Duluth service is hit and miss. Two Harbors is one place I went last year and that was spotty service.

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That's what I figured. Going North of Duluth service is hit and miss. Two Harbors is one place I went last year and that was spotty service.

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I'm thinking about just using att when I go

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Take it from a Duluth native, heading up to Two Harbors, Gooseberry, Palisade Head, etc. Sprint is nonexistent and T-Mobile is awful as well. Super patchy and unoptimized... it will say you're connected to LTE but won't load. This happened on my iPhone XS, Galaxy S8+, and a LG G7. AT&T is really the only way to go that far north.

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It’s crazy how much positive PR Sprint is getting for their 5G network.

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Nice recap.

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They need to get 5G on 100MHz so they're closer Verizons mmWave speed-wise. 300Mbps is what we see on LTE currently. 

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