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I managed to complete what I assume was a VoLTE call on my unlocked S9+. I was talking on the phone using WiFi Calling and the other person on the other end complained that I started getting choppy. I saw was that my phone was reconnecting to WiFi, meaning somewhere in the middle of my call, my WiFi went out and LTE took over but I didn't notice until my WiFi came back.

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On 5/2/2018 at 10:45 PM, danlodish345 said:

Is taking forever to update it. I’m getting annoyed.

LOL. The S8 just got their April security update before we did. :)

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Yeah I saw that, how weird. 

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Very frustrating at this point

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10 hours ago, imex99 said:

Very frustrating at this point

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Is highly annoying actually

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2 minutes ago, danlodish345 said:

Is highly annoying actually

You guys saw this, right? 

 

https://community.sprint.com/t5/Samsung-Galaxy-S-Series/Regarding-the-Samsung-S9-Update-See-What-Had-Happened-Was/m-p/1000787#M3731

 

It was pulled for all S9 phones for some reason that hasn't been fixed. 

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You guys saw this, right? 
 
https://community.sprint.com/t5/Samsung-Galaxy-S-Series/Regarding-the-Samsung-S9-Update-See-What-Had-Happened-Was/m-p/1000787#M3731
 
It was pulled for all S9 phones for some reason that hasn't been fixed. 
Right, rumor soon with the current update releases...

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Perhaps it has to do with the less than stellar battery life (quite bad in-fact) and black color banding issues etc.

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Maybe but I doubt that is coming anytime soon lol. Hope I am wrong however.

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Maybe but I doubt that is coming anytime soon lol. Hope I am wrong however.
What's the holdup with the 8.1 update

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What's the holdup with the 8.1 update

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As seen with the S7 and S8, Samsung does not do .1 updates anymore. I guess it's not important enough to them.

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As seen with the S7 and S8, Samsung does not do .1 updates anymore. I guess it's not important enough to them.

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Well the one updates can actually fix problems.

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4 minutes ago, danlodish345 said:

Well the one updates can actually fix problems.

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This is Samsung here, we haven't had an update since post-release before most people got their phones. Whereas the S7 and S8 have gotten two-three.

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This is Samsung here, we haven't had an update since post-release before most people got their phones. Whereas the S7 and S8 have gotten two-three.
Well what about if the updates cause issues...

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3 minutes ago, danlodish345 said:

Well what about if the updates cause issues...

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It's been months now since the S9 was released, a company the size of Samsung surely can push a stable update.

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It's been months now since the S9 was released, a company the size of Samsung surely can push a stable update.
But why can't they push monthly security updates though? I like to have a very secure device you know just like everybody else :-)

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6 minutes ago, danlodish345 said:

But why can't they push monthly security updates though? I like to have a very secure device you know just like everybody else ?

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Wish I knew the answers. 

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Wish I knew the answers. 
It is what it is :)

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So Sprint is telling me LTE Roaming with USCC is not possible on S9+, any one done any LTE roaming??

 

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So Sprint is telling me LTE Roaming with USCC is not possible on S9+, any one done any LTE roaming??
 
Rickie
That's totally false. It's definitely possible because the phone supports the proper bands for u.s. Cellular roaming so it might be just a provisioning thing but the hardware is there to support it

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6 minutes ago, danlodish345 said:

That's totally false. It's definitely possible because the phone supports the proper bands for u.s. Cellular roaming so it might be just a provisioning thing but the hardware is there to support it

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I knew that much, but why they locking us out of it since it's native.

 

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I knew that much, but why they locking us out of it since it's native.
 
Rickie
Exactly it's very greeting

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20 minutes ago, Rickie546 said:

So Sprint is telling me LTE Roaming with USCC is not possible on S9+, any one done any LTE roaming??

 

Rickie

The coverage map shows LTE roaming is available for both the S9 and S9+.

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22 minutes ago, Dkoellerwx said:

The coverage map shows LTE roaming is available for both the S9 and S9+.

Exactly what I told Sprint, still working with some other contacts there to find out some info.

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