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Then I have made my choice I will get the Galaxy s9. I appreciate the help.

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If you can do the Plus model or the note 9. Just my opinion

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If you can do the Plus model or the note 9. Just my opinion

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I will try the plus model I'll see if I can get it.

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I will try the plus model I'll see if I can get it.

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I don't know if you want this but Sprint has a pre-owned modelcda1cabdfb500a3e3e0da771168eaad1.jpg

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I don't know if you want this but Sprint has a pre-owned modelcda1cabdfb500a3e3e0da771168eaad1.jpg

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No thank you. I appreciate the offer though.

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5 hours ago, mdob07 said:

As far as I know they still don't allow unlocked phones to use VoLTE among other things. My mom's factory unlocked S9+ can't use VoLTE, Wifi calling, or advanced messaging. 

Yes it can. You can use RCS through Google Messages and WiFi Calling is available in the dialer settings instead of under Connection settings. The only thing the unlocked variant of the S9 lacks is VoLTE. On the unlocked S10, you get all three.

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Just received the OCT update for my s9 UNLOCKED.  No changes are apparent. No VOLTE.   No improved carrier aggregation options.

Samsung-----You are looking bad, very bad.   The Oct update is pushed on November 1.  Late and it looks worthless.  Nothing gained unless it is hidden.

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Just received the OCT update for my s9 UNLOCKED.  No changes are apparent. No VOLTE.   No improved carrier aggregation options.
Samsung-----You are looking bad, very bad.   The Oct update is pushed on November 1.  Late and it looks worthless.  Nothing gained unless it is hidden.
Samsung or Sprint?

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Just received the OCT update for my s9 UNLOCKED.  No changes are apparent. No VOLTE.   No improved carrier aggregation options.
Samsung-----You are looking bad, very bad.   The Oct update is pushed on November 1.  Late and it looks worthless.  Nothing gained unless it is hidden.
Meanwhile the S10 series just got the November 1 update on November 1. The S10 5G got a bunch of new features over 1GB a few days ago. Mostly Note 10 features like dynamic wallpaper.

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Meanwhile the S10 series just got the November 1 update on November 1. The S10 5G got a bunch of new features over 1GB a few days ago. Mostly Note 10 features like dynamic wallpaper.

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Yeah I got the update on my phone and still no VOLTE support for att. Fudge. Back to VZW at some point or Sprint if they allow it

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25 minutes ago, Tengen31 said:

Samsung or Sprint?

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Not sure exactly what you are asking here, but it is a UNLOCKED s9 purchased at Best Buy on the Sprint Network.

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Not sure exactly what you are asking here, but it is a UNLOCKED s9 purchased at Best Buy on the Sprint Network.
Sorry is it a Samsung issue or Sprint for not getting those features?

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26 minutes ago, Tengen31 said:

Sorry is it a Samsung issue or Sprint for not getting those features?

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Could be either or both. Why an s-8 would be ahead of a s9 in features does need answered?  I desperately need 25 + 41 aggregation. My s9 has band 41 about everywhere due to adequate cell sites that are spaced correctly.   But while I have decent band 41 on the receive side, the phone desperately needs to do the upload on band 25.  Phone just hangs onto band 41 but little or no upload makes the service unusable. I am beginning to wonder if the s9 is ever going to be able to be upgraded to 25 + 41.  Beginning to wonder if VOLTE will ever appear on the s9.

 

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Could be either or both. Why an s-8 would be ahead of a s9 in features does need answered?  I desperately need 25 + 41 aggregation. My s9 has band 41 about everywhere due to adequate cell sites that are spaced correctly.   But while I have decent band 41 on the receive side, the phone desperately needs to do the upload on band 25.  Phone just hangs onto band 41 but little or no upload makes the service unusable. I am beginning to wonder if the s9 is ever going to be able to be upgraded to 25 + 41.  Beginning to wonder if VOLTE will ever appear on the s9.
 
I was told 2-3 weeks for VOLTE so we will see

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I'm not sure I buy that but I also don't really need it. But I do really want to know what the issue is with this damn phone that the prior and post generations could do it but the 9 can't. Like, what the actual F?

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9 minutes ago, JonnygATL said:

I'm not sure I buy that but I also don't really need it. But I do really want to know what the issue is with this damn phone that the prior and post generations could do it but the 9 can't. Like, what the actual F?

VoLTE is coming to the GS9. Work is underway now to transition from Calling Plus to VoLTE. It was likely supposed to get it sooner, until work on VoLTE was stopped last year. 

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1 minute ago, Dkoellerwx said:

VoLTE is coming to the GS9. Work is underway now to transition from Calling Plus to VoLTE. It was likely supposed to get it sooner, until work on VoLTE was stopped last year. 

Was stoppage on said work related to the (possibly/maybe/who knows) pending Tmo merger?

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19 minutes ago, JonnygATL said:

Was stoppage on said work related to the (possibly/maybe/who knows) pending Tmo merger?

I don't know the details on that.

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5 minutes ago, Dkoellerwx said:

I don't know the details on that.

I doubt they do either. 

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Was stoppage on said work related to the (possibly/maybe/who knows) pending Tmo merger?
No.

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