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So my current Samsung Note 5 has started randomly rebooting itself in addition to the battery problems and the GPS problems.

So I have decided to finally take the plunge and get a new phone ...

I want to get the Samsung Galaxy 10 + 512 GB Unlocked wmodel. When I attempt to purchase it on the Best Buy website, I get the message below that my current Sprint account is not compatible with the phone, and I have to make an appointment with a 'mobile specialist'. I did make the appointment for Saturday.

Personally I don't understand, and I kind of feel like Sprint is trying to push me into getting the 128 GB model only. In fact I wouldn't be surprised at all if, when I meet with the Best Buy employee, that Sprint tells us I will have to purchase the 128 GB model to be compliant with Sprint.

I know that several of my esteemed colleagues here have successfully purchased a Samsung S10 + 512 GB model thru Best Buy and put it on the Sprint network...

So my question is what gives?

I have the Unlimited Freedom Plan, so why would the Samsung S10 + 512 GB model be Incompatible with my current Sprint Unlimited Freedom Plan? 96e74f587583690385ec77a4774625ea.jpg3f54957083b58c0f007bb132e92fa9ee.jpg

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Have you tried to install something like CPU Spy to see if your phone is making it into deep sleep? I haven't used those apps in several phone generations because it hasn't been necessary. If I sit my phone down on my desk and do not touch it, it'll go to sleep, be cold to the touch, and barely use any battery percentage at all during that time. Your phone is definitely an outlier and I assume you have some sort of rouge app that's consuming up your battery. The battery stats page doesn't tell the best story there.....what does the Device Care in settings say about it? Any apps flagged for crashes?
 
EDIT: have you removed App Stack, Lookout, etc. all the preinstalled garbage?
I remove the all the garbage when I first got the phone that's the first thing I do

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So my current Samsung Note 5 has started randomly rebooting itself in addition to the battery problems and the GPS problems.

 

So I have decided to finally take the plunge and get a new phone ...

 

I want to get the Samsung Galaxy 10 + 512 GB Unlocked wmodel. When I attempt to purchase it on the Best Buy website, I get the message below that my current Sprint account is not compatible with the phone, and I have to make an appointment with a 'mobile specialist'. I did make the appointment for Saturday.

 

Personally I don't understand, and I kind of feel like Sprint is trying to push me into getting the 128 GB model only. In fact I wouldn't be surprised at all if, when I meet with the Best Buy employee, that Sprint tells us I will have to purchase the 128 GB model to be compliant with Sprint.

 

I know that several of my esteemed colleagues here have successfully purchased a Samsung S10 + 512 GB model thru Best Buy and put it on the Sprint network...

 

So my question is what gives?

 

I have the Unlimited Freedom Plan, so why would the Samsung S10 + 512 GB model be Incompatible with my current Sprint Unlimited Freedom Plan? 96e74f587583690385ec77a4774625ea.jpg3f54957083b58c0f007bb132e92fa9ee.jpg

 

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Is the best buy telling you that or Sprint?

 

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Is the best buy telling you that or Sprint? 
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It is the Best Buy website that is telling me that my current Sprint plan won't work with the Samsung S10+ 512 GB.

I am a bit confused, honestly, so most likely I am going to stop by my local store. But I was just wondering if any of you had run into the same experience.

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It is the Best Buy website that is telling me that my current Sprint plan won't work with the Samsung S10+ 512 GB.

I am a bit confused, honestly, so most likely I am going to stop by my local store. But I was just wondering if any of you had run into the same experience.

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I have a 256 gb SD card in mine

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It is the Best Buy website that is telling me that my current Sprint plan won't work with the Samsung S10+ 512 GB.

I am a bit confused, honestly, so most likely I am going to stop by my local store. But I was just wondering if any of you had run into the same experience.

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I would check with Sprint then. You should be able to buy the phone at BB then activate at the Sprint store

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I would check with Sprint then. You should be able to buy the phone at BB then activate at the Sprint store

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Yes check with Sprint...it shouldn't make a difference where you get it from...

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5 hours ago, danlodish345 said:

Really? I mean I have to place it on the charger by midday. I don't do much in terms of heavy processor usage but the standby time is horrible

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The screen uses a decent amount of juice but if your standby time is actually horrible then something is definitely wrong. I just took this screen cap, as you can see, very light usage but after more than a 40 hours I still have 70 percent battery. Maybe you should swap your phone out for another one. 

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The screen uses a decent amount of juice but if your standby time is actually horrible then something is definitely wrong. I just took this screen cap, as you can see, very light usage but after more than a 40 hours I still have 70 percent battery. Maybe you should swap your phone out for another one. 
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I mean as I said before the phone's not bad but the battery life is a lot worse than I thought it would be I'm just going to return it and revert to my OnePlus 6t

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I actually bought a Samsung phone for the first time ever... Never thought I'd see the day, ha.

Anyway - I initially bought the regular S10 but wasn't a fan of the FPS or the curved display, so I exchanged it for a S10e.  Like this little phone a lot too.  Great display, pretty good battery life (averaging 5-5 1/2 hours of screen on time which is pretty good compared to my past Android experiences), great cellular performance on AT&T, super fast WiFi, and I love me some traditional fingerprint scanners, ha.  

Only real gripes so far are the slightly higher placement for the power button/FPS and the lack of good screen protectors/accessories at this point in time. 

I was actually using an iPhone XS Max before this phone because the wife and I went in on a BOGO deal last fall (if I was going to have to pay for her to get a new phone, might as well get another for free).  Got bored of iOS (along with the shitty Intel modem and cellular issues), so I had to go back to an Android.  If there's one thing I miss about the iPhone it is the incredible battery life.  I would literally go 2 to 3 days without charging that thing, but oh well.  As long as a phone gets me through a full day, it doesn't really matter. 

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I actually bought a Samsung phone for the first time ever... Never thought I'd see the day, ha.
Anyway - I initially bought the regular S10 but wasn't a fan of the FPS or the curved display, so I exchanged it for a S10e.  Like this little phone a lot too.  Great display, pretty good battery life (averaging 5-5 1/2 hours of screen on time which is pretty good compared to my past Android experiences), great cellular performance on AT&T, super fast WiFi, and I love me some traditional fingerprint scanners, ha.  
Only real gripes so far are the slightly higher placement for the power button/FPS and the lack of good screen protectors/accessories at this point in time. 
I was actually using an iPhone XS Max before this phone because the wife and I went in on a BOGO deal last fall (if I was going to have to pay for her to get a new phone, might as well get another for free).  Got bored of iOS (along with the shitty Intel modem and cellular issues), so I had to go back to an Android.  If there's one thing I miss about the iPhone it is the incredible battery life.  I would literally go 2 to 3 days without charging that thing, but oh well.  As long as a phone gets me through a full day, it doesn't really matter. 
I have the regular S10 I'm not pleased with the battery life. But the phone itself is fantastic.

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5 hours ago, mmark27 said:

I've had spotty data for sure, but I had spotty data occasionally with my S9+. I'm betting whatever issue on this phone was the same with the S9. Hopefully they get it sorted, that would be wonderful. Also, I hope they fix WiFi calling too. It's been a little annoying with these bugs on what is overall an excellent phone. All software based, so I'm sure they'll sort them out by Christmas. 

Maybe this has been posted here, but I was reading over in Reddit about this app: 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jamworks.bxactions

It works awesome to make that Bixby button actually useful. If you follow the instructions and give it deeper access via connection to computer, it works on lock screen and such (no root needed or any funny business, just a couple adb commands). I've got mine set to sound toggle and flashlight when screen is off, and screenshot while screen is on. Also can use the in-pocket detection to make sure you don't trigger things inadvertently. Very slick app. 

If you are cheap and don't want to pay for the pro version, there is also an app called "Button Mapper" that does a lot of the same things from what I have read.  That's what I'm currently using.

Edit:  Nevermind - pocket detection is also extra on this app.  I just don't use it, so didn't look before.

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4 minutes ago, danlodish345 said:

I have the regular S10 I'm not pleased with the battery life. But the phone itself is fantastic.

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Interesting... The S10 and S10e get about the same battery life with my usage (had the regular S10 for about 5 days before exchanging)...

Yesterday I got through the whole day (started at 6AM) with about 12% left at 11PM when I put it on the charger.  That was with close to 6 hours of screen on time (still playing with the new toy) and lots of GPS usage plotting some cell sites on Cellmapper.  

I sit here at work with 78% left at 2PM (again started the day at 6AM) with about 1:15 in screen on time so far.  A much more typical day usage wise for me.

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Interesting... The S10 and S10e get about the same battery life with my usage (had the regular S10 for about 5 days before exchanging)...
Yesterday I got through the whole day (started at 6AM) with about 12% left at 11PM when I put it on the charger.  That was with close to 6 hours of screen on time (still playing with the new toy) and lots of GPS usage plotting some cell sites on Cellmapper.  
I sit here at work with 78% left at 2PM (again started the day at 6AM) with about 1:15 in screen on time so far.  A much more typical day usage wise for me.
That's how much battery I lost in 47 minutescab4e00217ec4e8f2092ecb71335ce8a.jpg

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2 minutes ago, danlodish345 said:

That's how much battery I lost in 47 minutescab4e00217ec4e8f2092ecb71335ce8a.jpg

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That's with 43 minutes of screen on time...  Seems kind of reasonable.  You are on pace for over 7 hours of screen on time.  

It looks like that is with you never putting down the phone... haha

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That's with 43 minutes of screen on time...  Seems kind of reasonable.  You are on pace for over 7 hours of screen on time.  
It looks like that is with you never putting down the phone... haha
No actually that's even with some standby time that's not consistently 47 minutes straight

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2 hours ago, kct1975 said:

It is the Best Buy website that is telling me that my current Sprint plan won't work with the Samsung S10+ 512 GB.

I am a bit confused, honestly, so most likely I am going to stop by my local store. But I was just wondering if any of you had run into the same experience.

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I'm not sure why you are even getting that message since you chose to purchase the Unlocked model and not the Sprint model. When I preordered mine (Unlocked 512GB Ceramic Model), Best Buy didn't ask me anything about my current or previous carrier.

After I picked up the phone from Best Buy on launch day (3/8/2019), I just popped in the Sprint BYOP SIM card & called Sprint to swap devices (Unlocked GS9+ to Unlocked S10+).  It was super simple.

BTW, if you're planning on trading in your Note 5, then you must place the order INSIDE a Best Buy store.

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35 minutes ago, uecker87 said:

If you are cheap and don't want to pay for the pro version, there is also an app called "Button Mapper" that does a lot of the same things from what I have read.  That's what I'm currently using.

Edit:  Nevermind - pocket detection is also extra on this app.  I just don't use it, so didn't look before.

yeah, was about to reply with that. Bxactions is also seamless and has the option to remove Bixby altogether from any action. Not the same on Button Mapper. I never mind throwing a couple bucks a developers way considering it's all the Google Play credit I get from the Opinion Rewards app. ha. 

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Did everyone receive the white colored Galaxy Buds? I never saw an option to choose and assumed it would have matched our phones (mine was black). Not a big deal.

These Galaxy Buds are fantastic. Sound quality is great for bud style headphones and the fit is quite snug. My fear is having these things just dislodge into a urinal or something ridiculous, but they're pretty hard to even take out. 

The only issue I have is the decision tree on having 3 options that would be useful for the long press touchpad....but only 2 ears. 

I am digging the read-aloud notification options. 

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Did everyone receive the white colored Galaxy Buds? I never saw an option to choose and assumed it would have matched our phones (mine was black). Not a big deal.
These Galaxy Buds are fantastic. Sound quality is great for bud style headphones and the fit is quite snug. My fear is having these things just dislodge into a urinal or something ridiculous, but they're pretty hard to even take out. 
The only issue I have is the decision tree on having 3 options that would be useful for the long press touchpad....but only 2 ears. 
I am digging the read-aloud notification options. 
I have the Galaxy buds I have the Black version and they work fantastically well.

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26 minutes ago, mmark27 said:

Did everyone receive the white colored Galaxy Buds? I never saw an option to choose and assumed it would have matched our phones (mine was black). Not a big deal.

These Galaxy Buds are fantastic. Sound quality is great for bud style headphones and the fit is quite snug. My fear is having these things just dislodge into a urinal or something ridiculous, but they're pretty hard to even take out. 

The only issue I have is the decision tree on having 3 options that would be useful for the long press touchpad....but only 2 ears. 

I am digging the read-aloud notification options. 

I have not received my buds yet.

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I have not received my buds yet.
They work well

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17 minutes ago, danlodish345 said:

They work well

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Did they send you the black ones from the promo?  Its seems like everyone else been getting white.

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My buds are coming to tomorrow.

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Did they send you the black ones from the promo?  Its seems like everyone else been getting white.
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