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20 hours ago, maxx880 said:

We had to order the 516TQ Sim in order to activate (no one in Vegas had them in stock). Corporate Store/Customer Care/Online Portal would not allow us to use the Sims we used previously 416tq, nor would it allow us to use a new 416tq. What's different with these SIMs? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
 

416tq is only compatible with the Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL

The 516TQ is compatible with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

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416tq is only compatible with the Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL
The 516TQ is compatible with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
416tq worked previously, we ported out to Verizon and then ended up coming back and the 416tq no longer worked


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I did additional testing on the 3XL's 1xRTT reception issues vs. a Galaxy S8 Plus. The S8 has about 8-10db better reception on 1xRTT. I think that is totally crazy...

 

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I'm in Costa Rica right now, and the Pixel 2 XL has dramatically better reception on LTE band 3 and HSPA band 5 than my 3 XL does. Side by side, my 3 will have no service and the 2 has usable service. The 3 drops LTE frequently while moving, but the 2 holds on.

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This really does not make any sense at all.  If any manufacturer can not put out a phone with reception that is at least as good as their last model, they have failed and deserve to go bankrupt. 

I also see changes to radios when a software update is done. Many times you have bad reception for a month or two until another update is pushed that restores good reception.

Why push out an update that makes a radio work worse?  Just stupid, but it happens all the time.

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Just noticed while placing a call on WiFi to another Sprint user (iPhone,  believe the other person was on WiFi as well as he is out of the country), that the HD icon shows up while in the call. I will post a screenshot in a few. 
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Just noticed while placing a call on WiFi to another Sprint user (iPhone,  believe the other person was on WiFi as well as he is out of the country), that the HD icon shows up while in the call. I will post a screenshot in a few. 

I've noticed the HD icon on the dialer screen as well. Doesn't appear to matter if you're on Wi-Fi Calling or not, just when HD Voice is active. 

 

On another note.. anyone here having the issue with callers hearing you severely muffled and they hear their own echo? Looks like a widespread issue online. I noticed it only occurs on non-HD calls so it's likely a software issue. It's a serious problem though.

 

-Mike

 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, mikejeep said:

I've noticed the HD icon on the dialer screen as well. Doesn't appear to matter if you're on Wi-Fi Calling or not, just when HD Voice is active. 

On another note.. anyone here having the issue with callers hearing you severely muffled and they hear their own echo? Looks like a widespread issue online. I noticed it only occurs on non-HD calls so it's likely a software issue. It's a serious problem though.

-Mike

Interesting, I'm pretty happy as this is the first time I use wifi calling on Android. Had the pixel 2 XL and this feature was not available. I previously had the Moto X Pure and remember seeing the HD icon too as well on my Moto X OG.

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20 minutes ago, nexuss4g said:

Interesting, I'm pretty happy as this is the first time I use wifi calling on Android. Had the pixel 2 XL and this feature was not available. I previously had the Moto X Pure and remember seeing the HD icon too as well on my Moto X OG.

I am loving the Wi-Fi Calling as well. Works great for me, where I have poor signal at home and sometimes have trouble connecting to my Airave 3 because it's hanging onto 1X800.

I should have clarified that the problem I mentioned is not exclusive to Wi-Fi Calling -- it's happening to people on every call, on many different mobile providers worldwide. Shocked that Google's only response so far is to provide warranty replacements (which aren't fixing the issue). Sources: Android Police, Reddit, Google Forums

-Mike

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Any rumors on when VoLTE will be coming to Pixel 3?

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3 hours ago, crazy_vag said:

Any rumors on when VoLTE will be coming to Pixel 3?

Someone here stated that late Feb, they are currently under pilot testing. and also saw the same user post it on reddit.

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To add more in regards Wifi HD calling, I just placed a  Wifi call to my neighbor on Verizon, HD logo was shown on the screen and call was crystal clear. I tried calling my sprint iphone and the HD logo does not show 😕  

I also tried doing a 3 way call and that did not work. Seems like its not supported while on wifi. I will try to play with it and see how it works.

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