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The unspoken requirement is they need to believe you are capable of receiving an band 41 signal through a window in the structure based on RF analysis. If you currently aren't getting band 41 at any place in your home the odds of getting a magic box for the time being aren't great.

 

I should have given more detail.  If I am outside at the street, I am receiving a b41 signal of -111db,  On the first floor of my home, i only get b26.  I have not checked upstairs to see if I am getting a b41 signal.

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Sooo... This is a thing. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk

WiFi backhaul use for the Magicbox is live

If you are a Sprint post-paid customer in a band 41 area with separate high/low spectrum they'll give you one. There is minimal to no determination of deserving or not. The OP is posting from a

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 I have not checked upstairs to see if I am getting a b41 signal.

If I were you I'd check upstairs. If you can get a signal by a window, that is the optimal situation for a magic box, and knowing that information may be helpful when they call back.

So if you don't have a B41 near they will decline your request?

As of now, yes.

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Got a voicemail this afternoon, I'm good for a magic box, should ship in about 8 weeks

 

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I got an email a couple days ago and it said my device (HTC 10) isn't compatible with the Magic box so they denied me. So i called and they resigned me up to get reviewed again.

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Has anyone receive one or receive any communication from sprint after applying on the webpage?

 

 

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this whole thread has reports of people getting contacted.

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this whole thread has reports of people getting contacted.

Most of those post I have read here are people who haven't been contacted. In any case I have not and I applied about a month ago.

 

 

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I'm going to call and see what options they're referring to in the email. The location of the business is in a historic adobe building, so nothing gets inside, in a GMO b25 LTE area that is barely used, usually 1-2 sprint customers on the sector at any time. Oh well, maybe I'll try again for my home.

 

 

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I'm going to call and see what options they're referring to in the email. The location of the business is in a historic adobe building, so nothing gets inside, in a GMO b25 LTE area that is barely used, usually 1-2 sprint customers on the sector at any time. Oh well, maybe I'll try again for my home.

 

 

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Airave 3 LTE which won't be sent out for a few more weeks AFAIK (they've stopped sending out airave 2.5's already to prepare for the new lte airave).

 

They number they give you is to airave support.

 

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I was honestly surprised that I got a confirmation call, I didn't expect it.  However, I'll gladly do anything that will improve my coverage and service.

 

What is the coverage area for a MagicBox?  Didn't see that noted in the Wall article.  Is this a single household thing, neighborhood thing?

 

NM, it was in the press release

 

 

 

One Sprint Magic Box provides average coverage of 30,000 square feet indoors and can benefit adjacent Sprint customers inside the building. The signal can also extend coverage 100 meters outside a building, benefitting Sprint customers in nearby buildings and improving street–level network performance.
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Thanks to scp I saw I connected to a MB today in sf! Woohoo!

 

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Where at? Was it near a Sprint store? The one in Berkeley has a MB. And I saw one in NYC also with a MB.

 

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Where at? Was it near a Sprint store? The one in Berkeley has a MB. And I saw one in NYC also with a MB.

 

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Sprint store here in Springfield, MO has a Magic Box. Can pick it up a block away. I think a lot of stores are getting them.

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Where at? Was it near a Sprint store? The one in Berkeley has a MB. And I saw one in NYC also with a MB.

 

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I was on noe between market and 17th. Near starbelly.

 

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Got the email from Sprint informing me that I will not be getting a magic box.   I do live near the edge of B41 but i do still get B41 in the house.    And my neighbors are Sprint customers..  I figured I would be an excellent candidate.   Oh well.    

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Got the email from Sprint informing me that I will not be getting a magic box.   I do live near the edge of B41 but i do still get B41 in the house.    And my neighbors are Sprint customers..  I figured I would be an excellent candidate.   Oh well.    

 

Likewise. Maybe once they get the ball rolling and the first batch of magic boxes get sent out to the customers that need it the most, then we can reapply and get one.

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applied the first morning the box got announced. just now got the magic phone call about the magic box.  i have no band 41 around for miles but was approved for one, thankfully.  band 41 may not be the only requirement they are looking at.  two separate accounts will benefit from the magic box at my address.  not sure about direct neighbors but i am also right in the middle of downtown so there will be that benefit as well.  for those with no band 41, hang in there there is still other factors they are looking at.

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Interesting. Maybe it was because I applied too late on release day. I’m just outside of band 41 and band 25 coverage here and was denied one. I suppose I’ll try again later this year when supply has caught up a little bit. :)

 

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I drove by a Sprint store yesterday. Is this accurate I ask cause off the GCI. Minnesota Market. 0205bd3c68f65bb10878435604721ebe.jpg

 

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