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19 minutes ago, stealth said:

Which one gets better reception in weak areas? 

I'll let you know I don't have it yet lol.

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20 minutes ago, BlueAngel said:

I'll let you know I don't have it yet lol.did you have the s20 or 21 ultra? 
 

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4 minutes ago, stealth said:
25 minutes ago, BlueAngel said:

I'll let you know I don't have it yet lol.did you have the s20 or 21 ultra? 
 

S20 Ultra. 

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52 minutes ago, BlueAngel said:

S20 Ultra. 

I have a iPhone 12 Pro Max. I tested this phone against a unlocked s21 ultra and the iPhone held signal while the Samsung didn’t. Only device that’s better that I’ve tested reception wise is my trusty old s6 active from att. That phone gets signal in places that the coverage map claims no service. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is about 3-5 dbm worse then the s6 active. That device is also rubber and plastic, no glass. Also 2x2 antennas vs iPhone at 4x4. 

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1 hour ago, stealth said:

I have a iPhone 12 Pro Max. I tested this phone against a unlocked s21 ultra and the iPhone held signal while the Samsung didn’t. Only device that’s better that I’ve tested reception wise is my trusty old s6 active from att. That phone gets signal in places that the coverage map claims no service. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is about 3-5 dbm worse then the s6 active. That device is also rubber and plastic, no glass. Also 2x2 antennas vs iPhone at 4x4. 

Well that is good to know, my S20 Ultra has been phenomenal signal wise. 

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2 hours ago, BlueAngel said:

Finally got it in, setting it up right now got a lot of exploring to do.

Let me know how reception compares to your s20 

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16 minutes ago, stealth said:

Let me know how reception compares to your s20 

As of now it’s pretty much the same, I rarely encounter a situation where I never have service. I usually have 1-3 bars of n71 on my S20 in my house, sitting on 1-2 on the iPhone but obviously the signal bars aren’t quite representing the same. But I remain on 5G 99% of the time like I did on my S20. 

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I couldn't stay away for long, gonna return the iPhone I told myself I wouldn't do this but iPhone just doesn't work for me, tried giving it a weekend but being back on my Ultra feels natural iPhone is slow and laggy lol oh well. 

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On 5/1/2020 at 2:01 AM, mmark27 said:

I'm not sure I follow the toggling roaming situation?? None of my roaming has changed and nothing needed to be toggled? 

Also, you said "enabled CA profiles" as in just checked them all??

BUT I went back to the Band Selection App and set the priorities back for B41, B25, B26, rebooted, RCS seems to be working now thankfully. The Roaming status is still "not roaming" in SIM card status in settings. I did go into the ##3282# secret menu and enabled the LTE Roaming, which was the only thing that was "off". Band selection seems to stick fine after reboots, so I'll keep with this for a while and see what's up. Then I'll have to do all this on my wife's phone....yikes. But she'll be pissed if she tries to use her phone outside home, fortunately that hasn't been the case for her. Friggin' nightmare at a time when I (and probably many of us) don't particularly need something else like this to have to deal with. 

*#0011# - This code shows the status information of your GSM network such as registration status, GSM band, etc.;

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May update is out for both AT&T and T-Mobile. About a 500MB update. 

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13 minutes ago, mdob07 said:

May update is out for both AT&T and T-Mobile. About a 500MB update. 

Yeah the only improvement is the dual recording if you use that kind of thing.

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15 hours ago, PedroDaGr8 said:

Sprint Note 20 Ultra May 1st update is out and includes eSim!

That's messed up, I have the May 1st update on my S20 Ultra and no esim.

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20 minutes ago, BlueAngel said:

That's messed up, I have the May 1st update on my S20 Ultra and no esim.

It looks like the T-Mobile Galaxy S20 doesn't have eSim either. This update just brought the Sprint N2U in-line with the T-Mobile N2U which was one of the first TMO Android devices to get eSim.

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5 minutes ago, PedroDaGr8 said:

It looks like the T-Mobile Galaxy S20 doesn't have eSim either. This update just brought the Sprint N2U in-line with the T-Mobile N2U which was one of the first TMO Android devices to get eSim.

Supposedly the next update will enable esim but it's a wait and see I guess.

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