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Hey i was wondering if Sprint was going to release a new airave that support LTE? I have very poor coverage in my house and was wondering if this would be apart of NV?

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I don't have a Femtocell because I live 250' from a Sprint site. However, my buddy does, and no one in his house uses data on it, because of WiFi. Only guests who happen to be Sprint customers use the data on it. Which is pretty much just me and my wife.

 

If he had LTE, he would still use WiFi for data on his devices. And since he has 6Mbps DSL, his LTE wouldn't be faster than that anyway. It would just be for my use basically when I come over with a LTE device.

 

Now commercial femtocells is a whole different animal. It will be great when they start supporting LTE.

 

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I don't have a Femtocell because I live 250' from a Sprint site. However, my buddy does, and no one in his house uses data on it, because of WiFi. Only guests who happen to be Sprint customers use the data on it. Which is pretty much just me and my wife.

 

If he had LTE, he would still use WiFi for data on his devices. And since he has 6Mbps DSL, his LTE wouldn't be faster than that anyway. It would just be for my use basically when I come over with a LTE device.

 

Now commercial femtocells is a whole different animal. It will be great when they start supporting LTE.

 

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femtocell w/ LTE @ home will be for people too lazy (or stupid) to turn on wifi, heh.

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I was looking forward to getting the Newer Airvanna vs the 1st generation airave a couple of years ago. But I did not really think it thru. I get in the house and its on the wifi 16 to 20ish mbs. If the wifi is down for some reason so is the airvana. It really only helps with the calls. It does do a great job at that. So in order to run the airvanna you need an internet connection. I suspect most people have wifi. For the consumer the LTE airvanna would be a bit redundant and not really a good back up. Plus it would just gum up the LTE lines

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It seems like a good idea for Sprint to cultivate multiple options for consumers. NV will reduce their need for Fem to Cell solutions but the reality is that some places still require something like that and having it available makes life easier for their customers and ultimately that is what you want to do in order to keep them.

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I was looking forward to getting the Newer Airvanna vs the 1st generation airave a couple of years ago. But I did not really think it thru. I get in the house and its on the wifi 16 to 20ish mbs. If the wifi is down for some reason so is the airvana. It really only helps with the calls. It does do a great job at that. So in order to run the airvanna you need an internet connection. I suspect most people have wifi. For the consumer the LTE airvanna would be a bit redundant and not really a good back up. Plus it would just gum up the LTE lines

 

There are some services that require CDMA such as Sprint TV which will not run through WIFI no matter how fast.

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There are some services that require CDMA such as Sprint TV which will not run through WIFI no matter how fast.

 

I'm pretty sure you can use WiFi now for Sprint TV.

 

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There are some services that require CDMA such as Sprint TV which will not run through WIFI no matter how fast.

 

Actually, some Sprint TV channels now work on WiFi. Took Sprint long enough to make that available.

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Thanks I didn't know that.

 

But the reality at home I just turn on the TV. In fact I have never used the Sprint TV. In fact I just checked it is not in my applications.

 

If you are on a custom ROM, then chances are they removed the 'bloatware' that Sprint put on. Later I will upload the apk to my DropBox and post the link in the General Sub-Forum.

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I have an older Airave at home but since I have 20Mbps Cable I use Wifi and never use Sprint TV, in fact I can't say that I know anyone that does actually use Sprint TV. I know the newer Airvana covers more area, but unless the one with LTE covers an even greater area I don't see a reason to switch. What needs to happen is a multi-function device. They should build a decent wireless router into it so that I don't have to have my cable modem, router and Airave. Just Airavana and the cable modem.

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I had this one,

 

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And we ended up returning it back. It had problems with text messages of around 90+ characters in length. People that I would send texts to got either part of the message or not at all. Plus it would send people multiples of the same message sometimes 10x in a row. Also sometimes it wouldn't ring my phone for calls.

 

LTE Airave might be good if it had SVLTE or SVDO support or something with it. However I am hoping for better coverage in my area with NV and not have to rely on a femtocell, eventually.

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I had this one,

 

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And we ended up returning it back. It had problems with text messages of around 90+ characters in length. People that I would send texts to got either part of the message or not at all. Plus it would send people multiples of the same message sometimes 10x in a row. Also sometimes it wouldn't ring my phone for calls.

 

LTE Airave might be good if it had SVLTE or SVDO support or something with it. However I am hoping for better coverage in my area with NV and not have to rely on a femtocell, eventually.

 

I have this same unit and get the same issues with multiple texts going out. I also notice that the GPS often drops the signal and takes forever and a day to reconnect, making it useless during that time. It's very frustrating and I'm certainly also hoping the NV upgrades will improve my connections at home, either directly or via this Airvana unit.

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Yea all gingerbread/ics have that. But wifi calling on t-mobile had no setup. You just turn it on and connect to wifi and calls go thru wifi.

 

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Yea all gingerbread/ics have that. But wifi calling on t-mobile had no setup. You just turn it on and connect to wifi and calls go thru wifi.

 

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T-Mobile also used GAN in order to do that from what I understand. Their HotSpot@Home routers had that feature built in. Not all phones were compatible with that feature either. If they changed how wifi calling worked in the last 2 years, then I don't know anymore details.

 

Visit this link on Wikipedia for more information. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_Access_Network

UMA is the commercial name of the GAN protocol.

 

Edited to correct Network type name.

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I had a g2 and it needed no special router. I would enable wifi calling on the phone then connect to wifi then all calls will go through wifi. Easy. It was my lifeline in the hospital when my son was born, T-Mobile coverage was horrible in there.

 

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I had a g2 and it needed no special router. I would enable wifi calling on the phone then connect to wifi then all calls will go through wifi. Easy. It was my lifeline in the hospital when my son was born, T-Mobile coverage was horrible in there.

 

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Ok, so the smartphones worked differently than feature phones did. Thanks for the clarification.

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The Airave works well, when it works. You have to have a reliable ISP with low latencies.

 

The one thing it does well is stopping your battery die. When you get home and your phone is in your pocket, the battery does not die as the phone isn't searching hard for a signal. <---- you guys do not understand how good this is.

 

T-Mobile's Wifi calling does NOT stop your battery running down, even if you're on wifi, the phone is continually searching for a T-Mobile signal. The Airave works better than this.

 

The Airave's EVDO data speeds are a little better than the real Sprint EVDO speeds, usually get around 0.2 Mbps when connected to the Airave.

It works really well for txt messages, SMS/MMS.

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The Airave works well, when it works. You have to have a reliable ISP with low latencies.

 

The one thing it does well is stopping your battery die. When you get home and your phone is in your pocket, the battery does not die as the phone isn't searching hard for a signal. <---- you guys do not understand how good this is.

 

T-Mobile's Wifi calling does NOT stop your battery running down, even if you're on wifi, the phone is continually searching for a T-Mobile signal. The Airave works better than this.

 

The Airave's EVDO data speeds are a little better than the real Sprint EVDO speeds, usually get around 0.2 Mbps when connected to the Airave.

It works really well for txt messages, SMS/MMS.

 

Some people have reported having problems with the Airave and messaging. It could just be hardware problems with the Airave itself, or because of their ISP then.

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I used to have text messaging problems where it would send a message out, but tell the phone that it didn't, so I'd resend it again and again, until a friend told me to quit it!

 

That was a while ago. I have the Airvana EVDO model.

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