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  1. 10 points
    A public update to SignalCheck Pro 4.51 is ready! It should be available on Google Play within the next hour or so. There are a few significant changes behind the scenes that are tricky to describe, but the end result will (hopefully) be less (no?) scenarios when the app becomes "stuck" and struggles to display band information until you connect to a new site. Also, Sprint users will see site notes that have been stored with any Sprint-owned PLMN ID, including some of the odd ones popping up lately (312530 most notably). A new icon will indicate when Wi-Fi Calling is active; it appears to be reliable, but there are occasional moments where the OS does not seem to realize it has switched on/off. I will continue working on it. Other pesky bugs were also squashed. The full change log for this release is below: Added additional indicators for AT&T LTE band 14 FirstNet cells. Added icon to indicate when Wi-Fi calling is active. (Pro) Added indicator for Sprint LTE band 41 small cell second carriers. Added indicators for AT&T LTE band 2 small cells. Disabled support for Android 2.3 – Android 3.2. Changed LTE band 14 to display as LTE 750. Changed primary PLMN ID source on Android 7.0+ devices. Implemented Android Oreo notification channels. (Pro) Improved Sprint LTE site notes to appear across multiple PLMN IDs. (Pro) Minor adjustments to animated action bar tower icon. (Pro) Resolved force closes when Background Service is disabled. Resolved issue with app auto-launching regardless of Launch on Device Boot preference setting. (Pro) Resolved issue with cached diagnostic reports not sending. Resolved issue with missing LTE band data when PLMN ID changes. Resolved issue with Show Mobile IP Address failing. (Pro) Resolved issue with some Sprint LTE band 41 cells showing improper MM and SC indicators. Updated PLMN 310580 to Inland Cellular. There are plenty of other improvements still in progress; they will be released as I have time to get them finished, tested, and reliable. I appreciate everyone's support! Thanks, -Mike
  2. 7 points
    I am at DTW now.. I did a lot of walking and testing in the McNamara (Delta) Terminal and it definitely seems improved. I couldn't get B41 without locking out B25/B26, but performance was good when I did that. With no band locking it hangs onto B25. Appear to be three sectors, one at each end of the terminal and one in the middle. 1X signal is excellent and seems to also have the same sector pattern. Upload speeds on B41 aren't great but just about everything else is good. Not sure why a couple speed tests were so slow, trying again immediately after got good results. I was stationary for some and riding the tram on others. See screenshots below. I didn't have enough time to check the North terminal, sorry. -Mike
  3. 7 points
  4. 6 points
    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 verizon wireless IP. The only reason I can think of paying for one is if you are a pre-paid or MVNO customer where Sprint won't give you one. That said, dkyeager's comments apply. If the account holder goes away (and presumably they are if they're selling the device) Sprint is likely to deactivate the MB.
  5. 6 points
    Some devices are reporting 311490 on T-Mobile no matter what I try, but most are not. I will continue looking to figure out a way to make those scenarios work better with "real" T-Mobile site notes logged under 310260. A minor beta update is pushing out now, should be available shortly. It adds AT&T B2 small cells and fixes an issue with cached diagnostic reports not sending. More significantly, a public release is also going out that catches up all the changes the crew has been testing for the past 6-8 weeks. Thank you all for your help, I appreciate it! -Mike
  6. 5 points
    Also keep in mind, it is self optimizing. So you need to let it be for at least a week untouched for it to settle in with its surrounding sites. If your constantly rebooting it it will never complete its optimization.
  7. 5 points
    While it (MB3) can pick up the full 3xCA 4x4MIMO and 256QAM from the macro site, Its limited to a single B41 carrier for the UE side. So around 110mbs. It's more about broadcasting a new clean B41 signal much deeper indoors than the signal from the tower can provide, at the same time improving battery life since its no longer hunting for different sectors and/or macro sites. But if your already seeing great speeds from the macro site everywhere indoors, your just adding latency and lowering your speeds. If you have other locations where you don't have great signal, you might want to consider moving it there.
  8. 5 points
    Speaking of the A, I was at Hartsfield this morning and can attest to the fact that - at least where I was in Concourse D - data speeds have increased tremendously since my last visit to that concourse. I was pulling over 40 megabits per second just before boarding (D38 to be extremely specific as that airport is absolutely enormous). WiFi was NOT engaged.
  9. 5 points
    Hi guys, I think Verizon is now offering domestic HSPA roaming on T-Mobile on devices lacking CDMA. While looking on Verizon’s international coverage map (https://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/overlays/international-travel-coverage-map.html), I noticed 3G coverage in Curlew, WA which only shows up when “World Device (with GSM)” is selected. The coverage is not there on the “Non World Device (CDMA Only)” setting. Upon poking around the source code, I found that map loads several coverage layers, including one called “directumtsamericas”. Upon cutting out all of the layers barring this one, I found that the map exactly matches T-Mobile’s HSPA coverage map. It is interesting to note that UMTS-only (non-HSPA) areas on T-Mobile’s map do not show up on Verizon’s map I know Verizon has offered UMTS roaming for CDMA-less devices on AT&T in the past. Maybe they are now replacing this with T-Mobile roaming? EDIT: Premier sponsors can now view this coverage on the Ultimate Coverage Map.
  10. 5 points
    So after finding the perfect spot(only took me a month haha) I'm now getting great results! 13/3 now vs 1/0 old.
  11. 5 points
    1X800 slowly turning on in North Corona. Some sites are still on 1xRTT down south Corona. Pretty excited as this will help with a lot with battery life
  12. 4 points
    Folks, pretty sure the subject of this discussion is not funding for border security measures, but rather about a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. Please stay on topic. - Trip
  13. 4 points
    I've found that here in Seattle, AT&T's L2300 has less range than Sprint's L2500 without HPUE. With HPUE it's not even a competition. I think it's because their deployment is 4x4 and the equipment they're using isn't as good as what Sprint is using. Additionally, since L2300 is a relatively fragile airlink (due to the high frequency) and only deployed at 10x10 (or sometimes even 5x5), hanoff parameters are set so devices drop connection at relatively high signal levels.
  14. 4 points
    Upgrades are going well on LI. Noticed more Small Cells and B41 upgrades. Also got this in Freeport NY Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  15. 3 points
    Another update: I rarely use my desktop but decided to give some further details on what my Gen3 is doing. So far, I'm still seeing a -120/-119 with a +1.3 - +1.9 SINR. It doesn't d/c ...so it's holding steady (Even though we've had about 2 weeks of dreary, rainy days with lots of cloud and fog)... The Gen2 gave around the same (I think about a -118, maybe -117..with a +2.3SINR) and depending on the time of day (and the atmosphere), I could usually get a 15mbps download, 5mbps upload on the gen2. So far, with the Gen3, running reliably at -119, I am only seeing about 5mbps download, and 0.01mbps upload. I use Ookla Speedtest..which has never reported upload speeds correctly that I've seen...usually it jumps at the end of the test ... but both boxes were tested with Ookla. I've tried finding other areas near me...and I run into the issue of yes, it may work with a -112 in one of my out-buildings, but can the B41 penetrate back inside to reach my phones in the house...no. So I can find other areas that might have better signal, but they are going to be in a spot where it does me no good to run the MB ...or I'd have to sit outside to be able to use it. Hoping they tweak the power settings to match at least the gen2... From day 1 or 2 on the Gen2, I had mostly decent speeds. Here's a question for someone with closer ties to MB team...I remember when the Airave tech support team could submit a ticket for a power increase...and they would boost it ..but it had to be requested. They wouldn't just default it to that higher power setting. I wonder if there is such a scenario with the MB? I don't have anyone near me that connects to mine besides me, the wife, and my kids. None of my neighbors have Sprint.. Mostly, the number of users on my MB runs around 4-5 connections.
  16. 3 points
    They may be deciding, but all the research and analysis work is done by staff and presented to them for the decision. - Trip
  17. 3 points
    Significant changes were introduced with Android 6.0 that limited what cell and Wi-Fi info would be accessible without Location access. I believe the theory behind it was that you could use that information to deduce your location. I held off implementing those APIs in SignalCheck as long as possible because I knew it would create headaches, but they have been in place since version 4.43 of the app, which was released in June 2017. Perhaps Samsung didn't fully implement those changes in it's flavor of the OS until the new update you just applied. -Mike
  18. 3 points
    It isn't "locked". That phone could take any sim other than a Sprint MVNO right now. Ditto to the above. You aren't running into any issues because you aren't trying to switch between say Sprint and Ting or Sprint and Fi.
  19. 3 points
    River Raid Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  20. 3 points
    I just checked to see if they have released a new plug-in to see if it would help performance. But they are still on version 1.5.2. Which we upgraded S4GRU to back in May. Robert EDIT: I reinstalled them to see if that helps.
  21. 3 points
    Hey that’s 5G!!! At least that’s what AT&T would say [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. 3 points
    VoLTE should hit the Pixel 3 soon. So that's something.
  23. 3 points
  24. 3 points
  25. 2 points
    Sadly Verizon and AT&T's bad demos are affecting people's excitement for 5G as a whole. At this point it looks like Sprint is the only carrier doing 5G right but because Sprint is the redheaded stepchild of the wireless industry, no tech site is taking the time to acknowledge them.
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