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  2. Got the June security patch today, and the change log only referenced enhancements, not the security updates - can't remember if they are normally like that.
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  4. The carrier tag shows the voice provider on iPhones. As long as you have Sprint 1x, your phone will display Sprint LTE regardless of what LTE network you're on.
  5. Yeah I don’t know what’s going on. The Note 9 just got the May patch last week. And the S9 they just forgot about. How is the S8 seeing more support than its successor? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I keep hearing about the June patch finally making it to some phones. Yet here I am with April still being the most recent. This is really quite annoying.
  7. So I’ve noticed something odd. In the building I’m currently in, I’m roaming on AT&T band 66 but the status bar indicator says “Sprint LTE”. It’s obviously speed restricted and deprioritized as I can’t break 2.5Mbps down and my ping sits at around 200ms. Has anyone else noticed this? This is the second time I’ve seen this happen.
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  9. Soccer [emoji460] Match Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
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  11. Well besides Verizon locking their phone's I'm actually second guessing switching. The promos they offered aren't worth price, inconsistent data speeds, and calling tech support I never had issues, I was trying to save money, (yes save money on Verizon) but I never had data issues like I am having on Verizon and them telling to use wifi all the time. Not using wifi all the time for the amount of money i pay and for how much Verizon brags about their network. So one more month and if nothing changes then I'm going back.
  12. I got mine on Pre-order and been playing since Friday with it, overall agree with many of your thoughts, great overall phone even if not in 5g area. My home tower sector has been having B41 issues for months and Sprint won't listen to me, but other places I've been haven't noticed much of a difference. Hope to go to KC soon.... Rickie
  13. Oh when I say engineering screens. I mean the fact that samsung has 2 ways to look at them. *#0011# is Samsungs own method excluse to their phones. Verizon blocks both methods. On the other three carriers it works just fine. Sent from my SM-G977P using Tapatalk
  14. None of my Tmo devices have allowed Engineering screens, and I am postpaid. Using Nexuses, Pixels, Moto Z2 and my LG G7. So I assumed it was all. But perhaps some devices other than mine work on Tmo? Robert
  15. Sprint calls in Ericsson for site work ==> Ericsson assigns available local peons of varying quality to work ==> some time later ==> Ericsson worker arrives on site ==> worker connects to Ericsson employees in India to do the actual work ==> worker verifies work is "done" and calls it a day ==> tells sprint all good. TLDR of Ericssons network management work. TLDR2: Remember the 65 MHz PCS project? Ericsson completely ripped out the entire PCS NV ERC network in 2014+ for brand new radios for basically free while ALU and Samsung NV era PCS radios are still in use. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  16. After playing with the S10 5G for 4 days I have some thoughts about network performance in comparison to the S9+. This phone definitely has better b41 and b25 peak performance. Category 20 is flexing its muscles. Bad news is this phone does not hold b41 or b26 as well as the S9+. It loves b25 and scans for b41 a little slower than I would like. B26 can go to 3G just by putting it in my pocket at edge of cell. There is also something wrong with B41 on VoLTE, specifically with 5G NR on. If you turn off 5G the problem is resolved. Basically speeds on b41 go from 100mbps to 1mbps or less but it doesn't seem to happen every time but enough to notice. Everything else about the phone is great. Especially battery life since I was charging my S9+ 2-3 times a day and it's only 16 months old. Cameras are great and the front camera is actually a little different than the S10 plus. Its sharper. I got used to the cutout really fast and it feels lighter than my S9+ even though it has a bigger screen. The fingerprint scanner is meh and feels very 1st gen to the point where imo they should have waited til the S11 to perfect it. The speakers are SO LOUD! They almost drowned out my iPhone XS Max and we know that phone has very loud and deep speakers. I have yet to test 25 watt super fast charging because the battery life is so good. Overall it's a great device but I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it because of the rf performance overall not being as good as the S9+ besides peak performance and b25. I feel like they may have spent a little more time perfecting 5G over LTE. Side note I may be going to Atlanta tomorrow and if I do I will make sure to test some 5G! With actual engineering screens since media didn't cover that for the super nerds like us. The [emoji851] Sent from my SM-G977P using Tapatalk
  17. They must only block MNVOs maybe? Sent from my SM-G977P using Tapatalk
  18. TMO doesn't block it. It's worked fine for me when I used TMO. It works fine on att to Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  19. When did they start blocking them? T-Mobile engineering used to work on my S8+ just fine. Sent from my SM-G977P using Tapatalk
  20. It's the biggest reason why Network Enthusiasts use Sprint. T-Mobile blocks them too. On my Google Fi device, using the same SIM card, I can use Engineering screens when connected to Sprint and US Cellular, but not T-Mobile. Only seconds apart. The second it connects to T-Mobile after one of the other networks, game over. Robert
  21. Yes. But we didn't live in a bubble. There were two other vendors. Ericsson was clearly the worst of the three in Network Vision deployment (in some ways they had to do it twice). Also, when it comes to network management, a third party will almost NEVER do as good of a job yourself, because they don't take ownership of the issues the way you would yourself. And so there is not the sense of urgency when an issue or roadblock comes up. And you're much more likely to accept no as an answer. I see it all day long in my line of work. Robert
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