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shaferz last won the day on January 16 2018

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  1. I seem to remember it getting delayed due to another issue (maybe related) that caused them to disable ‘hand-ups’ from the macro network? Oddly enough, while arriving at home this evening, my phone connected to the MB fairly quickly. Normally takes an airplane mode cycling. 🤷‍♂️ I’ll have to go see if software was updated recently.
  2. That is part of what they talk about with 'network synergies'. I am pretty sure that means co-location where possible, and currently duplicated tower/antenna groups being removed. What I am curious to see is how this is done from a hardware standpoint. Both carriers already run into congestion issues - but I dont know if that is congestion/constraints in regards to spectrum, RRU's, or other base station equipment. They obviously cant just 'shut down' a sprint location and expect the TMO equipment to be able to reliably pick up everyone, nor can they do the opposite... and shut down a TMO location and expect the Sprint equipment to be able to reliably pick up everyone. I'm frankly excited to see this come to fruition. I'm pessimistic about Legere in general, but for those of us in areas where coverage is good or better than average already... it will be exciting to see things ramp up (or possibly ramp down). Will be interesting to see how this pans out!
  3. Good question. Here is what ours currently says:
  4. After months and months of our MB only outputting d/l speeds under 30mbps... we are now back up to what it was before. This is the first time with the MB Gold that we have achieved these speeds: DL Mbps/UL Mbps 73.3 / 7.39 68.0 / 8.08 78.5 / 9.46
  5. Can confirm - work in the MARTA stations now extends from the Airport all the way up to the Buckhead station the red line. Last week, it was down, this week - its alive and well. I was called into a meeting the entire route from Arts Center Station underground - the entire way to the airport. AWESOME.
  6. Crazy to hear its not so grand where you are. I can not remember falling back to 3G lately at all on the north end of Midtown. Only issues I have had are between stations underground on the MARTA. Other than that, I had no issues between the north side of Midtown and where Gus' Fried Chicken is (which I may have visited twice last week lol.)
  7. Our Gen 3 MB is still only getting about 1/2 speed downloads. Previously, our Gen2 MB was getting 60mbps downloads, and our Gen3 hasnt gone above 30mbps. Just got off the phone with MB support and the guy I talked to was a waste. He was hanging on the fact that I have used over 40gb this period. I was trying to explain to him that wouldn't matter because it is only on a congested tower and there was no way in hades that our tower was congested. I gave up and just said forget about it, I'll just live with it for now, but he said he would call back in a few days (new billing cycle) to see if it has improved. Buuuuuuuut the real positive here is that something has happened in the past 2 hours while playing phone tag with this guy... while connected to our Gen 3 MB, I am now getting VoLTE. . We are NOT a soft-launch market. Wife is at work and connected to the serving macro tower, and she does not have VoLTE. Weirrrrrrrrd.
  8. With that being said though, I'm going to let it optimize for a while before drawing any final conclusions. Our Gen 2 MB generated 60+mbps downloads, and thus far with the Gen 3, it seems to be 'stuck' at nothing higher than 30mpbs downloads.
  9. Our Gen2 MB... stats: RSRP: -105 dBm CINR: 17.0dB Our Gen3 MB... stats: RSRP: -98 dBm CINR: 19.9dB Box is in the exact same position. Pretty impressive difference. We are still non a non-3xCA macro site, but we are ready to rock for whenever we finally get upgraded.
  10. Hoping they push this out to other markets soon. Was depressing to leave Atlanta and Dallas this week (where I had VoLTE) and came home (to where VoLTE is not live.) . Ugh
  11. Second chat agent hooked me up. . Amazing the personality difference between the two that I dealt with. I was most surprised that when I was on the phone with the OKC team that they said to try again in a month or so.
  12. HUCA (HANG UP CHAT AGAIN.) . .... worked for me. Second chat agent was perfectly happy to get a Magic Box Gold headed my way, along with a return kit for my current MB.
  13. .... aaaaaaand chat agent said they can not order them and I'd need to call the Magic Box team. dangit.
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