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  1. Hey everyone. Longer post, but feel it is important to try to explain everything. My wife and I about to buy a nuew 5th wheel RV. Said RV has a system called ‘OneConnect’. This system uses GSM network SIM cards to allow remote access to control lights/HVAC/etc. So what I am researching now are what options there are with MVNO’s in regards to SIM cards with data-only buckets. What I was hoping to avoid was any type of monthly deal.... I’d ideally like to just pick up an ATT sim somewhere with a bucket of like 2 or 4gb of data where the data just worked and once it ran out, I can simply buy another chunk. Data usage would be very low - no video or audio or streaming. Just would be using it really as an Iot device. Everything I am seeing seems to be something where you have to pay a monthly charge. Are there other options out there where data can just be prepaid in larger chunks that be used till the bucket is exhausted but without a monthly fee? We have been Sprint postpaid customers for so long that I don’t even know where to start in looking at prepaid or MVNO options for ATT. lol
  2. Completely agree. I have been back and forth on this merger from the start, but came around when concessions were made and deals started happening with the individual states. The potentials of a completely merged network and company are huge. Sprint obviously can not go at it alone financially. And t-mobile can not go at it alone based on their own spectrum. The two companies are a near perfect match, and I honestly believe we would all benefit from a merger in both the short term and the long term. They both need each other to succeed at the level that Verizon and ATT has.
  3. It is amazing to me how little some people know about business and how things work in the real world.
  4. Just trying mine out this morning and mine connected to my router fine, but seems stuck on ‘Configuring WiFi Backhaul Service’. Guess I’ll let it sit and chew for about 10 more minutes before I try a reboot of the MB. EDIT: It finally rebooted itself, and connected to my 2.4ghz network just fine. I am now testing to see if it will grab the 5ghz network, but so far, it seems to be choking. It does initially 'see' the 5ghz network, but it never does connect. Moved back to the 2.4 ghz network and it is up and running again. I'm wondering now if it has some sort of fall-over type setup. Where if the wifi goes out for some reason, will the MB automatically go back to LTE backhaul? hmmm.
  5. What other operators use the Magic Box form factor? As far as I am aware, Sprint is the only one.
  6. We finally got VoLTE on our local macro site... that makes the lack of VoLTE on the magic box more painful. Hoping that switch is flipped soon.
  7. Agree with derrph. I'm pretty happy with the 11 pro. Battery life is great, cameras are great, but it still works like an iphone.
  8. Thanks. I tried about 50 different things... including signing out of my iCloud on my phone and my MBP then signing back in. What ended up appearing to fix it was turning off WiFi on my MBP, and connecting my phone via UsbC->Lightning cable, THEN enabling hotspot. I ran a few speed tests from my MBP while still connected to my phone and the connection was stable. Then I disconnected the cable and tried enabling hotspot via Instant Hotspot... and low and behold... it connected and stayed connected. 24 hours later, and I am relatively confident that this was a ‘fix’.
  9. Just updated to 13.1... my macbook will connect to my phone hotspot for about 5 seconds, and then drop the connection. Infuriating.
  10. Anyone else use an iphone 11 pro on IOS13.0 on a macbook pro? I pretty frequently used the 'Personal Hotspot' feature previously and now my macbook refuses to stay connected to my phone. It worked fine previously. I cant remember if I dreamed about a known issue with this or if I imagined it, but it does seem like this is broken. Can anyone confirm that they see the same issue? Oddly enough, my wife used her iphone 11 pro on ios13 yesterday to give my kids ipads a hotspot... and that worked fine. Appears to possibly be an issue with ios13 and macbooks?
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. Good question. Here is what ours currently says: 15.16.00.663 60.11.63.0
  14. 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
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