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  1. shaferz

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    In Atlanta and I havent seen it in Midtown yet. Atlanta was supposed to be a first-to-VoLTE market.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Our MB has seemed to come 'back to life' as it was a few months ago. Back to sub 70 second pings, 50+mbps download, and 4-5+mbps uploads.
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    Small cell

    Its not just the GS9. I have had a bear of a time with my iPhoneX as well. Sometimes it latches on just fine to the MB, othertimes it completely ignores it (actually dropping to 3G) all the while, my wives iPhoneX happily chugs along on the MB. Its infuriating. One thing I did notice was that when I do a ##UPDATE# on the iPhone (which updates the PRL and 'data profile'), it sometimes takes up to a few weeks before my phone consistently grabs the MB again. For folks who are home often, I assume the phone adapts to the environment more quickly, but I am usually out of state for work during the week and then we camp on the weekends - so my phone will only be at home near the MB for short periods of time. Point being... everyone always focuses on the fact that the MB/small cells need time to optimize, but I believe the same is true for some phones as well.
  4. Sucks that Central Illinois is not included. Wonder how the opt-in will work. Live in a non-soft-launch market but am in a soft-launch market for work every week. If I opt-in while in the soft-launch market, I wonder what will happen when I go back to the non-soft-launch market. Hmmmmm
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    iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    Yes. I'm not sure why, but my phone seems to more aggressively hand off to 3G now than before. There are no 16port antennas in my area. If they are going to be firing up VoLTE soon, they better figure something out quick or 'call metrics' are going to tank QUICKLY due to dropped calls when LTE drops.
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    iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    Same with AirPods... I got my wife a set after I realized how much I loved mine... and she now uses hers more than I use mine. Lol
  7. shaferz

    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Run a few speed tests in a row. (Like 4+ and let us know if you get a sudden bump in speeds.
  8. There was a point in time where the thinking was that Apple was offering some way to get at the data without jailbreak. I'm not sure where it ended up but it was some core something API. Maybe it was just a witch hunt, but the data that CellularInfo provided is displayed already if the user goes to Field Test. Really wild that information is not exposed anywhere without jailbreak - its available now - just have to use field test to get it.
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    iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    Yes, I am on 11.3. No VoLTE.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Whoa. Good idea to run consecutive speedtests for troubleshooting. I always got frustrated with the first speed test being junk... so for comparison - I just ran consecutive speedtests here as well. All tests were done on the same server. Bolded below where it got interesting... Test 1: 08:00am / 3.58 down / 3.68 up Test 2: 08:00am / 3.91 down / 2.71 up Test 3: 08:01am / 3.68 down / 5.63 up Test 4: 08:02am / 71.9 down / 6.66 up Test 5: 08:02am / 74.5 down / 5.82 up Test 6: 08:04am / 69.5 down / 5.98 up Test 6: 08:05am / 69.2 down / 5.32 up Test 6: 08:05am / 73.5 down / 6.13 up Test 6: 08:06am / 73.2 down / 5.94 up Your comment about adding capacity if the load increases would make sense to me - but I'd guess that each speed test takes around 25-30 seconds to run, so if this was the case, I would expect that the speeds would pick up extremely quickly. I know that when running a speed test on a phone connected to a macro tower, I can actually see the speeds jump up in large chunks as the phone starts connecting to the other carriers for carrier aggregation. (So instead of starting the speed test with download speed immediately going to 120+mpbs - it will go in steps from like... 40 to 80 to 115-120.) In my speed tests above, it looks like something took place between the download and upload sessions in the 3rd test. Upload speed increased by a large percentage, and every speedtest after that was a consistent 69+ down / 5+ up. Odd behavior, right? Hmmmm
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    I have two of them but one of them is dead. Have been meaning to send it back now for the past few months. lol