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  1. Bob Newhart

    Netgear 4G LTE Router Gateway/New Plans

    This is really good, thanks.
  2. Bob Newhart

    iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    You do need to have data roaming enabled to use T-Mobile's LTE data. On the iPhone you need to enable voice roaming to be able to enable data roaming. When on Sprint's voice and on T-Mobile's data, you will see Sprint as the provider on the status bar. When on Verizon (or other like US Celluar)'s voice and T-Mobile's data, you will see Extended as the name of the provider on the status bar. Soon, you will only be able to roam on Verizon (and others) voice, not any non-LTE data.
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    Netgear 4G LTE Router Gateway/New Plans

    I need one that can use an outdoor directional antenna. Does this Sierra modem support wiring an antenna? How would I activate this on Sprint? Would I just take a SIM out of a Hotspot and place in to the Sierra modem, or would I need to work with Sprint to get it working? Thanks for the help. I'm looking for a backup internet solution, where I can throttle the speed at which the data is used.
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    Netgear 4G LTE Router Gateway/New Plans

    Is the Netgear 6100D modem/router considered the best residential device that has Ethernet ports?
  5. When the companies know what 5G actually is, then they can deploy it. Right now, it is just 1 higher than 4G (?). I personally think if there is a merger that the new company name should be Sprint. Not T-Mobile, it needs to be a better name without a hyphen. Sprint is far more than wireless, look at their fiber network around the world, that is of very high quality. This is one of the big reasons why T-Mobile want Sprint.
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    Network Vision/LTE - Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands Market

    Are there any recent speed tests in PR?
  7. I have been places with the iOS app, where the app sees native 1x/EVDO/LTE coverage. It is never shown on the map. Never had an issue with the Android app.
  8. Has anyone found that the iOS iPhone app actually successfully logs and reports coverage for Sprint? I found that only the Android app works for reporting coverage, at least over the last month.
  9. I have never seen any preferences be restored from my google account, these are on Samsung S7/S8, LG V30, Nexus 5X, etc. I do prefer that all apps are installed with their defaults as having no noises, no notifications, no anything. It makes a happy first impression. Just my preference.
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    iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    I personally would wait for the next iPhone model, hopefully for the addition of the the 600 Mhz band. You can roam on T-Mobile's 700 Mhz band with the current iPhones, it would be nice to roam on their 600 Mhz band when available. With or without the merger.
  11. I would like the default install of this app to have NO alerts enabled, no status bar icons and to disable the reset data connection button. An option to disable screen edits, so when I press the screen, I don't accidently initiate an edit, then having to press cancel. Or use the Google save/restore app settings feature they make available.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Sprint is building towers, brand new towers. There is a limit to how many they can build though.
  13. Bob Newhart

    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    A lot of locations charge Sprint and other cell companies a lot for them to have a DAS, sometimes millions per year, depending on the site.
  14. Bob Newhart

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    That is what they have said, Extended, unlimited.
  15. Bob Newhart

    Official Airave 3 LTE / S1000 NSC Thread

    You will be very happy with the next version of the Magic Box, we all will be. Next month is, next month. 😉
  16. Bob Newhart

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    That is what John Saw said. He was very specific. IF the area has roaming enabled. It will use LTE on T-mobile and other partners.
  17. Bob Newhart

    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    That is in the busy city? That looks great.
  18. Areas outside of these soft launch locations will have to wait until around the January time frame. By the middle of next year is when all devices sold have to have VoLTE enabled from the get go.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    If roaming is allowed in that area and your phone does not have Sprint LTE, then it will roam on T-Mobile (or other partner) LTE.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I haven't heard of anyone yet. Update your PRL, maybe there is an update?
  21. Bob Newhart

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Some areas are enabled. The first areas enabled are said to be California.
  22. Bob Newhart

    Calling 911 experiences while roaming?

    It should be able to call over any network it picks up, no matter which company. This is why when your phone shows no service, you can still make a 911 call if another company has coverage.
  23. I'm curious to hear if anyone has called 911 while using their Sprint phone while roaming. I know you can call 911 even when there are no reported signal bars on the phone display, if the phone's technology supports using another carrier. But what about using Verizon's 700 Mhz VoLTE and T-Mobile's 700 VoLTE bands, the latest iPhones support these voice/bands, but Sprint doesn't yet. Does that mean calling 911 will never pick up a VoLTE signal on these bands?
  24. Are you using the real VoLTE or the Voip VoLTE Beta on an Android phone? VoLTE isn't being enabled for all users for a few months, this is for markets away from the North/South borders, later for those areas.
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