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  1. You might be getting the benefits of improved aggregation. Band 25 aggregated with band 41. Band 25 gives improved upload, band 41 gives great download. Or maybe a new site has been added near you.
  2. Was just able to download and install the Dec update for my S9. AGAIN, no VOLTE, NO additional aggregation expansion. AGAIN, after just a quick look, I see nothing that improved or changed. Same old story for months. If we can believe the rumors, the next update should make big improvements.
  3. WOW. GREAT. At least the options are there. Maybe we can get activation on this real soon. If it ever shows up on my S9, I probably add the check-mark on some of this to see if it will work properly. Might have to go back and un-check it, but I would try it.
  4. Bring up dialer ##DATA# View LTE Ca enabled Is there anything indicating 25+41. If so, note if it is checked or unchecked
  5. Great. Did you look at the ##DATA# menu and see any new aggregation options? Especially 25+41
  6. How does 5G fix the band 41 upload issue??? I have to see that. The only way I can fix it is turn off Band 41. Maybe moving to another carrier where there is no band 41 would fix the issue too. At Sprint, 5G uses band 41 for both 4G and 5G. So 5G on Sprint probably has the same issue. Poor upload. Maybe MIMO on 5G helps, but the phones just can not transmit a strong enough signal on band 41.
  7. Maybe you have a NEED for 5G. I surely do not. Just give me 4G that works well and I am happy. Right now, I need Sprint to activate 25+41 aggregation. I have plenty of band 41 signals around here but the upload on my S9 just does not work on weaker band 41. I do not see anybody coming up with an activation date for 25+41 but it is making life horrible without it. HPUE sure was not the answer to band 41 upload issues.
  8. Good find Trip. But I will NOT be buying a new 5G handset today and maybe for years, especially on T-Mobile. MAYBE, just MAYBE, if T-Mobile does team up with Sprint and get enough spectrum to do 5G right, I may consider 5G. Not now however.
  9. Glad to do it , Robert. Especially now with all the work to convert and update all the maps. I know you and some others are really putting some major time in on the project. I look at your S4GRU site every day and most of the time, I am looking several times. The cost to operate the site is often overlooked. So many sites today are supported by paid ads that just destroy the experience at the site. This site is very clean and easy to navigate. Just loaded with info. Everybody that uses the site should step up and make a donation.
  10. Just received the November 1 security update for my UNLOCKED s9. No VOLTE. No 25+41 aggregation either. The last few updates did absolutely NOTHING that is visible to me.
  11. Like I posted earlier. Extortion. I wonder if T-Mobile and/or Sprint could sue the Attorney Generals in these states after this is settled. Sue them for Billions. What has T-mobile or Sprint done that is illegal? Nothing. They just asked politely to join forces. These are National companies regulated by the Federal Government. I see no state or Federal laws being broken.
  12. These states are really into extortion. Do "this" or else. Kinda a quid pro quo and I did not mean this in a political way to stir up something.
  13. You might be right on the S9 holding on to band 41. I have two of them. One makes me upset, but the other one makes my wife upset and that is a bad situation. She gets upset and starts telling me how bad that phone is and why did I buy it. I would think that Sprint should be able to see a phone is struggling to upload anything and shift it to another band. The cell site should force the phone off band 41 when it is struggling, Something sure does smell bad with this and the stink is forcing people to look elsewhere.
  14. Yes, s9 unlocked. Upload on B41 is horrible. Many times, no upload at all. My b25 is quite good. A 10x10 and a 15x15 aggregated.
  15. I have that feeling that sooner or later they are going to release some kind of 25+41 aggregation and brag about how it fixed things. My gut feeling is it will still be royally screwed up. Right now, I absolutely must have WI-Fi in my home as I am constantly locked on B-41 2x CA that does not work at all. Why they would push phones on band 41 at levels of -130 and hold them there just does not make sense. Nothing works at -130. NOTHING. Even -120 on band 41 is a dud. Why do they insist on trying to use band 41 when the levels are crap? Allow the phones to depart from band 41 when it is unusable. No wonder they lose customers. This is a self inflicted wound and it is a serious one.
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