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  1. You also probably need to consider any T-mobile merger and what it may do to the maps. would you try to place all t-moble sites on the Sprint map? Also, would you eventually wind up with everything being t-mobile in a year or two?
  2. Could be either or both. Why an s-8 would be ahead of a s9 in features does need answered? I desperately need 25 + 41 aggregation. My s9 has band 41 about everywhere due to adequate cell sites that are spaced correctly. But while I have decent band 41 on the receive side, the phone desperately needs to do the upload on band 25. Phone just hangs onto band 41 but little or no upload makes the service unusable. I am beginning to wonder if the s9 is ever going to be able to be upgraded to 25 + 41. Beginning to wonder if VOLTE will ever appear on the s9.
  3. Not sure exactly what you are asking here, but it is a UNLOCKED s9 purchased at Best Buy on the Sprint Network.
  4. Just received the OCT update for my s9 UNLOCKED. No changes are apparent. No VOLTE. No improved carrier aggregation options. Samsung-----You are looking bad, very bad. The Oct update is pushed on November 1. Late and it looks worthless. Nothing gained unless it is hidden.
  5. Both Sprint and Samsung should be embarrassed at how poorly the s9 has been treated since its release. VOLTE has been ignored. Many of the carrier aggregation options have been ignored. Something abnormal is going on with this phone. I will be looking at other brands when my s9 dies. The older s8 was updated much better then the newer s9.
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    Does anybody have any idea at all why Sprint would not activate VOLTE on the Samsung S9? Seems really strange how the S8 and s10 have VOLTE and the s9 does not. Is there some valid reason why? Is there a hardware issue with the s9? Just the normal fumbling and bungling? Looks really strange and it sure does not make Sprint or Samsung look good. This type of thing is why many people leave Sprint.
  7. The s9 is good at receiving Band 41, but not transmitting to the cell site. My question is --- why don't they fix this? Kick the s9 off band 41 when it struggles to upload to band 41 and can't do it. Or better yet, get band 25 upload going with band 41 download. Do something. Just fix it and yesterday.
  8. The September update for the unlocked version is available today if you manually check for it. I have it installed. No option to turn on VOLTE. No new carrier aggregation options. This is getting old. Reporting this same news month after month. I have had about 8 or 9 monthly updates to this UNLOCKED S9 since it was new and I am not seeing any improvements to it. Why would a S9 be getting ignored? My CDMA 1x service works fine and I really am not suffering because I lack VOLTE. But it just is the bungling and fumbling on getting VOLTE active and it is for no apparent reason. Then they allow band 41 to take over about everything and keep me on it almost everywhere when upload does not work well on band 41. This upload issue was known before they even launched B-41. Being connected to B-41 on LTE+ at levels of -110 to -130 is a disaster. And it just continues and continues. No upload at all and the phone stays on the unusable B-41.
  9. Just installed the update on my S9. No VOLTE unless they hid it somewhere. Also, no improved Carrier aggregation either.The last two updates done NOTHING that is visible to me. This is really starting to tweak me. WHY is the s9 being treated so badly? Is there some type of fatal design flaw with these phones that can not be overcome? VOLTE is available almost everywhere, but why not on the S9 which is still fairly new? No new aggregation options. It really needs the 25 &41 aggregation that is talked about but never appears. Due to improvements probably at the cell sites, I am getting locked onto band 41 much more frequently. But it is not usable because of the poor upload from the phone. I actually have LTE+ in my home at levels of -111 to -128. But at those levels, I get absolutely NO upload. No wonder people say Sprint Sucks and leave for another carrier. I do use Wi-Fi at home and that solves the issue at home, but waling into another building somewhere causes the DATA to freeze at these levels.
  10. A 1x*800 signal can travel much more than 3 miles and even with some trees hurting the signal strength. The signal can also be blocked at even less than 3 miles depending on what the obstruction is.
  11. Mine sure can not. I have an S9 with HPUE and it absolutely can not use -128. Also, I suspect that when we use carrier aggregation on 2500, HPUE is disabled. I doubt if the cell phone can transmit at the high levels of HPUE on two channels. Somebody please verify that I am right or wrong on using HPUE on 2 aggregated channels.
  12. Why is Sprint going to -128 or even into the -130's for Qrxlevmin????? This just does not work and is very aggravating. Trying to use data below about -120 is almost impossible, no matter what band. Why do they insist on holding me on 2500 at a -130 level and having everything time out?? Sometimes in a bad spot, they hold me on 1900 at -130 and things crash bad. What happened that they will not allow a transfer to a lower band? This new Qrcminlev is a disaster. They are causing people to experience really bad service.
  13. Just got August update on UNLOCKED Galaxy S-9. Can not find any place to turn on VOLTE. Looks like we did not get any better aggregation options. Actually, I see NOTHING changed or added on a quick look. File was just over 200MB
  14. Probably very little if any. Until things are settled totally, I would think everybody is going to be quiet and cautious.
  15. IF T-Mobile ever allows Sprint Phones to roam on it. I did not see it in two weeks of traveling through both cities and rural areas with poor coverage. Maybe somebody else did?? I did roam on T-mobile quite often, but only on Band 2 or Band 4/66
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