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  1. I think I bought my last Samsung phone. They no longer have their act together. Other options are out there.
  2. If you do not have 8665 on a site but do have 8615, it would be a good assumption that you have a 15X15 carrier. When 8665 is missing, the spectrum is still there but tied to the "C" block. If you still have 8665 showing on the site along with 8615, then 8615 probably is only 5X5. I have seen 8665 be aggregated with 8140 "A Block", but you still see one of them active and one in your neighbor list. You will see the aggregation in your debug screens. You might see 8665 aggregated with other blocks too. But if 8665 is totally missing, it is probably combined with the "C" block and most likely is 15X15 8615.
  3. Isn't 8615 ALWAYS 15X15. I thought it was part of the "C" block and the G Block. C & G are adjacent, so 10 in the C and 5 in the G gives you 15. In some of the Shentel area, we have the 15X15 (8615) aggregated with 10X10 in the A Block (8140). That is some real good band 25. Too bad this will not happen everywhere.
  4. Well Mike, I am actually about 16,000 feet from my cell site. The TA value is 33 (8451 feet) Not very accurate is it?
  5. But T-Mobile is not in a good position for 5G either if the merger fails. They do not have the 2500 that is going to be top dog soon. T-Mobile has the low band, but not the wide fast spectrum. If the merger fails, the two need to work together and they both will have something good. Allow T-mobile to saturate with the low bands especially in Rural Areas and Sprint to install 2500 where appropriate. Then cooperate and share.
  6. Apparently BRANDED Sprint Samsung S9 and S9+ have all the new Carrier Aggregations if I understand it correctly. But the UNLOCKED S9 & S9+ do not. Anybody know why? Can it be fixed somehow? So far in al my searches, nobody has a good answer.
  7. I am starting to think that I will never buy another Samsung phone. Locked or Unlocked. First of all, the reception levels on the phone are not nearly as good as my old S-7. Why should a new phone have worse reception than a 2 year old phone. I had hopes that HPUE would allow me to use band 41 more. NOPE. I lose band 41 more than I did with the s-7. I find that I am on band 26 more than with the S-7. This is horrible. Now, many of the various Carrier aggregations are not available. Activating the UNLOCKED model with the correct SIM does NOT totally activate all the Sprint features and it may not optimize the phone to use the Sprint bands. I would suspect a Sprint banded phone would be somewhat tuned to work with the Sprint Frequencies. Maybe they are, but if they are it sort of looks like the UNLOCKED version may not be.
  8. Here is mine from my new S-9. Does not have all the newer Carrier aggregations available.
  9. I was under the impression that a UNLOCKED S9 and other newer phones would configure with the Sprint Software when a Sprint SIM was inserted and activated. Apparently this Carrier Aggregation sure does not???? If I am understanding what I just saw in this thread, A Sprint Purchased s9 has much better aggregation capabilities that a UNLOCKED s-9 purchased at Best Buy? Would there be some secret hidden menu that needs to be accessed to make an UNLOCKED version update properly.
  10. My new UNLOCKED Galaxy S9 does not seem to support it.In the ##DATA# menu and then the LTE CA ENABLED menu. I have various band 41 entries showing and then only 25 A-25A. No band 26 anywhere. I have had this phone for about 2 weeks and it has updated several times. It has the Feburary update. Is the UNLOCKED version different?
  11. Just took me 10 seconds to get any action after I clicked on PythonFanPa's post above this post. Normally when I have this issue, it is only the first thing I try to display when I enter the site after clicking on unread posts at the top. Kind of acts like things are in a "sleep mode" and it takes 10 seconds to wake things up. After it displays the first item, generally any following requests are responded to in a normal matter.
  12. Clinking on a existing thread to see a new comment is sometimes slow. Might take 10 seconds to get a response. Might even have to click on the new comment the second time. This is the only site I have with this issue. This issue started for me over a week ago.
  13. Galaxy S-8's are still expensive. I hate to drop back to a two year old model to get a reasonable phone. I had hopes that the S-9 would get cheap quickly, but the S-8 sure is holding its value. I will look quite favorable on the new "A" series when it becomes available. I would like to have band 71 capability but not pay almost $1000 to get it. Will have to see if the "A" series really do have band 71.
  14. This is exactly what I am going to be doing. I have 2 galaxy S-7's both with deteriorating batteries. When the S-10 hits the shelves, surely the S-9 will go on sale somewhere. I either get a new S-9 at a good discounted price, or I get one on Swappa, or maybe buy the new "A" series Samsung phone. No S-10 for me. If the S-7's had HPUE, I would probably just get new batteries in the S-7's.
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