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  1. I'm ok with it doing what it thinks is best. Honestly wifi calling was always flakey for me to begin with. If I had to take a call at home and went outside too far away from my house it would not cut over to cell correctly and half the time I lost the call. Same went for when it used the magic box at my work and I went too far away from it. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  2. Answered my own question I guess with the FAQ section for wifi calling... Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  3. Anyone notice your WiFi calling not working anymore on the Note 10+? I got it connected and have verified my address several times but haven't been able to get it to work since either this May update or the one in April. I don't really know which one it happened on. My wife's Note 10+ won't connect to it either. We just see VoLTE symbol instead of wifi calling one and dialer doesn't show the wifi symbol either on the green button. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  4. Yeah that's what I meant. It broadcasts Band 41 but yes it locks on Band 25. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  5. My Note 10+ will not connect to my Magic Box now without some extreme effort on my end to get it to do so. At work (where the magic box is that gave me about 25-30 Mbps down, and 2-4 Mbps up), I know get what looks to be uncapped or at least higher capped Band 2, 12, 66 of T-Mobile all of which giving me about 18-20 Mbps Down and Up. So it isn't a big deal I guess now that the Magic Box isn't needed as I'm getting better signal throughout my building now where once upon a time I needed the Magic Box to get any meaningful service. Caveat this is all LTE of course not 5G. Do you all think T-Mobile will reconfigure the Magic Boxes to allow them to connect to one of their bands instead of band 41? Just wondering the usefulness of the Magic Boxes going forward since it seems they are desperately trying to keep us from connecting to Sprint Bands. The magic box still has an excellent connection to the sprint tower though.
  6. Do you all think that T-Mobile will allow the Magic Boxes to go from Band 41 to one of the T-Mobile Bands like Band 2? The reason I ask is I got one at my work and that is the only way I would get decent LTE service for Sprint. Now that they have turned on letting us use T-mobile bands, I get Band 2, 12, and 66, pretty well throughout the building now, and it looks like now they removed the 5Mbps cap on it as I got about 18Mbps Up and Down on a speedtest today. I have to actually restart my phone and/or the Magic Box now to get off the T-Mobile bands and back on the Magic Box. That is within the last few days that this has been going on. The Magic Box would probably give me about 30Mbps Down, but only about 2-4 Mbps up so it isn't that big of a deal but I am trying to figure out if maybe I should just unplug the Magic Box and keep it as it won't really be useful from here on out?
  7. Man you all suck! [emoji23]. Once upon a time I might have pulled 200-300 Mbps in the start of LTE now at my house (Coweta by interstate) I might get 50 Mbps and my work I have to have a magic box just to get 20 Mbps but even outside at my work (Southwest Dekalb near interstate) I don't get but 20-30 Mbps either when I used to get 200 Mbps in the beginning as did I near my house as well. Definitely got tower saturation in my area. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  8. I'm not worried about 5G right now. It's too much in it's infancy. In 1.5 years it should be better and more selection of 5G phones. Thanks for the info. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  9. Question for someone knowledgeable. Is the Sprint Note 10+ compatible with all or most of T-Mobile's LTE bands? Got a deal on one for my wife and I during the black Friday time period and paying the $25 or so a month for 24 months to pay it off interest free. So wondering if I'm going to need to pay it off early and sell and get another phone or should be fine for the next 1.5 years or so? Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  10. Ok update. I factory reset my phone and the Magic Box Gold still does not broadcast a signal to it. I took it home set it up in my house, still no dice for the last 2-3 days that it has been on at either place. The Gen 2 Magic Box works fine but took about 3-4 hours before broadcasting the first time, then when I come into the office in the morning my phone will not connect to it no matter how many times I restart the phone or cycle airplane mode, but the Gen 2 was broadcasting the signal consistently for about 2 days before it didn't. Unplugging and plugging back in the Gen 2 gets it to broadcast a signal within 45 minutes to an hour an it will be fine again for probably another day or two. I'm just trying to figure out why these things quit broadcasting signals after a few days of being up and why the Gen 3 won't broadcast one at all. I assume the Gen 3 one is just a bad Magic Box at this point and I'm going to send it back.
  11. Ok about a month or less in what is the verdict. The wife and I are still enjoying our Note 8's. I used to be one of those that every 2 years I'm getting the new Note, but the price is so high for these and I don't really want to trade in our Note 8's. (I want to sell one and keep one as a spare or for my kid). The trade-in price for a Like New Note 8 is not really enough for me to trade it in to Samsung or Sprint. I'm waiting for the Black Friday deals where maybe I can catch a B1G1F offer for the Note 10+ on sprint, then I might pull the trigger.
  12. Ok so my issue now is I had a Magic Box Gold worked great till a few months ago. Now it only sporadically broadcasts the Band 41 signal. I have Signal Check Pro and also verify from other people that have Sprint in my office building. Sometimes when I reset it or reboot it it will broadcast a Band 41 signal after an hour or more (sometimes even 2-4 hours later). The box has GPS locked, LTE is connected, everything is fine but no devices connected. After a few months of this I finally chatted with Sprint last week and they sent me another box, granted they only sent me a Gen2 but I figured if it at least works it is better than nothing. I get it set up today wait a few hours and this one still doesn't broadcast a signal and on this one the GPS doesn't lock either. I call them and ask, and they say the box looks like it is working fine on their end, but my phone does not detect that signal at all. I even turned off Band 25 and Band 26 in my LTE settings on my Note 8 and restarted the phone and it will only connect to a Band 41 tower outside the building only. So for kicks and giggles I got back out the Magic Box Gold and put it another window, and it booted up just fine connected and says there is 1 device connected though my phone still does not show it as a signal at all. I still connect to an outside Band 25 tower. So I don't know what device in the office is connecting to it, but now I'm starting to think maybe something is wrong with my phone not seeing the signal. So i'm going to factory reset my phone tonight and see what happens. Would love to keep my Gold one and send back the other they gave me if it was just my phone, but it is weird if it was just my phone.
  13. Anybody had any issues with their Magic Box recently? I got the Gold version, but my Note 8 will not connect to it when it used to connect to it very easily all the time. I mean every few weeks I had to restart it or factory reset it to get it to connect but not very often. Now it won't connect to my phone no matter what I do with the magic box (factory reset or restart). The magicbox is connected to the LTE backhaul with Good signal. I have cycled airplane mode and restarted my phone over and over again. That doesn't help either. Help from sprint on Magic Boxes are a joke. There isn't a specific person that is really knowledgeable on them, and now that supposedly they are for businesses only, I'm not sure they would send me a replacement.
  14. Sounds like you are having signal strength issues. I don't have that problem except in rural areas (which there are many in Georgia). My problem is in urban and suburban areas, my signal level will be in the -80 to -95 range (which is perfectly acceptable for LTE) and I will get very low download speeds and the speedtest will error out for upload most of the time. The upload speed and latency is I believe #1 issues Sprint has on its networks. I can get by with 5-10 Mbps, but when the upload doesn't even register, then that is your bottleneck. That always happens on the oversaturated towers where I most frequent.
  15. In the South Atlanta metro area T-mobile has worse coverage than Sprint, and sprint is pretty poor in a lot of areas as well, and it isn't necessarily towers as much as not enough capacity and overloaded towers in places like Newnan and South Dekalb County. Verizon by far is the best coverage for all of metro Atlanta especially the southside of the metro. I have stayed with Sprint because it was cheaper and knew I would have to deal with speed and coverage issues. If it gets worse post T-mobile merger I may have to bounce. My mom has T-mobile and she is always having issues with calls and data. I have rarely if ever seen the T-mobile LTE roaming bands everyone on here has talked about. Still just on oversaturated Sprint nodes toward my work (Dekalb county, GA) and my home county (Coweta County, GA). Hope this all works out and my bill stays the same or less for my unlimited plan that includes HD streaming videos, etc....
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