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  1. This is great news for Sprint, great news for Virginia. NTelos has kept Sprint service to early 2000's technology for too long. Shentel has proven themselves to be ahead of the game in terms of Sprint LTE deployment. It's a match made in heaven. I'll give Shentel a lot of patience. Who knows what mess\dysfunction they are walking into.
  2. This worked btw, thanks. It didn't fix the ability to update through the handset but it was a workaround to get the update. The OE2 update fixed my drop call issue.
  3. Is anyone else NOT able to download the new update for the Galaxy S6? I get an "unable to update due to a network or server error." This is true for wifi, Auto, LTE, and CDMA only. My phone last checked for an upgrade 5/9/15. I have the dropped call issue when I'm driving bad. I see others have the same issue but I'm unable to find a solution. At last resort, I'll have to go to the dreaded Sprint store, where factory resets are plentiful.
  4. I'm still waiting on Best Buy to release the 128 gig S6 for pre-order. It kinda sucks it looks like I'm going to miss the wireless charger promo.
  5. I'm not a user yet, therefore I shouldn't be posting in this thread.... lol (edited)
  6. Eh.... The Galaxy doesn't have everything, but it does have enough to keep me interested. As far as its RF performance, I'm coming from a single band Galaxy S3. Band 25 looks comparable between the two so everything else is just extra! Source: http://s4gru.com/index.php?/blog/1/entry-243-updated-samsung-galaxy-s3-passes-fcc-muster-launch-imminent/
  7. Here is the official Sprint answer: http://support.sprint.com/support/article/Find_and_update_the_software_version_on_your_Samsung_Galaxy_S_III/WServiceAdvisory_542_GKB49847-2?INTNAV=SU:DP:OV:UG:SamsungGalaxySIii16gbNonsprintSpark:FindAndUpdateTheSoftwareVersionOnYourSamsungGalaxy"]http://support.sprint.com/support/article/Find_and_update_the_software_version_on_your_Samsung_Galaxy_S_III/
  8. The above list represents my list well. The only thing I'd add is: 1. A fingerprint scanner. - I think it's handy in certain circumstances. 2. Wireless charging - I had USB charging port issues with my current phone and will likely use this a lot. 3, The snapdragon 810. 4. A battery as close to 3,000 (units of measurement) as a 5" phone will allow, 5. Still has NFC. 6. LED notification. Things I care not to see - 1. 16 gig internal phones. 2. More phablet options. It's time to make a decent 5"ish device. 3. Heartbeat sensor. - Just the thought of paying for it to be in the device makes me cringe. 4. Anything more than 1080p. - This isn't a deal breaker but don't want to take the battery hit.
  9. The way I see it..... either you're going to deprive yourself now or later. You have two options: 1) Purchase now and deprive yourself when VoLTE, CCA/RRPP, and carrier aggregation are fully implemented - until you decide to upgrade AGAIN. 2) Deprive yourself now of all the goodies that are in the Note 4 and not in an Evo 4G LTE (I have a Galaxy S3 so I'm in the same boat) and wait for a phone that's compatible with the aforementioned wish list. Comfort yourself with the fact that either choice will leave you deprived. It's your decision and yours alone what is worth the deprivation. Although, the sooner you update the less you'll have to be without the wish list features. (You'll be able to upgrade sooner) I hope that helps.
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  11. Hmmmm.... this might be another reason to wait for the devices to be released later this year....
  12. Ugh. 16 gig, huh? I guess I'll be holding out for a Galaxy F.
  13. I'm somewhere in the middle. I don't see a problem in having a device that can satisfy so many needs and wants, my only point is that it should be done responsibly. People need to take control of their own data usage and limit it when practical. Sure, you get a notification that an update is available for a big app. Can't you update that on wifi before you leave the house or when you get home? Is it really that urgent? Daily I get a list of apps that need updates. I only update one or two from the whole list that I will actually use before I get home. Even if it's something I'll use.... I'll wait till I get home before I update a big app and "deal" with the old version for a few hours. It's that age old debate over personal responsibility versus (mostly government) mandates. People are unwilling to act responsibly so other systems have to be put in place to limit everyone. (In most cases) I do think a big problem that cell data usage is a symptom of is the lack of rural broadband options. I know I go to some areas and the cell network is faster than ISP options. People then are encouraged to use their cell as an ISP... which it isn't intended for. If we as network users, whichever the network, treat it as a public restroom it's going to be bad for all of us. Until people take that seriously I don't think companies have much choice than to protect themselves and their networks.
  14. Ever since the days of my OG Evo 4G and its 1 gig of internal memory, I have promised myself never to skimp on internal memory again. Also, having an SD card fail is never a good feeling
  15. I wish Samsung\Sprint would give us the 32 gig model of the S5. I don't think I can downgrade back to 16 gig internal memory and this S3 can't last forever.
  16. I don't think it's that simple of a decision. The S3 is so far behind the S5 that is makes sense to open that up to the "economy smartphone" market. The Note 3 versus the Note 4 might be more of an incremental upgrade. You don't want to take sales away from your flagship phablet. Could it happen much later to open the "economy phablet" market? I would think that is much more likely.
  17. No one laugh but I'm interested in a comparison of RF performance between the S3 and the S5. Obviously only on the bands in common. As far as everything else it looks like the S5 is a night and day improvement to the S3.
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  19. I don't know exactly what you mean by unstable. I am in the DC market and I only see 800 voice when it's truly needed. For example, driving home from work there used to be a known dead spot at the point I crossed a river. Now, instead of the call dropping, I get the Signal Check notification that I've switched to 800 voice. When I'm clear of that area my phone then returns to what it was on before the switch. I only see 800 for a moment.... but it's doing its job. Likewise.... if I was heading into a dead spot I'd expect to switch to 800 first then the call would be dropped as I move more into the dead spot Again, you'd only see 800 for moments.... but it's trying to give you more coverage than you would have otherwise. Make sense? Custom PRL's can be installed to see more 800 voice. I'm on a stock PRL.
  20. Actually, this article is different in that it suggests a positive spin to Download Booster for Sprint. Everything I've read has been doom and gloom. "It'll be interesting to see if Sprint and T-Mobile plug their unlimited plans with Download Booster as a way to get the most out of shaky public Wi-Fi connections. It'll be equally interesting to see if AT&T and Verizon block it." http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2455011,00.asp Sprint loves it and Verizon blocks it? Yeah, that's looking at the issue from a totally different perspective. Who is right/wrong? I still think the concerns are still warranted and whatever positive affects will come at too high of a cost to the network. Just my lay person opinion.
  21. I think the better question is, what is their options? Disable the function? Opt out of carrying the S5? Or accept the device for its pros and cons? The first two options would be a pubic relations nightmare. People would ask the question, "Why Sprint and no one else?" So, the "grin and bear it" option seems to be the best choice. I wouldn't infer that that choice means it won't have a negative impact on the network though. Of course, it may not be all that bad. This is mere speculation and reading tea leaves.
  22. This might be premature, but is it possible for the network to deny packages over LTE using "Download Booster" based on network conditions? Or at least make them a low priority? I would think this feature would be nice to have when network congestion isn't an issue.... although I would hope the network has some control over the manner in which it's used.
  23. The beauty in all of this, for me, is that I have an S3 and I actually don't feel like I have to upgrade. I'm days away from being eligible and I feel like I could hold onto my phone for another few months without the itch to upgrade. I couldn't say that two years ago when I had the OG Evo 4g. I give Samsung a lot of credit for that. I think an upgrade to the S5 depends on your situation. if you have an S3, the bump in specs and LTE is likely enough. Similar to the people who upgraded to the S4 from the S3. if you have an S4 then it's likely not enough. Although, I don't understand the triband S4. It seems like they're taking sales from the S5. I can probably wait for the announcement from HTC and maybe even Apple to decide. I really wish Amazon would just release the Instant Video app to Android phones already..... it's the only thing that tempts me to Apple. (Random, I know)
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