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  1. Was in the Sprint store in Creve Coeur today, playing with a GS5. I also played with a few others. After turning off the WiFi (sneaky!), it was one of the only phones getting usable LTE. Since the phone didn't have a play store account, I tested via: http://i.dslr.net/iphone_speedtest.html with about 3m download, while my M7 held in the vicinity couldn't even connect to LTE. Also, the M8 nearby showed LTE, but couldn't connect. A nearby G2 was connecting, but I forget the speed test result. Not the most accurate test, but at a glance, it looks like the GS5 gets better LTE reception than the HTC lineup - something I'm going to be thinking about in the coming weeks (reception on my M7 has been frustrating). Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks for the feedback! I'll have to think about it. Glad to hear the LTE connection comes back fast, right now I've had periods (more than a second, less than a minute) with my M7 where it showed the "no data" warning switching between 3g and LTE and back, as I drive around west county. May not be a directly related issue, but I'm sure you can see where I would have had a concern. The biggest gain with SVLTE for me is when I'm using Google maps navigation to drive somewhere unfamiliar, and the person I'm going to see calls for a status update right when I need the navigation the most. :-) I suppose maps caches the route, but I'll probably want to research how much. Also, it would be lame to have to hang up to research restaurants/attractions in an area while coordinating with someone on the phone, but I guess that's what SMS is for. :-) Anyone have any luck with a good Android VOIP app/service? Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
  3. I'm considering upgrading to M8 or GS5. My hesitation is the whole no data while talking thing - I can currently be talking (over Bluetooth) while browsing or navigating via LTE on my M7. I read somewhere that the GS5 supports VOLTE, but no one uses that yet, and who knows when it'll happen. Or I could switch to another carrier. :-) Bleh! Any input from those with Spark phones? I was also reading that since Spark phones are single path, the whole switch-between-3g-4g for voice/SMS can mess with your phone's LTE connection. Anyone have trouble with that? Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk
  4. Great Blues exhibition game tonight, poor Sprint coverage! Tried to check the score of the Cardinals game at the breaks, but so did everyone else. :-) Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 4
  5. I sat in section 340 last Tuesday, and could barely get service on my HTC One, despite getting excellent LTE along the 3rd base line a while back. On Wednesday, I sat in section 1, and saw the worst game ever, but the food and halfway decent 3g helped me bear the pain. :-) Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 4
  6. Just mapped Ross, part of Fee Fee, Bennington, and Olive. Looks like it's at the edge of the cell. Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 4
  7. Sure thing - I should be able to in a few hours. I'll be out and about shortly, I'll pop on sensorly if I can get it to hold the LTE signal. Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 4
  8. I went to see a movie at Chesterfield mall tonight, and noticed LTE fading in and out while I was waiting for the movie to start. Also noticed LTE fading in and out near Olive and Ross. I'll try to remember to turn on Sensorly tomorrow, and map some points. Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 4
  9. Busch Stadium, section 159: -110 to -120. Kept switching between 3g & 4g, but actually usable now. Go Cardinals! Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 4
  10. Looks like they "fixed the glitch." I just tried it and it says $259.99. I also missed the Chromecast/Netflix bundle - I had assumed the 3 free months were for new accounts only. I need to get more trigger happy, lol. Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 4 Beta
  11. This is interesting. I thought there was some form of mapping involved - the first time I drove best the Flushing Meadows site, I was on top of the site before it switched. After driving past it several times, I noticed it consistently locks on earlier. Too bad this can't be done through PRL, or a similar mechanism. Of course, once LTE is the norm, this won't matter anymore. Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 4 Beta
  12. Blast again! Just completed. It was about half the reported size of the international 4.2.2 update, and no 4.2.2. It was a red stick of an update! Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 4 Beta
  13. HTC One update dropped, hope it's 4.2.2 (sorry for off topic)! Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 4 Beta
  14. Blast! Thanks for the update - it'll come one day! :-) It would be nice to have continuous coverage on the drive home - maybe I'll just have to move... j/k Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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