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Everything posted by bretton88

  1. Unfortunately, Sprint does not appear to be offering the 512GB version for some reason. While I don't care about the storage, the extra 2GB of RAM would be nice.
  2. I've noticed this recently where I'm at. There's a valley in the middle of my job that's a LTE dead zone, it used to just drop to Sprint 3G. This week, it started to grasp USCC LTE roaming instead of the 3G signal. So I do wonder if this is a conscious decision by Sprint. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I would think the new company would keep existing relationships with partners like Shentel and USCC intact to mitigate those issues. To say T-Mobile doesn't care about rural areas is false. They did just buy out I-Wireless, who's primary service areas are rural. Like with every company, some rural areas get better concentration than other areas do. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I-Wireless is T Mobile now. It hasn't officially closed yet, but T bought out their partner last October.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    This appears to be the strategy to try to get approval. Try to make the cable companies (and Google Fi) appear to be viable competition, possibly concede reduced network access rates to MVNOs to "preserve competition" and maybe some open access concessions. All this to try to avoid spectrum divestures.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I am definitely curious about this roaming deal, I wonder if it is unlimited like the US Cellular deal or standard roaming (which is cheaper than roaming on AT&T, verizon, etc) which won't have as much effect on the consumer level.
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    Galaxy S9 Series user thread

    I just noticed that Samsung made the Sprint variant of the S9/S9+ the same price as the unlocked variant. Combine that with a trade in and that's a pretty good deal. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
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    [PSA] Sprint begins Band 13 deployment in Puerto Rico

    That is one generation before Sprint started having B13 put into it's variants.
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    Galaxy S9 Series user thread

    Does the unlocked version of the S9 (S9+) have the same network perks as the Sprint version?
  10. Band 41? Or regular LTE? Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  11. Not to mention Sprint's Honda has shown theoretical of 1Gbps, which is higher than T-Mobiles Ferrari 600mbps. This article is so far off base, it's a good example of why I don't read The Motley Fool anymore. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
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    LG V30

    Weirdly enough, Sprint only shows this device as 3G extended network only. Is that a glitch? Because I would think that it would work in Nextech territory and such where they use B25.
  13. Oddly enough, they show the LG V30+ as 3G only instead of extended LTE. I wonder why that is, I thought it had all the required bands.
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    It works! I can access this in talpatalk too. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  15. How do you obtain one of these? I live in an area without B41 so a magicbox isn't an option.
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    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    So how does this device work with other networks besides project Fi? They say they are only trialing it for Fi. So does it still use a regular SIM card is for use on other networks?
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    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    The lack of a headphone jack on the Pixel could be a big differentiation between the two phones.
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    The Magic Box 6 months later

    When will the Airave 3 be available to the public? I could use one for my office location.
  19. What is B41 TB stand for? I've never seen the TB code before.
  20. This is what excites me most. This will help the network tremendously.
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    Verizon shrinking coverage in Maine.

    If you're on B13 for an LTEiRa provider, it shows as a Verizon signal, however if you have a 1x or 3G signal, it will show the local provider information for that. At least that's how my work phone (with signal check) has shown the information in the past when I've traveled out of network.
  22. Google's strategy has changed since the Motorola sale. At the time of the Motorola purchase, Google was still focused on appeasing multiple manufacturers. The android market has since consolidated around Samsung, so Google is much less concerned about appeasement now. Secondly, Google has shifted to vertically integrating it's phone/tablet business from manufacturing to OS, like Apple has done from the start. Hence the purchase of HTC to get into the direct manufacturing/supply line game. The Pixel phones where a step in this direction, but Google still had to use a third party and then badge the phones, now that middle man gets cut out. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
  23. I'm surprised that with all the tourist traffic there, Sprint doesn't have a tower in Amana. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
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    Sprint suing All Aboard Florida

    There's probably a contract covering what costs each party is responsible for. The issue is probably on cost overruns, which might not be dealt with the contract. There are a number of contingencies that Sprint might feel like AAF is responsible for. So to court it goes. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
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    Sprint suing All Aboard Florida

    Because Sprint is not the owner of the ROW, just a leaser from AAF, AAF doesn't need to pay Sprint 100%, though a good landlord should at least provide some financial help for moving the utilities in question. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk