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Everything posted by Mr.Nuke

  1. I can confirm the missing LTE XXXX on my note 5 as well. Additionally, and it is to be somewhat expected with Samsung, the neighboring cells are all showing B1.
  2. The notification bar and the provider information right below rsrp and snr values i.e. Sprint B26 are correct, but yeah for whatever coding reason the LTE XXXX isn't displaying (which is a nice feature as the large text is easy to take a quick glance at). Your earfcn fix with this beta is much appreciated though.
  3. If I were you I'd check upstairs. If you can get a signal by a window, that is the optimal situation for a magic box, and knowing that information may be helpful when they call back. As of now, yes.
  4. The unspoken requirement is they need to believe you are capable of receiving an band 41 signal through a window in the structure based on RF analysis. If you currently aren't getting band 41 at any place in your home the odds of getting a magic box for the time being aren't great.
  5. Yeah they've got roughly half of the android market share and it is probably higher than that here where a couple of the Chinese companies aren't as prevalent.
  6. They're theoretically valid EARFCNs for band 1 which is used in China, India, Japan, and some spots in Europe including Vodafone in the UK. On the download side i've seen from 12-30. But yeah if you ignore those low EARFCNs on Sprint PLMNs you'll be good as far as we (Sprint Samsung users) are concerned.
  7. Good luck explaining to the average Samsung customer service rep what an EARFCN is much less getting it escalated to the appropriate person or team. I personally have no problem going to the engineering screen if I need the data. It sounds like Mike was expecting invalid EARFCNs not to show up. If that is the case I'll help him try and figure out what is going on with 7.0 on a Samsung device. If it can't be fixed an option to not display EARFCNs would suffice.
  8. It will rotate between 18015/14/13 on the ul and 15/14/13 on the dl. It is calculating the frequency correctly for the displayed EARFCN, but the displayed EARFCNs are inaccurate due to Samsung's choices. I sent you diagnostic data as well.
  9. Which still makes it a bit of an issue with how it is implemented in this latest beta. I see the option to not display the ul earfcn in the display settings, but no such option for the dl. It isn't optimal to have something enabled by default that you can't get rid of giving inaccurate information on roughly half of the devices the app is installed on.
  10. 1) no poll. 2) Or it isn't telling at all. Perhaps people have tired of arguing with the armchair CEOs in this thread.
  11. I can confirm this as well from another market.
  12. Tim's article does http://s4gru.com/index.php?/blog/1/entry-420-whats-in-the-box-oh-oh-oh-its-magic/
  13. It is more of a funding decision. 8T8R equipment is not cheap. One complete 8t8r sector is essentially the same cost as an entire 3 sector mini-macro deployment. So if you've got a pool of funding approved for say 1,000 8t8r sites you could use it on that or you could divert that to mini-macros and get band 41 equipment on 3,000 sites. While not without its trade-offs, I think it is pretty obvious for several reasons why Sprint is headed in that route right now.
  14. You literally wrote "Sprint is considering a new phone leasing program," and linked to an article that doesn't say that. I have no problem with linking to that article. Just try and be more accurate in your summation of it. Outside of that article Claure provided some pretty good color into why Sprint likes phone leasing during his interview at the conference. A better discussion would be focused on that.
  15. Sure. It is another tool that Sprint can use to deploy their spectrum. You get the benefits of direct backhaul from the cable provider you are using, less permitting hassles than a macro or in many places other small cell deployments, theoretically quick installs, and at a significantly lower cost than a traditional macro deployment.
  16. The article you linked to doesn't really state this, nor did Claure at the conference the quotes in the article are from. Adding a word to "Sprint hints at future phone leasing program" to get Sprint hints at future for phone leasing program significantly changes the meaning.
  17. The key word is fallback. The whole purpose of the device much like Mobilitie's small cell deployments using relay is to utilize a dedicated 2.5 channel for backhaul. So I can't say I'm surprised they're rejecting places that only have band 25 or in rf places where they don't think there will be a potential band 41 macro donor. In either of those scenarios an AIRAVE is the more appropriate solution.
  18. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/08/unnamed-company-makes-higher-offer-against-att-for-straight-path.html
  19. He is a lawyer specializing in telecom law. I doubt him missing or dropping a call on a "patient" will lead to his client's death.
  20. I don't see any graphics showing $3.5 billion, but I think you might be thinking of this one on page 26 here, it shows overall Capex was $3.875 billion. However that is broken down into two segments: devices leased through indirect channels, and network expenditures. For our purposes we are concerned with the network portion. That was $1.95 billion in FY2016 and it is what they're projecting spending $3.5 to $4 billion on this year.
  21. CapEx for the network last year was $1.95 billion. Sprint is projecting they'll spend $3.5 to $4 billion over the 12 month period beginning last month. So no as of right now CapEx isn't the same. Sprint is expecting to spend nearly if not more than double what they spent on the network last year.
  22. Sure they could. However, they or people on their behalf (see Mobilitie) are buying mass quantities of band 41 or band 26 capable equipment. In the vast majority of cases one of those two bands is going to meet the deployment needs for Sprint. And even in minority cases like Cedar Rapids where Sprint is much more spectrum constrained than most markets; a band 26 small cell is going to give you nearly everything a band 25 would. Economies of scale on the equipment purchases render band 25 small cells unlikely in the near-term.
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