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  1. It would cause massive interference and wouldn't work unless you had a buffer area with no b41. Or if they had an unused set of earfcns, they could potentially use those just at the stadium with a different TDD timing config. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    You can still edit PRLs with the correct software, but applying them back to a device is another story... I haven't been able to find a way to write a PRL in 5 years. The last phone I was able to do it on was a Galaxy S4. With newer phones, I believe the PRL is stored on the SIM in some way. Anything that uses a CSIM or ISIM. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    Google Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL User Thread

    I'm in Costa Rica right now, and the Pixel 2 XL has dramatically better reception on LTE band 3 and HSPA band 5 than my 3 XL does. Side by side, my 3 will have no service and the 2 has usable service. The 3 drops LTE frequently while moving, but the 2 holds on. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    I have the same issue with it often not loading in Tapatalk. I've found that I can just swipe away Tapatalk and reopen it, and then it works quickly. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    Pixel 3 XL will not activate - SIM Card has locked

    Is the old phone still on? Make sure it's powered off (or on airplane mode). If not, that's the error that it will give on the new phone. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    Galaxy S9 Series user thread

    You can actually browse the configuration files in the Android source. Look at the current Sprint config: https://android.googlesource.com/platform/packages/apps/CarrierConfig/+/master/assets/carrier_config_carrierid_1788_Sprint.xml And compare it to the Verizon config, which has everything setup for VoLTE: https://android.googlesource.com/platform/packages/apps/CarrierConfig/+/master/assets/carrier_config_carrierid_1839_Verizon-Wireless.xml Or the T-Mobile config (which has VoLTE enabled as well): https://android.googlesource.com/platform/packages/apps/CarrierConfig/+/master/assets/carrier_config_carrierid_1_T-Mobile-US.xml An updated config file with the proper settings is all that's technically required for VoLTE (there may be other similar config files as well)
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    Galaxy S9 Series user thread

    It can't be pushed as a profile update to my knowledge. It has to be either built into the OS, or it can be released as an app that is cryptographically signed with the same certificate that signed the SIM card: https://source.android.com/devices/tech/config/carrier The My Sprint app could be used for example if Sprint uses the same certificate as the SIM, but I don't believe that they do. They could just release a new app called something like Sprint VoLTE Enabler and it would enable VoLTE on any device running Android 6.0 and up (assuming they filed FCC recertification for it). But any device running 6.0 and up has the software already to do Sprint VoLTE, since they've moved to a standard implementation. Sprint just has to enable it and get it recertified... No OS updates are actually required.
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    Galaxy S9 Series user thread

    VoLTE shouldn't take up a lot of space. Since Sprint is using the standard implementation now, there's no new software. It's just a text file with a few lines with the config info. Realistically shouldn't take more than a few KB. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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    Google Retiring Fusion Tables Dec 2019

    Those replace the database aspects of Fusion Tables. But I don't think any of them allow you to make custom maps do they? Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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    Google Retiring Fusion Tables Dec 2019

    Most of us using fusion tables feed it from a Google Sheet. Every update we delete all data and re-import it. It was a great way to have multiple maps/layers in a single "file". I'm not aware of a replacement from Google yet unfortunately... They've been putting a lot of their Maps related products behind a paywall. I'm guessing whatever they get to replace it will get a certain number of accesses or uses per month, then a fee after that. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    I've been having issues with devices not staying connected to the gen 3. They switch to b26 within an hour, and require an airplane toggle to go back. Repeat. I've unplugged it and am using the gen 2 in the meantime. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  12. I think once a UE has connected to the network, then it only scans the bands/frequencies that the network tells it to. It regularly sends out a LTE signaling message with all the earfcns that are valid (see screenshot for a portion of this). So the UE should only scan these until it completely loses service. Only then would it start scanning all bands and technologies (LTE, HSPA, CDMA, GSM, etc). So yeah, in a no service scenario, or possibly in a roaming scenario, it might use more battery for scanning when set to Global, but while connected to the network there shouldn't be any difference. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  13. It probably won't make a difference domestically, but it will internationally. Global allows hspa, wcdma, and gsm roaming in other countries. I don't see any downsides to using global, other than if you have no service, the phone will take time to scan hspa, wcdma, and gsm bands, which is pointless domestically. So it may delay reacquiring a signal briefly (half a second? A second? A couple seconds?). Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    That doesn't make sense, they use the exact same bands. I would try again. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Supposedly got an order in to replace my 2 MBs, but no confirmation yet. The rep also kept trying to get my to change my plan, and I reportedly said no. As soon as I hung up I got a text saying that my plan was changed.... Had to call back and get a different rep to cancel the plan change. So be vigilant for shady reps when ordering the magic box. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk