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  1. It depends on your signal leve,l if you have it set to mobile preferred. Change it to wifi preferred and it will always use wifi calling when available. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  2. Wow, I never had trouble ordering either one. You can get an Airave too without returning the MB, just tell them it's for a different address. Call 1-866-556-7310 and they should be able to order you one in a few minutes. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  3. Yeah I would put in an order for an Airave 4 then. Then you can put it anywhere that you have Ethernet. Google Fiber in SF? I know they bought Webpass a while ago (microwave backhaul), did they rebrand it to Google Fiber? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  4. I called in last night to check on my status. They told me there are two lists, one normal / non priority, and a priority. I was on the non priority list, presumably because I have a 3 that it's replacing and they're shipping them to people without an existing Airave first. The rep moved me to the priority list and said I'll receive it this week or early next week. This morning I checked my account and the 4 is now showing up (with a 577 area code, which is no geographic and reserved for personal communication services). Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  5. Won't connect to Ethernet? Yeah it's a known issue. It used to not work at all. Now it's supposedly live in a few markets, but has some issues still. On the west coast it can sometimes connect but 0 throughput on some sites. Their backend isn't ready yet. Better to factory reset it and try for relay backhaul. The other option is to request an Airave 4 instead, since it works with wired backhaul now. Supposedly the LTE portion will broadcast at the same power as a MB. They're made by the same company and should use the same components. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  6. MB and Airave support 1-866-556-7310 Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  7. Wired and wifi backhaul is not working yet. Current ETA is end of June. You might have to factory reset it to get it back to relay backhaul. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  8. It will probably work without the antenna if you put it in a window, but if it's in the interior of your house (as it should be to get maximum coverage), then you'll need to use the external antenna and place it near a window. I just put mine on the window ledge and run the cord behind furniture, you can't see it unless you're looking for it. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  9. Yes. The Airave 3 (if you can get a VoLTE call to initiate on it, I have once) and MB will hand-off a VoLTE call to the macro network. Hand ins are the better question, ie will a VoLTE call transfer from the macro network to the Airave. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  10. You can't disable 3G/evdo and keep 1x. They use the same IPsec connection. The Airave 3 has 2 IPsec tunnels, one for CDMA and one for LTE. CDMA establishes a tunnel to one of 10 domains: segw01.femto.sprint.net through segw10.femto.sprint.net. I don't remember if it picks one at random or if it tends to stick to the same one. The LTE side does not do a DNS lookup, and uses the hardcoded IP So setup a firewall rule to block access from the Airave IP to Then power cycle the Airave. The LTE side will be unable to connect, leaving you with CDMA only. As a side note, the subnet is used at Sprint for LTE femto cells and wifi calling (at least devices on the new core, so anything that does VoLTE or Calling+). There seem to be different IPs for different devices. Ethernet backhauled Magic Boxes use My Pixel always uses one that ends in a 7 (,,,, They are returned by the DNS records epdg.epc.mnc530.mcc312.pub.3gppnetwork.org and epdg.epc.mnc120.mcc310.pub.3gppnetwork.org, which return one of them randomly. The Essential phone on the other hand uses
  11. The CDMA module for the magic box is supposed to be deployed soon. It plugs into the Ethernet port on the magic box and broadcasts 1x (and maybe evdo?). So that's an option for them. Or they could get the Airave 4 which just launched. I think the CDMA parts are identical. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  12. I *think* that the 5G spec allows carrier aggregation between 5G and LTE. I'm not sure if Sprint has implemented that yet. So guess is that it will work natively on 5G without dropping to LTE. The fact that they can be aggregated and are fully backwards compatible implies that they have the equivalent of EUTRA sessions. One of the big selling points of 5G is the ability to do fine grained QoS and such. So VoLTE (or VoNR?) seems perfect for 5G. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  13. Depends what phone you have. The 3 causes issues with VoLTE, and breaks incoming calls and SMS on eCSFB devices (Galaxy S6 era, maybe S7. Pixel 1. Etc). It used to work, but they broke something about a year ago and never fixed it. My guess is that whatever they did broke IMS. On my devices, it messes them up so bad that even when you leave Airave range, it will take 30 minutes or an airplane toggle to get calls and text working again. I ended up having to disable LTE on the Airave (via a firewall rule), leaving it CDMA only. Of course they broke it in what's seemingly the last update to the 3... The 3 is end of life so won't be getting any fixes or updates. If you have no problems now, then you can keep it if you want. But guests might have issues, and if/when you have a VoLTE device it may cause problems as well. Basically you should eventually upgrade it, but if you aren't having problems there's no rush. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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