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  1. ingenium

    Pixel 4/4XL

    No SIM is needed. You can set it up with eSIM. Such a shame they removed original quality photos backup. That was one of the things keeping me on the Pixel line. Thinking about jumping to One Plus now. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  2. It's not more likely to stay in 1x in the future. Sometimes the phone associates a 1x or 1x800 connection with a certain LTE connection, but in my experience once it switches to 1x800, it will hang onto it until it loses it (either no signal, or a new PRL region is encountered). The region thing was useful to me, because I'd be on 1x800 in more rural areas but I'd enter a different geo region when I got back to the city, so that caused me to switch back to 1x1900 (1900 is scanned before 800 in the PRL, but they have the same priority). Otherwise, you have to manually switch back to 1900 each time you enter Airave coverage if you usually drop to 800 coverage outside your house. And yes, they should swap it no problem. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  3. VoLTE technically works on the MB and Airave 4 if you force the phone to ignore the whitelist (only possible on a rooted Pixel 3 running Pie. Not possible in 10). But they haven't been whitelisted the devices yet. It's hypothesized that there is a whitelist of TACs that have VoLTE. So all Sprint needs to do is push a TAC change to the femtos. From a software perspective, they're ready (other than the relay link on the MB not being prioritized). VoLTE 100% does not work on an Airave 3, even forced, because the final update for the device broke IMS. The 3 shouldn't be used with any device that uses IMS (ie, any VoLTE device), because it will break SMS as well. This also includes pre SRLTE devices (2016 era and earlier, any device that uses eCSFB). Your only real solution is to use wifi calling and wait for an update to fix the location issue. Wifi calling is identical quality to VoLTE (they're the same system). That's weird and unfortunate that Samsung tied it to your location like that, and broke the location. I'm surprised it doesn't just use what cached/most recent location from Google Play Services. In one of your previous messages, you said the call drops when the signal goes to 0. You mean it drops when you're on the macro network on a call, right? Or are you saying that it drops on wifi calling when it loses the tower signal? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  4. ingenium

    Pixel 4/4XL

    1x isn't necessary, but a non wifi connection is. Can be LTE, roaming, etc. It doesn't seem to run over the ipsec tunnel. At least it was in January when I last tested. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  5. ingenium

    Pixel 4/4XL

    It doesn't seem to actively use 1x and instead just listens and maybe registers. It is kind of annoying that the signal bar becomes the 1x signal, but that's just the way they do it. I don't think it impacts battery much at all. The battery usage is from transmitting. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  6. How are you orienting the antennas? And which antennas are you using? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  7. Possibly. They could also be on wifi calling or be using Calling+. These both use the same codecs and system as VoLTE. Calls to 1xAdvanced (CDMA HD voice) won't cause one of the HD codecs to be used on VoLTE, so that can be ruled it. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  8. Anyone have NSG to check? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  9. Wait you never even get to login to your Sprint account? I don't think that's Sprint related then. This might be a silly question, but you're on wifi when you try to add the eSIM right? Do you have a regular Sprint account? Or is it through an MVNO? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  10. I'm not sure if any carrier is doing VoLTE roaming yet, are they? The tricky part might be setting up the EUTRA session? I just know it's not at straightforward as regular LTE data roaming. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  11. Could be. I have a Google purchased Pixel 3 XL and it worked fine. You get to the step where you login to your Sprint account and select the number right? Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  12. ingenium

    Pixel 4/4XL

    It will definitely have VoLTE at launch. Since the 3 and 3a both officially have it now with the Android 10 update. All newly released phones have VoLTE out of the box, it's older phones where Sprint is dragging their feet. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  13. No. See my comment above. If you remove -w from the script and save it, it won't wipe data. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  14. Are you rooted? That can prevent the OTA from applying. If you aren't rooted, download the full factory image and flash it with adb. This will not apply though if you're currently rooted, and will also throw an error. If you are rooted (or bootloader unlocked at least), get the factory image and remove "-w" from the one line in the .bat (Windows) or .sh (Linux/Mac) file, so that it won't wipe your data. Leaving -w wipes the device, removing it preserves data. This is guaranteed to work. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  15. Yup! It came with the Android 10 update. Glad to have it officially supported instead of requiring a hack. The question is, does it continue to ignore the VoLTE flag on the eNB (ie, will it work on a Magic Box or Airave), unlike other VoLTE enabled devices? I've been out of the country since it came out, so haven't been able to test. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
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