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About anSarakhJackie

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  • Phones/Devices
    EVO to EVOLTE then Notes II, 4, S8+ then back to N9 512gb + Tab E
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    Calafia, Caid, Known World
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    Sprint Fan Boy (or Girl)
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    There are 10 different kinds of people, those who understand binary and those who don't.<br /><br />
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    reading tech/sci, SF/Fantasy, fanfics & participating in folk arts (dancing-costumes-culture)

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  1. Except that selection doesn't seem to exist anymore. Where should we look for information regarding the integration of our network into our new overlords network? I have read that older phones such as my Note 9 will have to be discarded as it doesn't get the right frequencies... Is this true? Oh- and please-- this is not in disrespect-- is the site name going to change as "Sprint" ceases to exist? I hope it doesn't.
  2. How do I get rid of it- it keeps coming up every time I block a call. And tells me that I must pay $2.99 extra per month for it! I don't want it. Help articles say don't answer phone if you don't know who it is. Those who really need me will leave a message. Since implementing that policy I have gotten far fewer spam/con artist calls on my voicemail. So is there any way to get it to stop dinging me for that extra $2.99 every time I block a message or direct to voicmail audio??? Which raises another question-- how do these idiots drop messages directly into my voicemail without ever calling me first? Makes it harder to eliminate and block.
  3. Got my June update, but where is the camera Night Mode? When I scroll left on the camera settings it ends with Professional- shouldn't the new night mode be left of that? Google-9-to-5, The Verge & many others say Night Mode was enabled with the June update... Is this Sprint? Or something my end?
  4. BlueAngel-- Yippee! Worked & since didn't need/want app in first place, have left it uninstalled. Thanks. Dummy me should have thought of that myself.
  5. Anyone with a N9+ after updating to Pie have one of the Samsung Apps stuck in upgrade? Everything else works fine, but the Samsung Health app has shown "updating..." ever since! Restart didn't change things- don't know what else to try.
  6. Can the unlocked 512GB version be used on the Sprint network?
  7. The Sprint Family Locator (SFL) has been very useful for piece of mind with my kids. The new application seems to not have features such as "My Places" that I had on SFL. Do any of you know if such exist in Safe & Found? If so, is there any way to import the "My Places" from SFL into Safe & Found?
  8. Galaxyguy- Ok, it's now 12 hours since I fully charged my phone. It shows 74% full-- I have been texting on sms and Messenger all day, but with lighter than usual web access. But still, that is pretty darn good compared to my Note 4 and more than twice as good as when I was on Call Plus. I know, I know. Too small a sample size- that will come with time. But decent anecdotal information for the time being.
  9. burnout8488- Probably about 30 minutes a day. I mostly text and web browse with it. Galaxyguy- I didn't add any other apps at that same time... Of course, Samsung has installed a number of apps around then and in the last week that I have no use for- I'll watch to see if indeed my battery rebounds or continues to suck.
  10. I installed the Call Plus on my Gal S8+ early last week and found within a few days that my battery just didn't last even a half day! I've been used to it lasting the full day with moderate use and almost two days with low use. So, given that I had battery issues back with my Note 4 when I kept the WiFi on all the time, I turned off the WiFi portion of Call Plus and suddenly I've got more out of my battery. Makes sense. But still being frustrated by not having a full day of usage yesterday I've turned off that feature entirely. I like the idea, but am unwilling to take the hit too my usage. The calls were clear, but certainly not worth the hassle.
  11. My phones app installer just told me it was installing "App Stack." Once again, not something I requested. Also of concern, I can't seem to find it in my phones app list nor on my installed apps in Playstore. Is this "App Stack" a hidden Samsung or Sprint program? *****I did some checking & found App Stack was popular back in 2011 (!), but couldn't find any recent activity. I did find that my concern has been voice by others over other 'push' Sprint apps over the years- this was just my first experience of this phenomena. FYI the app makers describe it as "App Stack is a paid widget app for Android phone that enables the user to launch any of their favorite apps simple and fast. With this app, the user can add or remove app installed on the phone. Once the app has been added to App Stack, it can be launched from the widget. Categorize stacks with up to 5 different stacks for every groups. App Stacks gives a fun, cool and easy way to launch the apps." So why would I possibly need that when I have that utility with the right edge loader? Or that odd right thumb-wheel thingy - which is ABSOLUTELY USELESS to me as Left Handed!
  12. What the heck with app being installed without my permission? And I can't find it in my PlayStore list. I'm speaking of the "Secure WiFi" app that keeps putting itself forward each time I unlock my phone. Telling me to purchase it. To subscribe and pay money again and again... This is most annoying. I don't want this app. I want to get rid of it. But there seems to be no way to do so. And where does ?Sprint? or ?Samsumg? get off on forcing additional apps down my throat? I bought into the S8+ knowing there was bloatware (and what sort), but my previous phones of Samsung/Sprint persuasion never just installed another app without my opting in beforehand. Whew! Enough rant. I guess (although I don't want to) I can live with this, after all S8+ is still best phone I ever had^. _______ ^ Although AT THE TIME of issue my EVO LTE blew everything else out... that phone convinced me to come to Sprint.
  13. I used to keep WiFi on whenever I was home, but I noticed that I use my computer for almost everything except calling these days so experimented with keeping WiFi off all the time. ^Besides which, when I changed over to 'unlimited everything' the Sprint Store personnel told me there was no longer any reason to use WiFi!^ Since I have been almost exclusively off WiFi, I've notice that my phone's charge seems to last about twice as long as before. Why would the WiFi connection drain so much power? I did not change any apps, so can't blame another obvious source. ie - with WiFi on most of day, 7 hours till recharge (15% left) -- without WiFi on at all, 15 + hours till recharge (15% left).
  14. I have a Sprint Slate 8" with unlimited data, but the tablet feels inadequate. I can get a Sprint Galaxy Tab A 10.1" for cheap refurb- can I put my Slate SIM card in the Tab A and have it work? It is already a data plan so I am NOT cheating anyone.
  15. This HPUE seems to be working on the other side. Enhancing the equipment to provide "...an average 3dBm increase in performance..." on band 41. Pocketnow article-- http://pocketnow.com/2016/12/13/sprints-hpue
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