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Everything posted by mmark27

  1. My exact experience with trying to deal with this. It's ridiculous and no one could put the prices back to where they were. I had to give up as to not have an aneurysm. Again, it wasn't because of the "Taxes Included", the total bill is $50-ish more a month and we actually went to cheaper phones this round for payment plan, so it's likely even more, but I just can't deal with this.
  2. I would assume though that any phone through this would be TNX'ed. When I TNX'ed all 5 of my lines, they switched us over to a T-mobile plan that is more expensive than what I was paying when it was the Sprint plan. A frustration that CS was not able to help me with, so we're just stuck into paying $50 more a month in total (and it wasn't because fees were rolled into price, meaning my monthly total is $50 higher). However, if you don't TNX all your lines, then perhaps you keep the Sprint plan?
  3. Beefy at 1 giggle in size. Available on my TNX SIM too.
  4. Yes, I've seen that scam shield rarely works for me as well. I'm on TNX so I don't have call screener app anymore just the reported "superior" scam shield, but it doesn't seem to work very well. I get scam texts and calls quite a bit.
  5. Are there network reset codes for TNX (Tmobile) like there was for Sprint (##72786#)?? One of my lines (S21 5G) in the St. Louis area is dropping calls after 3 mins very consistently. It appears to happen on WiFi-calling and on TMO network. We're all on TNX for my 5 lines. Anyone have any thoughts?
  6. This is market specific. The Milwaukee and Madison market has been updated with the "layer cake" treatment and for me on TNX R15 SIM (Sprint S21 Ultra), I get B25,26,41 from Sprint. I roam on ATT and VZW occasionally. Most time is all T-Mobile for me but frequently Sprint. So those like my markets, TNX is excellent. But sounds like Raleigh is not one of those markets.
  7. I believe all towers at least that was my experience with TNA here in my market (Madison, WI), but could be market by market? Of course, it'll use the TMO towers first and fallback on Sprint when TMO is the weaker or absent signal. I found in my usage on TNA I would pop on and off TMO and Sprint towers but had great "coverage" however, the speeds weren't always the best. (they are better on TNX on the same towers for my market)
  8. lol, the one morning I didn't check! S21 Ultra on TNX also downloading same update ending xxxxAUAG
  9. TNA just moves your tower priority to TMO first, then Sprint fallback (roaming, but native). Can't really go too wrong in that case, IMO. TNA vs TNX is another story based on your market. My market uses Sprint B41, 25, 26 just fine on TNX so it's been a glorious improvement of service and speeds, but TNA seems like a no brainer. TNX is super nice though for many other reasons I've found -> I actually get phone calls and texts in a timely manner, the WiFi-calling actually works to send MMS messages, and the HD voice seems more stable. YMMV
  10. My S21 Ultra has been doing just fine. I do know that the Optimize Battery Usage (Settings > Apps > three dots > Special Access > Optimize Battery Usage) is very aggressive on the newer One UI on my S20+ previously. SCP was dying on me frequently until I prevented it from Optimizing Battery Usage on the app. Not sure if this is related or helps anyone, but helped my issues.
  11. I'll admit, I'm not sure where I find the "stand alone" information? Is it when it's connected to 5G-NR and that's the only signal shown in SCP??? I notice that in the areas where I had "5G" with my Sprint SIM through B66 now has "5G-NR" as the only thing (or section) reported in SCP. There's no LTE-AWS reported or any other type of signal.
  12. Got this case today and it's exactly what I'm looking for. Very thin polycarbonate material, cut out for buttons. Not big on large drop protection, but much thinner in the pocket. If anyone else needs a minimalist case for cheap. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08PV565DT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  13. Yes, I learned this by trial.....went TNX and I get all Sprint LTE bands just fine. My 5G NR is very fast, far faster than with my Sprint SIM. When on strong Sprint signal, I get Sprint bands. Very pleased with this S21 Ultra on TNX!
  14. So the TNX SIM had me connecting to B25, B26, B41 on Sprint just fine. Roamed on ATT, VZW, and my T-mobile NR 5G speeds were well over 100 mbps down, 25ish up. On these same 5G signals with Sprint SIM, the speeds were abysmal. Very happy thus far with my TNX plunge! This S21 Ultra is pretty awesome and really not that much bigger than my S20+ in the hand, really. Clearly heavier, but really solid performance thus far.
  15. I bit the bullet and put the T-Mobile SIM card in my s21 ultra. I am connecting to Sprint b41 just fine.
  16. Floorguy, you are on Sprint SIM (ROMAHOME) and not getting calls?? I rarely get calls on my S20+ with Sprint SIM. Telemarketers get through just fine, but people on my plan usually go to VM or nothing like you said. I'm feverishly trying to decide if I want to use the TNX SIM that is in the box with our new S21 phones. I too live very near a Sprint tower that I believe is a keep site, but the nearest TMO tower is quite some distance away...so the interim might be rough.
  17. Is this true with a TNX SIM also? or only a Sprint SIM?
  18. Spoke to my friend at T-Mobile about the TNX SIMs.... apparently TNX is targeted. It's based on your top 20 pinged towers over a month. If TMO, you get the TNX SIMs. It doesn't really matter for 5G devices though, all of our devices are automatically put on to TMO and roam on Sprint. So if you don't get one in your box, the former applies to you, you ping more Sprint towers. But getting the TNX won't necessarily degrade your network experience, however there's no going back to Romahome after your number goes to TNX. (According to him) I think that if they don't send you one, then I wouldn
  19. ha ha. Nice bait and switch The New T-mobile. Says both phones shipped in my order. Only the S21+ in the box, S21 Ultra on backorder according to the invoice. No TNX SIM in box either. Thanks??
  20. I'm really on the fence about putting in the TNX sim too. My area has better Sprint coverage, though I usually am on B66 from T mobile. Maybe I'll activate with the Sprint SIM at first and see how it goes. Can we switch back to the Sprint SIM if we use the TNX SIM?? I am very unfamiliar with SIMs and whatnot.
  21. Guh, so Sprint SIM comes in the phone and we still have to go to a lousy T-mobile store to get the TNX SIM??? My sister just upgraded an iphone and it was the same deal there, Sprint SIM in phone, no TNX SIM in package. My delivery is today UPS just notified me.
  22. Aaand, now I have shipping notification for both phones. Sweet.
  23. Ordered the S21 Ultra 512GB and S21 plus 128GB. Ultra says shipping 2/2-2/17? You guys see the same? Excited for the camera revamp and laser autofocus on the S21 Ultra. Very glad I held out on the S20 Ultra last year. Also hopeful that they actually ring when people call me. Lol, The New T-Mobile.
  24. Finally out for Sprint TNA this morning
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