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  1. 3 minutes ago, Terrell352 said:

    First you need to find out if there are any N41 antenna on a tmobile tower in your area. They (at least here) will test when they are putting the equipment up. Sometimes the test is 20 mins and sometimes 2-3 hours. This is for N71 btw. It usually goes back offline for 3-6 weeks. The earfcn sometimes will change too so it can make room for N41. I have not seen that yet as this is the first N41 antenna in the marion county FL.

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    But you'd have to assume that T-mobile would be using _some_ of the Sprint towers? In Madison, T-mobile is terrible for signal and if they integrated a few of Sprint's towers, they'd blanket this city very well. I know of a few T-mobile tower locations that I can check on my drive to and from work. (I am keeping up with the thread loosely on the merger)

    Edit: we have the faux "5G" indicator on B66 LTE here in Madison, so the tower is at least broadcasting the 5G for the signal icon, but no actual NR connections that I've seen. 

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  2. 18 minutes ago, Terrell352 said:

    I will they should be testing it at least.

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    How will we know if they're testing it? Will B41 go off line for Sprint LTE?? Do they need more/new equipment on the Sprint towers? (feel free to point me to any article explaining this)

    I have to keep my phone in LTE/CDMA only mode (no 5G) to get any decent signal, but if/when they start testing 5G off Sprint towers I'm not really going to know in this mode. right? I fear Madison will be the last market to get any improvements anytime soon. 

  3. Just now, flyloc2 said:

    My s20+ just started showing sprint|sprint at the top left.  Anybody have that issue.  No problems, but it's really not what I want to show on my screen all the time.

    phone screen.jpg

    ##72786# from dialer will reprovision and remove that. Safe to do. 

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  4. 1 minute ago, mdob07 said:

    Is yours still working well? I've been through 2 of these, tried in different vehicles, used different cables, and both will charge either of my phones about 10% then stop. They also make a very high pitched whining noise when plugged in and charging. 

    Huh, weird. Mine still work just fine. Sorry to hear about yours. 

  5. 😂 Actually DO NOT enable LTE roaming otherwise it hops right back over to T-mobile. Man, this isn't a tenable solution long term. Wisconsin has a lot of huge holes in coverage that uscc lte filled. 

  6. 7 minutes ago, transitwatch889 said:

    I specifically mention this was due to my personal experience. Just to state that before I continue. I experienced that because I enabled Wi-Fi calling while connected to Sprint as the secondary Roaming Network and it disconnected and did not reconnect when moving back over to Wi-Fi to Sprint data. Which at some point prevented my device from reconnecting when trying to establish data and voice afterwards.

    So in case someone attempted what I did at some point, data transmission would not occur  and would leave the network status bar grayed and x'ed out .

    It's just to clear the profile and refresh the system so it does connect. Which is why I made big deal in post in regard to messing with the Wi-Fi calling settings.

    In regards to the CA profiles. They're deactivated with the update at least for me. I was only getting 1 carrier performance when connected to band 41. I enabled CA profiles for band 41 in the service menu screen. I would say use basic knowledge of what bands, Sprint uses for Carrier aggregation. And if you mess up you always can reset.

    I'm not super technical I just read, and pieced it together so I can only give you my success and failures.


    Okay, yes, that's great. Just thought I was missing something. We're all good. And thank you! 

  7. 2 hours ago, transitwatch889 said:

    Wrote this post on reddit see if it helps

    I'm not sure I follow the toggling roaming situation?? None of my roaming has changed and nothing needed to be toggled? 

    Also, you said "enabled CA profiles" as in just checked them all??

    BUT I went back to the Band Selection App and set the priorities back for B41, B25, B26, rebooted, RCS seems to be working now thankfully. The Roaming status is still "not roaming" in SIM card status in settings. I did go into the ##3282# menu and enabled the LTE Roaming, which was the only thing that was "off". Band selection seems to stick fine after reboots, so I'll keep with this for a while and see what's up. Then I'll have to do all this on my wife's phone....yikes. But she'll be pissed if she tries to use her phone outside home, fortunately that hasn't been the case for her. Friggin' nightmare at a time when I (and probably many of us) don't particularly need something else like this to have to deal with. 

  8. 9 minutes ago, preskitt.man said:

    So, several updates:

    1) Called Sprint.  It looks like the Airave is now a paper weight.  Sprint has enabled the Tmobile bands.  They are now the primary ones and the old Sprint bands like 41 (Airave) and 25 (macro cell) are secondary. However, fwiw, the Tmobile towers identify to Sprint phone as native Sprint - not as roaming.

    2) Outside the home, TMobile signal is decent.  Let's me stream music on my morning walks.  Inside the house, I'm on WiFi calling.

    3) MMS seems like a loser over WiFi or WiFi calling.  Tried it with Textra.  They haven't supported MMS over WiFi for several Android releases now.  Tried it and it doesn't work, nor does Pulse nor Samsung Messages nor Android Messages. Guess RCS would work, but most of my friends are on iPhone. Even my daughter, who has a Note 9, is using Pulse, so RCS is a no-go.

    4) Played around a little with Samsung Band Selection app.  Interesting app, but not consistent results.

    5) Did go to Developer Options (had been previously enabled) and Mobile Data Always Active is turned off.

    So they (Sprint) can't turn your phone back to priority for Sprint bands? Over on reddit they were saying that it was a line-by-line activation and that it could be reversed by calling tech support. I'm debating trying that, but thought others might find out first if that works without me wasting tons of time on the phone. 

    My phone is pretty worthless outside WiFi now on the B66....it's new trick has been to latch on to the B4^2 signal, which has a little higher RSRP value but it is just as slow as B66 (1-3 Mbps down, failed uploads). 

    I've tested the Samsung Band Selection app switching over to B41, B25, B26, but then I lose my RCS in Google Messages app. Consistent loss on testing flipping back and forth. I also went into the ##data# edit menu for the band priority and B66 isn't even listed in there. The phone is still listening to B25 priority 1, B26 priority 2, and B41 priority 3, then down on the list, but again, no B66 listed at all. 

    This seems to be truly a cluster F of the highest order reading the comments on Reddit as well. 

  9. 9 hours ago, mmark27 said:

    So I did this with the Band Selection app and my phone's on B41, and status is "not roaming", so 🤷‍♂️. Cell mapper data for T-mobile towers is not great for Madison. I'll monitor any adverse effects. I selected B41, B25, and B26. 

    On the flip side, I did get like 6 phone calls today on B66 which at least 4 of those would have went to voicemail directly on Sprint's network. So I guess I have to pick data or phone calls? 

    RCS seems to not like this setup at all. Says "connecting......." in chat settings in Google Messages. Sucks! 

  10. 10 hours ago, NanoVirus said:

    I used the Samsung Band Selection app. Just make sure roaming is turned on or you won't get a connection to a Sprint band. 


    Now if we get charged for roaming, I can't say, I don't wanna assume anything at this point.

    So I did this with the Band Selection app and my phone's on B41, and status is "not roaming", so 🤷‍♂️. Cell mapper data for T-mobile towers is not great for Madison. I'll monitor any adverse effects. I selected B41, B25, and B26. 

    On the flip side, I did get like 6 phone calls today on B66 which at least 4 of those would have went to voicemail directly on Sprint's network. So I guess I have to pick data or phone calls? 

  11. 4 minutes ago, NanoVirus said:

    I was able to force my phone to stay on B41. Looks like the Sprint bands are coded as native "roaming". The speeds are night and day, I am able to get close to 200Mbps on B41 compared to 15Mbps on Band 66.

    How? did you disable B66? 

  12. Had to run into work early this morning and ran some SCP and Speedtests along the way. Highest I was able to pull anywhere in Madison was 12 Mbps down 10 Mbps up nearer to downtown Madison, but MOST of it was in the 1-3 Mbps range. All stuck on B66 AWS LTE with 5 + 5 CA reported. This performance is abysmal. I was hoping that it was just my local area/tower that was weak. At least off B41 on Sprint I was getting 90+ in most all locations, but even in the slowest areas it would be 5-10. I also assumed that the tower across the street (maybe 400 yards) from me was a stack of Verizon, T-mobile, and Sprint equipment, but it's showing the T-mobile signal coming from a lot further away. My B66 RSRP is steady here at home around -113 to -122 dBm. My B41 was in the -60 dBm range. 

    Overall this is very displeasing. In a situation like I had here last Friday when the morons doing road work cut the cable lines and my whole neighborhood lost WiFi, I was at least able to keep working tethering to my Sprint hotspot from my phone. That won't work at all with this shit B66 signal. I always thought that everyone (ATT, VZW, Tmob, USCC) MUST be better than Sprint around here.....careful what you wish for I guess. 

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  13. On 4/21/2020 at 4:12 PM, Terrell352 said:

    Update 4/28 to enable for any Sprint GS20 series device.

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    Did it happen? I don't seem to have any update available. 

  14. 9 minutes ago, jreuschl said:

    This is sure tempting.. I live in a subpar Sprint and TM network (WI) an I'm wondering if it is better to hold off for the next gen 5G phones and see how the network gets integrated here.

    Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk

    Your immediate area is not in the T-mobile 5G coverage maps (at least Eagle, WI according to your avatar), but there's quite a bit around us when they flip this Sprint S20 on T-mobile 5G switch next week. If T-mobile is anything like Sprint on coverage maps, we likely have more 5G around us but it might not be official on the maps yet. Not like many of us will travel any time soon. 

  15. Did ya'll just get this text? 


    Great news! Sprint has joined the T-Mobile family. Your Galaxy S20 5G will have access to the T-Mobile nationwide 5G network so ensure your phone's software is up to date. Learn more at http://s.sprint.com/mCY4xmC


    Actually around my area in Madison shows quite a bit of T-mobile 5G coverage. Very interesting. 

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  16. Is anyone else having a problem with the Do Not Disturb Mode to be turned on as scheduled? I can not get the phone to respect the DND hours as scheduled. It never trips over, I have to do it manually every night and turn it off in the morning. Everything else seems to work fine on "as scheduled" like on/off AOD, and restart device.

  17. 2 minutes ago, mdob07 said:

    I got the Buds+ with my Ultra also. Loving them so far, love that you can charge the case wirelessly. Ive never had the older version to compare but the ambient sound mode on these is great as long as I don't have my volume up too load. It's great for working at my desk. Setup was super easy, as soon as I opened the case the first time the galaxy wearable app popped up on my phone and asked if I wanted to pair.be3d5e3c597aff00400fd46a81934ac8.jpg

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    Yes, I love and use the Galaxy Buds daily. Samsung did a great job with them after a few software updates fixed some of the bluetooth static when you're in bright sun (proximity sensor would trigger), hoping the + improves upon it. Also hoping the case is exactly the same size or smaller (preferrably) as it lives in my pocket. 

  18. My Samsung Credit just was approved and delivered via email with a coupon code. 

    Picked up the Galaxy Buds+ in black for $0.00 with $0.00 expedited shipping. Pretty stoked. 

    Now I can relegate my white Buds to running duties. I feared sweating them to an untimely death. 


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