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About Galaxyguy

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  • Birthday September 12

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    S8+, Tab E 8.0
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    Woodstock, VA (Shentel market)
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  1. Galaxyguy

    Calling Plus (VoLTE "Lite")

    And just like that, it started working again. Not sure why it didn't work all day, but came back on around 10pm. It's really weird that it didn't work all day and now it's working again.
  2. Galaxyguy

    Calling Plus (VoLTE "Lite")

    Reviving an old thread to ask for help. Yesterday, calling plus worked on my S8+. Today, it won't connect to calling plus. I turn it on in the settings, but the icon doesn't show up next to the LTE bars at the top of the screen as usual. I tried restarting, deleting the cache partition, dialing ##72786# to reprovision the network, a profile and PRL update, and nothing has worked. It continues to use 1x for calls. My wife's S8 active is connecting to calling plus, so it's not a network issue here. Anybody have any other ideas? There are times I need data to work when I make a call. I've had this phone for over a year and this is the first issue I've had with calling plus not connecting.
  3. Galaxyguy

    Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    Could that be in preparation for upcoming VoLTE?
  4. Has anyone else noticed how calling plus on LTE seems to be doing much better now than when it was first implemented? Not sure what they tweaked in the past few months, but it seems pretty close to 1x reliability and quality now, at least for me. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  5. Galaxyguy

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Thanks for the quick reply. With living right near their headquarters, I was hoping it was going to be favorable to them, which is just what it looks like. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  6. Galaxyguy

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I don't know if this was already asked or not, but what would happen to the Shentel agreement if the merger is approved? Would Shentel keep their current area under the new combined company and be rebranded under T-mobile? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  7. Galaxyguy

    Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    Looks like a new update this morning. Weighs in at 203 MB. Ends in RC5. Hopefully this will fix the double sound notifications. *Edit: This does update the security patch to March 1st. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  8. It's pretty here. My wife and I moved here in 2006 from PA and we haven't ever really wanted to leave. I live in Woodstock and work in Front Royal, both pretty decent towns. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  9. That looks like one of the two that are already there. I'll have to ride up there to check it when I get a chance. There were two B25 only small cells that were installed there a couple years back. Maybe they upgraded them to B41? I'll check it out when I have time. I only live about a mile from the school. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. Galaxyguy

    Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    Hopefully it's better than the "CRAP" update.
  11. Galaxyguy

    Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    I just read on Android Central that Samsung pulled the Oreo update for the S8. I guess we'll all be waiting a bit longer now. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  12. Don't forget to change your market label in your profile. You're in the Shentel market now.
  13. Galaxyguy

    Streaming Services Chat

    I believe it says he's getting Hulu for free, which Sprint customers can get as long as they are on an unlimited plan. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. Warning: Long, but worth the read. I just wanted to give a good customer service experience with Shentel. On one sector of the tower closest to my house (Woodstock, VA), B26 had zero data throughput. I am mainly on B41 at my house, but on occasion I would drop to B26. Anything I was doing would get cut off, which was frustrating. Through the Sprint app, I submitted some network data tickets, but nothing ever happened. So after about 6 weeks, I sent a Facebook message to the Shentel FB account one evening before work with details on the problem, including the GCI of the B26 sector and the address of the tower. I work nights, so I didn't wake up until about 2PM the next day and saw I had missed 5 calls from a Shentel Employee. It was the RF Engineering Manager. I called him back and he thanked me for my detailed message and he said when they checked the stats on the tower, they realized they had an issue. They actually shut down that sector on B26 so phones wouldn't connect to the bad band/sector. He told me the RRH went bad and they had already put in an order for a crew to replace it. He all but offered me a job and thanked me for helping them diagnose the issue. He told me I should stop by sometime and talk to him. Long story short, I may go have a chat with him sometime, but I don't know that I would leave what I'm doing now. Anyway, fast forward a few days and I got a call from a field RF engineer who told me they had just fixed the issue and did some other tweaks to the tower to make speeds better. He told me he is responsible for the general area around me and told me to save his number and call him directly if I ever notice anything else. I also got some info from him about future upgrades for this area. He said they are waiting on Sprint to approve them adding a 20x20 B25 carrier, but that should happen soon. He told me there is already a 15x15 B25 carrier active near me that I'm going to try to see if I can connect to it. That tower also has B41 so it may be a bit of a challenge to get my phone to connect to it. One last thing, they are close to adding a third B41 carrier to have 3xCA in this area. He said that should happen soon too. A couple days later I noticed that there are now two 10x10 B25 carriers live on my "home tower." There used to only be one 10x10 and one 5x5. I wish I could have asked him about this, but I didn't know at the time I talked to him. I'm guessing this may be the speed tweaks that he mentioned. This is all good news for this area and hopefully he and I can keep in touch. I asked if he could give me a tour of a tower one day and he said he would check with his boss to see if he could do it. I hope that I can do that someday.
  15. Galaxyguy

    Calling Plus (VoLTE "Lite")

    In the Shentel market, I have had good results with LTE calling plus. I was in the Richmond area though a few days ago and it kept breaking up when I was on I-95. I just hung up, turned off calling plus and called the person back. As far as the comment about what bands VoLTE should use, calling plus seems to switch between bands with no loss of audio, so I don't see why it would really matter what band it uses. Just let it do it's own thing and go between bands just as "regular" data does. With voice packets having priority, it should be a good system in the end. I hope it happens sooner than later though. It really is nice to be able to look something up while on a call, or to have Google maps running in the car while on a bluetooth call and still getting updated traffic info.
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