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About jonathanm1978

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    Do you believe in Magic (boxes)...
  • Birthday 12/25/1978

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    SGN9 x2,SGS8, and ZTE stuff
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    Computers, building computers/repairing/diagnostics, rooting and rom'ing Android phones, tinkering with random gadgets.

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  1. I don't understand why my note 10 doesn't do volte on b41 from the airwaveLTE
  2. Why does the note 10 and note 9 see the airwave lte as roaming... but the signal check app says I'm on b41. Does the lte LTE airwave not do cdma voice?
  3. You might want to look over my posts in the last month or 2...I've had to deal with the exact same thing. Chances are, you're in the same type of area that I am in...where they allowed MB to work, then discovered they didn't have the proper licensing for it to operate. I'd be ready to get some return boxes ...they are probably gonna want you to send the MB units back. I just got the S1000 femtocell yesterday...I vowed after the Airvana 2.5 that I wouldn't have another femtocell (charged for data from ISP, just to use that same data on my phone and get charged again)...but with unlimited it doesn't matter much. I only agreed to use an LTE femtocell because I'm having fiber 100/100 installed in about a month when it becomes available to us. On my old DSL, not an option at 6meg down, 0.5meg up. Not very happy with that licensing crap...I was under the impression that Sprint had the B41 spectrum by the reigns for the most part. But apparently i'm in one of those areas where they don't.
  4. It's all over now but the crying. I had the flu last week...but during that time, I found out from George Schnelbacher via email that I'm in a "bermunda triangle" per se... Inside the outlined area below is where (I'm guessing) B41 can't be broadcast by Sprint due to licensing ... I"m not understanding this from the license perspective..maybe someone can divulge what the restraints are for this particular area... and why is it off in the middle of bum$$ck Alabama, no where NEAR a major metro area...but splits an area across 2 counties. Makes absolutely NO sense to me.
  5. Nor that I could tell Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  6. Got email that says this is the line. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  7. The addresses are as follows: 1999 old Fayetteville road is congratulations 2000 old Fayetteville road is sorry, not available. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  8. What's funny is it's not even 1 street down. A couple miles down the same road from me, the magic box address checker says it will work
  9. Pick any address around me in a circle and if it's more than about 3 mile in diameter...the magic box says "Congratulations...available".. But, anything near me, within a mile or so...says unavailable. This is absolutely absurd. There's nothing here...no county lines, no weird stuff like airports within a mile or 2..we're talking..my address is dead-a$$ in the middle of the country with the nearest walmart 8 miles away. The closest address that I got for magic box to say it would work was 3 miles up the road on the same road I live on. There's no explanation for that. One little tidbit they seem to be overlooking at Sprint...it's worked FINE for over a year. Since around August of 2017 when I got the very 1st magic box...I've had NO trouble at all. Why all of a sudden now? Nothing has been done to the spectrum holdings in this area!!! One thing that I have seen...Sprint has some B41 here in Sylacauga but it's awful. 40mbps download, 0.5 mbps upload. Great download speeds. Upload either won't test or barely has any speed. Tuning issues I guess.
  10. NO!! The address for Walmart is 41301 US-280, Sylacauga, AL 35150
  11. I can't bring myself to do it...I'm skeered!! I don't understand what's going on...however, maybe it's a good thing that Justin last emailed me 2 days ago saying that "I'm sorry, after meeting with my team, it has been discovered that MB is no longer going to work in your location..." Paraphrasing here..but that's pretty much what he said to me. Then, I conducted my test .....by going to Walmart with my inverter and MB Gold edition... Once I saw that the MB connected and was finally working as it should, I unplugged and came home with it..and put the Gold in place of the Demo Acct magic box..which is where it's at right now and working normally. I took some pics while at Wal-mart of the box connected to the relay, then broadcasting b41 like it should..and also saved my GPS coordinates in a longitude/latitude format...and when I got to my PC at home, I pieced together the photos of the mb, the GPS coordinates, and sent Justin an email saying that I hated to hear about the boxes no longer working..but that I have been using magic boxes flawlessly for over a year (since launch/inception) and never an issue. So it really was bad news for us to hear we can no longer use it after great service for the past 1 year +++. I haven't heard back yet. I hope that's a sign that he took what I said and isn't going to just chalk it up to listening to GIS software... This area should be fine for MB use...and I hope they discover what is causing this entire central AL area to show up as unavail to use magic box in the address tester. I don't know exactly how much area it is but EVERY single address that I've entered in the magic box address site says unavailable. That CANNOT be right...especially with all the bandwidth that Sprint has in this area... CAVEAT: At launch, this area was PERFECTLY APPROVED for a magic box. SOMETHING has changed in their GIS mapping software or location data..not sure what. But my kids raced through their roaming data in 1 week without the magic box being on...it's really starting to bite...
  12. I've already rebooted this box (MB Gold) since I got home -- Someone parked in front of it and caused it to drop..so I rebooted ...and it's done came back on from a reboot. So...it seems as though the location data is dependent on which version of the MB that you have. (Also noted, the display on the MB Gold looks different -- so it obviously has taken a firmware update).
  13. Thanks @belusnecropolis...I counted 2 blocks of 10MHz each of contiguous (if I'm doing it right)..so they have 20MHz total in this area. If they deploy 2 carriers of B41, would that mean that the donor site doesn't have the capability to let my MB connect, or would that not have anything to do with the donor PCI for MB?
  14. I don't want to risk it..but I hope that I hear something back from the CTO of magic box team... If anyone has information that I am wrong about the licensing being changed in the central Alabama area, please let me know...as far as I know though, there's been no major changes in Sprint's spectrum holdings for this area. I have noticed they are deploying some B41 on the towers in Sylacauga..but that shouldn't affect the MB being able to rebroadcast B41. They've had 2CA B25 for months now, and the magic boxes have worked great. Plus, some of the towers that the box is connecting to have ONLY B25/B26 single carriers... I haven't gone in depth with PCI numbers, but I believe there are only 2 towers (out of the 3 total in Sylacauga area) that have B41 and B25. My wife, on her job in Shelby county, told me that the last couple of months her service has gone to sh**...where it used to be great in the control room, now she barely has signal. Not sure what they are doing here in this area...but geolocation data for this area is not great.. Being a firefighter and depending on Active911 to geocode addresses, sometimes we have to just guess at it.. For the most part, geocoding/geolocation works OK...but there are some areas here that we get 911 calls/fire calls and the map data is HORRIBLE!! Maybe this is part of the problem. I really think it's a GIS issue with their mapping software telling them this area isn't validly licensed when in fact it IS validly licensed. Does anyone know or have a resource that I can look to see how much B41/B25/B26 Sprint has in Central AL? I think on B26 they only have 5MHz...I only know that because the EMA won't release that last 5MHz of B26 (our dispatch radios are called "800's" because they are on 800MHz). As an aside, my chief just picked up my Motorola XTS5000 to have it re-programmed for the 700MHz frequency..along with getting a new antenna. But that has nothing to do with this (except hopefully we can get better communication for helping people when they call 911)
  15. SO....I brought the MG Gold home, hooked it up...and VOILA!!! It's working right this minute! This is the same MB Gold that I took to Sylacauga Walmart and connected up!!! Works FINE! I dunno..something is up..
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