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liner81

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About liner81

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    SPH-L710 / FreeGS3 / Trinity Kernel
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    York PA
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  1. Since I received the phone. As soon as I leave the local area it works fine. It's a shentel tower that just isn't right. I went to the next county, a Sprint corporate market, to the closest corporate store and it works flawlessly, perfectly. There it jumps back and forth instantly from LTE to 3g and back. But here there are all sorts of delays and it gets hung up... missed calls, can't dial out... major network issues trying to switch. It will sit happily on LTE and never ring. Complained at 2 Sprint stores, online chat... no resolution yet. Just hoping that the b26/b41 updates will provide a fix. Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
  2. I continue to have problems with calls on this thing. Stock .23 radio, but the dang tower doesn't know that it has CSFB problems, so it still connects via lte... And then no more phone calls. I always have to force 3g only when at or near home. So frustrating. ???? Drive an hour to the nearest corporate store... And of course works absolutely flawlessly. *Sigh* Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  3. Interesting experience just now. I was on sprint chat to complain about my continued (apparent) eCSFB problems with my nexus 5. Chat tech says he 'refreshed my service' and would put a trouble ticket in... And as he was doing this, lo and behold, the phone jumped to band 26. I had enabled the bands previously but never saw them show up until just now. (And the eCSFB appears to work properly on band 26!) This is on the tower north of York at church rd, emigsville, and showing a GCI of 1A! ☺ Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  4. I've also been disappointed with Shentel and apparent lack of continued progress. Bought a Nexus 5, excited about Spark future. But it's got major issues here in York. (North side) Instead I've had nothing but issues... appears like major csfb problems, locks up on lte but then can't make or receive calls. Have to force it to 3G in order to use the phone. Pretty sad to downgrade in order to use the device. (Took it to Sprint shop in Lancaster to complain, worked perfectly on the other side of the river, hopped effortlessly between lte and voice carriers) Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
  5. Can anyone in the York area confirm problems with the circuit switched fallback on a Nexus 5? Is anyone able to stay on LTE? (While actually making / receiving phone calls!) My Nexus 5 was staying on the LTE connection, therefore I was missing calls and unable to dial out. By trying different towers around the local area, I see the phone keeps getting pushed back to 3G as if the towers recognize that csfb won't work. I'm trying to figure out if my home tower is failing to downgrade me to 3G (which it should do because it can't handle csfb) or if there is something else going on... Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
  6. Nope, no Google voice. (Not even installed) I saw that some folks had problems with that. I'm really curious about this. Even just activating was a major issue, took multiple attempts at reprogramming the phone, even then it was sporadic performance. (With failed calls in and out) I may try to take it into a corporate store, but that's almost an hour drive. Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
  7. Oh, they definitely fail. As in wait, wait, wait... Two tone beep, then "call ended" message without ever having rung. Ever since forced switch to 3g calls out have been no problem. I'm thinking it may be local tower issues. Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
  8. Bought a nexus 5 for the wife, and it's driving us both nuts. When trying to place an outgoing call it would take multiple (up to 6) attempts before call would complete. (This while at home, connected to Wi-Fi and global selected for mobile network). I've been reading and understand the fallback issues, but no one mentions outgoing issues... by setting network mode to 3g only seems to help. (Obviously unsatisfactory workaround) Had a devil of a time just getting it activated on the network... is it possible something it's wrong with this particular device? Or do I just need to wait like everyone else and hope the update comes through and helps... Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
  9. And holy cow, they just turned it on. LTE on my living room couch for the win!
  10. These guys are serious about this rollout. More work over the last few days on the water tower west side of exit 24 at I83 in York. Should have pretty good coverage north of 30 once it's online. . Guy at the Sprint store (seemed at least mildly knowledgeable) indicated that the intent was to cover the surrounding areas before moving into the city.
  11. I've noticed that the zoomed in maps seem to update quicker on sensorly. After you map an area, check the map zoomed in first. The database updates the larger area maps a bit later, and the different scale maps don't update simultaneously.
  12. Somewhere out near West Manchester mall... Lost the signal going over the hill southbound on Carlisle near Lowes. Solid LTE indoors at Panera. :-) Fast finger on sensorly captured the area south of 30 to the cemetery. ;-)
  13. Looks like the water tower on the south side of Rt 30 is broadcasting. Probably in testing phase, but good coverage through a good bit of East York. Good speeds, but high ping - only grabbed one speedtest.
  14. LTE live in York. Mapping now with sensorly, solid 20 megs down at Galleria mall. :-)
  15. More work in the York area. Water tower on the west side of 83, exit 24 at Emigsville, has just had NV panels installed (I believe). Interesting site though, only has what appears to be one sector towards the NNE, along 83 northbound. I did not see any other radio units on the tower.
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