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Paynefanbro last won the day on November 7 2018

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  1. Paynefanbro

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    That's exactly what they mean by that. They said it in one of their press releases sometime late last year. Not too long ago people used to make fun of Sprint for having so many roaming agreements. Now they're spinning it into a positive.
  2. It's being marketed to non-business users. It's only called business messaging because businesses would be using it to contact people. It would basically replace chats and those weird text messages you get from businesses that'd you have to reply "STOP" to. If you've ever you've ever contacted a business that's using a Facebook Messenger bot, it's similar to that. It has plenty of cool uses.
  3. Sprint demoed RCS business messaging at MWC all the way back in 2017 so hopefully that'll be announced soon too.
  4. Paynefanbro

    Samsung Galaxy S8 & Dual Sim/Duos

    Galaxy S8/S8+ OneUI beta starts today in some countries. It should hit the U.S. soon. https://www.sammobile.com/2019/01/16/galaxy-s8-galaxy-s8-plus-one-ui-beta-open/
  5. Paynefanbro

    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    In Brooklyn too.
  6. Paynefanbro

    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    It's pretty cool. I wish it were Google Assistant instead of Alexa though. I've already gone all-in on the Google Home ecosystem.
  7. Paynefanbro

    AT&T LTE and Network Discussion

    There were a number complaints about their live demos where they wouldn't let anyone hold the phone and the connection being so fragile that if someone walked in front of the phone the signal would drop considerably. We all know what Verizon and AT&T are capable of but when it came down to it, they screwed up their demo and tech sites ran with it and began posting articles about why you shouldn't be excited about 5G, etc. That said, the 5G Evolution name is bad and there really isn't any excuse for calling LTE another name except to con everyone into thinking that your 5G network is larger than it is. AT&T and Verizon won't have giant 5G networks initially so AT&T is only changing the name of the LTE network to make it seem like they have much more 5G coverage than they do. Just like when they called HSPA+ 4G when Verizon and Sprint were building their actual 4G networks out. T-Mobile's 600MHz network might be slow but at least it'll actually be 5G-NR.
  8. Paynefanbro

    AT&T LTE and Network Discussion

    Sadly Verizon and AT&T's bad demos are affecting people's excitement for 5G as a whole. At this point it looks like Sprint is the only carrier doing 5G right but because Sprint is the redheaded stepchild of the wireless industry, no tech site is taking the time to acknowledge them.
  9. Paynefanbro

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    What is 28mm 5G? Do you mean 28GHz?
  10. Paynefanbro

    Galaxy S9 Series user thread

    I don't think Sprint is aggregating Band 25 and Band 26 anywhere currently. Also to activate WiFi calling you have to go into the dialer settings. It's at the bottom.
  11. Paynefanbro

    AT&T LTE and Network Discussion

    AT&T is leading the 5G misinformation campaign like they did when they labeled HSPA+ as 4G all those years ago. They're going to start making their phones show 5GE (for 5G Evolution) in the status bar when they're connected to their LTE Advanced network and when devices are actually connected to 5G-NR it'll show 5G+ in the status bar. This seems like it's in reaction to the fact that their actual 5G-NR network won't be as widely available as Sprint Band 41 deployment or T-Mobile's 600MHz deployment so in an effort to convince their customers that they're better than they actually are, they are doing this. https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/21/18151764/att-5g-evolution-logo-rollout-fake-network
  12. Paynefanbro

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    These two would never be imposed conditions. They're too open to interpretation to enforce. As it stands T-Mobile already tries to act like they're coverage is as "good" as Verizon when we all know that to not be the case.
  13. Paynefanbro

    Network Vision/LTE - Boston Market (all of Massachusetts)

    People never believed me when I mentioned Sprint's improving density and faster speeds. I still hope that they work on suburban density because there are areas where my phone switches between 1 bar of EVDO and 1 bar of LTE in Newton. They have been deploying small cells in Newton though since I did find one a few months ago but more would help.