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  1. Paynefanbro

    Galaxy S9 Series user thread

    Likewise for the unlocked version. It makes sense.
  2. Paynefanbro

    Galaxy S9 Series user thread

    The guy that said this on reddit later clarified and said "the week of the 17th, not on the 17th" but we'll see.
  3. I think they meant uncapped when they said Full HD because the Unlimited Plus plan caps you at around 12Mbps and 1080p.
  4. Paynefanbro

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    How many times are you gonna write this same comment?
  5. Paynefanbro

    [PSA] Sprint announces GEN3 (4th iteration) Magic Box

    How do I give back my old one and get one of these lol?
  6. Paynefanbro

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    This was to expected though. With virtually every big merger the FCC does this. I'm sure Sprint and T-Mobile already accounted for this.
  7. I completely agree. My guess is that they're planning to use Sprint's PCS and SMR to bolster the LTE network and pray that it handles the influx of 50 Million+ customers. They're probably going to try aggregating 20x20 PCS with 20x20 AWS and 5x5 SMR or 5x5 Band12 in most areas. In urban areas, they'd likely rely on LAA and either Band 4 or Band 25 to achieve gigabit speeds over LTE.
  8. True, I forgot about them wanting to shunt all 2.5GHz LTE traffic to AWS and using 2.5GHz for 5G as soon as possible.
  9. It has nothing to do with lack of confidence in the merger. Sprint already had the funding for these upgrades lined up before the merger announcement so they're going to spend it no matter what. If Sprint doesn't keep operating as normal and the merger doesn't go through, then that would be a year of potential upgrades wasted. By choosing to go full speed ahead on upgrades, they're in a win-win scenario. If the merger doesn't go through, they're still well positioned network-wise to compete with the other 3 carriers. And if it does go through, they'll only have to move equipment from the decommissioned sites to new T-Mobile sites instead of having to put in a whole new order for a ton of equipment.
  10. My guess is that it's because it's cheaper than the 8 while offering pretty similar network performance, camera performance, and hardware specs. If you wanted to go with a current generation iPhone, it'd be better to get the iPhone X instead of spending money on a 8 when a 7 is just as good.
  11. It's likely the lack of Band 26 that's hurting the reliability score. Sprint just needs to invest in small cells to fill in what gaps there are in network coverage.
  12. Paynefanbro

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    The feature phone market grew over the last year while smartphone sales shrank. Emerging markets are still purchasing flip phones at a high rate thanks to things like KaiOS offering smartphone features in them. Google has invested in KaiOS so now even flip phones have Google Assistant built in.
  13. That jump in El Paso is extremely notable because it has historically been one of Sprint worst major markets. In half a year Sprint went from being not recommendable at all to being able to say they only slightly worse than Verizon and AT&T.
  14. Paynefanbro

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    That's what I'm thinking. They may just leave a sliver of 1x left for legacy purposes but get rid of the rest.
  15. Paynefanbro

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Verizon still has 1x active.