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Everything posted by Paynefanbro

  1. If Sprint can just prove to CNET and others that you don't need to be within line of site of a cell site to get decent speeds, they'll already be ahead of the pack even if they can't provide gigabit peaks like VZW. For these Verizon tests the press were encouraged to stand a certain distance away from the site and to face the antenna, etc. Sprint should just give the device to them and tell them they can roam free.
  2. 5G coverage is shown on the coverage map for the first round of cities. (Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and Kansas City) https://coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.jsp?
  3. Tests of Verizon's 5G network using the S10 5G are significantly better in terms of throughput but coverage is still not the greatest. Max speeds of 1.3Gbps. https://www.cnet.com/news/galaxy-s10-5g-speeds-past-1gbps-in-our-real-world-verizon-tests/
  4. If you go to HTC's website you'll see it has support for pretty much every U.S. LTE band, so no.
  5. A few more details now that Sprint has announced a release date for the 5G Hub.
  6. Yeah. Looking online people are saying that it brought the April security update. I must've imagined seeing April before the update.
  7. I just got an update on my unlocked S10+ but I don't know what it was for. It's still on the April security patch.
  8. I was taking a look at the HTC 5G Hub that's supposed to be launching on Sprint sometime this month. It looks like it could technically be Sprint's first foray into the WISP space. On HTC's site they mention it as a sort of replacement for your WiFi router with the ability to connect up to 20 devices to it. I wonder what data caps will be on this when it launches and what they plan on charging people for using it? It seems to be a lot of things smashed into one device. It's combining a wireless router, a streaming box, and a cloud gaming device all into one. It also has support for pretty much every U.S. LTE band. https://www.htc.com/us/5g/htc-5g-hub/
  9. 1. Each hardware manufacturer will have to come up with their own DSS implementation since Ericsson's DSS only works on Ericsson hardware meaning that only portions of networks using Ericsson equipment will be able to utilize it for now. Additionally, I'm doubtful that Steve Scarlett is trying to spread FUD about it considering it would be in their best interest to implement it as well for their hardware, he's just being realistic about the drawbacks of it. 2. The network upgrade is DSS since it's a software upgrade for 5G compatible radios. 3. I don't see anywhere that they used an "off the shelf 4G smartphone" for their test. Their press release says they used an Intel 5G device at MWC. DSS is merely a stopgap until carriers can get fresh mid-band spectrum to deploy 5G on or shut down their LTE networks completely in favor of 5G-NR.
  10. Spectrum Sharing also requires compatible devices on the handset side. The more I read about it, the less it seems like the saving grace it was made out to be.
  11. C-band is further from becoming a reality than CBRS is right now considering there still hasn't been a decision made about if satellite operators should be able to sell it or if it should be auctioned off. And even then, it'll probably cost an arm and a leg to acquire. CBRS is shared spectrum that will likely be split up into a ton of chunks which doesn't exactly make it pristine mid-band spectrum. Sprint's advantage is that 2.5GHz not only has better propagation characteristics, but that the whole 120MHz+ is available to them virtually nationwide. The main advantage of CBRS is that it will likely be the first "global" 5G band and will be useful for roaming purposes. For that reason, I could see Sprint along with every other carrier and cable co trying to get some of it.
  12. Love my S10+ so far. Yesterday I had nearly 6 hours of screen-on time and had 25% remaining by the end of the day.
  13. These issues that you guys have sound like when I got my HTC One M8. My first one had issues just like you guys are describing but a device swap fixed that. I don't ever think they figured out what the problem was but I just assumed that I got a lemon. Luckily I haven't experienced any of the issues you guys are mentioning with my S10+.
  14. As of the most recent update, when you use reverse wireless charging the phone will flash a blue LED by the heart rate sensor to tell you it's on and when you place a device on it to charge, the LED turns red to let you know it's charging.
  15. Samsung has been really good about getting updates to the unlocked devices pretty much at the same time as carrier branded devices this time around.
  16. I also got the March security patch on my unlocked S10+.
  17. It's server side and comes through the Galaxy Apps store on its own. I got it this morning.
  18. I didn't forget. I misunderstood and thought he meant the first 5G phone in general, not on Sprint.
  19. The first 5G phone release in the US is the Galaxy S10 5G which will be available online for Verizon customers starting April 18th and won't be available in stores until May. Sprint already announced that they're launching their 5G network in May so they won't be launching the day of the first 5G phone release.
  20. I absolutely didn't. My quote about 26% of the population living in those metro areas is inclusive of their urban sprawl, which is why I used the term "metro" and not "city limits". Additionally, it's only ~240 Million outside of those metro areas. That said, some area has to be first and Sprint is right to tackle the most populous metros first as those are the areas where most of their customers come from and will have the fastest return on investment. Eventually the rest of the country will get 5G speeds. Sprint isn't U.S. Cellular. They can't afford to focus on rural areas where they're already in a weaker position overall until their stronger areas are doing well. That's why Sprint is now able to deploy Band 41 to most of their cell sites after years of serious investment in larger metros and lagging investment outside of them.
  21. You say the top 10 cities as if that's statistically insignificant. The top 10 metro areas contain 26% of the population of the U.S. and that ranking doesn't even include cities like San Francisco, Detroit, Seattle, Baltimore, San Diego, etc.
  22. I'm well aware of their mmWave licenses. That's still an extremely small coverage area and T-Mobile will be tasked with covering whole cities with mmWave with half the capex of Verizon or AT&T.
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