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  1. Tim YuSprint 4G Rollout UpdatesThursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:01 PM PDT It's been a long time coming for Sprint through many trials and tribulations. Now it's finally here! S4GRU was able to obtain confirmations that Sprint is finally ready and prepared to enable Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for subscribers to manually opt into in select markets across the country this coming September. See list at the bottom. As a refresher here are some of the essential points about VoLTE applicable to Sprint: Calls placed over VoLTE will have the QOS tag unlike the current Calling Plus configuration on numerous Sprint devices Like Calling Plus, VoLTE will have no fallback to the legacy 1x voice network. Calls will drop if the LTE signal drops. The voice codec is AMR-WB which one can experience with Calling Plus calls and matches the other carriers VoLTE setups. At this point and time S4GRU does not have a list of compatible VoLTE devices though we do speculate that any device currently running Calling Plus should be able to tap into that very same IMS core Calling Plus utilizes via true VoLTE. In addition, recent Apple iPhone's seems like a sure bet as some users have already experienced VoLTE in live field tests conducted by Sprint. For the non Sprint branded BYOD devices like Google Pixels or unlocked Moto devices the future is quite murky indeed. Sprint VoLTE Soft Launch Market Map See this for map of all Sprint market boundaries Sprint VoLTE Soft Launch Markets .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:black;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;border-color:black;} .tg .tg-wk8r{background-color:#ffffff;border-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;vertical-align:top} Atlanta / Athens Austin Baltimore Boston Central Jersey Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Colorado Columbus DFW East Kentucky East Michigan Ft. Wayne / South Bend Houston Idaho Indianapolis Kansas LA Metro Las Vegas Long Island Miami / West Palm Milwaukee Minnesota Missouri Nashville New York City Norfolk North Wisconsin Northern Jersey Oklahoma Oregon / SW Washington Orlando Philadelphia Metro Phoenix Pittsburgh Richmond San Antonio SF Bay South Bay South Texas Southern Jersey Tampa Toledo Upper Central Valley Utah Washington DC West Iowa / Nebraska West Virginia
  2. Fascinating experience yesterday with ALU 8T8R and Nokia 2.5 small cells. Surprisingly I have not dropped to EVDO / 1x in this 800'less market. 1900 holds on for dear life. Oh and 3xCA B41 4x4 MIMO on 2.5 helps too I guess?
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    Network Vision/LTE - San Diego Market

    Oh hello San Diego .... what do we have here... 4x4 MIMO huh! Lets check with the S9+... Weird... Wonder if 3CA is affecting it... (checks pixel 3 CA vs S9+ no CA enabled) Hmm... i wonder what'll happen if I disable 4x4 B41 MIMO on the S9+... vroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom.
  4. I'll try and keep this as updated as possible as information becomes available. Maybe i'll find one time to do one for all of Sprints devices eventually...
  5. lilotimz

    The S4GRU BYOD Sim Compatibility Chart

    SIMOLW506TQ or SIMGLW406TQ. Ill do it when i'm back home next weekend.
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    LG G5 User Thread (LG-LS992)

    For those who have acquired the LG G5 & want to talk about it.
  7. Mines been broken for months but yes it's changed to that. Sprint chat support and retail stores can manually change options for you if requested but you cannot change anything yourself anymore. (1st hand experience two days ago)
  8. For all things magic box.
  9. Dualband 1.9 + 2.5 with the right a quad port 750 MHz antenna.
  10. RRH-P4 1.9 4T4R CDMA / LTE RRH-V3 2.5 8T8R LTE RFD01P 750 MHz 4T4R LTE Triband 750 / 1900 / 2500 Samsung configuration.
  11. Tim YuSprint 4G Rollout UpdatesFriday, June 8, 2018 - 3:00 PM PDT It has been a little over a year since the first Magic Box publicly available was announced. In the time since then since the Airunity 545 "GEN 1" was announced, minor revisions were done as "GEN 2" with the Airunity 544 sporting a LCD display and subsequently the Airunity 546 having an more aesthetically pleasing exterior. All LCD display models are known as "GEN 2" respectively. Come next week starting on June 11th, 2018, the GEN 2 Magic Box's (AU544/546) will be considered out of stock and a GEN 3 Magic Box will take over the reigns in the beginning of July 2018. Though information on this new unit is scarce, information attained by S4GRU does suggest the new revision may potentially contain user accessible USB Type A ports and have a slightly lower transmit power. More to come as S4GRU discovers additional information about this GEN 3 Magic Box.
  12. PLM-NIDS can be used to prioritize or have special eNB side configurations for connected devices. It's why Magic Box's / LTE UE Relays have a specific PLMNID they connect to.
  13. lilotimz

    Sprint to Begin VoLTE Soft Launch in September

    I was wondering why there was 47 entries rather than 49 last night... Will Correct in a bit. Corrected*
  14. Cough Cough. http://s4gru.com/entry/432-sprint-to-begin-volte-soft-launch-in-september/
  15. Yay for Nokia / Ericsson finally getting that working! So it looks like you're on 64 QAM UL (~14 mbps per 2x stream) in 2 UL CA to get that speed. Maybe even 4x4 MIMO is live!
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    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    Yes it's that site. Nexgen & I geolocated it earlier today with a little help of the drydock crane, marina, roof architecture, and S4GRU sponsor maps. If anyone want to visit that site with a rooted device running NSG it'd be very appreciated.
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    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    +33% on DL theoretically.
  18. lilotimz

    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    It was confirmed via NSG screens which gets its information directly from the QC modem.
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    Network Vision/LTE - New York City Market

    256 / 64 QAM is live in NYC market ALU 8T8R equipment.