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  1. crazy_vag

    Official Google Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL Thread

    I got my SIM in the mail yesterday. It's Part Number: SIMOLW416TQ. My Pixel 3 XL is still a day away, so it'll arrive on Monday, unless Fedex delivers on Saturday or Sunday.
  2. CDMA data is certainly congested to point of being unusable, but 3G voice is something that I've never had trouble with. I think the biggest push for Sprint is Verizon's shutdown of CDMA by in December of 2019. If Sprint is still relying for 1x for voice without VoLTE, then they'll have serious trouble getting handset manufacturers to make a CDMA handset only for Sprint. They might be in a position where the premier phones no longer support CDMA. In 2018, Google Pixel and iPhone still contain CDMA chips, but what if that's not the case in 2019?
  3. crazy_vag

    UK Roaming Experience

    Best treat is Japan. Thanks to Softbank, you get free high speed roaming everywhere.
  4. crazy_vag

    Official Google Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL Thread

    Not sure if I should laugh or cry at fact that each year, Sprint requires a new SIM or is incapable of field upgrading the existing ones.
  5. crazy_vag

    Official Google Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL Thread

    Geez... Am I reading this chart right? Pixel 1, 2 and 3 all require different SIM????
  6. crazy_vag

    Official Google Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL Thread

    I had to get a new SIM when going from Pixel 1 to Pixel 2. Hopefully, this won't be necessary when going from Pixel 2 to Pixel 3 which should be arriving on Monday for me. And someday, we'll get the eSIM working, but that might require CDMA to be decommissioned.
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    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Turn off LTE and WiFi and try it... won't hurt.
  8. crazy_vag

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Went to Carrier Settings for "Update PRL" and "Updated device config", and LTE is back on. Gotta wonder why that's needed.
  9. crazy_vag

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    I came from Oeo. I wasn't in Beta, but wanted to see if August Security update was out. I saw this instead and installed it.
  10. crazy_vag

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Upgraded my Pixel 2 XL to Pie, and now phone won't connect to LTE. I'm stuck on EHDRPD. Heads up or let me know if you run into the same problem. I've only tried toggling airplane mode and settings without success. Will keep updated when I figure it out.
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    [PSA] Generation "3" Magic Box has arrived!

    I finally got one, and it's gen3 with a screen. I turned it on, but it got stuck around 80% during bootup. I pressed "Power Off" from the onscreen menu to restart it, but without a power button, I can't turn it on. LOL!
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    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    I've moved from Pixel XL to Pixel 2 XL. I think the reception is worse than in Pixel 1 XL. I've got very low reception in my condo, so my phone is usually parked on Band 26. In rooms where I used to get calls, I see Pixel 2 XL with RSRP of -114 - 116. In blunt terms, my phone doesn't always ring anymore. In the meantime, still waiting for that magic box that we qualified for back in June.
  13. crazy_vag

    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    Yikes, my phone is arriving tomorrow. How sure are we that my Pixel 1 sim from Sprint won't work in Pixel 2? Any hope of picking up the sim at your local friendly sprint store?
  14. crazy_vag

    Huawei Nexus 6P (was [Rumor] Huawei Nexus phone?)

    I've been checking Ampere over the last year, and when the phone was new, the battery rarely went over 30C. These days, you pick it up to check email, and the battery temperature shoots up to 40+C. Battery life is taking a hit these days. My Nexus 6P did that after only 6 months, but it's clear that batteries in the Google Phones aren't designed to last more than 6-12 months.
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    Pixel 2 XL Preview/User Thread

    I'm not quite ready for losing the headphone jack, so might stick with my Pixel XL 128GB for one more year. While I see usb-c someday being a solution along with bluetooth, but when you're traveling and trying to watch a movie on your seatback screen, you better have headphones that work with the headphone jack. Getting lightning or USB-C or BT headphones doesn't solve that problem. argh. Buying more dongles or new headphones doesn't resound well with my mantra of traveling light. Now, if Sprint + TM merger happens AND Pixel 2 supports B71.... that might be a different story.