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fizzicsguy last won the day on October 16 2017

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  1. Alas, things have reverted back to the way they were. It was a great few days though. 😞
  2. Sounds exactly like the call I had with tech support back when I was trying to sort out extended roaming with Appalachian wireless. Even second-tier support seemed to not understand what extended roaming really meant. However on a more exciting note, for the last few days I've been holding Appalachian B12 LTE while still connected to Sprint 800. I am one happy camper!
  3. fizzicsguy

    LG V30

    System update was just pushed for the V30. May security patch.
  4. This should be a new contest for S4GRU: $5 per guess as to why danlondish345 was banned from said property.
  5. fizzicsguy

    Sprint & T-Mobile Roaming Agreement

    Happened to my v30 last night as well, will try and test this afternoon.
  6. fizzicsguy

    Sprint & T-Mobile Roaming Agreement

    Maybe the difference is between traditional roaming (counts against your roaming limit) and roaming on extended LTE (which does not). I have seen SCP show Sprint 1X and Appalachian LTE simultaneously but when this happens it is very short-lived and I do not actually have data availability. The LTE signal quickly goes away and only the 1X remains. Of course this raises the question: Once T-Mobile roaming is activated and only Sprint 1X is available will phones connect to T-Mobile LTE if available? Will T-Mobile roaming be traditional or extended?
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    Sprint & T-Mobile Roaming Agreement

    East KY here. Check out the coverage map between Paintsville, Prestonsburg, and Pikeville. 4 lone Sprint towers. Pikeville is 3G, the two around Prestonsburg are Band 25, and Paintsville has a single tri-band tower. But the entire region has extended LTE via Appalachian Wireless with excellent coverage on Band 12. Paintsville's 1x800 signal has amazing reach and creates a huge area of exclusion for the Extended LTE. I don't mind as long as I can text and make calls, the frustrating part is when it hangs on when it shouldn't in the fringe areas and I can't make or receive calls.
  8. fizzicsguy

    Sprint & T-Mobile Roaming Agreement

    I wish. I live with a native Sprint 1x800 signal that seems to go on forever, even though I'm surrounded by great Extended LTE. I wish I could use both simultaneously. In fact, this makes some of the areas on the Sprint coverage map a lie. If the area has Extended LTE available, the coverage map will show that. But if native Sprint 1x is also in the area, you will never connect to that Extended LTE.
  9. Sprint's coverage map now has KX05HO025 (Pikeville, KY) as 3G only now. I never picked an LTE signal from any band on that tower.
  10. fizzicsguy

    LG V30

    Go into updates and try and force it, earlier today it didn't work but just now it did. Downloading now. Sent from my LG-LS998 using Tapatalk
  11. fizzicsguy

    LG V30

    Has anyone updated their v30 to Oreo yet? Apparently it's available.
  12. fizzicsguy

    LG V30

    I ended up keeping mine. The network issues are still there, but maybe I was being too harsh on launch. The B41 performance is a bit better than it was although I can't put my finger on an update that would have caused the improvement. The V30+ STILL sometimes seems to just forget to pick up LTE. For example, I have a spot that has a great B25 signal and most of the time the phone picks it up right away. But sometimes it just takes its sweet time, hanging out on 1x800 for 5 or 10 minutes until suddenly it realizes there's a 70dbm B25 signal. . It can be annoying. However, in every other way I love this phone. I love the look and feel. Quad-DAC truly sounds amazing if you have the right earbuds/earphones. I've recently taken the time to really learn how to use the video camera and wow... Been using it for work videos instead of the DSLR in some circumstances. Hasn't slowed down a bit, still smooth. The blue tint when looking at an angle is there but I tend to use my phone straight on. I feel bad for all those "I look at my phone at a 45°" users. Not the phone for you.
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    Network Vision/LTE - East Kentucky Market (Lexington)

    Friday morning I called support again. After a 15 minute call, the final resolution was "you do not have Extended LTE because you have exceeded your 100mb roaming limit." I knew this was the wrong answer, so i decided to make a nuisance of myself. I continued to call customer support over the next half of the day whenever I had the chance. I was always presented with either the "exceeded roaming limit" answer or I was told "there was a tower down" and that I should call back in about a week. I was always polite and patient, and I feel I educated several reps as to what Extended LTE is because most seemed to have no idea. I must have called a dozen times. Then Friday afternoon I received a call from someone at the OKC support center, asking what the problem was. They called me! Now this was different i thought to myself. I explained that none of my lines were no longer connecting to Extended LTE, specifically B12 via Appalachian wireless on any of their towers (this was what I had been telling support reps all day). She said "That's strange. Let me send this upstairs, and I will call you back when I find something out." Upstairs? They have an upstairs!? This was great! Within 2 hours all of my lines had Extended LTE again. Problem solved. However I have no idea what the problem was. Moral of the story: If you do not get resolution on a support issue, call support repeatedly until someone that doesn't have to follow a script notices you?
  14. I tried the self-enroll a couple of days ago and had no luck. Tried again last night and it worked without a hitch. I did nothing different at all. Maybe availability was rolled out to accounts in phases?
  15. fizzicsguy

    Network Vision/LTE - East Kentucky Market (Lexington)

    Got a call back on the new open ticket this morning. Sprint Support: "I see here that the problem is, (pause) you do not have Extended LTE data because a tower is down in the area. The engineers are working on it and things should be back up within a week." Me: "So one tower is not working?" Sprint Support: : "Yes, one tower in the extended LTE area." Me: "And that will cause me to not have service anywhere in the extended service area, no matter if i travel to an area serviced by another tower." Sprint Support: "Yes, that is correct." What?? App. Wireless uses a fiber ring to provide backhaul to all of their towers, and none in my area are down. This was Oklahoma City. Going to take a breather, wait a week and try again. ~sigh~