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Andrew Revering

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  1. Well then you're obviously hanging around the wrong crowd. ;-)
  2. I don't get the obsession with needing such fast speeds on your phone. is going from 30 mbps to 100 mbps really going to make a difference on your cell phone? ...and that you have to base your phone buying decisions on it. Email, apps, even streaming works at any level of LTE just fine. What are you guys doing that requires such speed?
  3. Agree with the rest... Bixby is behind in the game. For the time being I'll probably be using Google Ass. and revisit Bixby after a few months or years to see if they caught up. It seems from reviews that Google Ass. has surpassed intelligence of Siri, so there is some evidence that it's possible that Bixby could come around yet with time. I do like that I can be on the other side of the room and say 'Hi Bixby' and it'll start up without having to unlock the phone first. Maybe that's an option with Google Ass. but I haven't seen it yet. Bixby also sounds slightly more robotic than Google Ass, for what its worth.
  4. Are you sure about that? The Sprint policy is that you're out of contract, phone is paid off, and it's been 50 days active on the Sprint network. Maybe if you're on Easy Pay that satisfies those rules, but it seems like it wouldn't if you're still paying on it. I had mine unlocked by a guy on eBay (as did a couple others in this thread), thus reasoning for my post.
  5. FYI... the unlock still remains after the update. Actually the phone seemed to identify the card a lot faster. As soon as I turned the phone over and swiped down it already knew it was an ATT card where before it would take longer to read the card.
  6. I've noticed that my phone will send a text message to missed phone calls. So far I've only noticed this while driving, so it seems it knows I'm driving and is sending texts and cutting the ringing off early. Anyone know what is controlling this and where to change the settings? I tried the dialer app and saw nothing, I tried my texting app, Textra and saw nothing.
  7. I think we're getting to the point where people don't read the first pages of the thread...and we're starting over with our questions.
  8. Right... so why do we care if our Sprint phones have this?
  9. And what is Band 13 for? Is that the roaming frequency?
  10. Update on using Simore/Magic-SIM to make S8 into a dual-SIM phone: - My Simore adapter ribbon tore before I could use it... so never got to try it. - Went with Magic-SIM... it is a more durable product, however, I can't get it to work. Customer service has been great at helping me trouble shoot, but the app it installs doesn't respond to anything I do... and after 1 minute of a valid connection on SIM1, it changes to say Invalid SIM. Magic-SIM has been helpful and are sending me a replacement to see if it's faulty. So after a couple weeks I should have another try (they are in England). I will say that since the unlock method was a hack-job and my 2nd SIM is a FreedomPOP AT&T SIM, it's possible one or both of those are giving me issues with Magic-SIM. Perhaps if I put in a SIM directly from AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon that it would work, I don't know. However I doubt it because directly in the phone the SIMs work and I did try a deactivated 2nd Sprint SIM and it also didn't work. So other than the adapter being faulty the only other possibility I can come up with is the way it was unlocked being incompatible with Magic-SIM. We'll see how the replacement works.
  11. This afternoon (after doing the software update this morning), while using the phone normally it suddenly did a profile update on its own! UH OH! I read that profile updates are supposed to reset the lock back to Sprint. So I rebooted the phone, popped in the AT&T SIM, and voila! It still works! Went back to Sprint, still good! So at least with the unlock method I used (some eBay guy), the phone remains unlocked after software & profile updates.
  12. So I just did the new update, and phone is still unlocked, swapped out the Sprint SIM for AT&T and it worked great. Side question... this update gives us a Bixby update, but I still don't think it does any voice commands, correct? I didn't see any way to do voice commands. I'm trying to give it a chance before abandoning it and sticking with Google Assistant.
  13. It's weird how that works -- I've had mine for what a month now, and it's never LEFT band 41... at least not on my home tower.
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