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  1. Went digging through the comments section and this will be available on the iPhone 12 line as well https://twitter.com/TMobileHelp/status/1437857426363981826?s=20https://twitter.com/TMobileHelp/status/1437857426363981826?s=20
  2. Went to a store today and found out that I am not allowed to do the trade-in offer and put the phone on my free Line On Us number. I would have to put the "financing" on a paying line or buy the phone outright -_-
  3. Does the phone need to be tied to a line? I have an old phone sitting around, but it's an old TracPhone. I have a free line on my account standing by. Would I be able to get the Samsung phone and activate it on the standby line?
  4. I hate to be pessimistic, but good luck fighting for a nearly decade old plan put together by a company that no longer exists. Just going to have to prepare for the inevitable...you're going to lose that plan eventually
  5. Has anyone downloaded the iOS 14.5 beta to see if this has been enabled? This update is also bringing dual-SIM 5G
  6. Are these the chips provided under TNX? Are iPhone's given access? I have a 12 Pro and haven't seen SA 5G or even N41 in San Antonio or along the way from here to Dallas when I traveled for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The iPhone Field Test Mode now has a section called Radio Access Technology in which is a field called kCTCellMonitorDeploymentType. Mine is currently populated with "5G NSA (1)" and I am connected to band 66
  7. I should have clarified that I was already on ROAMAHOME since late September. Wouldn't I already be accessing all of T-Mo's towers? So far I haven't noticed too much of a difference, but I also have only been in strong 5G signal areas
  8. Went to a T-Mobile store today and did the TNX SIM swap. Ran into an issue with my phone not getting any service after getting the SIM swapped and confirmed in the system. The lady helping me had to call some support number to try and figure out why my phone showed to be activated on T-Mo, but "no service" was showing on my phone. After doing some digging, apparently Sprint had not been updating my devices the last few years. Was told that my "current" device was an iPhone 6s. Now, I've done annual upgrades since then and always activated through Sprint's website with no apparent issues. Could this be related to why I would get intermittent service problems over the past few years? I would get random signal drops or cycles as if I had put the phone in Airplane Mode. On a side note, the lady also stated that TNX allowed me access to more towers than using a Sprint Tower...is that true? Just got this today, so haven't had much of a chance to test known areas with bad service. Will be doing PoGo Community Day this weekend and the two parks I hit are places where I normally switch to 3G to avoid data drops, so can test it out and update.
  9. Probably just a nationwide release of T-Vision instead of a few metro areas as well as doing away with the required box fees
  10. Sprint's homepage discusses the trade-in deal and if you hover over the info radio at the end of the text, you'll see a popup with the following:
  11. My concerns with using the iPhone 12 launch as a mass migration to the T-MO network are being forced to give up my current Sprint plan or being stuck with a CDMA iPhone variant yet forced to function on a GSM network. At work (and various places around town) I am unable to get a decent midband signal so when I make phone calls, they are VoLTE only and consistently choppy or simply drop being unable to use any GSM or fallback network
  12. where in my account do I go to see? I have only been able to see T-MO bands since yesterday and I went looking around and don't see it mentioned anywhere
  13. I just noticed my phone is not connecting to my magic box. Went to field test mode and saw my phone is bouncing between B66 and B2. My phone does still show Sprint at the top and I don't see anything about the addon to my services enabling the use of T-MO's network
  14. Maybe because I already had the basic free version enabled?? I still get a notification about every other day telling me to open the app so that the database can be updated. Thought that was a premium feature, therefore something we should now all get. Just was wondering if anyone else was having this issue
  15. So uh what was the point of saying we are getting free upgrades to the premium version of Call Screener if it's still going to be required that we open the app every other day for a data update? Wasn't background updates a premium feature?
  16. With network upgrades being 5G centric as well as Sprint subs being left off the T-Mo network unless no other Sprint signal can be found, will result in an even smaller footprint. Yes this is assuming that majority of the redundant sites torn down being that of Sprint's network. Until there is consistent network sharing, Sprint subs will be weaned off the network through 5G device upgrades or through leaving due to shrinking service.
  17. While the planning and backend office has had plenty of time to work, the tower climbing companies have only just begun working. I will say from what I've seen, this extended period of time to plan the paperwork has only resulted in the distribution of outdated plans and short supply of required hardware. Call it a case of too much of a good thing having around 2 years to write up plans and prepare. Just know that work is ongoing and ramping up as best it can with several Corona guidance rules in place
  18. Most sites are just listed as antenna upgrades so as to keep fees down and in most cases no permit is required because they are simply replacing like for like. This not only keeps pricing down, but speeds up processes with less paperwork/hoops to jump through
  19. Been noticing weird anomalies around the northwest side of San Antonio over the past couple weeks. Started with my MB last week. Got to work to it disconnected and it was unable to connect until late afternoon. I've had it for well over a year if not two by now. I have come across areas where my signal just comes and goes with my phone dropping down like it was cycling through airplane mode. Last night I had dramatically reduced speeds at a usually fast location. I usually have 4 bars because I connect a block away, but i was down to 2 and speeds maxing out around 30Mbps all on a B41 connection. I usually hit between 150-200. Now I know there is a huge microwave backhaul layout here as well as several old clearwire only sites. Maybe they are getting thinned down or the backhaul is being messed with 🤷‍♂️
  20. Got to work this morning to find my MagicBox unable to join the network via LTE backhaul. I've had this unit for over a year and never seen this error message before...looks like T-Mobile is wasting no time at all Update: Looks like we had a B41 outage this morning/midday. Went on lunch break and was only getting on B25 and B26. MB finally locked onto B41 about 45 minutes ago. Guess this is just side effects of work starting in this market 😑
  21. Not gonna lie, it's quite sad that this is just Sprint 2013's playbook with the "layer cake". That was their approach to 4G with 800, 1900, and 2.5. Just more proof that Sprint should be where T-Mobile is currently, and a testament to their management. While I am excited to FINALLY see this plan get implemented, I am completely nervous about their obsession with Verizon and AT&T. I don't want them to slowly become them...or worse.
  22. I would assume LTE is a "dead" project. Improvement would just be noticed once people stop overcrowding and move to 5G just as happened to 3G after LTE came about
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