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About bill875

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  • Birthday 08/03/1975

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    Essential PH-1 and Galaxy S10+
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    Conover, NC (43mi NE of Charlotte)
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  1. I just want B41 to work on my S10+. My phone's RF seems to be degrading day by day. It used to be that at -108, B41 would stop working. Now at -105 it struggles to work and that means that most of the time, my data does NOT work. I'm hoping the next update will fix it. Heck, even my Essential PH-1, which can be an RF nightmare works when my S10+ does not. Pretty sad IMO. Samsung really screwed up. And now, removing the headphone jack from the Note 10 guarantees I will not be upgrading to another Samsung device as I'm sure the S11 (or whatever they will call it) will not have it either. I find it really strange that Samsung made a big deal about the S10 family still having a headphone jack, which was cheered at the big Samsung announcement, but now they are removing it. What kind of company does that crap?
  2. Does anyone here have an issue with Band 41 not working well (or at all) on their S10 series device at signal levels of -104 dBmv or worse? It's like the phone can't reach the tower to send requests. I never had this issue with my Note 8 and it worked well up to around -120 dBmv. I can't help but wonder if my launch-day S10+ is defective.
  3. My wife has an S9+ and it would be nice if her phone had it. I will likely shut it off though because she's a teacher and her phone flips between B26 LTE and 1x/EVDO while at work and the majority of her commute. I'm actually shocked that NC/SC are even live right now. I wonder if this is just a test/glitch because these states are seriously hurting for coverage. We desperately need more macro sites in both states.
  4. VoLTE just popped up in a number of areas of the Carolinas according to the posts here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Sprint/comments/boxkzp/volte_is_here/ (and my own experience in Hickory, NC). SC: Columbia, SC, Charleston, SC. NC: Asheville, NC Raleigh, NC, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC. It is likely live in other areas too.
  5. Since the last update on my S10+, I've noticed that while on Band 41, with signal of -109 and lower, data rarely works. It seems as if HPUE is not working. On occasion, the request will go through and data returns very quickly, but the experience is quite frustrating when my wife's S9+ works just fine in the same locations. I pre-ordered my S10+ at Best Buy and picked it up on launch day. I'm thinking about stopping by my local Corporate Sprint Store to see if I can get a replacement. I'm not happy with the RF performance of this phone now.
  6. Agreed. I bought a set of the new Galaxy Buds on Amazon last week when they were in stock. They do sound fantastic. I only wish they supported APT-X HD for my Essential PH-1. The proprietary format they are using sounds just as good though, so long as you use a Samsung device that is compatible.
  7. Yes, that's why I think Samsung is not being honest about what the third lens is for. I'm guessing it is not a real zoom lens, but I'd like to be wrong. It's just the excessive noise and artifacts that say it's digital zoom.
  8. Something I've noticed is that the "Telephoto" "Lens" images produced by the S10/S10+ look soft and full of digital artifacts consistent with using 2X Digital Zoom. I also noticed this with my Note 8 as well. That makes me think that there isn't really a "Telephoto" lens on the 8, 9 and 10 series. The whole point of a true telephoto lens would be to produce clear, optically zoomed images without softness or artifacts. I think they are screwing with us LOL.
  9. Was anyone else denied/rejected for their Galaxy Buds registration? I pre-ordered my Prism Blue S10+ at my local Best Buy store on 2/24 and picked up on 3/8. I then submitted the registration through the Shop Samsung app around 2PM ET on 3/8 with a picture of my store receipt and Pre-Order Agreement. I received an update in the app this morning saying "We couldn’t approve your registration because: Your purchase did not occur within the retailer pre-order period." I can't help but wonder if this is because Best Buy was having all sorts of system issues and ultimately had to cancel my order and re-sell in a new transaction. The thing is, I have the Pickup tag still on my box showing date picked, 3/7, so that should suffice, I would think. I'm not very happy with Samsung and Best Buy. After work, I'm heading to Best Buy to talk to the manager so they can make this right.
  10. I think the reason why they did this was because I didn't have any lines available. I'm approved for 15 and all 15 are in use, despite having requested one of my lines to be canceled out immediately, which of course they failed to do. They are going to wait until the end of the billing cycle . I may still call to see what they can do. I mean, if I have 15, why not approve me for 20. Never missed a payment or been late since 2000.
  11. So I get to work this morning and found that my Gen2 MagicBox was deactivated when Sprint shipped out my Gen3 unit. Apparently it will take until Weds to get a MB3 from Louisville, KY to Hickory, NC (Charlotte area). If they were going to deactivate my old unit, it would have been nice if they would have overnighted the Gen3 to me.
  12. I called Magic Box Support back this afternoon and the gentleman promptly placed an order for an "AIRSPAN MAGIC BOX GEN 3." The order confirmation page shows it as a "Sprint Magic Box Gold." Does Sprint still attach these as a line to our customer accounts? I'm approved for 15 lines, but they are all currently in use.
  13. My Gen2 died about a month ago. Just called MB support and they told me the MB Gold is out of stock and to call back a week from Friday. I'm thinking I need to call back and check tomorrow morning. The girl kept hitting mute and didn't seem to know what she was doing. Meanwhile, I have a return kit being sent for the Gen 2.
  14. Sprint held back the first Pie update for a little while and the security updates since, but not this one. I'm not sure why the change, but I like it. Perhaps they only hold back updates if the modem is updated and needs re-certifying or something along those lines.
  15. My wife and I noticed this behavior while "Roaming" on T-Mobile this weekend while on HWY 16 in North Carolina near Charlotte.
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