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    Farewell to Sprint

    Just a bit on Sprint’s technology. In the early 2000’s they had the fastest mobile internet, it was called Power Vision, EVDO or 3G speeds while other carriers were doing Edge and 1xRtt. They also...
  2. Wow it’s a bit difficult to see Carrier...

    Wow it’s a bit difficult to see Carrier Aggregation on an iPhone but will check again.


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  3. Verizon says to expect a lot of noise about 5G in the 2nd half of 2020

    Ahh...I see and that will be DSS. The way it jumps around from Band 13 to Band 66 to Band 5 makes me feel like I am on DSS already. I doubted VoLTE and that works great now. Maybe DSS will be the...
  4. Back on Verizon again and it seems a bit...

    Back on Verizon again and it seems a bit different perhaps due to COVID. Is Verizon re-arranging Bands and capacity just to temporarily make things work? Things seemed so much better when we had Band...
  5. Thanks. It is good to know that is normal...

    Thanks. It is good to know that is normal behavior.I wonder what causes it. It seems like something important need to happen like assigning a home area or setting up call routing or some other thing...
  6. Freshly Activated Phones have Super High Pings and Slow Speeds till Tech Support does something?

    Has anyone recently activated with Verizon? I am hearing reports that from power-on to first use the ping times are very high and speeds are very slow.Tech Support resets something and then all is...
  7. What is the Normal Verizon Band-switching logic? Band 5 13 66

    Fake signal bars are bad like some carriers do.

    Yep, as you said VZW band management is working great. As soon as you need capacity you get the bars and speeds you need. The phone switches bands...
  8. Thanks guys. This information is very helpful....

    Thanks guys. This information is very helpful. Just wondering if it’s In Verizon’s interest to show 1 bar as the phone hangs on 4/66. The reality is there is potentially much better signal available...
  9. Here is what CA Status says in field test mode: ...

    Here is what CA Status says in field test mode:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200717/7cbabb7c500b07fd5d7dfc264853e2d1.png


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  10. What is the Normal Verizon Band-switching logic? Band 5 13 66

    And I am back from Sprint to Verizon just before the next unCarrier announcement.

    By all appearances Verizon likes to park me Band 66 at my house, put me on 13 when I am in the basement and switch...
  11. Do existing Customers get iPhone 12 Deals? Or is it just new customers?

    So it is usually something like buy 1 iPhone get $700 off of a second one or get an iPhone 12 for free, etc...

    I understand that adding a line will always get these deals, but can an existing...
  12. Do existing Customers get iPhone 12 Deals? Or is it just new customers?

    I know when the new iPhones are released there are a lot of deals. Are they just for new customers or for existing customers as well?
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    Yes it was the business version of the five lines...

    Yes it was the business version of the five lines for $100 where you got your third fourth and fifth lines for free.


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    Well i guess I won't be upgrading as there are no...

    Well i guess I won't be upgrading as there are no new promotions available. Just full priced leases.
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    Sprint - Approaching 1 Year Upgrade

    I am thinking of upgrading my iPhones on Sprint asI approach my 1 year anniversary.

    Any thoughts if I should or wait till T-Mobile offers a deal?


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    Wow that’s interesting. I did call in and I got a...

    Wow that’s interesting. I did call in and I got a good deal on Sprint Business Share Plus 3GB. 4 lines each with a shared 3GB make 12 GB.

    We hardly ever went over 12GB with our unlimited plan...
  17. Sprint Users can now sign into the T-Mobile Tuesday’s App

    Old news but you can now download the T-Mobile Tuesday’s App and sign-in and get T-Mobile rewards.

    https://www.cnet.com/news/t-mobile-expands-t-mobile-tuesdays-to-include-sprint-customers/

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  18. Thread: Free line

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    Free line

    Yeah, I thought about using the free add a line and getting an Android to go with my iPhone, but the free add a line offer wouldn’t go through for me and then I saw I am required to keep all my...
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    Just saw all the Carriers are having various...

    Just saw all the Carriers are having various regional issues in different parts of the country.


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    I just looked at the coverage map for Big Pine,...

    I just looked at the coverage map for Big Pine, CA. It is a 3G only area. Maybe that’s why T-Mobile coverage is filling in.


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    Sprint native LTE on band 71 now!

    Amazing! I can’t wait to see that here. Wow all the sweat and worry about integration problems and here is T-Mobile just flipping switches here and there and the integration happens.


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  22. So this is probably just their official...

    So this is probably just their official announcement. Can’t wait to see this work on my iPhone.


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  23. Announcement about VoLTE for Sprint Users on the T-Mobile Network

    https://www.sprint.com/en/shop/services/volte.html?ECID=Vanity:Volte=MA:SMS:20200601:VOLTE:IOS

    I just received this notice from Sprint. how is this different than the previously announced roaming...
  24. With the current plan offerings by Sprint, if I...

    With the current plan offerings by Sprint, if I would upgrade from Unlimited Basic, do you expect I would get better Network priority?
  25. Wow, would be nice to have a plan like that....

    Wow, would be nice to have a plan like that. Guess, i will be content with Unlimited Basic.
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