Dalmus

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Dalmus last won the day on August 7 2016

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    Milwaukee, WI

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    Galaxy S6

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  1. S8+ Root, anyone?

    If I end up upgrading to an S8, I'll do it. Not sure if I'll just limp along with my S6 for a while, though... Its working relatively well, except for the camera lens that occasionally gets stuck and requires a tap on the screen to get autofocus to work... Does Netflix come preinstalled, or will I have to side load it since it no longer shows up in the Play store for rooted devices?
  2. Awesome. My contract (!) is up in a month, and I'm considering the S8. Not wanting to lose my legacy (not throttled for video) unlimited, I'm thinking of getting an unlocked S8 from Best Buy... Have you noticed any issues with the battery? In real life use, does it seem like it is truly only charging to 80%, or is it only a display error? I know I'll lose the ability to use Samsung Pay, but I have no interest in that, anyway. I'm more likely to have my wallet and not my phone than my phone and not my wallet!
  3. To switch or not

    I went with my wife to upgrade her S4 last night... I haven't been in a USC store since my last upgrade about two years ago. Wow... They are REALLY pushing the iPhones. I guess I didn't realize how little of a presence Motorola and LG have in those stores. They didn't have the Pixel or a Nexus device at all on display. My contract is up next month... Honestly, there's nothing out there that really wows me... I want nothing to do with the S7, and the S8 isn't really much of a leap as far as real world performance over the S6 that I have now. I'm not an iOS person at all, but honestly, I don't see any real-world difference in performance. The under the hood specs of the iPhone 8 seem much better, but unless you're a 14 year old playing intense FPS games on your phone, nobody will ever know it. If your devices are working fine, I'd suggest waiting until another generation of devices, or at least until the current generation comes down in price. There's no way there will be enough of a performance boost to justify spending $700-$1000 on the current crop.
  4. Unlimited on US Celluar

    I'm still on the grandfathered unlimited data plan, and I have yet to see any throttling. When I was traveling back and forth to La Crosse weekly, I was hitting 15GB pretty consistently. My main issue is the roaming speeds that are even worse than Sprint's. I just looked at Verizon's website, and I'm tempted to jump ship for their network. Except even if my wife and I go onto a shared unlimited plan, our monthly bill would go up by $20. Sadly, every year the disparity gets closer and closer to being worth $20...
  5. iPhones "preferred" on the network?

    For me, once you get to the 41/141 split north of Greenbay and head towards Crivitz, US Cellular goes away. Two years ago, even though I was roaming, I was still getting 3G speeds. Starting last year, even though it claims I'm roaming on 3G, I'm lucky if I get 1x speeds. Even Sprint gives my relatives full 1x speeds in roaming (~15KBs). On USC, I get 1-2KBs usually. Its gotten so bad that I've had to get a FreedomPOP hotspot in order to have reliable access to the internet. When I'm in the middle of the woods, I expect spotty and crappy data... but this even happens when I'm in town in Crivitz with full bars.
  6. Sammobile Nougat Download

    Do you lose root if you move to 7.0? And if so, is there a working root for 7.0?
  7. USC Roaming Issues...

    Did USC and Cellcom have a falling out recently? I used to get reliable 3G speeds in the Crivitz and Lakewood areas, even in the middle of the forest, the data connection was reliable, if slow. The last few months, I can't even get consistent 2G speeds, even though the indicator says 3G connection (although a 3rd party network analysis confirms that its actually a 1xRTT connection). If I get 1-2KB/MINUTE I'm doing good lately. Did the old Altel agreements finally expire, and Cellcom doesn't want to share? I have family members with Spring S6's and they have the same issue.
  8. Unlimited on US Celluar

    I have an S6 and Ulmited, and I have normal speeds (10-30Mbps depending on time of day/location). Of course, I'm on the OLD unlimited plan they offered 3-4 years ago... No "SD" streaming requirements AFAIK. I've always wondered why they throttle down to 2G speeds rather than 3G. With 2G, they might as well just cut you off completely. Data is practically useless at those speeds.
  9. Unlimited on US Celluar

    Netflix says a minimum of 5mbps to stream in HD, which I can confirm.. A friend of mine had bottom-of-the-barrel cable internet of 5mbps, it he watched a LOT of Netflix. Just a little more buffering time.
  10. Anyone have any luck with custom ROM's?

    Its highly unlikely we'll get any custom ROM's for our version... Samsung's drivers for the custom processor are proprietary, and they haven't released the source. Somebody would have to completely reverse-engineer the drivers.
  11. TMO possible acquisition

    I kinda wish somebody would... I use enough of my unlimited USCC data each month due to travel (at least its all on-network) to make it not worth the increased bill I'd get by getting a sufficient data plan on Verizon. And T-Mo/ATT have craptacular rural coveral in northern Wisconsin, so they aren't even an option to consider. Sprint... is Sprint. What am I going to do with 100MB of roaming data at 1x speeds?
  12. Which new phone?

    That would be my main reason to get it, if I were looking for a new-to-me phone at the moment. I never really realized how useful data+phone at the same time was until I couldn't use it. "Did I get your email, Boss? I don't know. Let me hang up, check, and then call you back."
  13. data roaming deal

    Yeah, I roam on Sprint 1x in Northern Wisconsin. I'm not sure if its USC or Samsung... Back when my S4 was my daily driver, I got regular 3G performance up there. I'm also fairly certain I used to roam on Cellcom.
  14. Question about leaving US Cellular

    And make sure you read the fine print. A buddy of mine got the raw end of the "we will pay your ETF" deal from USCC. They refused to pay his ETF because his final bill from Verizon didn't actually state "Final Bill."