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  1. My original phone (mid to late 90s) wasn't even a dual band phone so there was no chance of analog. It was purely digital PCS w/digital modulation. Your dad would have probably liked my model better as you and mom wouldn't have been able to run up his bill by roaming! LOL. Right. This is exactly what I understood your request to be. Additionally, using a mule isn't only on the user, it also has nothing to do with the Pro1's technology. It's purely a case of Verizon's internal policies about which devices can be used for activating a SIM card. However, once the SIM is activat
  2. Right, but I think what people are requesting of @tdm is that he fix the LTE side of things. This does work (albeit post activation on a mule phone) because of the interoperability requirements of the LTE standard, Verizon has no choice but to allow a LTE device on their network. Thus, even though there isn't (and won't be) CDMA support for the Pro1, there should be LTE support. Also, Verizon, in the near future, will be shutting down their CDMA network anyway. When that happens everything (voice, SMS, MMS, and all other data) will be carried solely over their LTE system. Thus, if the Pro
  3. I was a Nextel user (as my employer went to it). It was an awesome service and blew the doors off standard two-way radio communications, but the handsets were large and heavy. I still have a handful of their devices should you find a use for them, lol. Also, I believe the wikipedia page is (slightly) incorrect in that the iDEN bandwidth was split up and commissioned for use with both CDMA (3GPP2 C.S0057-E) and LTE, not strictly LTE emissions. IIRC, Sprint didn't provide AMPS service. At least not on the west coast. I was offered one of their very first "cell phones" (I stil
  4. That's right, I meant to say for Verizon as they don't have any licenses in BC10. BC10 was the old Nextel iDEN band and as far as I know only Sprint obtained licenses, and I'm not sure if any of it was put into use for their CDMA system. If so, then the Pro1 won't work with those CDMA sites (or cells).
  5. @david is absolutely correct as it applies to me. I only have Verizon service at my house. I'm in the hills and their LTE sites aren't reachable (they are only along the main access road into the hills and not on a mountain top like the CDMA sites). I have CDMA service for both voice and data. There aren't any other carriers which work at this location, this is my only option. I currently use a Droid 4 locked onto Verizon's CDMA system and it works perfectly. It would be very nice to be able to use the Pro1 in the same manner. Outside of the hills surrounding the house, Verizon has
  6. Just to add to this, but not sure what you are going after... The CDMA blocks are assigned, and categorized, in "band classes" as opposed to LTE "bands." There are only two band classes used in the United States for CDMA, BC0 and BC1. BC0 is comprised of some the older AMPS/D-AMPS 800 Mhz frequencies (mainly 860-894 Mhz down from the site). BC1 is comprised of the original 1900 Mhz PCS frequencies (mainly 1930-1990 down from the site). That is all there is for spread spectrum CDMA Verizon use in the US. All Verizon's voice calls (and SMS texts) are circuit switched CDMA, similar
  7. I agree with @Craig on this subject. I have been told my F(x)tec that it would 100% work on a CDMA network (prior to ordering). I also agree that the reason it won't make a CDMA call is because Verizon (or Sprint, or whomever) won't allow it to register with their CDMA network. If one were to change the IMEI to that of an approved device, I would like to believe that F(x)tec is correct and it would register, and work, on Verizon's CDMA network. It certainly has all the specs to do so. My Samsung S8+ (also w/the Snapdragon 835 SoC) came as an AT&T carrier locked GSM phone, and didn't l
  8. Yep a tower right outside the building is a sure way to never see signal drop! 😁 I don't have that at my workplace, but, thankfully, there is a tower close enough such that the Pro1's weaker radio isn't even noticeable.
  9. I haven't noticed any difference in signal strength or signal quality between stock code and LOS. I don't find the radio in the Pro1 to be all that great (when compared to my other phones), there was no difference between stock or LOS. However, there is an amazing difference in usability and function with LOS. I would highly recommend it if one doesn't need all the safety net garbage, errr... capabilities.
  10. It's a known issue. The radio isn't very 'hot'. There is a huge difference when compared to both my Droid 4 and my Samsung S8+. There have been times (yesterday included) where the device will be trying to download a simple MMS message and it tries and tries for hours. When I get frustrated enough, I'll move the SIM over to one of these other two phones (depending on the provider) and the message will immediately download. Don't even get me started on lack of quality (dropped packets) during voice calls, it's just awful. HOWEVER, I should note that this is all from my house where the sig
  11. Note that he didn't say to use the Pro1 (although there is nothing wrong with doing so), but just physical keyboards. I use my Droid 4 as a daily driver so I've got this one covered. 😁
  12. Gee, why does this not surprise me?! Right, nothing seems to have been easy. Thanks again for all your hard work. 🍺🍺🍺
  13. While I don't agree with the concept of your statement, and wouldn't delight in massive amounts of the population being killed, my biggest objection is with your use of the word "genocide." A genocide is defined as deliberate acts against a specific group, or groups, of people in order to exterminate them. I don't believe a genocide is ever warranted, regardless of whether one believes there are too many people on our planet or not. Furthermore, I have some good news (phrased from your perspective) for you... If a third of the population being killed enough for your liking, then you are
  14. A better way to solve this problem (for now) is to just factory load LineageOS prior to shipping (or at least give the option to customers for receiving a device with Lineage. @tdm has been fixing the bugs one by one, and LOS is much more stable than the stock ROM. Additionally, he has implemented, and is continuing to implement, very worthwhile enhancements.
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