Seems like these connectivity issues must be in certain areas would be interesting to see where their located. That being said Not everyone is having issues so again it looks like either equipment in those areas or issues just with certain devices. At this point if people are having to disable bands then I would suggest trying another S10 or getting trouble tickets put in for those specific areas.
The issue is everywhere, not just California. Indianapolis is my location. But after swapping, I stayed off the update and I'm good since then
Disabling Band 25 helped tremendously. This to me is still a band aid though and not a permanent fix. As a consumer, I should not have to alter my network profile settings to get the phone to work properly.
In addition, disabling a band varies city by city. Some people disabled 41...some 25....some 26....some 2 of the 3 mentioned. This worked for 'some'...but not ALL people experienced improved results by doing this.
I am still flustered that I even had to go this route to get a 'better' working phone. Also seems to be ONLY Sprint having the issue.
Still on the fence on keeping this phone.
So I decided to do some research. It does seem to be only sprint having this issue, band 26 is supposed to help in rural areas and buildings, band 25 is supposed to be the main bandwidth sprint uses and as for band 41 sprint uses a double band 41 so imagine band41+band41 instead of let's say band2+band41 like every other phone company which is where their problem is stemming from I think personally anyway..
Anyways i live in southwest Michigan, I tried the whole disabling band 41 which just made my phone feel like it was going to explode from overheating tried disabling 25 and 26 to no avail. Nice of sprint to actually acknowledge they have an issue though seen that article today
Ok I saw that article. Still dont really consider it as Sprint admitting a problem....its simply someone who claims they are "Verified Strategic Accounts Manager – Corporate" on reddit.
Granted the sprint people I've chatted with have agreed there are others with S10/S10+/S10e having similar issues...they have formally come out to say anything in my opinion.
I did a factory reset, turned off auto updates. Leaving Band 25 ON to see if the factory reset did anything to help in areas that having band 25 OFF helped before the reset. As usual, I'll keep you all updated.