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Journeyman

Re: Unlocked Note 8 from samsung work on sprint ?

How do u get on the beta program  ... i heard abt it 

Journeyman

Re: Unlocked Note 8 from samsung work on sprint ?

@AirWick219

 

To get on the beta program, go to this link https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.samsung.oh to install the Samsung+ beta version. Once installed, there is a banner for the One UI Android 9.0 beta to tap on. I received the invitation and the One UI Android 9.0 downloads within minutes. 

 

I am so super excited about all this!

20181220_152127.jpgOn a Sprint VoLTE call

 

Screenshot_20181220-041114_Samsung+.jpgOne UI with Android Pie 9.0

Journeyman

Re: Unlocked Note 8 from samsung work on sprint ?

@HELPeR_Sprint

 

So far, I'm liking the experience. However, the icons are a bit too cartoonish to my liking - I much prefer Oreo's icons. They've changed the names to some of the settings - Device Maintenance is now Device Care. The Samsung+ app keeps crashing. The battery seems to drain quickly, but then that's probably due to all the updating to Android 9.0 Pie. I didn't have to update too many apps, and a lot of them still work on Android P. 

 

The most important thing is that the unlocked by Samsung® Note 9 gets VoLTE! However, here's a tip. In order to get VoLTE to work, Wi-Fi calling has to be on when making and receiving calls. When I turn off Wi-Fi during a call, then my Note 9 switches to VoLTE, and I am able to talk and surf on the LTE data at the same time. However, this whole Wi-Fi calling thing having to be on is the only downside to getting VoLTE to work. Therefore, if you're initially without a Wi-Fi connection when you receive or make a call, then VoLTE doesn't switch on. I'll give Samsung feedback on that. I'll let them know that they need to make a separate setting for VoLTE where it can be toggled on and off. 

 

20181220_152127.jpgSprint's VoLTE

 

 

GrandMaster

Re: Unlocked Note 8 from samsung work on sprint ?

that might end up something they are working with Sprint on already. you never know. no one will really know until they release the update for it anyhow....

 

 

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Journeyman

Re: Unlocked Note 8 from samsung work on sprint ?

@fireguy_6364

 

After all, I am running a beta version of UI One Android 9.0 Pie on my Note 9.  All I ask Sprint is for an official always on and constant VoLTE function/feature on the unlocked by Samsung Note 9 without having to have Wi-Fi calling on to make it work. That would really make my day. And, that would probably attract plenty of BYOD customers to Sprint.   

Journeyman

Re: Unlocked Note 8 from samsung work on sprint ?

Here's the software information on the Samsung One UI beta with Android 9.0 Pie.

 

Please, let me know if this contains any of my personal information! Thank you!

 

20181222_155923.jpgThe software information of the One UI beta on Sprint 

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Re: Unlocked Note 8 from samsung work on sprint ?

That seems more like VCC than VoLTE.  Voice Call Continuity (VCC) allowing callers who start their call on Wi-Fi can seamlessly move to the LTE network and back to Wi-Fi while continuing the call.  That has always been on Samsung devices I think going back to the S8.  Originally it was not on the Note 9 due to the removal of Calling Plus.  

 


@fireguy_6364 wrote:

that might end up something they are working with Sprint on already. you never know. no one will really know until they release the update for it anyhow....

 

 


 

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Journeyman

Re: Unlocked Note 8 from samsung work on sprint ?

@Em_Will_I_Am

 

With the help of an app, I had Enhanced LTE Services working on my unlocked by Samsung Note 9. That allowed using LTE data while on a call at the same time. Now, that I have ONE UI with Android 9 Pie beta on my Note 9 the Enhanced LTE Services command is no longer in that app. However, now, I get that VoLTE icon in the notification panel.

 
Anyway, many of us Samsung Members beta testers are requesting Samsung to add a VoLTE toggle switch that will let us turn Sprint's VoLTE on and off on our unlocked by Samsung devices.
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