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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.
Journeyman

Re: Unlocked Note 8 from samsung work on sprint ?

We have Sprint my husband still has his Note 8 and I have the 9 plus no Pie for us yet on our unlocked phones. But I just reserved us a spot for the 10 Plus since Samsung is giving 550 trade in and 50 off of an accessory. Plus rumor has it you get these free new wireless earbuds. Can't wait till the 20th for the official announcement. I am doing unlocked phones from now on. I was just reading about a slick deals offer that just expired they were giving 350 for the  Note 8 and selling the Note 9 for 700. I think my husbands Note 8 was 650 after 300 off his 7 edge so getting 550 now isn't bad.

Journeyman

Re: Unlocked Note 8 from samsung work on sprint ?

Hi, I have two unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8's.  Both are unlocked and both are the model number SMN950UZKV.  When I plug one into the Bring your own Device page, it says it is compatible, and the other is says it is not.  I know both are unlocked, is it possible that the one that "is not" can be added to the Sprint database so it will work?  I have a family member that needs a new phone and I was going to sent the one that currently comes up as incompatible to them.  Please let me know if it is something your folks at Sprint can add to your system and get me rolling.

 

Thanks!

Sprint Social Care S.M.A.R.T. Agent

Re: Unlocked Note 8 from samsung work on sprint ?

Send us a PM with the devices info. So we can go ahead and check for you. 

Journeyman

Re: Unlocked Note 8 from samsung work on sprint ?

How do I send you folks a PM?  Switched from my computer to my phone so maybe not seeing the PM link?

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