Support Sprint Magic Box

I live in a marginally weak Sprint service area.  Because of past problems, Ting procured a Sprint Airave device for me to use at my home (thanks).

Sprint has now released a new version of the Airave called the Magic Box.  This new device no longer requires a broadband connection but simply functions as a mini-cell tower.  It should be a superior device to the Airave which has to be rebooted often to re-establish a connection.  It will allow me to eliminate two Airaves (I have to have a 2nd one for the workshop because the signal from the first does not penetrate far enough).

I'm told by Ting staff that Ting currently does not support the Magic Box and I was referred to Sprint.  However, Sprint wasn't interested in helping a non-customer get a Magic Box to test.

Please work with Sprint to secure Magic Boxes for your customers who live in areas where this device could help.  I'd be very much interested in testing one of these device.

Thanks,

DC

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  • Hey DC!

     

    Thanks for the suggestion! That's really cool that Sprint's got a new device to help boost signals. It's pretty new (just announced this month!) so I haven't heard anything about if we are getting them or not but I will ask around to see if anyone knows. It might take a little while to get a concrete answer so just keep an ear/eye out for any sort of announcement :)

     

    Thanks!

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  • Hmmm.  I'm now being told that the Magic Box is for data only and will not help with voice signal issues.  If true, it won't help me at this time.  Supposedly, the Magic Box will eventually handle voice but only via VoLTE once that feature is implemented by Sprint.

    C'mon Sprint!  If your system doesn't function for voice, what good is it?  Unfortunately, GSM is not an option for me.

    DC

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