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    Signal Check Pro

    If you hadn't already known on many Sprint CDMA android devices signal strength "bars" are displayed measurements of 1xRTT NOT 3G EVDO/eHRPD or 4G LTE.

    Anyone else here using this app?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...duYWxjaGVjayJd


    I tried out the "Light" version before purchasing the "Pro" version today, it is a must have companion to Sensorly. It has audio alert for LTE connection as well as the ability to change between dBm and signal "bars" as pictured below:




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    Just bought the app, thanks!

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    Re: Signal Check Pro

    Will check this out. Thanks

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    what a good find!

    i just downloaded & installed, definitely using this

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    Re: Signal Check Pro

    Great find. I'm positive the Verizon S3 shows actual lte signal, I wonder why the Sprint android's don't. Hence I never have more than 3 bars unless I'm under a tower.

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    That`s pretty warm weather compared to here.

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    I only using one of them and instead using the bar signal just easier to read on a glance

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    Will be checking this app as well. Thanks for the post!

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    It looks like you're correct.

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    I too have the app, although at least on my phone (PhotonQ), I'm 99% sure it shows LTE on the signal bars, or at least flips between showing 1x and LTE. I've noticed because the phone will flip to 4G, then hang on to showing "4G" as I'm driving away from an LTE site down to about 2-3 bars, then jump back to 6 bars of 3G... it definitely seems like when it's in 4G range, the signal bars act different, and follow the LTE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibby View Post
    That`s pretty warm weather compared to here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 503ducati View Post
    If you hadn't already known on CDMA android devices signal strength "bars" are displayed measurements of 1xRTT (voice/data) NOT 3G EVDO/eHRPD or 4G LTE.

    Anyone else here using this app?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...duYWxjaGVjayJd


    I tried out the "Light" version before purchasing the "Pro" version today, it is a must have companion to Sensorly. It has audio alert for LTE connection as well as the ability to change between dBm and signal "bars" as pictured below:




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    Re: Signal Check Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by cricket101 View Post
    what does "EH" mean?
    Short for "heh?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket101 View Post
    what does "EH" mean?
    On the app it's short for eHRPD, "Evolved High Rate Packet Data".

    Quote Originally Posted by S4GRU
    For the most part, eHRPD is EVDO-A. Both are 3G CDMA technology. EVDO is a High Rate Packet Data technology, and eHRPD is Evolved High Rate Packet Data. It is essentially the same exact technology, except eHRPD data is routed through the LTE core instead of the MSC (switch) so it can maintain the same IP address as LTE. This allows for data hand offs between LTE and 3G. Only LTE devices are capable of eHRPD connections.

    eHRPD and EVDO-A are broadcast from the same tower on the same channel using the same technology and the same backhaul. It is one signal, not two different signals. However, if your device is in CDMA only mode (or you have a non-LTE device), your data from your device goes from the site through backhaul to a Sprint MSC switching center is processed and dumped out onto the internet backbone.

    If your device is in CDMA/LTE mode and your site has been upgraded to eHRPD, when your device data gets to the site, it goes through the backhaul to a 4G LTE core instead of the MSC. There it is processed and dumped out onto the internet backbone.

    So, the only difference in performance between eHRPD and EVDO-A on the same site occurs at the MSC vs. the LTE core. Everything else is pretty much identical between the two. Each site in the Sprint network is tied to a very specific MSC for 1x voice and EVDO data. Sprint has dozens of MSC's scattered around the country. When that MSC experiences problems or has a logjam, it affects all the sites connected to it. And EVDO can slow down (although this is not the big culprit in Sprint 3G deterioration).

    In contrast to how the MSC's handle 1x and 3G EVDO data, 3G eHRPD and 4G LTE data are processed through 4G cores. Unlike MSC, sites are not limited to only one core. Sprint is setting up their 4G LTE cores to be dynamic. So if one core is too busy, data can be routed to a different under burdened core.

    Performance between EVDO-A and eHRPD should be very similar when on the same channel from the same exact site. The most common difference is that eHRPD will often have faster ping times. And a MSC is more likely to bottleneck than an LTE core, so at peak times EVDO may be slightly slower than eHRPD (when all things are the same).
    http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/18...976#entry52976

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    Quote Originally Posted by 503ducati View Post
    On the app it's short for eHRPD, "Evolved High Rate Packet Data".



    http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/18...976#entry52976

    thanks!!!!

    grate info answer all my questions...going to download this app when i get my new phone from sprint in a few weeks

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