Friday, November 17, 2017

LG V30+ SIM and MicroSD Card Removal - Sprint Product Ambassadors

How do you expand the memory on your LG V30+? Easy! Add up to a 256GB MicroSD card. Watch for the simple process to add memory to your phone to hold more photos and videos!









The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee

Unboxing the LG G30+ - Sprint Product Ambassadors

The flagship phone from LG, the LG V30+, is now available from Sprint! What comes with it? What is in the box? How does it fit in the hand? Watch to find out. #sprintemployee







The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Using the smart writing pad on the Samsung Note 8

If you have trouble keeping your writing in the lines on the Samsung Note 8, try out the smart writing pad with the SPen. Works great, keeps your writing at the bottom of the screen and aligns the text correctly. Also reminds me of using Graffiti on the Palm and Newton Message Pad.






The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Screen Off Notes on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - Sprint Product Ambassadors

One of the most important and useful features on the Samsung Note 8 is the 'Screen Off Notes' - where you can pop out the s-pen and start writing on the screen without unlocking, launching a separate app or anything.  With the IPX68 water-resistance, it even works to write in the rain!  Watch for a demonstration of several of the features of Screen Off Notes on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.











The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee

Demo of Bixby Vision on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - Sprint Product Ambas...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with an improved version of Bixby Vision in the camera app, allowing you to shop online for products, find related photos in Pinterest, capture text and even translate captured text.  We take it for a walkthrough in the following video:







The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee

A discussion on CPNI

A coworker and I were chatting over Skype last night about the billing account number and if it is considered 'CPNI'.

So what is CPNI, and is the billing account number CPNI?

CPNI is calling usage for marketing purposes essentially.


An FCC request for comments regarding broadband CPNI , if you like reading these kind of things:


https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-39A1.pdf?platform=hootsuite


Summary:
"we consider the following types of information to constitute CPNI in the broadband context: (1) service plan information, including type of service (e.g., cable, fiber, or mobile), service tier (e.g., speed), pricing, and capacity (e.g., information pertaining to data caps); (2) geo-location; (3) media access control (MAC) addresses and other device identifiers; (4) source and destination Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and domain name information; and (5) traffic statistics. "


Or in more customer friendly terms more specific to VOIP / Switched Calling:



"Customer proprietary network information (CPNI) is information related to the quantity, technical configuration, type, destination, location, and the amount of telecommunications a customer uses that [provider] has access to by virtue of the customer-provider relationship. CPNI does not include the Customer name, address and telephone number, nor does it include Internet access services."



However, the BAN appears to be PII as it is the 'financial account number' of the customer.

California, which is often more strict the the Feds, does not consider the BAN alone PII unless linked with the password  or PIN that would allow access to the customer account (SB1368, section 2.e.3):

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Samsung Note 8 SIM and MicroSD Card installation - Sprint Product Ambass...

Just how do you expand the memory on the Samsung Note 8?  Or change out the SIM Card?  Simple - watch below.  The Note 8 doesn't support 'Adaptable storage' from Google, but instead lets you store your photos, videos, or external movies and music on it and easily remove the card to copy to your computer or more.  According to Samsung, the maximum card you can add is 256 GB.  However, there may not be a technical limitation, just that was the largest available a few months ago.  If someone has a spare $250 to buy the 400GB SanDisc to test, feel free to comment if it works!









The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee

Spigen Thin Armor Case for the Samsung Note 8 - Sprint Product Ambassadors

With one of the highest prices for a phone on the market you will want to protect it - we've always liked the Spigen cases; follows is a quick review of the Thin Armor case from Spigen.  While the case was provided at no cost, no compensation was received for this review or video,









The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Unboxing - Sprint Product Ambassadors

The newest Note from Samsung, the Note 8!  What comes in the box with the Samsung Note 8?  Watch and find out in this unboxing from the Sprint Product Ambassadors









The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Configure the Home Touch Buttons on the LG GPad F2 8.0 - Sprint Product ...

Quick tutorial video on configuring and using the Home Touch Buttons - with a short demo of the multi-window multi-tasking on the LG GPad F2 8.0.  Watch for more on how to configure up to 5 shortcut buttons!











The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee




LG GPad F2 8.0 Home Screen Demo - Sprint Product Ambassadors

A look at how the home screens work including folder creation and working around the missing App Tray on the LG GPad F2 8.0.







The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

LG GPad F2 8.0 Camera Overview - Sprint Product Ambassadors

The box only advertises a 5 megapixel rear camera - is that right?  We walk through the camera settings and features in this video to see how it all works!  Watch to find out more!







The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee

LG GPad F2 8.0 Tablet Unboxing - Sprint Product Ambassadors

Unboxing the affordable and powerful LG GPad F2 8.0 Tablet from Sprint. Watch to find out what comes in the box and what the tablet looks like!








The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Moto e4 Plus Wrapup - Sprint Product Ambassadors

I've been using the Moto e4 Plus for several weeks now, coming directly from the Moto Force z2 and I find that I don't miss many of the high end features of the Force.  The screen is the same size as the top-end phones (Force z2, Galaxy S8 etc) and the battery is far far better.  As a matter of fact, the battery is one of the best features of the phone.  I've easily went an entire campout shooting photos and keeping up with work via email and not had to dig out a battery pack to recharge the phone.  The Mediatek processor is optimized for low power consumption, combined with 5,000 mAh of power gives you staying power for this phone.

The e4 Plus offers the same accurate fingerprint sensor as the Force Z2 at the bottom of the screen and the same Moto Gestures for opening the camera (twist twice) and turning on the flashlight (chop down twice) among others.  It's very similar to the flagship phones at a much more reasonable price. Improving on the flagship phones is the hand feel - with a metal back and solid build it just feels better to hold than the Force Z2.  The large battery may be part of that, adding some heft and solidity to the phone.  I didn't get a case for this phone and never felt like I needed one.   The phone feels like a premium device at a budget price.

I mentioned I shot some photos on the phone - that's one of my primary uses for a cell phone these days is media capture - photos and videos.  While the 13megapixel sensor sounds good, it struggles in low light and indoors, with a bit more added grain.  Compared to an older premium phone (Galaxy S4) it is far better with excellent quality.  Only when compared to current phones 4 times the price do you notice any dropoff in photo or video quality.  Shutter lock time is a bit slower - most likely a factor of the power efficient processor.  Plan your shots and don't expect to stop a sporting play in mid-tackle and you'll be fine.  Looking at photos or watching videos on the 720p HD screen is fine - bright enough to use in direct sunlight and a fine enough DPI that you'll be hard pressed to tell the difference between this and a super-premium phone.

Audio on the phone is excellent - great call quality, a solid speaker for music or online radio listening and a 3.5mm headset jack to attach any headset or plug into your auxiliary port on your car stereo.  Bluetooth audio is supported as well with quick pairing but no audio routing.  Once a Bluetooth device is connected, all audio will route to the Bluetooth device until you turn off Bluetooth or the headset.

For a quarter of the price of the current super-premium phones, you're getting longer battery life, a solid hand feel, quality metal build, effective camera, good sound and call quality and enough speed to handle all the daily communication tasks you count on your phone for.  Two thumbs up - not just a great kids phone, but a great value in cell phones overall.

- Will England, Sprint Product Ambassador


The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee