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    Default FINALLY!!! My 3G Airave is working with my EVO

    I got this thing like a week ago but haven't been able to get it to work 100% until just recently with my EVO. After 8 calls back and forth with Airave support they finally did something on their end to get this thing working. I had the amber blinking light of death flashing for 5 days with no joy. The external GPS antenna is very finicky, I had to try 3 differen't windows before I got a signal....even though my phone gets a GPS signal in my place no problem. Anyways I got it for $50 with no monthly fee from the retentions dept. I constantly have full bars and fast internet...all is well with the world.


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    No 3G though.
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    3G yes...4G no.
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    I thought it didn't support 3G even on the new model.
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    It does. Engadget just posted about it's release as well.
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    So this just plugs into your wireless router/hub/switch?
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    i like the old one better (looks better)
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    Yes it plugs into your broadband modem. The old one didn't support EVDO, I'll take function over form on this type of product any day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d0nc0l0 View Post
    i like the old one better (looks better)
    Yeah, that one looks huge! I'll stick w/ my non-3g version and just use wifi...

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    how did u get that?
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    I'm all over this. Finally I will have phone service in my basement.
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    I'm not that excited about 3G support, since if my Evo can see the Airave it's also in range of my WiFi network. WiFi is significantly faster than 3G.

    I'm wondering though if the new model fixes an annoying bug of the older model I've got. When in range of the Airave, if my Evo (or my old Pre) tried to get a location via cell tower triangulation, it reports me as being at whichever Sprint network hub the Airave is tunneling to over IP. So the phone thinks I'm hundreds of miles from my actual location, which messes up things like weather display, local search, etc. This despite the Airave having a GPS receiver so it can report an exact location on 911 calls.

    Does the new model accurately report location to your Evo?
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    Default Re: FINALLY!!! My 3G Airave is working with my EVO

    Did you just order an "airave" or specify the 3g airvana model? I called last week and nobody knew about this model.

    Thanks.

    Sent from my EVO 4G using Tapatalk
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    I just received this same model yesterday. I got it via tech support, and then network support, retentions, etc. I am guessing the sales & customer service departments do not have access to this model in their system (just a guess).

    When the guy put in my order saying it would ship, he said I would probably have to call and activate it once it arrived (even though the instrux say it should be pre-activated). He also told me to make sure when I activated it that they were not adding the $5 / mo. charge to my account. So, I called like he said. The guy who activated it said that he could not add a charge to my account even if he wanted to. He said the computer system at Sprint will only add this new model Airave with a zero-dollar charge. The old one still comes with a $5 per month charge, but the new one is automatically free.

    That leads me to believe they are only using this new model for correcting network issues and trying to satisfy grumpy customers. You probably cannot order this new model even if you want to pay for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhitman View Post
    I'm not that excited about 3G support, since if my Evo can see the Airave it's also in range of my WiFi network. WiFi is significantly faster than 3G.

    I'm wondering though if the new model fixes an annoying bug of the older model I've got. When in range of the Airave, if my Evo (or my old Pre) tried to get a location via cell tower triangulation, it reports me as being at whichever Sprint network hub the Airave is tunneling to over IP. So the phone thinks I'm hundreds of miles from my actual location, which messes up things like weather display, local search, etc. This despite the Airave having a GPS receiver so it can report an exact location on 911 calls.

    Does the new model accurately report location to your Evo?
    I'd really like to know this, too. Mine reports me being in a city several hours away, which ultimately forced me to remove the Sense Clock from my EVO.

    Interestingly enough, though, it could be worse: I've seen posts from some users in New York state where their Airaves cause the Sense Clock to show them being in China!
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    I have my new one on order. I hope they get it right!

    I am curious about the location reporting as well. This thing looks huge!

    I am curious about the VOIP service that Sprint may eventually offer.
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    Question: will Sprint upgrade/replace the older Airaves for these? Or do you have shell the cash for it?
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    I just called Account Services (*2, confirm phone, 5, 6 "cancel my account"), told them our home phone issues, and ordered one for free. totally painless. my stay-in-bed wife will be so pleased!
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    Mine currently tells me I'm in Pittsburgh which I am and Google maps has the right address so I guess the new ones are ok GPS wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strick1226 View Post
    Question: will Sprint upgrade/replace the older Airaves for these? Or do you have shell the cash for it?
    I was told that I would have to send my old one back. The new one was free.
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    Ok so why did you waste your money and get one of these? Ok 1st of all, you HAVE to use your own internet connection to get it working, why didn't you just get a WiFi router? You got this just to get 3g, you can use WiFi on your phone which is faster, cheaper, and you need to have a Internet Connect to get 3g. To me its a complete waste of money when you can just use WiFi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deaofly View Post
    Ok so why did you waste your money and get one of these? Ok 1st of all, you HAVE to use your own internet connection to get it working, why didn't you just get a WiFi router? You got this just to get 3g, you can use WiFi on your phone which is faster, cheaper, and you need to have a Internet Connect to get 3g. To me its a complete waste of money when you can just use WiFi.
    Not all phones on my account have WiFi. Sometimes it's not convenient to turn on wifi either.

    I throw the question to you, why not have it if it's free?
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    WTF! I want that one. Do you think they'll replace my current Airave for this one free of charge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by akarol View Post
    WTF! I want that one. Do you think they'll replace my current Airave for this one free of charge?
    They ordered one for me this morning. I didn't even have to ask for it for free, they just did it.
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    I am especially interested in the range difference?! My old one would cut out right on my front porch where I talk on the phone the most. If this would gimme a bit more range, I'm sold.
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