All things Visible ZTE Blade 10 Prime

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4 months 3 weeks ago #45460 by mmfacemm
What is it that isn't working as well as the e6? I have both and the blade has faster download/upload speeds and slightly stronger signal strength.

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4 months 3 weeks ago - 4 months 3 weeks ago #45461 by Isamorph

tech-stitch wrote: Thanks. That's the post I used. I have not had time to play with that since my last post, but hopefully I can work on that no later than this Saturday, as I want to get that phone to work either as good as the e6 or better.

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Isamorph wrote: $25 for a high quality phone is splendid. Currently, it's hard to find a good, cheap, and quickly shipped case for it, so I forked out about $15 on eBay for the one that I believe Visible sells for about $25.

www.ebay.com/itm/Designed-for-Visible-ZTE-Blade-10-Prime-TUDIA-MERGE-Dual-Layer-Cover-Case/264662753258?ssPageName

EDIT: Noticed the shipping time on this case has increased dramatically since I placed my order, which I should receive on May 7th.


@Isamorph - When you receive the case, would you be so kind as to share your experience with that case? I am strongly considering to purchase it but would love to hear first how well it works for the phone and what your thoughts are on that! Also, if anyone else purchased it, I would certainly love to read your impressions about it. Many thanks!


Will do. I was originally supposed to receive it tomorrow, but tracking now says Saturday. In the meantime, the reviews of this case for the ZTE 7 on Amazon are quite good.

www.amazon.com/TUDIA-Merge-Designed-Visible-Metallic/dp/B085FXF91L?th=1
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4 months 3 weeks ago - 4 months 3 weeks ago #45462 by Chelle
I bought this one and it fits like a glove:

www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B085FPZXVS

It's a little bulkier than I like. (I prefer very slim fit cases.) But this seems like it would offer very good protection.
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4 months 3 weeks ago #45465 by tech-stitch

mmfacemm wrote: What is it that isn't working as well as the e6? I have both and the blade has faster download/upload speeds and slightly stronger signal strength.


For a reason that I have yet to understand, the download speeds on the e6 are better despite the ZTE showing a "stronger" signal. I even got some .01 Mbps upload speeds. Tried switching bands on the fly (did not out too much time to it) and did not get better results. Since, I placed it on my desk since it does not have a case and keep using our other phones. Phone speed / responsiveness and wifi speeds are awesome.

Worst case, I will reach out to Visible if I can't figure it out when I get a chance to actually mess with it.

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4 months 3 weeks ago - 4 months 2 weeks ago #45483 by Isamorph
I received my case/cover for the ZTE Blade 10 Prime, and I am pleased with it and don't see any negatives. Of course, it adds some size to the phone but I find the size just right now. I particularly like the click-like feedback sounds from the buttons since you can hear without looking when turning the phone on and off or increasing or decreasing the volume, which is superior to some cases where one must look to ensure that these tasks have been done. I also like the protective metal-like backing on the case. So IMO, it's worth the $15.

Also, for those who might have missed it, I just received an email from Visible about possible upcoming interruption to service:


Hi Isamorph,

At Visible, part of our mission is to give you, our members, the best possible network experience and features, which is why we’re doing a network upgrade from May 8-21, 2020.

Unfortunately, data may be a bit slower during scheduled maintenance periods, but our engineers will make every effort to avoid disrupting your service by doing upgrades overnight.

We’ll reach out before any of these potential disruptions via text, push notification, and/or email to give you a heads up. After the upgrade, you might need to airplane toggle (aka turn airplane mode on and off) or power cycle (aka restart your phone). Also it’s possible that, if you’re on a call between 2:00-8:00AM Eastern on two particular nights, the call might drop. We’ll let you know the prior evenings.

Thanks for being a Visible member and for your patience during this process. We appreciate you. Read on if you have further questions.

Will you tell me before any potential impacts to service? Yes, we’ll email you two hours before. Depending on your settings, you may also receive a text message and/or a push notification from the Visible app.
Will I be able to pay my bill during the upgrade? Yes
If I wasn’t able to make my payment and my service is shut off, will I be able to resume service during the scheduled maintenance periods? No, but you can resume service the next morning.
Will my data speed be affected during the upgrade? Yes, during the upgrade, members further from the hub may experience higher latency or ping times, so web pages may load a fraction of a second slower. You probably won’t notice a difference unless you’re doing intense, multiplayer online gaming. This would be temporary.
Will Visible refund me for any down time? No, but your interruption will be brief and overnight. Upgrades like this enable us to give our members the world-class network we want you to have.
During the upgrade, will I be able to change my Wi-Fi Calling settings or my e911 address? No, these need to wait until the following morning.

Still need help? Text 99370 or chat with us here.

Thanks again,
Visible
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4 months 2 weeks ago #45492 by tech-stitch
Thanks for the case reviews! I prefer to trust those within this group than the reviews posted. As far as the phone, I got to test it today with more time and the issue seems gone now. Maybe it was because it has just been activated or who knows what. Today while outside of my area (maybe 5 or 7 miles out), I got an upload speed of almost 50 mbps from the phone itself. Too bad in my area that is wishful thinking. Maybe one day!
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4 months 2 weeks ago - 4 months 2 weeks ago #45495 by Isamorph
I've been pleased with my Visible up/down speeds so far, which vary throughout the day from 8mbp to 30mbp down and 5mbp to10mbp up. Speeds may even get better if the local Verizon tower, atop a mountain a few miles away, which was recently vandalized by someone who painted 5G crossed out by an X on the tower and shot at the tower leaving several bullet holes in it causing $100,000 in damages, is fully repaired. The tower wasn't a 5G tower, just 4G.:huh:

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4 months 2 weeks ago #45624 by Chelle
One difference I've noticed between the ZTE Blade 10 Prime and the ZTE Blade A7 Prime is that, if you enable or disable LTE bands using the MTK Engineering Mode app, the changes persist through a reboot of the A7 but not the 10.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #46288 by tech-stitch
I am happy to report that sometime after they finished the network upgrades, the ZTE Blade 10 seems to be performing normal (previous data issues). We've keep that line going for another month and see how it compares to the Moto e6 presently with them. If all works out, our cable provider may very well be out of the door.
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2 weeks 2 days ago #48127 by Chelle
My phone received a security update, this morning. Everything seems to be fine and as it was.

The ZTE Blade 10 Prime has turned out to be an exceptional phone, in my opinion. The camera is quite good, as well.

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