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    This is 2019 and all Carriers are weird. Switch...

    This is 2019 and all Carriers are weird. Switch to the cheapest one [emoji3]


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    Can a phone number be broken.

    In a lot of cases old accounts with old numbers just get reactivated when an old customer comes back.

    You could try an account under a friend with a different number or wait about 5 years for...
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    New Verizon Site Going Up

    The newest Verizon site around here is using the double panel arrangement. It makes no sense to me unless it leaves room for future expansion. I suppose there is a reason they use double panels.
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  4. Best place to get a good deal on a Sprint Upgrade

    Where are the best upgrade deals for existing Sprint Customers?
    Target? Best Buy? Walmart? Sprint.com? Sprint Store?

    I thought Best Buy used to be good...and of course Radio Shack doesn’t exist...
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    Hi guys. Need help identifying a tower.

    What you would be looking for is for a placard or a marking on an electrical meter stating the Carrier’s name. Hopefully you will able to see it from the outside of the fence. I would not recommend...
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    Anyone have success upgrading a device and...

    Anyone have success upgrading a device and keeping Kickstart. It seems like a plan change is necessary upon doing the upgrade.
  7. Bill Current, yeah that’s what it is called. I...

    Bill Current, yeah that’s what it is called. I think I went into a bit of shock as well when I first learned about it as well a couple years back.

    It’s just that the big bill comes the first week...
  8. Wait, didn’t we all already comment on this on...

    Wait, didn’t we all already comment on this on the FCC website? Why would we comment again? Are the old comments no longer relevant?


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  9. Why is Verizon pre billing me on a post paid account?

    I agree it is dumb to pre-bill after passing a credit check.

    I also think the words pre-paid and post-paid and contract and no-contract terminology is really ambiguous.

    See these articles:...
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    Finding North American iPhone

    eBay autofills the model number based on the template you choose, hence is sometimes wrong.

    Swappa is supposed to be really great.

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  11. Why is Verizon pre billing me on a post paid account?

    You’ll be fine once you pay the extra lump at the beginning (which you got waived).

    That’s how most of the Carriers work anymore. They bill ahead for the next month. Then when you leave you don’t...
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    Wyomissing PA


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    Leola PA


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  14. Ok so I finally got over to this area again...

    Ok so I finally got over to this area again confirmed it was a Sprint tower with some incredible download speeds and band 41.

    With these great speeds and Tri-Band sites around I am definitely glad...
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    Lancaster PA near route 222 & 30.


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    And I am back on Kickstart after talking to...

    And I am back on Kickstart after talking to recovery.


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    When you say the upload “goes” on band 41 is it...

    When you say the upload “goes” on band 41 is it because the distance makes it that the phone can still download decently but not upload as well? The only reason I ask is because TDD is supposed to...
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    Was nice celebrating the DOJ approval but yes you...

    Was nice celebrating the DOJ approval but yes you are right it’s all to early to know. I hope that maybe some negotiations can be made to call off the trial but it’s a lot of states involved. Maybe...
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    26+41 is like coupling a garden hose and a fire...

    26+41 is like coupling a garden hose and a fire hydrant together.

    I wonder if 26 helps with signaling or handoffs or something.


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    iPhone T-Mobile Roaming?

    OK, so today it seemed like I had T-Mobile Roaming. I had full bars in an area where I normally did not.

    Looks like I am looking for mcc-mnc 310-160 310-260 & 310-490 in the iPhone engineering...
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    T-Mobile service over Sprint towers?

    So several new pieces of info from this article:
    https://www.speedtest.net/insights/blog/new-t-mobile-spectrum-coverage/

    1.) Sprint calls on Sprint Towers will begin to be routed through the...
  22. Sprint Network Management a Deprioritization

    I found the following explanation of Sprint's Network Management Practices very helpful. Starting Deprioritization at 50Gb is great.

    https://www.sprint.com/en/legal/open-internet-information.html...
  23. What are your plans (if any) to protect yourself from the T-Mobile/Sprint merger?

    One way to protect yourself from the merger is to go to AT&T. Their rising Administrative Fees include protection from threats from other Carriers. [emoji28]

    Verizon 5G is also a great protection...
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    Check the Dell Outlet for Business for a...

    Check the Dell Outlet for Business for a Precision. They are well built tanks and what is often a $2000 computer can be gotten for $900 at times. I recommend going refurbished rather than scratch &...
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    Once 1 year free plan expires

    Yep, chatted with a rep and porting out and a getting a new line of service seems to be the only way. So we put our free Sprint line on a Magenta Tracfone $15 a month plan.

    Maybe I can add it on...
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