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    Sticky: Poll: I suppose I’ll stick with IPhone because nearly...

    I suppose I’ll stick with IPhone because nearly everyone in my & my wife’s extended family have one, so seamless communication. We use

    FaceTime with kids & 2 grandkids , although I’ve heard...
  2. shortyd999- thanks for starting this thread -...

    shortyd999- thanks for starting this thread - fascinating!

    In my case, virtually everyone in the extended family ( 3 generations ) have iPhones. Interoperability, communication

    via iMessage...
  3. Thread: Unlock Policy

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    164866My iPhone 7 was denied unlocking. It was...

    164866My iPhone 7 was denied unlocking. It was activated 12/23/18. I transferred a large balance from another device. I redeemed the one air time card required when purchasing the phone.
    ...
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    164753 It appears 2 lines with 2GB shared data...

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    It appears 2 lines with 2GB shared data on Verizon postpaid is $75 + tax, minus any discounts.

    Verizon Prepaid 2 lines 1 GB each is $60 + tax. $70 + tax for 6GB each.
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    Oops, my mistake. Everything you outlined...

    Oops, my mistake. Everything you outlined worked great for the OP.
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    While it is true that you may need new TF Verizon...

    While it is true that you may need new TF Verizon SIM cards ( depending their age ) , just updating the IMEI of the new phones to match the current SIM cards might be sufficient to obtain VoLTE. Do...
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    I assume that you, or another owner could easily...

    I assume that you, or another owner could easily obtain a new / different phone number , so not a problem. (?)
  8. Just send a message thru Boom ! support to...

    Just send a message thru Boom ! support to release your phone line for porting out, maybe the day before. Did this recently, porting to TF.
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    The yearly minutes/text are the same: 1200 , ...

    The yearly minutes/text are the same: 1200 , RP data per year is 6GB, twice that of TF. But RP Data is doled out @500

    GB per month. So during time frames of increased usage, TF could be more...
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    Unless you are opposed to TracFone, the cost...

    Unless you are opposed to TracFone, the cost probably matches RP with recent 1 year $40 (even $50 ones ) cards on ebay - and you would

    get MMS support on ATT. Just my 2 cents.
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    Sticky: Thanks, makes sense.

    Thanks, makes sense.
  12. The “ could not activate cellular data” problem...

    The “ could not activate cellular data” problem was solved by a newer SIM card with my iPhone 6 about 17 months ago.

    I can’t see how Tracfone is really the culprit with the VM issues. I think...
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    Sticky: Hindolam - Were your 1 year of paymentsmonthly...

    Hindolam - Were your 1 year of paymentsmonthly Service -Air time ? Is that what you meant by "payments" ?

    It's this part of the unlocking policy which is of interest to me ( have not needed...
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    Thanks for the update, glad all went smoothly &...

    Thanks for the update, glad all went smoothly & satisfactorily
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    The set up with Apple is entering the Apple ID on...

    The set up with Apple is entering the Apple ID on the Message settings to enable imessage, to download apps from the Apple App Store,

    ( same as Google Play store, Google account for gmail,...
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    Sticky: Understandable.....and true

    Understandable.....and true
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    Sticky: True as well, and yes it is their business how...

    True as well, and yes it is their business how they handle it
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    You’re welcome. I did this with my mom’s phone...

    You’re welcome. I did this with my mom’s phone recently. Her service was already on ATT, so the transfer process was instantaneous.

    All of her previous balances were added to the eBay tracfone...
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    Sticky: Yeah, I plan to keep the phone on tracfone...

    Yeah, I plan to keep the phone on tracfone regardless.

    I had more than 24 months of service, so no need to buy a plan every month.

    So perhaps that means it’s not eligible for unlocking? ...
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    Sticky: Thanks for sharing this, meetoo88. I have an...

    Thanks for sharing this, meetoo88.

    I have an iPhone 7 that will have been on tracfone service for 1 year in late December. I added a $15 card in January, required purchase. None

    since then.....
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    - I would check the G6 IMEI on tracfone for...

    - I would check the G6 IMEI on tracfone for comparability with ATT - if it will work ( I think it should ) , proceed.

    - Add the eBay ATT sim number to your account under the “Add Device” category...
  22. Thread: boom! Mobile

    by trek83
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    Sticky: Sponsored: Ditto with iPhone.

    Ditto with iPhone.
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    I know it’s easier said than done, but perhaps...

    I know it’s easier said than done, but perhaps ask some neighbors what carrier they use - perhaps that would shed some light on this dilemma.

    The coverage maps from ATT, Verizon show solid signal...
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    Hangouts is alive and well. Shutdown for...

    Hangouts is alive and well. Shutdown for consumers delayed until later 2020, after Gsuite hangouts shutdown targeted

    for June 2020.
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    An artifact of history, hpham. Nice.

    An artifact of history, hpham. Nice.
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