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    Sticky: I just purchased two $10 refills for my two PPC...

    I just purchased two $10 refills for my two PPC lines at Pinzoo, which I'll apply on Sunday using the PPC website. No snags; a straight $20 as expected.

    Didn't remember it from last time, but...
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    Well, like I mentioned, you should have at least...

    Well, like I mentioned, you should have at least a simple swipe set up that clears the lock screen (which would occur immediately after waking the phone with the power button). Power button wakes the...
  3. The difference is precisely what you've stated:...

    The difference is precisely what you've stated: Marketing hype. You're giving advice based on a sort of purist view of what the industry description of the fully realized 4G standard is, when the...
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    If the screen is dark when it's put away, there...

    If the screen is dark when it's put away, there shouldn't be any way an accidental touch or swipe could change things.

    Even if something is bumping the power switch and waking the phone, there...
  5. All devices being sold as new currently from...

    All devices being sold as new currently from reputable retailers, whether OEMs or MVNOs or your local authorized or corporate dealer for the big four carriers or similar (or SAME models sold as used...
  6. Glad I checked here, and thanks for the running...

    Glad I checked here, and thanks for the running account from Snowy and others. I made one call a little over a week ago while driving to Chicago and wasn't charged, but que sera, sera, as Doris Day...
  7. I still use the alias numbers when needed. I...

    I still use the alias numbers when needed. I don't get a whole lot of new contacts these days so most of the people I do need to contact have already gone through "the process" (have SMS-ed my GV...
  8. Earlier I looked up sales tax maximums, and, for...

    Earlier I looked up sales tax maximums, and, for city, county, and state combined, Chicago is at 10.25%, but is tied with Long Beach and Glendale California, all three of those the same total figure....
  9. The relatives live in Chicago, and one major...

    The relatives live in Chicago, and one major factor in the decision we were astounded to learn was the price of the $125 card once the taxes were added in.

    All told, the additional taxes and fees...
  10. Yes, I neglected to put in I proceeded to...

    Yes, I neglected to put in I proceeded to checkout before the add-ons were offered
  11. Hmmm, that is odd, although that corroborates...

    Hmmm, that is odd, although that corroborates hpham's 50% success rate.

    Don't know if it matters, but we approached it from the website, not logging in but selecting initially to do a Refill/Add...
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    Sticky: Hmmm, OK. Thanks for checking that out and...

    Hmmm, OK. Thanks for checking that out and posting it. Clears that up.
  13. The relatives (sister and BIL) both elected to...

    The relatives (sister and BIL) both elected to just buy the $50 add-on Service Time at the TF website (once I explained it being available and verifying it existed during our access session).

    They...
  14. Thread: Hangouts v. GV

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    I've used both of these for quite a few years as...

    I've used both of these for quite a few years as well, although never for international calling.

    Hangouts' ability to call was the original (mobile) method Google developed to do VoIP calling with...
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    Sticky: I didn't have any convenience or service fee with...

    I didn't have any convenience or service fee with Pinzoo my last add in March (chronicled up the thread), and I was a new account.

    I'm getting ready to make a dual $10 purchase with them in July,...
  16. Best annual deal for TracFone renewal; Advising the relatives

    Coming up soon in July the relatives' two respective TracFones each need renewal, either a full plan or Service Days only.

    They really aren't the type to get into doing the bit with something like...
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    Just got another one: To version 34.0.314821282....

    Just got another one: To version 34.0.314821282. I do these manually as a result of being notified. Afterward I don't go and examine it to see what may have changed. I just take it as it arrives....
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    The advantage is, VoLTE (Voice over LTE) will be...

    The advantage is, VoLTE (Voice over LTE) will be the only voice service available with different big four carriers starting at different times.

    For Verizon Wireless, thats the end of this year....
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    I think the point with this marketing effort was...

    I think the point with this marketing effort was to offer the $80 deal online at the PPC website, which is normally only available at other outlets. Never from PPC itself. The idea through the years...
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    To WheelieBoot: As Roseanne Roseannadanna always...

    To WheelieBoot: As Roseanne Roseannadanna always used to say, "It's always something - if it's not one thing it's another". I think the thread went over pretty well. With that ONE exception! And as...
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    Page Plus Shopping Assist Text Message

    Just got this SMS today from PPC:

    "Page Plus: Stay connected - the $80 Pay-As-You-Go Plan is now available online for a limited time so you can shop safely from home: my-pp.co/0u3w
    Stop to End"
    ...
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    To quote a set up phrase from an early '60s...

    To quote a set up phrase from an early '60s cartoon named Rocky and Bullwinkle, "Now there's something you don't see everyday, Chauncy!"
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    OK. That's what I thought. Just bringing it up as...

    OK. That's what I thought. Just bringing it up as a possible flaky twist that might have been inadvertently introduced without us knowing about it. Neither one of those known "facts" is written down...
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    @Boz1: You know how in Hangouts Settings there's...

    @Boz1: You know how in Hangouts Settings there's a toggle for SMS, and when you set it and elect to use Hangouts for SMS sent to your GV number, it disables that ability for the GV app (if I'm not...
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    The setting is titled "Making and receiving...

    The setting is titled "Making and receiving calls." This is pretty much now the only settings control that governs whether your GV call goes VoIP or goes cellular. As I interpret it, anyway.
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