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    You get the autopay discount by having it turned...

    You get the autopay discount by having it turned on. If you make deposits to the account it will use those first and you still get the discount without your card being charged. You may still be able...
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    Yes, the D in DSS stands for dynamic. That will...

    Yes, the D in DSS stands for dynamic. That will allow one cell band or slice of it to switch between LTE and 5G moment by moment depending on what phones or devices request. The downside is that the...
  3. AT&T does not allow transfer of a Mobley plan to...

    AT&T does not allow transfer of a Mobley plan to another party. It would not be illegal to sell it to someone else, but they would have to pay you and you maintain and pay your AT&T plan/account -...
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    That's not the way DSS works. DSS is about...

    That's not the way DSS works. DSS is about sharing the same band between LTE and 5G. What you described is a band selection scheme. They have been doing that since more than one band started being...
  5. Don't know if that was working yesterday. Today,...

    Don't know if that was working yesterday. Today, for me, it says, "Error: Your username or password is incorrect. Please try again."

    [Edit] Oops, that does work today. I entered a stray character...
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    I assumed that this was just using imprecise...

    I assumed that this was just using imprecise terminology about the system. Isn't there something about 5G where the better spectral efficiency would offset the throughput loss imposed by DSS? If it...
  7. Other than showing 5G on the top line of the...

    Other than showing 5G on the top line of the screen for bragging rights it does not make any practical difference in 2020 and is unlikely to matter much in 2021 either.

    There will be more 5G...
  8. Same here, no notice, no SIM. I was able to login...

    Same here, no notice, no SIM. I was able to login my account. Clicking on My Account just sent me back to the login page.

    I tried using the service for ~300 KB of data. It worked. I hope that does...
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    Yes, incoming calls and texts are free. The...

    Yes, incoming calls and texts are free. The service costs $30 to start. Of the $30, $15 is put in your usage balance.
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    That's not depri on Visible. That is their...

    That's not depri on Visible. That is their different traffic routing through IMS on just a few gateways around the country. I'm out in the country where is it very unlikely that the cell I connect to...
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    That is basically correct. Truphone was my first...

    That is basically correct. Truphone was my first smartphone service. I started in 2013 and still have it on my glovebox phone. I have not made a deposit in more years than I can remember and it still...
  12. How low do you want to go? Moto E6 - $149,...

    How low do you want to go?

    Moto E6 - $149, Moto G7 Power - $179

    I have both of these. They work fine. The E6 is $100 direct from Moto. The E6 is an older, lower spec phone with 2 GB RAM, 16 GB...
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    No update is going to work unless the phone has...

    No update is going to work unless the phone has the 5G hardware.
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    They are also getting 5G at no additional cost....

    They are also getting 5G at no additional cost. It will be capped at 200 Mbps initially.
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    That is only true for mmWave spectrum. 5G, on its...

    That is only true for mmWave spectrum. 5G, on its own, does not change the propagation of radio signals.

    What Verizon has done to claim Nationwide 5G is to share the same spectrum that LTE uses...
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    I have used the Tracfone MVNO with AT&T and...

    I have used the Tracfone MVNO with AT&T and Verizon for years. They work fine. I have never noticed being deprioritized, but I don't live in a notoriously congested area.

    We got one line off AT&T...
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    I don't expect that mmWave will ever be used for...

    I don't expect that mmWave will ever be used for wide spread coverage. It is also unlikely that it will be the only coverage for cellphones. Aside from arenas and some wireless home Internet in...
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    PagePlus PayGo is $10 per 120 days - $2.50 a...

    PagePlus PayGo is $10 per 120 days - $2.50 a month. That would get you 50 texts a month. You can deposit more money if you need more or as a reserve. It uses the Verizon network. A Sprint phone for...
  19. The DL models from HSN are pretty well known to...

    The DL models from HSN are pretty well known to come with Verizon service. My XT1920DL Moto E5 from HSN is definitely Verizon and the map on the box is red.

    CDMA in the HSN specs for the XT1955DL...
  20. Speed tests are an average over a period of time....

    Speed tests are an average over a period of time. When speeds get that low on average, it is quite likely that at times they are zero. If it is zero or too low for too long, you will run out of...
  21. The HSN TF bundles are a great deal if you are ok...

    The HSN TF bundles are a great deal if you are ok with the phone and TF service. I have a generic Moto G7 Power as my daily phone and like it fine. The Moto G7 Optimo Maxx is TF's name for the G7...
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    I use an Obi and Google Voice, but keep in mind...

    I use an Obi and Google Voice, but keep in mind that it requires broadband Internet, like cable. Most people looking for these home phone things don't have broadband Internet and need something that...
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    I sounds like you want a Wifi repeater. That is...

    I sounds like you want a Wifi repeater. That is built into Win10, but not Android phones. It could be built into Android phones, but it isn't. There's not much call for it.

    Do a web search on:...
  24. Looking at the numbers, it says that it is a 300...

    Looking at the numbers, it says that it is a 300 Ah battery. A car battery is something like 50 Ah. This is not believable. This is cheap Chinese junk. They are selling it for $15. Not possible that...
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    Tracfone has not been sold (to Verizon). That is...

    Tracfone has not been sold (to Verizon). That is a proposed deal that wouldn't happen until sometime next year. It is also not a sure thing that the deal will pass anti-trust review by the DOJ. Still...
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