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  1. https://www.verizon.com/about/privacy/consumer-saf...

    https://www.verizon.com/about/privacy/consumer-safety/device-unlocking-policy

    "If you purchase a 4G Phone-in-a-Box from our retail partners, you should review the back of the box to determine the...
  2. I don't think it is a sure thing federally with...

    I don't think it is a sure thing federally with the Biden admin. It would not surprise me if it goes the way that the T-Mo-Sprint did with states getting involved to dip their beaks in the sweet,...
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    That may be correct for some phones or versions...

    That may be correct for some phones or versions of Android.

    On my Moto E6 with Android 9 it is:

    Start the Google app.
    Touch More then Settings -> General -> Google Assistant, slide off

    You...
  4. I think that is correct. I got them with a Moto...

    I think that is correct. I got them with a Moto G7 Power on Visible, a Moto E6 on Tracfone, and the G7 now on Page Plus.

    The bad new is that it appears to use cell data even if Wif is on. I just...
  5. I did not need to add any service midway during...

    I did not need to add any service midway during the year. When I was trying to figure out how to do the unlock I did add a $10 30 minute card just before I requested the unlock. I don't think that...
  6. Also, I was able to get my bundle phone unlocked...

    Also, I was able to get my bundle phone unlocked during the twelfth month before the full 365 days. Don't know exactly how early they will unlock.
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    What you need is an Analog Telephone Adapter...

    What you need is an Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) of some sort. That is what your landline VOIP service used.

    If you have broadband Internet, like cable, a Polycom Obihai ATA would be the best....
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    Mine has been in a alternative hotspot device for...

    Mine has been in a alternative hotspot device for years. It still works fine. I just used it a few days ago. I rarely use it and not for much data so I'm not attracting attention with my use - if...
  9. Correction: The Optimo Maxx is the Tracfone name...

    Correction:
    The Optimo Maxx is the Tracfone name for a Moto G 7 Power - a 2019 phone.
  10. I don't see why not. I bought a HSN Moto E5...

    I don't see why not. I bought a HSN Moto E5 bundle in December 2019 and got it unlocked in December 2020.

    With the E5 unlocked it works with an AT&T MVNO. It used Tracfone on Verizon before being...
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    That seems odd. I have been using an E6 as my...

    That seems odd. I have been using an E6 as my daily phone since January. My perception is that my G7 Power is noticeably faster. Neither are speed demons, but are adequate for me for what I paid for...
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    With the very real likelihood of overage charges...

    With the very real likelihood of overage charges the new free 10/10/25 plan is worse than worthless.

    I cancelled the last of our six legacy free plans yesterday. We never really used them.

    No...
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    Without going into the details of the specs,...

    Without going into the details of the specs, there is not much difference.

    I have the G7 Power and like it for what it is for what it cost.

    What don't you like about the G Power?
  14. Yes, you will have to pay for it. There are...

    Yes, you will have to pay for it.

    There are some exceptions on some services, like sending to your service provider 611 number may be free.
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    It would also have been rejected for being a...

    It would also have been rejected for being a virtual or prepaid card. They don't take those. Years ago they would take virtual cards, but stopped.
  16. Thread: Low Cost SMS

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    Also, Truphone texts only work for regular,...

    Also, Truphone texts only work for regular, simple texts. It does not work for short code texts or MMS. MMS includes texts to more than one recipient and texts with attached pictures. Short code...
  17. Sticky: Plans Yes, just activate it with PP. You don't even...

    Yes, just activate it with PP. You don't even need a PP SIM. A Tracfone SIM will work.



    A phone broken from being dropped would not be covered by the manufacturer warranty. YOU broke it. The...
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    It's more like various carrier profiles of apps...

    It's more like various carrier profiles of apps and other things are part of the phone base software/firmware for multi-carrier phones. They get installed when the phone is activated.

    I have four...
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    My guess is that T-Mo will check the trade-in...

    My guess is that T-Mo will check the trade-in phones for reported lost, stolen, or otherwise blacklisted. It would not be good press for it to come out, "T-Mobile takes tens of thousands stolen...
  20. Order the service as an iPhone. They don't ask...

    Order the service as an iPhone. They don't ask for the IMEI for iPhones. They don't care what you put the SIM in. You can also order the SIM for $1 on Amazon. When you get the SIM you have to install...
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    855-593-1430 or 800-288-2020 are the numbers I...

    855-593-1430 or 800-288-2020 are the numbers I have seen mentioned.

    The plan is called postpaid stand-alone tablet.

    They eliminated unlimited hotspot on the plan ~2 months ago. It is only 10...
  22. Mobley in the topic title is the name of the...

    Mobley in the topic title is the name of the LTE/Wifi hotspot device that went with the original Connected Car Unlimited service that started a few years ago. The Mobley device plugs into a car OBD...
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    I just printed single-sided and double-sided test...

    I just printed single-sided and double-sided test pages. There is slight curl, mostly at the top and bottom. I had never noticed. It does not concern me for my personal printing needs.

    Looking at...
  24. You can't. It hasn't been available for new...

    You can't. It hasn't been available for new activations for something like a couple of years. It may or may not be transferrable. Most people say no. I have not heard of anyone successfully...
  25. I'm tired of Verizon and T-Mobile both flogging...

    I'm tired of Verizon and T-Mobile both flogging 5G like it ths only thing that matters. It will be important in the future. As of now, it is a distinction without a difference.
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