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    So, maybe it explains the "DL" models that can be...

    So, maybe it explains the "DL" models that can be used on multiple carriers? Not sure of Sprint service though, as it uses odd LTE bands. I believe Straight Talk and Net10 provide service on Sprint,...
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    Lithium polymer is a common battery type...

    Lithium polymer is a common battery type description, but not strictly correct. Most are a hybrid type that are Li-ion with polymer insulation. From what I understand, a true LI-po has the lithium...
  3. On Tracfone basic phone models, "G" is AT&T...

    On Tracfone basic phone models, "G" is AT&T service. "BG" can be either AT&T or T-Mobile service.
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    There are redirects in email messages that are of...

    There are redirects in email messages that are of a spam source. If you are good at reading the full addressing header, these can be found.
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    Received an email from who?

    Received an email from who?
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    Looks like the Tracfone Wireless store to me.

    Looks like the Tracfone Wireless store to me.
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    First off, not aware that TF reps know anything...

    First off, not aware that TF reps know anything about the eBay (or Amazon) store. Funny thing is when I go to the store that particular bundle deal does not show up. Have seen this before.

    Why...
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    Interesting that the LG G6 also uses QC 3.0...

    Interesting that the LG G6 also uses QC 3.0 charging. Later Samsungs still use Li-ion batteries and QC 2.0. Moto TurboPower phones use a similar but somewhat different method. You can look at the...
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    If you don't allow a charge to 100% the battery...

    If you don't allow a charge to 100% the battery meter software will not give a usage history. That may in time also affect the calibration of the battery meter. Most users will not want to set...
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    $70-$90 for an iPhone 6s in my area. It's the...

    $70-$90 for an iPhone 6s in my area. It's the Samsungs that get expensive. Lots of places here do iPhone screens, as there are so many of them.
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    Try clearing all cached data. The S5 seems to be...

    Try clearing all cached data. The S5 seems to be prone to loading up it's storage pretty rapidly. Settings > Storage > Cached data.
  12. I am sick of seeing this VoLTE fiasco drag on and...

    I am sick of seeing this VoLTE fiasco drag on and on confusing people. Would have been better for Verizon to pull the plug as originally planned, but seems they were not ready yet for their own...
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    The Moto TurboPower charger needs to have...

    The Moto TurboPower charger needs to have feedback from the phone to adjust it's higher variable current/voltage. Without that feedback it will work at a constant rate like a conventional charging...
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    A Friend's S5 is going through similar problems....

    A Friend's S5 is going through similar problems. Sometimes can't dial out, or receive calls, or hangs up in the middle of a call. Restart will cure it, but it soon comes back. He tried Settings >...
  15. Seems Samsung has locked out access to the...

    Seems Samsung has locked out access to the *#*#4636#*#* menu. Does not seem to be a global ban by Verizon, as my Moto G5+ on TF/VZW can access it.
  16. In LTE Discovery it is in In Advanced Data. Will...

    In LTE Discovery it is in In Advanced Data. Will be Voice data type: LTE if operating on VoLTE. Will say Voice data type: CDMA if not on VoLTE. If you see a signal strength display for 1xRTT it is...
  17. A phone activated on Tracfone in 2017 should not...

    A phone activated on Tracfone in 2017 should not be VoLTE enabled. There are a instances where the account was updated automatically, but not common. Happened on a friend's phone with Page Plus.
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  18. The Rebel 2 is VoLTE capable, but whether you...

    The Rebel 2 is VoLTE capable, but whether you have it depends on when it was activated. Activations with VoLTE on Tracfone started around mid-2018. Indications that you have VoLTE are having HD Voice...
  19. You did not mention the old phone's service. Is...

    You did not mention the old phone's service. Is it VoLTE enabled? If not, you have to do a service transfer to get that feature on the new phone.
  20. Thread: Galaxy S7

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    Beware of an S7 refurb offered on the Tracfone...

    Beware of an S7 refurb offered on the Tracfone eBay store. It states a 5.5" screen and Android 8.0 Oreo, while in the specs below it lists a 5.1" screen and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The different...
  21. The default carrier SL uses is often TMO. You...

    The default carrier SL uses is often TMO. You might be able to change that to AT&T with a cooperative CSR and a replacement SIM.

    Sprint may be an option on SL, as it's officially a subset of...
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    That ad is the screwy one. It seems to come with...

    That ad is the screwy one. It seems to come with a 3 carrier Kit, but states "SIM card will be pre-loaded with the following service benefits" and "No physical plan service card will be present"....
  23. VVM seems to have come in the same time as VoLTE....

    VVM seems to have come in the same time as VoLTE. Not sure when this happened with PPC, but it was around June 2018 for Tracfone. Also not sure if a non-VoLTE capable phone can get VVM. Might be...
  24. Straight Talk lists iOS 9 for their iPhone 6s. If...

    Straight Talk lists iOS 9 for their iPhone 6s. If so, it might have to be activated using iTunes with a computer.

    https://www.fonepaw.com/tricks/activate-iphone-without-sim-card.html#solution2
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    The OpenStreetMaps that come with MapFactor...

    The OpenStreetMaps that come with MapFactor Navigator were never known to be that good. You can upgrade to TomTom maps as a cost add. The free version also does not have alternate routes.
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