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  1. Likely that Xfinity uses the common VZWINTERNET...

    Likely that Xfinity uses the common VZWINTERNET APN, as is usual for Tracfone.
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    You would think Verizon could just block the 5G...

    You would think Verizon could just block the 5G to MVNO users. Just like they do with WiFi Calling, and previously did with VoLTE.
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    Yes, the natural gas production and distribution...

    Yes, the natural gas production and distribution system froze. Most places generate power from NG, but are better set up to deal with freezing conditions than Texas is. Renewable energy sources will...
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    No, you can't use the Sprint network once...

    No, you can't use the Sprint network once switching over to T-Mobile service. You might check cellmapper.com to see what bands T-Mo is using in those areas. Not all Sprint bands have been ported over...
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    According to Dexcom, the only compatible Moto is...

    According to Dexcom, the only compatible Moto is a Nexus 6. I did notice other compatible phones have Bluetooth aptX, which your Moto G6 does not. My earlier Moto G5 Plus does have it, as do older...
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    The FCC only jumped on this because of the...

    The FCC only jumped on this because of the Lifeline issue, which may be the only valid legal reason available. The FTC already passed on anti-trust concerns and Justice never responded. This is also...
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    Looks like the FCC is requiring extra scrutiny...

    Looks like the FCC is requiring extra scrutiny because this is an international transaction. Tracfone Wireless is not considered a stand-alone US company, but one owned by a foreign company.
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    Who will run any of the Tracfone companies is an...

    Who will run any of the Tracfone companies is an open question. Yes, Verizon does not seem to like handling anything except their Postpaid cellular service. Look at Visible which is pretty much a...
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    Latest word from Verizon is that they are not...

    Latest word from Verizon is that they are not going to completely shut down the CDMA network until Jan. 2023. They have been taking part of that away for other uses, so the signal quality might be...
  10. There is a HoFo forum for selling, but it's not...

    There is a HoFo forum for selling, but it's not very active.
    https://www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php/196-Buy-Sell-Trade-Fraud

    You might be better off using a selling site like Swappa.
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    There are some differences of features between...

    There are some differences of features between the Tracfone companies. Another is the recent lockout of hotspot on recent Tracfone phone models, but allowing it on ST and TW with the same phones. I...
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    Activation instructions should come with the...

    Activation instructions should come with the phone which are the same as @bobdevnul said. Service transfers with the same carrier happen very fast, and might happen while still in contact with the...
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    When you formatted the SD card, there should have...

    When you formatted the SD card, there should have been a choice to use external or Adoptable Storage. You might look at the storage type using a PC and File Manager. If not Adoptable Storage, would...
  14. No, Apple does not allow developers to create...

    No, Apple does not allow developers to create signal apps like in Android. You have to use "Field Test Mode" built into the phone, which is very technical for the average user. It is accessed by a...
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    The emphasis is on loss of SafeLink (Lifeline),...

    The emphasis is on loss of SafeLink (Lifeline), which is only a small part of total Tracfone Wireless service. That may be the only legal avenue to oppose the sale if the FTC does not get involved...
  16. I have the same problem of no notifications for...

    I have the same problem of no notifications for missed calls and voicemail, but do get them for texts. The missed calls do show in my dialer history, and voicemails are in the VVM folder. I used to...
  17. Safelink plans put in a certain amount of...

    Safelink plans put in a certain amount of talk/text/data to your account every month. You have been manually adding extra Tracfone service to the Safelink account? Not sure how transparent these...
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    Carrier certification is also needed for VoLTE...

    Carrier certification is also needed for VoLTE directly on T-Mobile. You see this often on the T-Mobile and Sprint forums. Apple has enough market share clout to tell the carriers to shove it. The...
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    I had a cheap SafeLink Alcatel phone running on...

    I had a cheap SafeLink Alcatel phone running on T-Mobile that did WiFi calling without any special setup. it has to be allowed on an MVNO by the underlying carrier, which Verizon and AT&T don't.
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    Most user guides/tutorials/specs don't mention...

    Most user guides/tutorials/specs don't mention network specific things like WiFi calling, importing contacts, voicemail, etc. From the old Packard automobile sales brochures: "Ask the man who owns...
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    Not sure if you can get WiFi calling on TF/AT&T....

    Not sure if you can get WiFi calling on TF/AT&T. AT&T has been the worst at providing extra features on the MVNOs.
  22. They may have reallocated some 850Mhz CDMA for...

    They may have reallocated some 850Mhz CDMA for Band 5 LTE, which started showing up about a year ago. There is no low-band 5G in my location yet... 20 miles away from the Verizon map.
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    WiFi calling should work with an activated...

    WiFi calling should work with an activated TF/T-Mobile SIM, but you may find the regular network signal is worse. What shows for signal strength when the T-Mobile SIM is installed? Keep in mind that...
  24. I can make calls when VoLTE is turned off. The...

    I can make calls when VoLTE is turned off. The LTE symbol goes grey during the call, so I assume it's using 1x. The signal is showing around a lousy -102 dBm, and the audio quality seems a little...
  25. I don't think of TF bundles. Have lots of service...

    I don't think of TF bundles. Have lots of service time, only buy talk and data as needed, and have used only BYOP phones for 4-5 years. Different way of thinking than only using as a backup phone.
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