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  1. californiajay, without the network extender in...

    californiajay, without the network extender in your home, what is the signal strength of the phones in your home, not number of bars, but dBm which is a more accurate measure? If cannot readily find...
  2. In addition to above, especially if you have no...

    In addition to above, especially if you have no clue what the manufacturer and model of your phone is, another way to check if your older phone needs replacement is enter its IMEI (International...
  3. If you are having a horrid experience with...

    If you are having a horrid experience with Verizon or Verizon Wireless anything like similar to as detailed above after spending much time with normal customer service and tech support, then contact...
  4. Houston we have a problem (with 5G), actually in...

    Houston we have a problem (with 5G), actually in this case it is reported in San Francisco https://www.foxnews.com/tech/san-francisco-is-resisting-5g-calling-it-ugly-and-dangerous (published today)...
  5. Some of us care more about the non-techy ones in...

    Some of us care more about the non-techy ones in our lives, so their lives are not negatively impacted. Leave it to news media, the corporations, and the government to over communicate what we...
  6. Thanks for the info and clarifying Jack. Also...

    Thanks for the info and clarifying Jack. Also the MVNOs, which only per Wikipedia estimated 7 out of 100 are such, so likely small number with MVNOs. Still though a lot of phones to be replaced. ...
  7. Thanks Jack. Looking at page 8 of 16, Wireless...

    Thanks Jack. Looking at page 8 of 16, Wireless Statistics of the specific URL you provide, though auto-searched the entire doc for 2G, 3G, and CDMA, this page does give us ballpark estimates. Total...
  8. Please share with us the URLs/weblinks of the...

    Please share with us the URLs/weblinks of the quarterly reports you are referring to?

    Do these reports also include the 3G or CDMA customers of all of Verizon's MVNOs?
  9. You can normally figure out which carrier a MVNO...

    You can normally figure out which carrier a MVNO uses by the phones they sell on their website, comparing to the list of phones on Verizon Wireless's or other cell carrier website, or at...
  10. Its more than you think, unless you do not know...

    Its more than you think, unless you do not know many senior citizens. And how many of these people have 3G only devices? -...
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    Here's a great article that I just came across...

    Here's a great article that I just came across explaining how the Verizon CDMA shutdown to affect 911 calling in rural Idaho and nationwide...
  12. I have alerted the local news media in my metro...

    I have alerted the local news media in my metro area, the city paper and one of the suburban ones; however, in my area, sadly, relevant to our lives or not, politics trump over nearly all other news....
  13. As posted elsewhere, if you are unsure whether...

    As posted elsewhere, if you are unsure whether your phone, this includes both older flip phones and older smartphones, is affected by this,

    Use this website...
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    I had the 1st digital Motorola Star-Tac as my 1st...

    I had the 1st digital Motorola Star-Tac as my 1st cell phone in late 1998 which wish still had for resale value. Anyway, how many people, still have a working analog Motrola Star-Tac, maybe a few...
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    Went with Charity Mobile, among the best of...

    Went with Charity Mobile, among the best of Verizon Wireless resellers depending on your needs, and having their service for over two weeks now, and they waived for me (2 lines) and will waive the...
  16. How to Tell if Your Verizon Wireless Phone Needs Replacement w/ YE 2019 CDMA Shutdown

    Use this website https://www.phonescoop.com/phones/finder.php to check nearly all cell phones, including older discontinued ones. In my experience, works for 98%+ phones out there, which only one or...
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    One of Verizon Wireless's better MVNOs...

    One of Verizon Wireless's better MVNOs realized/shared last week the CDMA network phaseout is already affecting some of its customers OR is being proactive and upfront by posting this notice...
  18. One Verizon MVNO reseller is being proactive,...

    One Verizon MVNO reseller is being proactive, honest, upfront, and explains it well about the CDMA shutdown. Its one I switched my service to two weeks ago, which not for everyone, it serves mine...
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    People pay extra money to a company to save them...

    People pay extra money to a company to save them time hopefully, whether its cell phones or something else, which Charity Mobile does very well. A secondary thought is some purchases, is what is...
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    Responding to some comments here that Charity...

    Responding to some comments here that Charity Mobile is an overpriced MVNO. In the vast majority of cases, unless you got a special deal going on with Verizon Wireless directly, Charity Mobile is...
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    If you do a Google search with Catholic...

    If you do a Google search with Catholic "Charity Mobile" (all of the words Catholic and exact phrase Charity Mobile), you will find more search results including news and forum posts. It is often...
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    Everyone picks a cell phone company, one of the...

    Everyone picks a cell phone company, one of the Big Four - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, a regional one, or one of the MVNOs, depending on their personal and family needs and circumstances, and...
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    Consumer Cellular -...

    Consumer Cellular - https://www.yelp.com/biz/consumer-cellular-portland-4 and https://www.bbb.org/us/or/portland/profile/mobile-phone-service/consumer-cellular-1296-74003110/customer-reviews -...
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    The charitable part of Charity Mobile is only one...

    The charitable part of Charity Mobile is only one part of the picture, and doing good for others, tax deduction or not. The Tax Reform Act passed in December 2017 limited how many of us can itemize...
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    I ended up switching to Charity Mobile recently. ...

    I ended up switching to Charity Mobile recently. Still have great Verizon Wireless network, and way better customer service at Charity Mobile, which customers speak for it -...
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