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  1. Not exactly. There is more to it than that. Vz...

    Not exactly. There is more to it than that. Vz stopped allowing activation of new phones without VoLTE for voice over a year ago. Existing phones with only CDMA for voice continue to operate and 2G,...
  2. The era of Verizon phones that had LTE, but not...

    The era of Verizon phones that had LTE, but not VoLTE use a SIM. My (retired) Galaxy S4 is one of them. I'm sure there are many other examples. They can't be activated with Verizon service anymore,...
  3. Use the sound recorder app on your phone to...

    Use the sound recorder app on your phone to record and see what you get. If your phone does not have an audio recorder app, there are a lot of them in the Play Store. As I mentioned before, a phone...
  4. My LG Phoenix 2 with Android 7 does not have it...

    My LG Phoenix 2 with Android 7 does not have it either.

    Brute force, but very simple: Swipe down from the top of the screen and toggle WiFi off and on as you need it.

    Your phone probably...
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    PagePlus paygo for $30 a year ($10 per 120 days)....

    PagePlus paygo for $30 a year ($10 per 120 days).

    HSN Tracfone bundle that includes an ok phone, a year of service time, and 1500 each of talk minutes, texts, and data MB. The least expensive...
  6. Thread: Hot Spot

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    What is a G5 Plus? I'm Guessing Moto G5 Plus. Is...

    What is a G5 Plus? I'm Guessing Moto G5 Plus. Is it a Sprint or other carrier branded phone or the generic Moto model?

    If it is a Sprint or other carrier branded model the hotspot app will check...
  7. Some phones come with a sound recording app....

    Some phones come with a sound recording app. There are lots of them in the Play Store.

    Recording low frequency sounds is probably not going to work with the built in cellphone microphone. They are...
  8. Yes that is a good one for very low use. Tru was...

    Yes that is a good one for very low use. Tru was my first smartphone service and I still have it five years later for backup. Note the data is 9 cents a MB. I have not used much at $90/GB. I keep...
  9. It's not just you. This has been discussed in...

    It's not just you. This has been discussed in more detail at:

    https://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1918781-Freedompop-down-for-anyone

    They whacked four of our six lines last week. I...
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    Someone here knows how to get the H2O an PagePlus...

    Someone here knows how to get the H2O an PagePlus pago that I mentioned. They don't advertise them. I have never personally used them. I think you make the deposit without selecting a plan or...
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    It's still VOIP with their horrible app, or VOIP...

    It's still VOIP with their horrible app, or VOIP with another app like Hangouts using the data. I never found that VOIP calling with mobile data worked at all reliably. When I am mobile, I really...
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    I used GV Callback years ago. It got so that it...

    I used GV Callback years ago. It got so that it only worked intermittently and then not at all - I guess as GV made changes to the system and the app was not updated. I don't see it in the Play Store...
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    I just listed the phone numbers. I expect the...

    I just listed the phone numbers. I expect the login email would probably work too.

    [Update]
    The two lines they said were restored are working and the online account looks normal.

    The other two...
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    Thanks, I got a reply on Twitter from FP. They...

    Thanks, I got a reply on Twitter from FP. They said, "We are updating our systems and your accounts were canceled in error." They said they restored two lines and escalated the other two to a higher...
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    Thanks for the info. Four of mine went dead a...

    Thanks for the info. Four of mine went dead a week ago with the message in the online account: "You have not signed up for FreedomPop service yet. Already have a device? Activate here

    These are...
  16. There are thingies that plug in USB on the phone...

    There are thingies that plug in USB on the phone and output HDMI at the TV end. MHL?
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    I have used gsmarena. I don't know which is...

    I have used gsmarena. I don't know which is better.
  18. Most of the ones I have seen appear to be...

    Most of the ones I have seen appear to be operating in the grey market selling business accounts with a nod and a wink to individuals or other shady practices.

    If anyone finds a good one, go for...
  19. Why not? Because they know the propensity of...

    Why not? Because they know the propensity of people to use data on a phone vs an unlimited hotspot. Some people will start using an unlimited hotspot for home Internet.

    Phone use, on the phone, is...
  20. Keep in mind that this product is a "pre-loaded"...

    Keep in mind that this product is a "pre-loaded" SIM. To get the service time and units you have to activate the SIM. There is no separate service card that could be applied to an existing account.
    ...
  21. In prepaidcompare.net click on the line of the...

    In prepaidcompare.net click on the line of the plan and it will show details. That one says, "Plan Notes: Only available from TracFone eBay Store."

    The plans in the eBay store change from time to...
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    It's a big country. Where you at? Here in...

    It's a big country. Where you at?

    Here in semi-rural central Virginia on the I95 corridor and surrounds, we had AT&T for years and it worked fine most of the time around town and out into rural...
  23. Yeah, the point I was trying to make and didn't...

    Yeah, the point I was trying to make and didn't adequately elaborate was that putting bands 71 and n71 on their existing and Sprint acquired towers, where the towers can take the weight and wind...
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    I checked my S3 and S4. Samsung account is not in...

    I checked my S3 and S4. Samsung account is not in Settings > Accounts.

    I'm pretty sure I set it up on the S3, but not the S4. The S3 nags something about it occasionally. I don't use either phone...
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    I did not mention that all of my lines are the...

    I did not mention that all of my lines are the AT&T LTE ones, not Sprint, and my Global line stopped working years ago.
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