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    I have had Truphone even longer than Ringplus...

    I have had Truphone even longer than Ringplus followed by Tello - 6 years. It was my first smartphone service. I will be using Truphone for my glovebox phone when my Tello service expires.

    I like...
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    I can agree with that. It's good to see in post...

    I can agree with that. It's good to see in post #112 that they are doing (some) refunds.
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    Verizon has extended the end of CDMA to the end...

    Verizon has extended the end of CDMA to the end of 2020.

    Don't know if any Vz MVNOs will still take a S4 that does not have HD voice/VoLTE. Vz and Vz prepaid will not. I thought I had heard that...
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    It still worked for me two weeks ago. The...

    It still worked for me two weeks ago.



    The above is safe and easy.

    There is a new deal from TF for 1 year and something like 1000 units for $50. You have to go through transferring to a new...
  5. Truphone requires a carrier/network unlocked...

    Truphone requires a carrier/network unlocked phone.

    Your LG Xpressions is a carrier/network locked phone - locked to AT&T. Truphone only roams on AT&T in the US.
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    Another perspective: I got Tello paygo service...

    Another perspective:

    I got Tello paygo service for my Sprint phones when Ringplus folded ~2 years ago. I never expected service for a five dollar deposit and a penny of use every 90 days to last...
  7. I wouldn't bother. I would try first going in app...

    I wouldn't bother. I would try first going in app setting and disabling them. That doesn't recover any space, but keeps them from running. There may be some that can't be disabled. Removing bloatware...
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    Timswim said buy a $5 a month plan AND use the...

    Timswim said buy a $5 a month plan AND use the deposit balance to pay for data above the plan allowance. IIRC that is allowed. The $5 a month plan has 500 MB and no voice minutes.
  9. Obi settings have nothing to do with other phones...

    Obi settings have nothing to do with other phones ringing.

    There are several things that make your cellphone ring for a call to your GV number.

    If the GV app is installed on your cellphone and...
  10. Yes. Get the new SIM and activate it with a...

    Yes. Get the new SIM and activate it with a transfer of service units, service time, and phone number by phone, chat, or the online web form. No reason needed.

    I have done this from AT&T to...
  11. How is your app going to work with no cell...

    How is your app going to work with no cell service?

    ...



    I have some experience with leaving cellphones in cars for extended periods.

    After a year or so of normal use, I put an inactive...
  12. Are you sure you have Hangouts set to receive...

    Are you sure you have Hangouts set to receive incoming calls? The default is to not receive calls.

    Do you have any other phone/VOIP apps on the phone?
  13. Boom does not operate any part of the physical...

    Boom does not operate any part of the physical cell network or interconnects. They just buy wholesale service from AT&T and Verizon and sell it to us. They also don't operate the voicemail. That is...
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    At one time some of them were sold into the third...

    At one time some of them were sold into the third world that didn't respect our blacklist or had new ESNs put on them. Don't know if that still happens.

    Some are probably sold through Craig's List...
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    Polycom OBi200 Sale

    $39.99 at Newegg with Promo Code: EMCTEUT56 until 11:59PM PT on 09/12/2019.

    This is as good as the price gets these days.

    This is an Analog Telephone Adapter. You plug it in your broadband...
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    Ok, you will need a Sprint SIM. Tello can...

    Ok, you will need a Sprint SIM. Tello can probably tell you which model and sell one.

    Ting is usually a good source for Sprint SIMs. They do not show the Pixel 3a model in their SIM purchase tool....
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    What carrier are you using on Red Pocket? If you...

    What carrier are you using on Red Pocket? If you are using Sprint, then no SIM change is required. Sprint just uses Sprint SIMs, not ones that are only for a particular MVNO.

    I don't know about...
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    Sounds like you don't need to try putting the SIM...

    Sounds like you don't need to try putting the SIM back in the Mobley.

    Beware, if you do put the SIM in the Mobley, the Mobley will set an unknown PIN on the SIM. The Mobley will work fine with the...
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    Anyone know how Straight Talk Home Phone works...

    Anyone know how Straight Talk Home Phone works with 911?

    Is is just cellphone 911 or do they have a registered address?
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    Verizon Wireless Home Phone T2000 SKU# NOVT2000....

    Verizon Wireless Home Phone T2000 SKU# NOVT2000.

    Someone above reported it working on Selectel. IIRC, Selectel is $18 a month.
  21. I don't know of any good unlocked phones for...

    I don't know of any good unlocked phones for under $100. Puretalk is a AT&T MVNO so any AT&T or AT&T Prepaid phone will work on Puretalk or any AT&T MVNO without unlocking.

    AT&T Prepaid phones...
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    Previous discussion about this here: ...

    Previous discussion about this here:

    https://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1908448-Straight-Talk-Home-Phone-Service

    Straight Talk appears to be a dead end for the device at the moment....
  23. It already is a crime and the FTC pursues and...

    It already is a crime and the FTC pursues and prosecutes as many as they can. Problem is that most of the calls originate from other countries where we have no jurisdiction. Gaining jurisdiction and...
  24. Verizon put out an official statement that they...

    Verizon put out an official statement that they will continue allowing existing CDMA, non-VoLTE, phones until the end of 2020. That was a change from the end of 2019. They will not allow new...
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    True, but any smartphone is a whole level of...

    True, but any smartphone is a whole level of effort to get it configured so that it doesn't waste data, junk apps disabled, app updates disabled, notifications disabled, etc.

    I have had new phones...
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