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    Fraud. Fraud is easier and much more prevalent in...

    Fraud. Fraud is easier and much more prevalent in the VoIP world than either the landline or cellular phone worlds. Google used to be much more lenient in what kind of numbers could be used to verify...
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    That's the cheapest way I know of to do it if you...

    That's the cheapest way I know of to do it if you don't have a friend with a cell phone or landline (like Comcast\Charter, etc) that you can temporarily use.
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    In my experience it depends on the particular...

    In my experience it depends on the particular business sending the SMS. Google Voice works for many but not all businesses. For instance, my local Walmart pharmacy used to send texts to GV but then...
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    Both TextNow and Textfree are OTT...

    Both TextNow and Textfree are OTT apps that use VoIP. Neither will work to verify a new GV number.
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    As one of Google's many generic numbers....

    As one of Google's many generic numbers. Unfortunately, 800notes.com, TrueCNAM and Nomorobo flag most of those numbers as potential spam so many of the calls get blocked or the receiver of the call...
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    Yes. Or a landline you might have access to. You...

    Yes. Or a landline you might have access to. You only need this number to obtain and validate a new GV number. Once you have the new GV number you can delete that number from your GV account....
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    It's not. Making an outgoing call/sms from...

    It's not. Making an outgoing call/sms from Hangouts does not require a working Google Voice number. There is zero chance he could receive a call/sms sent to his old (expired) GV number in Hangouts.
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    Callcentric's (formerly free) DID is now a paid...

    Callcentric's (formerly free) DID is now a paid service. The requirement to receive a monthly incoming call applied to the free service only.
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    To my knowledge, there is no third-party call...

    To my knowledge, there is no third-party call blocking app that works on incoming GV calls. They only work on the default phone app and since you can't make GV your default phone app........

    The...
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    Thanks for the update. Any idea why he stopped...

    Thanks for the update. Any idea why he stopped selling them (or anything else for that matter) on his seller's page?
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    Hmmm. First I've heard about it. But a nice bonus...

    Hmmm. First I've heard about it. But a nice bonus for you.

    So are you under the impression this is a permanent data increase or just a one-time deal? Heck, I'd switch back to the $40 plan if I...
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    You must have used less than 3GB of data last...

    You must have used less than 3GB of data last month and have a plan that was activated prior to 11-6-18.

    3GB base amount +
    3GB double data +
    3GB carryover data
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    =...
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    Ah, good point. I had forgotten about that...

    Ah, good point. I had forgotten about that possibility.
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    If the line/number current plan you want to add...

    If the line/number current plan you want to add the $40 refill cards to was activated before 11-6-18 then yes, the funds you add to that plan will expire after 90 days if you don't use them or add...
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    Be aware that $1000 is the maximum credit you can...

    Be aware that $1000 is the maximum credit you can have on one line. But you obviously have more than 1 line so you can transfer funds to another line and then transfer it back when you need it....
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    Thanks for the correction. I actually knew that...

    Thanks for the correction. I actually knew that but apparently my "old-timers" disease caught up with me. :silly:
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    There is no $60 Prepaid Unlimited plan. ...

    There is no $60 Prepaid Unlimited plan.

    https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/prepaid-plans-and-service-faqs/#gid142a4955
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    Sticky: That's been my experience. I think it's a fraud...

    That's been my experience. I think it's a fraud issue. Much less chance of fraud if you give your phone number and they refill your account directly.

    Some Verizon prepaid refill card sellers on...
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    Sticky: The 'howard' coupon worked for me (with...

    The 'howard' coupon worked for me (with Megasaver) on the PAYG plan and gave me an additional 1% off for a total of a 4% discount off list price.
    Best deal I could find.
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    If you have a Discover IT credit card you can...

    If you have a Discover IT credit card you can make that your Paypal primary payment method for this quarter since all Paypal transactions get 5% cash back if using that CC.

    I just bought 2 $40...
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    As long as your current plan was activated after...

    As long as your current plan was activated after 11-6-18 adding multiple prepaid refill cards to your account will never expire as long as you keep your account current. I've added dozens of refill...
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    How long ago was this? I get a banner advertising...

    How long ago was this? I get a banner advertising the double data promo every time I log into My Verizon on the web.

    163059
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    Actually, there is no "Wal-Mart promo." There is...

    Actually, there is no "Wal-Mart promo." There is only a Verizon Prepaid promo on the $30, $40, and $50 plans. Anyone anywhere that activates a new line on any of those plans will receive the double...
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    No. Promotion is for "new activations" only.

    No. Promotion is for "new activations" only.
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    Correct. But you'll lose rollover data.......if...

    Correct. But you'll lose rollover data.......if that's important to you. And if you happen to have the old unlimited plan that included hotspot you will lose the hotspot capability with the current...
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