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    RCS active with Google Messages

    Today I have switched my SMS/MMS client from Samsung to Google Messages.
    To my surprise, my Galaxy S10, on TotalWireless provider (VZW network), has "Chat"enabled! As in RCS active!
    That's very...
  2. When I travel internationally, data is all I...

    When I travel internationally, data is all I need. Google Voice and WhatsApp do the rest.
  3. CDMA still works. But no for long, maybe to the...

    CDMA still works. But no for long, maybe to the end of this year, maybe longer for some devices, so that's why they don't let people activate new device that don't have VoLTE capability....
  4. Recertification has to be done at every major...

    Recertification has to be done at every major upgrade of the OS. Probably at smaller updates too, if the modem code changes.
    However, that means the code is not affecting the network stability. It...
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    I don't think that APN setting requires tech...

    I don't think that APN setting requires tech support, they have it clear on their website:

    https://consumercellular.com/Help/phones-and-services/72
  6. My mom likes the flip phones. But she's well over...

    My mom likes the flip phones. But she's well over 65... So that's what's important.

    If Verizon Wireless is what works now in their place, I would look at Total Wireless. $25/mo unlimited talk and...
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    That's tough to diagnose. What version exactly is...

    That's tough to diagnose. What version exactly is the S9+?
    Settings>About Phone see the Model Number
    It might be something in the original software if is not the Unlocked model (G965U).
  8. Probably you are right but I would ask TW support...

    Probably you are right but I would ask TW support about that. I never use them, I just take the 5% discount for the automatic payment...

    PS: Check all your phones IMEI to see if they are accepted....
  9. TotalWireless works great for my family (4 lines...

    TotalWireless works great for my family (4 lines in VA), especially now that I have 100GB to use. If your kids use Instagram while out and about you will be tankful.
    I never notice any...
  10. They test the device with the original software...

    They test the device with the original software before they let those devices work in their network.
    But when a manufacturer (Google) pushes an update, it's his responsibility to test. The...
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    The bands that are missing are irrelevant to...

    The bands that are missing are irrelevant to Verizon network. However, Verizon allows the phones to work on their network based on their IMEI. If that number is in their database, then is accepted....
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    The first level reps don't have a clue usually,...

    The first level reps don't have a clue usually, they are reading from scripts and if that problem is not on one of their scripts they will BS you.
    All the phones sold by VZW will be locked "for your...
  13. Why they would have contacts? Should they have...

    Why they would have contacts? Should they have also with Motorola, Samsung, LG, Nokia.... and every manufacturer of phones out there?
    If the issue manifests only on one phone model, obviously it's...
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    Galaxy S10 to iPhone 11 Pro (unlocked phones on...

    Galaxy S10 to iPhone 11 Pro (unlocked phones on TotalWireless both of them, VZW network).
    EVS 13.2kHz is active now:

    164160
  15. Verizon does NOT create any firmware code for the...

    Verizon does NOT create any firmware code for the phone manufacturers.
    But they certify some phones, if manufacturer agrees to pay for the testing. Apple, Samsung, Motorola, and other phones sold...
  16. Maybe the other countries don't recognize the...

    Maybe the other countries don't recognize the eSIM in roaming mode?
  17. Update. I managed to find the way to access the...

    Update. I managed to find the way to access the RF bands menu on my S10 with TracFone SIM (Verizon network).
    Those are the bands available right now, under Verizon provisioning control (CSC file).
    ...
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    The phone power needs to be sufficient to reach...

    The phone power needs to be sufficient to reach back to the tower too. It doesn't help that the tower can "scream" louder if the cellphone can't "scream" back.
    Stationary receiver with lots if power...
  19. https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/3/20897853/t-mobi...

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/3/20897853/t-mobile-stop-selling-oneplus-7-pro-cheaper-7t
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    Is the other way around. The phone manufacturer...

    Is the other way around. The phone manufacturer submits the phone with the new firmware to the carrier for certification (with pay).
    Only after that passes, the manufacturer can push the update...
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    On TW I never experienced unexpected...

    On TW I never experienced unexpected interruptions, in almost 3 years (2016). Only one time my family went over the data allowance (WiFi at home was cutting on and off) and it cut off the data. I had...
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    Don't get me worng, I think that the shared...

    Don't get me worng, I think that the shared bandwidth model is what should be over all the spectrum.
    Then it will stimulate competition and drive the prices down.
    The current model with billion...
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    You have a link? Currently rural WISP is...

    You have a link?

    Currently rural WISP is 900MHz, different propagation IMO.
    IMO money will not be there to build a parallel infrastructure, not until all the low hanging fruits will be picked...
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    That's with the unlicensed power. I assumed the...

    That's with the unlicensed power.
    I assumed the 2 mile with the licensed power level. Anyway IMO is ridiculous to hope that carriers will hurry up and deploy CBRS in the boonies just to... do what?
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    Line of sight...

    Line of sight.
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