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    Yes, IIRC, the early triple carrier kits that...

    Yes, IIRC, the early triple carrier kits that added T-Mobile did have triple units. Also, IIRC, they were not around long before the kit SIMs were changed to only work with smartphone "cards".
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    That's it. The three carrier kits that included...

    That's it. The three carrier kits that included T-Mobile came out at the time when TF stopped offering triple units on new BYOP SIMs.

    The picture in post #3 shows the three carrier kit with plans...
  3. I will post a review after I check it out. I plan...

    I will post a review after I check it out. I plan to disconnect the phoneco at the network interface box and run it over the house wiring.

    I just wanted it as backup for my Obi system. That does...
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    Gettting VoLTE on Verizon hasn't been a function...

    Gettting VoLTE on Verizon hasn't been a function of the age of the SIM so far. I activated an old Family Dollar deal Verizon SIM a year ago and got VoLTE and triple units on the phone.
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    Your three-carrier kits are a generation newer...

    Your three-carrier kits are a generation newer than my two-carrier ones. Who knows what they changed.
  6. There was a US Supreme Court ruling in 2018 that...

    There was a US Supreme Court ruling in 2018 that changed how states can require collection of (mostly) sales tax even if the seller does not have a physical presence in a state.

    "In a five-to-four...
  7. Thanks for the info and update. I have been...

    Thanks for the info and update.

    I have been interested in one of these for a while, but was dragging my feet about paying the full $50 price. I had not seen the $20 refurb when I checked. When I...
  8. App versions are independent of the Android...

    App versions are independent of the Android version as long as the app still works with the Android version. Apps may still need to be updated regardless of the Android version for security and...
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    I just tried activating one of my AT&T SIMs from...

    I just tried activating one of my AT&T SIMs from the Family Dollar deal. These are 2 carrier triple-unit kits (AT&T & Verizon). TF online accepted the SIM number and continued up to to point of...
  10. A Tracfone branded phone will have to be...

    A Tracfone branded phone will have to be activated with the SIM that came with it. During activation you will be offered the option to transfer your existing phone number and service units. This...
  11. Less than $100 is on the low end for decent,...

    Less than $100 is on the low end for decent, modern, Verizon phones, but there are a few.

    I use a Moto G6 with Verizon. I find it completely adequate. They can be found at about $100 refurbed, or...
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    This likely will happen with Verizon CDMA. If...

    This likely will happen with Verizon CDMA. If they update a cell or area to the latest equipment, they probably won't put CDMA back on it. IIRC, I have seen it mentioned that this has happened...
  13. That's not the way Red Pocket works. They offer...

    That's not the way Red Pocket works. They offer all four and you pick which carrier you want. Otherwise, yes, Red Pocket may not be the best choice for some seniors.

    Other prepaids do this, like...
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    A lightning strike* partially fried my 10-YO desk...

    A lightning strike* partially fried my 10-YO desk computer about the time you started this topic. I picked up a refurb Lenovo M82 Intel Core i5 3470 @3.2 GHz, CPU Passmark 6722 for $125 from Newegg....
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    Recalibrating will sometimes improve or fix the...

    Recalibrating will sometimes improve or fix the issue you mentioned of not charging normally or fast draining. Some also recommend it for new batteries.

    It's easy to do and don't cost nothing...
  16. There is a toggle setting to not send the GV...

    There is a toggle setting to not send the GV number as Caller ID in the Android GV app and the GV web account.

    I tried it it works.
  17. All of that works, and also turning off your...

    All of that works, and also turning off your Caller ID that you asked in a different post.

    Noodle around in the phone GV app settings and GV web account settings. It's all there.
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    Straight from Verizon: the CDMA network will...

    Straight from Verizon: the CDMA network will remain available as-is until 12/31/2020.

    https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-218813/

    It has been reported that any recent or new...
  19. That's even better. ...

    That's even better.

    http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest/simple is ~300 KB to load the page. You have to touch a button to run a speed test, which is more data.
  20. What is displayed during a VoLTE call varies...

    What is displayed during a VoLTE call varies between phone models. My Android does not show anything special.

    You can test it by:
    Turn Wifi off
    Turn data on
    Start and continue a phone call...
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    Sorry, I posted about Audacity as I was due to go...

    Sorry, I posted about Audacity as I was due to go out and did not notice that you meant phone app.
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    Audacity is the Swiss Army Knife of audio...

    Audacity is the Swiss Army Knife of audio editors. I have used it for multi-hour long file editing.
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    Do a web search for: flip phone with hotspot ...

    Do a web search for: flip phone with hotspot

    There are some in the results. The trick will be to find one that isn't carrier branded. Carrier branded phones will likely do an entitlement check...
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    I compared my Tracfone-AT&T with a friends AT&T...

    I compared my Tracfone-AT&T with a friends AT&T postpaid a few times. The speeds were the same - 2-5 Mbps, but we don't have fancy phones or great AT&T provisioning around here.

    I find 2-5 Mbps...
  25. First you need a phone and service plan that...

    First you need a phone and service plan that allows hotspotting/tethering.

    Your phone is a Verizon model. The hotspot function on the phone contacts Verizon to see if its service is entitled to...
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