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    Well, in my locale (Upstate NY), VZW VoLTE is not...

    Well, in my locale (Upstate NY), VZW VoLTE is not working fine. The coverage is horrible, compared with CDMA. I get multiple dropped calls every day, whereas previously with CDMA I had no dropped...
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    I didn't necessarily expect basement coverage......

    I didn't necessarily expect basement coverage... I do expect 4th floor office coverage (plenty of windows), as well as ground floor coverage, and driving on main roads. Mostly I expect coverage to be...
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    Here as well (Upstate NY)... and not rural, but...

    Here as well (Upstate NY)... and not rural, but in the heart of the city of 150,000.
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    I now routinely ignore all calls that appear to...

    I now routinely ignore all calls that appear to be coming from the same exchange (first 6 digits).

    for numbers I don't recognize otherwise (but don't match the first 6 digits), I pick up the call...
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    Sticky: Sponsored: yeah, did all of that... no workie

    yeah, did all of that... no workie
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    Sticky: Sponsored: trying to bring two Sprint devices onto Tello....

    trying to bring two Sprint devices onto Tello. Having problems with both.
    - the first device is an HTC One Max, formering on FP. All the usual activation methods failed. I was able to use manual...
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    hmm.. seems better than Ting... is this a...

    hmm.. seems better than Ting...

    is this a Sprint network plan? or Verizon? Will the FP Sprint phones work directly with these RP plans?
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    Not sure why you say "I can't".... I easily and...

    Not sure why you say "I can't".... I easily and often switch to CDMA (turn off VoLTE) on my phone. Let's be clear, I don't WANT to... but I have to in order to get drop-free calls.

    Its not me that...
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    I think you are talking about Sprint phones that...

    I think you are talking about Sprint phones that are considered "world phones", i.e. they have both CDMA and GSM radios -- sure those would support UMTS. But your standard Sprint CDMA phones won't....
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    Not sure what's this means... Sprint is still...

    Not sure what's this means... Sprint is still CDMA for voice mostly so that is 1x, there is no 3G except for data EVDO. Sprint would be roaming Verizon on 1x. ATT and TMO don't have 1x and their 3G...
  11. That certain WAS true... but with Verizon...

    That certain WAS true... but with Verizon shutting down CDMA, not sure it will be true going forward.
  12. Me too (Legacy Gold)... I wish Tmo would let us...

    Me too (Legacy Gold)... I wish Tmo would let us do something reasonable with these lines...
    Also worried about Tello.
  13. Please remind me about the iPhone 6... is/was...

    Please remind me about the iPhone 6... is/was that capable of VoLTE or more like the 5S?
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    switch plans, lose your balance...

    Just switched from H2O pay-go to their $30/mo unlimited plan.... found that my pay-go balance evaporated. Maybe everyone knew this, but I didn't... particularly also being a PagePlus customer, but...
  15. some tablets do have the ability to talk and text...

    some tablets do have the ability to talk and text just like a phone.... just saying....
    a lot of times, its just a matter of the carrier stripping out the dialer app from the firmware, which can be...
  16. no and likely to get worse when Verizon shuts...

    no and likely to get worse when Verizon shuts down CDMA at the end of the year... although I guess you could argue that both will get worse.
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    Quite concerning that this is August 2019 and 1x...

    Quite concerning that this is August 2019 and 1x is shutting down in 5 months. VoLTE around here is a fail -- many places that once had great Verizon coverage is just awash with dropped calls. I drop...
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    So whats the best/fastest way to free up a device...

    So whats the best/fastest way to free up a device currently on FP/Ting to clear up its ESN, make it eligible for a new Sprint activation? How long will it take?
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    thanks. I have several Sprint/FP phones... an...

    thanks. I have several Sprint/FP phones... an Iphone 4S, an HTC One Max, also a Samsung Galaxy Tab E (Sprint). I'm particularly interested in moving the Tab E to Tello... maybe the HTC One Max also.
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    Thanks. Sorry to be dense with this, been away...

    Thanks. Sorry to be dense with this, been away from it awhile (Sprint weirdnesses)...
    So other than the standard porting requirements (acct no is phone number? PIN is? (what???) etc)...

    What...
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    Cheap PayGo data?

    Looking for an economical NON-monthly data carrier, say $10 for 1GB that would last 6mos or more and could be topped-up to extend the expiration period. Traveling in Europe, such deals are common....
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    Sticky: Sponsored: Can I put a Sprint-branded tablet on Tello Pay-Go?

    Can I put a Sprint-branded tablet on Tello Pay-Go?
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    so how do we get our devices off of Freedompop?...

    so how do we get our devices off of Freedompop? Can we do straight ports right now? say port out to Tello?
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    While the "intro" rates are competitive... "Our...

    While the "intro" rates are competitive... "Our unprecedented $20 for 20GB and $6+ $4 per GB offers are guaranteed through 2019. In 2020, you’ll automatically be moved over to Ting’s great pay for...
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    are you sure you have data properly provisioned...

    are you sure you have data properly provisioned and there is LTE signal? Verizon is gradually deprecating 1x so its performance is getting worse and worse (around here it is...)

    you have to do the...
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