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  1. Mint Mobile has international roaming. Because...

    Mint Mobile has international roaming. Because it's a prepaid service, you'd need to prepay $5 or more before trying to phone home from foreign countries. ...
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    I live in Maryland northwest of DC and sometimes...

    I live in Maryland northwest of DC and sometimes visit in a small-town, around the beltway and south of Our Nation's Capital. I have tended to stick with T-mobile and its MVNOs, in part because it...
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    Moto X4 is on sale right now on www.motorola.com...

    Moto X4 is on sale right now on www.motorola.com . It's a closeout sale, so get 'em while they're hot. I am happy with my X4, but if I were buying it today, I'd get the 64 GB model, $199.99 .

    I...
  4. Concerning the price for Mint, I just paid 1 year...

    Concerning the price for Mint, I just paid 1 year on the $15 per month plan. 12 months X $15 = $180. The total charge to a credit card was $192.79 . If they applied only tax for our state, Maryland,...
  5. We have one line on Mint mobile, since about 2...

    We have one line on Mint mobile, since about 2 years. My son says it is fine, no complaints. It is of course a T-mobile MVNO and you get their best price when you prepay for a full year. We are in...
  6. Thread: Sim card

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    New device + new sim activated on legacy prepaid line

    I had to change devices on my Gold Rewards (legacy prepaid) line. I got skilled help here on Howard Forums, picked out a suitable new device, bought a sim and activated it.

    Please see this brief...
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    Fi sims available at Best Buy

    Impatient persons can now purchase a Fi SIM at Best Buy. See...

    https://www.cnet.com/news/google-fi-sim-cards-now-available-at-best-buy-retail-stores-talk-text/

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  8. See this short thread: ...

    See this short thread: https://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1900953-Wi-Fi-calling-fails-on-my-antique-Gold-Rewards-device-an-LG-Optimus-T

    It is only 12 messages. I asked a question that...
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    Frequencies

    Reminder about the approximate frequencies of bands:


    https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-4988
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    So Band 71 is the lowest at present.
  10. I have a number that was assigned by Lycamobile...

    I have a number that was assigned by Lycamobile when that was a new service. I moved it to PlatinumTel. When they were closing up, I moved it to Ultra Mobile. From Ultra I movied to to Google Fi,...
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    Different versions of Wi-Fi calling have been...

    Different versions of Wi-Fi calling have been around for years and you'll find discussions here on Howard Forums. Often people want the Wi-Fi calling because, for example, the T-Mobile signal is weak...
  12. I agree with everything in message #19 above. The...

    I agree with everything in message #19 above. The lines in the quote bubble sum it up. When I first had Gold Rewards, it seemed like such a deal. I had a goal to use about 1000 minutes per year and...
  13. I am happy with Project Fi and with my Moto X4....

    I am happy with Project Fi and with my Moto X4. If a person wishes to try Fi, the X4 takes great photos in a range of conditions and works well with the Fi features including WiFi calling and VoLTE.
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    About the 1st gen Nexus 7, my son gets his to...

    About the 1st gen Nexus 7, my son gets his to work and says I'm not patient and careful enough to avoid overloading it. As to the speed of HSPA+ versus LTE, I don't think that was the issue. I never...
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    I had one tablet, I guess it was called the Nexus...

    I had one tablet, I guess it was called the Nexus 7, the early edition. It was on the free T-mobile plan; It didn't work very well for me, and now that I have a nice smartphone, a Moto X4, I use it...
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    I have 2 Android phones right here, let's see. ...

    I have 2 Android phones right here, let's see.

    Moto G5, Android 7.0, upgraded a couple minutes ago. Under Wireless & Networks > more ... , there is a WiFi calling setting. I have it turned on with...
  17. Good all-around service.

    Thank you cbreze. It's nice to see some praise for Fi from a person who does not mention international travel. I am also retired and a Fi user. While I'd like to do some international travel, it's...
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    Try Fi?

    Yes, yes, I remember those threads. It was interesting at the time, but the facts may have changed.

    My MVNO right now is Google's Project Fi. The selling point to a person who "doesn't need data"...
  19. Wi-Fi calling as an alternative to booster?

    If a person has wi-fi and the device that she wants to keep is able to use T-Mobile's voice over wi-fi service, isn't that a substitute for the booster? But that's making suppositions that may not...
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    Motorola phones seem to be mostly or entirely...

    Motorola phones seem to be mostly or entirely unlocked. I got my Moto g5 plus last fall in a Best Buy store that had a display of unlocked phones. I also have a Moto x4. Both phones are great and...
  21. Some thoughts that relate to issues raised above:...

    Some thoughts that relate to issues raised above:

    To simplify any thoughts about a new phone, I stick to T-mobile MVNOs. Then I could wind up with a phone that has wider compatibility, but that...
  22. I am uncomfortable with the prospect of T-Mobile...

    I am uncomfortable with the prospect of T-Mobile merging with Sprint.

    Technology tends to bring down the cost of a certain level of service. For example, T-mobile was a leader in the tech for WiFi...
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    Of course, get a nice phone with the newest...

    Of course, get a nice phone with the newest bands. But then if there is still a key location where your voice calls are weak, T-mobile supports wifi calling.

    Details about wifi calling: ...
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    Good for him. I am happy with the Moto X4. I...

    Good for him. I am happy with the Moto X4. I don't remember all the details, but as far as the Project Fi protection plan I think Google tried various things over time. When they had repair parts and...
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    Very interesting. So the carrier-switching...

    Very interesting. So the carrier-switching circuitry is in all X4's. I assume that you downloaded the Project Fi app, then things went smoothly. That's cool.

    My Moto X4 came from Google because...
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