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  1. It has always been like that for me too. I notice...

    It has always been like that for me too. I notice that the field "SELECT ACCOUNT TO MANAGE" is always blank when I log into my account, from a PC, so I just click it and select the phone # (I have...
  2. Sold: Well, if you can beg for something for free, why...

    Well, if you can beg for something for free, why not give it a try. :)
  3. Thread: Unlock Policy

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    Got it, thanks, and to hpham too, for the...

    Got it, thanks, and to hpham too, for the explanation.
  4. Thread: Unlock Policy

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    Not sure I understand what you are saying. How...

    Not sure I understand what you are saying. How can a phone be on TF but not active? I am a bit slow today from last night's new year celebration. Can you give a scenario? If what you really mean is...
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    Yep, I don't buy used phones, or notebooks for...

    Yep, I don't buy used phones, or notebooks for that matter, and third party batteries either for the same concern of battery life. You can buy a Rebel 4 from Straight Talk for $20...
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    No, I would not trust calculator either. Pencil,...

    No, I would not trust calculator either. Pencil, paper and brain is still the way to go.
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    Sticky: You are right about re-branding Simple Mobile LG...

    You are right about re-branding Simple Mobile LG Rebel 4. I bought one from Best Buy early this year and had it re-branded to TracFone. TracFone sent me a new SIM to use it with.
  8. You can also dial *#*#4636#*#* and wait for a...

    You can also dial *#*#4636#*#* and wait for a Testing screen to show up. Tap "Phone information" and scroll down a bit to find the field "VoLTE Provisioned" to see if the phone is provisioned for...
  9. Similar result here with my TracFone Moto E5 -...

    Similar result here with my TracFone Moto E5 - AT&T, Cricket and T-Mobile are ok but not Verizon, which I believe unlock probably won't change anything if my experience with my TF-unlocked Rebel 2...
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    You are greatly mistaken. GV app has its own...

    You are greatly mistaken. GV app has its own dialer integrated and doesn't need hangouts dialer.
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    It is the phone screening thing -...

    It is the phone screening thing - https://support.google.com/voice/answer/9262934?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en. You can turn it off in Settings.
  12. You have to activate the HSN phone with the SIM...

    You have to activate the HSN phone with the SIM card that comes with to get the 365 service days (and minutes/texts, which you don't care). Regarding unlock, here is a question that I don't know if...
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    For verification purpose, you can use landline #...

    For verification purpose, you can use landline # or mobile # with the exception of a VOIP # (ex. FreedomPop) or another GV #. In the old days you can actually request two GV numbers with the same...
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    No, it doesn't. I have an old LG G3 (VS985) that...

    No, it doesn't. I have an old LG G3 (VS985) that can't detect the presence of the SIM card now and I use it for GV and, mostly, Skype at home.


    According to this guy's estimation...
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    Same here. The (home phone) GV# is my main phone...

    Same here. The (home phone) GV# is my main phone for communication to the outside world. We keep the mobile phone numbers exclusively for use within family and friends. I think this scenario can...
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    So there is landline. I had Vonage for a year...

    So there is landline. I had Vonage for a year while on the promotional rate of $9.99/month. But after tax and fee, I paid almost $20/month!

    Recently I noticed that a lot of spam callers changes...
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    Ha, I have the exact setup as my home phone but I...

    Ha, I have the exact setup as my home phone but I only started this January. So far I am extremely satisfied with GV as the landline replacement - cheap and flexible. Sometimes I even take my home...
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    Probably not. Last week when I saw Samsung Galaxy...

    Probably not. Last week when I saw Samsung Galaxy A10e at a reasonable price, I got interested. I downloaded the user manual to checked out whether it had the double-tap screen on/off function. Well,...
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    Regarding the calling # format, you don't need...

    Regarding the calling # format, you don't need the "+", just dial 1 followed by the 10-digit phone #. I got it confused with Skype, which starts with the "+" but you don't have to punch it in, it...
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    Yes! You just select "Skip" when asked to link...

    Yes! You just select "Skip" when asked to link the mobile phone # and then make sure you select Wi-Fi and mobile data. I have Google Voice App. installed on all of my non-activated phones. Previously...
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    You just need to install the Google Voice app....

    You just need to install the Google Voice app. which is the replacement for Hangouts Dialer app. and Hangout app. We have been using Google Voice calling home when travelling abroad for several years...
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    It seems to me that you have the setup for your...

    It seems to me that you have the setup for your parents as the landline (home phone) replacement. If this is the case, I think the plan (180minutes/30days) isn't the right plan. Here is an...
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    No, the phoenix 2 is a backup phone and currently...

    No, the phoenix 2 is a backup phone and currently is not with any carrier. When I saw Best Buy has Phoenix 4 on sale ($20 and my local store still has a few), I thought that it might be time to...
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    Found the answer - yes, it is. See post #39 of...

    Found the answer - yes, it is. See post #39 of this thread https://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1897137-Why-do-cricket-s-branded-newer-phones-still-lack-VoLTE/page3. By the way, AT&T Phoenix 2...
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    Yes, the switch (Enhanced LTE service) is what...

    Yes, the switch (Enhanced LTE service) is what makes me suspect that Phoenix 2 might be Volte compatible and the question. From what you described (about K4) the possibility is high, if not very high.
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