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    Replacing a phone

    So simple question here. My brother has two original SERO premium lines (that had been upgraded from the oldest version of SERO). He has two iPhone SE's from about 3 years ago.

    Now before...
  2. I appreciate the comments about the weather radio...

    I appreciate the comments about the weather radio alternative (or as you say lack-thereof)-- at least in terms of some practical use.

    I still believe my WEA alerts are broken at least in my area....
  3. Not intended behavior

    Agreed. I'm coming to the thought process from various posts that my experience is anomalous. For example, other xfinity mobile users in other parts of the US who do receive WEA alerts. So it's...
  4. Virtual network

    I'm used to 'virtual networks' from years of using the likes of Sprint. At times much of Sprint's geographic coverage nationally was achieved by roaming-- and at times, all included. i.e. the old...
  5. Good reason to choose and keep Verizon Wireless

    I was a Verizon customer for many years. I got lured in to xfinity mobile due to cost-savings. Xfinity mobile is a Verizon MVNO, so the coverage area as been the same.

    Anyway, there's a fire...
  6. Xfinity (Comcast) Mobile- lack of government alerts! Yikes

    So I used to be a Verizon customer for many years. Xfinity mobile is a good deal in my case. I don't use a lot of mobile data -- mostly wifi. Anyway, I switched like 6 months ago to Xfinity...
  7. WEA Government Alerts- a good reason to use Verizon

    So I was a long time Verizon user. No issues really, but Xfinity (a Verizon wireless MVNO) lured me away with lower cost.

    Today in my area there was a fire near work. More than 50 acres burned...
  8. I took your text "And honestly I'm tired of...

    I took your text "And honestly I'm tired of trying to explain it." to mean that you had taken the time to explain it once.
    My bad.

    -Dan
  9. I took some time to look through your previous...

    I took some time to look through your previous posts. I found none from you in HF on this topic.
  10. Will true 5G (millimeter spectrum) work at all?

    Not trolling. I think this is a valid question.

    Early on we have the discussion that 5G will be based on spectrum in the millimeter spectrum; 28Ghz, 39Ghz. High-band spectrum doesn't...
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    Quick trip report- Alaska Inside Passage

    This year I just brought a couple of Verizon post-paid phones cruising inside passage and brief visit to victoria.

    Both iPhones, latest iOS.

    1) my trick to turn off roaming didn't work. ...
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    This is my first summer travel without Sprint. ...

    This is my first summer travel without Sprint. In my home state (Oregon), roaming has just become too hard to make work. It may be that the device is clinging on to a faint Sprint signal, but the...
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    One last thing - vague memory is even att lacks...

    One last thing - vague memory is even att lacks decent prices in Tanzania. In short if both equally expensive may not matter. Perhaps a local sim can be found there? Dan


    Sent from my iPhone...
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    Verizon has a travel/trip planner website. Id...

    Verizon has a travel/trip planner website. Id check there. Verizon has roaming partners in Africa but often just default rates (read terrible pricing). One area ATT has over Verizon is better...
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    No but... (a little off-topic)

    No but I have an iPhone X (256Gb). Boy do I feel stupid. It might be the worst iPhone I've ever owned.
    No fingerprint. I have to juggle my lunch while trying to pay with AppleID and get the...
  16. yes, I've noticed the disparity for many years...

    yes, I've noticed the disparity for many years (between maps and reality). In my home town of Eugene, OR -- one need only drive maybe 10-15 miles to find big areas of no coverage. If you go to...
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    Agreed. It's also become less expensive to just...

    Agreed. It's also become less expensive to just roam over time. I think Verizon has either the $5/day travel pass, or one can sign up for the $40 100mins/100text/100Mb plan for the month if you need...
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    If iPhone one can select airplane mode first,...

    If iPhone one can select airplane mode first, then enable wifi, and enable wifi calling in that order. The friend will see vzw wifi or whatever in the alpha tag.

    -Dan
  19. I remember the ATT TDMA shutdown in favor of GSM....

    I remember the ATT TDMA shutdown in favor of GSM. Folks definitely got letters in the mail a few months prior to TDMA shutdown. There was at least one free dumb-phone offered. Of course those were...
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    yes, I remember the $10 upcharge for Wimax. I...

    yes, I remember the $10 upcharge for Wimax. I also had Sprint SERO when it was $30 (or $25 in my case due to some whacky re-occuring $5/mo discount).

    For a long time one could not upgrade their...
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    I did a little googling but cannot find the...

    I did a little googling but cannot find the details (duration) of the Comcast MVNO deal. So I agree with you if the duration is long (like 10 or more years). If the MVNO comes up in 5 or fewer...
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    Yes, and always the good unknown. Back when...

    Yes, and always the good unknown. Back when Cricket was separate from ATT, they kind of snuck up as a competitor. There will be new competitors. MetroPCS is in the same camp (or was prior to...
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    I'm sorry for the folks who will lose jobs-- and...

    I'm sorry for the folks who will lose jobs-- and yes, there will be lots of that. From a consumer perspective, folks will get less and pay more.
    i.e. Lots of removal of "duplication" on every...
  24. I'd remain calm. The NY times article on the...

    I'd remain calm. The NY times article on the subject estimates more than a year away, and during that time they must continue to compete against each other. ...
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    Sprint Roaming on Verizon

    In recent time, at least in my home state of Oregon it's become difficult to roam on Verizon. This roaming may still exist (unclear), but the phone will try very very hard to hang on even to weak...
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