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  1. I solved the problem by buying an Alcatel Volta...

    I solved the problem by buying an Alcatel Volta ATT Gophone from Kroger for $29.95. It worked almost as good as my Samsung.
  2. My previous experince with phones that were...

    My previous experince with phones that were compatible with ATT but weren't on the whitelist is:
    Installed H2O SIM. Everything worked. The APN setings were good, data worked, Made and received calls...
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    I have a couple of the "Battery Backup" devices...

    I have a couple of the "Battery Backup" devices that AT&T used to furnish with their Uverse gateways.
    They just plugged into the power input jack of the gateway, then plugged into the wall. Inside...
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    Alcatel Volta worked good for me. Was $29.95 at...

    Alcatel Volta worked good for me. Was $29.95 at Kroger. Put the H2O SIM in it, came right up and worked.
    Compared to a Samsung or IPhone you can tell the difference, but they are 10x more...
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    1. Maybe he could put the phone in his pocket...

    1. Maybe he could put the phone in his pocket upside down. When he grabs it, he might miss the volume button.
    2. Get a drawstring bag about the size of the phone. Use the string to pull it out of...
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    Also make sure your phone has bands 66 & 71. ...

    Also make sure your phone has bands 66 & 71. That 600 mhz band carries a lot further in the country.

    For 99c, you can get a Textnow SIM, which operates on Tmobile, no monthly charge. (Ad...
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    I wasn't able to bring up the window with the...

    I wasn't able to bring up the window with the choice of the "Free 250mb of data".
    When I tried to get info on the free 250mb of data, this is all I could find:

    Kevin C. Mod Mark S • (from...
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    You might try this: ...

    You might try this: https://www.textnow.com/device-checker
    The SIM is now 99 cents.

    Get a GV #, and it won't matter if Textnow erases your phone #. I even use a non-local area code. (less spam...
  9. Go to Page Plus website, BYOP, enter the IMEI &...

    Go to Page Plus website, BYOP, enter the IMEI & ICCID (SIM serial #). If it takes both, you are on. (at PP anyway)

    If it rejects the SIM, they will send one cheap or free.
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    The simple way to "block" callers you don't want:...

    The simple way to "block" callers you don't want: Set your default ringtone to NONE. If that's not available, record or make an mpg file with no audio. Name it to NONE.
    Set a ringtone for...
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    Sticky: Sponsored: T-mo de-prioritizing Tello

    Looks like T-mo is de-prioritizing Tello around 4 to 6 PM in Houston area. Can't get any data to check traffic maps, etc.
  12. Thread: AT&T Fiber?

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    > AT&T is installing fiber in my neighborhood. I...

    > AT&T is installing fiber in my neighborhood. I have a couple of questions:
    >Does AT&T fiber have a real IPv4 address? Don't know
    >Does AT&T Fiber need a generator at the VRAD like Uverse does...
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    If you want to try Tmobile cheaply, get on Tello....

    If you want to try Tmobile cheaply, get on Tello. $6/mo for talk/text/data. Let me know if you want further info.
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    I have been using Google Voice for the last 5...

    I have been using Google Voice for the last 5 years, 2 lines. The GV #'s are the ones given out to the public.
    Incoming calls to the GV number rings the cell phones GV is forwarded to.
    You can...
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    Now I have it figured out. You will have to pay...

    Now I have it figured out. You will have to pay them $40 a year, it just depends upon how you do it. When I get back to traveling having phones on all 3 networks will be a convenience.

    > I'll...
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    I never saw it in the fine print, but if you have...

    I never saw it in the fine print, but if you have a balance over $100 your minutes last a year. (per C/S)
    Because of the limited use during the pandemic I was able to build up that balance. Didn't...
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    I had been on Autopay for 3 years, it hit the CC...

    I had been on Autopay for 3 years, it hit the CC every 3 months reliably. I just noticed my balance increasing faster and found out they were hitting it monthly.
    I never saw it in the fine print,...
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    Sticky: Sponsored: If you continually travel in areas with no...

    If you continually travel in areas with no Tmobile coverage, it's pretty cheap to get a Tracfone and put it on Page Plus and/or an ATT prepaid phone on H2O.
    PP is $10 for 120 days, H2O is $10 for...
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    APN settings for Alcatel Volta (copied from my phone)
    Name:H2O Wireless
    APN: RESELLER
    MMSC: http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
    MMS proxy:...
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    Kroger has the ATT Prepaid Alcatel Volta for...

    Kroger has the ATT Prepaid Alcatel Volta for $29.95. (Houston,TX area)
    Put H2O SIM in it, works great. Had to edit the APN settings.
    The Volta works as well as the Samsung phone that ATT didn't...
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    I have fought this battle before with Samsungs...

    I have fought this battle before with Samsungs with no luck. ATT is more restrictive on older phones even if they have VOLTE.
    Since it's an ATT phone, they probably would unlock it for you. Then...
  22. I have the ATT fiber internet. Don't know if...

    I have the ATT fiber internet. Don't know if they still have a $35 deal, but I got mine at $50/mo. Had lots trouble with DSL since it came in on a wire. I'm close to salt water and the wired...
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    Motorola Micro Tac on Cingular. Then a Nokia...

    Motorola Micro Tac on Cingular. Then a Nokia 6610 on Tmobile, which my son is using for a backup phone. Office Depot was selling it for $30.
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    I was able to talk the c/s rep into sending me...

    I was able to talk the c/s rep into sending me one for my Legacy account. YMMV
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    It looks like I'm done with FP. Their solution...

    It looks like I'm done with FP. Their solution to my non-working hotspot is upgrading to the "Premium" service, which will zero out my rollover balance of 7 gigabytes plus the $10 deposit. Didn't...
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