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    Two interesting anomalies

    (Interesting to me, anyway :) )

    In looking around the GV control interfaces (app and web) this morning I discovered a couple things I thought I'd share, and maybe get some comments on.

    Ever...
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    Looking at it over the time since the GV app...

    Looking at it over the time since the GV app gained it's own VoiP capability, it seems to me that the "Devices and numbers" area is supposed to be all-inclusive. Devices referring to data-accessible...
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    Following this thread. I've found something...

    Following this thread.

    I've found something interesting on my setup. I have three phones (all Android, only two with the GV app) , plus Web, plus my Obi 200.

    In the Settings>Account> Devices...
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    Sometimes (often?) with a typical TPU case...

    Sometimes (often?) with a typical TPU case they'll have a finish option that looks like carbon fiber, but is actually just a finish look. Like matte as opposed to glossy.
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    Aspect ratio of wide-screen HDTV (and probably 4K...

    Aspect ratio of wide-screen HDTV (and probably 4K as well) is 16:9.

    Aspect ratio of movies varies; there are several popular ratios depending on format the product is shot on, and how it is...
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    Plastic film protectors are indeed only good for...

    Plastic film protectors are indeed only good for scratch protection primarily, and maybe very light direct impact dispersion.

    But I can see how a tempered glass protector, with some level of...
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    Sticky: Refilled two separate PPC lines of service...

    Refilled two separate PPC lines of service (Standard Plan PAYGO) with $10 amounts this morning from the MegaSaver website (which adds directly - no PINs passed to me). I used PayPal for payment in...
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    Sticky: Sponsored: Refilled two separate PPC lines of service with...

    Refilled two separate PPC lines of service with $10 amounts this morning from the MegaSaver website (which adds directly - no PINs passed to me). I used PayPal for payment.

    No snags. Additions...
  9. Honestly, at this point in time I only have one...

    Honestly, at this point in time I only have one person I communicate with using Hangouts (as an IM chat app). I was using it before I got into Facebook Messenger to handle a few other people, but the...
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    T-Mobile Prepaid would use the same established...

    T-Mobile Prepaid would use the same established network tech used on the network at large.

    Band 71 is the newest frequency band used by T-Mobile. It is in the 600 MHz range, which, being pretty...
  11. Thread: HSN junkie

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    @hpham: I think you might be on to something...

    @hpham: I think you might be on to something with that description!
  12. I think they must be paying somewhat close...

    I think they must be paying somewhat close attention to it, otherwise the updates wouldn't be as close in interval as they've been, although it has slowed down since I got my last one (middle of...
  13. Thread: HSN junkie

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    hpham, you're just a simple old-fashioned Kansas...

    hpham, you're just a simple old-fashioned Kansas country boy (who happens to like complicated schemes)!
  14. Thread: HSN junkie

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    "Decrepitude". Gotta remember that one. I'm 64.

    "Decrepitude". Gotta remember that one. I'm 64.
  15. I just wonder why this is. Seems like we hear of...

    I just wonder why this is. Seems like we hear of plenty of users who get good results with the GV app on cheap enough phones. Shouldn't need an octa-core processor! If I knew there was a setting to...
  16. Google Voice vs. Hangouts test call comparison

    I've been wanting to compare these two on my own device (LG Fiesta 2 on PPC/VZW) to see if the newer version GV app actually improved over Hangouts to a noticeable degree, as Hangouts for me...
  17. Thread: HSN junkie

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    I don't get the attraction to need to whip out my...

    I don't get the attraction to need to whip out my smartphone at a pay terminal, vs. whipping out a little plastic card that's much more discreet in that moment.

    Maybe if you're futuristic enough...
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    I had been using cheap soft protectors (typically...

    I had been using cheap soft protectors (typically bought in six-packs or whatever) for my phones, but with the last phones I bought (last July 2018) I tried applying them and just couldn't get it, so...
  19. I'm seeing the same thing. It could be that...

    I'm seeing the same thing. It could be that they're now just simply relying on your ability to take your account balance and divide by $0.10.

    However that doesn't account for the difference...
  20. That's well more than enough usage to avoid...

    That's well more than enough usage to avoid issues.

    After my first warning in 2014 (after having the account/number since 2009) I must've only used it a couple of times a year, until just this...
  21. MRothaus, have you (on your lesser used GV...

    MRothaus, have you (on your lesser used GV number) even been notified of impending action by Google to reclaim that GV number due to lack of use, or does it get enough use (it doesn't take much...
  22. Google Voice voicemail Settings Main Menu over the phone

    It doesn't appear to be accessible any longer, since I don't know when.

    Check out this support thread from Google: https://support.google.com/voice/thread/692153?hl=en

    For those of you too...
  23. If your T-Mobile or T-Mo MVNO phone is old to the...

    If your T-Mobile or T-Mo MVNO phone is old to the point that your LTE service (limited by the device) is just on B2 (1900 MHz) or B4 (1700/2100 MHz) then you will likely have signal strength issues...
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    I think their asking me to check texting and data...

    I think their asking me to check texting and data was just a routine matter to make sure those aspects of the service worked; not to affect VoLTE's enabling.
  25. "AlexTrac" helped me out about six weeks ago,...

    "AlexTrac" helped me out about six weeks ago, PM-ing me here to direct me to "Tier 3" level support when I was helping a relative activate a new TF/VZW device that was not getting VoLTE. Quite an...
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