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  1. There is a lot more to the cell service market...

    There is a lot more to the cell service market than just a Rootmetrics, etc. best data speed. Most cell users have no idea what their data speed is and wouldn't understand what the number means if...
  2. Based on years of personal experience, I would...

    Based on years of personal experience, I would not expect -120 dBm on LTE band 2 for data to be at all reliable for anything. Who knows how the IoT device handles time outs.

    If there are trees...
  3. It may depend on the manufacturer and the...

    It may depend on the manufacturer and the particular phone. Older phones are unlikely to get much.

    My Tracfone branded Moto E5 got an Android update in December 2019 to 8.1.0. I don't recall what...
  4. Keep in mind that you have to have charged use of...

    Keep in mind that you have to have charged use of a Tracfone smartphone at least every six months to keep it from being suspended and eventually terminated. One text is enough to count for that....
  5. Thread: Save Money

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    Yes, they have been doubling the base data amount...

    Yes, they have been doubling the base data amount for a while.
  6. Thread: Save Money

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    We moved a line from AT&T postpaid to Verizon...

    We moved a line from AT&T postpaid to Verizon Prepaid in December 2019. Here in Virginia there were no (significant) additional taxes and fees. There may have been the Va 50 cent prepaid fee, but...
  7. Thread: Save Money

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    Tracfone is $10 a GB.

    Tracfone is $10 a GB.
  8. Thread: Save Money

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    To move your phones to another service they will...

    To move your phones to another service they will need to be paid in full and unlocked.

    Is 24GB, with 10-15 typical, for each each phone or all three combined?

    Check options at...
  9. Thread: Best 5g

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    The best 5G is what there will be a few years...

    The best 5G is what there will be a few years from now. All of the current deployments are at a very early stage of coverage and capability, with nothing particularity compelling to use them now.
    ...
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    Mine was still working and balance still there...

    Mine was still working and balance still there when I checked it at the beginning of February. My balance is all from the initial $5 deposit I made several years ago.

    They appear to be letting it...
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    When you activate a new phone with Tracfone you...

    When you activate a new phone with Tracfone you will be given the opportunity to transfer the number, service units and time from an existing TF line.

    Good luck with Mom and cellphones. BTDT.
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    I've been in the habit of dialing ten digits for...

    I've been in the habit of dialing ten digits for everything for a long time after living in an area with overlay area codes where it was always required.

    I just tried it with 7 digits and it...
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    Good point. I have done this on several phones...

    Good point. I have done this on several phones and it has improved the battery performance noticeably at least for a few months. I think six cycles is too much and hard on the battery. I usually do...
  14. The ZTE model Straight Talk is currently selling...

    The ZTE model Straight Talk is currently selling uses Verizon and IS VoLTE compatible. I bought and activated one a couple of month ago.

    I tried it with fax and it did not work.
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    Replacement batteries for older phones are a crap...

    Replacement batteries for older phones are a crap shoot because frequently the replacement battery is also old and may not have been stored well.

    I replaced the batteries in my Galaxy S3 and S4....
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    Yes, VOIP calling can be blocked. I know my club...

    Yes, VOIP calling can be blocked. I know my club does. I don't know how widely it is done. I haven't tried McDonalds in years. Was the McDonalds in the US?

    There have been reports here of...
  17. Generally GV only accepts ports of mobile...

    Generally GV only accepts ports of mobile numbers. Maybe ask in the GV forum. I think the answer is no for porting a toll free number, but I am not the ultimate expert.

    The GV number on an Obi is...
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    I got one a couple of months ago. That's the way...

    I got one a couple of months ago. That's the way it works. You will not get an indication of signal level until you activate it.

    Mine works well.
  19. The Straight Talk ZTE cellular unit is definitely...

    The Straight Talk ZTE cellular unit is definitely portable as well and does not need to be plugged into a wall phone jack - none of them do, cellular or broadband. The ZTE unit even has a battery...
  20. Isn't an ancient Telo the type of Ooma that...

    Isn't an ancient Telo the type of Ooma that connects to broadband Internet?

    Ooma has a new one that uses LTE cellular, but I doubt that any of the cellular ATAs have sufficient audio quality for...
  21. I get Vz band 13 most of the time at home. I am...

    I get Vz band 13 most of the time at home. I am out on the rural fringe of suburbia and none of the higher frequencies make it out here and into the house. That's the way the band allocation...
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    AT&T plans to shutdown 3G in early 2022. 2G is...

    AT&T plans to shutdown 3G in early 2022. 2G is already gone. They will have to allow VoLTE on all the phones they allow to be activated then.
  23. Straight Talk still has one, but it can take some...

    Straight Talk still has one, but it can take some looking to find.

    https://shop.straighttalk.com/shop/en/straighttalk/homephones/st-zte-home-phone-z723c

    I bought one a few months ago. It uses...
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    HoFo has been up and down for hours for me -...

    HoFo has been up and down for hours for me - mostly down. Getting Timeout error 522 with Cloudflare mentioned on the error page.

    Probably another DOS attack. I'll wager that HoFo knows about it.
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    Search https://prepaidcompare.net/ Looks like...

    Search https://prepaidcompare.net/

    Looks like Red Pocket could do it.
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