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    Just relating my experience: I have incoming...

    Just relating my experience:

    I have incoming calls to my GV # forwarded to three cells (actually two, as one I don't carry gets taken off the forwarding list - and this is all cellular circuit,...
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    Straight Talk has kind of a deluxe version of...

    Straight Talk has kind of a deluxe version of this phone called the LG Reflect. General design is of the newer 18:9 screen aspect ratio (essentially 2:1) style. Don't know much else about it except...
  3. I think the answer (partially anyway) is that you...

    I think the answer (partially anyway) is that you have to have achieved Gold Rewards status at some point with those types of plans. It just being an old "Legacy" grandfathered plan is not enough....
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    Sticky: Added the refill PINs to each line today; no...

    Added the refill PINs to each line today; no issues.

    From PPC I received SMS warning notifications (to refill) for both lines: First at seven days out, then three days, then today.

    After...
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    Can't remember who suggested this, but when you...

    Can't remember who suggested this, but when you find you no longer see the desired add-on, try clearing your browser history/cache and see if that helps. A recent post in another area attested to...
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    It'll be the midrange and lower devices that keep...

    It'll be the midrange and lower devices that keep the 3.5mm jack. Most all the top end stuff has dropped or intends to drop that very useful feature, whether Android or iPhone.

    Also, even existing...
  7. Plans I'll bet HoFo member taoman could help in...

    I'll bet HoFo member taoman could help in answering that.
  8. Pinzoo.com has a pretty good selection, but as...

    Pinzoo.com has a pretty good selection, but as far as fees, it varies.

    I've only got experience with the low denomination Page Plus Cellular refills ($10). Apparently once you get above, say, the...
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    Sticky: I just purchased two $10 refills for my two PPC...

    I just purchased two $10 refills for my two PPC lines at Pinzoo, which I'll apply on Sunday using the PPC website. No snags; a straight $20 as expected.

    Didn't remember it from last time, but...
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    Well, like I mentioned, you should have at least...

    Well, like I mentioned, you should have at least a simple swipe set up that clears the lock screen (which would occur immediately after waking the phone with the power button). Power button wakes the...
  11. The difference is precisely what you've stated:...

    The difference is precisely what you've stated: Marketing hype. You're giving advice based on a sort of purist view of what the industry description of the fully realized 4G standard is, when the...
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    If the screen is dark when it's put away, there...

    If the screen is dark when it's put away, there shouldn't be any way an accidental touch or swipe could change things.

    Even if something is bumping the power switch and waking the phone, there...
  13. All devices being sold as new currently from...

    All devices being sold as new currently from reputable retailers, whether OEMs or MVNOs or your local authorized or corporate dealer for the big four carriers or similar (or SAME models sold as used...
  14. Glad I checked here, and thanks for the running...

    Glad I checked here, and thanks for the running account from Snowy and others. I made one call a little over a week ago while driving to Chicago and wasn't charged, but que sera, sera, as Doris Day...
  15. I still use the alias numbers when needed. I...

    I still use the alias numbers when needed. I don't get a whole lot of new contacts these days so most of the people I do need to contact have already gone through "the process" (have SMS-ed my GV...
  16. Earlier I looked up sales tax maximums, and, for...

    Earlier I looked up sales tax maximums, and, for city, county, and state combined, Chicago is at 10.25%, but is tied with Long Beach and Glendale California, all three of those the same total figure....
  17. The relatives live in Chicago, and one major...

    The relatives live in Chicago, and one major factor in the decision we were astounded to learn was the price of the $125 card once the taxes were added in.

    All told, the additional taxes and fees...
  18. Yes, I neglected to put in I proceeded to...

    Yes, I neglected to put in I proceeded to checkout before the add-ons were offered
  19. Hmmm, that is odd, although that corroborates...

    Hmmm, that is odd, although that corroborates hpham's 50% success rate.

    Don't know if it matters, but we approached it from the website, not logging in but selecting initially to do a Refill/Add...
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    Sticky: Hmmm, OK. Thanks for checking that out and...

    Hmmm, OK. Thanks for checking that out and posting it. Clears that up.
  21. The relatives (sister and BIL) both elected to...

    The relatives (sister and BIL) both elected to just buy the $50 add-on Service Time at the TF website (once I explained it being available and verifying it existed during our access session).

    They...
  22. Thread: Hangouts v. GV

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    I've used both of these for quite a few years as...

    I've used both of these for quite a few years as well, although never for international calling.

    Hangouts' ability to call was the original (mobile) method Google developed to do VoIP calling with...
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    Sticky: I didn't have any convenience or service fee with...

    I didn't have any convenience or service fee with Pinzoo my last add in March (chronicled up the thread), and I was a new account.

    I'm getting ready to make a dual $10 purchase with them in July,...
  24. Best annual deal for TracFone renewal; Advising the relatives

    Coming up soon in July the relatives' two respective TracFones each need renewal, either a full plan or Service Days only.

    They really aren't the type to get into doing the bit with something like...
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    Just got another one: To version 34.0.314821282....

    Just got another one: To version 34.0.314821282. I do these manually as a result of being notified. Afterward I don't go and examine it to see what may have changed. I just take it as it arrives....
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