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  1. Obi settings have nothing to do with other phones...

    Obi settings have nothing to do with other phones ringing.

    There are several things that make your cellphone ring for a call to your GV number.

    If the GV app is installed on your cellphone and...
  2. Yes. Get the new SIM and activate it with a...

    Yes. Get the new SIM and activate it with a transfer of service units, service time, and phone number by phone, chat, or the online web form. No reason needed.

    I have done this from AT&T to...
  3. How is your app going to work with no cell...

    How is your app going to work with no cell service?

    ...



    I have some experience with leaving cellphones in cars for extended periods.

    After a year or so of normal use, I put an inactive...
  4. Are you sure you have Hangouts set to receive...

    Are you sure you have Hangouts set to receive incoming calls? The default is to not receive calls.

    Do you have any other phone/VOIP apps on the phone?
  5. Boom does not operate any part of the physical...

    Boom does not operate any part of the physical cell network or interconnects. They just buy wholesale service from AT&T and Verizon and sell it to us. They also don't operate the voicemail. That is...
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    At one time some of them were sold into the third...

    At one time some of them were sold into the third world that didn't respect our blacklist or had new ESNs put on them. Don't know if that still happens.

    Some are probably sold through Craig's List...
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    Polycom OBi200 Sale

    $39.99 at Newegg with Promo Code: EMCTEUT56 until 11:59PM PT on 09/12/2019.

    This is as good as the price gets these days.

    This is an Analog Telephone Adapter. You plug it in your broadband...
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    Ok, you will need a Sprint SIM. Tello can...

    Ok, you will need a Sprint SIM. Tello can probably tell you which model and sell one.

    Ting is usually a good source for Sprint SIMs. They do not show the Pixel 3a model in their SIM purchase tool....
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    What carrier are you using on Red Pocket? If you...

    What carrier are you using on Red Pocket? If you are using Sprint, then no SIM change is required. Sprint just uses Sprint SIMs, not ones that are only for a particular MVNO.

    I don't know about...
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    Sounds like you don't need to try putting the SIM...

    Sounds like you don't need to try putting the SIM back in the Mobley.

    Beware, if you do put the SIM in the Mobley, the Mobley will set an unknown PIN on the SIM. The Mobley will work fine with the...
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    Anyone know how Straight Talk Home Phone works...

    Anyone know how Straight Talk Home Phone works with 911?

    Is is just cellphone 911 or do they have a registered address?
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    Verizon Wireless Home Phone T2000 SKU# NOVT2000....

    Verizon Wireless Home Phone T2000 SKU# NOVT2000.

    Someone above reported it working on Selectel. IIRC, Selectel is $18 a month.
  13. I don't know of any good unlocked phones for...

    I don't know of any good unlocked phones for under $100. Puretalk is a AT&T MVNO so any AT&T or AT&T Prepaid phone will work on Puretalk or any AT&T MVNO without unlocking.

    AT&T Prepaid phones...
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    Previous discussion about this here: ...

    Previous discussion about this here:

    https://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1908448-Straight-Talk-Home-Phone-Service

    Straight Talk appears to be a dead end for the device at the moment....
  15. It already is a crime and the FTC pursues and...

    It already is a crime and the FTC pursues and prosecutes as many as they can. Problem is that most of the calls originate from other countries where we have no jurisdiction. Gaining jurisdiction and...
  16. Verizon put out an official statement that they...

    Verizon put out an official statement that they will continue allowing existing CDMA, non-VoLTE, phones until the end of 2020. That was a change from the end of 2019. They will not allow new...
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    True, but any smartphone is a whole level of...

    True, but any smartphone is a whole level of effort to get it configured so that it doesn't waste data, junk apps disabled, app updates disabled, notifications disabled, etc.

    I have had new phones...
  18. My Moto G6 is the loudest phone I have ever had -...

    My Moto G6 is the loudest phone I have ever had - on ear or speakerphone.
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    deb is the preferred package type for Ubuntu...

    deb is the preferred package type for Ubuntu based Linux.

    How to install packages is addressed here:

    https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1525
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    What you are doing is as cheap as it gets if you...

    What you are doing is as cheap as it gets if you need more than a few call minutes and texts.

    For very low usage a paygo service with no recurring fees and non-expiring balance would be cheaper.
    ...
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    That's why I like Xbuntu. It works the most like...

    That's why I like Xbuntu. It works the most like Windows.

    You can probably change the Mint desktop environment to something you like better. Just do a web search on that and dive in.
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    That is probably HSN or QVC bundle deals of a...

    That is probably HSN or QVC bundle deals of a phone and a year of service. You activate it and it works for a year (within the limits of the included 1500 minutes, 1500 texts).

    After a year you...
  23. Yes, Sprint may be a weak-sister network, but...

    Yes, Sprint may be a weak-sister network, but USCC is in no way comparable in nationwide service.

    I had made a note of the carriers market share as of Q1 2017. I know that is not real up to date,...
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    Fedora is a good choice, though I don't know...

    Fedora is a good choice, though I don't know about the phoning home issue. I used Red Hat and Fedora at work for years. It is reasonably easy to install and use. It is a bit of overkill if what you...
  25. Answered here: ...

    Answered here:

    https://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1915234-Which-Linux-Distribution-to-Try-or-Use?p=17090381#post17090381
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