• Thread of The Week, Round 209



    It's time for a new thread of the week, our way of recognizing forum members for promoting valuable discussion here.

    Every weekday yours truly posts a morning briefing, including the most popular forum thread—that is, the post with the most replies—for the previous 24 hour period. For reference, here are the daily threads for the past seven days:

    Metro Phone Deals
    Verizon is Improving
    Several apps installed & working but no icons in drawer or screens.
    New Fees for Prepaid
    Doing the 15 day trial.

    Note that the Monday briefing considers forum posts from the weekend prior, so nobody misses out.

    And so, with 32 replies the most popular thread started last week is:

    Doing the 15 day trial.

    Congrats to FAUguy for starting our two hundred and ninth thread of the week! As a small token of our appreciation, please enjoy a monthlong Premium Membership on us. Benefits include ad-free browsing, increased private message count, access to a subscriber-only forum, extra attachment space, a referral/affiliate signature link, the ability to post referrals, and a custom avatar and user title!

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    Andrew Currie has been blogging about mobile phones since 2001, smartphones (depending on how you define them) since 2002 and smartwatches since 2014.
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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Announcement: Thread of The Week started by acurrie View original post
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