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    I also recommend the Bluebird prepaid with one...

    I also recommend the Bluebird prepaid with one caveat. The is that it is American Express and some places won't take AmEx.

    As Relztrah said, it is $5 for the starter kit. After that there are no...
  2. I got the notification today that my paygo...

    I got the notification today that my paygo deposit line was terminated. I had three phones for Ringplus - two active and one inactive for plan swaps. I did not bother porting R+ numbers. I put two of...
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    Many will want a 5G phone when it becomes the...

    Many will want a 5G phone when it becomes the norm. I expect that will be several years. During the transition 4G and 5G will coexist much as 3G and 4G have for the past several years.

    The current...
  4. I did not consider Sprint to be a relevant...

    I did not consider Sprint to be a relevant competitor anymore. T-Mo finalized their purchase of Spint in April and is winding them down. FWIW, before T-Mo turned on 600 MHz here Sprint had better...
  5. T-Mo is only #2 in their self-selected metric of...

    T-Mo is only #2 in their self-selected metric of subscribers that ignores a large number of AT&T customers. T-Mo remains dead last in coverage. What counts when you go to use cell service? Signal or...
  6. I am old enough to remember my grandparents rural...

    I am old enough to remember my grandparents rural party line. We had a private line at home, but had to talk to an operator to tell them what number to call - no dial. I have no illusion that the...
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    It depends on the service provider. Freedompop...

    It depends on the service provider. Freedompop will not accept prepaid cards or virtual cards. My AT&T and Straight Talk accounts accepted virtual cards with no problem. I did not try the prepaid...
  8. You can get a no-strings-attached T-Mo hotspot...

    You can get a no-strings-attached T-Mo hotspot test drive for free. No credit check, no credit card are required. They give you a hotspot device with 30 day/30 GB for free. You don't even have to...
  9. T-Mo has grown admirably over the years, but what...

    T-Mo has grown admirably over the years, but what got them more subscribers than AT&T was buying Sprint and the subscribers that came with that. T-Mo's subscriber count is a cherry-picked metric that...
  10. Haha, yeah, I just switched from Tracfone that...

    Haha, yeah, I just switched from Tracfone that cost me ~$8 a month to Visible unlimited everything for $25 a month. I don't even bother turning on Wifi on the Visible phone. It helps make me feel...
  11. The Moto E6 has all of the major bands - 2, 4, 5,...

    The Moto E6 has all of the major bands - 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 25, 26, 41, 66, 71.

    The Moto G7 has a few more and one less - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 66, 38, 40, 41, but does not...
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    I have a Mobley and one of those power supplies....

    I have a Mobley and one of those power supplies. It works great, but the Mobley is only connected to power on the OBD port. There is no telematics with the Mobley.

    This thing appears to be a Moxee...
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    On low band narrow channels there is not much...

    On low band narrow channels there is not much difference from LTE.

    They turned on 5 MHz of band 71 LTE here last December. The best I have gotten out of it was 8 Mbps, but I did not drive around...
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    It uses telematics for gas level, battery, etc....

    It uses telematics for gas level, battery, etc. tracking. That implies that it can't be used outside of a car.

    2 GB wouldn't go far for children streaming video, social media, etc.

    It could be...
  15. I would not expect a whole lot from 2.5 GHz. I...

    I would not expect a whole lot from 2.5 GHz. I lived with Sprint for a couple of years with data only on 1.9 GHz. It doesn't penetrate materials like houses and buildings worth a hoot. 2.5 GHz would...
  16. Thanks, I had forgotten about that. I remember...

    Thanks, I had forgotten about that. I remember looking for what kind of antenna I would need to get the DC stations and being surprised that 4, 5, 7, 9 were now on UHF. That explained why I couldn't...
  17. The decision to reallocate some UHF TV spectrum...

    The decision to reallocate some UHF TV spectrum was not driven by 5G. Part of the UHF TV spectrum was sitting idle because cable and satellite displaced the need to operate more OTA broadcast...
  18. #1, #2, #3 in some partial metric of subscriber...

    #1, #2, #3 in some partial metric of subscriber count, whatever. Show Me The Money!

    Second Quarter Net Income
    T-Mo - $110 million
    AT&T $1.2 BILLION
    I did not look up Verizon

    I expect great...
  19. In cities, sure T-Mo does as well or better than...

    In cities, sure T-Mo does as well or better than the others. As we have heard too many times, T-Mo is perfect in Florida.

    My point was that they don't have the nationwide network that the Big-2...
  20. You may be confusing VHF TV and UHF TV...

    You may be confusing VHF TV and UHF TV frequencies.

    VHF TV is 54 - 88 MHz and 174 - 216 MHz. None of this has been auctioned or reallocated for cellular service.

    UHF TV was 470 - 890 MHz for...
  21. When I use a cellphone the number of subscribers...

    When I use a cellphone the number of subscribers the carrier has is never even thought of. What counts is do I have good, or at least usable, signal. T-Mo is dead last in signal coverage nationwide...
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    I think carbon fiber would block the magnetic...

    I think carbon fiber would block the magnetic field for wireless charging. Wireless charging is one of the major reason for glass backs.

    I have two glass back phones. A Moto G6 and a Moto G7...
  23. Yeah, that is a useful tool, but it will only...

    Yeah, that is a useful tool, but it will only tell if a phone has some compatibility. It doesn't say if the phone is compatible enough for a good experience on a carrier. A phone on Verizon won't be...
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    Sticky: You will get notified if a party member uses the...

    You will get notified if a party member uses the link to Leave Party, but not if their service is cancelled.

    Unfortunately we have to check our party status ourselves to avoid billing surprises....
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    The only thing consistent about Visible is their...

    The only thing consistent about Visible is their inconsistency. I have had it for seven weeks. The speeds vary drastically from unusable to good from one moment to the next. I have not observed any...
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