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    Recommend Cellphone and Provider for Turkey

    I suggest you get used to spelling it Türkiye. The government has asked foreigners not to use the spelling of the Thanksgiving treat.

    When last in Istanbul, there were many plans available at a...
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    T-Mobile would seem logical as they have a seat...

    T-Mobile would seem logical as they have a seat on the Shaw Board of Directors.
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    It should be a hackers #1 target. Despite this,...

    It should be a hackers #1 target. Despite this, where are the reports of hacks? I think this is a pretty good indication of its security.
  4. There must be some small local carriers left. ...

    There must be some small local carriers left. Surely there will be 3G somewhere?
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    BYO usually means Bring Your Own (phone) so I...

    BYO usually means Bring Your Own (phone) so I would guess the the first deal is for a Boost sold phone and the second is when you already have a compatible phone.
  6. Pocket lint gets repeatedly compressed in the...

    Pocket lint gets repeatedly compressed in the socket preventing full insertion. Take a paper clip/dental pick or similar object and carefully drag/scratch it out. It’s amazing how much gets in...
  7. There is a country nearby that does have...

    There is a country nearby that does have ‘mandatory’ roaming.

    The largest carrier (by subscribers) allows its customers to roam on #2 and #3 where it doesn't have service.

    #2 and #3 operate a...
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    I believe the idea is that it just has to have...

    I believe the idea is that it just has to have been in range of another persons phone to be effective.
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    Neville Ray recently tweeted about delivering...

    Neville Ray recently tweeted about delivering good news to the marketing group:

    “Met with @TMobile’s whole marketing group yesterday and I must say, I LOVE giving this team good news to work...
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    Somebody should tell Texans where the South Pole...

    Somebody should tell Texans where the South Pole research stations get their power. Hint: it’s wind power!
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    West. (BC/Alberta) If the Fido/Rogers signal...

    West. (BC/Alberta) If the Fido/Rogers signal drops, my iPhone typically goes first to EXT 3G and after a minute or so to LTE where it stays during calls.
  12. Thread: Old i576 phone

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    Ah, ok. We used the equivalent of Direct Talk...

    Ah, ok. We used the equivalent of Direct Talk too. Some points:

    iDEN phones would switch back to the network mode spontaneously which was annoying.

    Battery usage was higher.

    Range was...
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    Telus iDEN still alive here. But no way to...

    Telus iDEN still alive here. But no way to subscribe.
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    This is not my experience. VoLTE is working on...

    This is not my experience. VoLTE is working on Fido-EXT for me (iPhone 11 Pro).
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    Have you tried gently cleaning the foil on the...

    Have you tried gently cleaning the foil on the SIM with a pencil eraser? Sometimes oil from your hands or dust can inhibit connections.
  16. You know that the iPhone can store multiple...

    You know that the iPhone can store multiple eSIM’s?
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    I find the Fido (Rogers) coverage in North...

    I find the Fido (Rogers) coverage in North Saanich to be good. Rogers in greater Victoria was a mixed bag until they brought Fido onboard and it is difficult to find a dead zone now. The Freedom...
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    At home in Victoria, BC it has become all Band...

    At home in Victoria, BC it has become all Band 71. I no longer see the Bands 4, 7, and 12 that was accustomed too.
  19. At the beginning using EXT was frustrating (no...

    At the beginning using EXT was frustrating (no 911 etc.). It has since improved greatly. I use it frequently.
  20. You may find it easier to ‘switch’ to Rogers as...

    You may find it easier to ‘switch’ to Rogers as it is in-house. Nobody gets their feelings hurt.
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    Mine went to T-Mobile.

    Mine went to T-Mobile.
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    Then why did PacBell customers seamlessly...

    Then why did PacBell customers seamlessly transition to T-Mobile?
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    More @Androided misinformation.

    More @Androided misinformation.
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    I recall that when Rogers/Fido first started...

    I recall that when Rogers/Fido first started roaming on Telus there were these sort of problems. No switching even when signal was lost completely and 911 failures were par for the course. These...
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    I think they’ve been pretty clear that it’s BC...

    I think they’ve been pretty clear that it’s BC and Alberta only for now.
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