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  1. A long time ago someone (I wish I knew who) on...

    A long time ago someone (I wish I knew who) on Usenet had a SIG that went, "All wireless carriers suck. The trick is to find one that sucks in a way you can live with." I agree with @collegea,...
  2. I kind of wish they had dots of some color (grey...

    I kind of wish they had dots of some color (grey or black) to indicate someone was there but found no signal. I understand this could be misleading, they might not have a phone with all bands.

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  3. The GSM standard has provisions for forwarding...

    The GSM standard has provisions for forwarding texts but AFAIK it has never been implemented anywhere. Texts are delivered as usual when roaming. Since most T-Mobile plans have free incoming and...
  4. This is a bit OT but I'm curious if there are...

    This is a bit OT but I'm curious if there are special trucker versions of GPS that can avoid stuff like low overpasses, high rail crossings and sharp turns? Where I live, a trucker has to go miles...
  5. Update: Today I went on my PP account to make...

    Update: Today I went on my PP account to make sure I had the correct expiration date and learned, to my chagrin, that my plan had magically changed from PAYG to $12/monthly and had expired. The...
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    Merger: From the morning briefing.

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/10/20908539/t-mobile-sprint-merger-dish-network-failure-stopped-antitrust-experts-doj

    They do have a point that it's unlikely that Dish will ever create a viable...
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    Well, I just ordered a refurbished Dell T1700...

    Well, I just ordered a refurbished Dell T1700 mid-tower, with an i7-4790 chip, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SDD & 2 TB HDD. $534+tax from NewEgg. The CPU is about 6X faster than what I'm using currently and the...
  8. Easy. Your phone has forwarding settings. Set...

    Easy. Your phone has forwarding settings. Set "Forward All Calls" to +18056377249
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    AT&T replaced a lot of infrastructure after...

    AT&T replaced a lot of infrastructure after Hurricane Katrina but they didn't sell off their networks in Louisiana and Mississippi. Also, they're going to have to maintain infrastructure (one way or...
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    Here's the thread...

    Here's the thread on T-Mobile's support forum where International Passes were recently discussed. You might want to start a new thread there because the staff does not necessarily look at threads...
  11. Maybe also he can now claim that he's responsible...

    Maybe also he can now claim that he's responsible for "bringing 5G to rural Mississippi."
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    They didn't have a lot of choice. They committed...

    They didn't have a lot of choice. They committed to TV and then found out that Uverse wasn't a very good solution in many situations.
  13. I'll point out that Hood is the Democratic...

    I'll point out that Hood is the Democratic candidate for governor and is presently taking a lot of heat for his relationships with trial lawyers. He may have political motivations for wanting to get...
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    I can't answer that question. I'm planning an...

    I can't answer that question. I'm planning an trip to Greece and just wanted to know when the data pass would start in Greece if I set it to begin next Tuesday. Effectively, the answer was 10:00 AM...
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    T-Mobile came on pretty strong in PR following...

    T-Mobile came on pretty strong in PR following Maria, installing lots of band-71. I'd say their network in PR is pretty good now. USVI? Not so much. They seem to have a couple of LTE sites on St....
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    As I understand T-Mobile's Carrier Freedom promo,...

    As I understand T-Mobile's Carrier Freedom promo, you have to trade-in your current device and finance a new T-Mobile phone to replace it. Here's the T-Mobile document that describes it. As with all...
  17. They actually have done quite a bit around Mobile...

    They actually have done quite a bit around Mobile but it's all been mid-band, since CSpire & AT&T own all the 700 MHz licenses. (Just like here in the Bilioxi-Gulfport market.) I was hoping for some...
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    I just asked this question on T-Mobile's support...

    I just asked this question on T-Mobile's support forum and got this answer: If you start the pass at once, it begins immediately. If you set the pass to start on a given date, it will start at...
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    Did you mean to ask this on the T-Mobile forum?

    Did you mean to ask this on the T-Mobile forum?
  20. I think if I were in someplace like NYC or Vegas...

    I think if I were in someplace like NYC or Vegas with either AT&T or T-Mobile, I'd want a high-grade phone with MIMO, >3-way CA and all the bands; 5G even. It's not so important out here in the...
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    Sticky: While CDMA-only devices have never had a SIM,...

    While CDMA-only devices have never had a SIM, were there not Verizon CDMA/GSM/UMTS devices with SIMs prior to LTE? (e.g. iPhone 4s) These, of course, had GSM, UMTS and a SIM only for roaming.
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    Does Verizon offer service (e.g. have a store) in...

    Does Verizon offer service (e.g. have a store) in the area where the phone is based? It sounds like it may be an area covered by a roaming/LTEiRA partner, where Verizon does not offer native service....
  23. As a truck driver, your practical choices are...

    As a truck driver, your practical choices are AT&T and Verizon. If one isn't working for you, your only choice is to try the other. If it doesn't work either, you need to change what you're doing. ...
  24. When you consider that 5G's air interface give...

    When you consider that 5G's air interface give only about a 20% increase in capacity over LTE, the real reason that any of the carriers are implementing low-band 5G is so that customers' handsets...
  25. I see a lot of complaints from T-Mobile customers...

    I see a lot of complaints from T-Mobile customers about poor data speeds in urban and congested areas. (e.g. regularly getting 0.5 Mbps download) I think it's happening to all carriers. It's a sign...
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