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    How ipad helped locate plane crash?

    Just read a news about rescue party located plane crash victims by pinging an iPad

    Does this imply the iPad has mobile data? Then why wasn't it used to contact people for help via messaging or...
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    RedPocket no internet after renewal?!

    I renewed my redpocket about a month ago.

    But a few days ago, I no longer have internet on my mobile. When I try to use the browser it would say no internet connection. And an android message...
  3. Redpocket says my ebay annual plan will auto restart. What's that mean?

    I received a text from redpocket:

    Your eBay plan expires in 14 days. Annual Plan? Your service will restart automatically. Monthly plan? Click ...

    What exactly is "restart"?

    Does that mean...
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    This summarizes the alternatives:...

    This summarizes the alternatives:
    https://prepaidcompare.net/
    Also fcc has an emergency broadband benefit program that may help some
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    Thanks for the thread pointer

    Thanks for the thread pointer
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    Redpocket no longer offers gsmA $5 plan :(

    I use my phone very little so the $5 plan offered by redpocket was good enough. It gave 100 voice, 100 text, and 500MB of LTE data. Prepaid 360 days for $60.

    It seems this deal has come to an end....
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    White list call blocker for google voice app?

    I set up google voice on my cellphone, so people who call my "home phone#" would reach me on my cellphone.

    But I also get a lot of spam calls. Is there a whitelist call blocker that works on...
  8. does activating new redpocket 360 plan replace or add to existing plan?

    I bought a 360 day plan from redpocket last year. It's going to expire in a month.

    If I buy and activate a new 360 day plan, would that add 360 days to my existing plan so I end up with 1 month +...
  9. upload speed significantly slower than download?

    Do all prepaid plans using AT&T towers have the same data speed or are some MVNO significantly faster/slower because of restriction imposed by the mvno, or imposed by AT&T on the mvno?

    I'm asking...
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    prevent phone number hijack?

    I want to prevent number hijack so I contacted my MVNO to set a port out password.
    They allow me to set the password, but it is a manual process -- they simply attach a note to my account saying the...
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    I've since read that you need mobile data to...

    I've since read that you need mobile data to receive MMS. So if I want to receive an MMS on sim1 (AT&T), does that mean I have to have mobile data on sim1 turned on as well? Can I receive MMS on sim1...
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    MMS not downloading on dual sim phone?

    I have a dual sim phone. Sim 1 has voice service on AT&T go phone. Sim 2 has data service on redpocket GSMA.
    I'm at home with wifi.

    For some reason, MMS suddendly stopped working. I would get a...
  13. How to use up top-up credit before quitting freedompop?

    I want to switch away from freedompop even though it gives 200MB free, it's not enough and the additional fee is not worth the hassle.

    I have $15 sitting in the top up credit. How can I use it up...
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    switching to redpocket questions

    I'm using puretalk (uses AT&T towers) and want to switch to redpocket GSMA because of their cheap ebay plans.
    Right now I pay $15/month and get only 80m talk or text and 400MB data.

    Switching...
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    Thanks. That sounds like I can justify a new...

    Thanks. That sounds like I can justify a new phone :)
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    puretalk LTE becomes 4G only?

    About a month ago my puretalk plan with LTE data no longer gets LTE. I only get 4G at best, no matter where I go.

    Is AT&T (which is the network used by puretalk) changing its LTE towers and bands?...
  17. security to prevent number from being ported out

    I asked my mobile operator what kind of measure they have to prevent my number from being ported out by someone else to steal my phone number (and then use the phone# to steal my other accounts).
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    I get the same type of spam calls on my cellphone...

    I get the same type of spam calls on my cellphone too.

    How do you set the phone to reject calls from your CO prefix? Is this a feature of your phone, an app on your phone, or your carrier?
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    How to get a new, spamless phone number?

    When I get a new phone and a new phone number, it is probably a recycled number, and if I'm unlucky, I may get a lot of spams calls, wrong number calls, and spam text.

    Is there any way to avoid...
  20. Does freedompop lose money by charging $0.01 account verification fee?

    Once in a while I get charged $0.01 by freedompop. Apparently they do this if I don't make voice calls. But that's not the issue; I don't mind paying $0.01 for the free data.

    My question is, won't...
  21. Is there any unpleasant surprise with this plan?...

    Is there any unpleasant surprise with this plan? $5/mo sounds too good.
    Can you renew in future year at similar price?
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    The newly released ZTE Blade V8 pro potentially...

    The newly released ZTE Blade V8 pro potentially may fit the bill.
    This site tells you whether or not a phone works on t-mobile VoLTE, and the Blade V8 is currently "not clear":...
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    I read that zenfone 2 limits one sim to 2G only....

    I read that zenfone 2 limits one sim to 2G only. How can that work with AT&T? The only way I can think of is you have only one sim in the phone, or an AT&T sim for data and a non-AT&T sim for voice....
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    How very true. Not only is this not mentioned in...

    How very true. Not only is this not mentioned in documentions, the manufacturer's tech support could also be clueless.

    I recently bought a BLU life one x2 and it limits the 2nd sim to 2G. Nowhere...
  25. gophone sim card stopped working in 3G phone but works in LTE phone?

    I have been using an AT&T gophone sim card in for many years, first in a featured phone, then in a moto g xt1033.

    A few days ago it stopped working: signal bar shows zero strength and calls don't...
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