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    And unfortunately, it looks like TPO will be...

    And unfortunately, it looks like TPO will be shutting down: https://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2018/07/tpo-to-sell-us-customer-base-to-ting.html As it happens, Ting is my carrier for my daily driver...
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    Just as an update - the special plans at...

    Just as an update - the special plans at https://store.tpo.com/promos/welcome are gone now... and the fine print on the TPO site now says that "After allotted data amount, your data will be disabled...
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    If one reputable manufacturer would make a decent...

    If one reputable manufacturer would make a decent spec removable-battery phone with no blatant omissions that would likely annoy the sort of people who want a removable battery (that is, with a...
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    Thanks! Your suggestion worked out great. I've...

    Thanks! Your suggestion worked out great. I've had other nerdy friends react with "OOH, just what I need for monitoring [xyz]!" ;)
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    Or when the details of the relationship aren't...

    Or when the details of the relationship aren't considered relevant - or anyone else's business.
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    A small update for anyone interested - I got my...

    A small update for anyone interested - I got my TPO SIM the other day and set it up on the Admirable plan. I used Speedtest to burn through the 100MB of LTE data, and then discovered that while they...
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    While this is rather off topic - WAZE. You may...

    While this is rather off topic - WAZE. You may live somewhere this would be less useful, but here in the Los Angeles area its ability to "watch" live traffic and re-route around snarls is very...
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    I'm not - but I recently got a nifty new phone to...

    I'm not - but I recently got a nifty new phone to play with - billed as the smallest LTE smartphone out there - and it's a dual-SIM phone; I have a FreedomPop SIM in the LTE-capable slot and a...
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    I put "2G" in quotes because it's 2G-ish data...

    I put "2G" in quotes because it's 2G-ish data speed (often 64kbps, though I've seen both 128kbps and - yikes! - 32kbps), throttled down over LTE or 3G, whatever is applicable.

    As for networks -...
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    To be honest - I don't know. I have noticed that...

    To be honest - I don't know. I have noticed that even with fairly heavy use of the "navigation phone" I don't go through much of the data from the FreedomPop SIM - so even a 64kbit throttle probably...
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    Cheapest plan with unlimited "2G" data?

    Right now I'm using a FreedomPOP SIM in the phone I use as a car navigation device, but what with the recent changes for free users, I'm thinking it might be wise to look at other options, even if...
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    ...because those might not work either? I tried...

    ...because those might not work either? I tried two different providers to get an Alcatel IDEAL unlocked after AT&T denied me - and both wound up refunding my money because they couldn't get a code....
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    You may be right; I got an unlock without any...

    You may be right; I got an unlock without any trouble for a Samsung Galaxy Express 3 I bought back in March when Target was selling them for $20. I picked up an Alcatel Ideal recently at that same...
  14. Thread: Pay As You Go

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    This would appear to be (relatively) new because...

    This would appear to be (relatively) new because the last time I looked at auto-recharge, the maximum period was 30 days. I just now logged into my account and discovered to my glee that I could set...
  15. Interesting Flip Phone Functions - do/did they exist?

    I was messing around with a ZTE Z222 the other day and I happened to notice that it was able to see a Bluetooth keyboard of mine - and in fact, it would pair with that keyboard, giving me a moment of...
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    I've had a similar issue - and while I use...

    I've had a similar issue - and while I use Privacy.com for a number of things, FPop wouldn't accept their card number when I tried, rejecting it just like they do a prepaid gift card. What I tried -...
  17. No NFC, and no user-replaceable battery as in the...

    No NFC, and no user-replaceable battery as in the G5. :mad:

    I was hoping this would be a replacement for my aging Samsung Galaxy S4, but apparently not.

    (And doing a grey-market import of the...
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