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  1. T-Mobile and Freedom Pop are fine to switch your...

    T-Mobile and Freedom Pop are fine to switch your SIMs around. FP uses T-Mobileís network and T-Mobile has had very few restrictions over the last few decades. Mostly now just that your phone needs to...
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    I havenít ported a landline # in about 5 years...

    I havenít ported a landline # in about 5 years now but they always take longer. At least several days. When WLNP first started it took a week or two to port a landline #. So.. not really an issue as...
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    Definitely not an iOS 16 issue. I updated to iOS...

    Definitely not an iOS 16 issue. I updated to iOS 16 then 16.0.2, on more than one iPhone with no problems. Once back in the day I had a SIM that had the ďcould not activate cellular data networkĒ...
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    I agree. And thatís what Iíve done. A used...

    I agree. And thatís what Iíve done. A used genuine Lenovo battery is better than a new knockoff.

    The T series is remarkably easy to work on. I had a work issued T450 for years. Bought a few T...
  5. I SIM swapped a Verizon line a month or two ago...

    I SIM swapped a Verizon line a month or two ago from one iPhone to another. Mostly curious to see if anything would happen - itís still working just fine. Both iPhones are factory unlocked. I...
  6. I just put these lines in our cars. I've never...

    I just put these lines in our cars. I've never had to use them but it's nice to know it's there.
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    Sticky: Sponsored: I have a similar issue when Iím connected to a...

    I have a similar issue when Iím connected to a VPN. I can receive email to my Spectrum address but sending is unsuccessful. However, it works fine over cellular data for me on T-Mobile postpaid with...
  8. I've charged two of the power freebie power...

    I've charged two of the power freebie power banks. I think they were dead. Both did not get hot while charging, I had it plugged into a 2.1A USB charger. I haven't used them to charge anything yet,...
  9. Right now, 5G is just for data. Calls still go...

    Right now, 5G is just for data. Calls still go over VoLTE. In the future, calls will go over 5G VoNR but VoLTE will be around for a while.

    eSIM functionality is definitely good to have, Iíve been...
  10. Thatís the global model. The TracFone version has...

    Thatís the global model. The TracFone version has all the US bands including B71:

    2G GSM
    GSM850,GSM900,
    DCS1800,PCS1900
    3G UMTS
    B1(2100),B2(1900),B4(AWS),
    B5(850),B8(900)
    4G FDD LTE...
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    This is mostly unrelated but hpham mentioned the...

    This is mostly unrelated but hpham mentioned the AMEX promo for eBay. I missed it before I ordered my phones but added it anyway. I needed a serpentine belt for one of our cars and the Toyota dealers...
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    Good for you. Vote with your wallet. T-Mobileís...

    Good for you. Vote with your wallet. T-Mobileís Rebellion prepaid platform was buggy as hell before but seems to be better now. I have a few legacy PAYG lines that I keep active on T-Mobile and no...
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    TracFone TCL Flip 2 w/ 1year $19.99 on eBay

    Interesting. Iíll have to check my newly activated eBay bundles but so far nothing. Itís probably because they do brisk business on eBay but Iíve been watching their feedback rating fall to 94% - I...
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    TracFone is absolutely clueless on this. I canít...

    TracFone is absolutely clueless on this. I canít transfer existing service over to eSIM either, I get errors online. Havenít even tried calling because I know no one will be able to help me....
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    I added one line online before reading that you...

    I added one line online before reading that you should have a chat rep add it first before activating.. and that one didn't get the 10K points. I haven't bothered calling because I just don't want to...
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    172362 Just in case anyone wanted to see that...

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    Just in case anyone wanted to see that WiFi Calling becomes an option with a T-Mobile SIM once unlocked - native T-Mobile, not via TracFone. Works great.
  17. Decided to use my spare line to unlock a cheap...

    Decided to use my spare line to unlock a cheap Android. I chose the Blu View 2 which was $14.99 on Amazon, though Total Wireless branded. I tried to activate it online and got an error that the IMEI...
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    Just unlocked my second TCL Flip 2. Not sure when...

    Just unlocked my second TCL Flip 2. Not sure when day 60/61 came around but I knew it was around now. Went smoothly. I still like these cheap flip phones, battery life is good and it just works well...
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    Tethering from your phone and a dedicated hotspot...

    Tethering from your phone and a dedicated hotspot device receive the same lower priority and potentially speeds depending on the network congestion. Unless youíve regularly used wireless service to...
  20. Same. I wonít live under a rock but Iím still...

    Same. I wonít live under a rock but Iím still mindful of how much information I share. Opting out of pre screened credit offers helps a lot too, not to mention cuts down on junk mail considerably.
    ...
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    I ordered two of these flip phones and one...

    I ordered two of these flip phones and one Samsung A03s overnight Thurs/Fri. The Samsung was delivered on Saturday. The flip phones shipped yesterday and are scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. Not...
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    I have. I posted earlier since my first one is...

    I have. I posted earlier since my first one is already unlocked. VoLTE, Wi-Fi Calling, and whatever else works great.


    Sent from my iPhone using HoFo
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    Hotspot speeds generally have a lower priority...

    Hotspot speeds generally have a lower priority than on-device data, which means speeds may be less while tethered if the network is congested. Itís in the fine print.

    For example:...
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    This...

    This https://www.verizon.com/support/port-out-faqs/ might be helpful to send to him. I have an uncle who just does not want a smartphone (which is fine) so I set him up with a flip phone on TracFone....
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    It's always good to have a VoLTE capable flip...

    It's always good to have a VoLTE capable flip phone, and they're surprisingly expensive new on a carrier like T-Mobile. I think it's a worthy investment - especially with some reward points from a...
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