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  1. Recommendations for messaging blocking apps?

    A buddy is getting bombarded with porn spam messages on a Motorola Z2 Play (Nougat). It's a Verizon phone and AFAIK there's no root available for the Vzw version and the only call blockers I have...
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    Best used, M8 or M9?

    I get by on used phones and the battery of the M8 I have now is showing signs of impending death so I'm looking at replacing it either with another M8 or an M9. Since neither one has a...
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    The problem appears to be resolved now. It took...

    The problem appears to be resolved now. It took three days but I finally got a kick-back from my email service host containing an error message that helped resolve the problem. The crux of the...
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    I don't have that capability.

    I don't have that capability.
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    I tried sending from two different online fake...

    I tried sending from two different online fake email sites and neither of them arrived. Which exonerates my local email client and my email provider. Then I chatted with PPC support (pardon the...
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    How to eMail to SMS on PPC?

    I'm not receiving texts to my phone when I'm emailing to [email protected] or [email protected], both with and without "quotes" surrounding the telephone number. I last used the vtext address...
  7. I changed phones again and the reception problems...

    I changed phones again and the reception problems seem to have resolved. I haven't used it extensively away from home yet but text messages all seem to be arriving right on cue, even when I'm at my...
  8. Several months ago I changed phones (from an LG...

    Several months ago I changed phones (from an LG to a Samsung) and the problem persists. Yesterday I was in "cell phone parking" at the local airport, waiting for a friend to text me that he had his...
  9. How do you explain these "reception" problems?

    **** If this is posted in the wrong forum, please redirect as needed. ****

    I have reception "problems" with my cell phone, most notably at home. Even though my phone usually shows five bars (out...
  10. Looking for Galaxy Express 3 specs (and $) in CDMA phone

    I'm a smartphone bottom feeder. I've been using my first smartphone, an LG Optimus Fuel (LG34C, KitKat 4.4) for about two years, and I've been happy enough with it that I wasn't willing to spend...
  11. Thread: BYO Wireless

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    I'm gonna miss BYOW's CSRs. I couldn't get the...

    I'm gonna miss BYOW's CSRs. I couldn't get the phone I'd had on BYOW moved to another network because I didn't take the steps to transfer my account before 01 September. And when I did try, my MEID...
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    PPC's CSRs had to take four runs at it before the...

    PPC's CSRs had to take four runs at it before the port-in finally went through, but the BYOW agent's trick did the job.


    And kudos to Desiree Templeton.
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    Nightmarish experience moving phone to PPC

    BYOW went away and I needed a new home for my LG34C. Messages from BYOW said my account would be moved to Selectel, and that I should create an account with Selectel if I wanted them to continue my...
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    Thank you for that info, Prepay Refill. It was...

    Thank you for that info, Prepay Refill. It was my intention to try what you suggested this morning, but when I checked my email I had a reply from one of the BYOW CS agents who I had dealt with...
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    PPC will not port in the number because the MEID...

    PPC will not port in the number because the MEID is locked.


    Not altogether. Budget does not service my area, so I got Selectel instead. And Selectel says it's nothing to do with them because...
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    BYOW holding my MEID hostage

    When BYOW sold out, I didn't transfer my account to Selectel, I just held on until my BYOW account was nearly expired and then started trying to transfer it to PPC, where I already have another...
  17. I found an old post stating that this particular...

    I found an old post stating that this particular carrier (Silver Star) is a roaming partner to Sprint. Does this mean that any phone Sprint supports, Silver Star also likely will support?
  18. So frequencies is the only potential trip-up? ...

    So frequencies is the only potential trip-up?

    And thanks much for the link, the super. Just my luck, the carrier I'm looking at is so rinky-dink, they're not on the list.
  19. Compatibility of unlocked smartphones running same OS as house branded?

    I asked basically this same question in the "Other Carriers" forum, worded somewhat differently, but maybe I'll get a better result here.

    Let's say I want to put a smartphone of my choosing on a...
  20. Unlocked smartphone on Silver Star (Wyoming)?

    An acquaintance asked whether he might buy the unlocked smartphone of his preference for use on the Silver Star Communications network (in Wyoming). He asked them and they said the phone probably...
  21. Sync calendar & notes to desktop without the Cloud?

    I used to have a Windows PDA that would sync Outlook calendars whenever the PDA was plugged into a (Windows) desktop (with Outlook) with which it had been paired. All data remained local. That's...
  22. Configure PPC account to send balance alerts?

    Can a PPC account be configured to send an email or text message with updates on the remaining balance? I've got my Mom on one of the 120-day prepays so all I have to do is monitor her usage and...
  23. Until recently I had an LG Optimus Fuel L34C...

    Until recently I had an LG Optimus Fuel L34C (branded for Net10) on PPC. Right now WalMart's web site shows a Straight Talk branded L34C for $30.
  24. How to switch off all data usage on LG VX5500?

    My elderly mother carries a cell phone primarily as an emergency comms device. After trying the dumbest smartphone launcher I could find, I had to concede that her tech quotient is just too meager...
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    My S-I-L donated her old Verizon LG VX5500 flip...

    My S-I-L donated her old Verizon LG VX5500 flip phone. It still has more nonessential functions than I would prefer but it at least looks enough like a 'regular' cell phone that she won't go into...
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