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    If you're leery about buying on eBay, checkout...

    If you're leery about buying on eBay, checkout Amazon "Certified Refurbished" unlocked phones. There's hundreds to choose from ranging from $35 to $500, and they are guaranteed to look and work as...
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    Yeah, but it's not that uncommon. Back in the day...

    Yeah, but it's not that uncommon. Back in the day I had a GoPhone account that had over $300 on it after several $100 top-ups per year. Used it on international calls when I was ready to move on...
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    I haven't seen anything yet, but welcome news if...

    I haven't seen anything yet, but welcome news if true (not that I'm likely to need the extra data, but it's nice to have it in reserve).
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    Defense against these issues (TFA and account...

    Defense against these issues (TFA and account hacking) is going to be compromised if H2O allows a couple of logins before kicking in the recaptcha. Either the hackers have the right credentials and...
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    Recaptcha on Account Login Screen? Really?

    Seriously, guys? Which bright spark at H2O Wireless decided it was a good idea to add Google's Recaptcha to their website's login screen -- for the very first login attempt, no less?

    This is...
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    Cool -- thanks for the information. Just tried it...

    Cool -- thanks for the information. Just tried it and it took less than a minute for the text to arrive.
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    The phone should work fine, if it is unlocked. If...

    The phone should work fine, if it is unlocked. If it is still locked to MetroPCS then go to this page:

    https://www.metropcs.com/terms-conditions/phone-unlock-policy.html

    If the phone qualifies...
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    I know it's a bit late now, but Google Maps...

    I know it's a bit late now, but Google Maps allows you to download maps to your phone, and even though I've never actually needed it, I always keep the map of my home city on my phone, just in case...
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    Fantastic news about CCF. Looking forward to...

    Fantastic news about CCF. Looking forward to being able to use Google Voice's voicemail services at last.

    Thanks!
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    Yup. ...

    Yup.

    https://support.google.com/hangouts/answer/3187125?co=GENIE.Platform%3DiOS&hl=en

    The main issue with any of these services is the quality of the calls, but that goes for most very low rate...
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    Most mobile phone companies offer cheap...

    Most mobile phone companies offer cheap international rates, but most require you to buy a more expensive plan (e.g. $50 on Cricket).

    Google 'international rates Poland" and plug in some of the...
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    Not an error, apparently, but their new...

    Not an error, apparently, but their new promotion:



    So, if existing subscribers who need 3GB really want to save $10.50 over the next three months, they can ditch their current line for a new...
  13. Thread: Speed Cap

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    Anyone with even a passing knowledge of how the...

    Anyone with even a passing knowledge of how the mobile phone industry operates has known this for years, especially the MVNO sector, whose costs are fixed by the wholesaler they buy the data from.
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    If that fix involves getting AT&T to do...

    If that fix involves getting AT&T to do something, that could explain it (especially if they are demanding money to do it).
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    If it was, they would have already announced it....

    If it was, they would have already announced it. (And the rollover data had already been limited to 5GB max before they discontinued it, anyway.)
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    Well, to be fair to H2O, I doubt any MVNO would...

    Well, to be fair to H2O, I doubt any MVNO would have announced that change. Not even sure the big four would, unless they were required to by law.
  17. H2O Wireless Now Limits Download Speeds to 8Mbps (LTE) or 4Mpbs (4G)

    A new sentence has been added to the Terms and Conditions within the last couple of days:



    https://www.h2owirelessnow.com/mainControl.php?page=Tc

    Checking the cached version of the page in...
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    Whelp, throttling is right there in black and...

    Whelp, throttling is right there in black and white, in the Terms and Conditions:



    https://www.h2owirelessnow.com/mainControl.php?page=Tc

    Checking the cached version of the page in Google...
  19. I was happy with 1GB, so no need for me to...

    I was happy with 1GB, so no need for me to change. If there was one thing I would like them to improve, it's the quality of the free international calling. Not surprisingly (given the free part) the...
  20. No additional fees, and H2O only charges sales...

    No additional fees, and H2O only charges sales tax in New Jersey.
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    How big is Pure Talk? How many customers does H2O...

    How big is Pure Talk? How many customers does H2O believe it will lose to Pure Talk? Is H2O losing money by offering 3GB for $30 when Cricket Wireless (the elephant in the room) is still only...
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    Don't bet on it. Unless the wholesale price for...

    Don't bet on it. Unless the wholesale price for data has dropped, deals like this are temporary loss leaders for MNVOs, their goal being to increase their monthly subscribers and profit from them...
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    Probably just congestion. Streaming services are...

    Probably just congestion. Streaming services are getting very popular these days. It may or may not be a coincidence, but 5mbps down is about the speed you need to maintain a health HD stream from...
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    I'm happy to accept everyone's thanks for my part...

    I'm happy to accept everyone's thanks for my part in helping extend the promotion by several months...

    ... by being on the $30 plan this whole time and not using more than the original allotment...
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    You're asking a question that even H2O Wireless...

    You're asking a question that even H2O Wireless doesn't know the answer to yet, and may not until the very last minute...
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