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    Some text notifications are missing

    I'm having a very strange problem with my phone, a refurbished Samsung galaxy a10e with Android 9.

    About 5 - 10% of the time I don't get notifications for text messages. I go to send one and find...
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    There used to be a page on the Boom mobile site...

    There used to be a page on the Boom mobile site for checking IMEI numbers,but now I can't find it. Do I remember correctly that an unlocked phone may not work on Boom because some devices are not...
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    Thank you for the tips. Yesterday I used that...

    Thank you for the tips. Yesterday I used that phone finder and discovered the A3, which would be perfect. Unfortunately, there aren't many available. I'll try the asus. I'm a bit wary of unknown...
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    Suggestions for a lightweight Android

    I have a neuromuscular disorder that causes extreme weakness. I need to replace my phone with a smaller, lighter one. My previous phone was 4.4 oz and this one is 5.1 - for me that's a big...
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    It's a matter of risk tolerance. Full information...

    It's a matter of risk tolerance. Full information is necessary to make an informed decision. I very much appreciate finding out about the risk before I bought a phone.
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    Thank you all for your input. God provided a used...

    Thank you all for your input. God provided a used Moto E 2nd gen, for less than I hoped!
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    Somehow I missed that whole discussion of...

    Somehow I missed that whole discussion of possibly losing service. That's a risk I can't afford to take; way too much stress if that happened. So I guess I'm back to square one.

    Besides Glyde and...
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    I called Walmart and they don't have any Verizon...

    I called Walmart and they don't have any Verizon phones on clearance. They do have the LG Optimus Zone 3 for $30 and I think that's what I'll get. It's older than the other ones suggested, but the...
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    So unlocking means Verizon releases the IMEI,...

    So unlocking means Verizon releases the IMEI, whitelisting means Boom will accept that IMEI. Correct?

    So what I need is:
    - an unlocked, whitelisted 4G Android OR
    - an unlocked 4G Android plus a...
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    Now I'm really confused... I thought I could pay...

    Now I'm really confused... I thought I could pay $2 for an unlock code and get a whitelisted ESN, like bw01 explained above?
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    All the technical details are confusing me a bit....

    All the technical details are confusing me a bit. Would you clarify a few things so I can be sure I do this right?

    What's the difference between unlocked and whitelisted? I thought an unlocked...
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    The seller for the above phone checked the IMEI...

    The seller for the above phone checked the IMEI for me and it's incompatible. So that's out.

    Thank you for all the tips on cheap phones. Right now I have about $30-40 available including other...
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    I'm on the Boom Red network, but with a 3G phone....

    I'm on the Boom Red network, but with a 3G phone. So I guess that means I'd have the same problem a if I were activating new service.

    $19 for a new phone would be great, but if I need the unlock...
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    So if I understand you correctly, it *might* work...

    So if I understand you correctly, it *might* work on Boom Red but no guarantees and it could be a big hassle?
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    Duh, I should have posted the link in the first...

    Duh, I should have posted the link in the first place.
    https://swappa.com/buy/moto-e-2015-lte-verizon
    I would be using it on Boom Red, which is the Verizon network. There are other networks...
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    I don't know much about the technicalities of...

    I don't know much about the technicalities of carriers and devices. If the phone with app works on my carrier (Boom) does it matter if it's not actually unlocked? Does unlocking affect anything else,...
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    buying a phone

    I'm looking at a phone that says it's unlocked and I need to use a free app to insert a new SIM card. Will this definitely work on Boom mobile? I don't have the ESN to check on the Boom Mobile...
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    Okay, so if I get a new phone from PagePlus I...

    Okay, so if I get a new phone from PagePlus I can't be sure it will work after the switch. (I don't trust anything customer service tells me anymore.) Boom doesn't have any decent smartphones right...
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    Thank you for the tips, alluringreality. It looks...

    Thank you for the tips, alluringreality. It looks like the data add-ons are only available for 4G phones, so that wouldn't help me with the transition until I can get a new phone.

    I don't care...
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    questions about Boom mobile

    I'm planning to switch from PagePlus to Boom mobile and I have a few questions:

    I prefer to get a phone from the company or a dealer, rather than from eBay or wherever. Right now there aren't many...
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    I didn't even know page plus had the roaming...

    I didn't even know page plus had the roaming option, so I guess I won't be losing any coverage.

    I don't spend much on phones. I've always bought refurbished ones, usually middle of the road, not...
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    Is the coverage at least equivalent to what I...

    Is the coverage at least equivalent to what I have with page plus?
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    Boom is a little better deal than Total Wireless,...

    Boom is a little better deal than Total Wireless, but they don't have many phones. The one I would probably get is actually out of stock. (I prefer to get a phone from the company rather than on my...
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    Thank you for the replies, I'll look at Boom. I...

    Thank you for the replies, I'll look at Boom. I forgot to mention I want to stay on the Verizon network, or I would consider AT&T. Edited above.
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    switching carrier, recommendations?

    I've had PagePlus for several years but I've been annoyed recently with poor customer service, delayed/dropped text messages, and apparently overcharging my usage. I'm looking to switch and the best...
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