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  1. Reasons? Just speculating, as I'm just a member...

    Reasons? Just speculating, as I'm just a member of the public at large who uses the internet in the 21st century: Mischief makers, malcontents, a**holes, who think it's cool to do stuff like this to...
  2. Yes, it needs to be specifically articulated that...

    Yes, it needs to be specifically articulated that a carrier's Wi-Fi calling feature is not the same as third party VoIP Wi-Fi calling. It is seen by the carrier as an extension of their network to...
  3. joseg2016 - One of the things you need to...

    joseg2016 -

    One of the things you need to understand about Android phones, regarding what we're discussing here, is that the phone is by design tied to the Google "ecosystem."

    There are many...
  4. Interesting. Also interesting is that...

    Interesting. Also interesting is that moneysavingpro website. Wasn't aware of that.
  5. Are you saying less than an hour's worth of web...

    Are you saying less than an hour's worth of web use per month?

    That's not much, of course, but try to find out, from any real world reports here (or wherever) how much data would actually be...
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    Yeah, there is a point of diminishing returns...

    Yeah, there is a point of diminishing returns attempting to narrow-cast to everyone for "just their" forum interests. Many members/visitors here regularly show how little of other sub-forums they...
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    @ e.mote: Analog voice? Whaaaaat? Maybe not...

    @ e.mote: Analog voice? Whaaaaat?

    Maybe not IP structured, but certainly NOT analog!
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    @rpz1: Just trying to reinforce hpham's advice...

    @rpz1: Just trying to reinforce hpham's advice with troubleshooting.

    It seems logical to me that, if TF service, due to VZW's requirements, records the coupling of a SIM ICCID and a device IMEI,...
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    @roadtrip: The emphasis in what hpham advised was...

    @roadtrip: The emphasis in what hpham advised was to transfer service to a new SIM that was also associated with a different phone/device IMEI, which likely has a more beneficial effect in terms of...
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    Wow. All TF subsidiaries in one sub-forum?...

    Wow. All TF subsidiaries in one sub-forum? Yikes... Going to have to mull that one over.
  11. Well, I guess we can't disallow the possibility...

    Well, I guess we can't disallow the possibility that site and system glitches exist. Just take a look at the history of things with the TracFone companies.

    But following things over the past few...
  12. I have to dispute Zipy's comments about his...

    I have to dispute Zipy's comments about his wife's situation and how that relates to jw530's findings.

    The thing with the T-Mobile Legacy Gold Rewards type accounts, as I have experienced, is that...
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    The issue with the conditional call forwarding...

    The issue with the conditional call forwarding (CCF) having somehow been previously set to divert to (seemingly) YouMail, and the issue with VVM seeming to be provisioned for the account (whereas it...
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    With these"factory installed" apps (whatever they...

    With these"factory installed" apps (whatever they may be - they're baked in), you often times can't uninstall them (very common on low cost LG devices), so disabling them (to restrict from RAM) and...
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    The Facebook and FB Messenger apps that come on...

    The Facebook and FB Messenger apps that come on TF and sister brand's phones start out as "stubs," often just a few hundred kilobytes. But as soon as you OK their use and do one update, they become...
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    In the dial-in VM menu (*86), we're not looking...

    In the dial-in VM menu (*86), we're not looking for a selection to do anything about VVM.

    We're looking for the PRESENCE of a menu item, specifically #1, that controls the notification icon for...
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    I've found the tip on how to check your Basic VM...

    I've found the tip on how to check your Basic VM and see if VVM has been enabled.

    But first, let me just ask if on this Samsung phone, what type of voicemail have you been using? Or how have you...
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    With that very strange YouMail issue (whatever...

    With that very strange YouMail issue (whatever service was being forwarded to) out of the way, it now appears you're running into issues indicative of having Visual Voicemail (VVM) partially...
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    The code is entered from the phone's dialpad as...

    The code is entered from the phone's dialpad as if an actual outgoing call. *73 then the "Send" key (usually green I suppose).
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    To further clarify what bobdevnul posted, you can...

    To further clarify what bobdevnul posted, you can choose to take your voice calls using the GV app, if you've got a full-time always-on data connection (whether cellular or Wi-Fi) that you want to...
  21. I was alluding more to the possibility of...

    I was alluding more to the possibility of electrical contacts just not being right for whatever reason. Fully connected, aligned, etc.
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    You can use classic Hangouts to do SMS messaging...

    You can use classic Hangouts to do SMS messaging through your GV account (i.e., send and receive using the GV account number/identity).
  23. In addition to a restart, removing and...

    In addition to a restart, removing and reinserting the SIM while it's down is a good basic hardware t-shooting bit. I have a friend whose network connection problems were recently solved by that.
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    I've been thinking about this issue. Let's...

    I've been thinking about this issue. Let's establish a few more things about your phone and service.

    So, you don't use this phone often, but was there anything unusual about the origin of the...
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    I think the "u mail" reference is actually...

    I think the "u mail" reference is actually something to do with YouMail, an alternate VM service. Gold is maybe some level of their service. Somehow your number has been set up with a YouMail...
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