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    Thanks for all the responses - I've been watching...

    Thanks for all the responses - I've been watching since the invitation-only phase - love the idea of included hotspot and my have been able to justify the $15 price difference over Cricket family...
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    I'm wondering if these folks are ready for...

    I'm wondering if these folks are ready for primetime. I wanted to check phone compatibility of an existing iPhone - typed out in chat that it was an iPhone 7 and provided IMEI - really resented...
  3. I continue to research - this was an interesting...

    I continue to research - this was an interesting thread for those interested in Free Mobile - so close and yet so far! The best deal is for a no-contract month-to-month for those with French address...
  4. After reading this article: ...

    After reading this article:

    http://www.roamingconsulting.com/2015/07/14/free-mobile-france-anticipates-the-end-of-roaming-charges-in-the-eu/

    I'm reconsidering Free Mobile but I can't read...
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    Does this method still work? My sister moved to...

    Does this method still work? My sister moved to Korea and left me her old GoPhone with $185 on it. How much would be depleted in the process? Looks like I need a very low cost plan and to let it...
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    You were right about the SIM card. I bought a...

    You were right about the SIM card. I bought a $9.99 ZTE flip phone from Best Buy and it handled the Cingular SIM with no issues. Obnoxious of AT&T to post language that insists things can ONLY be...
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    Thanks Nico! I have checked the account...

    Thanks Nico!

    I have checked the account information using the existing phone number and passcode. I can try to match things up across the accounts to get my mother's number off my Cricket family...
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    I must have been too chatty in my original...

    I must have been too chatty in my original message. I know how to use Google Voice so there are ways to use the balance without changing the underlying account. That would be too complicated for my...
  9. Thanks so much for your reply! The terms on...

    Thanks so much for your reply! The terms on prepaid are so flexible it might be worth getting a 2-week French card followed by a Vodafone card for the remaining time in Spain and Portugal.

    My...
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    Thanks for the replies! Although there is an...

    Thanks for the replies! Although there is an underlying account number at AT&T independent of both the SIM card and the phone number it has been my experience that AT&T does not easily give over...
  11. Prepaid for France, Spain and Portugal in single trip?

    Hello,

    My mom is traveling in September. I have had her Cricket phone unlocked for the trip. I'm wondering if it is safer to give her instructions on what to by when she lands in Paris or if I...
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    Salvaging balance on OLD GoPhone

    I'm wondering how to salvage the large dollar balance $150+ on my sister's really old GoPhone. It seems you have to put $25 dollars on four times each year or forfeit the balance?

    Anyway, the SIM...
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    Sorry for posting out of date information. ...

    Sorry for posting out of date information. Thanks for bringing two threads up to date! I'm having a much easier time navigating my Android devices so I have not been using the Lumia 640. Thank...
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    These instructions work - I had to jump to an XDA...

    These instructions work - I had to jump to an XDA thread when I got lost due to unfamiliarity with Windows Phone 8.1. Eventually I got it working, took two or three tries. Phone must have a microSD...
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    I found a workaround to load WPTweaker via a...

    I found a workaround to load WPTweaker via a microSD card in the Nokia Lumia 650 with Windows 8.1. There is a nice deal on an Alcatel phone with Windows 10 but I found little to indicate how to...
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    Never mind - after trying your suggestions again...

    Never mind - after trying your suggestions again the Internet Sharing option appeared in settings. I tested it and it works! I rarely use it, but I need to know that it is there.

    My only advice...
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    Thanks for posting this. I actually found it...

    Thanks for posting this. I actually found it after getting to the end of the process using different XDA forum postings, only to have it NOT work. Can you clarify your step 13 when you say "press...
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    I did a test run of Cricket during the T-Mobile...

    I did a test run of Cricket during the T-Mobile promotion - the $100 bill credit lowered my cost of monthly service to about $8. The test ran smoothly enough that I decided to do a five for $100...
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    I had to go a couple of rounds with Zendesk. ...

    I had to go a couple of rounds with Zendesk. Nothing unpleasant, although I could have been more polite. I was snippy in part because of the fiasco bringing over all five lines to truly benefit...
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    Feels like rebate fraud!

    I've told my tale of woe about artificially blocked orders as I moved my five family lines over. Now I got a rejection postcard for the rebate on my first order of ZTE Overture 2. Rebate form...
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    Some of my research and tinkering in these areas...

    Some of my research and tinkering in these areas is driving me nuts! As the phones get faster and more sophisticated, some of the functions can move from the hardware layer to the software layer...
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    Thanks for taking the time to respond! It looks...

    Thanks for taking the time to respond! It looks like I could use Tether-X for emergency access from a Windows 8 PC, but that does not suit my needs. I'll probably jump from Windows 7 right to...
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    Did you ever learn more about ways to turn on...

    Did you ever learn more about ways to turn on Internet Sharing in Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10? You seemed to be tracking this closely - Google search is creating a lot of noise but not much hope...
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    . Click the link for some guidelines. I have...

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    Click the link for some guidelines. I have not allowed the phone to upgrade to 5.1. Downloading the Network application worked for a little while. The phone did LTE but only for an hour or so -...
  25. Did you ever experiment with tethering on your...

    Did you ever experiment with tethering on your Lumia? I purchased a Lumia 640 and will use it on Simple Mobile if I can get "Internet Sharing" to work on either 8.1 or Windows 10.

    Thanks,

    Dan
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