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  1. I do have a Google voice number. Of course the...

    I do have a Google voice number. Of course the recipient wouldn't recognize the number.
  2. Can I send a TEXT (SMS) from my Windows based computer?

    I know there are specialty apps for different programs that would require the recipient to have that same program. I just want to send SMS to various people from time to time. I have no way of...
  3. Since TM already gives a five dollar a line...

    Since TM already gives a five dollar a line discount if you pay automatically with a credit card - I am sure they will give extra perks if you use a "TM card". We have a Costco card that gives us...
  4. Maybe someone here can describe "what is going...

    Maybe someone here can describe "what is going on" so I can understand it.
    If I offer to let Helium use my office or home as a "cell tower like" spot - does that mean they re making use of my...
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    I've had same number for 40+ years. Originated...

    I've had same number for 40+ years. Originated as landline. Think I've only had 1 real call ID as "maybe spam". No real calls not blanked out completely afaik.
  6. When we are on vacation, simply use phone for...

    When we are on vacation, simply use phone for Google maps and playing music at times thru car speakers. speed makes no diff.
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    Unless things have changed drastically the last 8...

    Unless things have changed drastically the last 8 quarters -

    For 22 consecutive quarters, T-Mobile led the industry in total branded net customer additions (this is as of August, 2020 - could...
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    Brad - Same here - only would be charged when...

    Brad -
    Same here - only would be charged when on wifi (in U.S. or foreign wifi) and dial any number not in U.S.
    Have used TM overseas in 20+ countries. Never have trouble using Google Maps at...
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    We have 8 users country wide. LA, Okld.,...

    We have 8 users country wide. LA, Okld., Seattle, Vermont, Miami. No coverage problems.
    We have all taken advantage of free Canada/Mexico and virtually free intl roaming.
    Few of us are ever...
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    I could be wrong, but I am almost certain while...

    I could be wrong, but I am almost certain while traveling on Highway on a long call, I have been handed off from one carrier to another. There are many areas where TM has agreements with other...
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    Need advice in choosing next phone

    I get a new phone every three years. Before the present Pixel 3aXL - had a couple of LG phones.
    I prefer to buy phones at the T-Mobile store.

    Because I have a hand tremor, I need a phone that...
  12. Thread: Esim bug

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    Can any phone "do" an esim? If not, why are...

    Can any phone "do" an esim?
    If not, why are physical SIMS still used in phones that can?
  13. Need refresher course in international roaming

    We have used TM's international roaming feature for many years.
    Since we haven't traveled out of the country for over 2 1/2 years, I want to make sure I remember all the rules.

    1. Assume we are...
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    It did not occur to me to look in the MVNO...

    It did not occur to me to look in the MVNO section for Google Fi. Anyway, the last post there was seven months ago!
    We have made use of TM's "free" international roaming for years.
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    Is Google Fi service now cheaper than TM?

    https://fi.google.com/about/plans/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=promo&utm_campaign=plans&utm_content=20220503_plans_reminder_leads_gaia

    They use TM's system. There doesn't seem to be any place...
  16. I just want deals on phones-not new phone lines!

    I just want deals on phones-not new phone lines!
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    yes, we have eight lines going. The plan we are...

    yes, we have eight lines going. The plan we are on no longer exists. We got it probably five years ago.
    No speed restrictions at all. Cost for the first two lines is $80. Each line after that is...
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    Car mounted Motorola in the early 80s. Next...

    Car mounted Motorola in the early 80s. Next phone was a "bag phone" also Motorola. It must've weighed well over 5 pounds. And the first phone activated the first day service went online in San...
  19. When I looked at this tablet deal couple weeks...

    When I looked at this tablet deal couple weeks ago, you wound up paying 180 or hundred and $90 as I recall. Best Buy had them for less than $150. We haven't bought one, yet.
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    If you are a T-Mobile subscriber and a baseball...

    If you are a T-Mobile subscriber and a baseball fan, then today is your lucky day. T-Mobile announced in the T-Mobile Tuesday App that subscribers will be eligible to receive a free annual...
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    MLB available again?

    When is/was sign up?
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    Makes no sense to me. You can get similar...

    Makes no sense to me.
    You can get similar service from an MVNO for $30/mo.

    What's in it for you when someone runs up a mega fone bill?

    Why would anyone give control of their fone number to a...
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    We have 8 business lines on our account. It is...

    We have 8 business lines on our account. It is on a plan that no longer available from about six or seven years ago. We have roamed 30 countries or more over the past 15 or 20 years. I have...
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    We had no trouble touring using Google maps in...

    We had no trouble touring using Google maps in Greece, Italy, Croatia. (And other countries>) Just used "basic" data service.
  25. In past several years have used basic roaming to...

    In past several years have used basic roaming to use Google maps everywhere from China to England to France to Mexico, Costa Rica etc. Had minor problems in Ecuador.
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