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    Specs for the iPhone XR/XS show B71. Could have...

    Specs for the iPhone XR/XS show B71. Could have been a recent deployment of B71 that you saw?
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    The previous iPhone 5 should also be listed as...

    The previous iPhone 5 should also be listed as inactive, without a phone number.
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    Thanks! I see that the SIM kits are in stock at...

    Thanks! I see that the SIM kits are in stock at some of my local local Walmarts.
    Present phone is an iPhone 5 which is not VoLTE capable, so needs to be upgraded for Verizon service. They like the...
  4. There is a lot more than person to person calls...

    There is a lot more than person to person calls over the cellular networks. What about VoIP, which is a lot of personal and most business calling. No VoLTE/HD Voice there!
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    BYOD phone activated on Prepaid?

    Friend wants to buy a compatible phone, put it on Verizon Prepaid, and port a number over from Sprint.

    How do you start a new Verizon Prepaid account with a BYOD phone? The local stores will not...
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    How do you know it was deactivated on Tracfone?...

    How do you know it was deactivated on Tracfone? Was this your account or someone elses? Can the account be checked, and the phone removed? It should not be in the account with a phone number still...
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    Not unusual for towers to have more than one...

    Not unusual for towers to have more than one carrier. They are often leased anyway. Should be easier when all 3G is shut down.
  8. Big box stores usually don't support MVNO phone...

    Big box stores usually don't support MVNO phone services, other than just selling the phones.
  9. Sticky: Plans My travel trailer is all aluminum covered and...

    My travel trailer is all aluminum covered and looses about -10 dBm inside depending on the band frequency. What is the terminal app for?
  10. This what I have seen: Straight Talk - Call...

    This what I have seen:

    Straight Talk - Call Straight Talk and ask them to release your number for porting. Account # is NOT the Phone Number – It is the MEID or IMEI serial number of the phone...
  11. Sticky: Plans Carriers use multiple frequencies (bands), so you...

    Carriers use multiple frequencies (bands), so you have to use a signal app to see which one(s) are active. An easy one to use is SignalCheck Lite on the Play Store. Mine on Verizon gives the band and...
  12. Sprint has stated that about 50% of their phones...

    Sprint has stated that about 50% of their phones can work on T-Mobile now. Depends on how long they will keep the Sprint network operating as is. No good answers yet, and will likely take some time...
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    Tracfone has been my only cell service since...

    Tracfone has been my only cell service since 2001, but am aware of the other offerings in PayGo and monthly plans. PPC Standard plans are pretty cheap, except for data allotments. You have to be very...
  14. Unlock a StarTAC for what use? It's a GSM...

    Unlock a StarTAC for what use? It's a GSM 900/1800 only device.
  15. Don't you need a special device to use HPUE?

    Don't you need a special device to use HPUE?
  16. Boost would be competing with Metro, as it is to...

    Boost would be competing with Metro, as it is to be run on the T-Mobile network. Sprint has stated about half of their phones are not T-Mo compatible, and that is likely even more with existing Boost...
  17. Actually, the Model T was designed to handle...

    Actually, the Model T was designed to handle those awful roads. Once the public had the cars, they demanded better roads, which allowed more companies to make them.
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    Good simple to understand overview of where this...

    Good simple to understand overview of where this thing is headed. Thanks!
  19. Yes, Dish does not have any branded stores. They...

    Yes, Dish does not have any branded stores. They only use independent satellite service dealers, so have no direct retail experience. Not sure if the existing Boost stores are franchise dealers or...
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    What speed to the router do you want? My 2.5 GHz...

    What speed to the router do you want? My 2.5 GHz is 72 Mbps, which is a bunch faster than the available Internet speed.
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    So why is the OP's carrier giving a warning so...

    So why is the OP's carrier giving a warning so early?

    Generic Moto G6/G7s don't list B71, but the ones sold by TMO do list it. Some generic lower end Samsung Galaxy models have B71, and all TMO...
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    I have not seen a solid date for 3G shutdown by...

    I have not seen a solid date for 3G shutdown by T-Mobile. 2G is scheduled for end of 2020, and it may be 3G will be also. That would likely also include HSPA, which is called"4G". The carriers are...
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    Those Miami numbers may work for any any Tracfone...

    Those Miami numbers may work for any any Tracfone company. 305-715-6500 is another one.
  24. I will attest to the relative usefulness of low...

    I will attest to the relative usefulness of low frequency bands in outlying areas. In my hilly and forested area TMO uses B4 and not B12, and the signal is the worst of all carriers outside of town....
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    How could they not be aware of this particular...

    How could they not be aware of this particular problem when numerous people here have contacted them? They should have noted the trend and informed the CSRs, especially at Corporate.
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