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  1. How to change the number of rings for an AT&T flip phone?

    I'm working with an elderly person who has trouble getting to the phone in the default number of rings.
    How can I set a longer ring time, for an AT&T wireless network flip phone? Is the voicemail...
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    Verizon's coverage is about to change in a major...

    Verizon's coverage is about to change in a major way.
    Verizon used CDMA technology to allow wider spaced tower sites, very successfully. They will now shut that system
    down:...
  3. Ok, turns out AT&T landline account numbers are...

    Ok, turns out AT&T landline account numbers are just the phone number.
    There's a 3 or 4 digit customer code after the account number that's not needed.
    The AT&T rep says 99% of AT&T landlines don't...
  4. Porting number away from AT&T -- three digit or four digit PIN?

    I'm trying to move an AT&T business landline to StraightTalk.

    StraightTalk insists I must provide an account number and four digit PIN.

    AT&T insists that my full account number XXXYYYZZZ123 (a...
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    There are a bunch of sites that recycle tower...

    There are a bunch of sites that recycle tower data from the FCC. But they miss many, and don't tell you much about which carrier uses the tower (usually you just see the name of a leasing company)....
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    I've found CellMapper has something wrong with...

    I've found CellMapper has something wrong with CDMA mapping. For Verizon CDMA is still relevant in the middle zone between Verizon's widely spaced towers, and for rural coverage. CDMA tower ID's...
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    "Big Launcher" can be found at...

    "Big Launcher" can be found at http://biglauncher.com/

    The question of what phone is right, depends on the senior.
    Do they have trouble understanding? Seeing small objects? Touching the screen...
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    The carriers don't want you to find the towers!...

    The carriers don't want you to find the towers!
    The FCC registration database covers only a small fraction of towers.

    For signal strength, OpenSignal is OK. For finding towers the only real...
  9. Presently, at the above location, there is no...

    Presently, at the above location, there is no wireline Internet. The Internet is not suitable for VoIP. Satellite and some wireless services just have too high a latency.
  10. Equipment for fixed wireless landline replacement - Xlink BTTN, Panasonic Link2Cell.

    I'm getting charged $125/month for an AT&T POTS landline, in a remote area. The line is hardly used (maybe 30 minutes/month).
    There's good Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile service at the location (at...
  11. Correlate LTE tower ID with CDMA BID/SID/NID for Verizon USA CDMA?

    Is it possible to correlate the tower ID's of CDMA and LTE signals that come from the same tower.
    In particular, I am looking a several LTE tower ID's, and several CDMA tower ID's. In some cases I...
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    Your choices for Verizon and Sprint are CDMA or...

    Your choices for Verizon and Sprint are CDMA or LTE (or CDMA/LTE/UTMS auto PRL).
    For AT&T or T-Mobile it will be GSM or LTE. Coverage can be different, significantly, between the bands. Your phone...
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    No, you get mapping for only the current SIM (or...

    No, you get mapping for only the current SIM (or the GSM emergency service if no SIM). There's advertised "dual SIM support", but not sure if you'll get data from both.

    For best mapping dial...
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    While I started out using and respect OpenSignal,...

    While I started out using and respect OpenSignal, Cellmapper is far more useful. iOS does not give apps enough data to run Cellmapper, so you'd need to pick up a cheap used Android or Windows phone...
  15. Question on how MCC/MNC work for MNVO's and Cell Tower Finding?

    Could someone point to a resource on how the Mobile Country Code / Mobile Network Code are generally set up for MVNO's?

    For example I use Ting on T-Mobile GSM, and am instructed to use 310/260. ...
  16. I'm an existing page plus customer, but I can't...

    I'm an existing page plus customer, but I can't manage to consistently renew every 119 days.
  17. So how is the reserve balance used?

    So how is the reserve balanced used? Say I want to keep an emergency only phone alive by adding $10 pay as you go every 120 days... what steps need to be taken?
  18. A number of Hong Kong eBay sellers now offer the...

    A number of Hong Kong eBay sellers now offer the DBE-900A.
  19. Seeking provider who can unlock Doro 618 : Most cannot

    My parents are on Doro phones, but I need to replace one. I have a Doro 618 locked
    to Consumer Cellular. Most places can't: it's different than the older Doros.
    Can anyone suggest someone who...
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    Plans OP Here: the phone usage here is the occasional...

    OP Here: the phone usage here is the occasional call to say "I'm late", or "Where are you". These are 80+ year old people

    Observations:
    Truphone's terms and conditions are murky, but digging...
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    Plans The prior solution was $100 in T-Mobile credit,...

    The prior solution was $100 in T-Mobile credit, which lasted a year. Every year after that is $10 more. Thus I have to deal with refills just once a year (the phones run a balance above $100, even...
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    Plans One Minute Per Week Plan - 2015

    My parents use less than one minute per week on average. What MVNO would you suggest for them?
    It needs to be something with automatic renewal. They have existing GSM and CDMA feature phones.
    I...
  23. As of this writing the answer is : you can't. ...

    As of this writing the answer is : you can't. The feature was removed from the IVR, and from the website, at least for any legacy customer. The only option is calling 611 / 877-778-2106 / *TOGO.
  24. I can't answer much in the way of questions,...

    I can't answer much in the way of questions, because it just worked for me. I bought the phone from eBay. I called PagePlus directly during a non-busy time got someone really helpful. And they did...
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    The big question: is nextg still alive enough...

    The big question: is nextg still alive enough that a request to port a number out will still work?
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