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    But do you know if the data is coming from AT&T...

    But do you know if the data is coming from AT&T or T-Mobile? Dual SIM phones are weird.
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    In the top colored bar there will be a symbol to...

    In the top colored bar there will be a symbol to the left of the IMEI/MEID/nickname. A SIM card for a BYOP, and a phone for a Tracfone branded phone. You can add a nickname that should display with...
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    Consumer Cellular uses both AT&T and T-Mobile....

    Consumer Cellular uses both AT&T and T-Mobile. Not sure how that is chosen on activation. Short battery life is a common complaint. Yes, bad signal uses a lot of battery. Otherwise, it should not...
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    Are these shown as phones or SIMs in the account?

    Are these shown as phones or SIMs in the account?
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    Carbon fiber is used as a light weight...

    Carbon fiber is used as a light weight strengthening material embedded in the soft plastic. It is very rigid, so is likely used in short strands to maintain some flexibility and shock absorbing...
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    What APN is yours using? Yes, HSPA+ can be plenty...

    What APN is yours using? Yes, HSPA+ can be plenty fast.
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    TL has not been used for a while, and it used to...

    TL has not been used for a while, and it used to specify T-Mobile service. HSN states this one is TMFL. Other new generation basic phones have been also.
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    Sticky: Do these Amazon deals work similar to HSN or QVC...

    Do these Amazon deals work similar to HSN or QVC for activation? Could there be a service transfer be involved, and it all get combined?
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    Without LTE Band 2 and 12/17, the network would...

    Without LTE Band 2 and 12/17, the network would read the phone as only 3G/4G on AT&T. Maybe the current TF APNs need to see an active LTE band to initially set up the account? This phone did work on...
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    The olephobic coating is supposed to make a slick...

    The olephobic coating is supposed to make a slick surface to avoid smudges from hand oils. I have a cheap backup phone with no glass coating, and it's difficult to keep clean. Screen protectors don't...
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    Has B4 which is the main band for T-Mobile.

    Has B4 which is the main band for T-Mobile.
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    You might have to use the AT&T 3G/4G APNs instead...

    You might have to use the AT&T 3G/4G APNs instead of LTE APNs.
    https://www.whistleout.com/CellPhones/Faqs/115014911348-AT-T-APN-settings

    TF CS may not know about 3G/4G APNs in the LTE era.
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    Online banking is so easy that I don't mind...

    Online banking is so easy that I don't mind closely monitoring my 3 accounts. Fail at a store purchase? 5 minutes to fix on the phone app. You can check balances anytime anywhere. This is SO much...
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    Good point about accounts with auto-pay. Most use...

    Good point about accounts with auto-pay. Most use a card number, and if you have to replace that card the account is not usable until you register a new card number. If that happens, I would...
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    Think you are right if it involves a card....

    Think you are right if it involves a card. Account stays, and a new card is issued.
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    Yep, I use a similar scheme to isolate my...

    Yep, I use a similar scheme to isolate my accounts. One daily account w/debit card, one reserve account for direct deposit wo/debit card, one online purchase account w/debit card that has a low...
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    It is surprising how many people still pay cash...

    It is surprising how many people still pay cash in stores these days. I mostly pay with debit cards, and seldom carry over $10 in cash.
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    Are you speaking about NFC chips or the common...

    Are you speaking about NFC chips or the common EMV chips on bank and credit cards? Gas stations around here don't even have card chip readers at the pump, and you still use the magnetic strip. I...
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    I don't much see the need for screen protectors,...

    I don't much see the need for screen protectors, unless you are cramming the phone into a pants pocket with hard stuff in it. Even with plastic screens, I never scratched one. It will not much...
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    Yes, 2015 was a year of change for Advanced...

    Yes, 2015 was a year of change for Advanced Calling on Verizon. An enhanced version of 1.0 early, than 2.0 later. Seems like not all of a given model of that era got the updates though. They should...
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    Is there any way to tell if you are enabled for...

    Is there any way to tell if you are enabled for Advance Calling 1.0 or for 2.0?
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    Both the E5 and G6 on HSN state "Verizon...

    Both the E5 and G6 on HSN state "Verizon Compatible Only". On QVC it states "Compatible with many LTE, 4G, CDMA networks". I take that to mean on any Tracfone company that runs on Verizon. ???
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    Just because a manufacturer upgrades a phone to...

    Just because a manufacturer upgrades a phone to be VoLTE capable is no guarantee Verizon will recognize that. The track record for even getting Verizon branded devices to work with VoLTE on the MVNOs...
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    If the slowness was in a single location, it was...

    If the slowness was in a single location, it was likely a tower problem. Yes, there is a lower threshold where the Speedtest app will not work. It also only measures the data signal I just found out....
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    Spec listings for phones do not mention VoLTE....

    Spec listings for phones do not mention VoLTE. The user guides may mention it as Advanced Calling, Enhanced 4G LTE Mode, or VoLTE.

    Maybe you could pick up a really cheap Tracfone to get by until...
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