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  1. SSID is the designation of the name of a WiFi...

    SSID is the designation of the name of a WiFi access point. The SSID of your hotspot apparently is Franklin. The docs that came with the hotspot should say what the SSID name and password are. It...
  2. Have your phone connect to the hotspot WiFi name...

    Have your phone connect to the hotspot WiFi name (SSID).
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    This from Verizon indicates that it is all of the...

    This from Verizon indicates that it is all of the Tracfone brands.

    https://www.verizon.com/about/sites/default/files/VZ-Tracfone-Fact-Sheet.pdf

    In the grand scheme of news this is not huge. I...
  4. Yeah, I waited more than 6 months. The web form...

    Yeah, I waited more than 6 months. The web form says no because I am already a T-Mo customer. I'm not unless they are counting my free 200 MB a month tablet SIM, which they didn't last time.
    ...
  5. That was not my experience here. There was band...

    That was not my experience here. There was band 12 here before band 71 was turned on and I got zero T-Mo signal at my house. Since band 71 was turned on last December I get solid, but not fast, T-Mo...
  6. Put it on a Verizon postpaid account.

    Put it on a Verizon postpaid account.
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    Visible uses VoLTE for voice just like most of...

    Visible uses VoLTE for voice just like most of the rest of Verizon. Everything on Visible is LTE only. 1x, CDMA, EvDO will only exist on Verizon until the end of the year. Almost everything on...
  8. From previous discussions I believe @maverick22...

    From previous discussions I believe @maverick22 is concerned with South Dallas.
  9. Yeah, the previous one was a ZTE Coolpad Surf. I...

    Yeah, the previous one was a ZTE Coolpad Surf. I heard that the current one is a Franklin model. I tried getting another one and it did not let me. I did not fiddle with it much to see if a different...
  10. The technology involved is the propagation of...

    The technology involved is the propagation of radio signals and how they penetrate materials. Lower frequencies have longer range and penetrate materials better than higher frequencies.

    Prior to...
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    When Verizon extended the 3G shutdown from 1/1/20...

    When Verizon extended the 3G shutdown from 1/1/20 to 1/1/21 it was with the caveat that it would only be as-is, where-is, with no guarantee of service.
  12. Which side is up or down depends on which side of...

    Which side is up or down depends on which side of the phone you are looking at. Phones generally have a small molded diagram showing the orientation. On all of the phones I have seen the notched end...
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    It could be that he is thinking, "Hey, Vz will...

    It could be that he is thinking, "Hey, Vz will pay me $3 billion for my brands that don't have a bright future now that the US market has been reduced to three major carriers."

    [Edit] Make that $6...
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    Interesting. I did not see that coming. ...

    Interesting. I did not see that coming.

    Verizon, already #1 in subscriber count, adding 21 million TF subscribers will make it difficult for T-Mo to claim that they are #1 for a long time.
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    Unlocked means carrier unlocked so you can use it...

    Unlocked means carrier unlocked so you can use it with any service provider. My year with my E5 isn't up until December so I have not tried it.

    Worst case: abandon the phone when its service runs...
  16. Yeah, like the sanctity of this years old topic...

    Yeah, like the sanctity of this years old topic for a product and service that are no longer available is really important. /s
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    Now that you have told us what your needs are, I...

    Now that you have told us what your needs are, I will suggest a HSN or QVC Tracphone bundle. $59 gets you a Moto E6 and a year of TF service with 1,500 units each of talk minutes, texts, and data MB....
  18. iPhone 8+ does not have band 71 for T-Mobile....

    iPhone 8+ does not have band 71 for T-Mobile. Without band 71 T-Mo coverage and building penetration can be poor even in urban areas.

    As of now, T-Mo has put most of their band 71 on 5G. LTE on...
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    3G and Sprint are both dead ends that I would not...

    3G and Sprint are both dead ends that I would not waste my time on.

    prepaidcompare.net is a good tool to look for providers and plans.
  20. A hotspot device works conceptually the same as...

    A hotspot device works conceptually the same as hotspotting your phone to provide WiFi to the iPad. The hotspot device connects to cell data and puts out Wifi to use the data. The devices are small,...
  21. Thread: Dingtone

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    It's not just you. I worked in IT for 30 years...

    It's not just you.

    I worked in IT for 30 years and have used GV since it started in 2009 and I still get confused on how to use it sometimes.
  22. Thread: Dingtone

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    You have to send the text from the GV app. That...

    You have to send the text from the GV app. That will require data - Wifi for free or you cell plan mobile data for $.
  23. I don't know Dallas, but in my small central...

    I don't know Dallas, but in my small central Virginia town with a population of 25K when T-Mo turned on 600 MHz LTE band 71 here last December I went from no signal in my house to good signal even in...
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    https://mcc-mnc-list.com/list says Sprint.

    https://mcc-mnc-list.com/list says Sprint.
  25. The phone will ring unless you turn on Do Not...

    The phone will ring unless you turn on Do Not Disturb in the GV settings. With DND, calls will go straight to voicemail. You can read the transcription in the GV app and have it sent to email.

    To...
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