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  1. mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    You'd have to work at getting to 22gb at the 1.5 pace. Patience I do not have Haha
    4 Points
  2. mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    There in lies the problem. We have to assume....no facts or cut definitions.
    4 Points
  3. iR1O

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I am LOVING their choice of terminology. "Optimized". LMAO. I actually laughed out loud. Optimized. Holy crap, that's rich. That's on the same level of when Nancy Pelosi said "we have to pass the bill to see what's in it" - that's how bat****, bold faced, and incredibly dumb it is for them to say that. Ok, so it's optimized, right, UACC? For the 2nd time (3rd time?) I'mma Google that - and let's just see. ...well ok. It means "to make the best use of" - which, if you're a moron is technically what they are doing, optimizing your data for streaming 144p without buffer. They're basically giving you a 1440p TV but only letting you watch pre-2000 programming. And they said 1.5mbps for SD (SD is defined as 480p) YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu themselves all have descriptions​ of bandwidth required for specified stream quality - which I posted earlier, and there isn't a streaming service that says 1.5mbps is recommended for SD. ...I should stop. They obviously know what they're doing. They just hope people get so sick of the runaround that they cave or leave. Which isn't fair to the ones paying the bill. I'm sorry you guys are experiencing this, I just hope there's enough public outcry to force their hand. Vote with your wallet, people, that's how s*** gets done in this world. ADD moment: if I were getting 1.5mbps I would expect to be PAYING for 1.5mbps (and in the US, average 1.5mbps DSL is available for ~$27/mo without any data cap of any kind) JUST... SAYING.... Lastly, my comments about speeds and NASA crafts built and launched 4 decades ago, fact check me uscc. I dare ya. 2017 and you're giving your PAYING CUSTOMERS "LTE" that is, at best, a joke. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    3 Points
  4. iR1O

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I did the math out of curiosity. At 1.5Mbps it would take 32 hours 30 minutes 28 seconds to use 22GB. Thats if you were pulling 1.5Mbps the entire time continuously. For additional info, that's the same as T1 or DSL, it's also the data transfer rate of the original Mars Curiosity Rover on a good day (maxes out at 2Mbps) We can send data 33.9 Million miles at a faster rate than USCC allows it's users. Let that sink in, then realize that once you manage to hit 22GB you're speeds are the same as Voyager 2, which launched in 1977. Yup... Wow. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    3 Points
  5. technics42

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Exactly! I used to refer people all the time saying that us cellular did me right and usually worked to fix things, but now I tell them to go elsewhere. When you post on facebook and literally 5mins have passed and they delete it, or they have some crazy ex att employee running around trying to counter everything that is posted negative about the unlimited plan, or when they lie straight to your face about throttling. Those are all negatives for me and are grounds for termination as a wireless choice. I'll gladly tell people to go elsewhere now, and probably next year I'll leave too. They're worse than my ex-girlfriend.... Lie...lie...lie Their fine print doesn't even say anything about a plus unlimited plan. And at that throttling rate it would be near impossible to actually use 22gb of data cause it's so slow. Who has the patience for that mess lol.?
    3 Points
  6. Kimber45

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Spent 2hrs of my evening on the phone with customer reps and tech reps, both of which had absolutely no clue about hd vs sd, they both said it was only video streaming that should be affected, the tech rep finally figured out that sd was " throttled" ( my words) he said that "feature" was only for the "sd" and we agreed it wasn't a feature. He was informed that the hd plan should not be throttled so I called back and asked the rep what plan I was on and she said the unlimited plus( hd ) and told me the speeds I was getting, 1.5-1.9 down ,on all my lines including an iPhone,was the best I could expect. Told her it's time to find a new carrier after 12yrs cause that is [emoji470] dudu!! Sorry for the rant but am extremely upset especially since they obviously where telling all their reps the wrong definition of the "sd" vs "hd". Talk about misleading, bet their employee turn over is horrindous and management can't figure out why, tippicle corporate business. End Rant.....For today[emoji16] Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
    3 Points
  7. mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    My verizon Sims will be here Friday. Been burned by them changing the rules so many times since 1999. I was going to Verizon when they announced unlimited but of course gave USCC a chance when they followed suit (kindof). Have been out of contract for a bit now and the big V is strong in the Cedar Falls area now. PS, not one rep in my corporate store knows anything about the HD option. They are steaming amongst themselves for moving to the plan also. Openly complaining about it in front of customers....
    3 Points
  8. BoгИX

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Wow. I'm astounded by how not surprised I am! Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    3 Points
  9. BoгИX

    Is it legit yet?

    So get this: I got a N6P last week. I called in to activate, and the lady acted like I'd called in a bomb threat. I hung up and called back. Mark was very pleased that I knew what both an IMEI and SIM number were, and that I'd written them down and powered off both devices. (I got extra points for knowing how to *228!) But he had a very hard time. I waited on hold for ~30 seconds and this all took nearly an hour. Instead of lying and calling it a Nexus 6 like I had considered, I believed that they had all the kinks worked out. But Mark could not activate it as a Huawei Nexus 6P. But good news: there's a Google Nexus 6P code! "Just a couple more minutes, the system is slow today," he said, and we both had a good laugh about how "it was a day that ends with "Y". I told him about the 5X trick, and after a few minutes of that awkward phone support silence he decided to buck the system and try my idea. It didn't work. I told him about the Moto Nexus 6 trick. Still nothing. At this point the guy is determined to complete this task. He tried a few other phone models while I sat on hold for a few more minutes. When he came back on the line, he said he'd finally gotten a model code to work and that my phone was on the network, it's time to boot up and *228. USCC's completely incompetent system believes that my brand new Nexus 6P is actually a Galaxy S4, and wouldn't let me on their top of the line network that seems to be stuck in 2009 . FFS. I'm switching to Fi next week, and I recommend it highly. Fi is some for real next gen stuff. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    3 Points
  10. technics42

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Wow! With speeds like that who needs U.S. Cellulars unlimited b.s.? I'm still with them for now I'll probably jump once my device is paid off.
    2 Points
  11. mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Welp, had to jump ship. Tired of, well, all that was discussed in here. Two lines of V unlimited was $10 cheaper.
    2 Points
  12. Coolasice

    Note 5 Stock Firmware

    Moral of the story? Google It! Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  13. iR1O

    Note 5 Stock Firmware

    Google is your friend (you dont need a kernel i don't think) Odin TWRP SuperSU use the same method as every single samsung, ever. Took 5 minutes to find all of it. If the original method doesnt work, then idk. The links are to the newest and most up to date versions available.
    2 Points
  14. martha3065

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Submitted a complaint over a week ago. Indicated they saw no reason for slow performance. Said they escalated the issue and sent to tech support. Asked me to check back in a few days. Kept checking back, trying to be nice about it. No update. This was all through email. Started giving my messages an aggrevated tone. Finally got a straight answer. Either they were playing dumb at first, or there was an internal memo explaining the issue telling reps how to handle it. "I appreciate your patience. I’ve had the opportunity to look into this further for you. While your speeds feel slower this isn’t because you’re not getting 4G. There is a difference between the unlimited plan vs. our other plans. All of our Unlimited Plans provide optimized data speeds. You will be able to use your device as you normally would (ie, streaming video, streaming music, browsing, using maps, etc,...). While there are lots of applications out there that measure speed, they may not always show an accurate picture of your speeds. We are continually monitoring our network performance to ensure that we deliver data at optimized speeds; though at various times the actual speed you measure could vary." The rep goes on to suggest a stretch plan. So, I inquire. "If I am understanding correctly, I can either have reliable/increased/full 4G bandwidth speed or unlimited data, but not both. Is this correct?" Response: "The data on the stretch plans won’t be optimized." They went on to give pricing for the Stretch Plan, but dodged the question. I also referenced competitors not throttling or optimizing and got no response to that. Not telling you guys anything you didn't already know, but it is a response confirming that.
    2 Points
  15. fatboysh

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    That don't make me feel any better about this plan. Lol Sent from my SCH-R970 using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  16. iR1O

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Lol I am amazed that they are censoring their comments. Anything showing the truth is kicked out. That is total and inexcusable BS Imo. If that's how it is and that's the plan you designed and sold to customers why would you be so ashamed of it to hide their honest, unfiltered feedback? Because they know that potential customers might see that and run away laughing. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  17. iR1O

    Pictures slowly dissolving from gallery

    I've seen this happen when the SD card isn't a class 10 card. Do you happen to know what class card you have? You NEED a class 10 card for newer phones (like S4 or newer) as the internal memory will try to feed the card faster than it can take it - corrupting pics like this. If you need a new one I'll recommend one - the prices have plummeted in the last year or so. Now - if you know it's a class 10 and a plenty fast card (like you bought it within the last 24 months) then it it could be a card where the memory controller is going bad - this is bad - you need to get everything off of it ASAP and stop writing more to it - as the more you write to it the more corruption happens to older stuff. My money is on a sub-class 10 card causing this. You said it only happens on the S7, and that could be that the S7 reads it differently - what are you also trying it in? Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  18. yes, all correct. I would put the latest LineageOS and opengapps version on my microSD. Then use Odin to write the TWRP file in download mode(downvol+home+power). Then reboot to TWRP (up vol+home+power). In TWRP, install the two zips of Lineage and opengapps. I'd do a factory reset and even wipe data and also all the caches. Reboot - it will take 10-15 minutes to boot. If you want root, you can reboot back to recovery and add/remove any time. for updates, they are released lately every Wednesday. You don't have to update, but you can if you want. You can use settings-about phone-lineageos updates and it will download and reboot into recovery and install. I also usually download the latest opengapps and install that also but thats just me So far everything works great for me. Sometimes a minor hiccup I didn't use in awhile - a couple builds back someone mentioned 360VR videos were slow and blocky - Yep, it was for me too. I haven't tried it since then. I can't think of any other issues right now. Our phones are still on Marshmallow officially, and an update to Nouget is unlikely from Samsung. I very highly doubt O in the future will be offered. The biggest concern is if you want to sell your phone. Once a special Knox counter is tripped, it CANNOT be reset. Search the net for more info on this if you want. My son just bought a mint S5 for $90 on ebay, so I cant imagine it being worth selling anyway. I can always use it as a remote camera or something. Hope it works for you - I am just some guy on the internet so if you follow my instructions and they don't work, it's not my fault!
    2 Points
  19. GoBigRed79

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    So, yeah, that's YouTube themselves saying that, if youre on the HD plan and getting 1.5, that isnt HD. lol Plus, those are the MINIMUM to get that quality, so 8mbps 1080p (unless it's x265) will look like CRAP Haha. You should send this to USCC. Makes sense though. I know ATT is throttling their standard plan at 3mbps, which looks like is where you should be for SD. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  20. mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Bunch of customers posted speed test pics on their Facebook page after reps denied that throttling was occurring. Those comments and pics have been removed.
    2 Points
  21. zoodski

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I think he was referring to the USCC Facebook page. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  22. technics42

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  23. iR1O

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I cant bring myself to get an iPhone for 2 major reasons - no root (so no adaway), and I would have to re-purchase all of the apps I've already purchased once on android. Now... Most of my paid apps are root-related so... not really needed on iOS, but still, some are not root-related and I feel jipped if I bought them twice. Just throwing it out there, /ADD moment.
    2 Points
  24. technics42

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Yeah she's a bit strange lol half bath short of a condo....
    2 Points
  25. Root and everything you need can be found with a simple search here in this forum. Check here for root https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=http%253A%252F%252Fteamuscellular%252Ecom%252FForum%252Findex%252Ephp%253F%252Fforum%252F413-Galaxy%252BS5%252BGuides-Tutorials&share_sfid=413&share_fid=30802&share_type=sf Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  26. Yes I run this. Got it from here. From what I remember, I installed the custom TWRP from that first post using Odin, then install Lineage and opengapps in the recovery. If you want there is also a root package for Lineage - you can or not, your preference. Great ROM - the klteusc version is currently being merged with klte, and I run klte now. Works great. New versions come out on Wednesdays. edit with links: samsung usb windows driver: http://www.samsung.com/us/business/support/owners/product/SM-G900RZKAUSC ODIN: http://odindownload.com/download/Odin3_v3.12.3.zip TWRP (custom for LineageOS): https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=457095661767150258 LineageOS: https://download.lineageos.org/klte opengapps (arm, 7.1, I use mini): http://opengapps.org/ root (use one for arm): https://download.lineageos.org/extras Any more questions, feel free!
    2 Points
  27. fatboysh

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Unlimited hd is $20 per line extra.. Might switch to the 6 gb plan. That is hd Sent from my SCH-R970 using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  28. GoBigRed79

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Exactly. If USCC would have been clear from the get go, we could all complain about how crappy a plan it is, but at least we could have made an informed choice. By not being clear that SD data was all data and not just streaming and not telling us what speed to expect upfront, people have a right to feel cheated. What makes this worse is it took them almost two months to start throttling. Also, I feel bad for the frontline reps. It seems clear they were not properly trained on this and now they are the ones that will catch all the crap from customers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  29. GoBigRed79

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I've sent tips to several tech blogs with links to this thread and to the sub-reddit. Hopefully somebody will run with this and they start getting some heat in the press. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  30. GoBigRed79

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Yeah, something has to be effed up. If they think people are going to put up with this, they deserve to go out of business. I posted on Reddit. There are a couple of employees there that post there that seem to know what they are talking about. Interested to hear what your corporate store tells you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  31. barndawg76

    Is it legit yet?

    That's why I'm ordering a pixel and just getting away from USCC altogether. Fi, here I come! Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  32. HikingMoose

    Is it legit yet?

    Holy heck. Mine was activated in 5 minutes by someone from b here that works for uscc. We did it over Hangouts. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    2 Points
  33. tdbone1

    Note 5 Stock Firmware

    thanks for all the info. will be giving this a try. i guess what was confusing me the most was either having a modified kernel or the supersu (systemless) the correct twrp was also confusing because we usually have a special twrp that is modified from the sprint and it usually hard to find unless in the forums xda is basically garbage info when it comes to us cellular. we all come here for us cellular phones and there really isnt a proper guide with all working links or even filenames so we can (google) i think everything is here now so will give it a try in next day or 2 and report back will this break samsung gear and samsung pay?
    1 Points
  34. slax

    Root [Solved]

    How to Root Samsung Galaxy S7 (Snapdragon models) on Android Nougat OS Things seems ok so far for me. Please read, as you will lose things like samsung pay ect...
    1 Points
  35. technics42

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Yeah I'm in the same boat with my edge I got before thanksgiving. And all I've got here is USCC, SPRINT and Verizon. I'm not going anywhere anytime soon, but the possibility is there. Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  36. technics42

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    So even they didn't know if you are technically in a 2 year contract? Wow these people need some serious training. I have a feeling that if you tried to leave somebody would have a different story to tell.
    1 Points
  37. technics42

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I love it!! I couldn't have said it better myself! If they want to "optimize" the data then we can "optimize" their paychecks and churn, and revenue and them as a company to bankruptcy! We the people need to take our money as a whole out of this company and quite honestly start a revolution in the wireless industry. If they want to play with our service that we pay for with every single drop of blood, sweat and tear. Then we can empty their wallets if we all just left cold hearted and din't pay any fees attached to them. I mean hey they'll go away after a few years! Their lies have really gave verizon and even att the upper hand this time!
    1 Points
  38. technics42

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I switched off the total unlimited plans and back to the stretch data plans. Both the "sd" and "hd" unlimited plans sucked speed wise. Now the stretch plan gave me all my speed back. My sister has her account and her five lines are all on unlimited and they are heavily throttled still and only get 1 -1.5 mbps down. Nothing has changed and the company is still misleading. I know plenty longtime customers of USC who have switched to big red and are on their unlimited plans without any throttling even after 22gb have been used.
    1 Points
  39. brianinmaine

    [ROM] Cyanogenmod 13.0 [Official] [Nightly]

    All I can find is ONE klteusc CM13 snapshot at: https://archive.org/download/cmarchive_snapshots I don't keep any old stuff, sorry!
    1 Points
  40. SBJ1998

    Maybe it works after all.. I have my doubts

    Here is a seriously edited video claiming to show a US Cellular G3 working on a GSM network, just thought I'd share for the record
    1 Points
  41. SBJ1998

    Maybe it works after all.. I have my doubts

    They don't work on GSM networks overseas, pre-2015 USCC Sammies will pull LTE in South Korea, but no voice. Maybe LG doesn't secure their RIL the way Samsung does?
    1 Points
  42. technics42

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Yeah and they're both crap plans! I've changed my plans twice this week. From unlimited sd to unlimited HD and because of the throttling I then switched to the shared stretch plans and have no throttling anymore. And my local store manager said they don't even bother telling people about the hd plan. So you'd have to be somebody who knows about it and ask to be put on it. Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  43. GoBigRed79

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    So with my wife's employer discount that we can't use on the unlimited plan, we could get the 40gb plan which is more data then we will come close to using for $5 more then having 4 lines on the unlimited plan. Kinda tempting if we start experiencing throttling on our phones. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  44. iR1O

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I'm personally not on USCC, but these are the speeds I get Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  45. dBuster

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    Could the iPhones not being throttled be that they are iPhones? Back when uscc was blocking tethering they couldn't stop iPhones from tethering, only the Android devices. Maybe this inability to throttle the iPhones is similar? Just thinking out loud
    1 Points
  46. mweba

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    It's funny how little anyone on the corporate level even knows about their own service. The rep was pissed, I mean legitimately pissed that she fell for the unlimited deal also.
    1 Points
  47. GoBigRed79

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I wish that was an option for me but between where my wife spends most of her time working and my in-laws who are also on our acct USCC is the only carrier that really is an option. I wish one of the big carriers would just buy them out but with all the money just spent on the 600 spectrum auction I am not sure a buyer will be coming anytime soon. It's just sad as this once was a good company that seemed to care. It's getting pretty obvious they don't anymore. And this is from somebody that has not been impacted by this yet. I am still getting full speed. But it is likely coming and just the whole idea infuriates me on principle. Here is to holding out hope this was just some eff up and it gets fixed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 Points
  48. Dalmus

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    I have an S6 and Ulmited, and I have normal speeds (10-30Mbps depending on time of day/location). Of course, I'm on the OLD unlimited plan they offered 3-4 years ago... No "SD" streaming requirements AFAIK. I've always wondered why they throttle down to 2G speeds rather than 3G. With 2G, they might as well just cut you off completely. Data is practically useless at those speeds.
    1 Points
  49. tbag1122

    Unlimited on US Celluar

    It was my understanding that the SD/HD speeds were only suppose to apply to video streaming, not slow the data speeds for everything. Streaming sites like YouTube would have to be opted in to stream at the lower rates. I don't know. It just seems like I got lied to and us cellular is not as forthright as the claim to be. And if you have to pay extra for the HD then I would count that as a hidden fee since I don't see that advertised anywhere. Which is part of there big campaign right now "no hidden fees".
    1 Points
  50. barndawg76

    Is it legit yet?

    I was chatting with a rep online yesterday and they said they are not able to activate Pixels. However, telling them it's a 5X will still work and some folks have had the stores do it as well. I ended my chat by telling them to get with the g** d*** program like everyone else! Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk
    1 Points